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Mark Bello

Because Children are Our Future!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that child abuse and neglect is a problem nationwide — in every state, in every community. It happens much more than we want to acknowledge, across all races, ethnicities, and […]

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When it comes to Safety, “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure”

While initial reports said a boiler exploded at a box manufacturing company in the city of St. Louis shooting debris for blocks, the vessel was a hot water storage tank known as a semi-closed receiver (SCR). The tank is part […]

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Family Names 14 Defendants in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a Texas University student who died at an off-campus Halloween party on October 28 has named 14 defendants in a $10 million wrongful death lawsuit. The party was sponsored by four fraternities associated with Texas State, according […]

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Back by a Different Name, but still Trampling on Citizen Rights

Tort reform has reared its ugly head once again, this time, the “Protecting Access to Care Act” (HR1215). While this legislation may have a catchy, pro-citizen name, HR 1215 does nothing to protect a citizen’s access to care. It is […]

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Virginia Supreme Court Reinstates Lawsuit under “Last Clear Chance” Doctrine

In 2013, a husband and father of three was struck by a train while walking adjacent to train tracks owned by CSX Transportation, killing him instantly. Although his wife acknowledged that her husband was partially responsible, she filed a wrongful […]

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It’s never too early to plan for the unexpected around the Swimming Pool

Swimming season is not far off. Sadly, with it comes swimming pool tragedies, especially with young children. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 300 children under the age of five, drown in a swimming pool each year, […]

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Who has the Right-of-Way?

In part two of safety during a power outage, Lawsuit Financial asks the questions – “Do you know what to do when you approach an intersection and the traffic light is out? Who has the right of way?” In most […]

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Think Safety First When A Power Outage Affects You

Last week, high winds in southeastern Michigan left 800,000 homes and businesses without power. Some homeowners and businesses went five days without power; some areas are still not restored. Today, nearly 100,000 are without power in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, […]

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Shallow Water Blackout – The Silent Killer of Swimmers

Did you know that prolonged or repeated breath holding is dangerous? The family of a 21-year-old man who died after going into cardiac arrest while performing a grueling underwater endurance process have reached an out-or-court settlement of $600, 000. In […]

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Comparative Negligence: How Most States Deal with Cases Where Multiple Parties Cause Tragedy

I recently read an article about a case against Subaru that was scheduled for trial. The West Virginia lawsuit resulted from a fatal wreck on April 2, 2009. A 2002 Ford Explorer crossed the center line and hit a 1999 Subaru […]