Practice Area Links

Government
Consumer Action Website

List of state, city and local consumer protection offices to help citizens find the appropriate place to file complaints about products and services.
http://www.consumeraction.gov

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Product recalls from 1990 to present, publications, product alerts, product information
http://www.cpsc.gov

NHTSA – National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration
Searches can be conducted on vehicle recalls, agency investigations and consumer complaints. Site also provides access to automotive standards and regulations and crash test results.
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov

NTSB – National Transportation Safety Board
Information on aviation, highway, marine, pipeline/hazardous materials, and railroad transportation investigations, includes annual reviews of aviation data, safety recommendation letters, studies and regulations.
http://www.ntsb.gov

FDA – Food and Drug Administration
Information on drugs for humans and animals, cosmetics, toxicology, medical devices, and foods.
http://www.fda.gov

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Patent information, including patents from 1/1/76 to present.
http://www.uspto.gov

FAA – Federal Aviation Administration
Aviation safety database links, regulations.
http://www.faa.gov

FRA – Federal Railroad Administration
Rail-highway crossing accident information, inventory of train accidents.
http://www.fra.dot.gov

Recalls.gov
Created to streamline federal agency communications with the public. Intended to be a one-stop shop for U.S. government recall information.
http://www.recalls.gov

SEC – Securities Exchange Commission
SEC filings include Form 10-K, annual financial reports, and Form 10-Q, quarterly financial reports. Helpful in tracking changes in corporate form.
http://www.sec.gov/edgarhp.htm

United States Coast Guard
News, Statistics, recall and safety defect information, regulations, and more for recreational watercraft and related equipment.
http://www.uscgboating.org

OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Media releases, publications, statistics, data, Federal Register notices, standards, technical links, OSHA interpretations of standards.
http://www.osha.gov

Industry Standards

ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials
Worldwide voluntary standards for materials, products, systems and services.
http://www.astm.org

ANSI – American National Standards Institute
United States voluntary standards.
http://www.ansi.org

ISO – International Organization for Product Standardization
Searchable database of ISO standards and publications.
http://www.iso.org

Underwriters Laboratories
Searchable database of UL standards and publications.
http://www.ul.com

Investigation/Research

Center for Auto Safety
News about recalls, defect investigations, action alerts, and lawsuits.
http://www.autosafety.org

Cornell Legal Information Institute
U.S. Code, U.S. Constitution, Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure, Supreme Court Opinions from 1990 to present and more
http://www.law.cornell.edu

Eli Lilly Clinical Trial Registry
Results of clinical drug studies in summary form.
http://www.lillytrials.com

GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Trial Register
Results of clinical drug studies in summary form.
http://ctr.gsk.co.uk

GPO Access – Government Printing Office Access
Site provides access to databases of Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Congressional documents, U.S. code.
http://www.access.gpo.gov

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Results of vehicle testing, ratings, and general safety information.
http://www.hwysafety.org

Library of Congress
Links to Federal Courts, Statutes, etc.
http://www.lcweb.loc.gov

National Safety Council
Fact sheets on a variety of products, and statistics and publications related to injuries and accidents.
http://www.nsc.org

Oregon Judicial Department Website
Advance Sheet opinions of the Oregon Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Tax Court.
http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us

Oregon Online
Oregon Administrative Rules, Oregon Revised Statutes.
http://www.state.or.us

Oregon State Archives
Oregon Legislative Committee Minutes from 1991-1997, Oregon Administrative Rules.
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us

Public Citizen
Database of prescription drugs, searchable by drug, disease, or condition.
http://www.citizen.org

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