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The Orange Barrels are Back

THOSE ORANGE BARRELS ARE BACK We are right in the middle of summer, which means we are right in the middle of orange barrel season. Not only do those barrels signal inconvenience and delays, but they ...
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Hot Summers, Hot Cars

HOT SUMMERS MEAN EXTRA HOT CARS As of July 3, 2018, 80 million people in the United States were under heat advisories. Temperatures across much of the East Coast have been and are expected to continue ...
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Streaming Live Can Kill

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY BECOMES MANSLAUGHTER On June 19, 2018, almost two months to the day after the fatal accident of an Uber self-driving car and a pedestrian in Tempe Arizona, police there released a ...
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When Summer Fun Turns Deadly

TRAGEDY STRIKES FAMILY OF OLYMPIC LEGEND A story all too common and all too tragic unfolded the weekend of June 9-10th, but because it involved U.S. Olympic great Bode Miller, it became national news. ...
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When Loss of Privacy is Good

Trends in the Law Series LOSS OF PRIVACY CAN BE GOOD In May of this year, Uber announced that assault and harassment cases of riders, drivers and employees will be exempt from the requirement that all ...
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Extreme Sports: The Allure--and Liability--of Danger

DEATH IN YOSEMITE Two climbers fell to their deaths while climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on June 2, 2018. The pair were known as elite climbers in their sport, and were engaging in a ...
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MADD: It's 21st Century Meaning

THE DEADLIEST WEEKEND OF THE YEAR Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of summer is upon us. For many people, that means traveling to see family and friends, to a beach, to the mountains, to ...
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Auto Insurance: Not Just for Cars

SURPRISING STATISTICS We hear a lot about the high number of motor vehicle crashes and deaths on our nation’s highways, but much less attention is paid to the other crashes and fatalities ...
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Uber Part Two: "We are not a Transportation Company"

This is Part Two of a blog on ride share services in Georgia. Today’s part addresses insurance issues that arise when accidents occur with these services. “WE ARE NOT A TRANSPORTATION ...
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Uber Part One: "A Safe Ride Home"

This is Part One of Two blogs devoted to issues pertaining to ride sharing companies operating in Atlanta. PART ONE: “A SAFE RIDE HOME” This is Uber’s brand message. “A safe ...
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Trends in the Law: The Decriminalization of Marijuana

The Decriminalization of Marijuana: Trends in the Law Series 4/20 AND ITS EVOLVING MEANING The origin of April 20, or 4/20, being celebrated as the pop cultural phenomenon “National Weed ...
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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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