Brawl in the Mall: An Outbreak of Holiday Violence

I want to look at at an interesting phenomenon that happened on the day after Christmas: On December 26, over a dozen shopping malls suffered large-scale melee brawls on their premises. Boxing Day Mall Brawls December 26th is often a crowded day at the mall; shoppers have an extra day off and no specific plans,...

Don’t Drink the Water: Corpus Christi Industries Leak Chemicals into Public Water System

Ah, Corpus Christi. The brackish water and scorching sands of this Gulf city are often a spot for frolic and tourism around Spring Break. All you need is a tequila-heavy margarita, 2 pints of sunscreen, and a hideously airbrushed tank-top commemorating your visit to "CCTX," and you can snatch all that up while heading out...

Loose Selection and Enforcement Standards Make Some Truckers Fear Their Own Industry.

Have you heard the expression "one bad apple spoils the bunch?" I know it's a little folksy, but most people recognize its meaning without too much strain: Take a generally-benign group and introduce an element that is decidedly less so. Over time, this foreign element will corrupt the larger group, and the more the corruption...

Playground Equipment Company Recalls 1,300 Units After Slide Defect Injures Children

While no one usually gives a second thought to playground slides, a recent recall thrust the issue of playground safety into the public conversation. Here's what we know so far and why 1,300 defective slides are subject to a manufacturer's recall. Who Makes The Affected Products? According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the...

Johnson & Johnson Seeks Change of Venue for Talcum Powder MDL

I wrote recently about the results of the third test case in the ongoing talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. For those emerging from an Internet-free cave for the first time in a few years, allow me to quickly recap: the allegations against the company involve the idea that talc, the primary ingredient in...

Gandy v Camp Thurman: Trespassing and Texas Premises Liability Law

In late 2011, 30-year-old Arlington man Jeremy Gandy broke into the premises of popular outdoor-adventure destination Camp Thurman after hours in Pantego. Arriving on the grounds between 3 and 4 a.m., Gandy had been drinking heavily before his decision to enter the camp; after climbing over a rear fence, he scaled a 30-foot zip line...

Jurisdiction Measuring: Denton City Council Will Vote on Banning Handheld Device Use in Vehicles

Thanks in large part to increased safety measures in modern vehicles, crash fatalities saw a gradual decline for most of the 2000's. Unfortunately, that positive streak was broken by the increased prevalence and functionality of smartphones, which have become harder and harder to resist for the majority of the populace. We fiddle with them in...

Viral Social Media Post Falsifies Crash Details, Blames Victims

You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who believes auto accidents are simply an acceptable hazard of driving to and fro. It may be a necessary evil to spend time behind the wheel, but the road holds many dangers. Some of them are environmental, certainly--weather conditions, road quality, loose debris--but drivers themselves are responsible for many...

Workplace Accident Analysis: College Station, TX

We write a lot about accidents at Grossman Law--not just vehicular crashes, but all kinds. Though I wish I weren't able to say this, there's never a shortage of tragedies to report: Product malfunctions, commercial trucking crashes, and workplace injuries happen daily across our nation. Even though our attorneys generally keep the closest eye on...