Congress Mandates New Car Technology to Stop Drunk Driving

By JohnCar Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents

We have blogged many, many times about the dangers of drunk driving, oftentimes lamenting that many people are inherently irresponsible and will drink and drive, no matter the dangers and tragic consequences. But here is a fascinating article that addresses the possibility of using technology to remove the choice to drink and drive. According to the article: “Congress has created …

The Boppy Company Recalls Over 3 Million Newborn Loungers After 8 Infant Deaths; Suffocation Risk

By JohnProduct Liability, Product Recall

This government publication discusses a nationwide product recall that took place in September 2021. On September 23, 2021 the Boppy Company recalled 3.3 million “Boppy Original Newborn Loungers,” “Boppy Preferred Newborn Loungers,” and “Pottery Barn Kids Boppy Newborn Loungers.” These carriers were sold at Pottery Barn Kids, Target, Walmart, Amazon.com, and various juvenile product mass merchandisers nationwide. The product hazard …

Tragic Oklahoma Dog Attack Death

By JohnDog Bites, Product Liability

This article discusses an absolutely tragic dog-attack occurrence in Osage County, Oklahoma earlier this year, in June. Alleged particulars about the dog-attack are in this excerpt from the article: “’The homeowner claimed he raised pit bull dogs for hobby/sale,” the Sheriff’s Office said.’  ‘There were several pit bull dogs caged in the garage. One of the dog cages was toppled …

Lyft reveals more than 4,000 sexual assaults occurred in its vehicles from 2017 to 2019

By JohnSexual Assault

This is a disturbing statistic discussed in this article. From the article: “A lawsuit filed in California in 2019 brought by at least 14 plaintiffs, accused Lyft of failing to conduct adequate background checks for its drivers, allowing for a pattern that “induces” young, unaccompanied or intoxicated female passengers to use its service and subjects them to harassment and sexual assault.” …

Suspected drunk driver charged for Arlington crash killing man, pregnant woman, unborn child

Suspected drunk driving takes more lives in North Texas. This time, the tragedy occurred on Highway 360 south nearby the Arlington/Mansfield city line. A man, a pregnant woman, and their unborn child were killed in this awful event. The event occurred on the road’s shoulder during the changing of a flat tire. The allegedly intoxicated suspect apparently swerved onto the …

Texas Reports Highest Number of Sexual Assaults on Army Bases

By CAMlawSexual Assault

The RAND Arroyo Center, a federally funded research group, recently published a report on sexual assault. It showed that female service members at Fort Hood and Fort Bliss in Texas faced a higher risk of sexual assault than at other Army bases across the country. Women in field artillery and engineers faced the overall highest risk of sexual harassment and …

Bill Requiring Texas Nursing Homes to Disclose Disease Data Becomes Law

By CAMlawNursing Home Abuse & Neglect

In response to public criticism early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas legislature recently enacted a bill that will increase transparency regarding infectious disease numbers in nursing homes. Governor Greg Abbott signed the bill, known as S.B. 930, into law in late May 2021, and it will go into effect in September. The Dallas nursing home lawyers at Crowe Arnold …

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 …

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