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Blog Posts in December, 2016

  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to NFL Settlement

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 21-Dec-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that it will not consider challenges to the concussion settlement between the National Football League and over 20,000 former athletes. The Supreme Court’s decision, handed down on Monday December 11th, settles a long-running class action lawsuit from former players and families who claimed the NFL concealed information about what it knew ...
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  • Former DC Mayor and Advisory Board Recommend Saving Metro by Amending its Founding Charter

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 16-Dec-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel The last few years have seen a spate of bad news for Metro (officially known as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, or “WMATA”). There have been safety failures and accidents resulting in death and injury. The Federal Government has been forced to step in and take over safety oversight. Emergency repairs and maintenance have caused significant, ...
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  • Congress Suspends Trucking Safety Rules to Ease Regulations on Driver Fatigue

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 14-Dec-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Lawmakers were recently successful in blocking safety rules designed to keep tired truck drivers off the road. The rules, which were supported by the Obama Administration, concerned mandatory rest periods that require truckers to take two nights off after a work week up to 75 hours. Specifically, the rules mandated that the 35-hour rest period following a work week include two ...
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  • Driver Fatigue is as Serious a Problem as Driving Drunk, AAA Study Reports

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 8-Dec-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel A report released Tuesday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says that sleep-deprived drivers are just as dangerous as drivers who have had one too many and are too drunk to drive. In fact, driving with four to five hours of sleep was comparable to driving with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal limit. The report draws from a rising tide of research and past ...
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  • DC Court of Appeals Rules on Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Cell Phone Cancer Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 7-Dec-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Thirteen cases went up on appeal, all of which involve plaintiffs against cell phone manufactures and service providers alleging that long-term exposure to cell-phone radiation causes brain tumors. The appeal asked the Appellate Court to decide what test the DC Superior Courts should apply to the admissibility of expert testimony. Expert testimony was essential to these cases - ...
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  • Texas Crash Involving School Bus, Tractor-Trailer Results in Death of Cheer Team Sponsor

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 5-Dec-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel One victim was killed and several others injured in a fatal collision between a school bus and a commercial tractor-trailer in Texas this past Friday. According to authorities, the crash took place Friday evening on Interstate 20 in Big Springs following a football game in Colorado City. Representatives from the Iraan-Sheffield School District report the school bus was carrying ...
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  • Winter Driving Safety Tips

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 1-Dec-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Winter is here and Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. During this time of year, we unfortunately see a number of traffic accidents caused by poor weather, and we want to remind all local drivers about the importance of taking extra precautions when driving during the winter. Below are a few helpful winter ...
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