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Zipper Merging: A Controversial Practice That’s Gaining Momentum

Trying to merge in a construction zone is extremely frustrating, and it’s only made worse by the person who speeds by in the other lane and cuts to the front of the line. Surprisingly, that person may actually be doing the right thing. It’s called “zipper merging,” and traffic experts say it’s the most efficient way to merge. Zipper merging is a process that encourages drivers to use either the open or closed lane until they reach the merge point, instead of merging as soon as

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Medical Marijuana Prevails in Florida

Morgan & Morgan is proud to announce that Amendment 2 prevailed at the polls. In a historic move, Florida became the 26th state to legalize marijuana in some form, comfortably passing Amendment 2. The medical marijuana amendment will broaden the medical cannabis program already in place in Florida, giving more people the opportunity to use the plant for its medical benefits. In a state of nearly 20 million people, 71 percent of voters voted in favor of the measure, while just 29

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What is Mesothelioma and How Did I Get it?

For decades, honest and hard working people in a variety of industries came in contact with asbestos on a daily basis. Little did they know that long after the last time they handled asbestos, they would come down with a rare and always fatal form of cancer: mesothelioma. Today, the dangers of asbestos are well known, and its use has largely been discontinued, but this was too late for workers that handled it two or more decades ago. How Is Mesothelioma Contracted? While not everyone

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Major Verdict Against Cigarette Maker Kicks Off Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and a Florida jury kicked it off by sending a message about the dangers of cigarettes with a well-timed verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The cigarette maker was ordered on Nov. 3 to pay $14 million in punitive damages to the widow of a long-time smoker, according to a Law360 report. The substantial sum of money was awarded to Barbara Jean Johnston, whose husband, Franklin Johnston, died from lung cancer after being a three-pack-a-day

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What Every Florida Voter Should Know About Amendment 2

Nov. 9 Update: Amendment 2 passed, earning 71 percent of the vote. Read more about this historic vote. Finally, after months of hearing arguments from both sides, on a number of issues, the people of Florida will finally get to vote on Amendment 2. No issue has been more contentious than medical marijuana, a topic we have written about extensively over the past year. The issue holds a special place in the heart of our founder, John Morgan, because of what happened to his brother as

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NHTSA Head Says Automakers Have “Ultimate Responsibility” for Airbag Repairs

Takata’s defective airbags have turned into the largest auto recall in history, a fact which has had a reportedly pronounced impact on the company’s bottom line. However, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration head on Nov. 2 offered reassurances that the auto parts maker’s situation won’t leave drivers high and dry, according to a Reuters report. Responding to concerns that Takata could file bankruptcy and thereby shirk its obligation to repair millions of recalled

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School Bus Safety: Greatest Danger is Loading and Unloading Children

A fatal school bus crash in Baltimore early Tuesday morning brought the national spotlight down on school bus safety once again. Interestingly, many of the stories related to the crash were about how school buses are safe and that crashes involving them occur infrequently. What those articles didn’t highlight, though, was that the real danger surrounding school buses is when children are getting on or off the bus. The crash in Baltimore involved no children, but nevertheless the driver

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Gas Pipeline Explosion in Alabama: What You Should Know

On Oct 31, a gas pipeline exploded in Shelby County, Alabama, sending fire and smoke soaring into the air. The blast killed one person and injured five people, according to The Weather Channel. The 5,500-mile Colonial pipeline, which supplies gasoline to millions of Americans in 13 states, exploded when a crew was working on the line with a track hoe, according to The Weather Channel. The blast burned approximately 31 acres of land, resulting in a dangerous fire. However, this is not the

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Epilepsy Awareness Month: How Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Epilepsy?

Each November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and this year the Epilepsy Foundation wants people suffering from epilepsy to aim for zero seizures. That is easier said than done, though. Epilepsy is a complicated disease, and each person requires a different treatment plan to reduce their seizures and live the fullest life possible. One treatment that is beginning to gain popularity among epilepsy sufferers is medical marijuana. Even though marijuana is still illegal in some form in half of

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Three Morgan & Morgan Offices Listed in 2017 Edition of U.S. News “Best Law Firms”

Morgan & Morgan congratulates our Orlando, Nashville and Atlanta offices for being included in U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 edition of “Best Law Firms.” The Orlando and Nashville offices were also distinguished in the 2016 edition, and we are proud that the ranking continues to reflect our dedication to protect the people, not the powerful. Our Nashville office received top tier metropolitan rankings in not one, but two practice areas: Personal Injury Litigation and

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