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Editorial: Heavier, but not therapeutic
Jakarta PostAugust 1, 2011

The Supreme Court panel of justices — Krisna Harahap, Artidjo Alkostar and Syamsul Rakan Chaniago — were right to insist on sentencing Gayus more heavily because tax crime is a burden on the state. “The defendant is a tax officer. ...more »

Sentence of Metro East lawyer may be reduced
STLtoday.comAugust 1, 2011

Appeals court rules it was double jeopardy to charge Gary Peel with both bankruptcy fraud and obstruction of justice. EAST ST. LOUIS • A federal appeals court has reversed part of a former Madison County lawyer's prison sentence for blackmailing his ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Car Insurance Rates Addresses Florida Personal Injury Protection
Online PR News (press release)August 29, 2011

In its latest opinion editorial piece, Car Insurance Rates supports Florida lawmakers' reconsideration of the state's PIP (personal injury protection) requirement as part of its no-fault system that has ended up costing drivers money. ...more »

Infamous Hot Coffee Case Not a Laughing Matter Says Austin Personal Injury Lawyer
Law Firm Newswire (press release)August 23, 2011

Its message is loud and clear; that this personal injury case (along with the others in the short documentary) are not taken to court for the fun of it. They are taken to a jury because the victim has suffered untold agony, injury and loss and the ...more »

Wastewater lawsuit to proceed
Delmarva NowAugust 18, 2011

Chris Hassal, the attorney for O'Brien & Gere, argued the facts alleged in the pleadings are not legally sufficient to allow the fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation and tort -- or personal injury -- claim to proceed against his ...more »

Intentional Torts
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No Predicting 'Common Sense' Court Open to Dissenting Voices
New York Law JournalAugust 17, 2011

"As a criminal defense lawyer and a constitutional lawyer, I don't have that same kind of robust feeling about how my kind of issues are going to be embraced by this Court," Mr. Cambria said. Experts say one advantage of strong dissents is that they ...more »

Toxic Torts
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PALUCH v. SECRETARY PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Leagle.comAugust 22, 2011

... action under 42 USC § 1983, alleging that various DOC and SCI-Huntingdon employees violated his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution, and various state tort laws. ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Lessons from tainted peanut butter outbreak apply today
USA TodayAugust 20, 2011

A look back at the tainted-peanut butter salmonella outbreak of 2008-2009 is giving scientists valuable lessons on how to minimize deadly onslaughts of foodborne illness in the future. Tainted peanuts and peanut butter ...more »

Wrongful Death
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First lawsuits filed over deadly Indiana fair collapse
ReutersAugust 21, 2011

By Susan Guyett INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - The first wrongful death lawsuits have been filed as a result of the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis last week which killed six and injured more than 40 others, lawyers said on ...more »

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