As we've discussed before on this blog, DUI has no arbitrary time limit. If you were extremely intoxicated the night before, you could still have enough alcohol in your system for a DUI the day after. Moreover, the only thing that effectively reduces blood alcohol content is time.
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.
During the Great Depression, thousands of men found jobs digging the Hawks Nest Tunnel in West Virginia. About three-quarters of them were African-Americans.
Mesothelioma has long been known as a deadly occupational disease affecting men who were exposed to asbestos while working in building and construction trades. Symptoms of mesothelioma resulting from such exposure often don't appear until after a long latency period of 10 to 50 years.
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.
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.
At Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, we believe in keeping you up to date about the changing state of impaired driving laws across the country and around the world. This is not only to provide a comparison to the laws of Tennessee but also to give you a sense of what trends could be coming our way.
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.
The closer American consumers get to an autonomous automobile market, the more they may want to pay attention to the safety concerns with these vehicles.
There is a certain amount of panic that comes with seeing police lights flashing in your mirrors. There is the hope that the officer is after someone else. Once you realize you are getting pulled over, the process is fast and slow at the same time.
Just before Christmas in 2008, over 1.5 million tons of coal ash escaped from an unlined containment pond at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston coal-fired power plant. It poured into the Clinch and Emory rivers and flooded 300 acres of land. The ash came in the form of a thick sludge that contained toxic substances including lead, mercury, arsenic and radium. The cleanup took years. Now many of the cleanup workers -- and their family members -- are suffering serious and fatal illnesses caused by exposure to the sludge.
Tennessee has some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation -- but other states are working to crack down on drunk driving, too. This could affect you when you travel to other states, and it potentially could indicate how Tennessee may deal with the issue in the future. Changes to DUI laws are often part of trends, as advocacy groups and regulators take their proposals from state to state.