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Private Plane in Colorado Involved in Fatal Crash

According to Fox News, a plane involved in a fatal airplane crash on January 5 had attempted to make an initial landing before crashing during its second attempt at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport. The co-pilot of the 1994 Canadair Challenger business jet with twin-engines made a radio transmission to air traffic control only minutes before the crash occurred, saying that he had missed the first landing approach because of high tail winds. Witnesses of the accident reported smoke and flames as the plane went down. One witness, comedian Kevin Nealon, posted on his Twitter account: “Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet.” Another witness of the plane crash, country singer LeAnn Rimes, tweeted from the scene: “So sad! Horrible plane crash we just saw happen at the Aspen airport.” Authorities stated that the co-pilot of the…
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Landscaper Dies in Fatal Florida Electrocution Accident While On the Job

In a report from WPTV, a 22-year-old landscaper died on January 4 when the tree saw he was using to trim trees touched a nearby power line, which instantly caused his death due to electrocution. A second worker, whose ladder was leaning against the tree at the time of the fatal accident, also suffered shock, but he is recovering in a nearby hospital and is expected to survive. Two coworkers of the victim said that they were very shaken by the incident. One coworker told WPTV, “I tried to help him but there’s nothing to do and I’m just… We called 911 and they cut [the] electric line off.” The workers stated that they are told to stay at least 12 feet away from the power lines while trimming trees. However, authorities who responded to the scene believe the victim was holding a metal pole at the time of the…
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What We Can Learn From the Chinese Drywall Debacle

An article in the November 2013 issue of the American Association for Justice’s Trial magazine highlighted what can be learned from Chinese drywall litigation. In the article, Colson Hicks Eidson firm partner Patrick Montoya discuss the strategies they used to obtain a $2.5 million award for a Miami couple in the nation’s first Chinese drywall jury trial and how those strategies can be adapted to help victims of other toxic exposure cases. After drywall imported from China was found to be defective and began causing injuries to U.S. consumers nationwide, victims whose homes were damaged and health threatened filed lawsuits seeking to recover compensation for damages. During this landmark litigation, several strategies were used to hold defendants accountable for their negligence that can be helpful to plaintiffs in other toxic exposure cases, including: Defendant Selection – In a product liability case, the ideal defendant is the manufacturer. However, in the…
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Tire Company Ordered to Pay $10 Million to Florida Woman for Defective Tire

A jury in Palm Beach County has ordered Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. to pay nearly $10 million in damages to a woman who alleged that a Continental tire caused her car accident. The woman purchased a new Chevrolet Cobalt from a dealership in 2006, equipped with Continental tires, and serviced the car and tires for the next three years at her local Wal-Mart. In 2009, the woman was driving on the interstate when one of her tires allegedly suffered a tread separation, causing the car to roll over several times. According to the lawsuit, the woman suffered “catastrophic bodily injuries” in the accident. The woman claimed that Continental was negligent in the design, testing, manufacturing and inspection of her car’s tire. My Car Accident was Caused by Tire Tread Separation and I Need a Skilled Attorney Like all automobile parts, tires are designed to undergo a certain amount of…
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Six Percent Rise in Pradaxa Lawsuits, Consumers Suffering From Internal Bleeding

New court records reveal that the number of lawsuits alleging internal bleeding injury or death from taking dangerous drug Pradaxa has increased 6 percent since mid-October. Cases stemming from the dangerous drug have been consolidated to a special federal court in Illinois. The latest court records from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation shows that the number of cases filed has increased over 6 percent in one month, increasing from 1,643 to 1,748. Pradaxa is a blood thinner that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. The defective drug is prescribed to patients with atrial fibrillation to prevent blood clots and stroke. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices has warned that patients may be nearly 5 times as likely to die from Pradaxa bleeding than from traditional blood thinner warfarin. This year, a European study discovered that patients taking anticoagulants like Pradaxa could be 55 percent…
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Miami Jury Grants $1.2 Million to Couple in Chinese Drywall Case

According to The Miami Herald, a jury found the manufacturers of Chinese drywall liable for damaging a couple’s home, giving them $1.1 million for the dangerous material. This verdict is the first time a jury has ruled in a case involving all defendants in the distribution chain behind the drywall, which is the subject of litigation talks across the nation. The jury found Knauf Plasterboard, a Chinese drywall manufacturer in Tianjin China, and its German affiliate, Knauf Gips, responsible for most of the damages caused by the drywall. The couple sued the makers of the drywall, stating that they experienced headaches and nosebleeds from foul-smelling gasses emitted from the drywall, along with damage to copper pipes and wiring. The jury issued the Knauf companies a total of 94 percent of liability in the case, with the Florida distributor of the drywall, Banner Supply Co., getting 5 percent and placing the…
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