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BMW and Volkswagen Fined 875 million Euros Over Emissions Scandal

The European Commission claimed recently that Daimler, Volkswagen, and Bayerische Motoren Werke, or BMW colluded to hold to back technology that would have improved the cleaning of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel passenger cars. According to the commission, the companies colluded over the course of five years to avoid competing to reduce emissions beyond what…

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Woman Sues After Chair Collapse at Nail Salon Causing Serious Injuries

On September 14, 2021, a Texas resident filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against Apple Nails ‘N Spa Inc. (hereinafter “Defendant” and/or “Apple Nails ‘N Spa”). The woman asserts causes of action for premises liability and negligence against the Defendant as a result of a chair collapse incident that occurred at the…

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Abraham Watkins

20 Killed in Limousine Accident Due to Catastrophic Brake Failure

A recent limousine accident claimed the lives of 20 people when the limousine’s brakes failed. A young man rented a limousine for his wife’s 30th birthday. The plan was to pick up their friends and drive them all to a nearby microbrewery. As they were driving down a hill, the limousine’s brakes failed, causing it…

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Abraham Watkins

Daytime is still dangerous for motorcyclists

It was the middle of the day on Saturday, August 7, 2021, and a Houston motorcyclist was enjoying a weekend cruise. Meanwhile, 35-year-old Christopher Lawrence Baulch had been drinking and was out driving in the Pasadena area. Around 3:55 p.m. at the intersection of South Shaver Street and Wald Street in Baulch and the rider…

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Visitors Sue Six Flags After Chemical Leak Causes Serious Injuries

On July 30, 2021, several visitors (“Visitors”) to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park in Spring, Texas filed a complaint in Harris County District Court after suffering serious injuries following a chemical leak at the park. The Visitors filed their lawsuit against Six Flags Splashtown LLC doing business as Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown  (hereinafter…

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Blood Tests Now Required for Drivers Who Hit Pedestrians

The Texas legislature recently passed a law mandating blood tests following auto-pedestrian accidents. An auto-pedestrian accident is a motor vehicle accident in which a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle. Prior to the passing of this law, a driver’s blood was only tested if the investigating officer suspected a driver was under the influence of…

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LyondellBasell Chemical Leak in LaPorte, Texas Claims Two Lives and Injures Countless Others

Explosions, fires, and chemical releases are completely avoidable. These incidents can happen in refineries, plants, or anywhere natural gas or hydrocarbons are stored. The only way for any of these events to occur is if the owner or operator fails to follow federal or state safety rules to cut costs and increase profits, rather than…

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