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Thomas Curcio

The Truth Behind Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has been a buzzword since the penchant for constant communication took hold. The CDC claims that nine people are killed daily due to distracted driving. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, in 2016, distracted driving was reported […]

James Humann

COOK IVC FILTER UPDATE: MDL Court Denies Cook’s Motion to Sever and Orders Remand of Blood Clot Filter Cases to State Court Based on the Forum Defendant Rule

The U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Indiana ordered remand for several Cook IVC filter cases that had been improperly removed to the multidistrict litigation (MDL 2570) from their respective state courts in South Dakota, Texas, and California.

The central question decided by District Judge Richard L. Young was whether medical malpractice claims against in-state implanting physicians should be severed from the product liability claims against the manufacturer.

Thomas Curcio

Guardrail Safety

This year, CurcioBergeron retained a case involving guardrail safety. It got us to thinking about guardrails and what people know about them. In 2015, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) both released memos about […]

Mark Emison

Reclined Car Seats Can Be Deceptively Unsafe

Reclined seat attorneys taking a case to trial must prove that the reclined seat defect caused or worsened the plaintiff’s injuries. Often times, attorneys can show that out of several vehicle occupants, only the passenger in the reclined seat suffered serious injuries.

Thomas Curcio

Self Driving Cars and Infrastructure Needs

Autonomous vehicles pride themselves on being able to navigate our busy roads without driver input, however, in order to do that certain smart technology may need to be installed.

Chris Nace

Stroke Response Time Gets a Boost

Victims of strokes may be familiar with the saying that “time is tissue.” This of course means that the time that elapses from the onset of a stroke to treatment directly affects the long-term prognosis for recovery. Doctors are typically […]

Thomas Curcio

Autonomous Car Series

Autonomous vehicles have many roadblocks to navigate before becoming a common consumer product, these will be expanded on in further posts.

Thomas Curcio

Just Say No to Drunk Driving

Drunk driving is not a new epidemic. It’s the number one cause of deaths on the road.

Tatum O’Brien

Understanding Modified Comparative Fault in North Dakota and Minnesota – what happens if the plaintiff has some fault for an accident or injury?

  What if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident where both you and the other driver are partially at fault for the accident? What happens if the other driver sues you (or your insurance company) for his or […]

James Humann

MASS TORT UPDATE: Court Issues Pretrial Order in Bard Blood Clot Filter Litigation

According to the Order issued in Multidistrict Litigation 2641 (MDL 2641) the first BARD IVC Filter bellwether case – Sherr-Una Booker v. C. R. Bard Incorporated and Bard Peripheral Vascular Incorporated (2:16-cv-00474) – is set to begin trial on March 14, 2018.