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New FMCSA Rule: Bus and Truck Drivers and Heroin, LSD and Other Drugs

Thankfully, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently finalized a rule that clears up an ambiguity that appeared to allow semi truck, bus and other commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to use Schedule I drugs (heroin, LSD, etc.)…

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When Defects in Automobile Electronics Systems Cause Accidents

Automobile electronics systems are becoming more complex and interconnected, making it more difficult to pinpoint specific defects in design that may lead to accidents. Legally, this means that accident victims will need to find auto accident attorneys with significant product…

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Can a semi truck driver be held responsible for an accident on icy roads?

Yes, just as with any accident involving a semi truck, the truck driver can be held responsible any time he or she was at fault, even in part, for an accident. Semi truck drivers are required to drive for the…

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New Medical Certification Requirements for Bus and Truck Drivers

Medical conditions of big rig and bus drivers have become a significant factor in many accidents resulting in personal injury and wrongful death. For this reason, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is now requiring certain bus and semi-trailer…

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Attorney Fred Pritzker Scheduled to Debate Raw Milk at Harvard

Attorney Fred Pritzker has been invited to participate in a raw milk debate sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Food Law Society. Fred and Dr. Heidi Kassenborg, Director of the Dairy & Food Inspection Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture will be…

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Salmonella Outbreak Associated with Mexican Restaurant Chain Sickens 68, Texas and Oklahoma Hardest Hit

The investigation of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections found an association with eating food from a Mexican-style fast food restaurant chain (referred to as “Restaurant Chain A” by the CDC). Investigators were not able to identify a food…

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Reports of Serious Disability and Death by Minnesota Hospitals between October 7, 2010, and October 6, 2011

Minnesota hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and community behavioral health hospitals must report certain serious adverse health events to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). In 2011, the eighth year of reporting, the total number of events reported under the law…

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Number of Pressure Ulcers (Bed Sores) and Wrong Procedures Increases in Minnesota Hospitals

The number of pressure ulcers (bed sores) and wrong procedures in Minnesota hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and community behavioral health hospitals increased in 2011, according to the eight annual adverse health events report released today by the Minnesota Department of…

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Truck Driver Lost Control and Killed Loved One

When families come to me after a death caused by an accident with a semi truck, dump truck or other commercial vehicle, one of the most important things they want to know is sometimes the most obvious thing – how…

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Auto Insurance Claim: Free Consultation with a Minnesota Accident Lawyer

Auto insurance is meant to protect you from carrying the burden of the financial costs of an accident resulting from bodily injury, but you may need help from a lawyer to recover all of the money you are entitled to…

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Wrongful Death Settlement Can Honor the Memory of the Lost Loved One

Unquestionably, in every wrongful death case in which I have been involved, the money recovered in a settlement or at trial can’t even begin to compensate family members for the loss of a loved one they have endured.  Every client would…

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E. coli Lawsuits Involve Obtaining and Analyzing Corporate Documents

by attorney Fred Pritzker Litigating E. coli food poisoning cases involves sorting through thousands of corporate documents. This is because corporations who are sued do not just hand over the specific documents the other side needs to win the E.…