Bill Would Limit Liability in Escaped Cow- Vehicle Collisions

By |February 27th, 2012|

By: Jeffrey Lapin

Ogallala State Sen. Ken Schilz, in LB 1021, wants to require motorists who collide with livestock to have to prove specific acts of negligence on the part of the cow’s owner before they can recover for their injuries. This would be a significant change in Nebraska law. It also would make it virtually impossible for an injured motorist to win a case against a livestock owner. […]

DOT Proposes Guidelines For Automakers To Reduce Driver Distraction

By |February 20th, 2012|

By: Jeffrey Lapin

On February 16, 2012, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood announced the first-ever federally proposed guidelines to encourage automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risks posed by in-vehicle electronics. The guidelines, which would be voluntary, would apply to most non-commercial vehicles. The goal is to limit the number of injuries and deaths caused by a driver distracted by in-vehicle electronics. […]

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