Less than 2 Years After NFL Concussion Settlement, Paid Claims Have Surpassed $500 MillionMore than $500 million in claims under the NFL concussion settlement have been approved to pay out to injured players. This comes less than two years after the settlement was...

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What to Do if a Vehicle is Pulled Over for Emergency StopLast month, a tow truck driver was struck and killed along I-10 near Cabazon. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the tow truck was pulled over and the emergency...

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Ford Recalls 1.6 Million Pickup TrucksFord is recalling 1.6 million pickup trucks following an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The trucks include model year 2015-2018  Ford F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab...

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Judge Approves Class Action Over Defective Towmax TiresA class action lawsuit has been filed against the makers of Power King Towmax STR trailer tires. The lawsuit includes plaintiffs from Florida and Colorado. Towmax trailer tires are designed...

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How Well Do You Know the Constitution?Happy Constitution Day! On this day in 1787, the United States Constitution was signed by 39 delegates. It is the oldest written national constitution still in use today. The United States...

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1 Killed in Cathedral City DUI CrashOne person was killed in a suspected DUI crash in Cathedral City Saturday morning. The fatal accident occurred on Date Palm Drive north of I-10 around 3:45 a.m. Police who...

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Palm Springs Crash Injures 4, Including ChildThree adults and one child were injured in a Palm Springs crash Wednesday morning. The accident occurred at Gene Autry Trail and Sunny Dunes Road. Authorities say a Toyota and...

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California Receives Federal Funding to Fight Growing Problem of Opioid AddictionCompared with the country as a whole, Riverside County has a relatively low rate of opioid abuse and deaths. However, parts of the Coachella Valley have seen a rise in...

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Bayer, Monsanto Face 8,700 Lawsuits Over Glyphosate Weed KillersThere are currently about 8,700 lawsuits facing Monsanto over the cancer risks associated with its glyphosate-based weed killers, namely Roundup and Ranger Pro. In June, Bayer acquired Monsanto in a...

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500,000 Trucks Recalled for Emissions ProblemRoughly 500,000 medium- and heavy-duty trucks have been recalled due to faulty emissions control systems. The recall, announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), affects model year 2010-2015 trucks with...

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Is Amazon Liable for Defective Products Sold on its Website?In 2017, e-commerce represented 13% of total retail sales. Consumers spent $453.46 billion on online retail purchases, up 16% from 2016. Amazon is by far the most prominent online retailer,...

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Jury Awards Mesothelioma Victim $40 Million in Case Against GoodyearLast month, a New York jury awarded $40.1 million to J. Walter Twidwell, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after years of asbestos exposure while serving in the Navy. Twidwell’s lawsuit...

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This Year’s Coachella Valley Pedestrian Deaths Nearing 2017 NumberThe Coachella Valley is just one pedestrian fatality away from reaching the number of pedestrian deaths that occurred in all of 2017. On August 30, an Indio pedestrian was fatally...

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RJ Reynolds Hit with $2 Million Verdict in Smoker’s DeathLast month, a jury handed down a $2 million verdict against tobacco company RJ Reynolds over the death of a Florida man. Tyrone Dixon had been smoking cigarettes for more...

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Governors Highway Safety Administration Releases Autonomous Vehicle ReportThe Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) recently released a report on autonomous vehicle safety issues. The study was funded by State Farm, and focuses on the fact that human drivers...

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Ford Ordered to Pay $4.8 Million for Explorer Rollover CrashA Texas man was awarded $4.8 million for injuries he suffered in a crash involving his 1999 Ford Explorer. Jose Leos-Ortiz was driving his vehicle down a Texas highway in...

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