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Unrepaired Vehicle Recalls

by Matthew Dolman

Matthew Dolman

With a slew of motor vehicle recalls, often times that leads the public to become numb to the issues at hand. NHTSA estimates that only about 70 percent of vehicles that are recalled ever get the necessary repairs.
Major automobile companies such as Volkswagen and General Motors are held under much scrutiny when it is found that not only have their products failed the consumer but also, these companies knew about said problems before putting them into the market.

Tracking Hackers: an inexact science

Recently, there have been claims that the people who hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC) have been traced back to Russia. Tracing hackers after the fact is usually an inexact science.

Typically, people who are attacking a system, go through a number of intermediate machines. The logs and tracking information on these machines are then wiped, leaving an approximation as to which incoming connection accessed which outgoing connection.

Job creation incentive agreements approved

Addressing the Board of County Commissioners at the Aug. 9, 2016 meeting, Economic Development Manager Valerie Pianta stated that while the Office of Economic Development is always recruiting new businesses, their top priority is serving the needs of the businesses already in the county. She discussed job creation incentive agreements for companies increasing their workforce. For each new full time employee, the County pays a one-time incentive of $3,000 to the company when the County receives documentation of the jobs and wages.

PIP payments are exhausted - what do I do next?

by Matthew Dolman

Matthew Dolman is a civil trial lawyer and managing partner of the Dolman Law Group, with offices in Clearwater, New Port Richey and St. Petersburg.

Matthew Dolman is a civil trial lawyer and managing partner of the Dolman Law Group, with offices in Clearwater, New Port Richey and St. Petersburg.

Numerous times a week I speak to medical billing managers and physicians who will say to me, “I stopped billing, because benefits were exhausted”. So what does it truly mean to have “benefits exhausted”?

Fish, Glorious Fish!

Fresh seafood experts Kendra Goodchild and Stephen Jean-Claude show off a whole grouper at Whitney and Son Seafoods retail market store. Photos by Sue Quigley

Local fishmonger Whitney and Son Seafoods specialize in sustainable wild-caught fish and shellfish.

Hello there; welcome,” said this cheery voice at the retail store of Whitney and Son Seafoods recently.

“Are you looking for a nice piece of fish for your supper tonight,” asked Kendra Goodchild from behind a display cabinet just bursting with fresh sea fare.

The cheery welcome was from Kendra Goodchild, 38, a fresh seafood expert who has worked at Whitney and Son Seafoods for several years.

Tech Talk: The Web's early milestones

Rocco Maglio is a software engineer with over 23 years of experience. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

First website

The Web just turned 25 years old. The first website was created at CERN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland by British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee on Aug. 6, 1991. The original site Berners-Lee created is still available at http://info.cern.ch/. Berners-Lee is not only credited with creating the first website, but also the first web browser and web server.

Legally Speaking: If you’ve been bitten by a neighbor’s dog...

Dogs are often considered to be members of the family. They are lovable and can be loyal to a fault, but they can also be unpredictable. Even the friendliest dog can bite a human being if it is provoked, frightened, or suffering from a neurological condition. These bites might come as a shock, but can also lead to serious injuries for the human victim. Sometimes, the resulting injuries are permanent.

When a dog bites a person, the victim’s first question is often who is liable for the bite.

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