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Deadly crashes spur calls for tractor-trailer side guards

Fifty years after actress Jayne Mansfield died in a Buick that slammed underneath a tractor-trailer, auto safety advocates say regulations inspired by that gruesome crash need updating to prevent hundreds of similar deaths annually. “We’re asking Congress to pass a bill that would mandate comprehensive underride protection, not only on tractor-trailers but on single-unit trucks,”

Managing Tax Risks in Challenging Times

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Top Consumer Law Issues We Were Talking About in 2015

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Michigan Officials Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in Flint Water Crisis

Michigan’s attorney general said officials failed to act to stop the Flint water crisis, leading to at least one death. By: Adolfo Flores, Source: Buzzfeed, Originally Published: 6.14.17 The head of Michigan’s health department and four other officials were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter for their alleged failure to act in the Flint water crisis,

Opioid Epidemic Leads to Increase in Trucking Accidents

By: Melanie J. VanOverloop, Source: The Legal Examiner, Originally Published: 6.19.17 Opioids are a class of highly addictive substances which are often prescribed for pain relief.  An individual taking an opioid can have slower reaction times, reduced coordination, blurred vision and drowsiness – all side effects that can impair a person’s ability to operate a vehicle

Testing The Limits On State Regulation Of Crude Oil By Rail

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