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August 2018 Archives

Tennessee Supreme Court reaches decision in DUI fee case

In an earlier post, we told you about a case our attorneys had spent years litigating that challenged the constitutionality of a fee arrangement associated with statewide DUI convictions. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) was receiving a $250 fee for every successful DUI prosecution involving blood or breath test evidence.

Jury says Monsanto should pay $289 million to man who got cancer from Roundup

In the first such lawsuit to go to trial, a California jury has ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million to a school groundskeeper who developed cancer after routinely using the company's glyphosate-based weed killers, including Roundup. After deliberating for three days, the jury found that Monsanto failed to warn consumers of the cancer risks posed by its products containing glyphosate.

HHS report finds patient neglect, false billing in hospice care provided under Medicare

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General has just released a report on hospice care provided through Medicare. After synthesizing patient records and Medicare patient data from more than a decade, the Inspector General concluded that, while most patients can rely on hospice care to relieve their suffering, some hospice providers are neglecting patients and billing for services that were unnecessary or not provided.

Can a DUI affect my gun permit?

It's bad enough that you're facing a DUI charge with potential consequences that include losing your driver's license, mandatory jail time, fines, probation, and attendance at an alcohol education class. But what about your handgun carry permit?

What are the penalties for a 4th or subsequent DUI in Tennessee?

As you probably know, Tennessee has some of the toughest penalties around for drunk driving. That is especially true for repeat offenders. While ordinary DUIs are misdemeanors, a fourth or subsequent DUI offense is considered a Class E felony punishable by up to six years in prison.

Study: Female soccer players more affected by heading than males

Scientists have already shown that female soccer players are at a greater risk of concussion than male players. A new study indicates that the problem may encompass lesser injuries, as well -- specifically, the "sub-concussive injuries" caused by soccer's signature move, the header.

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