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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) October 16, 2015 – Backers say the bill is a step toward freedom but opponents worry it would increase fatalities and injuries. The Missouri House of Representatives approved a bill on April 13 that would repeal the state’s universal helmet law that requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet. The measure, HB 523, which passed the lower chamber of the Legislature in a 97-57 vote, would permit motorcyclists who are at least 21 years of age to ride their vehicles while not wearing a helmet. Supporters of the bill, sponsored by Rep. Eric Burlison, […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2014 – Florida was listed among the “Worst States” for highway safety laws by a Washington, D.C. safety advocacy group. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (AHAS) recently published the list, which summarizes a number of traffic safety laws, including those governing seat belts, helmets for motorcycle riders and text messaging. “Each year, thousands of Florida families suffer a death or serious injury on our highways,” said Tampa auto accident attorney Robert Joyce. “Fatalities have been on the decline in recent years, and last year’s partial text messaging ban is an improvement. But […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 20, 2013 – A bill that would make it more difficult to sue nursing homes passed a Florida Senate committee. SB 1384, sponsored by Senator Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 7-2 vote. The bill would affect plaintiffs seeking to recover punitive damages from nursing homes. They would have to establish at an evidentiary hearing that the nursing home breached its legal duty, resulting in actual injury, loss, or damage. “While some lawsuits brought against nursing homes, as in any field of practice, may be frivolous or unfounded, […]


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