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The Rogue Biking Revolution

THE NEWEST EXPORTS FROM CHINA China has always been a nation of cyclists. First adopted as a mode of transportation in rural areas where cars were scarce, bicycles soon spread to cities where traffic ...
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Medical Errors: More Common Than You Think

MISDIAGNOSES: PART OF A WIDER PROBLEM Recently, a friend of mine who had been suffering from a bad cough for months finally got a CT scan. She had been told she had bronchitis, and that it was just ...
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When AI Crashes--and Kills

WHEN AI CRASHES—AND KILLS The inevitable happened: a fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle. On March 18, 2018, in Tempe Arizona, a pedestrian was struck and killed by an Uber vehicle ...
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The World is Watching

The following is an installment in our Trends in the Law series, which focuses on new and emerging technologies, areas or movements in the law. A RETIRED JUSTICE SPEAKS OUT In a rare public outreach, ...
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Tragedy in Miami: Who is to blame?

TRAGEDY AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY On March 15, 2018, the pedestrian bridge being installed to connect Florida International University (FIU) and the city of Sweetwater collapsed onto traffic ...
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When Crime Pays

WHEN PROPERTY OWNERS ARE LIABLE FOR CRIMES We’ve all heard of so-called “slip and fall” cases where a person invited onto a residential or business property encounters a hazardous ...
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Daylight Savings Time: The Danger of Drowsy Driving

THE HISTORY OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS Daylight savings, or at least the idea of it, has existed for centuries. It is thought to have originated with an essay written by Ben Franklin in 1784. The idea was ...
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The Opioid Crisis: Georgia at the Top

This blog is part of a continuing series on the opioid crisis in America. The first blog in the series was posted on January 12, 2018, and was titled: “Opioids: a Medical Malpractice ...
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Trends in the Law: Specialization in the Law

This blog is another installment in the series “Trends in the Law” and focuses on the increasing specialization in the legal field. WHERE HAS THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER GONE? It used to be ...
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The Winter Olympics: Injuries are No Game

IN THE WINTER OLYMPICS, INJURIES ARE NO GAME The 2018 Winter Olympics are underway in PyeongChang, South Korea. The pageantry, spectacle, and sheer thrill of the Games has not disappointed so far, and ...
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When Bad Roads Cause Bad Accidents

THE STATE OF THE UNION’S ROADS In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump introduced his much-anticipated infrastructure plan. The President called for 1.5 trillion, in ...
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The Art of Negotiation

THE FAILURE OF NEGOTIATION The failure to reach an agreement on Friday, January 19, 2018, the ensuing government shutdown, and the temporary budget agreement reached on Monday, January 22, 2018, ...
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The Night the Snow Fell in Georgia

THE NIGHT THE SNOW FELL IN GEORGIA We are only a few weeks into 2018, and this winter is already one for the record books. The cold snap that started on New Year’s and that keeps re-visiting the ...
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Opioids: A Medical Malpractice Epidemic?

A DIFFERENT KIND OF MALPRACTICE In June of 2016, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri sent a resounding message to the medical and pharmaceutical community when it awarded Brian Koon and his estranged wife, ...
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Weather v. Climate: A Common Misunderstanding

GEORGIA’S STATE OF EMERGENCY The deep freeze that has enveloped the mid-Atlantic and eastern part of the United States is now threatening to become a dangerous ice and snow event as a huge storm ...
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Trends in the Law Part IV: ADR Part II: Does ADR deny a fundamental right?

Trends in the Law Series Part IV: Alternative Dispute Resolution Part II: Last week’s blog discussed the history, types and uses of Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR. This week’s blog ...
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Trends in the Law Part III: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Trends in the Law Series Part III: This is the third installment of the “Trends in the Law” series. The topic is Alternative Dispute Resolution, its history and the advantages and ...
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The Charlie Brown Christmas Tree: Avoid It

CALIFORNIA BURNING For the second time in as many months, California is experiencing historic wildfires. Fueled by years of drought, the arid conditions on the ground combined with powerful Santa Anna ...
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The Most Dangerous Place During the Holidays

A NEAR MISS There I was, in the parking lot of a crowded shopping plaza last week. I had my turn signal on, and after waiting for traffic to pass, turned left into the lane to look for a parking spot. ...
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Semi-autonomous Semis

A SNAPSHOT OF THE INDUSTRY Whenever a disruptive technology stands poised to enter a market or industry, it is instructive to look at a snapshot of the industry prior to the assimilation of the new ...
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The Real Danger at Thanksgiving

RECORD HIGH NUMBER OF TRAVELERS Almost 51 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more away from their home this Thanksgiving according to AAA projections. This number represents the highest ...
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Trends in the Law Part II: How Technology Has Changed Discovery

This is the second installment of our new series, Trends in the Law. This blog will focus on the ways in which technology has changed discovery. TRENDS IN THE LAW: Traditionally, the field of law has ...
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Here We Go Again

Here we go again. Another scene of bloody carnage. Another horrific act of what would have been unthinkable violence only a decade ago, but violence which has become all too common in recent years. So ...
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The Real Scare on Halloween

THE REAL SCARE ON HALLOWEEN No matter what age you are or where you live, celebrating Halloween can be fun. Decorations, costumes, parties…and of course, treats. But Halloween can also be ...
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Death by Distraction

STATISTICS CAN LIE Driver distraction—a term which encompasses all sorts of activities that decrease a driver’s focus on the task at hand—is not only hard to stop, but it is hard to ...
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