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Mitzi Osborne Files Lawsuit Against Safeguard for Stolen Property

Published on Mar 11, 2013 at 10:11 pm in Consumer Awareness.

Mitzi Osborne, represented by Will Bond and Carter Stein of McMath Woods, has filed a lawsuit against Safeguard and a subcontractor of Safeguard over property removed from her home in March 2012.  For additional information on the lawsuit, please see the attached link to today’s Arkansas Business article.  https://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/91275/mitzi-osbourne-sues-to-recover-stolen-property

Aqua-Leisure Issued Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Defective Baby Boats

Published on Oct 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm in Consumer Awareness.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Aqua-Leisure Industries, Inc., of Avon, Mass., has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $650,000. The penalty agreement has been accepted provisionally by a 4-0 vote of the Commission.

The settlement resolves CPSC staff allegations that Aqua-Leisure knowingly failed to report a defect involving its inflatable baby boats to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law. The leg strap in the seat of baby boats manufactured from August 2002 to July 2008 can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into or under the water, posing a risk of drowning.

The Dangers of Residential Fires

Published on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm in Consumer Awareness.

In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are providing new statistics on fires in American homes and urging consumers to install smoke alarms in their homes and check to make sure all smoke alarms are working properly. It is also vitally important to develop and practice a family fire escape plan.

In a report released today, CPSC estimates there was an average of 366,700 unintentional residential fires, 2,310 deaths, 12,550 injuries and more than $7 billion in property damage each year attended by fire service between 2008 and 2010.

New Rule Adopted for Noise from Natural Gas Compressor Stations

Published on Aug 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm in Environmental.

At its meeting on August 23, 2011, the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission (AOGC) approved a new rule that will limit the amount of noise a natural-gas compressor station can emit. The new rule will limit the noise levels of a non-wellhead natural gas compressor to 55 decibels, as measured from the exterior of the nearest pre-existing “noise-sensitive area.” A noise-sensitive area is defined as a “private residence … school, hospital, church, nursing home or other building regularly used for overnight accommodations.” Compressor stations re-pressurize natural gas to keep it flowing through a pipeline. They are 40 to 100 miles apart and typically run 24 hours a day.

2.5 Million Dollar Verdict against Lase Med Inc. and Antonella Carpenter

Published on Jun 16, 2011 at 5:07 pm in Uncategorized.

A client of McMath Woods P.A. was awarded a 2.5 million dollar verdict by a jury in federal court in Arkansas on June 14, 2011 against Lase Med Inc. and Antonella Carpenter. Most importantly, the jury found that Antonella Carpenter and Lase Med Inc. committed fraud and deceptive trade practices. Antonella Carpenter and Lase Med, Inc. claim they can cure breast cancer in patients. Antonella Carpenter is not a medical doctor, and her claims of having a legitimate doctorate are questionable. An expert oncologist testified at trial that the Lase Med treatment given by Antonella Carpenter was of no value to breast cancer patients. The collectability of the judgment is in question, but the jury verdict lets women seeking breast cancer treatment know that Lase Med and Antonella Carpenter were found to have defrauded Therese Westphal and that their advertising and representations concerning the benefits of their treatment was deceptive. Will Bond was the lead attorney on the case for McMath Woods. David Horn was the initial attorney for Therese Westphal and he helped evaluate and prepare the case for litigation.

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