February 13, 2018
The average 18-wheeler weighs as much as 80,000 pounds, as compared to the typical passenger car, which weighs around 5,000 pounds. This huge discrepancy in size and weight is one reason why a collision involving a large truck can result in damages that are much more serious than one involving a car.
February 6, 2018
When an employee is hurt at work, most people immediately assume that they will file for workers’ compensation benefits. But for railroaders, this is not true. The Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA) provides special protection to railroad employees.
January 30, 2018
Managing accounting is a major source of stress for many businesses, which is why they turn to a professional to take over financial affairs. But what if the accountant fails to properly manage the accounts?
January 23, 2018
Conflicts of interest with the pharmaceutical industry that affect the way medicine is practiced need to be addressed and should be reported more often, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine report.
January 16, 2018
Port trucking companies that require drivers to work reckless amounts of overtime are putting truckers and the public at risk, according to a USA Today Network investigative report.
January 11, 2018
Working for a railroad is an inherently dangerous job, but transportation safety officials, national lawmakers, and railroad experts all agree that following safety procedures could have prevented the deaths of two rail workers and the injuries of 39 passengers resulting from a 2016 Amtrak train crash.
January 9, 2018
When an attorney makes a mistake in the handling of a claim, does a client automatically have a case for legal malpractice?
December 19, 2017
Nothing puts a damper on a family holiday like a case of food poisoning. Unfortunately, foodborne illnesses are common during the holiday season.
December 14, 2017
For nearly a decade, thousands of people who have applied for work at CSX Transportation’s freight rail yard in Huntington, W.Va. were required to strap into an isokinetic machine that measures muscle strength.
December 12, 2017
With Ohio’s minimum wage set to increase to $8.30 per hour in January 2018, some are concerned about how potentially exploited workers might fare under Secretary Acosta and the Trump administration.
November 30, 2017
In June 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a Montana court’s ruling that BNSF Railway employees could file an injury lawsuit against the company in Montana, even though they had never worked there and were injured elsewhere.
November 16, 2017
As early as March 2013, America’s top intelligence officials considered cyber attacks and digital spying to be the top threat to national security, even more so than terrorism. But an “it can’t happen to me” attitude still prevails, and numerous surveys show that Americans fail to take even the most basic security measures with their own digital devices.
October 18, 2017
Troy Clarke, Navistar’s president and CEO testified recently before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee last week, telling a Senate panel that self-driving trucks won’t eliminate the need for truck drivers, but they may be required to master new skills.
October 6, 2017
Federal class action securities fraud filings hit an all time high in the first six months of 2017, when 226 securities fraud actions were initiated in federal court.
October 3, 2017
A CSX Transportation employee lost an arm when he was hit by a moving rail car while working on another train at Radnor Yard in Nashville, Tennessee during the August 21 solar eclipse.
September 7, 2017
Last week, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled to allow wage and hour class actions for unpaid wages to be filed in state court, potentially exposing Kentucky employers to greater future liability.
September 5, 2017
While railroad employees have a duty to be careful and protect themselves on the job, their employers owe them an important duty: to provide a safe working environment.
August 23, 2017
Proper mirrors can turn No Zones into Know Zones. Trucking companies should know it is more difficult to see these areas and therefore should install proper safety mirrors.
August 16, 2017
Congress passed the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) in 1908 to protect and compensate railroad workers who are injured in the course of their employment.
August 9, 2017
The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that John T. Murray of Murray & Murray Co., L.P.A. in Sandusky has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Ohio, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field.
August 8, 2017
Dr. Bhandari wrote "Plato was highly dissatisfied with the prevailing degenerating conditions in Athens. The Athenian democracy was on the verge of ruin and was ultimately responsible for Socrate's death. Plato saw in justice the only remedy of saving Athens from decay and ruin, for nothing agitated him in contemporary affairs more than amateurishness, needlesomeness and political selfishness which was rampant in Athens of his day in particular and in the entire Greek world in general.
August 2, 2017
Chicago-based Amsted Rail was slapped with a hefty fine last month after federal investigators found that the company had subjected workers at its Groveport, OH facility to numerous health and safety violations.
July 27, 2017
Wage theft is the practice of failing to pay employees their lawful wages and benefits. Those who are the least able to afford wage theft are often the victims of it
July 20, 2017
Anyone who has sat at a railroad crossing waiting for a train to pass has no doubt noticed the large amount of noise associated with trains. For railroad workers, this noise is not merely an occasional annoyance, but an occupational hazard that can lead to severe hearing loss.
July 6, 2017
Hundreds of plaintiffs have filed Roundup lawsuits against Monsanto alleging that the company’s popular herbicide causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a rare form of cancer.
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