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Month: January 2018

Posted on January 23, 2018 in
Clinical research studies can pose risks such as illness, injury, adverse reactions, and even death to participants. Although most research-related study sponsors are willing to pay for the costs of some subject injuries, they are not willing to pay for costs incurred due to an institution’s mistakes, reckless or negligent behavior, or failure to follow...
Posted on January 17, 2018 in
Recently, the first phase of pedestrian barriers was installed on the Las Vegas Strip to prevent motor vehicles from crashing into pedestrians. In 2017, Nevada saw the highest number of pedestrian deaths on record. Clark County officials assert that new barriers along the Strip will help prevent future pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Pedestrian Injuries on...
Posted on January 16, 2018 in
Entities with a legitimate interest can access an individual’s credit report and score, but the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) regulates the reasons entities that may access this information and what they may do with it. Those who fraudulently access the information or otherwise use it in a manner contrary to the authorized uses outlined...
Posted on January 12, 2018 in
From May to July of 2017, a security breach at Equifax compromised the personal and financial information of 145.5 million consumers exposing Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, drivers licenses, addresses, and dates of birth. This was the largest theft of such information in American history and the scale of the breach means that nearly...
Posted on January 11, 2018 in
Motor vehicle drivers who cause or contribute to traffic accidents have longer reaction times to potential road dangers than other drivers. Although driver reaction times vary greatly between drivers and situations, safety experts suggest that drivers pay close attention to the time it takes to slow down and bring a vehicle to a safe stop....
Posted on January 10, 2018 in
Debt collectors can use social media to conduct investigations on individuals who owe debts, but they cannot use the platforms to publicly shame debtors. Debt collection companies that harass or otherwise attempt to shame individuals via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. are not in direct violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. However, while it...
Posted on January 10, 2018 in
Uber, one of the largest and most popular ride-share services around the world is now under fire for numerous allegations of rape and sexual assault by its drivers. In the past few years, hundreds of passengers reported that they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers while using their ride-share services, exposing the ride-share rape epidemic...
Posted on January 5, 2018 in
The Cogburn Law Office proves their efforts in the fight against domestic violence by volunteering their time and supporting the Shade Tree organization in their mission to provide a safe haven for victims of domestic violence.