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

    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 ...

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  • Former DC Mayor and Advisory Board Recommend Saving Metro by Amending its Founding Charter
    Former DC Mayor and Advisory Board Recommend Saving Metro by Amending its Founding Charter

    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 ...

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  • Congress Suspends Trucking Safety Rules to Ease Regulations on Driver Fatigue
    Congress Suspends Trucking Safety Rules to Ease Regulations on Driver Fatigue

    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, ...

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  • Driver Fatigue is as Serious a Problem as Driving Drunk, AAA Study Reports
    Driver Fatigue is as Serious a Problem as Driving Drunk, AAA Study Reports

    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 ...

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  • DC Court of Appeals Rules on Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Cell Phone Cancer Case
    DC Court of Appeals Rules on Admissibility of Expert Testimony in Cell Phone Cancer Case

    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 ...

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  • Texas Crash Involving School Bus, Tractor-Trailer Results in Death of Cheer Team Sponsor
    Texas Crash Involving School Bus, Tractor-Trailer Results in Death of Cheer Team Sponsor

    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 ...

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