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  • Man Killed After Tent Collapses

    - January 01, 1970

    Severe weather and high winds caused a beer tent to collapse in St. Louis on Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of people were celebrating the St. Louis Cardinals’ victory in a beer tent at Kilroy’s Bar when the thunderstorm hit. The tent collapse killed Alfred Goodman and left a 100 people injured. According toUSA Today, the St. Louis Fire Depar…

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  • General Motors Recall Affects 3.16 Million Additional Vehicles

    - January 01, 1970

    A new recall from General Motors is affecting 3.16 million additional vehicles across the country. Yesterday’s recall announcement brings the total of recalled vehicles to approximately 20 million this year alone. The affected vehicles, model years ranging from 2000 to 2014, will need to have the ignition switches and keys replaced to correct a defect which could cause the switch to slip out of place if the vehicle is jostled by a strong bump. Though the current recall sounds …

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  • Consumer Watchdogs Want to Warn Women About the Dangers of Vaginal Mesh

    - January 01, 1970

    Consumer watchdog group Corporate Action Network (CAN) has launched a campaign aimed at alerting consumers about the dangers of Ethicon vaginal mesh products. The network is seeking to hold Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon’s parent company, liable for putting profits over people. Ethicon manufactures surgical sutures and wound closure devices, they even have a slogan that reads “better surgery for a better world.” However, the company is currently the target of more than 20,00…

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  • Fresenius NaturaLyte and Granuflo Injury Claims Approaching Statute of Limitations

    - January 01, 1970

    In March 2012, the official FDA recall of Fresenius’ dialysis products NaturaLyte and Granuflo was issued. As the cut-off date for filing an injury claim draws near, law firms are likely to see an influx of product liability claims from the victims of these drugs. The statute of limitations in these cases is two years, which will bar anyone from filing a claim after March 2014. If you or someone you love took either dialysis drug, Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers urges you to file a Natu…

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  • Man Wins $7 Million in ’Popcorn Lung’ Lawsuit

    - January 01, 1970

    On Wednesday, a federal jury awarded Wayne Watson a $7 million dollar verdict against various food companies after being diagnosed with “popcorn lung”. …

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  • Volvo Has To Pay $1.5 Million in Civil Penalties

    - January 01, 1970

    Last week, The U.S. Department of Transportation’sNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) announced that Volvo Cars North America, LLC agreed to pay $1.5 million in civil penalties for failing to report safety defects and noncompliances to the government in a timely manne…

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  • Shelton Fire Engulfs, Collapses Building Injuring 5 and Displacing Dozens

    - January 01, 1970

    A massive fire in Shelton late Sunday evening destroyed a building and injured five people while leaving 28 others homeless. The Shelton Fire Department was dispatched to battle the flames and rescue residents. “It was a mass evacuation rescue from the get-go,” said Shelton Fire Department Assistant Chief Nick Verdicchio. The four-story blaze required several crews to extinguish, though approximately 30 minutes into the effort the building collapsed. Crews from Shelton, Ansonia, D…

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  • Connecticut Christmas Tree Chosen to Adorn Rockefeller Plaza

    - January 01, 1970

    As the holiday season draws near, the excitement of Rockefeller Plaza’s Christmas tree selection has heightened. Today, the residents of the Connecticut town of Shelton beamed with pride as one of their massive trees was chosen for the prestigious honor of Rockefeller Christmas tree for the sixth year in a row. The 76-foot Norway spruce was transported from Shelton to New York City via tractor-trailer on a trip 70 miles long. Shelton’s mayor Mark Lauretti noted that the honor o…

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  • Pratt Whitney Cuts 200 Connecticut Jobs

    - January 01, 1970

    After a voluntary separation program eliminated 575 Pratt and Whitney workers last month, the technology giant is cutting an additional 400 salaried positions, half of which will be from their Connecticut offices. These cuts are effective immediately and will impact mostly administrative positions within the company. Pratt & Whitney spokesman Ray Hernandez gave a statement noting that the job cuts were difficult to make but, “necessary to remain competitive.” The aircraft c…

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  • I-95 Lane Closures and Traffic Shifts in New Haven Continue

    - January 01, 1970

    If you’re headed into the city from the South bound lanes, the latest traffic shift will move drivers toward the new lanes of the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge. Transportation officials are even warning drivers of serious delays in next weekend’s plans to shift southbound traffic to the new Pearl Harbor/Q Bridge. Along with the detour drivers will have to deal with lane closures. During the day only two lanes will be open and one at night. Ramp closures will also occur. Al…

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