May17, 2016

Uber Pays Out

By |May 17, 2016|In the Media|0 Comments

Uber is having a pretty tough time battling lawsuits on the West Coast. Two lawsuits are aimed at Uber for the way they treat their clients as well as their drivers.

The initial suit against Uber was originally filed in 2014, in both the cities of Los Anglos and San Francisco CA. The suit was brought […]

May10, 2016

Medical Malpractice from Racial Bias in Medical Treatment

By |May 10, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

When we visit a doctor because we are ill, are feeling pain or because of an injury that requires immediate treatment, we operate under the assumption that the doctor has the education and the qualifications to give us the help that we need. Did you realize that your doctor also makes assumptions about you from […]

May4, 2016

Medical Malpractice in Hospice Care

By |May 4, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Hospice care happens at the end of life, when a patient is coming to the end of a terminal disease, or simply passing away at the end of their lives. Hospice services can be arranged either in the patient’s home or in a facility where staff is typically on call 24 hours a day, 7 […]

Apr27, 2016

Fitbit Heartrate Monitor and Arbitration Policy Lawsuit

By |Apr 27, 2016|Product Liability|0 Comments

In January 2016, a lawsuit, which is seeking class-action status, was filed in federal court in San Francisco, claiming that Fitbit’s PurePulse heart rate monitoring technology is inaccurate by an average of 24.34 beats per minute (BPM) to 75 bpm in some cases. The lawsuit also challenges the company’s binding arbitration policy.

When Kate McLellan, one […]

Apr20, 2016

71,000 Britax Infant Car Seats Recalled for Defective Handles that Pose a Safety Risk

By |Apr 20, 2016|Product Liability|0 Comments

Britax has issued a recall of more than 71,000 infant safety seats in the U.S., 3,900 in Canada and more than 900 in Mexico due to defective handles that can crack and break, which can cause the seat to fall to the ground. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Consumer Products Safety […]

Apr12, 2016

Discounted But Not Really a Deal—Dynamic Pricing and Deception in the Digital Age

By |Apr 12, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Internet retailers are starting to run afoul of the Federal Trade Commission with their deceptive use of list prices and virtually fictional suggested retail prices in order to entice buyers into thinking that they are getting a good deal when they buy online. Dynamic pricing, as the practice has come to be known, according to […]

Apr6, 2016

Suing the Federal Government

By |Apr 6, 2016|Privacy Rights|0 Comments

More than 500 years ago in England, the Magna Carta was developed after the citizens of England decided they did not want the King making all the decisions. Nor did they want to have the King’s henchmen make the decisions. Thus was born the concept of trial by jury (criminal or civil).

Now here we are a […]

Mar30, 2016

A Parmesan Cheese Only a Termite Could Love

By |Mar 30, 2016|Product Liability|0 Comments

When you open up the container of Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on your lasagna, pizza or spaghetti and meatballs, you should be safe to assume that what you are eating is in fact Parmesan cheese. Turns out, that’s not always the case. In November of 2012, the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) paid a […]

Mar23, 2016

Data Security for Vehicles Connected to the Internet

By |Mar 23, 2016|Privacy Rights|0 Comments

Do you drive a connected car? Do you ever wonder about the security of your data? If you don’t, maybe you should start, because the computer systems in your car are tracking how you drive, your speed, and whether or not you use a seat belt – and your vehicle has the ability to share […]

Mar16, 2016

Researchers Claim that Alzheimer’s Disease Might Be Transmittable

By |Mar 16, 2016|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Researchers who have conducted autopsies made the discovery that suggests that Alzheimer’s disease may be transmitted during certain medical treatments. A story in the journal, Nature, reports on a series of autopsies performed in January 2016, on individuals who died of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD), a disease with similar symptoms to Alzheimer’s but causes death in […]