All Posts by Angela Leone

About the Author

Angela serves as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Messa & Associates, handling all aspects of marketing, social media, and press relations. aleone@messalaw.com

May 11

Peloton Recall: Tread and Tread+ Treadmills Recalled After Multiple Injuries and a Child’s Death

By Angela Leone

peloton recall, peloton treadmill recall

Last week, Peloton, the multi-billion dollar at-home fitness company most known for its brand of interactive exercise bikes, recalled its Tread and Tread+ model treadmills after the machines were linked to dozens of injuries and the tragic death of a six-year-old child. Weeks before, The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) had urged Peloton to move […]

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May 07

URGENT Consumer Safety Notice: Kidde Recalls 226,000 Smoke Detectors for Failure to Warn Defects

By Angela Leone

Kidde, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of fire safety products, has just announced a nationwide recall of nearly 230,000 smoke detectors and combination smoke-carbon monoxide alarms for potential “failure to warn” defects. The units in question are Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms and were sold at WalMart, Home Depot, Menards, […]

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Apr 06

April 7th, 2021 is Childhelp National Day of Hope

By Angela Leone

Personal Injury Lawyers, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Attorney for Children

Childhelp is a child advocacy organization founded in 1976 by two Hollywood actresses, Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, in an effort to shed light on the epidemic of child abuse in the United States. Today, the organization aims to meet the needs of abused and/or neglected children through prevention, intervention, treatment, and community outreach. Part […]

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Feb 24

Sloan Kettering Study Confirms Connection Between Zantac (ranitidine) and Cancer-Causing NDMA

By Angela Leone

Zantac Cancer Lawsuit

A new study authored by Dr. Lior Z. Braunstein, MD of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has confirmed a correlation between acid reflux treatment ranitidine (brand name ZANTAC) and the cancer causing substance N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. The study created conditions in which ranitidine might […]

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Nov 03

Messa & Associates secured the highest motor vehicle verdict in Pennsylvania last year, and the 7th-highest verdict in PA overall

By Angela Leone

It’s time for us to brag a little bit! VerdictSearch recently released their list of Top Settlements & Verdicts of 2019 and Messa & Associates is named TWICE on their list of Top Pennsylvania verdicts! Philadelphia personal injury attorneys Brett M. Furber and Ramon A. Arreola secured a $12.9M verdict on behalf of the pedestrian […]

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Oct 07

Abuse Claims Against the Boy Scouts of America

By Angela Leone

Boy Scouts Abuse Claims, child abuse boy scouts, boy scouts bankruptcy

In February of this year, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for bankruptcy in Federal Court in Delaware in response to mounting liability from child sexual abuse cases. The organization faced 275 lawsuits in state and federal courts plus at least 1,400 additional potential claims. As part of these bankruptcy proceedings, funds were set […]

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Aug 07

Lessons in the Law: Peremptory Strikes, Batson Challenges, and Discrimination in Our Courts

By Angela Leone

batson challenge, joe messa, messa & Associates, personal injury attorneys

The New Jersey Association for Justice’s (NJAJ) annual Boardwalk Seminar took place virtually this year, with presenting attorneys streaming live from their offices while attorneys attending for continuing legal education credits logged in to their NJAJ accounts to view live or recorded presentations. The three-day “digital experience” was certainly less exciting than the real thing, […]

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May 26

One-third of the Nation’s Coronvirus Deaths Are Nursing Home Related & Legislators are Trying to Protect Nursing Homes from Liability

By Angela Leone

According to a New York Times (NYT) data analysis last updated on May 11th, one-third of all Coronavirus deaths in the United States (about 28,000) are residents or workers at nursing homes and other long term care facilities. More than 153,000 have been sickened by the virus at almost 8,000 facilities across the nation. Pennsylvania […]

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