Just past the House and on its way to the Senate, H.R. 985 bears the optimistic-sounding name Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, but its ramifications are unlikely to be positive for future class members looking for legal relief. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced the bill, noting that “class action lawsuits were created so Americans…

If you’re like most drivers, there are probably some intersections you hate to drive through. Maybe some have long delays during rush hour, or maybe it’s extremely difficult to take a left turn there. You might suffer patiently through them, or you might go a few blocks out of your way to avoid the worst…

A new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety puts numbers to a problem many have suspected. Millennials take the most risks behind the wheel compared to drivers of any other age. Based on surveys of more than 2,500 drivers, 88 percent of millennials admitted to engaging in at least one risky driving behavior…

Takata, whose faulty airbag components led to the worldwide recall of tens of millions of vehicles, has reached a settlement with the US Justice Department. The settlement, announced in January, would see Takata plead guilty to providing falsified data to federal investigators and the company would pay out a total of $1 billion in direct…

If you listen to some elected officials in Washington, you might think that there’s a crisis in the medical malpractice system. Doctors are paying higher premiums than ever before, and the amount of patients suing for malpractice is skyrocketing. Juries are incessantly awarding higher and higher damages to malpractice sufferers. Add all this up and…

Imagine being able to go to a website and get a forecast for tomorrow’s traffic crashes the same way that you can check tomorrow’s weather. Far-fetched? Maybe not. The Indiana State Police just rolled out a website with the hope that it will reduce crashes on Indiana roads. Past Data, Current Conditions, Future Improvements The Indiana…

There’s a new self-service station in the terminal at Indianapolis International Airport, but it has nothing to do with flight check-in, baggage handling, or paying for parking. This kiosk has a very different goal in mind: saving lives. In March, the American Heart Association unveiled the Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk in Concourse A of the…

In January, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) once again recommended that the blood alcohol content (BAC) measure used to determine drunk driving be reduced. The BAC standard in all states is now .08%. NTSB urges that this be lowered to .05%. The call came as part of the release of NTSB’s annual “Most Wanted…

Are police impersonations on the rise? Several incidents around Indiana recently, as well as a cluster of episodes reported last fall, have made us wonder. The new reports reminded us that some of these cases remain unsolved. October Masquerade It was a little too early for Halloween, but last October there were at least four…

The newly redesigned interchange at I-65 and Worthsville Road in Greenwood may be a bit confusing to drivers not familiar with the “diverging diamond” traffic pattern. The first of this type in the area, the new interchange design reportedly reduces crashes by eliminating the crossing of traffic lanes when making a left turn. The $16.1…

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