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Georgia – Tractor Trailer vs Tractor Trailer

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Florida Doctor Cleared of Drugged Driving Stemming from Neuropathy-Induced Confusion

A Florida doctor accused of driving under the influence of drugs last year recently had the charge dropped. It turns out he was driving erratically because he’d become disoriented as a result of a medical condition, not because he was intoxicated... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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UCLA’s Seafood Study

Can you trust that your sushi is what it says it is? There’s quite a bit of fish out there posed as something else. A new article from a team of scientists at UCLA published on their seafood study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment makes the case that seafood fraud is a widespread problem, but one that can largely be chalked up to labelling and bad policy rather than intentional malfeasance. You’ve probably heard about the problem of seafood labelling. Three different surveys – one published in 2012, one in 2015 and one in 2017 – have looked into the accuracy of seafood labels in the Los Angeles area by using DNA testing. They found mislabeling rates of 52% percent, which is pretty high. That means you have worse than a 50 / 50 chance that the name of the fish matches the name of the sushi on the menu. With certain fish at certain restaurants, the problem is pervasive. In the 2017 study, for example, researchers made 43 oders of….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Defective tampons recalled over infection risk

A personal care products manufacturer voluntarily recalled a line of tampons after customers complained they were unraveling or falling apart inside the body. The tampons were sold across the United States and Canada. Kimberly-Clark released a statement announcing the recall of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons manufactured from October 7, 2016 to October 16, 2018. The company said some product users required medical treatment after parts of the regular absorbency tampon were left inside their body because of “a quality-related defect.” Kimberly-Clark said people had reported injuries such as vaginal irritation, infections and abdominal pain. Consumers who had purchased the affected tampons were asked to stop using them immediately. In addition, retailers were instructed to remove the recalled items from store shelves. The recall concerned Kotex tampons distributed from October 17, 2016 to October 23, 2018. According to the company, the affected items could be….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Seemingly Innocent Habits that Could Lead to a Personal Injury

Of course, many of us know that drunk driving or speeding can lead to a serious car accident in Hollywood or our communities. But many of us engage in simple habits that increase our risk of injury. If you have any of these habits, for instance, they may well increase your risk of an injury: Ignoring snoring at night. If you snore at night or don’t wake up rested, you could be suffering from sleep apnea. With this condition, you may be waking up for short bursts throughout the night, but for such short periods that you don’t remember in the morning. Sleep apnea can affect the quality of your sleep and can make you dangerously fatigued during the day. Left untreated, sleep apnea can make you tried enough to get into car accidents and workplace accidents. Not examining your drinking. Many people are committed to not driving drunk, but did you know that even driving while buzzed can put you (and others) at serious risk? If you are drinking often, consider you may be….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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