by: gustavo morais

NutriBullet blenders are reportedly exploding: Here’s how to stay safe The last thing you need — or want — while making your morning smoothie is a blender that explodes. But according to a lawsuit filed in November, at least 22 people are alleging that is exactly what happened when they used a powerful NutriBullet blender. This isn’t the first time safety concerns have been raised about the device, but how do you avoid becoming a victim if you’re an avid NutriBullet user? TODAY Food talked to culinary experts to find out how blender owners can protect themselves from potential injury and alternatives to consider inRead More →

by: Shawn B.

FOX LA: NutriBullet owners claim devices ‘burst;’ caused severe burns and cuts At least 14 owners of the popular ‘NutriBullet’ blender are suing the company after they say their devices burst during use and left them with severe lacerations or painful burns, but the company is pushing back in a conversation with FOX 11. Read MoreRead More →

by: Shawn B.

Miami Herald: Your NutriBullet could blow up and severely burn and cut you. At least 22 people are suing NutriBullet in separate lawsuits claiming the blending devices exploded on them and caused serious injuries ranging from painful cuts and nerve damage to second-degree burns. Rosa Rivera, mother of the late singer Jenni Rivera, was the latest person to file a lawsuit, according to Danny Abir, an attorney at Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP, a firm handling NutriBullet cases nationwide. Continue ReadingRead More →

by: Shawn B.

$1.5M Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Fatal Police Shooting Of Ezell Ford LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.5 million payment Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed by the parents of Ezell Ford over his fatal shooting by police three years ago. The announcement comes just weeks after the district attorney’s office declined to press any charges against the officers, Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, who shot Ford on the evening of Aug. 11, 2014. In January, the district attorney’s justice system integrity division concluded that Wampler and Villegas “acted lawfully in self-defense and in defense of others” when theyRead More →

by: Shawn B.

L.A. City Council approves $1.5-million settlement in police killing of Ezell Ford The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Ezell Ford, whose 2014 killing by LAPD officers became a local touchstone in the national outcry over police shootings. The 10-2 vote approving the settlement comes two weeks after L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey announced she would not criminally charge the two officers who shot Ford during a scuffle in his South L.A. neighborhood. It also adds to the growing financial fallout from deadly LAPD shootings. In December, the city agreed toRead More →

by: Shawn B.

  NutriBullet user sues trendy blender company saying her device EXPLODED and tore out chunks of her hand leaving her unable to feel Wendy Littlefield, from Nevada, used her NutriBullet 900 blending machine However she claims the device malfunctioned causing injuries to her right hand Says injuries caused by negligence of manufacturer Homeland Housewares She says they should have known the machines were ‘unreasonably dangerous’ A woman has sued a fashionable blender company, claiming the device exploded which led to the spinning blades chopping her right hand. Wendy Littlefield, from Henderson in Nevada, had used her Magic Bullet NutriBullet 900 series machine to blend cannedRead More →

by: Shawn B.

NUTRIBULLET SUED IT CHOPPED MY TOMATOES AND MY HAND A Nutribullet allegedly did what its name insinuates … it shot like a bullet through a woman’s hand, tearing it apart. Wendy Littlefield claims in a new lawsuit she was blending canned tomatoes and beans when her NutriBullet 900 series exploded without warning, sending the blades spinning smack into her right hand. The pictures are super gnarly. Wendy says she endured multiple surgeries but still lost feeling and use of 2 fingers. Wendy’s attorneys at Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP, add this isn’t an isolated incident … they’ve filed similar lawsuits on behalf of at leastRead More →

by: Shawn B.

In wake of fatal Torrance police shooting, attorney and family seek ‘answers’ BY RYAN MCDONALD Attorneys for the family of a woman killed by Torrance Police officers last month are gathering information about the incident, attempting to piece together how and why she died. Michelle Lee Shirley, a 39-year-old San Diego resident, was shot and killed near Old Town Torrance in the afternoon of Oct. 31. Police say that officers fired in the midst of a chaotic situation in which Shirley, who was inside a car when police fired, was behaving erratically and crashing into law enforcement vehicles. Boris Treyzon, an attorney representing Shirley’s family,Read More →