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DePaul University's 2nd Annual Pre-Law Reception

DePaul University's Pre-Law Club (DUPLC) will be hosting their 2nd annual reception on Thursday, April 6th at DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus in the Cortelyou Commons Main Hall, located at 2324 N. Fremont St. Chicago, IL 60614. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the event will run from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM.

Uber ends self-driving car test after violating state laws and driving unsafely

Many believe that self-driving cars will take over American roads in the very near future. If these changes are to happen, however, automotive companies and government regulators must work closely to ensure the rollout of these vehicles is as safe as possible.

The initial signs are not encouraging. Too often, self-driving car companies test their vehicles on American roads without seeking permission from the government agency. Uber, the transportation company, is the most recent company to flout the law.

On December 14, the New York Times and other news outlets reported how Uber introduced a fleet of 16 driverless cars to San Francisco roads without seeking permission from state authorities. The California Department of Motor Vehicles provides that companies that test self-driving vehicles must take the following steps:

  • Apply for and receive a permit
  • Show proof of financial responsibility
  • Acknowledge any accidents, as well as when it was necessary for a human driver to take the wheel

Uber reportedly never applied for permits from the state of California. Its defense was that these vehicles were not self-driving, since each vehicle had a driver onboard who could take control of the vehicle at any moment. California's Department of Motor Vehicles reportedly rejected this argument and it was reported that the California DMV revoked the registrations of these vehicles after one week.

Keith Hebeisen Part of Plaintiff's Trial Team at the ABOTA Masters in Trial Program

Keith A. Hebeisen, partner at Clifford Law Offices, is part of the Masters in Trial Plaintiffs' Team that will be featuring an all-day mock medical malpractice trial in Chicago sponsored by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Chicago Cubs was Special Guest for Chicago Bar Association Event

Mike Lufrano, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Chicago Cubs, was the special guest for The Chicago Bar Association's "Someone You Should Know" series Thursday, January 19th, from 8 a.m. -9 a.m. at the Standard Club.

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