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The new Federal Rule of Evidence 502 deals with inadvertent disclosures of privileged information, especially in the context of electronic discovery.
Forty years after NTSB recommended requiring seat belts on buses, the industry has again blocked legislation to require them.
I’ve been in St. Louis for the past couple of days serving on the faculty of the first national continuing legal education program sponsored by the new Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. As usual, I’ve learned more than I’ve taught. After all, if I can give everyone one new idea, but 20 … Continue Reading
On Tuesday, May 27, at 11 am EDT, National Public Radio talk show host Diane Rehm will interview Susan Connors, Brain Injury Association of America president/CEO, and Michael Mason, author of Head Cases, the compelling compilation of individual stories of brain injury and its aftermath.
As a personal injury attorney in Atlanta, I was initially one of those who feared the worst when the Georgia legislature passed it omnibus tort reform legislation, Senate Bill 3, in 2005. It was as if the political power structure had done everything it possibly could to kill victims of negligence — and the lawyers … Continue Reading
While my trucking litigation law practice is in Atlanta, Georgia, I know that long haul trucking safety is not just an American issue. With the long distances between populations centers in Australia, all the challenges facing American truckers are big deals there too. Driver fatigue, for example, is every bit as big a problem for … Continue Reading
In my law practice in Georgia, I occasionally get calls about tractor trailers that hit someone and do not stop. Identifying and apprehending the hit and run trucker is always a big challenge.
State laws in most states require drivers to change lanes or slow down for emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the road. … Continue Reading
Last Friday, an Atlanta jury returned a verdict of $54.4 million in a truck wreck case involving the death of a a Jamaican immigrant. It was a great verdict resulting from great trial advocacy.
Of the $54.4 million in the verdict, $44.4 million was punitive damages. In my post about the verdict, I wondered how the … Continue Reading
This morning I got a call from a man in ICU at one of our local hospitals. He said he has hit by a tractor trailer yesterday, and that he had two fractured femurs, a ruptured spleen, ruptured discs, crushed vertebra, etc., and asked if I could meet him at the hospital. … Continue Reading
Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety System being tested is designed to “warn drivers when they are about to leave the roadway, are in danger of colliding with another vehicle while attempting a lane change, or are at risk of colliding with the vehicle ahead.”