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U.S. consumers spent about $20 billion on toys in 2017 with projections for a seven percent increase in sales for 2018. In short, toys are big business. The downside: a market flooded with toys that, in some cases, are not tested for safety. Fortunately for American toy buyers (and kids), the definitive annual toy safety survey from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) is here. For more than 30 years, the Trouble in...

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When a doctor writes a prescription, most of us assume we’ll walk out of the pharmacy with the drug best suited for the diagnosis. But what if the doctor chose a new drug based on a big marketing push by the manufacturer? Or maybe it’s the other way around: Patients often request a particular brand-name drug after seeing hundreds of television ads with actors or well-known celebrities vouching for its effectiveness. So far in 2018,...

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Our pets and the law

Our pets and the law


Posted By on Jul 24, 2018

Furry, scaly or feathered companions are nearly a given in most American homes. It is estimated that 68 percent of all American households own pets, and in 2017 these households spent over $69 billion on food, vet care and more for their beloved beasts. Clearly an injury to a pet can be traumatic and expensive for owners, especially if it was caused by the negligence of another party. Consider these legal options: American pet owners...

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Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to control victims for the purpose of commercial exploitation. This can encompass sexual exploitation, indentured servitude, forced labor, forced marriage or even organ harvesting. Human trafficking is a silent and insidious industry that affects an estimated 45 million people worldwide, including an estimated 57,700 right here in the...

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What happens when you’re hurt at work, and it was a third person’s, outside of work, fault? It could be a Third-Party Liability Claim, in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. If a workplace injury is caused by a car wreck while on the job or by defective equipment, the third party or product manufacturer can be liable. Many people think that workers’ compensation is their only source of benefits if they have an...

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In the last 20 years, deaths due to opioid use have drastically increased. In 2016 alone, according to a special report from Time magazine, nearly 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses – “roughly as many as were lost in the entire Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined.” An average of 115 people die each day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Life expectancy in the U.S. – one of the...

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