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Blog Posts in December, 2015

  • How the Public Duty Doctrine Makes the District of Columbia Unaccountable to its Own Citizens

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 28-Dec-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel As a general rule, if a person is negligent in a way that injures someone else, the injured person has a right to sue the wrongdoer for damages. But that usual rule breaks down when the wrongdoer is an employee of the District of Columbia, such as a police officer, firefighter, or ambulance personnel. For several decades, the D.C. Court of Appeals has applied the “public ...
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  • Sony's "Concussion" Hits Theaters Christmas Day

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 21-Dec-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Sony’s “Concussion,” starring Will Smith, will be released in theaters this Friday, December 25. As advocates for those who have suffered from concussions and other forms of traumatic brain injuries, we at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C. are pleased that a film like this has been made to speak out for the 5.2 million Americans who suffer from the ...
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  • Congratulations to Partners Joseph Cammarata and Allan M. Siegel on being named two of “Washington’s Top Lawyers” in a biennial survey published by Washingtonian magazine. They are featured in the December 2015 edition of the publication. Partners Cammarata and Siegel are no strangers to this honor. In fact, Partner Cammarata has achieved recognition every year the survey has ...
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  • President Obama Signs $305B FAST Act Highway Bill

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 8-Dec-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a five year, long-term bill that is slated to be the last highway bill, has just been signed into law by President Obama only hours away from the scheduled expiration of the nation’s road and transit spending. This new law, which will be paid for with tax revenue and approximately $70 billion in offsets of the ...
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  • What's the Legal Risk of Using Your Cell Phone While Driving in D.C.?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 7-Dec-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel In the District of Columbia, the law requires that drivers use reasonable care to avoid accidents that harm others. Well, what is “reasonable care”? Reasonable care is generally understood to mean devoting your full time and attention to driving in a safe manner. If your attention to the road is drawn away by flipping through emails on the road, there’s more ...
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  • Texting Truckers: Police Struggling to Crack Down

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 3-Dec-2015

    By: Allan M. Siegel Many people are aware that texting and driving is a recipe for disaster, especially when it comes to commercial trucks that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Because tractor-trailers can cause devastating damage in an accident, commercial drivers are held to a higher standard and face tougher laws. However, many truckers continue to drive with dangerous distractions, and police ...
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