Thomas Curcio

Phone Apps to Prevent Distracted Driving

This post on distracted driving applications is going to be divided into two: one for adults, and one for parents of young adults and teenagers. As the saying goes, “there’s an app for that” and distracted driving is no exception, […]

John Bair

Commit to International Women’s Day

It’s undeniable that activism for women’s equality is experiencing a resurgence and a re-fueling by movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp. However, the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report found that the gender gap is actually widening globally. Analyzing 144 countries show […]

Thomas Curcio

Self Driving Cars and Ethics

Unfortunately, when dealing in autonomous technology, ethics questions will always be raised. While these cars will be programmed to understand intricate maneuvers and driving situations, will they be self-aware? Often when driving crazy situations occur that defy the posted rules. […]

Mark Bello

Is It Constitutional to Lock Up Immigrants Indefinitely?

Alejandro came to the U.S. from Mexico as a baby with his parents. He grew up as a lawful permanent resident. As an adult, Alejandro worked as a dental assistant to support his family. He was convicted of drug possession […]

Thomas Curcio

Insurance Series: Liability

Insurance, especially auto insurance, is never an easy concept to master. With so many options, and differences in requirements across state lines, many people can be confused by what they’re actually buying and paying for. Over the next few posts […]

Mark Bello

More Laws that Will Surprise You (Dumb Legislation – Part 2)

While most of our laws are obvious and reasonable, some laws seem…a little strange, even humorous as I wrote last Friday, in Dumb Legislation: You Can’t Bathe Your Donkey but You Can Buy a Gun. Click here if you missed it (you won’t believe […]

David Mittleman

“Nice-Guy” Child Molesters

Nice-guy prolific pedophile predators may offend 200-400 times or more before being caught, if ever. Most don’t get caught. Here in East Lansing, Larry Nassar will go down in history as having been then the perpetrator of the largest university […]

James Humann

Complications Associated with Bard’s Recovery IVC Filter May be Introduced in Upcoming Trial Concerning Bard’s G2 IVC Filter

On March 1, 2018, the Court ruled that evidence of the Bard Recovery IVC filter problems may be introduced during the first bellwether trial in multidistrict litigation 2641 (MDL 2641). The Court stated that it would be difficult to try the Booker case without evidence of the Recovery filter and the problems it encountered. Accordingly, Bard’s motion to exclude the evidence was denied and reported problems with the Bard Recovery filter will be fair play in the Booker trial next week.

Mark Bello

Dumb Legislation: You Can’t Bathe Your Donkey but You Can Buy a Gun

Throughout history, legislators, nationwide, have passed laws to keep citizens safe. Some of those laws are sensible, appropriate and well-intentioned. Some are, shall we say, ‘unusual’ or, to be kind, outdated. Considering how difficult it has become for Congress or […]

John Bair

Workers’ Comp MSA Review Contractor Transition Webinar on March 7th

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Financial Services Group (CMS) has announced that effective March 19, 2018, a new contractor will assume responsibility of the Workers’ Compensation Review Contract (WCRC) functions. In order to provide all stakeholders pertinent information […]