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Helicopter Crashes Shouldn’t Mean Burns January 28, 2016 Fire-resistant crash systems have been available since 1977, but post-crash fires have resulted in at least 78 deaths since 1994 Helicopters have been unnecessarily igniting into flames after otherwise survivable crashes, killing passengers in post-crash fires, even though technology to prevent these fires has been available since 1977. In the early 1970s, the United States military tested helicopter crashes and developed systems that virtually eliminated post-crash fires, so if a military helicopter were involved in a survivable crash, passengers could walk away. With the research and technology for these crashworthy systems completed, researchers noted as early as 1975... Read more
Police Killing of Unarmed Black Man Leads to Record Settlement in Waterloo, Iowa: The Spence Law Firm, LLC and Frerichs Law Office, P.C. January 15, 2016 WATERLOO, Iowa, Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The family of an unarmed 22-year-old man fatally shot by a Waterloo, Iowa police officer in 2012 has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, according to his attorneys at The Spence Law Firm, LLC and the Frerichs Law Office, P.C.   Derrick Ambrose, Sr., a decorated U.S. Army sergeant major with service in Iraq and Afghanistan, raised questions in the litigation about the local and state investigations of the incident, the city police shooting review board, and the Black Hawk County, Iowa grand jury presentation to justify the shooting of his son, Derrick Ambrose, Jr. The killing was part of “a pattern of constitutional... Read more
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Lawsuit Filed for Brain-Injured Truck Driver January 11, 2016 The Spence Law Firm has filed a carbon monoxide poisoning related lawsuit seeking damages for a brain-injured truck-driver and his wife. The Complaint was filed in the District Court in Converse County, Wyoming. The case stems from a CO-poisoning incident where carbon monoxide (CO) leaked inside Foy’s semi-truck cab, in October 2013. Mr. Foye was chronically and acutely exposed to carbon monoxide while driving and sleeping inside the cab of the truck. Foye sustained serious injuries including a brain injury as a result of the CO exposure. The Complaint alleges that the defendants negligently maintained, serviced, and/or repaired the truck that caused Mr. Foye’s injuries, and... Read more
In Memoriam – Charles F. Wooden November 9, 2015 We are saddened to share the news that Charles "Chuck" F. Wooden passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 1, 2015, of natural causes. Chuck was born in Wayne County, Michigan to loving parents, Carol and Charles Wooden, Sr. The family moved to Camp Davis in the Hoback Canyon in 1970. He graduated from Jackson Hole High School in 1980. He attended Casper College and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in criminal justice in 1985. Chuck was an immensely important member of our Firm for nearly 30 years. His contributions were invaluable in many ways; he was valued and appreciated, and loved, by seemingly everyone who ever had the good fortune of working with... Read more
Is the Low Cost of Oil Creating More Risks for Rig Workers? October 21, 2015 With the price of oil sitting below $50 per barrel since late June (and briefly dropping below $40 for the first time since 2009), oil companies throughout the world are struggling to meet their financial targets. While this has provided relief at the pump during the summer vacation season, it is not all good news for the American public. As reported by several news outlets, the oil companies are addressing their falling profits by cutting back on spending, and one of the primary targets for budget cuts appears to be workplace safety. The oil rigs in Wyoming and other states across the West are already some of the most dangerous workplaces in the country. With employers cutting back in... Read more
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