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Eric T. Chaffin

New Guidelines Released for the Safe Deployment of Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars are no longer in the realm of science fiction. In September 2016, Uber put four self-driving cars on the road in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in a real-world test unprecedented in the United States. Uber loyal customers had the choice […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Questioning Tort Reform When Insurance Companies Report Profits

According to some, tort reform is the answer to skyrocketing medical costs. Capping any monetary compensation patients can recover after suffering medical mistakes will keep health care costs in check, they say, since medical malpractice lawsuits result in ever-increasing medical […]

Eric T. Chaffin

There is no learned intermediary doctrine in West Virginia, you say? After all, wasn’t it extinguished once and for all thanks to the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals’ well reasoned holding in West Virginia ex rel. Johnson and Johnson […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Why Are Some Builders Against Rooftop Workers’ Fall Protection?

If you have ever seen a construction site or hired someone to build your home you have probably seen men and women scaling the rooftop working to put everything together. Did you ever think that wearing a hard hat wasn’t […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Chaffin Luhana Foundation Announces Launch of CLF DRiver AWareness Challenge

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2014 – Did you know that car crashes are the number one youth killer in the United States, with 390,000+ Americans injured or killed in distracted driving accidents each year? To raise awareness of this critical […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Eric Chaffin and Paralympian Stephani Victor Fight to End Distracted Driving, Presentation Planned for Quaker Valley High School

When: 1:30pm, Monday, October 20, 2014 Where: Quaker Valley High School PITTSBURGH, PA-Chaffin Luhana Partner Eric Chaffin and Chaffin Luhana Foundation Spokesperson and Paralympian Stephani Victor will visit Quaker Valley High School on October 20, 2014 to help stop students […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Chaffin Luhana Foundation Announces Launch of CLF DRiver AWareness Challenge

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2014 – Did you know that car crashes are the number one youth killer in the United States, with 390,000+ Americans injured or killed in distracted driving accidents each year? To raise awareness of this critical […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Misinformation Released by So-Called WV CALA Poll About Lawsuits In West Virginia

Several pieces of misinformation are making headlines across West Virginia. A recent so-called poll administered by the self-named West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (WV CALA) claims residents in the mountain state believe that lawsuits are hurting the local economy […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Holding Institutions Liable in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

In February 2012, a Connecticut jury awarded a $1 million verdict to a boy who was sexually abused by a priest 30 years ago. The plaintiff brought claims against the Archdiocese of Hartford,…

Eric T. Chaffin

Bullying Lawsuits—How Victims May Fight Back

According to a 2010 article in Detroit News, bullying lawsuits are on the rise. Plaintiffs typically seek damages from school districts, claiming they ignored complaints about bullying or failed…