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    • Guide to Virginia Personal Injury Law

      Guide to Virginia Personal Injury Law

      My law partner Rick Shapiro has put together a comprehensive summary of Virginia tort law. He put together this summary as part of a major seminar for the Virginia State Bar where Rick presented to fellow Virginia attorney about personal […]

    • FRA Calls for Mandatory Sleep Apnea Screening for Train Engineers

      FRA Calls for Mandatory Sleep Apnea Screening for Train Engineers

      In a recent announcement, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is calling for all passenger train engineers in the United States to be screened for sleep apnea. The agency also said that train engineers who have severe sleep apnea should not […]

    • Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2016, Part Two

      Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2016, Part Two

      We have reached the top five civil justice stories of 2016.  Author-attorney Richard N. (Rick) Shapiro has taken on the arduous task of compiling this top-10 list for 2016. This is part 2 of a 2-part 2016 top ten civil […]

    • Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2016, Part One

      Top 10 Civil Justice Stories of 2016, Part One

      2016 was a momentous year in the realm of civil litigation. Johnson & Johnson was held liable for a myriad of negligent actions resulting in over $1 billion in jury verdicts against the behemoth corporation. Another large company, Volkswagen, was […]

    • How Dangerous Are Stop Sign Intersections?

      How Dangerous Are Stop Sign Intersections?

      A multi-vehicle accident in Newport News killed one victim and left nine other people injured. The crash occurred Saturday afternoon, at approximately 3:00, at the intersection of Harpersville Road and Louise Drive. Police say a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling […]

    • Justice Affirmed – Court of Appeals Upholds $2.5 Million Jury Verdict in Defective Lawn Mower Wrongful Death Case

      Justice Affirmed – Court of Appeals Upholds $2.5 Million Jury Verdict in Defective Lawn Mower Wrongful Death Case

      Justice for a family devastated by corporate indifference was affirmed by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on November 23, 2016. A jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that Ryobi Technologies, Inc. […]

    • Plane Manufacturer Wants Buyers to Sign Away Right to Sue

      Plane Manufacturer Wants Buyers to Sign Away Right to Sue

      Imagine that you are looking to purchase a new automobile. You finally find the vehicle that meets all your requirements. As you are signing all the paperwork involved with that purchase, you discover there is a clause in the contract […]

    • Nine-Year-Old Girl Killed School Bus Dragging Incident

      Nine-Year-Old Girl Killed School Bus Dragging Incident

      A horrific school bus dragging accident in Plainfield, Massachusetts has claimed the life of a 9-year-old girl. The young child was killed as she attempted to get off the bus Friday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m. According to reports from […]

    • NTHSA Moves to Prevent Deaths in Rear-End Collisions With Trucks May Fall Short

      NTHSA Moves to Prevent Deaths in Rear-End Collisions With Trucks May Fall Short

      Driver safety advocates greeted a late-2015 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the use and design of underride guards on commercial trucks with mixed emotions. While all agreed that updating standards for which vehicles must carry […]

    • Young Woman Killed in Horrific Head-On Collision

      Young Woman Killed in Horrific Head-On Collision

      A head-on collision in Mint Spring, Virginia killed one driver on Route 11 at Stagecoach Road in Mint Spring, Virginia killed one driver and has left the other driver with “life-threatening” injuries. According to Virginia State Police, at approximately 8:30 […]