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October 2016 Archives

What if my construction company has a history of violations?

It comes as no surprise that construction sites are among the most dangerous places to work in the country. Workers are surrounded by large machinery, heavy materials and often a busy environment as multiple crews work to complete many separate tasks needed to make a project come together.

Galaxy Note 7 Fiasco Could Signal Wider Trouble for Samsung

The news just doesn't seem to get better for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. After initial reports in August that the lithium/ion battery in the new top of the line device could possibly overheat and combust, the South Korean-based company went on to recall 2.5 million units of the Galaxy Note 7 in September. The promise then was that the design flaw had been fixed. Then on October 5 a new Galaxy Note 7 bought after the recall had overheated after its owner had boarded a plane. The heat from the device was such that it burned a hole through the carpet and into the subflooring of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737. This is after the fixed design of the new device had been green-lighted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Mother Dies in Hit-and-Run Incident After Saving Daughter

Some may recall the Connecticut mother who pushed her seven-year-old daughter to safety before she was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident. The 40-year-old woman was crossing Springdale Avenue in Meriden with her daughter when she spotted the oncoming vehicle and reacted.

Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Catches Fire

Samsung's troubles with its new Galaxy Note 7 smart phone continue. It was first reported in August of 2016 that the lithium-ion battery inside the popular and expensive new device could possibly overheat and have even caught fire at times. The beleaguered cell phone giant subsequently made the announcement to recall 2.5 million unites around the world, including all Galaxy Note 7 devices sold in the U.S. between its early August rollout and Sept. 15.

Medical marijuana users still at risk for DWAI

Since being signed into law by governor Cuomo in July of 2014, the Compassionate Care Act has changed substantially in order to better serve patients. The latest policy shift allows for medical marijuana home delivery as soon as October of 2016. While marijuana is still considered an illegal substance by federal authorities, the state is planning to incorporate 12 suggestions made by the New York Department of Health, with medical marijuana home delivery option being one of them.