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March 2017 Archives

Is your CDL at risk due to criminal charges in Tennessee?

If you make a living operating a hazmat vehicle or some other type of commercial truck in Tennessee, you're likely aware that you're bound to stringent safety standards. Any type of traffic violation or criminal charges while driving can place your commercial driver's license at risk. Many people depend on their CDLs to make ends meet and provide for their families, so incurring a license suspension or losing a job can be devastating.

Are terminally ill people being forced to wait too long for SSDI benefits?

Back in January, our blog discussed how the Social Security Administration has created the Compassionate Allowances initiative in recognition of the fact that some applicants for disability benefits are suffering from conditions that are so grave that they will very clearly have no problem satisfying the agency's criteria for assistance.

Is it time to revisit how the state treats juveniles given life sentences?

Without question, one of the more controversial issues in the area of criminal law is juvenile sentencing, particularly the appropriateness of sentencing people to life in prison for crimes committed while they were teens, a timeframe in which research has long shown that the human brain is still developing.   

A closer look at how the SSA determines disability - III

In a series of ongoing posts, we've been discussing how those who've suffered some type of life-altering injury or been diagnosed with a serious illness that has left them unable to work understandably become anxious about their ability to make ends meet going forward.

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