Daily Archives: January 6, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Jury Awards by Heather McGowan  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Wrong turn ends with $7 million jury award for motorcyclist. Matthew Wall was on his way to work, rounding a corner on his Harley Davidson motorcycle when a van made a left turn squarely across his path. Wall, who was 23 years old at the time of the 2007 accident, was thrown across his bike’s handlebars upon impact, causing serious groin injuries and fracturing his pelvis. Wall sustained permanent injuries. The jury’s award included $7 million for pain and suffering, …

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Posted 5 years ago in by Keith Ecker  
Pro-Passenger STRIP Act Tells TSA “Don’t Touch My Junk”

In December of last year, Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee introduced to Congress the Stop TSA’s Reach in Policy Act, or the STRIP Act. The proposed legislation would prohibit any Transportation Security Administration employee not trained as a federal law enforcement officer or eligible for federal law enforcement benefits from wearing law enforcement uniforms or wearing police-like metal badges. “It is outrageous that in a post-9/11 world that the American people should have to live in fear of those whose …

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Posted 5 years ago in by David Baarlaer  
Washington Court Slams Brakes on Traffic Appeals

  Most people’s reaction to a bogus traffic ticket is to fight it in court. In the state of Washington, though, drivers may only get one shot, after that, they may be stuck.  The Washington Court of Appeals won’t take appeals in typical traffic citation cases Washington and similar states may take action to protect revenue streams Know what you can do to beat a ticket in Washington and elsewhere   Court Takes Some of the Fight Out of the Fight Like …

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