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    Employer Has A Duty To Family Of Asbestos Worker

    Employer has a duty of care to Asbestos Worker’s family. MichieHamlett partners Kyle McNew and Greg Webb contributed an amicus brief to the winning argument in a recent Virginia Supreme Court decision. The Court considered whether a company is responsible for mesothelioma, an asbestos cancer, of family members exposed to asbestos brought home on a […]

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    Lee Livingston named 2019 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in the Charlottesville area

    MichieHamlett attorney Lee Livingston was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in the Charlottesville area.  This is Lee’s third time receiving this prestigious title (2015; 2017). Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” […]

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    9 MichieHamlett Lawyers Included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

    MichieHamlett is pleased to announce that 9 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of […]

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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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    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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    Smoking and Lawsuits: What did Big Tobacco know, and when did they know it?

    By Greg Webb

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    The Impact of Self-Driving Cars

    Technological changes in the auto industry have taken several giant leaps forward in the last decade, including lane change warning systems, emergency braking, and self-driving cars which may only be a year of two away from hitting the roads in huge numbers.  So what does that mean in terms of consumer safety and liability? The […]

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