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  • 05 Feb 2019

    Happy Birthday Rosa Parks!

    We hope that you join the us in wishing Ms. Rosa Parks a very happy birthday and celebrate Rosa Parks Day. On December 1, 1955, a bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama told Rosa Parks and everyone in her row to move to the back of the city bus to make room for a white man. While the other black riders in her row moved back, Parks refused, and was arrested for failing to obey the driver's seat assignments. She was found guilty and fined $10.00 plus court costs of $4.00. This small act of nonviolent protest took tremendous courage in the segregated 1950's and led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Boycott is considered a major event in the Civil Rights Movement, involving many of the influential leaders of the Movement, including Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Abernathy. The 381 day boycott nearly bankrupted the bus company and demonstrated the […]
  • 26 Apr 2018

    Matthew Nagel – 2018 AV Preeminent Lawyer

    Martindale-Hubbell® named Matthew Nagel as an AV Preeminent Lawyer for 2018. Martindale-Hubbell in an independent legal director that ranks lawyers in a number of categories. An AV Rating is considered the gold standard for the best attorneys across the country. AV Rated lawyers, like BiState Law Center's Matthew Nagel, are rated by their peers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards. AV Preeminent Attorneys are an elite group; only approximately 10 percent of all attorneys hold an AV Preeminent Rating.   This is the 2nd year that Martindale-Hubbell recognized Matthew Nagel as an AV Preeminated Lawyer. Upon learning of his AV Preeminent Lawyer status, Matthew Nagel said, "I am flattered and grateful for this recognition. Only a few lawyers become AV Preeminent, and the fact that the award is based upon the reviews of other lawyers in our community means a great deal. Ultimately, the job comes down to helping people and […]
  • 19 Apr 2018

    What is Negligent Entrustment?

    Negligent Entrustment is a type of legal claim brought by an injured party against a vehicle owner, even though someone else was driving the vehicle. An example of negligent entrustment will help. Bob owns a 2017 Dodge Avenger. He lets Jim borrow the Avenger for the day, even though Bob knows Jim does not have a driver’s license. While driving the Avenger, Jim causes a crash and severely injures Jill. Jill now has a claim against Jim for negligence and a claim against Bob for negligent entrustment. If forced to, Jill and her lawyers can file a single lawsuit against both Bob and Jim to compensate her for the harms and losses she suffered from the crash. What Is Required In A Negligent Entrustment Claim? In a car crash claim, an injured person must prove two things to win a negligent entrustment claim: 1. Did the vehicle owner entrust an unfit person to drive the […]