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Hurricane Florence: The Real Story

HURRICANE FLORENCE: THE REAL STORY Florence has rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane and is closing in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that ...
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Trends in the Law: The Highly Partisan High Court

This blog is an installment in our Trends in the Law series. PARTISANSHIP IN THE JUDICIARY A very important, historic event in the law is occurring this week. President Trump’s second nominee ...
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Back to School: Bullies Beware

BACK TO SCHOOL: BULLIES BEWARE! As parents get their children ready for another school year, school clothes and supplies are not the only items that should be on the preparation list. Teaching your ...
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Changing the Car Culture: Is this the century of the bicycle?

TOURIST TRAGEDY Tragedy struck the cycling community once again when Australian tourist Madison Jane Lyden, 23, was killed while biking around New York City late Friday afternoon. Lyden was riding her ...
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Profiting from the Dying

WHAT IS HOSPICE CARE? The idea of hospice care started in the early 1980s, and evolved to offer terminally ill patients an alternative to hospital care at the end of their lives. Originally ...
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Trolleys, Tour buses and Traffic: Where tourism meets trouble

TRAGEDY IN MISSOURI The tragic sinking of the duck boat on Table Rock Lake, Missouri, that caused the deaths of 17 people on July 19, 2018 has focused new attention on not only duck boats, but tourism ...
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Privacy Brought into the 21st Century

MOVE OVER, CARPOOL KARAOKE In what may be a sinister twist on the popular series with James Corden known as “Carpool Karaoke,” a driver for the ride share services Uber and Lyft recorded ...
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A Growing Concern: The At-Risk Adult

AT-RISK ADULTS Do you ever worry about the neighbor who looks disheveled and disoriented the few times that he comes out of his home? Do you wonder about the number of caregivers that come and go from ...
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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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