Fast Food Restaurants, Teenage-Worker Rape by Managers

By JohnSexual Assault

We receive yet another report of a manager at a fast-food restaurant sexually abusing young, minor-age teenage workers. This time, it allegedly was a 27-year-old Sonic manager in the San Antonio, Texas area. Fortunately, there is no report that an outright sexual assault or rape was involved.  But alleged “groping” of young girls younger than age 17 is bad enough …

Natural Gas Explosion in Plano Home Causes Devastation

By JohnGas Explosions

We have blogged several times in recent years about the need to have flammable gas detectors in any home receiving natural gas or propane gas service. Natural gas, due to various reasons, can leak into homes, reach explosive levels, ignite due to something as innocuous as turning on a light, violently explode, and cause devastation.   The use of flammable …

Lampasas Man Experiences Explosion of 40 Volt Lithium-Ion Battery

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

Battery technology has rapidly evolved in recent years.  With that evolution there has been a corresponding increase in battery related fires.  One recent example is a fire down in Lampasas County, Texas arising from a 40-volt lithium battery, reported here. According to this report, “Xander Walthrop from Lampasas County heard an explosion on his front porch Saturday saying one of …

Cheyenne Products Recalls Folding Chairs and Barstools Due to Fall Hazard

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

On May 19, 2021 Cheyenne Products and/or Cheyenne Industries recalled 795,000 multiple styles of “Mainstay” padded chairs and barstools because the weld attaching the legs to the seat bottom can break, posing a fall hazard.  These chairs and barstools were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com from January 2014 through April 2021 for between $30 and $42.  You can …

Amazon At Times Sells Defective Products Causing Injury. What to Do About It?

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

This is an interesting article from the Washington Post in August 2020 concerning allegations and lawsuits that Amazon has sold defective products that have injured people, and several of the defenses it attempts to raise. In March 2021 we blogged about one of the defenses Amazon typically raises – that in many instances it is just an “innocent retailer” under …

U.S. CPSC 2020 Report: Injuries and Fatalities Associated with Furniture Tip-Overs

We have blogged within the past several months about the hazards associated with household furniture that is not designed properly and, as a result, has a propensity to tip over and cause death or injury, especially to young children.  The January 2021 report authored by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) addresses in detail this very dangerous problem as …

Medicare Fraud is a Big Problem You Can Fight and Possibly Get Paid On!

By JohnQui Tam

Medicare fraud results in higher health care costs and taxes for everyone.  Here is an informative website maintained by the federal government concerning Medicare fraud and how it might affect you or your parents, especially if you are elderly or care for an elderly parent. This website is aimed more at how telemarketer crooks and con artists can obtain your …

Hit and Injured or Killed by a Drunk Driver? The Bar or Restaurant Where the Driver Was Drinking Can Be Sued for Damages in Texas

By JohnCar Accidents, Dram Shop Law

Now that bars and restaurants are re-opening to full capacity in the wake of Covid-19, we in Texas need to be particularly mindful of drunk drivers.  Yes, they are out there every day and night, on roads and highways everywhere in Texas.  It is common sense that drinking to excess and driving is wrong and deadly.  While those who drink, …

Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Ozone 500 Density Bicycles Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

By JohnBicycle Accidents, Product Liability

Here in Dallas the bicycle path and trail systems – Katy Trail, White Rock Lake, Santa Fe Trail and others – are beginning to get crowded with bicyclists out enjoying the spring weather.  With increased use of bicycles, there is a corresponding increase in bicycle accidents.  While many accidents are due to negligence or carelessness caused by the person operating …

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