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Senators Ed Markey (Massachusetts) and Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) have introduced a new bill, called the Repairing Every Car to Avoid Lost Lives (RECALL) Act, which would require the agency in charge of registering vehicles (DMV, Secretary of State office, etc.) to send car owners notices of any open recalls on their vehicles when they send

Michigan legislators have introduced bills that would permanently revoke the medical licenses of doctors found to be intentionally breaking the law. The legislation was introduced in response to the case of cancer specialist Farid Fata. Last month, Fata pleaded guilty to 13 counts of healthcare fraud. Fata would knowingly misdiagnose patients and order medically unnecessary

Flint Gun Violence

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 by

Flint police officers were dispatched to an apartment complex around 9 p.m. on Monday after 911 calls reported hearing gun shots. Inside the Atherton East Apartments, a man who was shot died shortly after the officers arrived. No witnesses have yet to come forward, and the investigation remains ongoing. If you have any details about

Scott Goodwin (pictured), the new president of the Michigan Association for Justice, at Law Day 2014. In case you haven’t heard, our own Scott Goodwin began his one-year term as the president of the Michigan Association for Justice on July 1, 2014. Now he’s making headlines, one of which was on, where he was

Michigan Train Accidents

Monday, 05 May 2014 by

Did you know that Michigan has over 3,600 miles of train tracks within its borders? These tracks carry goods valued at over $42 billion annually. Whether or not you knew this, there are a lot of trains traveling through Michigan. More recently, Michigan’s Detroit light rail initiative, M-1, kicked into full swing. M-1 is a

The numbers are tragic: estimates are that 3,000 young children have reportedly been abused in Genesee County, Michigan. Just within the last 3 years, abusive parents have killed at least 21 children. I found this story online and felt compelled to inform our audience. Child abuse is on the rise in this country. While this

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General Motors installed defective ignition switches in over 2.6 million of its cars. Wondering how much an ignition switch even costs? Just more than half of a dollar: 57 cents. Don’t let the small price of the problem fool you, this is a serious recall; there have already been 13 deaths on account of the

Digging around looking for April Fools’ Day material I found this criminal case; it’s a textbook example of what not to do on a day like today: April 7, 1970, [the] defendant entered the grocery store where she worked. He produced a toy handgun and stated, ‘This is a hold-up’. [The cashier] gave him the folding

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Cisco, a computer networking company out of California, is spending $655 million to fix defective networking equipment that’s been used in their products for almost 10 years. According to Curtis Hill, Cisco’s VP of Technical Services: “The majority of Cisco products using these components are experiencing field failure rates below expected levels. Recently, however, a

Last weekend’s ice storm will have many people in Southwest Michigan without power until Christmas. The ice storm brought down power lines and trees, making for harsh road conditions. Sidewalks were also filled with snow and ice. Did you know the Michigan legislature has enabled counties to adopt statutes requiring property owners to remove snow