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Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Gold Dome Report - 2018 Legislative Session Recap

In this Report, the Nelson Mullins government relations team provides you an update of the significant initiatives which may be of interest to you, your business or other organization. While much of the client work that...more

Low, Ball & Lynch

Emergency Doctrine and Imminent Peril

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Shiver v. Laramee - Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (June 12, 2018) - This case presents an interesting and unusual situation where the driver of a fully-loaded big rig, who was possibly using his cell phone,...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

What GA Employers Need To Know About The Hands-Free Driving Law

The Hands-Free Georgia Act took effect on July 1. Georgia has joined a number of states in prohibiting certain actions related to cell phone use while driving. This new law comes after Georgia saw more than 1,500 people...more

Littler

July Is the New January: From Salary History to Data Security Breaches, New State and Local Laws Are Set to Take Effect Soon

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Every year state laws and local ordinances take effect after the first of the year, and 2018 is no exception. As always, Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI) has been tracking these developments....more

FordHarrison

Hands-Free Georgia Act Takes Effect July 1, 2018

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Employees are increasingly exposed to traffic and longer commute times, and some employees drive during the course and scope of their employment. Hands-free technology makes it possible to safely conduct business from a...more

The Roth Firm

Using Distracted Driving Evidence To Build Your Personal Injury Case

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When you take every precaution necessary to make sure you are focused on driving to keep you, and your family, safe, it can be terrifying to think that other drivers your sharing the road with are not quite as aware. When...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Georgia Bans Hand-Held Devices While Driving

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Georgia has become one of 16 states in the country that bans the use of hand-held devices while driving. Governor Nathan Deal signed “Hands-Free Georgia Act” (House Bill 673) into law on May 2, 2018. The new law takes effect...more

Pillsbury - Policyholder Pulse blog

Bad Facts (Sometimes) Make Good Law – The Worst Texting and Driving Incident Still Does Not Defeat Coverage under NY Law

Insurance agreement language that precludes coverage in CGL policies for “expected or intended” injuries has been analyzed in nearly every jurisdiction, and courts have consistently held that bodily injury or property damage...more

Varnum LLP

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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We've all had that one "oh no" moment when we were distracted while driving or witnessed another driver who was completely unaware of what was happening around them on the roadway because they were distracted by something....more

Howard Ankin

Chicago Makes Sure Uber Drivers Get Their Z’s

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The city of Chicago and Uber are taking steps to prevent drowsy driving accidents and Chicago rideshare drivers are required to comply with a city ordinance that regulates the number of hours behind the wheel....more

The Brown Firm

What To Do When Hit By An Automobile While Riding Your Bicycle

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Riding a bicycle has so many advantages, but it can be dangerous as well.  Using a bicycle for your daily commute is good exercise, eco-friendly, and you don't get stuck in traffic jams. It is also a fun...more

The Roth Firm

5 Ways to Prove Distracted Driving in an Auto Accident Case

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Distracted Driving Car Accidents occur on a regular basis throughout the state of Georgia, leaving thousands of people with severe or life-threatening injuries. When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle, you need to do more...more

Dentons

Crossover Day in Georgia: everything that passed (and didn’t)

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The early session logjam under the Gold Dome cleared finally as Georgia state legislators hurried through consideration of nearly 100 bills to meet Wednesday’s “crossover” requirement that a bill must have cleared its...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

2018 California Public Agency Laws – Part II - Housing and Land Use, Environment, Public Property/Public Works and Economic...

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The California Legislature was busy in 2017, which means plenty of laws passed in Sacramento that will impact public agencies. In this three-part series, Best Best & Krieger LLP gives a comprehensive summary of the new laws...more

Howard Ankin

Most Dangerous Places to Drive in Chicago [infographic]

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Chicago areas with high levels of economic hardship have more than three times the number of fatalities from car crashes per capita as those with low economic hardship. Through innovation, teamwork, education and the...more

Howard Ankin

Uncovering the Truth: Accident Reconstruction

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Accident reconstruction is commonly performed using advanced technology, collision simulation software, and physical evidence to determine what caused a motor vehicle accident. Reconstruction evaluates pre-impact...more

Gray Reed & McGraw

Put Down Your Phone But Keep Your Sword in Your Hand

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After finishing his weekly rehearsal for an upcoming Robin Hood performance at his local theatre, Wiley Enferee walked into his local Mega-Mart at his wife’s behest to buy a gallon of milk. Not thinking, Wiley walked into...more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

You Should Know - September 2017

Road Safety Tips for Teen Drivers Heading Back to School - Labor Day weekend is over and summer is in the rearview mirror. New backpacks are crammed full of the tools of learning: laptops, books, pens, pencils, notebooks...more

Wilson Elser

The Hub: Transportation News & Insights - September 2017

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Distracted Driving: Not the End of the Road - As a claims professional or attorney, never jump to conclusions when you learn about a distracted driver claim. As the facts surrounding the accident begin to develop,...more

Littler

Texas Passes Ban on Texting While Driving

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On June 6, 2017, Texas became the 47th state to enact a state-wide ban on texting while driving. The new law (HR 62) prohibits drivers from reading, writing or sending electronic messages unless the vehicle is stopped. It...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Texas Passes State-Wide Texting While Driving Ban

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Good news middle aged drivers! Today the Texas Legislature has passed HB 60, making it illegal to text and drive in Texas. The new legislation is headed to Governor Abbot’s desk, who is expected to sign the bill. ...more

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

Smartphones and Driving DO NOT MIX

Tragic automobile accidents forever change the lives of those involved. I have seen it too often in my career. For the victim, a life may be tragically cut short. For the at-fault party, they will live knowing that their...more

Davis Brown Law Firm

A Wild Ride - Reviewing the 2017 Iowa Legislative Session for Employers

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Like on The Monster at Adventureland, the 2017 legislative session was a thrill ride full of ups and downs for Iowa employers. Starting with the signing of the collective bargaining bill in February and continuing to last...more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

You Should Know - May 2017

Bikers, Walkers Threatened By Increase In Distracted Driving - April showers have given way to May flowers, encouraging walkers and bicyclists to get out and enjoy the weather. Long walks and leisurely bike rides can be...more

Michigan Auto Law

National Push for Speed Limit Increase a Bad Idea

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Lawmakers who are pushing for speed limit increases nationwide aren’t listening to the research about how dangerous this is — as the combination of speed and distracted driving means more deaths on the road....more

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