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Federal Court Upholds Majority of Hours-of-Service Rule
New Jersey to consider allowing police to search cell phones to combat distracted driving
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Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
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Google real estate director John Igoe - San Francisco Construction & Development Summit
About 80 percent of hit and run cases between 2008 and 2012 in the Los Angeles area were never solved, according to the Los Angeles Times. Compare that to the city of Denver, whose police force actually resolves about 78...more
Under the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 ("the Act"), no motor carrier shall operate a motor vehicle unless the carrier has obtained minimum levels of financial responsibility through insurance or other forms for bodily injury or...more
While self-driving cars have the potential to significantly reduce auto accidents and injuries, autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles do not fit neatly into the current motor vehicle and insurance regulatory regimes....more
The recent introduction of H.R. 4727 in the House of Representatives marks the first step toward insulating freight brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) from claims by plaintiffs who seek an alternate source for...more
In the vast majority of personal injury and wrongful death cases involving commercial motor carriers the insurance limits for the motor carrier are sufficient to cover the loss given the required $750,000 minimum limits...more
Can I Sue If My Spouse Was a Negligent Driver?
Distracted driving is emerging as one of the greatest dangers on the road today. People who text, check their cellphones, apply makeup, or even adjust the radio are...more
Car accidents are devastating. Many victims are disorientated after an auto accident. In most cases, there is noticeable damage to the vehicles involved. Sadly, there may also be serious or fatal injuries to those...more
Hopefully, it will never happen to you. But, what if the call comes in that an employee driver has been involved in an accident, in a company vehicle, and he/she is intoxicated. In Kentucky, and many other states, drunk...more
The U.S. Supreme Court has now ruled that Lozman’s houseboat was a "floating home" and has ruled that his floating home is not a vessel.
After a dramatic November general election, the Minnesota Legislature convened the 2013 session this week with the DFL party firmly in control of state government for the first time in 22 years....more
I argued this case for SMART in the Supreme Court on March 7th, 2012 on my application for leave to appeal. Rather than grant, the Court issued an opinion in favor of SMART, reversing the Court of Appeals decision, which I...more
In this article, Daniel E. Cummins of the Scranton, Lackawanna County, Luzerne County, Northeastern Pennsylvania insurance defense firm of Foley, Comerford & Cummins analyzes recent decisions from Pennsylvania courts strictly...more
Many small to medium-sized business purchase commercial general liability insurance or some other type of business insurance to protect the business against claims or lawsuits. In exchange for premium payments by the...more
The laws surrounding pedestrian right of way can be complicated. You need to know 1) when to cross as a pedestrian and 2) when to yield as a motor vehicle driver. Violating any of these laws can cost you big - in both...more
Many of us fondly recall the Jetsons cartoon from our childhoods. It was a show that still seems incredibly futuristic, and yet many of the inventions envisioned in the Jetsons aren’t yet a part of our reality. But one...more
New York bus accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the serious bus accidents in New York that can and do occur, including the recent Trailways bus accident.
Eight people were injured when a New York City bound...more
New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman applauds the decision of New York state officials to reverse their plans to let drivers renew licenses without taking a vision test. Critics, including a number of traffic safety...more
The Ontario Court of Appeal has just released a decision overturning the trial judge’s findings of liability in a single car motor vehicle accident.
In Morsi v. Fermar Paving, Mark Morsi died in a single vehicle...more
Litigation Lessons Learned from the Real Housewives...more
Originally published in The Corporate Counselor - July 20, 2011.
The Mississippi River floods in Spring 2011 proved to be among the largest and most damaging along the U.S. waterway in the past century, rivaling the...more
As previously reported, the Appellate Division ruled that a drunk driver who is involved in an accident can sue a tavern, which allegedly over-served him, for personal injuries. At issue in this case is a provision of the...more
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
In Admiral Ins. Co. v. H&W Indus. Services, Inc., 2011 WL 318277 (W.D. Tex. February 1, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas held that a...more
Motorcycle insurance is relatively cheaper than car insurance. It's important to not get thrown into the loop and take the smallest coverage for your liability. Wrecks involving motorcycles are significantly more harmful than...more
Towing around cargo in a trailer is difficult. Driving with a bunch of cars around is even harder. Of course, truck drivers need to be very experienced and cautious but watching out for them and taking precautions can save...more
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