Daily Archives April 13, 2015

SUV Rollovers – Florida

SUV Rollovers – Florida

by: T.Going

SUV (Sport Utility Vehicles) sales have sky-rocketed in the United States over the past few years. In 2004, SUV’s accounted for 25 percent of all new-vehicle sales with over 22 million on the road. Because SUV’s are larger, and heavier than other cars, buyers often times overlook the safety issues concerning them. Unfortunately, SUV’s have the leading cause of rollover death on our highways. New statistics show that more than 12,000 people died last year in rollover accidents with SUV’s accounting for 62 percent.
In Florida, SUV sales are rising and so are the problems that come along with them. Because SUV’s have a higher center of gravity, they are the most unstable and rollover-prone vehicles on the road today...

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Book Review: Toxic Deception

Book Review: Toxic Deception

by: Granny’s Mettle

In the book, TOXIC DECEPTION, authors Dan Fagin and Marianne Lavelle talked about the ways and means today’s manufacturers were able to hide their “deceptive practices”, and keep harmful products in the market even with the availability of safer and cheaper alternatives.
According to the book, there are secret industry documents and internal records from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), showing how the chemical industry distorted scientific studies to produce results that are according to their advantage. They have twisted facts and figures to mislead the consumers on the dangers of four (4) common chemicals investigated in Toxic Deception...

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Creating an Environment in Law Firms Where Knowled

Creating an Environment in Law Firms Where Knowledge Management Will Work

by: Mitchell Dubin

The adoption of collaborative applications and knowledge management technologies by the legal profession has proceeded far less rapidly than many people would have expected or hoped. While vendors of data mining, knowledge management and other information technologies consistently see the legal profession as a fertile market for their products and initiatives, they are often disappointed by the resistance they find by lawyers and law firms...

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How the Jury System Should be Reformed

How the Jury System Should be Reformed

by: Terry Mitchell

Our current jury system is ailing. It is beginning to fail us. O.J. Simpson being found not guilty is just one example of that problem. People with loads of evidence against them are found not guilty, while others with far less evidence against them are found guilty. Mass murderers are often sentenced to life in prison, while many others who commit just one murder are sentenced to death. People tried separately for the same crime often get much different verdicts and/or much different sentences. I know the Constitution guarantees the accused a right to a jury of his or her peers, but times have changes over the last 200-plus years and we need to make adjustments accordingly...

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Internet Shopping Tips

Internet Shopping Tips

by: News Canada

(NC) – Here are some Internet shopping tips from Industry Canada’s Office of Consumer Affairs:

Know the merchant you are dealing with.
Look for detailed product information.
Read the contract’s terms and conditions and print or save them.
Check for quality assurance certificates or seals.
Verify that the merchant has a fair and clear complaint-handling process.
Make sure that you’re comfortable with the merchant’s purchasing process and that you know how to cancel your order.
Make sure the merchant has a secure transaction system to protect your financial information.
Review the merchant’s policy for protecting personal information.
Watch out for mass e-mails, scams etc.

For more information on Internet shopping scams, and how to be a clever consumer...

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