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  • Halloween Flashlight Recall Due to Burn Hazard

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 30-Oct-2009

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of approximately 610,000 Halloween flashlights due to a burn hazard. Consumers are advised to stop using the product immediately and return it to any Target store for a complete refund. We have reproduced the CPSC recall notice in its entirety for our readers. NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of ...
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  • Halloween: Safety First for Little Spooks

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 29-Oct-2009

    In recent years, Halloween has jumped to the top of many lists as one of the most dangerous nights for children to be out. Several common sense tips and guidelines help create a safer environment for Trick-or-Treaters. Treats: Don’t munch candy before returning home. All treats should be carefully examined by an adult before children eat them. Costumes: Age-appropriate designs for costumes ...
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  • Halloween Safety

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 29-Oct-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Halloween is fun–one of the best days of the year for many kids and families. All too often, though, kids are seriously injured while "trick or treating". I urge you to take reasonable precautions so that the day can be remembered as a joyous one. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has published some safety tips that, if followed, ...
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  • Spurred by Corporate Greed, Products Endanger Americans

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 29-Oct-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Product recalls or warnings take place every day in this country. They relate to drugs that cause initially unexpected health problems, cars that have faulty systems that endanger lives, foods that have been found to be contaminated, etc. What may surprise you, though, is how often companies know about dangers, but do nothing to protect the public so as to ...
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  • 2008-2009 American Association for Justice Media Highlights Promoting the Civil Justice System

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 20-Oct-2009

    Over the last year, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) has fought to reverse the Bush administration’s legacy of complete immunity preemption, pushed to end forced arbitration and advanced the rights of all Americans to hold wrongdoers accountable. This highlights video shows AAJ’s accomplishments in promoting the civil justice system as shown in the media.
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  • 81 Year Old Man Struck by Novice Driver of Truck

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 12-Oct-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Washington Post Staff Writer Martin Weil reports that the police have confirmed that an "81-year-old man was killed Saturday while walking a dog in Arlington County when he was struck by a truck operated by a woman learning to drive." The victim was Marco Amoni, "a self-made small businessman and entrepreneur, " who "was born in ...
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  • National Fire Protection Week

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 6-Oct-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire National Fire Protection Week is officially from October 4 through October 10, 2009, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). It is a great time to think about fire prevention and protection, but these issues demand year-round focus. One of NFPA’s slogans is "Stay Fire Smart! Don’t Get Burned". It is to the point ...
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  • Woman Struck by Metro Bus And Critically Injured

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 6-Oct-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Martin Weil of the Washington Post reports that a "woman was struck by a Metrobus and critically injured Monday night in the Trinidad area of Northeast Washington," according to WMATA authorities. The report states that the woman is alive, but in critical condition after having been transported to Washington Hospital Center. According to the ...
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  • Obama Bans Federal Employees From Texting While Driving

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 2-Oct-2009

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire Ashley Halsey III, of the Washington Post reports that "President Obama has banned federal employees from text messaging when they are behind the wheel of government vehicles and from texting in their own cars if they use government-issued phones or are on official business." According to the report, "The ban, in the form of an executive order ...
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