Chicago Daily Law Bulletin January 30, 2013
By Colin H. Dunn
January 23, 2013
An all-star cast of Chicago legal luminaries will be taking part in the "re-trial" of Socrates, the Greek philosopher who was tried and convicted in Athens on corrupting youth thousands of years ago.
January 23, 2013
Clifford Law Offices, a nationally renown personal injury and wrongful death law firm, is once again sponsoring a two-hour free webinar that provides professional responsibility credit.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a rule for pilots that would ban use of electronics while working. The proposed rule would prohibit flight crew members from using a personal wireless communications device or laptop computer for personal use "while at their duty station on the flight deck while the aircraft is being operated." As reported in the Federal Register, the rule "is intended to ensure that certain non-essential activities do not contribute to the challenge of task management on the flight deck or a loss of situational awareness due to attention to non-essential tasks." It refers to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 that was enacted a year ago by Congress on the prohibition of the personal use of electronic devices on the flight deck which address the issue of "a breakdown of sterile cockpit discipline." The Federal Register refers to some high profile incidents including a 150-mile fly-by of a destination while two pilots were using their personal laptops during a cruise flight. Because of these and other pilots losing "situational awareness," the FAA indicated in the Federal Register that this can lead to a "breakdown in task management." Important tasks such as "missing information from one source when concentrating on another, altitude or course deviations, dominance of visual cues to the extent that pilots many not hear certain aural warnings, misinterpreting ATC instructions, or experiencing task overload" all come into play. Comments from the public on the proposed rule can be made by visiting here.
January 15, 2013
Sean P. Driscoll, attorney at Clifford Law Offices, will be speaking at the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) webinar on "How to Succeed as a New Lawyer.
Other Clifford Lawyers in Chicago Also Named
Super Lawyers, a highly respected organization that recognizes top lawyers in Chicago and in various states, has named Robert Clifford the number one lawyer in all of Illinois.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials held a press conference Friday (1/11/2013) in Washington, D.C., where they explained the comprehensive review that was ordered of the Boeing 787 aircraft. Following a week of more problems for what has been called the next generation airplane, experts and analysts speculated on what the high priority review of the 787 design and assembly, particularly the electrical system, means. Wall Street Journal reporter Andy Pasztor told PBS New Hour Friday that the FAA's move was "extremely unusual" and perhaps even "unprecedented in reacting to public pressure and public concerns. He said it is "extremely significant" for Boeing as well. Despite the FAA certifying the aircraft for flying and some 50 Dreamliners currently in use with orders for another 800 over the next several years, the review serves as a "wake up" call for the company. Pasztor explained how the aircraft is the first one that is run electrically with parts that are manufactured around the globe then brought together and assembled at Boeing. He said that making sure that all of the parts then fit together exactly as specified, involving different entities under different roofs in Boeing's effort to save time and money, remains to be seen. He said ceding the far-flung network of subcontractors to provide parts and subsystems in a highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art airplane will be a "big test case" that the industry will be examining. Pasztor estimated that the review will take not less than several months, although the FAA has not given a timeline. To view the interview with PBS reporter Margaret Warner, visit here.
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