Presidents’ Day – 2014

Happy Presidents' Day

Today, February 17, 2014, is “Washington’s Birthday, ”which is more commonly known as “Presidents’ Day.” Although it originally was on Washington’s actual birthday, February 22, it was changed in 1971 to the third Monday in February. In addition, it is generally viewed as a day to celebrate all United States presidents.
We have listed some inspirational quotes from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, two of our most famous presidents and both who had February birthdays.

Quotes from Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

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Possible Kansas Deadlines For Court Decisions

Blog Post: Kansas Lawmaker Wants Deadlines On Courts Issuing Decisions
A Kansas lawmaker has offered a bill that would limit the time period in which most Kansas courts have to issue decisions in cases. This bill seemingly has problems with both enforcement and the separation of powers between the legislative and judicial branches of government.

A hearing on the bill is set for hearing before the Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee today.

Read more by Jeffrey Lapin on Lapin Law Offices website blog: Kansas Lawmaker Wants Deadlines On Courts Issuing Decisions

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FDA Wants 325mg Acetaminophen Limit

Acetaminophen and Caffeine Tablets, USP

On January 14, 2014, the FDA asked health care professionals to stop prescribing dosages of medication that exceed 325 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen and to help prevent, in most situations, a patient from receiving more.

Lapin Law Offices Blog Post: FDA Asks Doctors and Pharmacists To Limit Acetaminophen

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OfficeMax Letter Addressed to “Daughter Killed in Car Crash”

By: Jeffrey Lapin of Lapin Law Offices

OfficeMax sent a letter to Mike Seay, whose daughter had been killed in a car crash last year, with the second line: “Daughter Killed in Car Crash.”
OfficeMax Letter Address Block Addressed to "Daughter Killed in Car Crash"
OfficeMax has issued a press release, which states, in part:
This mailing is a result of a mailing list rented through a third-party provider. We have reached out to the third-party mailing list provider to research what happened. Based on a preliminary investigation today we believe this to be an inadvertent error; and we are continuing the investigation.
Besides being extremely cruel and reminding this family of their loss, this shows how much information retailers have about their customers. 
Two lessons from this very unfortunate incident: 
  1. To Consumers: Be careful what information you give out to companies. This information is likely being accumulated and sold.
  2. To Marketers: Watch out what you send to customers or potential customers.
Source: Nesita Kwan / NBC 5 Chicago: OfficeMax Sends Letter to “Daughter Killedin Car Crash

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Cell Phone Surveillance and Privacy Protections

Blog Post: Cell Phone Surveillance Costs Can Change Privacy Protections
A Yale study found that cell phone surveillance by law enforcement can cost as little as $.04 an hour. For manual surveillance, it could cost $250 an hour.
Decreasing costs of surveillance should trigger increased police surveillance under the Fourth Amendment otherwise there is too large of balance in favor of law enforcement over an individual’s privacy rights.
Read the full post by Jeffrey Lapin on Lapin Law Offices website: Cell Phone Surveillance Costs Can Change Privacy Protections

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Celebrating 5 Years – Lapin Law Offices

By: Jeffrey Lapin of Lapin Law Offices

Number 5 with Lapin Law Offices logo within

Celebrating 5 Years
Lapin Law Offices celebrated its 5th anniversary on December 15, 2013. Our focus, since the very beginning, has not wavered: representing injured, abused and disabled clients throughout Nebraska with caring, passion and dedication. We, collectively and individually, have had a number of highlights this year. We would like to thank everyone for helping us reach this anniversary. We also have a lot planned for 2014.

Celebrating 5 Years - Lapin Law Offices and Staff (Patrick Driver, Jill Tiinelly and Jeffrey Lapin)

Read the full post on Lapin Law Offices’ website Blog: Lapin Law Offices Turns 5

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Fonts and Driver Distraction

By: Jeffrey Lapin of Lapin Law Offices

Distracted driving is a national epidemic. It is causing more injuries and deaths every year.

Researchers have found that different fonts (typefaces) used in a vehicle, such as for the radio and navigation, can have an impact on driver attention. More specifically, certain fonts, such as Humanist, can lessen driver distraction than other types of fonts.

Milliseconds count when it comes to driver distraction. Vehicle “styling” should always be secondary to the prevention of crashes, injuries and death. Automakers should consider the font they use to help prevent driver distraction.

Read the full post on Lapin Law Offices website blog: Can A Font Decrease Driver Distraction? 

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