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We are pleased to announce that Jeremiah has been selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Litigation lawyers in the State of Alabama by the American Society of Legal Advocates (“ASLA”).  According to ASLA, the selection process is described as follows:

ASLA’s exclusive membership comprises less than 2% of all licensed lawyers nationwide. ASLA is both highly selective in extending invitations and in determining which specialties to include for a given state. Because many specialties typically includes listings for Top 100 Lawyers and Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, in order to remain selective we ensure that each specialty in a state has a sufficient number of practicing lawyers to merit inclusion. Those states with relatively low populations of practicing lawyers often will support only one or two specialties. ASLA monitors practice trends from year to year prior to extending invitations in each state.

As much as accolades like this are appreciated, what is truly meaningful to our firm is to be able to assist our clients.  A simple “thank you” from a deserving client will always mean more to us than any award.

Child Care Issues by the Numbers

  1. Just 38 states require licensed child care providers to report fatalities to state officials. Child care centers in 12 states and home-based providers in 11 states are not required to report fatalities. There is also no federal reporting requirement.
  2. 4 to 1 staffing ratio: National standards recommend that there be one care provider for every four children aged 13 to 30 months. Ratios increase as the age of the children increases.
  3. Costs vary by location, but parents can anticipate paying $972 per month on average for a baby or toddler at a day care center, and $650 per month for home day care.

National chain Trader Joe has issued a recall on its brand of creamy peanut butter after it has been linked to 29 cases of salmonella across 18 states.  The FDA and Center for Disease Control conducted an investigation after a string of Salmonella outbreaks and determined the source was from Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter.  It is unknown if Alabama is on the unreleased list of reported states, but North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have each independently reported incidents through their health departments.  If you believe you have infected peanut butter, stop using it and return it to the store promptly for a refund.

Hydrocodone Recall

A voluntary recall has been issued for the popular painkiller, Hydrocodone Acetaminophen 10mg/500mg, manufactured by Watson Labrotories, Inc.  Complaints that the pills were a darker, heavier shade than usual lead to the discovery that the medication contains higher levels of Acetaminophen and narcotic than normal.  Overdosing Acetaminophen has a high risk of liver damage, especially in people who drink 3 or more alcoholic beverages a day.  The effected pills were distributed from 6/27/12 to 7/18/12 and have “Watson 540” on one side of the tablet.  No injuries have been reported, but the danger to the liver would be hard to detect.  For more information, call 1-800-272-5525.

Power Strip Recall

About 14,000 power strips have been recalled because the electrical wires are reversed on the power-strip receptacles, posing a risk of electrical shock. This recall only effects Legrand Under Cabinet Power and Lighting four outlet power strips. The strips were sold from January 2011 until June 2012 on Amazon.com, Home Depot, and Ace Hardware.  Power strips that have a star symbol printed in black ink on the packaging and on the back cover of the power strip are not included in this recall.

Mangos Possibly Infected with Salmonella Recalled

The FDA has announced an immediate recall on the whole Daniella brand of mangoes sold between July 12 and August 27 in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennesse due to a possible Salmonella contamination.  The infected mangoes were imported from Mexico and sold as individual fruit.  They can be identified by the Daniella brand sticker and the UPC code:  0-00000-04051.  There have been no reported cases of illness as a result of the contaminated fruit, but Salmonella is a potentially fatal infection, especially in children and the elderly.  If you have bought mangos in the effected states but cannot find a sticker, call the store you bought them from and ask for sourcing information.

Night Lights Recalled

Energizer Rotating Night Lights, sold exclusively through Target from 2010 to July 2012, have been recalled due to a defect which causes them to overheat and become a burn hazard.  While no injuries have been reported, there have been nine cases of the lights overheating with three reported incidents of property damage.  About 260,000 units nationwide are effected by the recall.  If you have on the recalled lights, unplug it and stop using it immediately.