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Four Summer Zip Line Deaths Raise the Question: Who is Regulating & Providing Standards for Zip Lines?

August 28, 2015

Zip lines are marketed as providing a safe, but enjoyable way to have fun in the great outdoors. Whether they are marketed as a standalone attraction or as part of a challenge course, summer camp, corporate retreat, or other team-building exercise the zip line is unequivocally presented as a safe activity. However, the truth regarding […]

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Senators Urge Takata: Recall Every Airbag using Ammonium Nitrate Propellant

August 26, 2015

In 1998, it appeared that Takata had the next big propellant for airbags in the late stages of development. Airbags of the time relied on toxic propellants that could release hazardous chemicals upon deployment. The tetrazole-based propellant was believed to be of a reliable and safe composition and was expected to be used widely in […]

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Second Deck Collapse in Emerald Isle; Investigation Shows Cause of Columbia, MD Deck Collapse

August 24, 2015

While every summer brings its share of warm weather injuries, it seems that 2015 has been particularly and unfortunately eventful regarding deck, porch, and balcony collapses. The first major collapse occurred in Berkley, California in June. The collapse took the lives of 6 students and severely injured seven more. The cause of this collapse was […]

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Autonomous Commercial Trucks Are Being Tested on Public Roads & Highways

August 20, 2015

According to the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey (NMVCSS) conducted over the years from 2005 to 2007, about 94 percent of all vehicular accidents are the product of or contributed to by human error. These results are corroborated by a number of studies conducted over the years including the still cited 1979 Tri-Level Study […]

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Reiff & Bily 2015 Legal Scholarship Award Winner

August 19, 2015

The selection process for the 2015 Reiff & Bily Legal Scholarship was the most difficult we have had in the entire history of the award. Over 550 current and future law students applied from a variety of the best law schools throughout the country. Our scholarship committee spent many evenings this summer pouring through the […]

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NTSB Confirms Fatigue as Main Factor in New Jersey Turnpike Truck Accident that Injured Tracy Morgan

August 12, 2015

4.5 percent of all registered vehicles in the American auto fleet  are trucks making up roughly 9 percent of total miles traveled. Trucks, however, are significantly overrepresented as a percentage of vehicles involved with fatal work zone crashes. According to statistics cited by NTSB panelists, from 2000 to 2012 large commercial trucks were involved in […]

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NTSB to Determine Cause of Tracy Morgan Commercial Truck Crash on Tuesday Morning

August 10, 2015

Since his June 2014 accident involving a large commercial truck, Tracy Morgan has largely stayed out of the spotlight and has not acted or performed. However, in a recent media interview, Mr. Morgan broke his silence and appeared on Today to be interviewed by Matt Lauer. During the interview, Mr. Morgan  revealed the physical and […]

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Insurance Adjusters Who Delay, Deny, and Fail to Act in Good Faith may Face Personal Liability if Trend Continues

August 6, 2015

In the early days of the consumer economy legal notions regarding the relationship between consumers and product manufacturers largely insulated the manufacture from most product liability actions – even when the result was foreseeable or likely. Potential personal injury lawsuits in this era were largely guided by and characterized by the concept of privity of […]

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Corporate Delay, Denial, and Concealment of Evidence Inflicts Additional Costs on Personal Injury Victims

July 28, 2015

Most of Reiff & Bily’s personal injury clients are severely injured people seeking legal assistance, guidance, and counsel at one of the most vulnerable times of their life. Many injury victims coming into a personal injury attorney’s office are often already likely to be facing significant, multiple hospital and medical bills that can easily reach […]

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NTSB Report in Fatal Bus-Truck Crash Identifies Problem in Commercial Bus Flammability Standards

July 21, 2015

Commuters, students, and people simply looking to travel from point A to point B may have a wealth of available transportation options. Others may be limited to relatively few choices. However, for most Americans looking for some form of mass transit, at least motor coach service via public or private bus is available. Commercial buses, […]

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