Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Injured Families in Selmer Dragster Case

In a unanimous opinion released today (Sept. 27, 2011), the Western Section Court of Appeals of Tennessee ruled in Ginny Beth King et al v. Flowmaster, Inc.  that a trial court should not have dismissed Flowmaster from the case based on additional jury questions yet to be decided.  The trial court had dismissed Flowmaster on the theory that they had no legal duty to protect spectators at the 2007 Cars for Kids event held in Selmer, Tennessee. The event was to feature exhibition burnouts by professional drag race drivers including Troy Critchley, whose 3000 horse power car veered into the... Read More

Child Safety Latches and Outlet Covers Subject of Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ( announced today that Prime-Line Products, an importer located in Redlands, California, had agreed to a voluntary recall of 37,000 child safety latches and outlet covers, based on the discovery that screws on the safety latches can loosen and/or break, allowing young children to gain access to unprotected electrical outlets and small loose parts they could ingest.  The products were sold under the name Child Safe.  The recall includes child safety drawer and cabinet latches, as well as outlet covers with rotating... Read More

185,000 Pounds of Ground Turkey Recalled Due to Salmonella

As the nation remembered the harrowing events of Sept. 11, 2001, a recall for 185,000 pounds of ground turkey produced by Cargill was issued by the U.S. Food Safety & Inspection Service. Issuing the Class I recall on Sunday, the food inspection agency claims the turkey contains Salmonella Heidelberg, the same strain that prompted a similar recall in August. The recall affects fresh ground turkey sold nationwide, including Kroger stores here in Tennessee. All of the products under this recall were produced at Cargill’s plant in Springdale, Arkansas. The original recall issued on August... Read More

Playground Safety

As a Plaintiff’s law firm we routinely receive calls from the parents of young a child who has fallen on a playground, received a serious head injury and is being treated for seizures.  We start an investigation to see if the accident could have been prevented had someone, some company or some governmental agency had used due care.  As lawyers we look to see if the negligence of the defendant was the cause of the accident. Many times the playground is owned by the city, municipality or the county government.  This brings into play a statute known as the “governmental tort liability... Read More