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Amtrak-Truck Collision Potentially Fault of Oversized Truck

Chris Welsh, Esq. www.welsh-law.com Earlier this month, an 18-wheeler carrying three times the size and weight permitted made a fateful left-hand turn across train tracks when it collided with an Amtrak train. This is the second major truck and train incident this year. Allegedly, a special permit had been written to allow the truck to exceed length and weight limits. A witness reports that the driver of the 164-foot truck had been trying to make the turn for nearly ten minutes and accelerated at the last minute when he saw the oncoming train. The driver jumped out of the vehicle …

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Troops Face Illegal Repossession & Foreclosure Upon Return

Chris Welsh, Esq. www.welsh-law.com Forced arbitration affects everyone. From the apps you buy to your job contract, chances are you have signed away your right to trial. What’s more, forced arbitration too often takes advantage of people that need the most help, and most respect. A new report by the NY Times exposes the harsh reality of forced arbitration’s reign. Their investigation has revealed that big corporations, even USAA and JPMorgan Chase, are using fine print to erase liability for violating the federal rights of veterans and servicemembers. The stories are widespread and gut-wrenching:  servicebmembers facing abrupt repossession while away …

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Graco Car Seat Punishment Not as Big as It Seems

Chris Welsh, Esq. www.welsh-law.com Graco Children’s Products is in hot water with U.S. Transportation for its responsibility (or lack thereof) in the largest ever recall of child seats. Graco sold 4 million car seats that were eventually recalled for trapping children (in one case, a grown man had to use channel pliers to get his two year old daughter out). Graco has been fined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) for dragging its feet to notify parents and safety authorities about the defective buckle. The NHTSA fined the children’s product manufacturer a potential $10 million for its negligence: …

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Coalition of Attorneys General to Investigate Herbal Supplement Industry

Brian Nettles, Esq. There is no question that awareness of health and natural foods are at the forefront of concerns in America these days. What was once a niche market, organic and health-minded consumption is now mainstream. The market for organic foods reportedly jumped from $28.4 billion in 2012, to an estimated $35 billion in 2014. To put that into perspective, even McDonald’s plans to get rid of antibiotic-treated chicken–and add kale to it’s menu. Needless to say, consumer appetite for organically produced, health-boosting items is growing big time. There is a lot of money in the business boom–and a …

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Judge Sets $4 Million Bail for Drunk Driver of Fatal Accident

Brian Nettles, Esq. A Las Vegas judge has set a $4 million bail for a man accused of killing two young girls while drunk driving. Seong Mo Lee, 22, was driving around 1:30 am at more than 115 mph when he hit the car of two teenage girls making a U-turn. Lee’s blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. It was the second time he was found to be drunk driving in less than year. Kamesha J’Nyah Gilmore, 17, and Gabriell Rene Thomas, 18, both died in the accident. The community recently gathered at a vigil in …

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