Monday, May 24, 2010

Recent News Headlines Show Importance of Civil Justice System

Linda Lipsen, CEO of the American Association for Justice, writes: "Headlines from the last month: runaway cars, a mine collapse, an exploding oil rig and a financial institution shepherding the collapse of America’s economy. It has been a daily occurrence to see the news dominated by the latest example of corporate misconduct. Each saga follows the same pattern: Tragedy occurs, followed by apologies tempered by denials and claims of innocence, and evidence that profits were knowingly put ahead of the safety and well-being of the American people. At the same time, we have also seen how federal agencies lack the resources to adequately protect and safeguard the American people. Regulation is difficult when corporations brag about the millions of dollars saved by limiting their recalls or ignoring industry guidelines in spite of consumer safety.
Ultimately, Americans simply want safe products, fewer preventable injuries and a restoration of checks and balances that give people a fair chance to obtain recourse — before a company’s rampant negligence secures its position in the hot seat. But only after tragic accidents do we closely analyze the agencies and systems that failed, and what must be corrected.  Every time we do so, there is only one institution that consistently protects consumers and holds wrongdoers accountable: America’s civil justice system."  Read more.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Baby Blanket Recall

The CPSC has recalled 44,000 pink baby blankets with giraffe decorations that turn out to be choking hazards.  Read more.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Check out our new KADD website!

We're proud to announce our new site! We want to help educate kids of all ages about the dangers of distracted driving. We don’t want to see kids injured or killed by texting and driving, or by others’ texting and driving. Please join us in this campaign, visit our new site (and follow our new blog), and take the pledge today.
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Court Says Bysiewicz Can Run for AG

A Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz is legally qualified to serve as attorney general, concluding that her experience meets the statutory requirement of 10 years of "active practice".  Read more.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

More Crib Recalls

The AP reports that the "government is recalling thousands of Simplicity and Graco cribs, warning that babies could suffocate or strangle in them. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the Simplicity recall is linked to at least one death and involves thousands of cribs, possibly hundreds of thousands, though many had previously been recalled for other defects."
The problem is due to "hardware failures in which a piece of the crib collapses or breaks - creating a dangerous gap between the mattress and crib where a baby can suffocate or strangle."