Next week will mark eight months since claims payments through the Deepwater Horizon Settlement’s Business Economic Loss program were halted due to an October 2013 Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in which Judge Barbier was instructed to craft a “narrowly-tailored injunction” that subsequently stopped payouts.

According to the Highway Safety Act of 1970, motor vehicle manufacturers must report a safety-related defect to the NHTSA—as well as to owners, purchasers and dealers—within five working days of noticing the issue. GM took more than a decade.

As a veteran to Myrtle Beach Bike Week, attorney Kevin Dean offers some thoughts to keep in mind and share with friends coming down for the first time.

I have told my daughter over and over how important it is to own her mistakes and take responsibility for her actions. It takes great character to admit when you are wrong and to make something right. A coward can point fingers and play the blame game all day long; a leader takes ownership.