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David Mittleman

Liablity Waiver Will Not Always “Bounce” Your Lawsuit

Over the past few years, the popularity of trampoline parks has been on the rise.  Additionally, there has also been a rise in the types of games and activities played at these trampoline parks.  However, with this newfound hobby also […]

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Flint Water Crisis Has Me Boiling Over

Flint Water Treatment Plant Foreman Dead Matthew McFarland, age 43, was found dead by a friend at this home April 16, 2016, when the friend went to visit him.  An autopsy was conducted but did not determine the immediate cause […]

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VW Announces Emissions Compensation Plan as Mitsubishi Comes Under Fire

Yesterday Volkswagen reached an agreement to help stem the damage from its emissions cheating scandal that broke over six months ago.  Under the plan, the German auto maker will either buy back or fix about 600,000 non-compliant vehicles in the […]

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Bounce House Death of Girl Leads to Arrests

Tragic news came out of Great Britain this weekend as a 7-year-old girl was killed when a gust of wind blew away the bounce house she was playing in.  According to reports, a strong wind pulled the safety stakes out […]

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Most Drug Makers Report Incomplete Side Effects to the FDA

The FDA keeps a database for adverse events (i.e. side effects, serious injuries, deaths) related to a particular pharmaceutical. Both doctors and patients have the option of voluntarily reporting problems to the agency or a drug manufacturer, but drug companies […]

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E-Cigarette Exploding Problem Burns People

Last week I wrote about recent studies into the potential health risks and benefits of e-cigarettes.  I also mentioned another hazard involved with vaping: exploding batteries.  As more people take up vaping, reports of serious burn injuries continue to pop […]

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E-Cig Safety Research Conflicting (But Mostly Negative)

By now we should all be able to agree that smoking tobacco products is very bad for your health.  Less clear at this point is the effect of e-cigarette use, otherwise generally known as “vaping.”  Vaping devices hit the market […]

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Hoverboards are the Hot Holiday Item – Literally

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us and the holiday shopping season in full swing, everyone is looking for the perfect gifts for friends and family.  One of items topping many lists is the Back-to-the-Futuristic hoverboard, a two-wheeled device […]

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Michigan University Concludes Self-Driving Cars Have Higher Crash Rate

Earlier this year, the much-discussed Google self-driving car was involved in a personal injury accident.  As it turns out, that was not an isolated incident.  According to a study by the University of Michigan, self-driving vehicles have a higher crash […]

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Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Fraud Hurts Consumers

Volkswagen has admitted to manipulating 11 million vehicles to lie to regulators about emissions.  VW had installed software in its so-called “Clean Diesel” sedans to sense when the vehicle was being tested for emissions and provide a result that indicated […]