Polaris to Pay $27.25 Million Penalty for Failure to Report Defective Recreational Off-Road Vehicles

On April 2nd, Polaris agreed to pay a $27.25 million penalty for failure to report defective recreational off-road vehicles. The penalty was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), the leading government authority with oversight of product safety. While civil penalties are not uncommon, they are reserved for the most severe of circumstances when a product…

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Distracted Driving Awareness

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. When one thinks about distracted driving the majority of us think of “Texting While Driving,” however distracted driving is much more than this. Distracted driving is defined as “driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving.” There are 3 main types of distracted driving: Visual: …

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

It is kind of a shame that we have to designate a month as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Regrettably, sexual assault is nearly a national epidemic. Many sexual assaults are never reported. And as a result, sexual assault is undoubtedly a bigger problem than statistics suggest. The #MeToo movement has refocused the public’s awareness on sexual predation and harassment. Here…

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Youth Sports Safety

April is National Youth Sports Safety month. Not only does Tim Monsees devote a significant portion of his practice to victims of sporting and recreational injury, he spent over 20 years as a youth coach in baseball. Hence, Tim brings a unique perspective to how to avoid sports injuries and also how to pursue proper compensation…

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