Yearly Archives: 2013

Multi-texting While Driving: No Big Deal?

Mobile technology has haunted roadways since the introduction of the cellphone in 1973. Though they are designed to help people live more connected lives, cellphones, smartphones and other e-technology have led to distracted driving, and thus to a rapid escalation

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Austin’s Torchy’s Tacos Sues Competitor Over Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets

Torchy’s Tacos, an Austin-based chain of 20 restaurants, has filed a lawsuit against Houston-based Texas Taco Co. claiming that the smaller chain stole its recipes and duplicated its menu items. Torchy’s, with restaurants in Austin, Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth, claims

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Sudden Conflagration of Car Results in Wrongful Death of Texas Woman

Two families filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Mitsubishi, Smylie Unlimited and Meineke Car Care Centers after a woman burned to death in a car that suddenly went up in flames. Jessica Fertitta was leaving her grandparent’s home early in

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U.S. Sees First Increase in Auto Accident Fatalities Since 2005

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a finalized report on motor vehicle crashes and fatalities in 2012. Following six consecutive years of declines in fatalities, the United States saw a 3.3 percent increase in 2012. On the

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Document Health Care Wishes With an Advance Medical Directive

Many people have specific wishes about the actions they want taken (or not taken) in a medical crisis. However, during a crisis, you may be incapacitated and unable to make such decisions. To ensure your wishes will be obeyed, it

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22-Year-Old Dies at Scene of Rear-End Collision with Logging Truck

A young man died on his way to work after an early morning encounter with a logging truck. Negligence comes in many forms. In this instance, it caused the death of a 22-year-old man one morning in September 2011. Christopher

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Demolition Contractor Faces Murder Charges After Philadelphia Building Collapse

A contractor has been charged with murder in the collapse of a building in Philadelphia that claimed the lives of six people and injured another 13 on June 5, 2013. Griffin T. Campbell, 49, was charged with six counts of

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VA Reports Big Reductions in Backlog of Benefits Claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently made significant progress in reducing its huge backlog of claims for disability compensation. Since it peaked in March 2013, the backlog has been reduced from 611,000 to just under 401,000 — a 34

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Stateside, Veterans Face Prospect of Identity Theft and Onerous Loans

The exploitation of veterans surely has to rank as one of the more vile manifestations of human behavior, particularly in a nation that consistently holds its military members in high regard. Sadly, recent reports have brought to light unsavory practices,

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Insurance Agents: Enhance Your Online Presence By Blogging

Some insurance agents assume that blogging about their policies or about the market is a huge waste of their time. On the contrary: a blog can be one of the smartest tools in a savvy insurance agent’s marketing arsenal. A

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