California Strengthens Teen Driver Laws

August 01st, 2015/By Admin/In Blog

A recent article posted by Claimsguides.com notes that California is trying to reduce the number of accidents on State highways by tightening its teen driver laws. The article states “California has strengthened its laws for teenage drivers to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on state roadways. The American Insurance Association (AIA) has commended Californians for the decision. According to AIA, California has one of the strongest graduated driver licensing laws in the nation. A new evaluation of that licensing program by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds a 23 percent overall reduction in per-capita crash involvement More

California Cracks-Down On Uninsured Motorists

July 19th, 2015/By Admin/In Blog

California is ramping up its efforts to crack down on uninsured drivers and has sent more than 180,000 letters in the last two months to car owners warning them their auto registrations may be suspended if they cannot prove they have insurance. An article posted by Claimsguides.com states: “The notices follow authorization by the Legislature on Oct. 1 for the Department of Motor Vehicles to begin a systematic review of 22.4 million private vehicles registered in the State. As part of the review, the DMV is checking its records of registered car owners against an electronic database of insured vehicles More

PUBLICATION: USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA EVIDENCE IN LITIGATION

June 22nd, 2015/By Welcome/In Blog, General Litigation, Insurance Defense, Publication

“Use of Social Media Evidence in Litigation” was written by Firm Partner Robert M. Freedman¬†to help business and legal professionals understand how trending social network communications can be used as evidence during the litigation process. Published in the Spring, 2015, edition of the Journal of American Law, this article discusses various types of social media evidence available in today’s tech-savvy world, as well as pitfalls to avoid when harnessing social media postings for admission in court. When commenting on the article, Circuit Court Judge Catherine L. Heise wrote “As a trial judge in the criminal division of a busy metropolitan More

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