Category Archives: Products Liability

Can You Get Punitive Damages For Your Injury?

In a personal injury case, you may be entitled to what are called compensatory damages, money intended to compensate you for your losses. But there is another type of award called punitive damages, meant to punish the party at fault and to deter similar conduct in the future. It is possible for you to receive […].. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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HP&M Contributes to Fight Against Food Fraud

By Diane B. McColl — The Preventative Controls requirement for foods require in part that food manufacturers and processors identify potential hazards and implement controls to guard against such hazards. Among the hazards that must be considered are hazards that may be intentionally introduced for purposes of economic gain (‘‘economically motivated hazards’’). USP recognized the value of developing a classification scheme for fraud-related adulterants that could aid in the identification of economically motivated hazards. The USP Food Ingredient Expert Committee (FIEC) convened an Expert Panel to undertake the task. A member of the FIEC, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.’s Diane McColl served on the Expert Panel and participated in the development of a scheme to classify food fraud-related adulterants based on their potential health hazard, and application of the scheme to the adulterants in a database of 2,970 food fraud….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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House Democrats Introduce Bill After Deadly Amtrak Crash

House Democrats introduced legislation on Thursday in response to last month’s deadly Amtrak crash in Washington state. The bill would hasten the implementation of a safety feature known as Positive Train Control (PTC). Entitled the ‘Positive Train Control Implementation and Financing Act,’ the legislation would automatically decrease the speed of trains traveling over the permissible The post House Democrats Introduce Bill After Deadly Amtrak Crash appeared first on Legal Reader... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Honda Joins Toyota in New Takata Airbag Recall

Today’s story covers the addition of another 465,000 vehicles as Honda joins Toyota in the recall. This brings the numbers in this latest recall up to 1,066,000 vehicles. The post Honda Joins Toyota in New Takata Airbag Recall appeared first on Legal Reader... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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ICE Cracks Down on Employers Who Hire Illegal Immigrants

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is rolling out action against employers who hire illegal aliens. Last summer, reports CNN Money, Chicago’s Cloverhill Bakery lost a third of its workforce. Close to 1,000 employees were let go after ICE audited the temp agency which had signed on recruits in its processing facilities and shops around the The post ICE Cracks Down on Employers Who Hire Illegal Immigrants appeared first on Legal Reader... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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