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August 13, 2019

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Motor Vehicle Property Damage Estimation and Claims Process
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There is Still Time to Register for the Commercial Vehicle, 18-Wheeler & Oilfield CLE
There is Still Time to Register for the Commercial Vehicle, 18-Wheeler & Oilfield CLE on Friday, August 16th at the Horseshoe Bay Resort. Click on the headline to learn more and register.

TTLA Annual: Registration is Open!
Registration is open for 2O19 TTLA Annual Meeting & CLE Seminar! We will be celebrating TTLA's 7Oth Anniversary at the historic Fort Worth hotel where TTLA's founders first met. Click on the headline to learn more & register:

Available on Demand: Changes to 18.001 Affidavits & Hospital Liens - What the Legislature Did and How to Adapt
During the recent legislative session, lawmakers made significant changes to the laws regarding 18.001 affidavits and hospital liens. During this webinar: - TTLA President Will Adams will discuss the legislative session. - TTLA members Judy Kostura and Guy Choate will walk you through the changes made by HB 1693 (18.001 affidavits) and HB 2929 (hospital liens) and theyâ??ll give you tips and strategies to help you adapt your practice to them. As part of your registration, youâ??ll receive a fully updated copy of Judy Kosturaâ??s definitive paper on subrogation and liens. Click on the headline to register.

Texas Tribune Daily Brief

The Brief for August 13
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In today's Brief: Introducing our New Texas Laws 2019 series, which looks at a few of the hundreds of new state laws that will soon impact the lives of Texans.
Cassi Pollock, Texas Tribune 08/13/2019 Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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First Lawsuit Over Legionnaires' Outbreak at Atlanta Sheraton Filed
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The first lawsuit has been filed over a Legionnaires' outbreak at a hotel in Atlanta. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a man who became ill during the Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel. The lawsuit names the Sheraton Atlanta, its ownership and management group, among other defendants. Attorneys for the man say they are representing over 40 victims who were affected by the outbreak.
Michael King, 11 Alive Atlanta 08/12/2019 Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Cincinnati Family Sues City After Son's 911 Calls Failed to Save Him
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Kyle Plush died April 10, 2018, after becoming trapped in the Honda Odyssey he drove to school that day. The third-row seat collapsed on him, pinning him between the seat and minivan floor. His pleas for help, made in two 911 calls via voice activation on his cellphone, went unanswered. Plush's parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against Cincinnati â?? to find out what went wrong and make sure what happened to them never happens to another family. The family seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages and court-supervised reforms of the 911 system.
Sharon Coolidge Cincinnati Enquirer, USA Today 08/13/2019 Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Judge Approves Settlement in Concussion Lawsuit Against NCAA
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A federal judge has approved an amended settlement in a class-action concussion lawsuit against the NCAA that will establish a 50-year medical-monitoring program for college athletes. The case originated with a claim against the NCAA in 2011 by former Eastern Illinois football player Adrian Arrington. The case was later consolidated with other claims. Initially, a settlement was reached in 2016. It created $70-million fund for monitoring of current and former college athletes for brain trauma.
ASSOCIATED PRESS, The State 08/13/2019 Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Police Lawsuit: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from Ford Explorers
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Six Washington state troopers have sued Ford, claiming their patrol vehicles made them sick from carbon monoxide poisoning. The officers blame a design flaw in 2014-17 Explorer SUVs modified for police duty. The troopers allege their department-issued vehicles have a faulty exhaust and/or heating, ventilation and air conditioning system that allow "exhaust odor and gases, including carbon monoxide â?? an odorless, toxic gas, to enter the passenger compartment of the vehicles while in use." As a result, the lawsuit filed in Clark County Superior Court said, the vehicles cause headaches, dizziness, nausea and potentially life-threatening situations.
Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, USA Today 08/13/2019 Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Alarms in ERs Can Desensitize Staff
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In ERs across the US there is the regular din of beeping alarms going off from machines connected to patients. But a new study found only a tiny fraction of the alarms signals a condition important enough to require a change in the patientâ??s care. That creates a problem: the nearly constant din tends to desensitize hospital staff to the sounds, dubbed â??alarm fatigue,â?? which can result in real emergencies being missed, researchers warn in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Linda Carroll, Reuters 08/13/2019 Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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Wrongful Death

Lawsuit Filed After Boy's Death on Indiana Beach Roller Coaster
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The parents of a boy who died on a roller coaster at an amusement park in Monticello, Indiana have filed a wrongful death suit. The 12-year-old boy suffered a medical emergency on the ride and died the afternoon of June 27. The lawsuit was filed against Indiana Beach, the park along Monticelloâ??s Lake Shafer. An autopsy â??revealed no trauma, injury, congenital abnormalities or toxinsâ?? and officials are uncertain of the boy's cause of death.
Dave Bangert, Journal & Courier Online 08/07/2019 Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon
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