A Q&A with a former nightclub owner
What's at stake (in a nutshell):
At heart, federal lawmakers are gunning for the civil justice system.
"Even people who knew the building would have a hard time getting out."
- Friend of Ghost Ship owners/managers
"After 15 seconds, the power went out, and another 30 seconds later it was completely engulfed. It went so fast."
- Survivor's quote
UPDATE: On Dec. 8, TIME reported the Ghost Ship as "missing" from the city's fire-inspection lists, making it hard to know when the warehouse was last inspected - if ever - for fire hazards.
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.