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The Case Against the Autonomous Car

“Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go,” “Super Cruise,” “Lane-Centering Steering,” “Eyesight,” “Traffic-Aware Cruise Control.”   Ready or not, autonomous vehicle technology has arrived.  Just in time too, because as it turns out, statistics demonstrate that humans are fallible creatures.  According to the US Department of Transportation, 94% of automobile crashes can be traced back to […]

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The Facts and Evidence may be Sitting on Plaintiff’s Wrist

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. President John Adams, 1770 John Adams made that statement during his successful defense of British soldiers.  Today, “facts and evidence” are being established by something that may be […]

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Firm Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers List

Setliff Law would like to congratulate the following attorneys for being selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  C. Stephen Setliff: Transportation Law Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Railroad Law Brickford Y. Brown: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants Product […]

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States’ latest weapon in the struggle for revenue: gross receipts taxes and what it could mean for your business

As the name suggests, a gross receipts tax (“GRT”) is a tax on business receipts rather than business income. Typically, it is imposed on all business sales and allows few or no deductions—and may be used against out-of-state businesses with even a de minimis nexus to the state issuing GRT tax bills. A GRT by […]

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Texas Jury Hands Out $101 Million Award for Negligent Hiring and Retention Following Trucking Accident

Recently, a jury in Gilmer, Texas awarded a plaintiff a $101 million verdict following a personal injury trial in what is being considered the largest verdict ever awarded for an accident involving a tractor-trailer. The massive verdict, of which roughly $75 million was for punitive damages, was assessed against FTS International (“FTS”), an oil services […]

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American Trucking Association President Pushing Aggressive Agenda

As he enters his third year as chief executive of the American Trucking Associations (“ATA”), Chris Spear is focused on the top issues facing the trucking industry. Spear pinpoints five main issues that face the trucking industry: driver shortage, productivity, infrastructure, safety technology, and tariffs.  To address driver shortage, Spear proposes changing federal regulations to […]

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Tom Moran appointed chair of practice group

Setliff Law is pleased to announce that Tom Moran has been appointed chair of the firm’s construction law group. Mr. Moran has 10 years’ experience in the construction law field, and since joining Setliff Law in 2015, his leadership qualities and client focused approach have created a foundation upon which others at the firm can […]

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Setliff Law receives favorable result on a negligent entrustment claim

In this case the plaintiff filed a complaint against a trucking company and its driver for recovery for alleged personal injuries and loss of consortium (damages suffered by the spouse or family member of a person who has been injured or killed as a result of the defendant’s negligent or intentional, or otherwise wrongful acts) […]

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Workers’ Compensation: When is an Employee not an “Employee,” even if they work for you?

We are frequently asked whether or not an individual is considered an “employee” for workers’ compensation purposes, and, in fact, were specifically asked to address this in an article.  Unfortunately, the answer is generally neither simple nor short, and almost always fact specific. Though Workers’ Compensation statutes vary slightly from state to state, Virginia’s body […]

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Mike Donner appointed chair of labor and employment law group

Setliff Law is pleased to announce that Mike Donner has been appointed chair of the firm’s labor and employment law group. Mr. Donner has 15 years’ experience in the labor and employment law field, and since joining Setliff Law in 2016, his leadership qualities and client focused approach have created a foundation upon which others […]

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