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Attorneys Author Trucking Articles for DRI

01/04/2016

Matt Hefflefinger, Andrew Bell and Brad Keller recently authored trucking litigation articles for DRI (the Defense Research Institute) publications. Matt authored "Dakter v. Cavallino: An Anomaly or the New Normal?" for DRI's For The Defense magazine. The article discusses a recent decision from the Supreme Court of Wisconsin that raises the issue of whether instructions can be given asking a jury to hold a truck driver to a higher standard of care than other motorists.

Andrew and Brad authored an article for DRI's In Transit – DRI's Trucking Law Committee newsletter – entitled "The Truck Driver: Keeping Your Most Important Witness Engaged." This article discusses the importance of appropriately counseling the truck driver during the entire lifespan of a trucking case. The authors conclude with the reminder, "In the end, it is up to you, as defense counsel, to forge a positive relationship with the truck driver. Developing a teamwork approach early will create the greatest opportunity of achieving the best outcome."