Joe Crumley

Minnesota Hands-Free Law Moves Forward

For the first time, a bill to ban use of handheld cell phone use by Minnesota drivers passed an important hurdle.  Tuesday, the Public Safety Committee of the Minnesota House passed the bill, an important step in getting the bill […]

Mike Bryant

Check Smoke and CO Batteries Along with Spring Forward!!

It Spring ahead tonight, where we lose an hour of sleep and have to change all the clocks. I love the DCR’s and Cell phones that take care of themselves. But did you change the necessary batteries? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is […]

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. […]

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.

Thomas Curcio

Most Distracting Phone Apps while Driving

We have all been distracted by our phones. As I sit here writing this blog I’m tempted to check facebook or my messages. However, teenagers are even worse at utilizing willpower, often checking social media in school, while working, and […]

Thomas Curcio

Self Driving Cars and Money

It always comes down to money. How much will self driving cars cost? Will they cost taxpayers infrastructure costs? Will they boost revenue in the automobile industry? There are many working theories out there on just how much autonomous vehicles […]

Thomas Curcio

The Tragedy that is School Shootings and Mass Violence

I write this piece today with a heavy heart, thinking of the 17 lives that were lost on February 14th at Stoneman Douglas High School. My love and support pours out to the victims, the survivors, and their families during […]

James Humann

Hernia Mesh Litigation Moves Forward as MDL Court Establishes Case Selection Timeline and Bellwether Date for Ethicon Physiomesh

Hernia Mesh Litigation Moves Forward as MDL Court Establishes Pretrial Timeline and Bellwether Date for Ethicon Physiomesh. After years of battling transvaginal mesh lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon finds itself at the forefront of the expanding litigation over defective hernia mesh products.

Thomas Curcio

Types of Driving Distractions

Last time we discussed examples of distracted driving, but this post we will delve deeper into the types of distracted driving. Distracted driving falls under 3 categories: Visual, Manual, and Mental. Visual is anything that takes your eyes off the […]

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 […]