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Continued Objections to Asheville River Arts District Proposals

As the City of Asheville moves forward with the 2.2-mile River Arts District Transportation Improvement Plan (RADTIP) along Riverside Drive, the city also continues to hear from angry citizens who also oppose the proposed River Arts District Form-Based Code. Thus far, the City of Asheville presses ahead with it’s attempt at gentrification of this historic …

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House Bill Threatens Roadway Safety

Earlier this month, Representative Reid J. Ribble of Wisconsin introduced a bill called “Safe, Flexible, and Efficient Trucking Act of 2015” (H.R. 3488). HensonFuerst Attorneys has always stood up for truckers, who are often unfairly maligned, and for greater safety of our roadways. If this bill passes, it will hurt everyone. It will put bigger, …

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GM Agrees to Pay $900 Million for Faulty Ignition Switches

Car maker General Motors has agreed to pay $900 million for sitting on information and failing to tell regulators about a faulty ignition switch. The defect is believed to be linked to more than 124 deaths. This settles litigation by families of the victims. And by admitting criminal wrongdoing, it also settles a criminal investigation …

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Another $100-Million Medical Mesh Settlement

A Delaware jury has ordered Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a woman injured by transvaginal mesh, Reuters reported yesterday. The woman was awarded $25 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages due to multiple surgeries and ongoing pain after she had the mesh implanted to help treat her pelvic organ prolapse and …

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