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.


Notice Could Have Saved Graco Children’s Products $10M

Due to a failure to provide timely notice of defects in over 4 million car seats, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx levied a $10M fine against the company. This action closed out a NHTSA investigation that was launched in 2014. Graco was found to be in violation of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety


Hot Cells – A 2015 Version of Hot Coffee?

It sounds familiar. A product one wouldn’t think of as a hazard suddenly becomes one. In 1992, it was Stella Liebeck and a scalding cup of McDonald’s coffee, a case that still gets tempers boiling, regardless of the fact that the original jury award was reduced. This year, we have Erik Johnson, whose iPhone exploded