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    • The Right to an Impartial Jury

      The Right to an Impartial Jury

        The right to jury trial is preserved by the 7th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  Here, in Missouri, the right to a jury trial is to “remain inviolate” (Art. 1, sec. 22(a)]. Our jury trial system is based […]

    • Proposed Federal Law Could Put an End to Forced Arbitration by Nursing Homes

      Proposed Federal Law Could Put an End to Forced Arbitration by Nursing Homes

      A proposed federal regulation would require a nursing home to make sure a resident or family member acknowledges that he or she understands the arbitration agreement before signing it.

    • Driver Fatigue Issues and Regulation Changes in the Trucking Industry

      Driver Fatigue Issues and Regulation Changes in the Trucking Industry

      Significant amendments to the hours-of-service regulations for truckers took effect in 2013, designed to improve safety of the motoring public by reducing truck driver fatigue. It was estimated these regulations would save 19 lives and prevent approximately 1,400 crashes and […]

    • Inadequate Staffing Often to Blame for Nursing Home Abuse Cases

      Inadequate Staffing Often to Blame for Nursing Home Abuse Cases

      To avoid having your loved one in a center that is understaffed, be sure to conduct a thorough review of potential nursing homes.

    • Should a Victim Be Forced to Bailout the Defendant Who Hurt Her

      Should a Victim Be Forced to Bailout the Defendant Who Hurt Her

      I see injured people every day in my job.  I have clients who have experienced all manner of tragedy – from sprains and bruises to broken bones, paralysis, burns, and death.  And despite their injuries – and their innocence – […]

    • Resources to Evaluate the Right Nursing Home for You and Your Loved One

      Resources to Evaluate the Right Nursing Home for You and Your Loved One

      As our older adult population grows, so too does our responsibility to ensure their safety and well-being in nursing homes and other settings where long-term care is provided.

    • The Judicial Hellholes Report

      The Judicial Hellholes Report

      It’s back.  ATRA’s annual Judicial Hellholes® report.  The report itself is unsurprising – it’s virtually the same every year.  What is surprising is that (again) – unfortunately – there are media accounts treating the report as “news” as opposed to […]

    • Happy Thanksgiving!  What are you thankful for?

      Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?

      “It’s literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for.  He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire.  Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of […]

    • Isn’t it time to increase mandatory car insurance limits?

      Isn’t it time to increase mandatory car insurance limits?

      I wrote last week about Uber’s insurance gap.  The scariest part of that gap is Uber’s minimal coverage when the driver is “on duty”, but has not yet accepted a trip.  While on a trip, the driver is provided $1 […]

    • Uber’s Insurance Gap

      Uber’s Insurance Gap

      I use Uber.  I like Uber.  Because I use and like Uber, I was concerned that the person driving me might not be properly insured should something unfortunate befall us on the ride.  As it turns out, it appears that Uber […]