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March 2016 Archives

Healthy meal replacement proves to be anything but

It goes without saying that we expect our grocery store food items to be safe. Any known harm is of an acceptable sort, like knowing buying a tub of ice cream that you intend to eat could add a little fluff to your midsection. But healthy shakes and meals, the ones touted as being nutritious and located in the health and fitness sections of most groceries, are not the obvious junk foods but are instead the products we hide our shameful treats under. However, 2016 has witnessed a 20-state outbreak of Salmonella poisoning linked to one of these very products.

St. Pat's statistics are not so lucky in Ohio

Another St. Pat's holiday filled with merriment and festivities seemingly centered around the overindulgence of alcohol, led to numerous drunk driving arrests in Ohio over the weekend. In fact, state highway patrol in Sandusky County is said to be alarmed at the spike in arrests within the county after six more arrests over the holiday weekend.

When the system fails you, we won't

You put your trust in an overall idea of consumer protection. That what is on the shelf at the stores has been tested and is safe to eat; that what retailers advertise to benefit your life has been scrutinized for efficacy and safety. You don't take chances in your car, you stay off your phone, you don't drive after drinking and you exercise defensive practices. And somehow, your faith has been dashed upon the treacherous rocks of an ugly reality.

Impaired driving accident statistics in Ohio are quite sobering

Despite the efforts of law enforcement and activist groups working all across America, drunk driving remains a problem. In Ohio, drunk driving is a huge problem, and the statistics are sobering. Unfortunately, they are not sobering enough, as impaired driving still leads to countless accidents each year.

How long do you have to file a defective product claim in Ohio?

All states, including Ohio, have what are called "statutes of limitations." These statutes place limits of time on how long individuals, or groups, in the case of class-action suits, have to file liability claims. In Ohio, a statute of limitations is in place that limits the amount of time you have to file a claim involving a defective product.