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Mattel Settles Landmark Class Action Lawsuit for Estimated $50 Million for Toys Tainted with Lead; Settlement to Include Quality Assurance Program to Ensure Product Safety

Fisher-Price and its parent company Mattel settled a 2007 class action lawsuit on Tuesday for 17 million recalled toys – the largest recall of children’s toys to date. Attorneys with the Florida-based class action law firm of Balkan & Patterson … Continue reading

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Boca Raton Law Firm Welcomes New Attorney Allison Lane to Legal Team to Represent Personal Injury and Auto Accident Clients in South Florida

Boca Raton, FL –Balkan & Patterson, LLP, a personal injury and class action law firm based in Boca Raton, is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Allison Lane to its legal team. Lane joins the firm as a skilled … Continue reading

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West Broward High Teen Dies in Auto Accident in Southwest Ranches

A local West Broward High student, age 17, died Thursday after her car hit a tree in Southwest Ranches around 7:30 am on Thursday morning. She lost control of her vehicle, crossed into the opposite lane and hit a tree. … Continue reading

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Woman Killed on Sawgrass in Coral Springs Highlights Need for Pedestrian Caution, Safety

A woman was killed in Coral Springs this morning on the Sawgrass Expressway after her car had a flat tire. She was walking to get help when she was struck by two cars. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, she … Continue reading

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Florida Officials Struggle with School Restraint Rule: Boca Raton Attorney Adam Balkan Quoted for Feature Case

Boca Raton personal injury and child abuse attorney Adam Balkan was quoted as an expert source for a Florida Associated Press story looking at state schools and how they view restraint and seclusion laws. Mr. Balkan is a leading attorney … Continue reading

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Texting PSA Shows True Danger of Texting while Driving, High Risk of Auto Accidents

A new British public service announcement is gaining international media attention because of its graphic nature: however, it is also drawing attention to the fact that texting while driving is extraordinarily dangerous and puts many lives at risk when drivers … Continue reading

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Parkland to Draft City Text Message Ordinance

Parkland is taking the next steps necessary to create and enforce a city ordinance to ban text messaging while driving. The city commissioner Jared Moskowitz instructed the Parkland city attorney to draft an ordinance for the ban. The issue could … Continue reading

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Hidden Toy Hazards Can Put Children at Risk

An onslaught of product recalls in the past year has drawn international attention to the fact that many of the products we use in our homes and purchase for our families are not always safe. The toys our children play … Continue reading

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Protect Florida’s Students Against Abuse through Aversives, Restraint and Seclusions

The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network has started a petition to send to members of the Florida Department of Education to promote change that will prevent and protect students, especially special needs students, from abuse through aversives, restraint and seclusions. Currently, the … Continue reading

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National Autism Association and Families Against Restraint & Seclusion – Working to Revise our Laws to Protect Children

The National Autism Association (NAA) along with 12 other organizations launched a campaign this week to spur letter writing and raise awareness about dangerous restraint and seclusion practices in schools. For more information, click here to visit the blog for … Continue reading

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