Category: Political News

41 Deaths Linked to E-Scooters and Micro-Mobility Products Since 2017

41 Deaths Linked to E-Scooters and Micro-Mobility Products Since 2017

At least 41 people died from accidents on e-scooters and micro-mobility products since 2017, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

/ September 21, 2020
Crock Pot Pressure Cooker Lawsuit

CrockPot Pressure Cooker Lawsuits Filed by 6 Burn Victims

Six people who were burned by CrockPot Pressure Cookers that exploded when they opened the lid filed lawsuits against Sunbeam Products and Newell Brands.

/ August 18, 2020
Nursing Homes Push For COVID-19 Lawsuit Immunity As Deaths Top 20,000

Nursing Homes Push For COVID-19 Lawsuit Immunity As Deaths Top 20,000

Faced with 20,000 deaths and counting, nursing homes are pushing states to give them immunity from a potential flood of lawsuits.

/ May 5, 2020
Business Owners Ask Courts to Centralize COVID-19 Insurance Lawsuits in MDL

Business Owners Ask Courts to Centralize COVID-19 Insurance Lawsuits in MDL

Plaintiffs are asking judges to centralize lawsuits against insurance companies for rejecting COVID-19 business interruption claims.

/ April 23, 2020
Lawmakers Ask Graco and Chicco to Recall More Inclined Sleepers

Lawmakers Ask Graco and Chicco to Recall More Inclined Sleepers

Inclined sleeper accessories for Chicco's Lullaby Playards and Graco’s Care Station Playards may pose a suffocation hazard.

/ March 9, 2020
Another University of Michigan Doctor Accused of Sexually Abusing Students

University of Michigan Doctor Accused of Sexually Abusing Students

Dr. Robert E. Anderson, a now-deceased doctor at the University of Michigan, is accused of sexually abusing over 100 male students and athletes from the 1960s to the 1990s.

/ March 2, 2020
Major Retailers End Sales of Inclined Baby Sleepers

Major Retailers End Sales of Inclined Baby Sleepers

Amazon, Walmart, eBay and Buy Buy Baby are ending sales of inclined sleepers after the products were linked to at least 73 deaths.

/ December 16, 2019
California Extends Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Lawsuits

California Extends Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Lawsuits

California has extended the statute of limitations for adults to file child sexual abuse lawsuits, opening a one-year window for previously time-barred lawsuits to be filed against individuals and organizations.

/ October 17, 2019
Texas Extends Sex Abuse Lawsuit Time-Limit to 30 Years

Texas Extends Sex Abuse Lawsuit Time-Limit to 30 Years

Lawmakers in Texas have doubled the statute-of-limitations for sex abuse lawsuits to 30 years after the survivor turns 18 years old.

/ September 23, 2019
Trump Says "Don't Vape" and Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

Trump Says “Don’t Vape” and Readies Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

President Donald Trump said he warned his 13 year-old son, "Don't vape," one day after saying his administration would ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes to curb their attractiveness to young people.

/ September 13, 2019