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    • Several Children Garments Recalled

      Several Children Garments Recalled

      In the month of April several children’s clothing items were recalled due to risk of strangulation posed by drawstrings.
      In February 1996, the CPSC issued guidelines (PDF) to help prevent…

    • OfficeMax Task Chairs Recalled

      OfficeMax Task Chairs Recalled

      Office Max, in cooperation with the CPSC, announced a voluntary recall of more than 216,000 Office Max Task Chairs because the back and base post can break while in use, posing a fall hazard.
      35…

    • Forklift Crushes San Diego Man

      Forklift Crushes San Diego Man

      A San Diego man, 42, was killed when the forklift he was moving from a rental truck fell on him, crushing him, fire officials said.
      According to a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue…

    • Crazy Encinitas Car Accident is Like Law School Exam

      Crazy Encinitas Car Accident is Like Law School Exam

      All law students are required to take a class called Torts, which is basically the wrongs that can happen in society such as car accidents, assaults and batteries, malpractice, etc. As part of…

    • Dogs Attack Riverside Woman in Front of her Home

      Dogs Attack Riverside Woman in Front of her Home

      In a case nearly identical to one Walton Barber had last year, a Riverside woman was attacked by two Rottweiler dogs in front of her Eastvale home. The woman suffered severe personal injuries,…

    • Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to San Diego Area Chipotle

      Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to San Diego Area Chipotle

      The total number cases of hepatitis A contracted at a Chipotle restaurant in La Mesa has grown to 18. Authorities from the San Diego County Health and Human Services Department is advising any…

    • Product Liabilty – No Duty To Warn For Sophisticated Users

      Product Liabilty – No Duty To Warn For Sophisticated Users

      Product Liability: The California Supreme Court recently handed down its opinion in Johnson v. American Standard, Inc. (S139184) affirming that the "sophisticated user" doctrine is a valid defense…

    • Nearly Half of California Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Federal Standards

      Nearly Half of California Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Federal Standards

      Medicare and Medicaid released a report this week listing nursing homes and hospitals from around the country that have fallen below benchmarks set for patient restraints, bedsores, and surgical infections. Of the 1400 California nursing homes, 674 made the list.The purpose in releasing the specific nursing homes was to hold accountable the private contractors hired by Medicare and Medicaid to…

    • Three Pedestrians Killed in Separate Accidents

      Three Pedestrians Killed in Separate Accidents

      It was a tragic day for pedestrians in San Diego County yesterday. In three separate incidents, all occurring within one hour, a pedestrian was hit by a car and killed.The first accident occurred on Friars Road just after 6:00 p.m. when a 54-year-old man waked into westbound traffic and was struck by a late model Mercedes. Only a half hour later an SUV struck and killed a man near the rodeo…

    • Woman Sues County After Dog Attack

      Woman Sues County After Dog Attack

      In a case that will be followed closely by attorneys who prosecute and defend cases involving dog bites, a Valley Center woman has sued the San Diego County’s Animal Control for failing to take prior action against two dogs who later attacked her.There’s no doubt the attack on Nancy Matthews was brutal. She was attacked by two boxers while trying to protect her 8 and 11-year-old children, and…