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First Data Selects IronKey to Help Clients Prevent Online Banking Fraud
MarketWatch (press release)August 1, 2011

"Online account takeovers and fraud are significant concerns for financial institutions today," said Cindi Lieblich, vice president of Product Development for First Data. "Because Internet banking fraud often starts with an attack on the account ...more »

Pottstown cites technical errors in seeking lawsuit dismissal
The MercuryAugust 2, 2011

The original suit noted that the borough adopted the Uniform Construction Code in April, 2004, but it failed to adopt another ordinance, under the newly adopted UCC, authorizing its code enforcement department to require inspections and cite those who ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Call for end to referral fees in car insurance personal injury claims
Taylor VintersAugust 26, 2011

UK insurers are calling on the government to take action over the spiralling costs of referral fees in personal injury claims following traffic accidents. According to insurer Axa, up to half of all premium increases for UK motorists over the last year ...more »

California Personal Injury Attorney Takes on Court Underfunding in The Recorder
U.S. Politics TodayAugust 28, 2011

As long as money exists that can be used to administer justice, the San Francisco personal injury attorney sees no reason to close the door on the court system for those seeking a legal resolution. In fact, he argues, limiting access to the courts may ...more »

Car Accidents
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Comparative Negligence
PropertyCasualty360August 31, 2011

A variety of factors contribute to fatal auto accidents—many of which are from the deadly everyday maneuvers that drivers perform, like turning a corner or changing lanes. In the cases that involve more than one vehicle, it may seem easy to point ...more »

District Court Judge Allows BP Oil Spill Victims to Seek Punitive Damages ...
InjuryBoard.comAugust 29, 2011

The Jones Act, a federal statute that applies to seamen in personal injury and wrongful death claims, has been interpreted not to allow for the recovery of punitive damages. Similarly, the Death on the High Seas Act, has been interpreted as precluding ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Illinois Mom Kimberly Garrity Wins 'Bad Mom' Case Over Her Kids
ABC NewsAugust 30, 2011

Bruce Ottley, a law professor at DePaul University and author of Illinois Tort Law, said the circuit court which first heard the case was right in throwing it out. "Illinois law is so clear on this. You have to prove extreme and outrageous conduct and ...more »

Defective Products
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PETNet to Track Bad Pet Food
Food Safety NewsAugust 3, 2011

... Food and Drug Administration and its federal and state health partners decided they needed improved vigilance in watching for defective products, and to communicate more effectively during outbreaks of foodborne illness affecting companion animals. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Nurse breaks down during Olesky wrongful death trial; surgeon's drinking ...
Naples Daily NewsAugust 31, 2011

“I left the room and I was crying,” Murphy told jurors the seventh day of Olesky's wrongful death trial. “I went to the waiting area, where the family was, and I said, they're working on her, she's a strong woman ... she's going to make it. ...more »


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