LEGAL CONNECTION NEWSLETTER

December 2019 - Issue 16
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Rule Requiring Immigrants Have Health Insurance Put on Hold

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on Saturday preventing a Trump administration policy requiring immigrants have health care insurance from taking effect last month.  President Trump issued a proclamation last month that, when in effect, would prevent immigrant visas from being issued to immigrants who could not prove they have health insurance coverage or the ability to pay for "reasonably foreseeable medical costs".
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Uber Self-Driving Cars were Not Programmed to Stop for Jaywalkers

When an Uber autonomous vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last year, a debate over the safety of the driver-less cars erupted.  As reported at the time, the circumstances of the collision were unusual, leading to questions about the ability of self-driving cars to identify unexpected obstacles and situations.  In the Tempe incident, it turns out that the self-driving vehicle didn't have a problem identifying the pedestrian, and even identified that an emergency braking maneuver should have been used before the collision.  Emergency braking maneuvers, however, were disabled.
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Retaliation for Submitting a Workers' Comp Claim

When workers suffer injury on the job, it's important to seek immediate medical attention and report the incident to a supervisor or management.  Injured workers are eligible for workers' compensation benefits regardless of who is at fault for the injury.  If any worker is afraid of reporting an injury because of a fear that management will issue punishment for the injury, he or she shouldn't be.  It is strictly illegal for any employer to retaliate against or punish a worker who becomes injured on the job.
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How do Traffic Jams Form?

If you've ever driven on the freeways of Southern California, you've almost certainly experienced a phantom traffic jam.  Sure, the traffic jam itself is real, but the cause of the slowdown seems to be an absolute mystery.  The backup disappears with no evidence of a collision, no tow truck, no vehicle with a flat tire, no highway patrol, no ladder in lanes, just nothing.  You may have briefly wondered what caused the mystery backup after arriving five minutes late to your destination, but probably forgot all about it ever happening immediately after.
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Making a false or fraudulent workers’ compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.