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September 2018

Personal Injury
September 30, 2018

One Year After the Las Vegas Shooting, MGM Is in an Ongoing Legal Dispute With Shooting Victims

In just a few horrific minutes on October 1, 2017, hundreds of victims were injured and 58 were killed in the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the history of the United States. Sadly, many questions remain regarding the motives of the shooter and even the legal rights of victims as MGM has sued the victims of the…
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Personal InjuryPersonal Injury Attorney
September 29, 2018

The Ledger Law Firm Holds Tribute Gathering & Silent Auction for Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims

On the night of October 1, 2017, the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in the U.S. occurred in Las Vegas. One year later, The Ledger Law Firm pays tribute to those brave victims by holding a Tribute Gathering & Silent Auction on October 1, 2018 at Rockwell's Bakery in Orange, California. October 1, 2018 marks one long year…
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Mesothelioma
September 26, 2018

The Significance of Mesothelioma Awareness Day and Why It Matters

On Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the broader mesothelioma community comes together to celebrate survival, raise funding and provide information about this deadly disease that affects thousands of new patients every year. Most importantly, for many, Mesothelioma Awareness Day is about raising the awareness needed to take action against asbestos, the primary known cause of mesothelioma. What Is Mesothelioma Awareness Day? Since 2004, September…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 22, 2018

In Large Cities, Will the Rideshare Industry Eventually Make Taxis a Thing of the Past?

In recent days, Lyft celebrated completing 1 billion trips. Just two months ago, Uber also surpassed 10 billion trips, demonstrating just how reliant Americans are on the ridesharing industry for transportation. It is difficult to fathom that literally billions of trips have been made via ridesharing apps in a period of time spanning less than a decade. Indeed, billions of trips are now…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 22, 2018

As Trust in Autonomous Vehicles Decline, So Does American Interest

In a survey conducted shortly after Uber's first fatal self-driving accident in March of 2018, the overwhelming majority of Americans said they would be afraid to ride in a self-driving car. The exact figure discovered by the American Automobile Association (AAA) in that study was 73 percent. In fairness, these results may have been skewed by the high-profile coverage of…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 22, 2018

Will Self-Driving Vehicles Be Able to Capably Handle Inclement Weather?

In the race toward a driverless future, there is one entity casting a large shadow over the entire endeavor. That entity is Mother Nature. Yes, for all the advances in driverless technology — of which there are many to boast of — autonomous vehicles of today have little capability for effectively dealing with inclement weather. Even the most minor amounts of snowfall…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 22, 2018

Lyft’s 1 Billion Trips Are a Reminder of the Rideshare Industry’s Rapid Rise

Recently, Lyft celebrated making 1 billion trips in just a few short years. As one of the primary competitors in the ride-sharing sector, this rapid rise is a remarkable one for the company. Here are just a few of the fun facts touted by the brand to commemorate the occasion: 76 million rides to the airport have been provided 500,000 rides…
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Uber/Lyft Accidents
September 22, 2018

Did a Drunk Uber Driver Force a Passenger to Take the Wheel?

In one of the more shocking stories involving a ridesharing driver, an Uber passenger in India has made the claim that his Uber driver was drunk behind the wheel. The driver was so intoxicated, in fact, that the passenger claims he had to take the wheel in order to drive himself home safely. The passenger, Surya Oruganti tweeted about the incident…
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RoundUp Tort
September 14, 2018

Would Safety Be an Afterthought for Any Driverless Car Bill That Passes the Senate?

In a year where Americans revealed they have serious doubts about the safety of self-driving cars — a study conducted shortly after the first Uber self-driving car crash fatality revealed that 73 percent of Americans would be afraid to ride in autonomous vehicles — it is clear that the self-driving sector has work to do concerning the public trust. As such, it…
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RoundUp Tort
September 14, 2018

GOP Farm Bill May Prevent Local Governments From Using Their Own Pesticide Regulations to Limit Glyphosate

According to an analysis conducted by Beyond Pesticides and the Environmental Working Group (EWG), local governments may be prevented from banning glyphosate if a GOP-backed provision in a 748-page farm bill is passed into law. According to the EWG analysis, more than 50 city and county ordinances banning glyphosate could be overturned, which may lead to a renewed glyphosate presence in…
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