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Blog Posts in January, 2011

  • Womans Wrongful Death Blamed on Faulty Seatbelt System

    The family of Sandra Dozier is suing TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc. over her Texas wrongful death. They claim that the defendant designed and made a very dangerous restraint system. Dozier was driving a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix on March 13, 2007 when she lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over. She suffered fatal injuries despite wearing a seat belt. Per the seat belt defect lawsuit, the ...
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  • Whats the Latest on U.S. Bank Failures?

    According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), there were 157 bank failures in 2010. Through January 21st of this year, 7 banks have failed. The most recent failure is United Western Bank in Denver, Colorado, whose deposits have been assumed by First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Raleigh, N.C. The year 2009 saw 140 failures, while there were only 25 failures in 2008, 3 in 2007 and ...
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  • Toyota Recalls 245,000 Lexus in the US

    Toyota says that is recalling 1.7 more autos worldwide because of fuel-system problems affecting several models. 245,000 of the recalled vehicles are Lexus luxury cars in the US. The automaker says that because of inadequate tightening of the fuel-pressure sensor connected to specific engine fuel delivery pipes, the sensor might eventually come loose. If this were to happen, fuel might leak. ...
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  • Boulder Charity's Funds Allegedly Embezzled by Bookkeeper

    A bookkeeper at Impact on Education, a Boulder, Colorado-based charity, was arrested January 22, 2011, and charged with forgery and embezzlement of at least $160,000 of the charity’s funds. According to Boulder police, she forged more than 60 checks over several years. She remains in jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. The charity’s website says Impact on Education (then The Foundation for Boulder ...
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  • Musings on the Arizona Shootings

    Although the recent killings of six and the wounding of 14 others, including a member of U.S. Congress, at a political event outside a supermarket in Tucson has no direct connection to Colorado or the purpose of this blog, we would like to make some observations. Here are some of the things that we believe no “liberal” or “conservative” political party or pundit or anyone else really knows about ...
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  • Toyota Sudden Acceleration Lawsuit Filed in Missouri Wrongful Death at Carwash

    The family of Rosland Watson is suing Toyota, the Grandview Auto Wash, and the driver of the vehicle that struck her for Missouri wrongful death. Watson, 40, suffered fatal injuries on November 5, 2009 when a 2002 Toyota Land Cruiser that was leaving a car wash bay hit her. At the time, she was seated on a bench in the waiting area, while her own car was being cleaned. Watson sustained head ...
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  • A Dismal Picture of our Nation's Education System

    The Associated Press reports that 23 percent of recent high school graduates nationwide can’t pass the Army’s entrance exam. Figures varied widely by state. In Colorado, for example, the figure was less than 20 percent while Hawaii had an ineligibility rate of almost 40 percent. The exam consists of basic math, science and reading questions. To make matters even worse, the Marines, Air Force, Navy ...
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  • Toddlers Parents File Massachusetts Crib Defect Lawsuit Seeking Wrongful Death Damages

    The parents of 1-year-old Landon James Zimmerman are suing Simplicity, SFCA Inc., and Hayneedle Inc. for wrongful death. Zimmerman allegedly died in a Massachusetts crib entrapment accident that caused him to suffocate. At the time, the toddler was using a Simplicity Ellis Deluxe 4-in-1 Convertible Sleep System crib. Zimmerman’s death in 2008 prompted the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ...
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  • Colorado Judge's Muzzling of Grand Jury Report Demands an Explanation

    Back on July 6, 2010, we blogged about the dismissal by a Denver, Colorado District Court Judge of serious felony charges against a defendant based on the fact that a Denver police officer apparently lied in an arrest warrant affidavit. We wondered at that time whether or not the officer involved would be disciplined or charged criminally for his under-oath departure from the truth. The case had ...
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  • Denver Selected as World's Best Convention Location

    The Globe and Mail, Canada’s fourth largest newspaper, has selected Denver, Colorado as the best city in the world for holding a business convention. The selection panel consisted of airline chiefs, frequent fliers, meeting experts and business travel pros. According to Zane Kerby, senior VP of the National Business Travel Association, Denver’s central U.S. location, cheap flights into DIA, and ...
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  • $32.2M Goodyear Tire Blowout Verdict Upheld by the Nevada Supreme Court in Deadly 2004 Utah 15-Passenger Van Crash-Again

    Once again, the Nevada Supreme Court has rejected attempts by Goodyear to overturn a $32.2 million defective tire verdict against it in the wrongful case filed by the surviving family members of three people killed in a 2004 Utah 15-passenger van crash. The plaintiffs have said that the deadly auto accident was caused by a tire blowout that caused the vehicle to overturn on I-70. Killed in the ...
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  • Ford and Chrysler Among Latest Automakers to Recall Vehicles

    Chrsyler Group is recalling over 144,000 Ram and Doge vehicles in three separate actions. The largest recall involves about 65,180 Dodge Journey sports-utility vehicles made between November 1, 2007 and September 7, 2008. The issue of concern involves front-door wiring harnesses that may break or wear, potentially disabling side-impact airbags. Chrysler has told the National Highway Traffic Safety ...
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