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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.

Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP obtains nearly one million dollars for family of man who died after police officers arrested him The city of Los Angeles will pay nearly $1 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of Omar Abrego, who died after a confrontation in South L.A. with police officers trying to arrest him. Omar Abrego’s death was one of two in August 2014 that drew outrage from activists protesting killings by police. Abrego died about a week before Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man, was fatally shot by officers just a few blocks from where Abrego was taken into custody.Read More →

by: Shawn B.

TYGA’S MUSIC CO. OWES $248K TO INJURED FAN Tyga’s either a sore loser or can’t get his legal ducks in a row — his music company owes big money to a concertgoer who sued 2 years ago, but still hasn’t been paid. Shocking, right? Quick backstory: Shyanne Riekena sued Tyga’s co. after a light stand fell and hit her in the head during one of his concerts in Grand Rapids, MI. She says she suffered head trauma and permanent scarring. Shyanne sued in 2015 and finally scored a victory last year, with a judge awarding her about $235k. Thing is … Tyga Music hasn’t cutRead More →

by: Shawn B.

filmstories.us Singer Bryson Tiller’s Ex-Supervisor Says His New Workforce Screwed Him out of Cash Grammy nominee Bryson Tiller‘s on the middle of a lawsuit between his previous and current reps, who’re battling over his revenue now that his profession’s blowing up. In a lawsuit, Bryson’s ex-manager, Steven J. Dorn, says he received pushed out of his gig by the singer’s present lawyer. Dorn says he coated Bryson’s dwelling bills, youngster help funds, automotive insurance coverage and secured recording amenities for him. He says Bryson agreed to pay him again after which cut up his future revenue evenly with him … in response to the docs.Read More →

by: Shawn B.

LAPD to pay $1.5M settlement for killing unarmed mentally ill black man The Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.5 million payout Wednesday to settle the 2014 police killing of Ezell Ford, an unarmed, mentally ill black man. The underlying pact was reached with Ford’s parents Edsell and Tritobia Ford last October but wasn’t official until the council voted 10-2 to ratify it. “They’re happy this is behind them so can move on with their lives, but this was never about money,” Ford family lawyer Boris Treyzon told the Daily News. “This is not what she was looking for,” he said, referring to Ford’s momRead 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 →