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Jon Lewis

Long Term Disability Denial – ERISA Penalties

Many employees have long term disability insurance through their employer.  For example, ABC, Inc. offers its employees various benefits, one of which is long term disability in the event the employee becomes disabled.  It’s considered an important benefit since the […]

Danny Feldman

New Cycling Trend – What to do if Shot by a Pellet?

A very disturbing trend is occurring in Alabama:  Cyclists are being shot by pellet guns.  Here is a recent article about a woman shot in Mobile, and there as also a shooting at the Mount Cheaha event last weekend.  In […]

Jon Lewis

EMERGENCY ABSENTEE BALLOT

Are you planning to vote? What if some unfortunate event happens today, and you end up in a doctor’s office or hospital or a business emergency arises, and you have to be out of the county?  You can still vote […]

Jon Lewis

Alabama Super Lawyers – Whew!

Another year and another Super Lawyers award.  Whew!  We made it.  This is the 9th year in a row, although this year is the Mid-South Super Lawyers, not just Alabama.  See below. Selected to Super Lawyers 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers […]

Jon Lewis

Autonomous Cars – Tesla, Google and State Farm?

It’s coming.  The self-driving car.  It’s hard to believe, but the numbers are growing.  Here is a Business Insider report which shows that there will be Ten Million self-driving cars on the roads in four years.  FOUR YEARS!!!! What is […]

Jon Lewis

Talc Powder Lawsuits

An estimated 20,000 women are diagnosed each year with ovarian cancer, and more than 14,000 die. The disease strikes about one in 70 women, though studies show that women who use talc-containing products on their genitals have a one in […]

Jon Lewis

Are You a Yo Yo?

There is a common automobile dealer transaction which creates a yo yo situation (also called a spot delivery).  How does this work? Let’s say a husband and wife go to the dealership on a Friday afternoon at 5:00 p.m.  They […]

Jon Lewis

Frivolous Lawsuits

We always hear about frivolous lawsuits.  We hear about how they cost the system so much money.  Well, there was a recent example of a case in Alabama which clearly shows how a frivolous case would be handled. Now, I […]

Jon Lewis

Albuquerque police and Alabama Immunities and Caps on Damages

Have you seen the recent news stories regarding Albuquerque police shooting a homeless man.  Here is a link to the most recent CNN article.  These types of incidents raise many questions regarding the civil claims which emanate from such activity.  […]

Jon Lewis

Ford Motor Company Misstates Fuel Mileage

Here we go again.  Another large corporation makes a “mistake”.  Ford Motor Company “misstates” its fuel mileage and gets a slap on the wrist.  Here is the article. Instead of “misstates” or “voluntarily owned up to the ERROR”, what about […]