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07
APR
2013

NYC Teaching Hospitals Are Among the Nation’s Worst for Safety

A recent study on safety in hospitals conducted by Consumer Reports shows that hospitals are not a safe place to be. For this study Consumer Reports magazine ranked more than 2000 hospitals based on the following criteria: -Infections aquired in hospitals -likelyhood to be...
05
APR
2013

3D Printing All the Way to the Gun Range

Cody Wilson, a University of Texas law student, is on a quest to use the new technology of 3D printing to design assault weapons that can be constructed in the comfort of your own home, evading normal regulations. Wilson has made major inroads since that article, as revealed in a...
04
APR
2013

Does a Ban on Driving While “Using a Wireless Telephone” Prohibit Driving While Looking at a Map on a Smartphone?

Here’s an interesting question of statutory interpretation raised by the invention of smartphones. California law bans using cell phones while driving as follows: A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically...
15
MAR
2013

Don’t Glass and Drive

The chances of Google Glass being a factor in people being maimed and killed is approximately 100%. If you don’t know what Glass is, it’s the latest and greatest in whiz-bang technology, created apparently, just because it can be created. Glass is a computer embedded in eye...
03
MAR
2013

Why Do You Need A Lawyer? Because. Well… there’s more.

New clients often ask why, if they have a strong case, it is necessary to hire a lawyer. Just as there are people who sell their own home rather than hire a realtor and people who prepare their own taxes rather than hire an accountant, there are people who choose not to represent...
22
FEB
2013

What to Expect When Bringing a Lawsuit

Whether you are suing someone or being sued, or being called as a witness, a lawsuit is a complicated legal process, and it can be full of unpleasant surprises and frustrating delays. Don’t forget, there are at least two parties to every action, and that means the schedule...