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Jay W. Belle Isle

Jay W. Belle Isle
Before becoming LegalReader's Editor-in-Chief, Jay W. Belle Isle worked as a freelance copywriter with clients on four continents. Jay has a degree in Business Administration from Cleary University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Jay has also worked as a contracts administrator for a DOD contractor specializing in vehicle armor.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an update this week regarding certain types of breast implants connected to anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The condition, referred to as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare form...
Each year, the Center for Auto Safety (CAS), a consumer advocacy group focused on automobile safety and quality, publishes a great resource for consumers. This year marks the 37th edition of The Car Book.
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) new rule regarding Camp Lejeune veterans who were exposed to contaminated water during their time at the base became effective on March 14, 2017. The rule allows affected veterans suffering from eight different...
Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson broke their highly expensive losing streak in the suits involving talc and ovarian cancer. The company lost three trials in 2016 prior to this latest; the verdicts from those trials total over $190M. How...
A popular kitchen device maker has a bit of a problem with one of its products. Well, actually up to 51,000 of them to be precise. An unspecified manufacturing defect caused a SodaStream recall of 51,000 one-liter, blue-tinted plastic bottles in the U.S. and another 7,600 in Canada. The reason for the recall is that the unspecified defect may cause the bottles to explode when under pressure.
Valentine’s Day brought more than candy hearts and sweet cards for LGBTQ residents of Jacksonville, Florida this year. Justice was done as Jacksonville passed an ordinance protecting LGBTQ residents from housing and employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It took five years of fighting, but the Jacksonville City Council finally did the right thing despite opposition from some Christians focused on cherry-picking arguments from the Bible.
Britax Child Safety, Inc. recalled over 700,000 strollers yesterday due to a fall hazard. The recalled strollers were equipped with Click & Go receiver mounts that allow the car seat component to connect to the stroller frame. The company has received 33 reports of the car seats disconnecting from the stroller frames and falling to the ground. To date, there have been 26 reported injuries to children caused by the fall hazard. Britax also has 1,337 reports of units whose Click & Go mounts are damaged.
Due to a recent, and frankly overdue, change to a law covering divorce and domestic violence cases, Alaskan pets get legal protection that elevates them from being considered as mere property in such instances. Alaska is the first state to pass a law requiring judges to take “into consideration the well-being of the animal.” Hopefully, this is the beginning of a trend.
A recall of the Zimmer Biomet Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder device was recently issued due to a higher rate of fractures than is described on the label. The FDA has stated that this is a Class I recall. This level...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall of the Bard Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath, a device used to place interventional and diagnostic devices into patients’ arteries and veins via an incision in the leg. The recall has been listed as Class I, which is the most serious recall class possible. Class I recalls are issued only when the use of the recalled device may cause serious injuries, including death.