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Train Derailment in Crescent City, FL

05/15/2015
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Avoidable Tragedy A few days ago, it was a Philadelphia train derailment that claimed (7) dead and over 130 injured. Since 1991, the railway industry led by CSX has been trying to assure the public that rail transportation is just fine. As, Pulitzer Prize winning author David Johnston discovered in […]

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Train Derailments and PTC

05/14/2015
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Can Positive Train Control Help Prevent Another Train Accident? After most tragedies involving the loss of life and hundreds of injured people, we reflect on: what could have been done to avoid this? What safety measures were in place or should have been in place that might have limited the […]

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Amtrak Train Derailment

05/13/2015
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Memories of Tragedies on the Rails On May 13, 2015, once again tragedy struck as an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, killing six people and injuring more than 130. One of those killed was a Naval Academy midshipman on leave. This shocking and catastrophic derailment brings back memories for Attorneys […]

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Are Takata Vehicle Airbag Replacements Safe?

05/6/2015
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Japanese Company Says ‘Yes,’ While NHTSA ‘Continues To Examine the New Batch’ The jury is out on whether Takata’s replacement airbag systems are safer than the 17 million recalled for dangerously exploding inside the vehicle upon deployment. The Japanese company that dominates the airbag market says the replacements are safe, […]

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Hawaii Set to Raise “Smoking Age” to 21

04/28/2015
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Last Friday, Hawaii’s state legislature passed a bill to prohibit the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21.  Should Governor Ige sign the measure, it would become law on January 1, 2016, making Hawaii the strictest state concerning such sales.  New Jersey, Alabama, […]

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More Vehicles Recalled by Takata Airbag Defect

04/24/2015
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Nissans Made Between 2004 and 2006 Added to List Nissan upped the ante in the Takata airbag investigation by adding another 45,000 vehicles to a recall list that now exceeds 17 million U.S. cars and trucks. The reason: An injury to a female driver in a 2006 Sentra, whose airbag […]

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