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The E-Scooter Craze Turns Deadly: Part II

In our March 7, 2019 blog, we discussed the surging popularity of e-scooters and the huge number of injuries being seen in Emergency Rooms across the country of e-scooter riders and pedestrians hit by ...
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The Opioid Trials Have Begun

BIG PHARMA GOES ON TRIAL We discussed the first case to go to trial in the Opioid Trials in our May 31, 2019 blog (see: The Beginning of the Opioid Trials). The State of Oklahoma is suing Johnson ...
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Trends in the Law: Democracy Protected or Denied?

SUPREME COURT ROUND-UP This week marks the end of the Supreme Court’s 2018-2019 term, and true to form, SCOTUS waited to hand down some of its most anticipated decisions until now. The following ...
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Be Careful. Be Smart. Use Your Smartphone.

FIND YOUR FRIENDS FINDS A DAUGHTER Rarely do we hear a news story that makes us feel good, but this weekend we had that pleasure. A North Carolina teenager, Macy Smith, had missed her curfew, and was ...
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Summer's Favorite Sport Can Be Its Deadliest

TRAGEDY STRIKES Last year, Bode Miller, the Olympic skier, and his wife Morgan, made the unthinkable announcement that their 19 month old daughter Emmy had drowned in a neighbor’s pool. The ...
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New Evidence of an Old Bias

THE 2020 CENSUS: AN ACCURATE COUNT OR GERRYMANDERING TOOL? In April, our blog discussed the controversies surrounding the U.S. Department of Commerce’s attempt to add a question regarding ...
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The Beginning of the Opioid Trials

THE TRIAL OF THE CENTURY There is no white bronco, no ill-fitting pair of gloves, and no dream team. But there are deaths—thousands of deaths—and instead of a bloody knife, the alleged ...
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Trends in the Law: Courts as Lawmakers

This is a new installment in our Trends in the Law series. THREE CO-EQUAL BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT NO MORE In a recent interview with Fox News, President Trump made the following statement: “We ...
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The Uber Strike: What it Means for the Future

A GLOBAL STRIKE On May 8, 2019, Uber drivers in the U.S., U.K., Australia and South America participated in a work stoppage in order to send a message to Uber executives and potential investors ahead ...
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National Bike Month

NATIONAL BIKE MONTH May is National Bike Month. The dedication to two-wheeled adventure was established in 1956, and for over half a century has been sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. ...
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College Admissions: The Law Behind the Scandal

The following is an installment in our Trends in the Law series. THE PLAYERS We know some of the parents involved: famous actresses; fashion designer husbands; wealthy real estate developers; private ...
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Hidden Cameras in Airbnbs: Too Much Sharing?

HIDDEN CAMERAS: SECURITY OR INVASION OF PRIVACY? You’ve arrived at your vacation destination after a long day of travel, and have just settled into your Airbnb. The two bedroom, two bathroom ...
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Ride Share Driver or Predator: The Sharing Economy's Latest Hurdle

MURDER IN S. CAROLINA SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON RIDE SHARES Two weeks ago, Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina senior, thought she was getting into the Uber she had called to pick her up. She ...
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The Citizenship Question

A CASE TO WATCH A case to be argued before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in three weeks has both legal scholars and lay people talking. Department of Commerce v. U.S. District Court ...
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The Opioid Crisis: Getting Big Pharma to Pay

TAKING BIG PHARMA TO COURT On January 3, 2019, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr filed a lawsuit in Superior Court of Gwinnett County against opioid manufacturers and distributors for their false ...
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Trends in the Law: Race-Based Discrimination

Below is an installment in our Trends in the Law series. EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION: THE LAWS Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers with more than 15 employees from ...
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The Pedestrian Safety Crisis

THE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY CRISIS A study commissioned by the Governors Highway Safety Association and released recently found that U.S. pedestrian deaths hit a 28-year high last year, rising 4% in just ...
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The Pedestrian Safety Crisis

THE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY CRISIS A study commissioned by the Governors Highway Safety Association and released recently found that U.S. pedestrian deaths hit a 28-year high last year, rising 4% in just ...
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E-Scooters and the Three Cs

Electronic Scooters, or e-scooters, are the new “disruptive transportation technology.” Translation: e-scooters are the new craze in how to get from point A to point B. Their convenience ...
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Trends in the Law: On the Horizon in the High Court

TRENDS IN THE LAW SERIES: Cases on the Horizon in the High Court The 2018-2019 term of the Supreme Court of the United States has already had some noteworthy cases—Gamble v. U.S. is one such ...
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Tis the Season...of Potholes

TIS THE SEASON…OF POTHOLES Potholes are road imperfections that occur when soil compacted beneath pavement becomes weakened or displaced. Roads are particularly likely to form potholes in ...
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A Global Retrospective

This past weekend, December 8-9th, 2018, was notable for many reasons. In particular, three events occurred in three different countries across the world that at first blush seem to be unconnected. ...
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Taking Care of Our Seniors

MORE SENIORS NEED MORE CARE In 2016, a report was issued that showed chronic understaffing in the nation’s nursing home and assisted living facilities. Also in 2016, Congress passed the Cures ...
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The Predictable--and Preventable--Epidemic

A CIGARETTE BY ANOTHER NAME… New data shows that vaping increased almost 80% among high school students and 50% among middle school students from 2017 to 2018. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 high ...
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The Internet of Cars

CARS AS TRANSPORTATION NO LONGER As an estimated 48 million people prepare to travel the nation’s roadways over this year’s Thanksgiving holiday, the transformation of cars from mere modes ...
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