Tag Archives: Text messaging


Posted 2 years ago in Divorce by Aaron Kase  
Divorce: There’s an App for That

In messy divorce cases, splitting spouses can present a wide array of documents and evidence to convince a judge to tilt the scales in their favor. Now, the ever-increasing popularity of smartphones means more and more people are carrying around veritable factories of evidence admissible before the court. A recent survey of divorce attorneys found that 92 percent of them have seen the use of smartphones increasing as evidence in divorce court over the last three years. The survey, conducted …

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Posted 3 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Aaron Kase  
$8.8 Million Verdict in Texting Death, But No Florida Law Against Distracted Driving

  An $8.8 million award to the family of a Miami woman killed in a texting while driving accident has drawn attention to Florida’s lack of distracted driving laws. Phone records used to prove texting while driving Florida has shot down proposed distracted driving laws since 2002 Six new potential laws in the works for 2012   Death by Texting Myriam del Socorro Lopez and her husband were driving through Miami in 2008 when their car was struck by defendant …

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Posted 3 years ago in Medical Malpractice by Larry Bodine  
‘Distracted Doctoring’ a Danger to Patients

A recent survey found that 55 percent of technicians monitoring bypass machines admitted to  talking on cell phones during surgery. Half admitted to texting while in surgery. A widely read editorial in Anesthesiology News by Peter J. Papadakos, MD, says health care workers today are “fixated on computer screens” and rarely receive information directly from their patients. Papadakos referred to a study presented to the American Society of Anesthesiologists this year that said nurse anesthetists and residents were distracted by …

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Posted 3 years ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Aaron Kase  
1.3 million crashes per year caused by calls or texting

The National Transportation Safety Board called for states across the nation to outlaw all cell phone usage for drivers, on top of the complicated web of phone laws already in place in many states. An estimated 1.3 million crashes per year caused by calls or texting Fifteen states still have no state-wide laws against distracted driving Fines vary; tickets can be difficult to fight in court   Safety First Distracted driving laws are becoming more and more widespread, and for …

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