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Brett Ashley Emison

Brett Emison’s Legal Guides

28 total

  • Regional Airline Pilots May Not Have The "Right Stuff"

    Future airline pilots will be less experienced, less ethical and in short supply, said a panel of experts at an aviation safety forum as reported by the Associated Press. Following the tragedy of 9/11 and subsequent economic struggles of the airline industry, there have been...

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  • Bad Smoke and Fire Detectors Almost Always Deadly

    Smoke detectors and fire alarms are a critical safety device for your home. You should make sure that your smoke detectors are properly installed, your batteries are fresh and are sufficient to warn you in the event of a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Assoc...

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  • Who Is Filling Your Prescriptions?

    Earlier this month a Florida appeals court upheld a $33.3 million verdict against Walgreen's on behalf of the family of Beth Hippely, represented by IB member Chris Searcy. Mrs. Hippely died in 2007 after an inexperienced pharmacy technician filled Hippely's prescription with...

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  • How Juries Work: One Family's Story

    I often get asked how our jury system works. The U.S. Constitution and State Constitutions grant you the right to a trial by jury. Article III, Section 2: Trial by Jury, Original Jurisdiction, Jury Trials 7th Amendment: Trial by Jury in Civil Cases In Suits at common law. . ....

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  • Toyota Sudden Acceleration Recall: Experts Refute Toyota's Denial Of Electronic Problems

    A panel of leading experts, including the former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA"), held a press conference last week to refute Toyota's claims that electronics play no role in Toyota's sudden acceleration problem. Safety experts found a "smo...

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  • Did Toyota Design Its Testing For Defense Lawyers Or For Safety?

    Toyota executives told Congress in sworn testimony that it gave a consulting company called Exponent an unlimited budget to research electromagnetic sources of Toyota's sudden acceleration problems. However, after an automotive professor, David Gilbert, successfully demonst...

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  • Did The West Virginia Mine Owner Really Try To Buy A Supreme Court Judge?

    Since the tragic Montcoal, West Virginia coal mine explosion, the world has learned a lot more about Don Blankenship, the CEO of mining giant Massey Energy, Co. What you might not know is that Don Blankenship tried to "buy" a West Virginia Supreme Court judge in 2004. It's a ...

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  • Will BP's Liability For The Gulf Oil Spill Be Capped At $75 Million? Is BP "Too Big To Spill"?

    Did you know that BP's liability to all of the families and businesses affected by the massive gulf oil spill may be capped a total of only $75 million? Is British Petroleum "too big to spill"? Will the US government be on the hook to this foreign oil company in another big c...

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  • Did You Know The US Government Has Banned Texting By Truck Drivers For Safety Reasons?

    In January, the US government banned semi truck, tractor trailer, eighteen wheeler and bus drivers from sending text messages while driving. From the Washington Post: "We want the drivers of big rigs and buses and those who share the roads with them to be safe," said U.S. Tran...

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  • Why Are There So Many Semi Truck and Tractor Trailer Crashes?

    Tractor trailer accidents cause a disproportionate number of deaths. Because of the vast difference in size and weight between a semi truck and a passenger vehicle, these crashes are much more destructive and devastating than a collision involving two passenger vehicles. Na...

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