Know the household items that could contain asbestos

You’re probably aware of the need to beware of dislodging asbestos in your home, particularly if the house is older. And you may know that working in building and construction trades involving asbestos-containing products is dangerous. Yet there are also risks of asbestos exposure posed by several consumer and household products. Heightened concern about such

Can the police perform a blood test on an unconscious driver?

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case about the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s implied consent law, which is somewhat similar to that of Tennessee and many other states. In both Wisconsin and Tennessee, drivers are deemed, by virtue of driving on the state’s roads, to have consented to chemical tests for intoxication. In

Opioid overdoses overtake vehicle crashes as top cause of death

According to a new report by the National Safety Council, the U.S. has reached a new, alarming point in the opioid epidemic. For the first time in history, the leading cause of preventable deaths in the country is no longer motor vehicle wrecks. Opioid overdose has overtaken traffic crashes, with Americans having a statistical 1 in

6th Circuit: Tennessee’s cap on punitive damages unconstitutional

In 2011, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the Civil Justice Act, which set limits on non-economic damages and punitive damages in civil lawsuits. Punitive damages are those meant to punish wrongdoing. Punitive damages were capped by the act at twice the amount of compensatory damages or $500,000, whichever is greater. When Tamarin Lindenberg sued Jackson

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