March 2018

Little Known Locks Law Firm Trivia

So many of my blog entries have to do with very serious issues, such as riding mower rollover deaths, asbestos disease, complex regional pain syndrome, and other life-threatening matters.  This month, I thought it might be fun to lighten up the subject matter.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis After a Motor Vehicle Accident

Technological innovation has improved the safety of motor vehicles over the last thirty years.  The mandatory use of seat belts has been accompanied by the development of harness belts and sensor technology.  Airbags have become sophisticated to the extent that their deployment depends upon the location of vehicle impact during a crash.  But for all of the advancements in vehicle safety, individuals still suffer serious injuries when cars collide.  Among those injuries, brain trauma can be among the most complex to address.

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Trump Administration Continues to Gut EPA’s Ability to Protect Americans

I have written before on this page about the Trump Administration's vendetta against the agencies that are tasked to protect our environment and Americans from toxic substances by gutting their budgets and closing departments responsible for the enforcement of environmental laws and regulations.

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Post at Your Peril: Facebook Privacy Settings Don’t Protect Against Discoverability in New York

On February 13, 2018, the Court of Appeals weighed in on an important issue relating to the discoverability of private social media content. In a unanimous decision, New York’s highest court reversed the First Department’s application of a heightened threshold for the production of social media records where the account holder has chosen to share posts on a private setting only.

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United States Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in CareFirst, Inc. v. Attias.

Last week the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in CareFirst, Inc. v. Attias, No: 17-241. The denial of certiorari leaves in place the D.C. Circuit’s August 1, 2017 decision which found that victims of the 2014 CareFirst Data Breach had standing to sue the company for the increased risk of harm associated with the disclosure of their private information.  

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