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August 2014 Archives

The right construction defect knowledge can make a case


Many Minnesotans will deal with a construction project at some point in their lives. Whether it is building their own house or business, making repairs to existing structures or creating additions, construction projects are common. However, most people are not experts in construction or construction law. People may think that the work that is being done and the materials that are being used are sound, but they may not be.

Oregano shipped into Minnesota may contain salmonella


Salmonella is a dangerous bacterial infection that puts people at risk. In particular, people with a weakened immune system, the elderly and the very young are susceptible to its effects. However, anyone can contract the disease -- especially through food. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, people can experience abdominal pain, nausea, fever, vomiting and diarrhea if they have salmonella. In rarer cases, an even more serious reaction has been recorded.

How much time do you have to file a construction defect action?


People work hard to afford their homes and businesses. Real property is often the most valuable asset that Minnesota residents own. Therefore, when defective construction materials are used in the construction of a person's home that person can feel cheated. People may feel like their years of hard work were for nothing. Beyond the emotional strain that defective buildings can cause, they can cause significant damage.

Sausage recalled over inadequate safety warning


Many Minnesota residents may not think about food as being dangerous, but for people with food allergies, the wrong food can be deadly. In order to prevent accidents from occurring, companies that produce food are supposed to clearly label the product. These labels help those with food allergies determine whether or not they can eat a particular product or not. When these labels are forgotten, serious injuries can occur.