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Celebrity Could Face Charges

Celebrity Could Face Charges|St. Louis, MO|Finney Law Office, LLCA well-known musician, Tyler, the Creator, was arrested at the South by Southwest musical festival in Austin, TX recently.  The 23-year old was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly inciting a riot in the crowd.

According to this news article, the artist – whose official name is Tyler Okonma – gave a performance at the music festival and, at some point during the performance, encouraged his audience to begin a riot which required police involvement.Continue Reading

The Blue Man Group in St. Louis

Blue Man Group|St. Louis, MO|Finney Law Office, LLCThe popular Blue Man Group is coming to the St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House.  The shows will take place from April 24th through April 27th, at various times.

The explosion of comedy, music, and technology is what makes the Blue Man Group so unique and their show so popular all around the world.  The event is truly novelty.Continue Reading

The Dangers of Hazing

Hazing|St. Louis, MO|Finney Law Office, LLCA former men’s soccer player from Xavier University in Ohio is suing the school and its athletic department over allegations of hazing and negligence, and the personal injuries and damages associated with them.

The student claims that he was injured multiple times after being pressured in to drinking excessive amounts of alcohol by his teammates.  According to this article, the lawsuit also states that the head coach and athletic department knew of these activities.

At the event where the hazing supposedly took place, the student and other first year students were required to binge drink and perform special tasks – the student was also named “The Chosen One”—and  forced to participate in additional, dangerous hazing activities.Continue Reading

Missouri Parents File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Wrongful Death Lawsuit|St. Louis, MO|Finney Law Office, LLCThe family of a young girl who was abducted and killed in Missouri has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man who was charged with the death of their daughter.

According to this news report, the young child was found dead in the home of the man after he abducted her from her neighborhood on February 19th.  Even though the man has not been convicted of the terrible crime, the wrongful death petition was filed on behalf of the girl’s parents.Continue Reading

Corporation Sells Beef From Cows with Cancer

Contaminated Beef|St. Louis, MO|Finney Law Office, LLCRancho Feeding Corporation, the Bay Area slaughterhouse, is under investigation for the processing and selling of diseased and unsound cattle that did not undergo the required federal inspection.  The slaughterhouse was ordered to  recall 9 million pounds of the contaminated beef. According to a recent article from the LA Times, the U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service found evidence that the corporation sold cattle affected by diseases such as epithelioma of the eye, a form of cancer.

Regulators said they found two cattle heads that made it to the market that were missing the incisions that indicate proper inspection of the animal before slaughter.Continue Reading

FDA Issues Acetaminophen Warning

Acetaminophen is a common painkiller that can be found in over-the-counter drugs that we use for headaches and colds, like Advil or Extra Strength Tylenol.  Doctors often prescribe painkillers containing high doses of Acetaminophen after a surgery.

But, what is supposed to relieve you from pain could actually be causing great harm to your body.  The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning against Acetaminophen, check out this infographic for more information on why:

Acetaminophen Warning | Missouri Personal Injury Attorneys | Finney Law Office, LLC

Drunk Driver Plows Through Crowd at a Music Festival

Drunk Driver Hits Pedestrians|St. Louis,MO|Finney Law Office, LLCA driver plowed in to a crowd of people at a popular musical festival, South by Southwest, in Austin, TX this March.  The drunk driver hit a moped, other cars, and ran over people as he fled the police.

The driver broke through a police barricade – which was in place for the music festival – and into the crowd of people waiting for the start of a concert, right after speeding the wrong way down a one way street. Continue Reading

The Wee Trio in St. Louis

The Wee Trio|St. Louis, MO|Finney Law Office, LLCThree talented musicians will be performing in St. Louis this April.  With a style rooted in jazz and music that breaks boundaries, this show is worth attending.

The Wee Trio is a collaborative musical exploration consisting of a vibraphonist, bassist, and drummer.  This unique band combines jazz with influence from other musical genres, such as rock and fusion.

In their recorded work, the trio is known for their high energy performance that captures the audience.  They are innovators of music, and have a passion for what they do: push jazz and improvised music in exciting and innovative directions.Continue Reading

Negligence in Winter Recreational Activities

Winter Recreational Activity Negligence | St. Louis, MO Personal Injury Attorney | Finney Law Office, LLC (1)With the Winter Olympics and snow blanketing most of the U.S., winter sports like skating and snow skiing are more popular than ever. But these activities aren’t without risk. In fact, the founder of St. Louis’s Center Oil Company, one of the city’s largest privately held corporations, died in a Denver hospital after suffering serious injuries in a skiing accident in February.

Most of us understand that barreling down a mountain at 60 miles an hours is a risky endeavor, but does that mean we’re on our own when we’re injured, stuck with a mountain of medical bills and potentially a lifetime of disability and suffering? It depends on whether someone else was responsible for the injuries.

Liability for another person’s injuries is usually predicated on the legal theory of negligence. Whether a person has been negligent, and can be forced to bear at least some of the financial cost of another person’s injuries depends on the answers to a couple of basic questions:Continue Reading

Is Bad Winter Weather a Valid Excuse for Causing a Car Accident?

Winter Driving | Car Accident Injury Attorney | Finney Law Office, LLCThe record breaking winter of 2014 has wreaked havoc on our roads, resulting in thousands of car accidents. Although most of these accidents are relatively minor, some are life changing for the people involved. Each of us has a duty to drive our cars safely. That’s the only way millions of us can get into our vehicles every day, travel at highway speeds and expect to arrive safely at our destination. But when someone fails to live up to that duty, they can be held responsible for injuries resulting from their failure. But can someone be held responsible for causing an accident if the bad winter weather is at least partially at fault?Continue Reading