U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Issues Recall on B-Safe Car Seats

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall affecting B-Safe car seats. According to the recall notice, “the car seat carry handle can crack and break allowing the seat to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to the infant.” This recall affects the B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite models, that were manufactured between October 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. Roughly 71,000 infant car seats in the U.S. are affected by this recall. Continue reading

NTSB Unveils 2016 “Most Wanted” List

The National Transportation Safety Board released its 2016 Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements on January 13. The list focuses on 10 broad safety improvements the agency has previously made recommendations on that have not yet been implemented. It addresses safety issues related to private, public and commercial vehicles including cars, trucks, buses, airplanes and trains. Continue reading

Paula Sweeney on D Magazine’s List of “Best Lawyers in Dallas”

Paula Sweeney has been chosen as one of D Magazine’s 2016 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” in the Tort Product and Medical Liability Litigation (plaintiff) category. After tallying thousands of votes cast by her peers, the magazine assembled a panel of esteemed counselors to review the list, which ultimately included 695 lawyers. The list will be published in D Magazine’s May 2016 issue. Congratulations, Paula!

FAA Announces Drone Registration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on December 14, 2015, it is implementing a new, web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds. Owners of small unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV) who have previously operated unmanned aircraft exclusively as model aircraft prior to December 21 must register no later than February 19, 2016. Owners of UAVs purchased for use as model aircraft after December 21 must register before the first flight outdoors. Continue reading

A Game of Drones

Slack & Davis founding partner Michael Slack authors an article in Trial magazine about the continuing proliferation of drones and how the current aircraft regulatory system is not equipped to deal with them. Industry groups have projected that the drone industry would generate $82 billion in annual revenue by 2025, dependent on the government adopting appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks. Continue reading