Mike Bryant

Texting and Driving Can Kill Fast, but Justice is Slow

Stay alive and drive when you are behind the wheel.  One of the ways to do that is to stay off the phone.   The Minneapolis Tribune had examples that included : The victims include a 23-year-old highway construction worker in […]

Mike Bryant

Edina Leads Minnesota in DUI Arrests

Edina police arrested 476 drivers in 2017 for DUI.   The Minneapolis Tribune noted : The Edina Police Department is one of the toughest law enforcement agencies in the state when it comes to drunken driving, with most of its arrests […]

Thomas Curcio

Man vs. Machine: PTC Final Thoughts

When it comes to rail safety, America ranks very low in comparison to other countries. As pointed out by twitter user, @380kmh, “Japan is averaging 6.6 deaths per year with over 18 billion riders…whereas the USA is averaging 10.9 deaths […]

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

“Weather” Self Driving Cars Can Cut It

In the DMV area especially, our cities shut down at the mention of inclement weather; but if autonomous cars are to be successful, they will need to learn to navigate challenging weather. That’s why in September of last year, Waymo, […]

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 […]

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.

James Humann

MASS TORT UPDATE: Blood Clot Filter Litigants Prepare for First Bard IVC Filter Bellwether Trial

With over 3,000 Bard IVC filter lawsuits pending in multidistrict litigation 02641 (MDL 2641) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, plaintiff and defense counsel are busily engaged in final pretrial motion practice on the eve of the first Bard IVC bellwether trial which is set to begin on March 13, 2018 (Sherr-Una Booker v. C.R. Bard, Inc., 16-CV-474).

Thomas Curcio

Man v. Machine: Legislation of Positive Train Control

Positive Train Control (PTC) is an ever evolving system, one that has seen many reinventions throughout its history. From 1920s where systems to automatically stop a train were first created, to now where PTC looks more like the technology of […]