You trust companies to put safe products into the marketplace, but that doesn't always happen. From time to time, unsafe or poorly designed products make it to market, with the potential to cause serious injury or death. By no means is this a new phenomenon, as you will see in the recent examples below.
The buzz around self-driving cars has everyone excited - and some worried.
Tesla Motors' current semi-autonomous technology augments, but does not replace, the human controlling the vehicle. This technology could potentially help a driver avoid a distracted-driving crash, for example, because of a call from a friend or the need to intervene in the kids' back-seat dispute. What it's not meant to do is allow the driver to stop driving altogether.
Plane crashes. No one wants to think about them. But so far this year there have been roughly 15 aviation accidents around the world. A variety of factors contributed to these accidents - engine failure, runway incursions, weather-related issues, hijackers, and navigational-related issues. In a few, the primary cause remains unknown.
Under California Assembly Bill 1513, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2015, any employer paying their workers on a piece-rate scale are required to pay for breaks and other "non-productive" time, at or above the state's minimum wage floor of $10/hour. (The law predominantly affects agribusinesses, salons, spas and other businesses with a tradition of paying employees on a piece-rate basis.)
Amy Fisch Solomon of Girardi | Keese in Los Angeles was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at their Mid-Year Meeting held late last month.
If you consider organizations like Inner City Law Center - whose tagline is "serving the most vulnerable in Los Angeles" - the answer is an emphatic no. Justice is not an empty word in today's America.
Throughout the course of American history, workers have sought fairness - in workplace conditions, in the number of hours on the job, and in their wages. This holds true for workers in all jobs, and for workers of all types, from teens to young adults to mid- and late-career workers.
Work life today generally isn't so bad, at least in the U.S., where a variety of employment laws protect workers from mistreatment and injustice. But that doesn't mean mistreatment and injustice doesn't happen.
Take Splash Kingdom, for example, and the many young people who work there.
Only 100 lawyers in Southern California are selected for lifetime membership - we have six.
Six Girardi | Keese attorneys have been honored by America's Top 100 as Lifetime Achievement Recipients. As such, these attorneys join the membership ranks of only 100 Southern California lawyers to make the cut.
The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter has been used for years, but recently it has made the news based on problems that appear to be caused by it. With that in mind, it is very important to understand what these filters are, how they work, and the risks associated with them.
The antidepressant Zoloft has been linked to some unpleasant and even dangerous side effects, but has also been shown to be effective at helping people who struggle with clinical depression.
So should people take the drug? Are the risks too significant, or do the benefits outweigh the potential for harm?
Talking with a doctor can help you decide, but doing research on your own is also important. That way you have all the information you need in order to make an informed decision regarding whether to use Zoloft.