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Resnick & Louis, P.C. – Attorneys at Law

Resnick & Louis, P.C. was founded in 2012 by Mitchell J. Resnick and Lena M. Louis, both of whom are highly respected attorneys in the legal and business communities, with over 40 years of collective experience. Together they have developed a team of diverse and experienced attorneys who are licensed to represent clients in various jurisdictions.

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Miami Attorney Alyssa Cina Volunteers for United Way

The past several months Alyssa has been a sponsored member of the United Way both the Women United and Young Leaders groups. Check them out here! She is now the Chair of their new Philanthropy Committee. Alyssa has been volunteering her time in Miami with several charity organizations including United Way, Young Leaders and Little Lighthouse Foundation.

CLM Alliance

Tamer Botros in our Las Vegas office will be speaking at the CLM Alliance (Claims and Litigation Management Alliance) on September 19th from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm: Self Driving to Distraction: Case Studies Involving Autonomous Vehicles

Resnick & Louis, P.C.’s Transportation Law Division Announces Hire of Experienced Attorney Tamer Botros

(LAS VEGAS, Nev.) – Scottsdale based Resnick & Louis, P.C. is recognized for excellence across its 16 domestic offices within the United States, and one international office located in London. Amongst other practices of law, the firm has a pristine reputation in the field of Transportation Law. Resnick & Louis, P.C. consistently achieves the utmost favorable outcomes for their clients, ranging from local, regional, and national level transportation companies. Resnick & Louis, P.C. is pleased to announce the hire of Attorney Tamer Botros, who will bring extensive expertise and experience to the Las Vegas office’s Transportation division. “I am thrilled to be joining the Resnick & Louis team and excited to see how my background in transportation will add to the firm,” said Botros. “My practice will be focused primarily on the needs of the firm’s transportation clients.” Botros comes to the firm with valuable experience in often complex and high exposure matters of Transportation Law, previously acting as the Senior Litigation Counsel for Clark County’s second largest taxicab company, Yellow Checker Star Transportation (YCS). Botros’ proven ability to handle multifaceted legal matters comes from his time served defending YCS in a variety of high-stakes cases, including the civil conspiracy case involving allegations of diversion by taxicab drivers filed by two gentlemen’s clubs in Las Vegas. He also defended YCS in as the largest class action lawsuit in the state of Nevada’s history, which involved over 7000 taxicab drivers. In addition to representing YCS in civil litigation matters before state and federal court, in appellate matters before the Nevada Supreme Court, and before alternate resolution forums, Botros also spearheaded the effort to bring awareness to the “McHaffie rule,” regarding corporations defending claims of negligent employment practices. Through his efforts, Botros successfully became the first Nevada attorney to have a Clark […]

Emily Dotson to Speak at CLM: Construction Conference

Emily K. Dotson will be speaking on September 27th at the CLM Construction Conference in Chicago, IL with William Noonan from Alliant Construction Services Group, Caryn Siebert from Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. and Stephen Kleps with Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Session 4 – National – Which End of Your Building is Sinking: Examining Front End vs. Back End Risk Speakers: Emily Dotson, Resnick & Louis, P.C. Stephen Kleps, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. William Noonan, Willis Towers Watson Caryn Siebert, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. September 27, 2018 4:00 PM The panel will present recent examples of construction claims arising from work on adjacent properties. The multi disciplinary panel (expert, attorney, adjuster) will discuss claims from their various perspectives and actively engage the audience or “collective experience” of audience members. Topics will include claims related to various construction activities as including under pining, shoring, dewatering, and other geotechnical and construction related mitigation activities. What can be done to mitigate construction risks on the front end and how to determine causation, mitigation, and risk management during the claims process when something goes wrong. Takeaways: -Understanding the duties and obligations by those involved with the project and who may have documents necessary to understand liability. -Underlying investigating of insuring that your insured has appropriate insurance and document the project, what you need for your claims file in relation to sink holes. -How to best use construction consultants to evaluate valuation of losses and third-party repair plans

Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)– The deadline is coming…

Trucking Company Mandate as of December 18th, 2017 Drivers who are now required to use paper logs – records of duty status (RODS) -because they operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce motor vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds, or who carry haz-mat—need to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) in their vehicles, unless they meet one of the exemptions. This applies to commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as defined by Part 49 CFR 390.5 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and drivers who are subject to the requirements of Part 49 CFR 395. Drivers who are exempt from using ELDs include: 1) drivers who operate within the 100-air-mile exemption; 2) non-CDL drivers operating within 150 air miles of their home base; 3) drivers in driveaway operations; 4) drivers operating vehicles with engines manufactured before the year 2000; and 5) drivers who use paper logs for not more than 8 days in a 30-day period The Case of ELD v. ABORD Soon to be a major motion picture coming to a theatre near you, we can expect to see litigation over just what is an ELD. An ELD is essentially the same as an ABORD, but to qualify as an ELD, the device must meet the minimum technical standards, be certified as well as registered with the FMCSA. The ELD must be synchronized with the ECM so that vehicle operations can be recorded, such as drive time and the ELD must put out standardized data for the benefit of enforcement officers. Manual overrides are allowed for special circumstances. The Enforcement Cases… The ELD Rule was adopted to increase the use of AOBRDs to promote safety and reduce the paperwork burden for motor carriers and drivers as well as transportation law enforcement officers. As with every lock, where there’s a pick waiting […]