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Fatal Construction Injuries Reach Highest Levels Since 2011

Fatal Construction Injuries Reach Highest Levels Since 2011

Did you know that, in 2019, a worker died every 99 minutes from a work-related injury? Many of these deaths took place among drivers, sales workers, and truck drivers (together, accounting for 1,005 fatal occupational injuries). 2019 also saw an alarming increase in fatalities among construction workers – where deaths jumped by 5% to 1,061.  …

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Especially due to COVID, most disputes are being solved online

The Rise of Smart Contracts and Online Dispute Resolution

In the digital age, commerce happens at lightning speeds. We’re constantly making deals and agreeing to contracts, whether consciously or not (e.g. “I have read the terms and conditions”). With this exchange comes certain risks, namely disagreements over the nature of the deal. The purpose of contracts is to avoid these pitfalls, but they can sometimes …

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Self driving cars are no longer a thing of the future. They are here and here's how they affect your personal injury claim

How Autonomous Cars Will Change Personal Injury

Autonomous (or self-driving) cars are on the horizon, with many companies racing to design them. It was just last year that Delphi’s autonomous car drove across the country by itself. More specifically, reports state that this car handled 99% of the 3,400-mile journey from San Francisco to New York on its own. In addition, tech …

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There's a new bill in town, and it's made medical malpractice claims a whole lot longer

Kentucky’s New Medical Malpractice Panel Bill

Gov. Matt Bevin signed Kentucky SB 4 into law today, September 21st, among another slew of bills. SB 4 outlines the process for pre-trial peer review of medical malpractice cases. According to the National Practitioner Data Bank an average of 269 payments to medical malpractice plaintiffs per year. Most of these are from lawsuits or pre-litigation …

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A legal funding company was able to raise 10 million dollars!

Commercial Litigation Funding Company Raises $10 Million

Remember Hogan v Gawker? In a previous article, we discussed how Peter Thiel helped Hulk Hogan in his lawsuit against Gawker. Well, a former Peter Thiel fellow was taking notes and just raised $10 million for a commercial litigation funding company. The fledgling “tech enabled” firm purports to use “an algorithm” to decide what cases …

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