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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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    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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    Highway Fatalities Rise Sharply – Smart Phone and Auto Technology to Blame?

    Distracted driving and its link to traffic accidents, personal injuries and fatalities has been in the news for more than half a decade.  I have made it a public awareness goal of mine to talk about the dangers and to advocate for safe driving practices. The number of highway deaths had been in steady decline […]

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