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Georgia Evidence Code passes after 25 years
Today, after 25 years of labor by countless volunteers on a succession of hard-working bar committees, the new Georgia Evidence Code was passed. Unless I’m in court somewhere, I expect to be present when it is signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal. Appropriately enough, he sponsored an earlier version of the bill in the … Continue Reading
BP suit filed by Georgia owners of Florida property
Class action against BP filed in federal court in Atlanta.
Atlanta bus crash tragedy leading to new standards for road signs and bus safety
Bluffton University baseball team bus crash in Atlanta (March 2007) helped bring about new US standards for highway signage and motor coach passenger protection.
Crocs (and knockoffs) involved in many escalator injuries to kids’ feet
Those ugly and ubiquitous Crocs shoes — and the cheaper knockoffs — have been involved in an international wave of serious injuries to the feet of young children on escalators.
At first I was skeptical when I began hearing last year of kids’ toes being mangled on escalators at the Atlanta airport. However, this article from … Continue Reading
Tractor trailer runs stop sign, kills 6 in Florida
As a trucking trial attorney, I see it all too often. And now again. Early yesterday morning a tractor trailer loaded with sand ran a stop sign in south central Florida, striking a van on the right side. and killing six men. According to an Associated Press report by Christine Armario, investigators were still trying … Continue Reading
Trucker on cell phone crashes into school bus, kills a child
A Florida truck driver admitted that he was on his cell phone yesterday when he slammed into a school bus, killing a 13-year-old student. According to a report by Austin Miller of the Ocala Star-Banner, the school bus, which had stopped to let children off , had its warning lights on and stop signs out. … Continue Reading