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October 2010 Archives

Port of San Diego Close to Settling Wrongful Death Case

The biggest question at play in the shooting death of a San Diego man, who was shot in the back while resisting arrest by two harbor police, was whether or not the officers used excessive force as they attempted to subdue the man. The man's family accused harbor police of doing so and filed a wrongful death suit against the Unified Port of San Diego.

Latest Toyota Recall Affects 1.53 Million Vehicles

Toyota is in the news again with a massive car recall, this one affecting some 1.53 million vehicles worldwide - 740,000 of which are owned in the United States. The recall was implemented following the discovery of defects in the brake master cylinder and fuel pump on certain Lexus, Avalon and Highlander models.

Pacific Gas and Electric Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) faces a number of wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits, some of which were filed on Monday in San Mateo County Superior Court, stemming from the gas pipeline explosion that occurred early last month. All told, eight people were killed in the explosion and resulting fires. More were injured and many last homes.

Google and the Self-Driving Car of the Future

The director of Stanford's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Sebastian Thrun, sees a future without car accidents. Not literally, of course, though Thrun is definitely a visionary. He's also an engineer at Google, and there, he is part of an elite team.

Tragic Car Accident Involving a Toyota Prius Makes National News

It may or may not have had anything to do with faulty brakes, spontaneous acceleration or an electrical shortage. However, when you have a fatal car accident involving one of the recently recalled Toyota models, these are questions that will undoubtedly come up. Tragically, that was the case in Michigan on Sunday.

U.S. Marine Corps Increases Its Focus on Brain Injuries

The number of U.S. soldiers coming home with brain injuries is staggering. Faced with this reality and the realization that not all scars obtained on the field are visible ones, the armed forces have scrambled to allocate the necessary resources to address this mounting issue.

Blacks More Likely to Die Than Whites in Motorcycle Accidents

A surprising new study indicates that African-American motorcyclists are 1.5 times more likely than white motorcyclists to die from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. San Diego motorcycle accident attorneys noted that the study showed this racial disparity despite the fact that black motorcyclists are more likely to be wearing a helmet when they get into a motorcycle crash.

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