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Kindergarten Asthma Death Results In Wrongful Death Suit

October 25, 2008

Kindergarten Asthma Death Results In Wrongful Death Suit

The tragic death of a five-year-old boy who suffered an asthma attack at the beginning of school last year has resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit. Trenton Stokes died in August 2007. It was his fourth day of kindergarten at Orange Park Elementary School. His mother, Rita Stokes had met with school officials to talk…

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October 25, 2008

Florida Supreme Court Helps Injured Workers

The Florida Supreme Court ruled this week that a lawyer representing an injured worker is entitled to “reasonable” fees. Ever since a controversial 2003 reform of the state’s workers’ compensation law, lawyer’s fees have been capped. That means most lawyers understandably shy away from workers’; comp cases. We at Farah & Farah do not. The…

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October 24, 2008

Crib Recall After Infant Dies

An 8-month-old child has died after becoming entrapped and suffocating in a Delta Enterprise Co. drop side crib, so nearly 1.6 million cribs are being recalled. The death was due to a safety peg that was not installed. This allowed the crib locks to become disengaged and detach creating a hazardous gap. That apparently led…

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October 23, 2008

Antilock Brakes On Motorcycles Save Lives

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that antilock brakes on motorcycles could save lives. Antilock brakes are already found on cars and trucks. Typically they are found on touring bikes and a limited number of motorcycles. They add a cost of about $1,000. Without them, riders who need to stop their bikes abruptly can…

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October 18, 2008

Protection for Bus Makers Over Our School Children

NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, issued new rules this week that will improve the nation’s 474,000 school buses. Seat and shoulder belts will be required on small school buses. The requirement will also change seat backs making them four inches higher to 24 inches in all new buses. Seats must also come equipped…

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October 17, 2008

Mother Settles Negligent Security in Apartment Killing

The mother of a 13-year-old Jacksonville girl killed by a stray bullet has settled her lawsuit against the apartment complex where they lived. Tina Williams filed the lawsuit against Hartwood Place Apartments in Jacksonville. She claimed if the apartments had better security her daughter, Shenice Holmes would be alive today. There had been a dozen…

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October 16, 2008

Florida Foreclosures Number 3 In Nation

As forclosures hit record numbers across the country comes news that once again Florida ranks near the top – the number three spot nationwide. According to Foreclosures.com, the Sunshine State was topped only by Nevada and Arizona. •Nevada 77.8 filings per 1,000 households •Arizona 74.6 filings per 1,000 households •Florida 64.2 filings per 1,000 households…

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October 13, 2008

Investors Wondering If They Have Recourse

With the stock market as volatile as it is lately, many investors are wondering if they have any recourse for investments that came highly recommended, yet tanked. One case in point — The Reserve Yield Plus Fund (RUPQX) sold by TDAmeritrade to clients claiming it was a “money market” fund. That was the presentation at…

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October 11, 2008

Teens Targeted For Aggressive Driving

In order to reduce aggressive driving as part of the teen web site, recently mentioned in another blog Take The Wheel, Florida is defining aggressive driving. Aggressive driving is responsible for 2/3rds of all fatalities on the road each year, or 27,000 deaths. That number is four times the number of deaths resulting from DUI…

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