Have you received a flu or shingles vaccine? Over the years, I have had mixed feelings on both, but they have become the norm for many. Just what do we know about these vaccinations? Let’s see…the shingles vaccine contains a weakened chickenpox virus that primes your immune system to defend against the disease. The flu vaccine covers only certain strains. None of them guarantee total protection from these viruses. It’s obvious why a person would wonder what he or she should do?
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I wrote a tribute to my sister-in-law, Liz, who lost her battle with breast cancer in May 2013. I still miss Liz and I thank God that I had the chance to help take care of her with the blessings of Bordas & Bordas because they are a Christian law firm with family values.
As a part of my role with the Allegheny County Bar Association, I am excited to announce the upcoming “Threads for Vets” clothing drive. This winter, various law firms throughout Allegheny County will be participating in a clothing drive to benefit local veterans. New socks, gloves, hats, scarves and other winter necessities can be dropped off at the Allegheny County Bar Association’s headquarters or at participating law firms.
I live in a fairly busy neighborhood -- lots of traffic, folks walking up and down the street. But that doesn’t intimidate the wildlife from trying to maintain their foothold in the neighborhood. After all, they were there long before we started building roads and houses.
How many lives might be saved today and in the future with highly automated vehicles? The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) says that it is committed to finding out. The DOT recently issued its Federal Automated Vehicles Policy (“FAVP”) in order to facilitate the safe introduction and deployment of highly automated vehicles (“HAVs”). The DOT issued the policy as agency guidance rather than in a rulemaking “in order to speed the delivery of an initial regulatory framework and best practices to guide manufacturers and other entities in the safe design, development, testing and deployment of HAVs.” This guidance targets vehicles that incorporate HAV systems, such as those for which there is no human driver at all, or for which the human driver can give control to the HAV system and is not be expected to perform any driving-related tasks for a period of time.
Over the course of my career, I’ve had the opportunity to represent people who have been hurt on the job in a wide range of workplace settings. Many of these injuries are the type of serious and catastrophic injuries that change lives, including the lives of the workers’ families. In many of these cases, the failure is the same. The companies that were supposed to be in charge of safety on the job site failed their responsibility to properly plan for the hazards of the job.
As much as I hate to see the warm weather leave us, one of the things I love about fall is how good soup tastes. There is something cozy about a bowl of soup on a chilly, fall day. Growing up we had a lot of soup, mostly Campbell’s. Campbell’s condensed soups were invented in 1897. Today, Campbell’s Tomato, Cream of Mushroom and Chicken Noodle Soup are three of the most popular soups in America. Americans consume approximately 2.5 billion bowls of these three soups alone each year.
The phrase “class action” is thrown around by many of our potential clients and throughout the media. Throughout my career as an attorney, I have had the opportunity to represent clients in several types of class actions, and discuss potential class cases with many prospective clients. So what exactly is a class action and what types of cases should be filed as classes?
We just started into another autumn season and although I am a summertime girl, there are many things I embrace about fall. After all, there’s something extra special about living in the state of West Virginia and a reminder of that is this time of year. We have the beautiful scenery so many only experience through a portrait—these images are real and they are actually in our own backyards!
In 1973, a special prosecutor by the name of Archibald Cox subpoenaed President Nixon’s now-infamous Oval Office audiotapes. Unable to broker a deal, Nixon summoned the attorney general of the United States, Elliot Richardson, into his office on a Saturday night and ordered Richardson to fire Cox. Richardson refused, and resigned in protest of Nixon’s unethical and illegal order.