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Brett Ashley Emison

Brett Emison’s Legal Guides

28 total

  • How Much Is Your Life Worth? (It Depends Where You Live)

    So, how much is your life worth? Wayne Green answers this question in an article published in theTulsa World, concluding that "Oklahoma's low liability cap leaves some victims holding the bag." The problem is "sovereign immunity." Sovereign immunity is the judicial doctrine that ...

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  • Will The FDA Ban Avandia?

    Two new studies -- one published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and another published in the Archives of Internal Medicine -- showed that diabetes drug Avandia caused an increased risk of having a heart attack and created higher risk of stroke, heart fa...

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  • Do You Drive On One Of The 100 Deadliest Highways In America?

    The Daily Beast web site wanted to know which highways were the deadliest in America, so its writers crunched the numbers using five years worth of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Florida appeared to have the most dangerous highways, wi...

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  • Collapsing Auto Seats Can Cause Serious Injuries

    In April 2010, Ford Motor Company recalled 33,000 midsize vehicles and SUVs because of a serious safety defect that allowed the seat back and head restraint to fall backwards in a collision. The Ford problem was caused by a seat recliner mechanism that could fail in a crash. Did ...

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  • Distracted Truck Driving Confirmed In Three Fatal Trucking Crashes

    Three fatal semi truck crashes during the first week of June 2010 highlight the dangers and deadly consequences of distracted driving. The first crash happened near Chicago, Illinois when a tractor trailer driver caused a 9 vehicle crash that killed three people when he was tryin...

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  • Chrysler Forced To Recall 600,000 Vehicles

    Chrysler has been forced to recall nearly 600,000 Jeep Wranglers and Chrysler and Dodge minivans due to "sticky" accelerator and potential fire problems according to NBC News. Vehicles recalled include: Nearly 285,000 model year 2008 and 2009 Chrysler Town Country and Dodge ...

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  • The Ford Explorer Has A Long History of Rollover and Stability Problems

    The Ford Explorer has been plagued by rollover and stability problems since its inception as the Ford Bronco II in March 1983. More than 25 years later, Ford is still battling the stability problems that plagued the vehicle at its inception and fighting losing battles in cour...

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  • Does Ford Have A Sudden Acceleration Problem Too?

    As Toyota's deadly sudden acceleration problem -- full coverage here -- drags on and on, several reports have suggested that Ford Motor Company may have a sudden acceleration problem of its own. Several sources, including the Detroit News, the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg...

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  • Why Are Drop Side Cribs So Dangerous? How You Can Protect Your Child

    The Washington Post reported in May 2010 that the US will ban drop side cribs amid ongoing safety concerns. The drop side crib has been on the US market since the 1950, although it is unknown how many are still in use. Because many cribs cost $1,000 or more, many are used re...

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  • Is Toyota Putting You At Risk With "Dirty Tricks"?

    Many people already knew that Toyota was more concerned about protecting its image than protecting its drivers. Maybe we just didn't realize how far Toyota would go. I've documented here how Toyota's class action defense lawyers used a hired gun, Exponent, to doctor testing i...

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