Any product sold to Illinois consumers can be dangerous under certain circumstances. State laws outline the proof required in product liability cases against manufacturers. In some cases, a plaintiff must show a product maker's negligence was responsible for an injury or death, while other lawsuits are based on a theory of strict liability.
One of the greatest joys of summer is biting into a piece of sweet fruit which can only be found at this time of year. Sadly, seasonal fruit lovers are now being warned to take some extra caution when shopping for their summer favorites. The Food and Drug Administration has recently announced that a California company, Wawona Packing Company, has issued a voluntary recall of some of its products.
Smoking has been around since man discovered fire and tobacco produced an interesting effect. We now know smoking is one of the leading causes of several types of cancer, and people who smoke maintain it is their constitutional right to inhale as much smoke into their lungs as possible. Further thwarted by subsequent evidence of second hand smoke, it has become a challenge for those wishing to indulge to find a smoke-free zone in most communities. Illinois is no exception.
When an accident causes a serious injury or death in Chicago, police concentrate on whether a crime has been committed. Investigations are closed, if no foul play is found. Law enforcers find or eliminate wrongdoing, but criminal and civil cases are different.
Illinois drivers are often the first to be blamed for accidents, but the true source of negligence may originate from parties nowhere near the crash site. Automobiles are consumer products subject to strict design and manufacturing standards. Car makers and dealers can be held accountable for making and selling unsafe or defective products.
Chips and salsa is a snack enjoyed by many Chicago residents. Some people have their favorite brands, swearing by certain chips and blends. Yet, others just like salsa and are willing to give any kind a try.