“Both require precision, planning and execution,” says Lifson. “Both penalize heavily for mistakes. Both leave much that is outside of our control. In law, we have little or no control over the judge, opposing counsel and often witnesses. In racing, we have no control over the other competitors, weather, unexpected hazards on the track and mechanical problems. Both require the ability to react to the unexpected and to overcome nerves, and both offer tremendous satisfaction when those abilities are realized and goals achieved.” … [Read more...] about Meet 6 lawyers who are also racecar drivers
Automobile crash lawyers
“You have to have an accidental bodily injury that arises out of the use of an automobile—as an automobile,” Hurley contended. Yet when Boertmann witnessed her son’s death, “she would have suffered the exact same injury if she were standing on the front porch of her house.” … [Read more...] about Top Mich. Court to Decide If Mom Who Saw Biker Son’s Fatal Crash Can Collect on Her Own Auto Policy
Stephen Joseph is a self-described public interest lawyer and campaigner who uses the pressure created by filing lawsuits to change public policy and perception:• His lawsuit against Kraft Foods for allowing trans fats in Oreo cookies was eventually withdrawn, but Joseph is credited with prodding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to order artificial trans fats abolished from food by 2018. … [Read more...] about Lawyer who crusaded against trans fats turns his attention to fighting distracted driving
What Degree of Autonomy Do These Vehicles Currently Have?Autonomous Vehicles (AV) are not yet completely independent, but we’re expecting to have fully autonomous cars anytime soon. At the moment, these vehicles still require the involvement of a human driver up to a certain extent. Driverless cars are currently designed to minimize, but not to exclude the driver’s responsibility, presenting certain autonomous features like self-parking, cruise control or anti-lock brakes. Yet, there are few vehicles that can operate independently without a driver’s intervention. Currently, in the US, we are not allowed to commercialize fully autonomous cars. Car manufacturers have to be compliant with approximately 70 safety standards from the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards that regulate vehicle construction, which imply the presence of a licensed driver. … [Read more...] about When Driverless Cars Crash, Who’s to Blame?
The anti-smoking group says that for the fiscal year that ended in June, states took in $27.3 billion from the settlements and from tobacco taxes and spent just 2.4% of that on kick-the-habit and smoking-prevention programs. The group also found that states spend, on average, less than one-fifth of what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends on anti-smoking programs. … [Read more...] about Big Question in Opioid Suit: How to Divide Any Settlement