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Posted On 10/14/19

Arizona Golf Cart Laws

A golf cart is a vehicle designed for toting golf clubs and players on golf courses. However, many people in Arizona use them as a regular mode of transportation. They are fuel-efficient and the perfect size for many. Golf carts are popular in Arizona among seasonal residents who come to the state each winter. Maricopa County alone has more than 30,000 registered golf carts. Before you take your golf cart out on the town, learn the state’s related laws to keep yourself and others safe. What Is a Golf Cart? The official definition of a golf cart under Arizona law is a vehicle with at least three wheels on the...

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Posted On 10/07/19

Arizona Dog Bite Law Euthanasia

Dog bites can be devastating personal injuries. Dog bites have killed hundreds of victims in the U.S. over the years. Animal attacks have caused thousands of life-altering personal injuries. One of the most common questions asked after a serious dog bite incident in Arizona is, “Will the city put the dog down?” Whether you are a dog bite victim or a pet owner, it is important to know where Arizona stands on dog euthanasia laws after attacks. How Animal Control Responds to Dog Attacks A dog attack victim should call the local animal control center for an investigation of the event if the injuries are serious. If the bite punctures...

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Posted On 10/04/19

Nearly 1 Million Ridgewood Four-Drawer Dressers Recalled; Sold Exclusively at Kmart

The risk of residential appliances and furniture tipping over is a hidden danger of which manufacturers are full aware, yet dangerous products continue to be sold. In yet another example, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the furniture manufacturer Ridgewood Industries, Inc. of Canada has issued a recall on the Bellmont four-drawer dressers with plastic drawer glides.  The dressers were sold exclusively at  Kmart stores nationwide from April 2013 to November 2018 for about $40. The recalled dressers are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled dresser that is not properly...

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Posted On 10/04/19

Class-action lawsuit alleges lunch payment defrauded parents in multiple states

An article published by the Washington Post on September 26, 2019 claims families are seeking damages from Heartland Payment Systems, which owns and operates MySchoolBucks, based on fraud. Heartland is accused of stealing money parents thought were going to their children's schools.  The lawsuit was filed by Florida resident Max Story in conjunction with families in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Mr. Story says Heartland misled him into believing program fees associated with the service were going to his child’s school. According to Jennifer Bennett, Story’s attorney. “It turns out that it was Heartland, itself, that was charging fees, and none of the money was going to schools.” The case filed...

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Posted On 10/01/19

September Product Recalls 2019

A product recall means something is wrong with the item – something significant enough to potentially cause consumer injuries or deaths. The Consumer Product Safety Commission tries to protect consumers from defective and dangerous products by holding manufacturers to certain safety standards. It also warns consumers of defective products using its real-time product recall list. September’s additions to the recall list included children’s toys, lawnmowers, firearms and furniture. If you or a loved one were injured due to a defect product, speak with a product liability lawyer. Beaufort Bonnet Knit Dolls On September 3rd, the children’s toy company Beaufort Bonnet recalled about 4,500 units of its handmade knit dolls after...

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Posted On 09/30/19

Arizona Window Tint Laws

Tinted windows are common in Arizona. With temperatures regularly climbing over 100 degrees in the summer months, window tint can offer respite from the sun. It can keep the interior temperature of a vehicle cooler and protect the seats and dashboard from sun-related wear. If a driver breaks the law by tinting the windows too darkly, however, he or she may be unable to see the road. All drivers must know and obey Arizona’s window tint laws for everyone’s safety. What Percent Window Tint Is Legal in Arizona? The law describes window tint in terms of darkness and reflectivity. It also refers to visible light transmission (VLT), or the percentage...

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