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

    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 ...

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  • Sony's
    Sony's "Concussion" Hits Theaters Christmas Day

    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 ...

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  • Joseph Cammarata & Allan M. Siegel Included in Washingtonian Magazine's
    Joseph Cammarata & Allan M. Siegel Included in Washingtonian Magazine's "Washington's Top Lawyers" List for 2015

    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 ...

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  • President Obama Signs $305B FAST Act Highway Bill
    President Obama Signs $305B FAST Act Highway Bill

    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 ...

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  • What's the Legal Risk of Using Your Cell Phone While Driving in D.C.?
    What's the Legal Risk of Using Your Cell Phone While Driving in D.C.?

    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 ...

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  • Texting Truckers: Police Struggling to Crack Down
    Texting Truckers: Police Struggling to Crack Down

    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 ...

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