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The Hyperloop is doomed for the worst reason

When Elon Musk tweeted that he had “verbal govt approval” to build a Hyperloop to carry passengers from New York to Washington in half an hour, everyone with a lick of sense about transportation rolled their eyes. It was obviously ...

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The threat of violence in health care settings

Health care workers are at an increased risk for workplace violence. Eighty percent of violent incidents in hospitals are by patients on staff. Incidents of serious workplace violence (requiring days off work) are four times more common in health care ...

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How one state handles virtual law firms

Cloud computing — where electronic data is stored off-site on servers owned and maintained by a third party — is quite common in 2017. The proliferation of mobile devices, which are essentially useless in the absence of cloud computing, has ...

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Commentary: Getting to yes in mediation – just not today

The mediator’s bible, “Getting to Yes,” by Roger Fisher and William Ury, provides neutrals with a methodology for bringing mediation negotiations to a successful conclusion. Its mantras to “separate the people from the problem”; “focus on interests, not positions”; and ...

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Stevenson v. Rochkind: Out of the Frye-ing pan

The Maryland Court of Appeals’ recent opinion in Rochkind v. Stevenson raises a not-so obvious, but legitimate question: When, if ever, should a trial court apply the Frye-Reed test? Under the analytical framework set forth in Rochkind, the answer would ...

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Cyber insurance, security work in tandem to limit risk

As businesses fortify their data and networks against the next cyberattack, some business owners might be considering cyber insurance to limit their exposure to the uncertain and evolving risk of a network or data breach that could disrupt operations. But ...

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Commentary: Maternity and parental leave policies a trap for the unwary

Statistically speaking, American women spend more time providing care to family members than do men. A Wall Street Journal article observed in September 2015, “Even in households where women work outside the home, and have similar career demands as their ...

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