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Car Accident DUI

Florida Court Extends Privacy Rights to Vehicle Black Box

In a case of first impression, the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal held that police need a warrant to search a vehicle’s black box or event data recorder (EDR)....more

The Most Dangerous Days for DUI Crashes

by Howard Ankin on

Although a DUI crash can occur at anytime, some days of the year are riskier than others. Major spikes in the number of DUI crashes are seen during times of celebration; mainly surrounding holidays and during the summer...more

Car Accidents Caused by Marijuana

Driving while under the influence of drugs (illegal, prescription, or otherwise) can make driving a car unsafe—just like driving after drinking alcohol. Drugged driving puts not only the driver but also passengers and others...more

Drugged Driving a Growing Problem

by Howard Ankin on

Driving under the influence of drugs is a growing problem across the country. The laws in each state vary substantially, with Illinois known for its no-tolerance stance. In fact, Illinois is one of just 16 states to have zero...more

Bad Faith Sentinel - July 2015

by Saul Ewing LLP on

Eighth Circuit: No Bad Faith Where Insured Failed to Make a Sufficient Demand and Insurer Refused to Entertain Settlement Offer Prior to Completing Investigation - Purscell v. Tico Ins. Co., No. 13-2362, 2015 WL 3855253...more

Third Circuit Court of Appeals Predicts That Pennsylvania Supreme Court Would Prevent an Insured from Recovering Punitive Damages...

by Saul Ewing LLP on

Wolfe v. Allstate Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., No. 12-4450, 2015 WL 3634779 (3d Cir. June 12, 2015). The Third Circuit Court of Appeals holds that evidence of punitive damages award against insured in underlying suit was not...more

How Can You Receive Justice for Injuries Caused by a Drunk Driver?

A woman was recently killed at World Center Drive after the car she was in was rear-ended by a drunk driver. The 20-year-old drunk driver slammed into the back of the car, killing her and critically injuring the car’s driver....more

California Employment Law Notes - September 2013

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Employer May Be Liable For Death Resulting From Drunk Employee's Automobile Accident - Purton v. Marriott Int'l, Inc., 218 Cal. App. 4th 499 (2013) - In December 2009, the Marriott Del Mar Hotel held its annual...more

Employment Law -- Aug 28, 2013

Employer Liable for Employee’s Drunken Car Accident – After He Got Home - According to a recent California appellate court decision, an employer can be liable for an employee who drank too much at a company party, made...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - August 2013: Marriott Potentially Liable for Injury Following Holiday Party

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Although it’s still summer, it’s never too early to start thinking about the annual company holiday party — the food, the conversation, the alcohol — and the liability that can flow from it. In Purton v. Marriott...more

Washington’s Counties Face Potential Liability for Citizen’s Drunken, Reckless Driving

by Cozen O'Connor on

In a case widely reported by the national media, the Washington State Supreme Court recently ruled that a governmental entity may face liability for faulty road design that leads to injuries in car crashes, even when the...more

Drunk Drivers Still Harm Thousands Each Year - Protect Your Family With An Attorney

Did you know that in 2010 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that one person dies every 51 minutes from alcohol-impaired driving crashes; resulting in the deaths of more than 10,000 people a year and...more

DUIs Change Lives for the Worse

Few recent stories depict the downward spiral that can happen to your life if you are convicted for DUI better than what happened to John Goodman. Mr. Goodman, the multi-millionaire industrialist and founder of the...more

The Fourth Circuit On "Accidents" And Drunken Driving

by Brooks Pierce on

The issue in Johnson v. American United Life Insurance Co., decided last week by the Fourth Circuit. was whether the Plaintiff's husband's death from a car wreck while driving intoxicated was an "accident" under his life...more

Mission Viejo Man Dies in Suspected Irvine DUI Crash

by Callahan & Blaine on

A Mission Viejo man who was severely injured in a suspected Irvine DUI crash that claimed the life of his dog has also died, according to a news report. ...more

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