The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating a recent crash involving a 15-passenger van, a vehicle that’s been under scrutiny for years regarding safety issues. The crash killed eight members of a Florida church. The deadly accident occurred at an unlit T-intersection in farm country. NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said the agency plans to
Before becoming LegalReader's Editor-in-Chief, Jay W. Belle Isle worked as a freelance copywriter with clients on four continents. Jay has a degree in Business Administration from Cleary University and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Jay has also worked as a contracts administrator for a DOD contractor specializing in vehicle armor.
Vehicle safety groups are always working toward making our highways and byways safer and some of their efforts have paid off. Seat belt use in some states is up and “no texting and driving” laws are in place to cut down on the incidence of distracted driving. All of this has, of course, led to
No one can reasonably deny that law often resembles a game of chess, in which the filing of a claim is the opening salvo. However, there is a disturbing new trend that would have Bobby Fischer throwing up his hands in disgust, namely, premature removals of cases from state to federal courts. Some background is
This is not an April Fools’ joke, I promise. Although it is one of the most entertaining pieces of news I’ve seen all week. I strongly suggest you put down your fork before reading further. I wouldn’t want you to choke on your cake, er, speech. Indiana Baptist pastor Tim Overton, in a Thursday morning
Earlier I wrote about Chrysler-Fiat’s CEO and his less-than-compassionate response during deposition in this case. I’ll bet he regrets that robotic and idiotic stance today. The verdict is in and the jury has awarded the Walden family $150 million dollars. The breakdown is $30M for pain and suffering and $120M for value of Remi Walden’s
Before I begin this analysis, I have to take a brief moment to warn you: What you are about to read is absolutely a current initiative in California. If the recent RFRA debacle in Indiana rubbed you the wrong way, this one is going to walk up to you and punch you in the throat.
Cooler heads may prevail in Indiana returning the famous Hoosier hospitality to its former prominence after the recent Religious Freedom Restoration Act sparked national protest. Business, sports and civic leaders were against the divisive RFRA from the beginning fearing it would result in open discrimination of the state’s LGBTQ community and a substantial loss of
Judge Henry T. Wingate of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi granted Google’s motions for a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against Mississippi AG Jim Hood (D). This order, issued in early March, stops the AG from making good on threats of civil and criminal charges against the online
The $1.6M verdict in Kaenzig v. Charles B. Chrystal Co. involved a rarely reported on case of mesolthelioma caused by asbestos in cosmetic-grade talc. Typical asbestos cases involve industrial disease aspects. In fact, plaintiff’s counsel in Kaenzig wasn’t aware of any other talc-related verdicts. It’s believed that this case is the first of its kind
On March 9, SCOTUS not surprisingly vacated a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit that denied an injunction against the federal health care law’s contraception requirement for the University of Notre Dame. The one-paragraph order remanded the case back to the Seventh Circuit for “further consideration in light of Burwell