New products constantly make their way into the marketplace, where consumers ultimately determine their success by either buying the new products or leaving them on the shelf. Many products that Orange County residents buy are commercially successful because they make life easier or solve some kind of common problem. A refrigerator, for example, keeps food cold and prevents spoilage. On the other hand, some products merely satisfy consumer desire.
Just a few days ago, people all throughout Costa Mesa and across the United States celebrated the country's independence. Every year, the Fourth of July brings Independence Day parades, parties and special concerts. Of course, fireworks are also a popular component of many Independence Day celebrations.
Many people in Orange County take some kind of medication on a daily basis. Whether the medicine requires a prescription or is available over-the-counter, the people who take these medications probably assume that they are effective and work as advertised. At a minimum, consumers expect that their medications are at least safe for their intended uses.
In real estate, the expression "location is everything" succinctly expresses the commonly held knowledge that a property's value is largely dependent upon its geographical situation and neighborhood characteristics. In civil lawsuits, location also matters. Jurisdictional determinations and choice of law significantly impact trial outcomes and damages awarded.
The Food and Drug Administration has renewed warnings to consumers about the potential dangers of the drug acetaminophen, which can be found in Tylenol as well as in prescription pain killers such as Percocet and Vicodin. Regulators say that liver damage can result when patients take even slightly more than the recommended dose of acetaminophen.