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In Focus: A Primer on Georgia’s Anti-Bullying Law

Bullying lawsuits are increasingly in the headlines. For example: In October 2013, the parents of a 9-year-old sued the Santa Barbara Unified School District over its alleged failure to prevent bullying. In September 2013, a woman and her teenage son settled a lawsuit filed against Nebraska’s Malcolm School District alleging the District failed to protect […]
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Parents May Be Held Liable for Furnishing Alcohol to Minors, But Who Ultimately Pays the Bill?

By David S. Fried Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Sauls and seventeen-year-old Jason Lark went to a party at their friend Justin McAllister’s house. While there, they consumed alcohol that Justin’s father provided. Sauls then left in Lark’s car.   Lark collided with a disabled truck and Cheyenne sustained fatal injuries.   Saul’s parents sued the McAllisters, among others, alleging […]
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NHTSA Requiring Rear Visibility Technology by 2018

By David S. Fried The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently finalized a new rule that will require rearview cameras on all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by 2018.   The measure is aimed at improving safety by curtailing “backover” accidents and expanding drivers’ field of view. The measure applies to buses and trucks, as well […]
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No Big Surprise: Micro Cars Don’t Stack Up in Crash Worthiness

By David S. Fried The micro car has its appeal: fuel efficient, compact, even stylish.   But it should come as no surprise that these compact, light-weight vehicles simply don’t make the grade when it comes to crash worthiness.   In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that of the 11 model-year 2013 and 2014 […]
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Georgia Courts: Arbitration Agreements Cover Post-Employment Conduct

In late September, the Georgia Court of Appeals issued two important decisions which will help employers enforce arbitration agreements against their former employees. In both Davidson v. A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. and Wedemeyer v. Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, the appellate court compelled arbitration of tort claims that arose post-termination, broadly interpreting contractual provisions that called […]
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