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J.R. Whaley

Farmers Win Against Syngenta In First Trial

A Kansas City jury ordered Syngenta to pay $217.7 million to more than 7,000 Kansas farmers today. We wrote earlier about the corn farmers claims against Syngenta. In November 2013, China detected genetically modified traits in U.S. corn shipments. Because […]

Mark Bello

Prepare for Active Shooters

The third week of National Safety Month focuses on workplace violence. Every year, 2 million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines workplace violence as “any act or threat […]

Steven Gursten

How to drive unlawful attorney solicitation out of Detroit

Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission needs to start disciplining lawyers who engage in ambulance chasing and break laws against attorney solicitation

Mike Bryant

Look at New Show Bull

After a bunch of people told me I should, I finally got around to watching Bull.  I like the show overall, and Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull is very entertaining. But the show does not show how our jury system actually works. […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Kari’s Law Gains Steam as Hotel Security Becomes an Increasing Concern

On December 1, 2013, Kari Rene Hunt Dunn agreed to meet her husband at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Marshall, Texas. The two were estranged, and Kari had planned to divorce him, but she agreed to meet him to […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Over 1,000 People Hurt in Marinas Every Year. Stay Safe!

With the warm weather upon us, there’s no better time to get down to the marina and enjoy the water. Working on and around your boat, you or your guests may look over into that beautiful blue expanse and consider […]

Mark Bello

Recharge to be in Charge

So many of us have busy schedules and deadlines to meet that sleep is often the first thing we let go. Yet, all those “late to bed, early to rise” days can have serious consequences. Sleep is increasingly recognized as […]

Mark Bello

Can Your Child Drown Days After Leaving the Pool?

The family of a four-year-old boy who died nearly a week after going swimming is warning parents about a rare condition called “dry drowning”. According to family, the child had shown symptoms of a stomach bug, including vomiting and diarrhea […]

Chris Nace

Hospital Fails Medicare Grade while Still Putting Money in Owner’s Pocket; Patients at Risk

Beleaguered by mounting debt and down-trending stock values, hospital healthcare leader Community Health Systems (CHS) has made some questionable moves that have healthcare professionals and shareholders on opposite sides of the proverbial fence—the problem is that patients are most likely […]

Matthew Nace

No Child Should Be Trapped Underwater in a Swimming Pool From Hair Entanglement

Between 1990 and 2007, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 98 cases of body entrapments in pools or spa drains, including 15 confirmed deaths. As a result, in December of 2007, the United States Federal Government enacted […]