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Brett Emison

How Much Is A Life Worth? It Depends Where You Live (And It’s Probably Lower Than You Think)

So, how much is your life worth? Wayne Green answers this question in an article published in the Tulsa World, concluding that "Oklahoma's low liability cap leaves some victims holding the bag." The problem is "sovereign [...]
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Did You Know… Railroad Companies Are Fighting Safety Improvements?

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, some 40% of railroad accidents are caused by human error. Starting in 1990, to mitigate these human error accidents, the NTSB put a new system called “Positive Train Control” [...]
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Friday Legal & Safety News Roundup: January 27, 2012

Legal and safety news from around the internet that caught my interest this week: Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Again At State Tort Reform Law [Andrew Cochran at The 7th Amendment Advocate] Justice Stevens on The Colbert Report [...]
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Andrew Cochran: 7 Reasons Why Conservatives Should Protect The 7th Amendment

Andrew Cochran at the 7th Amendment Advocate published his latest post today identifying Seven Reasons Why Protecting 7th Amendment Should Be Republican & Tea Party Priority. I urge you to read this post and more of Andrew's work [...]
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NHTSA Sued For Hiding Evidence In Toyota Sudden Acceleration Probe

I've written a lot about Toyota's sudden acceleration problem – dating back to 2009 and documenting how Toyota denied its sudden acceleration problem for more than 5 years before finally recalling more than 10 million vehicles [...]
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Did You Know… The Biggest Loser Highlighted Sleep Apena Problem In Semi Truck Drivers?

I'm not one to normally watch The Biggest Loser on NBC. But I did catch part of an episode a couple weeks ago featuring a commercial truck driver named Joe. Apparently, as part of the The Biggest Loser program, contestants meet with a [...]
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Friday Legal & Safety News Roundup: January 20, 2012

Happy Friday! Here's the legal and safety news from around the internets that caught my interest this week: Lawyers Behaving Badly (1/17/12 Edition) [Eric Turkewitz at New York Personal Injury Law Blog] Pointless Plane Prohibition [...]
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Technology: The Cause Of (And Solution To?) Distracted Driving

Technology has been a primary culprit in many distracted driving crashing. Too often, drivers are calling, talking, texting, or tweeting while driving. The demand for technology is so rampant that many cars are becoming an iPhone on wheels. [...]
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Did You Know… Ford Explorer Rollover Crashes Continue To Happen?

One of the great advantages to writing on this platform is the tremendous number of people I am able to interact with. One family sent me a link to a video tribute to their mom, who was killed in a Ford Explorer rollover crash. Nicole Miller [...]
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Google Algorithm Change A Warning For Bloggers?

When I started blogging frequently about 2 years ago, I wasn't very good. In fact, I was pretty bad. (Some folks might say that hasn't changed all that much.) But I started doing my homework – I attended Radius of Influence, [...]