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February 2014 Archives

Traffic Stop Delay Before K9 Unit Arrival

Sometimes, when pulling drivers over, police officers get a "hunch" that drugs are in the car. This alone is not enough to warrant a search. However, the law permits officers to call a drug dog to sniff the area for evidence. If the dog signals that he or she smells something, the police officers have probable cause to search the car. In a matter of minutes, a simple traffic stop can lead to an arrest. Later on, the question may arise: was the driver wrongfully detained? A fairly recent appeals court decision has brought this issue to light.

Medical Device Tax

With all the controversy surrounding the new state of health care in the United States, it is not shocking that so many of the details remain confusing to consumers. One of the taxes proposed to help pay for Obamacare was a tax on medical devices. This post will illuminate details on this issue.

10 Items You Should Keep In Your Car

This winter, Minnesotans have lived up to their reputation for withstanding cold weather. Last month was declared the coldest January in thirty years, and the seventeenth coldest winter on record. In these conditions, lack of preparation can lead to devastating consequences. It is more important than ever for drivers to prepare for worst-case scenarios. One way to ensure safety is by keeping your car stocked with emergency supplies. Below is a list of items we recommend you keep in your trunk this season.

Biomet To Pay for Faulty Hip Replacements

The multi-district litigation for Biomet's faulty metal on metal hip replacement system began in 2012. A settlement has now been reached but claimants must file with the federal courts by April 15, 2014 to participate in the settlement so action to move on this claim is needed ASAP. We cannot guarantee we can protect your claim unless we hear from you by March 20, 2014.

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