SENSELESS | Bicycling Magazine

Bicycling magazine provides a special online version of Senseless, an in-depth look at the state of bicycling helmet technology.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

This is a very in-depth article from this month’s Bicycling Magazine about the state of bike helmets and the safety (or lack thereof) that headgear provides in a bike accident.  There is also a great infographic (see above) about how to diagnose the severity of a brain injury following a bike accident.  I would highly recommend this article to any and all bike riders (young and old) and especially parents who are trying to buy helmets for their children!

See on www.bicycling.com

Ex-priest named in 1st lawsuit under new Minn. law

According to Anderson, the lawsuit was the first filed in Minnesota under a law approved this year by the state Legislature and signed last week by Gov.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

As an attorney who represents victims of sexual abuse in California, I am glad to see other state legislatures enact extended statutes of limitations for the filing of sexual abuse lawsuits.  Sex abuse against children is reprehensible and the victims oftentimes do not come forward until their adult years.  Allowing for an extended time deadline to file a claim serves the ends of justice for these victims.

See on www.sfgate.com

Glimmer of hope for besieged California courts system – California – fresnobee.com

A glimmer of hope has emerged for California’s financially besieged court system with two legislative committees recommending restoration of $100 million in budget cuts to trial courts across the state.

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

Great to see some hope that the California legislature will restore some of the major funding that has been cut from the court system in the last few years.  As a California attorney, I know that it is impossible to conduct a working democracy without the free access of the citizens of the Golden State to the civil justice system.

See on www.fresnobee.com