Parties in the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” litigation appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Charles R. Breyer for a status conference on August 25, 2016. Below is a recap of the hearing and my thoughts on the highlights.

There is nothing more tragic than the preventable death of a child. My heart aches for the family of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, who was tragically killed August 7 on the world’s tallest waterslide at a Kansas City amusement park. The disturbing reality is that there is no federal regulation over amusement parks.

Whether you're traveling for business or taking a helicopter tour on vacation, choosing the safest private carrier is critically important, yet nearly impossible. You often pay a higher price to fly charter, so why is it so tough to find a safe one?