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Will the federal government’s new voluntary program for automakers to share test data about the development of self-driving cars provide much useful information? The Verge, an arm of the Axios media company that reports on technology, says that initial reports about self-driving cars in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s voluntary program are…

With the increasing number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases reported by our nation’s hospitals, it is easy to overlook the continuing violence perpetrated against hospital workers. A report published last year said that in healthcare institutions, “violent altercations are so common that most employees consider them to be simply part of the job.”…

You may have heard about experiments with self-driving trucks that could someday replace long-haul truck drivers. But what hasn’t received much attention is that the trucking industry is already using that unproven technology to ask for driver safety regulations to be relaxed. Pronto AI (Artificial Intelligence), a company developing truck…

As essential workers ranging from doctors and nurses to construction workers and grocery store clerks continue to report to work in North Carolina during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, many can be expected to contract the virus. Those who develop serious infections could face tens of thousands of dollars in hospitalization…

As two large defective product cases moved through U.S. courts, more injured consumers are coming forward to join 3M earplug lawsuits and Monsanto Roundup cancer claims. The number of individual claims alleging that 3M Company knowingly sold defective earplugs to the U.S. military more than doubled in the second half…

On January 2nd, 2020, the FDA announced a ban on almost all flavored vaping cartridges and pods, such as those used with Juul devices — including mint and fruity or sweet flavors — according to the CDC and the Washington Post after the number of deaths linked to e-cigarette vaping reached 55…

At Hardison & Cochran, we are glad to announce that we were sponsors at the Fayetteville Turkey Trot event hosted by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina. We strive to offer top-quality legal solutions to our valued clients and also give something back to the community The…

A recent report says more than 800 people who died in car accidents in 2018 were back seat passengers who were not wearing seat belts. Half of those accident victims could have survived the crashes by buckling up, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) says. The GHSA report, entitled “Rear…