December, 2011

December 1, 2011

Recently, the batteries in several of GM’s Chevrolet Volts caught fire in crash tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This has led to a formal safety investigation into the possibility of auto defects involving the lithium-ion batteries used in the Volt, the way the batteries are mounted and other…
Read More

December 1, 2011

The NFL has asked a federal judge to a block a class action lawsuit filed by several retired football players. The players accuse the NFL of exposing them to head injuries by following inadequate head-safety rules as well as by concealing the risks from players. Much of the dispute revolves around the…
Read More

December 1, 2011

A nationally-known DJ was in critical condition Thursday following a bizarre accident. In Portland for a special event, the 40-year-old victim was in bed when a black-and-white cab crashed through the wall of his first-floor hotel room. The cab came to rest on top of the man, pinning him against…
Read More

December 1, 2011

The police are told to “protect and serve” the community at large, but a judge seems to think that may not have been the case when he denied a former Portland police officer’s motion to dismiss a wrongful death suit last week. A Portland man was hit six times with beanbag…
Read More

December 1, 2011

Really organized parents in Portland will have all their Christmas presents bought and wrapped and tagged. The rest of us are still wondering just how busy the stores will be on Saturday. What we shouldn’t be wondering about, though, is whether we’ve unwittingly purchased a dangerous toy. In this day and…
Read More