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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) that regulates the trucking and busing industries. For a company or a person to operate a commercial motor vehicle for interstate commerce, they must be licensed by the FMCSA and abide by FMCSA rules. The FMCSA’s primary […]
Playing the stock market can be not only confusing, but dangerous to people inexperienced with investing. This is why people put a lot of trust in financial firms when investing their hard-earned money. When a person takes the time to research and meet with an investment firm they feel comfortable handing their money over to, […]
Medical malpractice happens when a patient is harmed by a medical professional who failed to provide proper care. In such cases, it must be determined if the doctor acted in a reasonable manner or if mistakes were made that another professional in a similar situation wouldn’t have reasonably made. There are a number of different […]
The Miami Herald reports that Cedric Williams, 48, has been arrested as a suspect in a fatal Miami hit-and-run accident that took the lives of three people and seriously injured another on January 2. According to the article, 25-year-old Robbie Wissler, 69-year-old Robert Judd, 20-year-old Lindsey Ellen Ennis, and 19-year-old Kayla Elizabeth Bain were riding […]
Tort reform. You’ve heard the term thrown out as something that is needed to cut down on so-called “frivolous” lawsuits. Generally industries or medical practices that do not want to be regulated champion tort reform as a way to fix the economy and reduce health care costs. These industries and medical societies have a lot […]
Florida’s Gulf waters have been reopened to commercial fishing. The announcement was made in late July by federal officials opening more than 26,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico off Pensacola to commercial and recreational fishing. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg reassured the public that the seafood from the area is safe in an official […]
It was one of the most horrible trucking accidents this area can remember. On January 25, 2006, a tractor-trailer driver reportedly fell asleep behind the wheel and drove his trailer into a car full of Lake Butler children waiting for a school bus. All seven children died in an inferno. They were all from the same […]
Jacksonville is recognizing a dubious distinction. The city’s infant mortality rate tops all of Florida. Within the black community, the numbers are nearly twice that of whites, according to findings by the Jacksonville Community Council Inc. In 2006, 130 infants died before their first birthday in Jacksonville. The mortality rate overall in the city is 9.5% with the […]
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