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San Francisco Scaffolding Tragedy: Who Is Responsible?

SFGate reports that two workers suffered life threatening injuries yesterday when scaffolding collapsed at a San Francisco high rise under construction. Coincidentally, just last week Walkup partner Matt Davis settled a case on the first day of trial on behalf of a woman badly injured by substandard scaffolding. He says that yesterday’s tragedy was almost… read more

NHSTA Investigation Prompts Child Safety Seat Recall

A federal investigation has prompted a massive recall of child safety seats manufactured by Combi USA. The company announced that it was recalling several models of its child safety seats because the harness webbing fails to meet minimum federal breaking strength requirements. NHTSA officials say that the defective child restraints fail to comply with federal… read more

California impacted by Tyson Chicken recall

Food borne contamination and poisoning cases appear to be on the rise. Most recently Tyson Foods Inc. announced a widespread recall of some of its chicken products due to Salmonella contamination. At least two people have been hospitalized after being sickened by the contaminated chicken. The voluntary recall impacts Tyson Mechanically Separated Chicken products produced… read more

Crash test results indicate that minicars are unsafe

Minicars are increasingly popular in crowded cities throughout California where parking is expensive and fuel conservation is an important issue. But trading safety for convenience is not a good trade, and recent crash tests indicate that many of these small vehicles offer little protection in the event of a traffic accident. The Insurance Institute for… read more