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  • Nevada Assembly Rejects Proposal to Photograph Uninsured Motorists
    Nevada Assembly Rejects Proposal to Photograph Uninsured Motorists

    22% of Nevada motorists are uninsured, according to Jim Gibbons' chief of staff, Robin Reedy. According to Chicago company InsureNet, Nevada could raise $30 million by using InsureNet's system of ...

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  • Avandia Controversy: Senate Report Says Drugmaker Had Duty to Warn of Heart Risks
    Avandia Controversy: Senate Report Says Drugmaker Had Duty to Warn of Heart Risks

    Avandia, a drug produced by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and used to control Diabetes, was the subject of a Senate report released Saturday. Among the report's finding was that "The totality of evidence ...

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  • 21st Century Learning Environment, or Illegal Wiretapping?
    21st Century Learning Environment, or Illegal Wiretapping?

    A class action lawsuit has been filed in a Philadelphia suburb against a school district that provided students with laptops installed with webcams. The problem? The 2,300 laptops' webcams were ...

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  • Texas Nurse Acquited at Trial for Reporting Doctor's Unsafe Practice
    Texas Nurse Acquited at Trial for Reporting Doctor's Unsafe Practice

    A Texas nurse who notified the state medical board of a doctor's unsafe practices found herself on trial for a third-degree felony with the possibility of up to ten years in jail and up to a $10,000 ...

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  • Illinois Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages Unconstitutional
    Illinois Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages Unconstitutional

    Since 2004, Nevada statute has limited jury awards in medical malpractice actions to $350,000 for noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering. Illinois has a similar statute, which limits ...

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  • Commercial Drivers Prohibited from Texting While Driving
    Commercial Drivers Prohibited from Texting While Driving

    In further attempts to combat the dangers of distracted driving, The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has prohibited commercial drivers from texting while driving. Commercial drivers include drivers of ...

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