Monthly Archives: July 2013

NCAA Concussion Suit Seeking Class-Action Status



Attorneys in the concussion lawsuit against the NCAA are seeking class-action status in a case they say could “change college sports forever.” The plaintiffs in the suit accuse the NCAA of failing to establish a strong, clear policy on concussions and say team doctors and trainers often put players at risk by allowing them to reenter games with concussions.

Michael Tarm, San Jose Mercury News 07/19/2013

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Honda Expands Fit Hatchback Recall

    Honda Motors will expand a recall of its Honda Fit hatchback to include another 48,000 vehicles due to an issue with the stability control software. The original recall took place in April after it was discovered the car's software may allow its body to “roll too much before intervening, possibly causing the driverContinue Reading

Don’t be commenting on how hot your professor is

  Judge Favors School in 'Hot for Teacher' Lawsuit A federal judge has ruled that a university student in Detroit who wrote an inappropriate essay about being sexually attracted to his teacher is not protected by the First Amendment. The student was suspended from school after turning in his essay in which he called hisContinue Reading

The Need for Unions Lives On

Very interesting video from the NYT.

795,000 Kenmore Dehumidifiers Recalled

      The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of 795,000 Kenmore dehumidifiers sold at Sears and Kmart stores across the county. The agency said the dehumidifiers can overheat smoke, melt and catch fire, posing burn and injury risks to users. There have been seven reports of shorting and fires associated withContinue Reading

Malala Yousafzai – One Person Can Make a Difference

The following post came from my good friend Matt Evantoff who is a communications and messaging expert. It is worth repeating here. “12 Lessons from the Best Speech of 2013: Malala and Public Speaking” Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations and delivered what can only be described as the best speech of 2013, as wellContinue Reading

Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Byetta and Januvia Prompt Investigation

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced an investigation into reports that Type 2 diabetes drugs Januvia and Byetta are associated with an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. The FDA previously issued warnings related to these drugs over an increased risk of pancreatitis. Additionally, a recent study in JAMA's Internal MedicineContinue Reading

Ford faces class-action suit over touch-screen system defects.

  The National Law Journal (7/17, Bronstad) reports that a proposed nationwide class action lawsuit “has been filed against Ford Motor Co. over defects associated with the interactive touch-screen display systems in its Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles.” The MyFord Touch system, “launched in 2010, was designed to seamlessly operate audio controls, global positioning systemContinue Reading

NJ Supreme Court Clears the Way for Beach Replenishment

  Dune's Benefit to Shore Owner Can Be Setoff in Takings Case Michael Booth 07/08/2013 Text Size   Oceanfront landowners who endure the building of protective sand dunes on their property aren't just losing a view; they're gaining a sea wall. That's the import of Monday's New Jersey Supreme Court decision that lets juries weighingContinue Reading

USA Votes LBI #2 Beach on East Coast

Just because everyone goes to the beach in summer doesn't mean you have to fight crowds to find a placid stretch of sand. From Maine to Florida, here are 10 spots where you can savor the shore without so much company. Playalinda Beach, Florida Florida's beaches have a well-deserved reputation for being some of theContinue Reading