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June 2017 Archives

Government report contains extensive details of OH accident involving Telsa Autopilot

We’ve previously discussed on this blog some of the legal questions surrounding automatic driving technology, specifically what is more properly termed “driver assist” technology. As we’ve noted, one well known version of this technology is Tesla’s Autopilot, which requires drivers to remain alert to make corrections in some circumstances.

A brief look at insurers’ obligation of good faith, and bad faith insurance claims, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the topic of bad faith insurance and the obligation of insurance companies to deal fairly with those covered under the motor vehicle accident policies they issue. As we noted, Kentucky law provides a list of business practices that can serve as the basis for bad faith insurance claims.

When companies make labeling mistakes about allergens in foods

If you are one of the millions of people who deals with serious food allergies, you know that proper labeling is key to safety. Whether you're allergic to wheat products or your child is allergic to tree nuts, you likely take special steps to avoid allergen exposure.

A brief look at insurers’ obligation of good faith, and bad faith insurance claims, P.1

In our last post, we briefly looked at an ongoing legal battle between Walmart and its insurers over a settlement the retail giant reached with actor-comedian Tracy Morgan, who was seriously injured in a 2014 accident involving a Walmart truck driver. As we noted, Walmart claims that its insurers acted in bad faith in refusing to cooperate with the settlement, while the insurers claim that Morgan exaggerated his injuries.

Tracy Morgan subpoenaed in bad faith insurance case against Walmart insurers

When a motor vehicle accident occurs, the main concern initially is to ensure that victims receive necessary medical treatment as quickly as possible. In serious accidents where catastrophic though nonfatal injuries occur, medical treatment can be extensive and costly. Whether there is brain damage, spinal cord injury, loss of limb or disfigurement, it is critical for accident victims to seek appropriate compensation from all responsible parties.

Looking at the relationship between product recalls and product liability, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the issue of product recalls in the context of automobile recalls. As we noted, manufacturers have a duty under both federal and state law to address product defects after a product has gone to market. Kentucky law allow for the possibility that manufacturers can be liable not only for product defects themselves, but also for acting negligently with respect to product recalls involving defective products.

Distracted driving: A major problem throughout the United States

You were traveling down the road when you looked up to see another driver crossing your path. The driver crossed the center line and was heading straight for you. You honked and tried to swerve, but there was no way to avoid the accident.