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Blog Posts in July, 2016

  • Can Multiple Whistleblowers File a Single Case?

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 26-Jul-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel The False Claims Act bars duplicate claims filed based on the same information as previous whistleblower claim. This so-called “first to file” requirement incentivizes whistleblowers to act quickly and triggers a “race to the courthouse” because would-be whistleblowers do not want to miss out on a substantial financial award. The public policy purpose ...
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  • What a Lawyer Looks for in a Car Accident Case

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 22-Jul-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel From a very broad perspective, if you are looking to hire a personal injury lawyer in an auto accident case, the lawyer will need three things: an injury, liability, and insurance coverage or some other means of recovery. In order to establish liability, the defendant driver must have violated some driving rule. Typical violations include: Breaking the speed limit Driving ...
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  • CDC to Create a New Concussion Tracking System

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 20-Jul-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel In the United States at least 1 million children suffer a concussion each year. However, the true number may be far higher. In fact, recent studies suggest the number is double what has previously been reported. The Journal of Pediatrics conducted the most comprehensive study to date and found that 1.1 million to 1.9 million children suffer concussions annually. Even though ...
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  • Uber Rolls Out App Updates to Improve Driver Safety

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 18-Jul-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel Over the next few weeks Uber will be introducing some significant updates to the version of its app used by drivers. The new features are designed to improve driver safety. The app will notify drivers when they should take a break, alert drivers of their speed, and remind drivers to place their phones in dash or window mounts. The app will also include surveillance features to ...
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  • Study Says Drivers Prefer Passenger Safety Over Pedestrian Safety When it Comes to Self-Driving Cars

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel Driverless car technology is expected to help prevent thousands of accidents by removing the factor of human error. But what happens when we leave moral decisions up to a computer? In the event of an impending collision, should self-driving technology preference the safety of its passengers over the safety of pedestrians, or vice versa? That was the question that was recently ...
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  • Supreme Court: Failure to Comply With Medicare/Medicaid Rules Can Be a False Claims Act Violation

    Posted By Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. || 12-Jul-2016

    By: Allan M. Siegel In a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court held that whistleblower lawsuits may be based on a legal theory known as “implied certification.” Under this theory, whistleblowers may file cases based not on explicit misrepresentations, but on the implied representations of important terms in a government contractor’s request for payment. Under the False Claims ...
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  • D.C. Council Delays Voting on Bill to Protect Pedestrians and Bicyclists in Civil Suits

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel In motor vehicle collision and other personal injury lawsuits, the District of Columbia abides by the rule of contributory negligence. Under this rule, if the victim of an accident bears some responsibility for being injured – even much less responsibility than the person who actually hurt the victim – then the victim cannot recover any money at all in a lawsuit. At ...
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  • Star Trek Actor's Death May Have Been Caused by Defective Jeep Design

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

    By: Allan M. Siegel On June 19, 2016, Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin’s Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down his driveway and pinned him against a brick mailbox and a security fence in front of his house. Yelchin died later the same day. Early this year, his Jeep SUV vehicle had been the subject of a recall notice due to the vehicle’s gear selector design, which confused consumers about ...
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