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13 Year Old Boy Killed Riding ATV Without Helmet or Seatbelt

My friend and avid all terrain vehicle rider Jim Coughlin sent me a sad story about a Knox, New York (near Albany) boy who was killed yesterday while riding an ATV. The ATV was apparently being ridden by two teenage boys, neither of whom was wearing a helmet or using a seat belt. The ATV […]

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Samsung Recalls Cell Phones That May Not Call 911

Samsung is voluntarily recalling about 160,000 cell phones that might refuse to make an emergency call when in a no-service area. The Federal Communications Commission requires that a wireless phone be able to reach a 911 call center even when out of range. The device should be able to piggyback off another network in the […]

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Friday Fun

A big Thank You to my friend Allison Shields of LegalEase Consulting for pointing out this wonderful Web site featuring law firm photos of associates, with snarky captions added. It’s cruel, yes, but it’s such fun. Check out Litinations.

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60,000 Trampolines Recalled

The Orlando Sentinel reports, “About 60,000 trampolines have been voluntarily recalled by Skywalker Holdings LLC after the company received more than 250 reports of straps that support the top of the equipment’s enclosure breaking, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.” Play sets recalled by Toys R Us. The Los Angeles Times reports, “The Consumer Product […]

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Fiat Attempts to “Dodge” Product Liability Lawsuits

In the Wheels Blog on the New York Times website Christopher Jensen wrote, “Lawyers for Fiat said on Tuesday that in taking over a bankrupt Chrysler, it would be an unfair burden if Fiat had to be responsible for product-liability lawsuits filed over vehicles built by the old Chrysler.” He adds that “this means even […]

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Thousands of Children Injured on Treadmills

Following the tragic death of Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter, the Baltimore Sun reported that thousands of children each year are injured on treadmills. Many of the injuries are just scrapes and bruises from falling off the treadmill, but some are more serious, such as broken bones. Often a child will get his or her hand […]

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Featured Link – 50 Best Blogs for Law Librarians

From comes this list of the 50 best blogs for law librarians. Check it out.

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Massachusetts Considers Law That Allows Doctors To Say They’re Sorry

We need a law that lets doctors say “I’m sorry”? Yes, according to the Massachusetts Legislature. Here’s part of a story from Lawmakers are considering a bill that would let doctors say “I’m sorry” without admitting they made a medical mistake. Doctors have long expressed frustration that showing any compassion toward patients or their […]

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Attempt to Regulate Hydroxycut Products Shows Limits of FDA’s Power Over Supplements

The Los Angeles Times reported, “The push to get Hydroxycut products off the market is the first test of legislation and federal regulations that have given the Food and Drug Administration some new regulatory powers over the herbal supplements industry.” Dietary supplement makers are required to adhere to “specific manufacturing standards,” and “to notify the […]

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Sara Lee Accuses Oscar Mayer of False Advertising

The AP reports that a “lawsuit focused on advertising and product claims filed this week by Sara Lee Corp., the maker of Ball Park Franks, against Oscar Mayer-making rival Kraft Foods Inc. is the latest turn in the summer wiener wars.” In the suit, “Sara Lee alleges that Oscar Mayer’s claims that its Jumbo Beef […]

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Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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