Tweetin’ the Law

In a recent post I discussed the gag order some doctors are trying to place on their patients to prevent them from posting negative information online. As I mentioned, the Internet is everyone’s playground, and the rules are few. Now courtrooms are discovering this to be true, as jurors are dropping hints about trials and… read more

Oregon Worker Deaths in 2008

The Oregonian just published a story on the number of Oregon workers who died on the job. In 2008, 44 Oregonians died while working, up from 35 deaths in 2007. The largest percentage of the deaths took place in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries: 15 workers, including 7 firefighters who died in a helicopter… read more

No More Plastic Baby Bottles

Plastics have revolutionized our society but not always for the better. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you no doubt are aware of the current backlash against plastic bottles. The main culprit is the chemical bisphenol A, which is in polycarbonate, and which, in turn, is used to make all sorts of things, including… read more