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Tesla and the Self Driving Truck Dilemma

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Will this be self driving soon?

Tesla is in all of the headlines lately. And for more than just launching a car on the way to Mars. Elon Musk and his company wants to take over the car industry with bold ideas. Tesla’s top experiment is self driving cars. As of today, it is unclear whether the company can actually pull it off.

However, what is clearer are the inherent risks of the project. Self driving cars are among the riskiest things going technologically. Google the term self driving car and the results show up with “accident” as one of the top ones. USA Today reported on the fact that new self driving trucks will likely have the ability to choose who would die in an accident. Human nature is fallible enough. Imagine putting the life of your family in the hands of a number of circuits.

What is less obvious is the companies that will adopt the technology. One Tesla semi comes with a 300 mile range for $150k and another with a 500 mile range for $180,000. Ouch. Tesla claims it will start production in 2019 and several big corporations have them on pre-order, including Anheuser-Busch, Pepsi, Sysco, UPS, and even Wal Mart.

A Risk Foreseen With Big Rigs?

Each of the companies above are making a bet on tech that isn’t out of its infancy. Worse yet, they are a danger as they are currently constructed. Self driving car tech is likely decades away from fluency, not just a year or so. Furthermore, this over confidence is likely a fatal flaw in road safety and these companies’ plans.

However, poor ideas haven’t stopped people before. It appears that they will proceed. The numbers above represent just a fraction of these companies’ overall fleets. However, they may be a trend that is difficult to reverse once started. Once these vehicles are on the road they could represent a large shift away from the safety of motor vehicle travel we’ve grown accustomed to and toward something much less predictable.

An Approach for Attorneys and Clients In Dealing With Online Communications

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Today we’re going to take a practical look at the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and their recommendations for communications. These are tips for attorneys new to the field or more experience. Regardless of your years in law, we have a few ideas for you.

Not every single bit of communication is the same, but offers an insight into some general rules. For the most part, attorneys should consider their messages, and:

  • The content of the message itself, including sensitive or private information. How are they organized?
  • The practicality of improving or introducing new email security standards.
  • The overall risk of this communication being intercepted or read by someone not authorized.
  • What is the impact your communications with all of your clients: large and small, routine and more involved.

As you can imagine, all of this put together is a bit of a puzzle for an attorney not specialized in web or comm security. In some instances, this means that the lawyer’s office hires outside help. However, in others, there are several key steps your firm acts on internally. Each one makes a key difference.

Taking Plaintive Steps

This is why the ABA and other organizations ask about the way data is handled. Also, many attorneys have no or just cursory training in these matters. However, you only have so much time or money. Consider the following:

  • Who handles your information? What is their info security training?
  • What is your email routing method? Does your site use https protocol?
  • Is sensitive data labeled or treated as such? Consider means of securing this type of data separately.
  • Is this in line with your communications and privacy policy? Every firm worth its salt has one making your files more secure and inspires confidence in your clients. Believe me, they notice.
  • Each attorney should read and digest the new Model Rules of Professional Conduct. This provides a key backdrop for lawyers in just about any field to prepare themselves for recent and upcoming changes.In addition, changing to a uniform secure email or communications network allows for less juggling between different systems and less to consider for each client. Often, firms utilize a secure cloud-based solution for their needs. In addition, even for those without a lot of cash on hand have options. Utilize Google Drive and Dropbox as their primary or secondary mode of such use. Each is free usage. Furthermore, keep each in mind as you proceed.

    This list isn’t comprehensive. However, it allows firms of all sizes a jumping off point in making their communications ones that can and should be above reproach or worry. This pays for itself many times over. One less thing on your plate. Furthermore, each bit of security is key for your firm.

What are Some of the Benefits of a Las Vegas Corporation?

Weighing all the Options Opening in Las Vegas

Personal Injury staffLas Vegas is certainly a microcosm of the United States. There are so many advantages to Sin City and things to consider. If you or someone you know wants to incorporate a business, you may wish to consider LV. Below we review a number of factors that play a role in your decision making process.

The State of Nevada is known as a corporate haven across the nation. Businesses incorporate under Article 78 of the Nevada Revised Statutes. Las Vegas has a rich access to infrastructure. Being just three hours from Los Angeles, it can act both as its own entity and an extension of California. Nevada law is particularly protective of corporate officials.

In particular, if a company operates in California but is chartered in Nevada, the latters’ law applies. Furthermore, Nevada’s laws also prevents many companies from hostile takeovers. Nevada is a state with no franchise, corporate, or personal income tax. The state does charge a $200 business license fee for corporations but this is much lower than applicable CA taxes. This also allows disputes over corporate issues to be settled within Nevada District Courts and appealed to the Supreme Court of Nevada. This enabled protections beyond those of other states.

Very Friendly for New and Existing Businesses

All of these factors and more allows Nevada to be, in some ways, even more business friendly than Delaware.

Inc Magazine has several key reasons to move your business to Las Vegas, as well. These include the area’s low cost of living, tax advantages, joining a growing city, and taking part while property in the area is less expensive. All of these add up to a very compelling number of reasons.

This list is by no means comprehensive. However, we hope that the info included and our experience will allow you to make a better decision.

Ehline shoots and teaches gun safety. Ehline shoots and teaches gun safety. Ehline shoots and teaches gun safety.

Grace v. DC Making it Happen for Second Amendment Civil Rights?

A Win for the Second Amendment

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Many free thinking injury attorneys know that peaceable, law abiding citizens can avoid serious injury or death by use of defensive arms. Gun rights activists won a major day in court in September 2017. A three judge panel on the US Court of Appeals struck down a DC provision limiting pistol ownership. The District is now a “shall issue” territory.

The case centered around a DC requirement forcing applicants to bring forth a “good” or “proper” reason to receive a concealed carry permit. Effectively, this made it very difficult for the average person to own and carry such a firearm.

It appears the issue is done and over with. WTOP reported that the District of Columbia would not challenge the ruling in the Supreme Court. For the time being, the decision is a firm notch in the win column. The District is now a “shall issue” area, instead of being more restrictive. Perhaps New York or California is next.

The National Rifle Association was thrilled with the result. They stated, “At the same time, it’s important to celebrate that law-abiding Americans are now closer than they have been in nearly half a century to being able to exercise their firearms freedom in our nation’s capital. That is real progress.” Such an amazing feat took several years and legal expertise to win. It also shows the ability of an army of Davids to win against the big government Goliath.

Where do things go from here? Additionally, does that mean DC will pass other anti-gun laws? Of course, all of these are on the table. Furthermore, many pro-gun activists are fighting for the right to bear arms in all 50 states and DC. Their rugged determination protected a basic human right from extinction. We hope that it will be a precedent for other locations and states to follow.

For more info on the Second Amendment and recent court cases, keep it dialed here. Our team is on top of the situation. Let us know if you have any thoughts.

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Ford Recall

F-Series Recall a Safety Hazard

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Bloomberg reported on the recall and its potential effects.

The recall affects Ford F-150 and Super Duty pickups. Ford shipped out the vehicles with faulty side doors. These doors often don’t open or can appear closed without actually latching. Ford claims there’s been no injuries yet. However, the recall affects the 2015-2017 model years. Furthermore, the F-Series of trucks is Ford’s most popular. Overall, Ford expects a $267 million loss.

In addition, the recent recall scandal eats into Ford’s profit margin. It also undemines trust in the brand, still damaged from issues from the Great Recession. We wish the American company well. Everyone wants Detroit to succeed. However, pushing out inferior products won’t cut it. Overall, the recall affects about 1.1 million pickups in the US. It also affects over 220,000 in Canada and over 20,000 in Mexico.

Not the First Major Issue

This isn’t the first recall Ford’s had over the last several years. Ford was involved in several major recalls, each of which was a unique challenge to drivers. Ford vehicles also used faulty Takata airbags. These airbags were infamous for causing death and injuries. Some riders even described them as IEDs.

Furthermore, Ford’s problems are just beginning in the recall. The issue hasn’t resulted in reported deaths or injuries yet. However, when and if such an issue happens, the car giant is on the hook for millions in lawsuits and litigation. The company will be under a fine toothed comb.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting us. The Ehline Law firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC is here to assist with any issues or concerns. Our team has decades of experience in handling such recall and auto safety issues. We are the people’s advocates. Allow us to be your shield. Call or email us for more info. We will travel anywhere in the state to discuss your legal options

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