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Blog Posts in June, 2013

  • Is The Voting Right Decision A Step Backward?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. || 28-Jun-2013

    This past week, the Supreme Court handed down several landmark decisions. While the decisions regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 are a welcomed step forward for our nation, which our firm is happy to see finally happen, the decision regarding the Voting Rights Act of 1965 might not be. Immediately after the decision, a democratic Representative from Georgia, John Lewis, ...
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  • $58 Million Verdict Sets Record In New Mexico

    Posted By bierachin || 24-Jun-2013

    Three years ago Kevin Udy was killed in a tractor trailer collision. He was driving his pickup truck near Carlsbad, New Mexico, when a truck driver cut him off by making a left turn directly in front of Udy. Udy, a former senior mechanical engineer, left behind a wife and five children. Udy's estate brought suit against the truck driver, the business that owned tractor trailer, the owner's ...
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  • At the end of May, a CSX cargo trailed collided with a tractor trailer carrying trash, northeast of Baltimore City. An investigation is currently underway, but it is currently unclear how the events unfolded. The investigators are unsure of how the truck got on the tracks or even if it was attempting to cross when the collision occurred. It may have simply been a derailment of the train itself. ...
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  • The subsequent remedial measures rule is one that at times can be frustrating, but it was put in place for very a important reason. The federal version of this rule states that "when measures are taken that would have made an earlier injury or harm less likely to occur, evidence of the subsequent measures is not admissible to prove: negligence, culpable conduct, a defect in a product or its ...
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  • The American Academy of Neurology recently released new guidelines, consistent with the law in many states, including the District of Columbia, which require an athlete suspected of having sustained a concussion to be removed from practice or play, and not returned until the symptoms are gone and they are evaluated by a medical expert trained in the management and treatment of concussions. The new ...
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