Wayne Hogan

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Florida Distracted Driving Laws Are Getting (a little) Stronger

Until now texting while driving in Florida has been illegal, but that was hard to enforce. Over the years, I’ve indicated distracted driving is an epidemic. The Florida Legislature decided to help law enforcement officers prevent highway injuries and deaths caused by drivers using cell phones. Now, 43 other states’ laws make texting while driving […]

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FDA Halts Sale of Transvaginal Surgical Mesh in U.S.

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered manufacturers of transvaginal surgical mesh to stop selling and distributing its products in the United States. Transvaginal mesh is used to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. At issue: the FDA said it “has determined the manufacturers, Boston Scientific and Coloplast have not […]

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Infant Deaths – Fisher-Price and Kids II Recall Millions of Sleeping Rockers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled 694,000 Kids II Rocking Sleepers after five babies died after rolling from their back to their stomach while unrestrained, or under other circumstances, since 2012. The recall comes after 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play Sleeps by Fisher-Price also recalled their product for a similar reason. A class […]

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Parents Suing Juul Alleging E-cigarette Marketing To Teens

The parents of a 15-year-old girl filed a proposed class action this week against the e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs, Inc., and tobacco giant, Altria Group, Inc, alleging they are intentionally targeting teens and concealing e-cigarettes’ nicotine content & addictiveness, according to a Law360 story. The lawsuit was filed by Sarasota residents in the Middle District […]

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Alan Pickert Appointed to American Bar Association House of Delegates

Congratulations to Terrell Hogan partner Alan Pickert for being selected to represent the Jacksonville legal community in the American Bar Association House of Delegates. The Jacksonville Bar Association Board of Governors chose him for the position. The American Bar Association (ABA) is the voice of the legal community on national issues, and its House of Delegates […]

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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Play Sleepers After Infant Deaths

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on Friday that Fisher-Price is recalling all models of its Rock ‘n Play Sleepers following more than 30 infant deaths. According to ABC News, the move comes just days after the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) called on the CPSC to recall the sleepers, citing a Consumer Reports […]

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Defective Military Earplug Lawsuits Consolidated in Florida Federal Court

Lawsuits alleging the manufacturing giant, 3M, knowingly sold defective earplugs to the military will be consolidated in Florida federal court, and will be adjudicated in the North District of Florida in Tallahassee. This consolidates eight lawsuits from California, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas federal courts, as well as 635 related actions in more than 30 federal […]

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$38 Million Settlement for Defective Revolvers

Brazilian gun manufacturer, Forjas Taurus SA, agreed to settle claims regarding more than 250,000 defective revolvers sold in the U.S. that can go off when dropped. The settlement allows owners to have the guns repaired or replaced at the company’s expense.  The settlement includes the following Taurus pistol models: PT-111 Millennium, PT-132 Millennium, PT-138 Millennium, […]

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Jury Finds Roundup Causes Cancer

A jury in San Francisco awarded more than $80 million to 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman, finding Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, was a substantial factor in causing his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Jurors agreed that Monsanto, owned by Bayer AG, harmed Hardeman by failing to adequately warn of the potential dangers of using the glyphosate-based weedkiller. Not The First […]

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First Coast Connect: Hogan Discusses Distracted Driving and Pedestrian Deaths

America’s pedestrians are dying at the highest rate in 30 years – killing over 6000 last year – with distracted driving being a key factor, and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reports the growing sales and design of SUVs and trucks and poor infrastructure also contributed to the death spike. Wayne Hogan appeared on […]

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