danger above a tragic death an epic courtroom battle

Download Book Danger Above A Tragic Death An Epic Courtroom Battle in PDF format. You can Read Online Danger Above A Tragic Death An Epic Courtroom Battle here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Danger Above

Author : Robert Zausner
ISBN : 168098005X
Genre : Law
File Size : 55. 34 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 527
Read : 545

Download Now


Danger Above: A Tragic Death, An Epic Courtroom Battle tells the true story of a terrible event that occurred on a sunny June day in 2009. A power line fell on Carrie Goretzka, a young mother, setting her on fire as her young children watched in horror from the front porch of their suburban Pittsburgh home. What followed was an investigation and civil action against the Goretzkas' utility, West Penn Power Company, which the family's lawyer, Shanin Specter, claimed had been not only negligent, but also reckless. The trial was a very difficult challenge for the attorneys representing the family and those defending the utility. In their efforts to reduce the culpability of their clients, the defense at one point tried to claim that the victim was to blame for her own painful death by electrocution. Robert Zausner's chronicle of the case of Goretzka v. West Penn Power Company is an emotional one, begging the question: will justice be served against a dangerous, negligent corporation, or

Bad Brake

Author : Robert Zausner
ISBN : 1933822392
Genre : Law
File Size : 39. 9 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 873
Read : 1256

Download Now


Suddenly, mysteriously, and anywhere at any time, a Ford truck parked on an incline would roll away on its own. At first, the consequences were minor—a dented bumper, a dinged garage door. But one day, at a secluded cabin in rural Pennsylvania, a Ford F–150 pickup rolled toward a crawling baby. Its rear tire caught his tiny arm, pinning him in place, then rolled over his head. A year later, and with many accidents in between, a spontaneously moving F–Series truck claimed as its victim a three–year–old playing outside his home in Elko, Nevada.Throughout this time, the Ford Motor Company rejected the notion of a hazardous defect in the parking brake of the world's best–selling vehicle. But when some of the victims' families grew suspicious and hired attorneys to investigate, the truth was revealed. Ford's brakes were bad, dangerously bad. But proving it in court was another matter. Nearly 15 years were spent trying to obtain justice for one family in a single case. Years later, a Ford parking brake, a new–generation brake, would claim yet another victim: a Pittsburgh husband and father of two, operating a Ford tow truck on the last day of his life. In Bad Brake, Robert Zausner tells the true story of three horrific incidents caused by one of America's automotive icons and the legal dramas that followed, in the process issuing a stark warning of the risk that still exists to anyone downhill of a Ford F–Series truck.

Dying To Have A Baby

Author : Robert Zausner
ISBN : 1933822945
Genre : Law
File Size : 47. 11 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 931
Read : 1150

Download Now


A 37 year old physician was having no success in having a baby. She and her husband, also a doctor, sought the help of a world renowned fertility specialist. He favored in vitro fertilization, but things went very wrong. She developed a slow ovarian bleed. She was rushed to the operating room with her husband performing the surgery. Years later, the fertility specialist was sued for medical malpractice. The specialist went on to blame the husband. He claimed it was a case of intentional homicide. The book explores the trial and its outcome.

Sport Business Analytics

Author : C. Keith Harrison
ISBN : 9781315350622
Genre : Computers
File Size : 87. 11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 641
Read : 1186

Download Now


Developing and implementing a systematic analytics strategy can result in a sustainable competitive advantage within the sport business industry. This timely and relevant book provides practical strategies to collect data and then convert that data into meaningful, value-added information and actionable insights. Its primary objective is to help sport business organizations utilize data-driven decision-making to generate optimal revenue from such areas as ticket sales and corporate partnerships. To that end, the book includes in-depth case studies from such leading sports organizations as the Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Duke University, and the Aspire Group. The core purpose of sport business analytics is to convert raw data into information that enables sport business professionals to make strategic business decisions that result in improved company financial performance and a measurable and sustainable competitive advantage. Readers will learn about the role of big data and analytics in: Ticket pricing Season ticket member retention Fan engagement Sponsorship valuation Customer relationship management Digital marketing Market research Data visualization. This book examines changes in the ticketing marketplace and spotlights innovative ticketing strategies used in various sport organizations. It shows how to engage fans with social media and digital analytics, presents techniques to analyze engagement and marketing strategies, and explains how to utilize analytics to leverage fan engagement to enhance revenue for sport organizations. Filled with insightful case studies, this book benefits both sports business professionals and students. The concluding chapter on teaching sport analytics further enhances its value to academics.

The Most Dangerous Book

Author : Kevin Birmingham
ISBN : 9780143127543
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 79. 81 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 376
Read : 322

Download Now


An account of the dramatic writing of and fight to publish James Joyce's Ulysses reveals how the now-classic book was the subject of a landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933 that overturned key censorship laws.

A Deadly Wandering

Author : Matt Richtel
ISBN : 9780062284082
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 39. 39 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 866
Read : 584

Download Now


From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written book, Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Richtel follows Reggie through the tragedy, the police investigation, his prosecution, and ultimately, his redemption. In the wake of his experience, Reggie has become a leading advocate against “distracted driving.” Richtel interweaves Reggie’s story with cutting-edge scientific findings regarding human attention and the impact of technology on our brains, proposing solid, practical, and actionable solutions to help manage this crisis individually and as a society. A propulsive read filled with fascinating, accessible detail, riveting narrative tension, and emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering explores one of the biggest questions of our time—what is all of our technology doing to us?—and provides unsettling and important answers and information we all need.

Scorpions

Author : Noah Feldman
ISBN : 9780446575140
Genre : History
File Size : 38. 30 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 258
Read : 345

Download Now


A tiny, ebullient Jew who started as America's leading liberal and ended as its most famous judicial conservative. A Klansman who became an absolutist advocate of free speech and civil rights. A backcountry lawyer who started off trying cases about cows and went on to conduct the most important international trial ever. A self-invented, tall-tale Westerner who narrowly missed the presidency but expanded individual freedom beyond what anyone before had dreamed. Four more different men could hardly be imagined. Yet they had certain things in common. Each was a self-made man who came from humble beginnings on the edge of poverty. Each had driving ambition and a will to succeed. Each was, in his own way, a genius. They began as close allies and friends of FDR, but the quest to shape a new Constitution led them to competition and sometimes outright warfare. SCORPIONS tells the story of these four great justices: their relationship with Roosevelt, with each other, and with the turbulent world of the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. It also serves as a history of the modern Constitution itself.

Sapiens

Author : Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN : 9780062316103
Genre : Science
File Size : 43. 10 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 355
Read : 391

Download Now


New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

An American Tragedy

Author : Theodore Dreiser
ISBN : 9780795311512
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 58. 39 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 734
Read : 1239

Download Now


Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy (1925) is nothing less than what the title holds it to be; it is the story of a weak-willed young man who is both villain and victim (the victim of a valueless, materialistic society) and someone who ultimately destroys himself. Dreiser modeled the story of Clyde Griffiths on a real-life murder that took place in 1906; a young social climber of considerable charm murdered his pregnant girlfriend to get her out of the way so that he could instead play to the affections of a rich girl who had begun to notice him. But An American Tragedy is more than simply a powerful murder story. Dreiser pours his own dark yearnings into his character, Clyde Griffiths, as he details the young man’s course through his ambitions of wealth, power, and satisfaction. The Indiana-born Dreiser (1871-1945) has never cut a dashing or romantic swath through American literature. He has no Pulitzer or Nobel Prize to signify his importance. Yet he remains for myriad reasons: his novels are often larger than life, rugged, and defy the norms of conventional morality and organized religion. They are unapologetic in their sexual candor--in fact, outrightly frank--and challenge even modern readers. The brooding force of Dreiser’s writing casts a dark shadow across American letters. Here in An American Tragedy, Dreiser shows us the flip side of The American Dream in a gathering storm that echoes with all of the power and force of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Inspired by the writings of Balzac and the ideas of Spenser and Freud, Dreiser went on to become one of America’s best naturalist writers. An American Tragedy is testimony to the strength of Dreiser’s work: it retains all of its original intensity and force.

The Global War On Christians

Author : John L. Allen
ISBN : 9780770437374
Genre : Religion
File Size : 28. 25 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 623
Read : 850

Download Now


"This book is about the most dramatic religion story of the early 21st century, yet one that most people in the West have little idea is even happening: The global war on Christians," writes John Allen. "We're not talking about a metaphorical 'war on religion' in Europe and the United States, fought on symbolic terrain such as whether it's okay to erect a nativity set on the courthouse steps, but a rising tide of legal oppression, social harassment and direct physical violence, with Christians as its leading victims. However counter-intuitive it may seem in light of popular stereotypes of Christianity as a powerful and sometimes oppressive social force, Christians today indisputably form the most persecuted religious body on the planet, and too often its new martyrs suffer in silence." This book looks to shatter that silence. From Iraq and Egypt to Sudan and Nigeria, from Indonesia to the Indian subcontinent, Christians in the early 21st century are the world's most persecuted religious group. According to the secular International Society for Human Rights, 80 percent of violations of religious freedom in the world today are directed against Christians. In effect, our era is witnessing the rise of a new generation of martyrs. Underlying the global war on Christians is the demographic reality that more than two-thirds of the world's 2.3 billion Christians now live outside the West, often as a beleaguered minority up against a hostile majority-- whether it's Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, Hindu radicalism in India, or state-imposed atheism in China and North Korea. In Europe and North America, Christians face political and legal challenges to religious freedom. Allen exposes the deadly threats and offers investigative insight into what is and can be done to stop these atrocities.-back of book.

Top Download:

Best Books