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  • 'Surge 11' of DC Metro's SafeTrack Program Began
    'Surge 11' of DC Metro's SafeTrack Program Began

    ‘Surge 11’ of DC Metro’s SafeTrack Program began this past Monday, which will result in a 2/3 reduction in service on the Orange and Silver lines through December 21 st . After numerous injuries and ...

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  • DC Council Passed 'Death with Dignity Bill'
    DC Council Passed 'Death with Dignity Bill'

    By: Allan M. Siegel On last Tuesday November 15, 2016, the DC Council passed 11-2 the 'Death with Dignity Bill.' If enacted, the law would enable certain patients with irreversible, terminal illnesses ...

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  • Progress for Legal Protections of DC Pedestrians and Cyclists
    Progress for Legal Protections of DC Pedestrians and Cyclists

    By: Allan M. Siegel Mayor Bowser recently signed into law the much-anticipated Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Act of 2016. The act will provide additional protections to the legal claims of ...

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  • D.C. Council Moves Forward With Plan to Provide Free Lawyers in Certain Civil Lawsuits
    D.C. Council Moves Forward With Plan to Provide Free Lawyers in Certain Civil Lawsuits

    By: Allan M. Siegel The District of Columbia Council is considering passing a law that would provide free legal counsel to low-income tenants in certain housing cases, such as evictions. The bill was ...

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  • Recent Transportation Crashes Highlight Shortcomings of Federal Minimum Insurance Limits
    Recent Transportation Crashes Highlight Shortcomings of Federal Minimum Insurance Limits

    By: Allan M. Siegel In the wake of several large transportation accidents, including a fatal bus collision in Baltimore and another fatal crash in California, victim advocates are highlighting the ...

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  • Update in Fatal Baltimore Crash: School Bus Driver Didn't Have Valid Commercial License, Took Seizure Medication
    Update in Fatal Baltimore Crash: School Bus Driver Didn't Have Valid Commercial License, Took Seizure Medication

    By Allan M. Siegel In the day’s following last Tuesday’s fatal collision between a school bus and an MTA commuter, local and federal authorities have been working diligently to determine an underlying ...

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