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    Cycling in Central Virginia

    May is Bike Safety Month. Whether you bike for fun, exercise, or transportation, Charlottesville is a great place to ride. Most drivers in our area are accommodating to cyclists on the road, but there are always exceptions. Several groups bring cyclists together to share in cycling adventures. The Charlottesville Bicycle Club provides excellent advice on their […]

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    Drunk Driving is Not The Only Cause of a DUI

    The offense of driving under the influence, also known as a DUI, typically relates to alcohol intoxication. However, alcohol is just one of countless substances that can impair one’s ability to operate a motor vehicle. In fact, prescription drugs, over the-counter-medications, illegal substances, and even sleep deprivation can impair a driver’s judgement, perception, alertness, concentration, and […]

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    Attorney Bryan Slaughter installed as new President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

    The law firm of MichieHamlett is pleased to announce that our partner, Bryan Slaughter, was recently installed as the President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA).  He will succeed outgoing President Lee Livingston, a veteran medical malpractice and personal injury litigator also with MichieHamlett. “Having back-to-back Presidents is a virtually unprecedented honor. Bryan’s emphasis […]

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    Fatal U.S. Self-driving Auto Accident Raises Novel Legal Questions

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The death of a pedestrian hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona this week could offer a test of who can be held legally responsible for accidents when a human is no longer at the wheel, legal experts said. Any litigation that arises from the accident, the first fatality involving […]

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    Congresswoman Dingell (D-Mich) Introduces Bill to Label Asbestos Contaminated Products

    The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is pleased to announce the introduction of legislation by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) to protect children and families from asbestos. Dingell’s bill, H.R. 4964, introduced on February 7, 2018, amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require that children’s cosmetics containing talc include an appropriate warning label to signal that the product […]

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    Asbestos Disease and Your Legal Rights

    Every year, mesothelioma – a form of cancer caused by breathing asbestos dust – claims the lives of 2,500 people.[*] Victims who have suffered serious injuries or illnesses from asbestos exposure should seek the advice of an attorney to understand their legal rights.  Family members or loved ones of those who have died from an asbestos […]

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    Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and What You Can Do

    The mistreatment of adults age 65 and older is a real problem with an estimated number of 1 to 2 million reported cases of neglect, mistreatment, and elder exploitation in the United States alone. Mistreatment is defined as either the intentional action of a trusted person or caregiver resulting in harm or risk of […]

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    What You Need to Know if You Are Injured in an Accident with a Commercial Truck

    Last year, Virginia State Police responded to four fatal accidents between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. One of those fatalities resulted when a 2013 Volkswagen was struck from behind by a 2014 Kenworth tractor-trailer critically injuring the front seat passenger who later died from her injuries. Accidents like this happen all too often, […]

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    Virginia Court of Appeals Upholds ABC Food-Beverage Ratio Requirement

    In an opinion issued in late November 2017, the Court of Appeals of Virginia upheld a sanction issued by the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s for a violation of the “food-beverage ratio”. The law requires that an establishment’s gross receipts from food sales must amount to at least 45% of the gross receipts of mixed […]

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    Three Years After Remington Settlement, Gun Defects Remain

    Despite hundred of serious injuries and at least two-dozen deaths, Remington denies hiding a deadly design defect that allows it’s guns to fire without the trigger being pulled.

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