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The plaintiffs in the case are Tray Wrap, Inc. The defendants in the case are Pacific Tomato Growers LTD and Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association.

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In this case, the defendant Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association is seeking an order for a summary judgment over the plaintiff in the instant action suit. The defendant declares that a summary judgment is warranted for a number of different reasons.

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On 16 April 1973 at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon, natural gas which had escaped from a leak and accumulated in the basement of a building (premises liability) and exploded. The explosion and resulting fire killed someone, seriously injured three people, destroyed a building and caused extensive damage to other buildings of the apartment complex and to personal property of several of the tenants.

Four out of a total of 21 lawsuits commenced, are the subject of this appeal: wrongful death action; two personal injury actions; and the property damage.

In the property damage action, a New York Injury Lawyer said the complaint alleged, inter alia, claims based on negligence and strict products liability against the concerns responsible for the manufacture, assembly and installation of the “gas train”, i. e., the various pipes, connections and devices located in the gas equipment room of the building through which the high pressure gas coming from the outside must pass for delivery at a properly reduced low pressure to be used by the tenants in the several garden apartment structures. Of the five defendants in the property damage action, four were manufacturers of components of the gas train – manufacturer of the filters for the removal of dirt and dust from the incoming gas; the manufacturer of the regulator which reduced the high pressure gas to the proper low pressure for use by the tenants; manufacturer of the valve to relieve the excess pressure and the meter to measure the amount of gas used; and, the fabricator and supplier of the gaskets used in the filters. The fifth defendant, purchased the various components and assembled and installed the gas train.

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Stand up comic and television personality Jerry Seinfeld has recently had to see his wife sued on charges of copyright infringement, says a New York Personal Injury Lawyer. Mrs. Seinfeld, who recently published a book entitled, “The Sneaky Chef,” is fighting to keep the case against her from being reinstated.

The book, which is a witty cookbook filled with recipes that are designed to satisfy younger children, is said to have stolen recipes from another book which has very similar recipes. Mrs. Seinfeld’s attorney has defended his client by showcasing the differences between the two books, namely that Mrs. Seinfeld’s book is far more humorous and decidedly lighter fare, whereas the other cookbook is far more serious and is even somewhat lecture prone, making it very different from “The Sneaky Chef.” The style and approach of the two books should outweigh the exact ingredients in a few of the recipes.

The judge hearing the case was making a few jokes of his own, specifically addressing the supposedly innovative nature of some of the recipes. He mentioned that it seemed the idea of making a healthy puree and then hiding it in other recipes may not be so creative after all. No word as of yet as to the outcome of the case, but it appears at present that Mrs. Seinfeld is safe.

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Ohio announced that it would start using pentobarbital for executions. Ohio is not the only state making the switch from using thiopental. Oklahoma is also using the drug for executions, a New York Injury Lawyer reported.

Ohio usually uses 5 grams of thiopental but they will be using 5 grams of pentobarbital instead. The amount is consisted a large doses. They will only need to use a single dose of the drug.

Pentobarbital is often used in assisted suicides and to induce surgical comas. Many vets also use the drug to put an animal to sleep.

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A New York Product Liability Lawyer recently reviewed California Superior Court Case # 30 and revealed that CPAC, a non-profit law clinic, is determined to help both the elderly and the young struggling families who have been affected by bank fraud and are facing homelessness.

“CPAC is trying to accomplish what our government hasn’t. The clinic is fighting a display of alleged bank fraud and lender abuse that was written about in the California Superior Court documents,” he said.

In a recent speech at the Academy Awards, award winner Charles Fergusen said, “Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by massive fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that’s wrong.”

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New Yok Injury Lawyers described today how the U.S. Supreme Court was faced with a decision regarding a person’s right to sue a vaccine manufacturer for design defects.

The NCVIA of 1986 was passed to protect and held responsible for patients who incur injuries or side effects from vaccinations due to defects in design or improper administering of the vaccine. It was enacted to create a no-fault compensation program in exchange for the tort system for resolving vaccine injury claims and suits.

In 1995, a family tried to file a claim regarding their daughter, who allegedly became disabled after her vaccination. After filing their initial claim, they were denied compensation so the case was removed to the U.S. Court of Appeals. The case was still denied and sighted the NCVIA as the reason.

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A study confirmed that changes had to be made to morphine labels due to errors. The FDA along with the manufacturers of the morphine solution gave a warning to medical professionals of the possibility that it can cause health issues if taken in excess. Therefore, they have changed their label to reflect this and to limit the risks of injurythat would affect patients.

According to a person close to the scene, there were some severe illness and deaths that occurred due to this morphine overdose accident. In a few cases, the morphine solutions were purchased in milligrams instead of milliliters and this is certainly a huge error. It means that doctors would issue more than what the patient can ingest comfortably.

Before the labels were changed, the manufacturers had put the morphine solution on the market; expressing the strength as twenty milligram/milliliter. The container that this solution was packaged in had a white background and brown lettering, which means it was hard to see.

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The National Commission of deepwater Horizon reported to a commission that BP was to be blamed for its mismanagement that resulted in the oil spill and blow out. Some industry leaders think that this will be very hard to prove and BP might get away without having to pay any liabilities. In fact, the day after the report came out, BP stocks went up instead of going down as some would normally think could happen.

Other officials told the source that there were also some regulatory issues in the government that also caused this problem to take place. There were many mistakes made causing personal injury, risks factors that were not taken into account beforehand as well as oversights that occurred.

“BP’s drilling process was not in line with the appropriate regulations and the company did not wait for the results to a very important test before putting cement in the well,” said one government official to a colleague.

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A source reports that Matrixx, makers of Zicam Cold Remedy are involved in a class action suit because their product (Zicam) causes loss of smell in its users.

Matrixx of course wants the case dismissed, relates a spokesman. They claim that this is not true, of course.

The District Court granted this motion, explains the expert, but the Ninth Circuit reversed the motion, saying that the District Court made a mistake when they required an allegation of statistical significance to establish materiality. Instead, they came to the conclusion that the complaint thoroughly claimed information linking Zicam and its user’s inability to smell, otherwise known as anosmia. There were also allegations that Matrixx withheld information about reports to these side effects and about lawsuits already pending by Zicam users that they knew about the wrong doing. This is obvious personal injury.

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A federal jury in Islip, New York, has ruled for Toyota in a case of sudden acceleration in New York. This is in Suffolk County and near Nassau County.

The jury deliberated for less than an hour before finding Toyota was not responsible for a doctor’s 2005 Scion sudden acceleration and collision into a tree, sources tell us. The jury found the driver to be at fault, instead.

It was all the driver, not the brake or the floor mat which may have caught the accelerator, a lawyer for the car company reported. The doctor “made a mistake in the operation of his 2005 Scion TC”, the lawyer said to the jury. “He made a simple but unfortunate mistake.”

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