US Senate confirms three top federal prosecutors for NY, ushering in new era

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed three new U.S. attorneys for the southern, eastern and northern districts of New York City, ushering in a new era for the state’s federal law enforcement. Damian Williams, who served as the head of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force for the US …

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Family grieving after 1-year-old strangled in window blind cord

PROVO, Utah (ABC4) — Christopher Elkins was playing with his 3-year-old sister Wednesday at the family home. “The father came out of the room to change clothes,” says Elizabeth Sedgwick, Christopher’s aunt. “And when he came back, Christopher was hanging around his neck by the ropes. In the blind cords. …

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Utah baby dies after getting tangled in window blind cords

UTAH COUNTY — A family in Utah mourned Friday after the loss of a baby who got tangled in window blind cords. Sixteen-month-old Christopher Elkins was found unconscious in the ropes on Wednesday. He died two days later. The family now hope to share memories of Christopher, who they call …

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Poll: Most new law students are unprepared for the impact law school debt will have on them

The negative and often lingering impact of law school debt is a wake-up call for many young lawyers who enter law school without a clear understanding of how the cost will ultimately affect their careers. This is what emerges from a new survey by the Young Lawyers Division of the …

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HSF Secures Final Capital Markets Mandate With EasyJet’s £ 1.2bn Rights Dealer Role

Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy landed roles in a rights issue for the £ 1.2 billion airline EasyJet in what is the largest UK capital raise of 2021 to this day. The UK-based airline is building funds to increase the resilience of its balance sheet and to fund …

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Pandemic fraud investigations have a new target: PPP lenders

Federal prosecutors are turning their attention to lenders – especially start-up fintech companies – as they track fraud in the billions of dollars distributed by Congress during the pandemic. Investigators are examining whether lenders, in a hurry to secure emergency financing for business owners in the frantic early days of …

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The worst place to settle merchant cash advance disputes is out of state, so fix your contracts already!

Our previous article discussed the predictability of usury-related litigation involving Merchant Cash Advance Agreements (MCAs) with choice of law clauses from New York to New York, although we postulated that things would turn out to be. (a little) crazier. But New York is not the only forum in which MCA …

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TriMark’s lenders to face claims over pandemic refinancing program, judge rules

A New York state judge has ruled that a group of TriMark USA lenders may make an offer to unwind the food service provider’s $ 427 million pandemic refinancing program, which the plaintiffs claim would have dislodged a first place in the queue for reimbursement. The ruling, released on Monday, …

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Majority of Atlanta Law Firm PPP Loans Canceled

Hundreds of Atlanta law firms applied for PPP loans last year as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted jobs and legal budgets. And now it is clear that most of them have been forgiven. Of the at least 212 Atlanta law firms that applied for loans, about two-thirds (140 firms) had their …

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Flight passengers fight for a window blind in an endless row on the plane

A man sparked a furious debate over proper airline passenger etiquette when he showed a woman closing “her” blind. In a TikTok video, Gregory Hernandez @_iamgreg moaned “this lady keeps closing my window”. He then showed a woman with manicured fingernails reaching behind his seat to close his shade, causing …

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Student loan relief arrives in South Florida

Repaying student loans is a challenge for many families in South Florida. Fortunately, March 30Chief Bankruptcy Judge Laurel Isacoff issued an order adopting Chapter 13 Student Loans Program (SLP) proceedings for the Southern District of Florida. The program, which represents the 18-month effort of Judge Robert Mark and Standing Chapter …

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P3 loans canceled at 70% of midsize law firms in California

According to Small Business Administration records, the California-based NLJ 500 law firms that took out 2020 Paycheck Protection Program loans have been largely canceled. The SBA granted a rebate to at least 23, or 70%, of the 32 companies that took out loans; companies collectively received nearly $ 147 million …

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As Miami hotel files for bankruptcy, claims agents secretly sold loans and racked up fees during settlement talks

Aloft Miami, a Marriott International hotel brand in Brickell, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after a long battle with its lender, who sought to foreclose after the hotel missed payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe Pack, founder of Pack Law in Miami. From Aloft Miami ‘For attorney Joe Pack of …

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Health Canada’s ‘confusing and unenforceable’ regulations spur fight against blind industry

Breadcrumb Links Policy News National Hot topics Health An industry group estimates a total of 4,900 jobs will be lost as Canadian manufacturers are forced to shut down large parts of their product lines “The window covering industry is booming.” Photo by Getty Images Content of the article OTTAWA — …

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Passed bill threatens mortgage foreclosures

Bill 2502-A, which amends RPAPL §1302, may well have had benign intentions, but the end result will likely make both the granting of residential mortgages and the foreclosure of such mortgages impossible. While this may sound like hyperbole, a close look at the changes will provide an explanation. Essentially, the …

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Maxwell launches MaxDiligence, a technology-based due diligence and quality control service for lenders

DENVER, June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, leading digital mortgage platform Maxwell launched MaxDiligence, a new offering that provides due diligence and quality control services to its clients. The latest feature in Maxwell’s suite of tools designed for community lenders, MaxDiligence is a new, scalable way to gain efficiency and …

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Renfrewshire blind company boss caught with 30,000 cocaine

The owner of a blind business who whipped drugs sideways has been scolded after he was caught by cops with £30,000 of high-purity cocaine and almost £2,400 in cash. Drug dealer Paul Duffy, 31, owner of Perfect Window Blinds in Johnstone, was arrested driving his black Range Rover following a …

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This blind dusting brush is the best selling tip for cleaning dirty blinds.

Every product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the included links, we may earn a commission. For anyone who doesn’t accidentally forget to go back to those seemingly insignificant little chores around the house that don’t require frequent …

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Who controls the window blind? Viral TikTok sparks new debate

Many Internet users have returned to the age-old debate: who controls the store? Following a viral TikTok that showed a woman asking a man to close the blinds and refusing him, many are wondering who was right. Let’s find out more and answer this question. Windows up or down during …

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Final decision published in blind merger investigation

Hunter Douglas originally purchased a minority stake in 247 Home Furnishings (247) in 2013 and subsequently purchased the remaining 51% in 2019. Hunter Douglas is a leading global supplier of a range of window coverings such as blinds and curtains, which generated $3.6 billion in sales in 2018. It owns …

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British awning manufacturer expands with Brückner

From left to right: Thomas Wiederer (Sales Manager Bruckner) and Bruce Stalker (Project Manager Eclipse). © Brückner Textile Technologies. UK based Eclipse, part of the Hunter Douglas group of companies and the world’s largest awning company, has over 45 years of experience in providing high quality service and products to …

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Lisburn window blind maker acquires two more companies

A LISBON window blind manufacturer has made two new acquisitions as part of an ongoing expansion plan. Mzuri Holdings, owner of Decora Blind Systems, has bought two online blind companies in England and the Netherlands. It is the third acquisition announced by the Lisburn company since the British Growth Fund …

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Lisburn window blind maker acquires two other companies

A LISBON window blind manufacturer has made two new acquisitions as part of an ongoing expansion plan. Mzuri Holdings, owner of Decora Blind Systems, has bought two online blind companies in England and the Netherlands. It is the third acquisition announced by the Lisburn company since the British Growth Fund …

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Customers could be losers in the merger between awning companies

Hunter Douglas is one of the world’s leading suppliers of blinds and other window coverings, which generated global sales of $3.6 billion in 2018. It already has established UK suppliers of online and home coverings windows, Blinds2Go and Hillarys. 247 Home Furnishings (247) operates online and sells a range of …

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Mergers between roller shutter companies raise competition concerns

Hunter Douglas is one of the world’s leading suppliers of window coverings, which generated global sales of $3.6 billion in 2018. Hunter Douglas owns and operates a wide range of window covering businesses, including Blinds2Go and Hillarys in the UK. 247 Home Furnishings Ltd also sell a range of window …

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CVS customer uses long store receipt as blind slat, seen in viral photo

Andrew Nolan, 27, used a CVS receipt as a replacement store, as a tweet that has since gone viral shows. (Twitter via @andrewnolan2) NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! An Ohio man recently got creative with his lengthy store receipt from CVS, using it as a blind slat …

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A man uses a super long CVS receipt to fix a window blind

Twitter/Screenshot Some called him “genius”. Others say he is an “innovator”. His contribution to humanity? Figure out what to do with one of those huge CVS receipts. Twitter user @andrewnolan2 posted a photo on Dec 4 showing his groundbreaking discovery: that he could use one of those impossibly long pharmacy …

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GUEST COLUMN: Absurd blind ban

Breadcrumb Links Columnists Publication date : Sep 15, 2018 • September 15, 2018 • 3 minute read • Join the conversation Synthetic fabric roman shades from The Blind and Drapery Company used in a closed window seat. Photo by Sue Reeve /London Free Press Content of the article BY TERESA …

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Sheboygan’s baby death ruled accident involving blind cords

SHEBOYGAN — Sheboygan police said Tuesday the death of a one-year-old child was an accident and do not plan to refer criminal charges to the county’s district attorney, an officer said Wednesday afternoon. The boy, whom police do not identify, crawled out of a crib and became entangled in ropes …

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How to protect young children from hanging blind cords :: WRAL.com

By Allen Mask, MD, WRAL Health Team Physician According to a recent study, cords left dangling from blinds injured more than 16,000 children under the age of 6 between 1990 and 2015, but simple changes can reduce the risk. Cords can attract the attention of young children, who can become …

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Blind window deaths show need for cord ban, study finds

Childhood injuries and deaths from blinds have not stopped despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new US study that recommends a complete ban on corded blinds. Nearly 17,000 young children were injured by blinds between 1990 and 2015, and although most injuries were minor, nearly 300 died, according …

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Deaths show need to ban cord blinds, study finds

CHICAGO — Childhood injuries and deaths from blinds haven’t stagnated despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new US study that recommends a complete ban on corded blinds. Nearly 17,000 young children were injured by blinds between 1990 and 2015, and although most injuries were minor, nearly 300 died, …

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Blind cords can be deadly for young children

While cords hanging from your blinds may not seem like a risky item, for young children they can pose a strangulation or serious injury hazard, according to a new report. The study published in the journal Pediatrics found that from 1990 to 2015, 17,000 children under the age of six, …

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Study finds 300 children die from blind cords

Ban blinds with cords to prevent child deaths and injuries, study finds after 300 children died in 25 years Nearly 17,000 young children were injured by blinds between 1990 and 2015, 300 of whom died, study finds Most deaths occurred when children became entangled or strangled by ropes Even after …

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Blind cords can be deadly for children, experts warn

New research serves as a warning about a common household item that can pose a serious threat to the safety of young children: blind cords. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that over a 26-year period, nearly 17,000 children were treated in the emergency room for …

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Blind cords can strangle and kill children

Most people don’t look at the cords hanging from their window coverings and see the danger. But the Walla family yes. That’s because 15 years ago, then 3-year-old Gavin Walla got entangled in the ropes of a blind and nearly died. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics confirms …

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Children continue to die in awning accidents, despite safety warnings

By Lisa Rapaport, Reuters Health (Reuters Health) – Even though window coverings have been recognized as a safety hazard for children for decades, injuries from blinds and blinds still send many children to the emergency room each year, according to a U.S. study. Nearly 17,000 children under the age of …

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Dad warns of dangers of blinds after daughter’s neck gets caught in cord | The Independent

A father whose daughter nearly died after becoming tangled in the cord of a window blind wants all parents to see these photos. Four-year-old Crystal Williams got her neck caught in the cord, and it was only because her mother Laurie was nearby and heard her scream that she wasn’t …

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3-year-old dies after tragic window blind cord accident

Elsie Mahe, the three-year-old daughter of former Philadelphia Eagles player Reno Mahe, tragically died after becoming entangled in a window blind cord, according to CNN. A week ago, she was playing at a friend’s house when she was “found hanging by the rope from the blinds”, according to the family’s …

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3-year-old girl dies after accidentally tangling window blind cord around her neck in Utah

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the timestamp on the story to see when it was last updated. Elsie Mahe, the 3-year-old daughter of Brigham Young University running backs coach Reno Mahe, died Tuesday, more than a …

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Blind cards, a graveyard and a race against time

For nearly half a century, Charlie Wentz was guardian to thousands of men and women buried in Newport Cemetery. He buried hundreds of people, men and women from all walks of life who share a common thread: their final resting places on this quiet hill overlooking the county town of …

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7 On Your Side: California Lawmaker Tries To Ban Blind Cords To Avoid Child Deaths

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Michael Finney of 7 On Your Side has reported for years on the staggering number of deaths caused by window blinds. The government estimates that one child dies every month from being strangled by ropes. Now things can finally change. Industry standards are supposed to stop …

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Federal government takes action to protect children from blind cord strangulation

They don’t look dangerous – not like a knife or an open flame – but blind and shade cords can be just as deadly when wrapped around a child’s neck. Almost every month, on average, another child dies from window cord strangulation, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission …

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Dangers of blind cords in the spotlight after child’s death

Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes This news archive is available for your personal, non-commercial use only. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute republication of the story. PLAIN CITY, Weber County — An …

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Mum’s angst leads to new warnings about the dangers of blinds

The Thomas family in happier times.Today Erica Barnes Thomas was aggressive about baby safety. In his home in North Bethesda, Maryland, every outlet is plugged in, every cabinet has a lock, and the furniture is bolted to the walls. When her 2-year-old son, Mac, started climbing, she ordered Roman blinds …

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Shade makers’ safety plans are too lax, critics say – Chicago Tribune

A fight to make blinds safer for children is becoming increasingly contentious after makers of the common household product ignored demands from federal regulators to eliminate exposed cords on blinds and blinds. Manufacturers, who set standards for their own products, are adopting less stringent rules that safety advocates say will …

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Child deaths spark calls to improve shade safety

On an idyllic day in August 2009, Kathleen Leeson took her kids to church, gave them leftover pizza, and planned to take them to the park. But before they left, she decided to put her adopted 2-year-old son, Angel, for a nap. Shortly after, her daughter came out of the …

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