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Monday was a busy day for General Motors (GM). Already this year, the car manufacturer has recalled 20,000,000 cars. Between the recalls and the investigations into why it took a decade for GM to act on its knowledge of a serious defect linked to at least 13 deaths, it seems the company has made news headlines at least once a week. Now GM has announced yet another recall, this time of more than 8,000,000 cars, along with the company’s plans… Read More

Jackpot justice. Runaway juries awarding multimillion dollar verdicts to “barely injured” plaintiffs. These news items grab headlines and ignite public outcry about the civil justice system, especially when they apply to medical malpractice claims. Insurance companies and physicians scream that these verdicts are the reasons for skyrocketing healthcare costs. They cry out for tort reform and caps on damages, while providers threaten to leave for more “doctor friendly” states. An investigation into these claims reveals two things: doctors don’t really… Read More

Life begins at conception, at least that is what the Catholic Church and other pro-life entities have always maintained. They may tout this belief, but when it comes to their alleged role in the death of a fetus they are quick to drop the classification of an unborn child as a human in favor of a greater cause—their wallets. This was made clear when in a recent wrongful death lawsuit in Colorado, a Catholic hospital defended the suit on the… Read More

Whenever there is a national tragedy, we look to find reason as to why it occurred and what can be done to stop it from ever happening again. Never again, as they say. So why is it, despite all of the tragedies involving illegally obtained weapons or weapons that should not be in the hands of the general public in the first place, we have not made any real progress when it comes to gun control? Following a string of… Read More

When we take our foot off the gas pedal, we expect our car to react. It should start slowing down immediately, and if it doesn’t you know something has gone horribly wrong. In a blur your heart begins to race and utter panic consumes you as your car continues to speed down the highway as though possessed. You can do nothing to stop it. It may sound like the beginning to a Stephen King thriller: possessed cars whipping down the… Read More

The term ‘wrongful death’ is a bit of a misnomer. There’s no such thing as ‘rightful’ death, which the wording would lead you to believe exists somewhere tucked away in a musty legal tome. Every life lost is tragic in its own way, but not each passing has roots in negligence. What makes a death ‘wrongful’ is that carelessness, that lack of protection that could’ve prevented mortal injuries. The survivors of such an event have more questions than answers, more… Read More

Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania jury sent a clear message to Allegheny Energy Inc., and to all service providers that not taking necessary safety measures will not be tolerated. The case stemmed from the death of a 39-year-old Allegheny County woman, Carrie Goretzka, who died in June 2009 following an electrocution caused by a fallen power line, according to an ABC News report. The wrongful death suit, filed by the victim’s family, resulted in a $109,000,000 award from the jury… Read More

Surveillance video of a hit-and-run collision in Philadelphia is giving police good leads to track down the driver who allegedly struck a pizza delivery man and then fled the scene. CBS Philly is reporting that 45-year-old Lou Andro is on life support after the crash, which happened at Whitaker and Wyoming mere feet from the pizza shop in Fairhill where he worked. The impact reportedly threw Andro an estimated 50 feet before bystanders ran to his aid. Authorities, aided by… Read More

The trial of a retired Plainfield, New Jersey police officer saw tearful testimony from a witness to the horrific motorcycle crash that killed Keith Michaelson and Michael Zadoyko and injured four others on Monday. Lehigh Valley Live reports Tammy Morris, an eye witness to the incident, gave sworn testimony that she allowed a group of motorcyclists to pass her on Route 512 in East Bangor on July 1, 2011, when a pickup truck swung wide around a blind curve. The… Read More

The driver allegedly involved in a fatal truck crash in Washington, Pennsylvania reportedly told authorities the collision occurred when his, “brain shut off.” Police have charged 44-year-old Yevgeniy Bugreyev with two counts of vehicular homicide in connection with the deaths of 21-year-old Kaitlin Babka and her mother, 57-year-old Karen Babka. Bugreyev was reportedly driving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 70 in Washington County when he crossed the median striking the vehicle carrying the two women. Both died at the scene, according… Read More

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