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 …

Nursing Homes Manipulating Five-Star Ratings System

By JohnNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Here is an excellent investigative article dated March 13, 2021 from the New York Times concerning how the federal government’s five-star system to rate nursing homes has, in fact, “provided a badly distorted picture of the quality of care at the nation’s nursing homes.”  What is said in this article is not altogether surprising.  Many nursing homes are now owned …

New Research Identifies Gaps in Support Services for Sexual Assault Survivors in Texas

By CAMlawSexual Assault

Despite an array of state and local resources for sexual assault victims in Texas, these service providers have often struggled to identify the precise network of help available throughout the state. Thanks to recent research conducted by the University of Texas, these providers could soon have the tools necessary to identify localized support and service gaps throughout the state. While …

Is Amazon Really a “Seller” for Purposes of Products Liability in Texas?

By JohnProduct Liability

An article from the National Law Review describes an important issue that a federal appellate court recently posed to the Texas Supreme Court for it to officially answer: “Under Texas products-liability law, is Amazon a ‘seller’ of third-party products sold on Amazon’s website when Amazon does not hold title to the product but controls the process of the transaction and …

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