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  • New Rule Grants Nursing Home Patients More Legal Rights
    New Rule Grants Nursing Home Patients More Legal Rights

    By: Allan M. Siegel On September 28, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department issued a rule banning pre-dispute binding arbitration clauses for nursing home patients in facilities that accept ...

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  • One Concussion Could Have Long-Term Consequences, Study Says
    One Concussion Could Have Long-Term Consequences, Study Says

    By: Allan M. Siegel Research has shown that chronic head trauma can have catastrophic effects on a person’s well-being, especially when experienced at a young age. According to a recent study, one of ...

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  • Factors that Affect the Value of Your Personal Injury Car Accident Case
    Factors that Affect the Value of Your Personal Injury Car Accident Case

    By: Allan M. Siegel Insurance companies compensate victims of automobile accidents based on the victim’s documented or otherwise proven harms and losses. In most cases, an important factor is the ...

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  • D.C. Court of Appeals Rules on the Scope of the
    D.C. Court of Appeals Rules on the Scope of the "Last Clear Chance" Doctrine in Auto Accident Cases

    By: Matthew Tievsky The District of Columbia is one of the few jurisdictions that applies the law of “contributory negligence.” For example, this means that if a wrongdoer negligently operates his ...

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  • Federal Government Announces Legal Guidelines for Driverless Cars
    Federal Government Announces Legal Guidelines for Driverless Cars

    By: Allan M. Siegel Taking a big step toward the nationwide use of driverless cars, the United States Department of Transportation has announced a set of legal safety guidelines – 15 different ...

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  • Police Shooting of DC Motorcyclist Prompts Change to Bodycam Rules
    Police Shooting of DC Motorcyclist Prompts Change to Bodycam Rules

    By: Allan M. Siegel On September 11, 2016, Terrence Sterling had recently left a bachelor’s party and was operating a motorcycle in the District of Columbia, and crashed his vehicle into a ...

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