A recent product recall shows how some rebuilt, refurbished or defective products can create a risk for consumer injury or death if the products are not manufactured according to federal safety laws. About 1,500 mattresses that have been sold in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for not meeting federal flammability standards.
The family of a Georgia man who suffered permanent brain damage from a near-drowning accident is suing the hotel where the accident occurred. The family is claiming property owner negligence in the civil case against the owners of a Ramada Inn.
A $13 million verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit over the Georgia border in Alabama was intended to send message that driving under the influence can have serious consequences, according to the attorney representing the family of a girl who was killed in 2009 car accident. Even if the defendant never pays the full compensation, "the deterrence factor is the point," the attorney said.
The family members of a man who lost his life while working on a construction site in West Virginia will receive $1 million after the settlement of a lawsuit filed in federal court.