2 Keys for Personal Injury Lawyers: Restraint and Patience

There are two general schools of thought for personal injury attorneys when they're hired on in a case. The first school immediately files suit, regardless of the evidence they have at the time. These attorneys figure that they'll find something along the way that they can work with. Armed with subpoena power, they try to...

New York Governor Bans Sex Offenders from Playing Pokémon Go

Recently I wrote about Pokémon Go, the new augmented-reality offering from Niantic, Incorporated. While the game offers a slew of incentives to exercise and make new friends in a time when children and adults are increasingly withdrawn thanks to technology, it also poses a variety of safety hazards due to the nature of its gameplay....

Beckman v Match.com: Are Dating Sites Liable When the Dates Take a Dark Turn?

Recent research indicates that an estimated 40 million people make use of dating websites in their search for a partner. OKCupid, Tinder, Bumble, and Plenty of Fish are some of the better-known dating sites (though of course we shouldn't rule out niche sites like Farmers Only and VeggieDate). Through it all, though, one of the...

I See Debris: Unsecured Belongings are Killing Motorists

Most motorists have cruised past some kind of abandoned flotsam on the shoulder of the highway. In my own travels I've seen old mattresses, lost tires, suitcases with spilled clothes, and most unusually, a destroyed photocopier. It's kind of sad to see what people left behind, whether they knew it or not at the time,...

Just How Drunk is a .26 BAC?

A few days ago, our firm was hired on a case wherein a young woman went to a Buffalo Wild Wings, was served an obscene quantity of alcohol, and then died in an accident after the bar sent her on her way. Unrelated, a few members of our staff were having a conversation about the...

Compulsory Vaccinations: I Want My MMR

On July 1, California's state bill No. 277 went into action. This legislation effectively bans the admission of unvaccinated children to public schools for grades K-12. Children who have not been given the standard shots to help prevent serious diseases will not be allowed to attend school with their vaccinated peers. Laws like SB 277...

Examining The Validity of Pokémon Go Injury Claims

"It's all fun until someone loses an eye." Lately, I hear those words echo in my head whenever I contemplate the current Pokémon Go fad. Whattymon What? Pokémon Go is a downloadable smartphone-based app where the user plays the part of a "trainer," moving around the real world and attempting to catch cartoon animals (Pokémon)...

Cell Phones, Traffic Fatalities, and How the Law Works

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) made a startling announcement last week that, if trends for the first half of the year hold for the remainder of the year, the United States may experience an 8% spike in traffic fatalities. This comes on the heels of several years of flat or declining numbers of...

Can the Producers of “Legal Highs” be Sued Successfully?

The manufacturers of a class of custom-made drugs known as "legal highs" have seemingly found a way to sell incredibly dangerous products, deny the product's known usage, and then hide behind their disclaimer to avoid any legal accountability. We've got a problem with that. And, as we'll discuss, we think there may be a way...