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  • Tread Endurance Issue Causes Recall of Michelin Tires

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 29-Dec-2013

    Full-sized Ford van owners in Texas may want to pay attention to an important recall from Michelin North America as the company is recalling 1.2 million tires. The defective tires were used on some of Ford's commercial vans, and they may have problems with the tread coming apart. Michelin reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the tires involved in the recall are ...
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  • Family of Man Who Died After Taser Use Files Wrongful Death Suit

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 23-Dec-2013

    A Texas man's family has sued the manufacturer of a Taser gun used by Marshall police after, they claimed, he died from too many shocks from the weapon during an incident in January 2013. Their wrongful death suit also includes the city, a former police chief and others. According to the legal action, the man was tased seven times when police responded to reports of a disturbance at a duplex ...
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  • Texas Construction Site Collapses, Worker Dies in Trench

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Dec-2013

    A man who worked for Municipal District Services died in a trench of mud and dirt on Dec. 5. According to officials with the Harris County Public Infrastructure Department, the worker was called to the location after CenterPoint accidentally hit a water main while working on a gas line. Despite the efforts of rescue workers after the trench collapse, the search turned into a recovery effort. ...
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  • Recall Affects Trader Joe's in 4 States

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Dec-2013

    People that shop at Trader Joe's in Austin, Texas, should be aware of a voluntary recall announced by Huxtable's Kitchen Inc. during the first week of December 2013. The four states affected by this defective products recall are Texas, California, Nevada and Utah. The recall is for a specific lot of Trader Joe's Butternut Squash & Creamed Spinach Gratin. This lot includes 3270 ...
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  • Recalled Pastries May Contain Nuts

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 3-Dec-2013

    A Texas food manufacturer, Marina's German Bakery, has recalled a number of pastry items due to the fact that they may contain nuts; specifically, almonds, walnuts or hazelnuts. These packages aren't marked as containing the nut products, so someone who is allergic could run the risk of suffering from a dangerous reaction if ingested. The defective products are in two-count packages and ...
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