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  • CPSC Reminds Parents How to Prevent Halloween Costume and Decoration-Related Injuries

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 28-Oct-2010

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior partner Although we have previously written a number of safety articles regarding Halloween safety, the number of possible situations for accidents is practically endless. A recent media release by the CPSC summarizes some important considerations for parents about costumes, treats, and decorations. We are reproducing the CPSC publication ...
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  • Is The Chamber of Commerce Hypocritical Regarding Lawsuits?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 27-Oct-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior attorney For years now, the Chamber of Commerce has been spending millions upon millions of dollars trying to limit peoples’ right to seek justice through the court system when they have been victimized by corporate greed and wrongdoing. Yet, the Chamber itself utilizes the court system to advance its own selfish agenda multiple ...
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  • Candy and Candy-like Tablet Recalled

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 26-Oct-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior attorney With Halloween approaching, it is appropriate to consider which candies children should and should not eat. CQ HealthBeat (10/26) reports, "The Food and Drug Administration on Monday put out a warning that Hyland’s Teething Tablets may pose a risk to children and the company has agreed to a voluntary recall. The agency ...
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  • Smoke Alarms: The Most Efficient Way to Prevent Home Fire Tragedies

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 26-Oct-2010

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior attorney Each year, we are reminded by the American Red Cross, local fire departments and other agencies that October is Fire Safety Month. Each year, we learn of tragic stories of families destroyed by fire, many of which could have been avoided by proper installation and maintenance of smoke alarms. Recent publications by the American Red ...
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  • Tips for a Spooky But Safe Halloween from Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 14-Oct-2010

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the leading product safety testing organization, offers safety tips for keeping Halloween traditions safe. Since Halloween has become the second most "decorated" holiday, improperly-used decorations and potentially flammable costumes contribute to the increase in home fires and burn-related injuries. ...
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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 8-Oct-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior attorney A recent article in the Washington Post personalizes the daily fears and worries of individuals who have macular degeneration. As the population ages, age-related macular degeneration becomes a prevalent health issue for many. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over 60. ...
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  • Maryland’s New Bicycling Laws

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 8-Oct-2010

    Posted by Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member Although many drivers are aware of the new cell phone law for drivers that Maryland adopted on October 1, fewer may know about the new bicycling laws that also are now in effect. Below are summaries of the major elements of the new laws: Senate Bill 51 : "Requires a driver of a vehicle to safely overtake a bicycle, electric personal assistive ...
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  • New Maryland Cell Phone Law Effective October 1, 2010

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 4-Oct-2010

    Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior partner I am thrilled to report that Maryland has changed its law governing cell phone use while driving. Effective October 1, 2010, it is now illegal to use a cell phone while driving unless a hands free device is used. Here’s a list of salient portions of the legislation: "MARYLAND CELL PHONE LAW FACT SHEET -EFFECTIVE OCTOBER ...
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