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Md. lawmakers oppose continued federal pay freeze
Baltimore Sun (blog)December 1, 2011

Several public employee unions who have members in Maryland agreed. “We made our sacrifice,” Jacqueline Simon, policy director for the American Federation of Government Employees, said in an interview, referring to the current pay freeze. ...more »

EPA Proposes Stricter Rules For Ship Ballast Water
SalonDecember 1, 2011

The agency took over the pension plans in 2004 and 2005 after United filed for bankruptcy court protection in December 2002. When the PBGC takes over plans, it pays promised benefits to retirees up to certain limits. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Defective Truck Part Kills Young Teacher Says Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer
Law Firm Newswire (press release)December 15, 2011

“Typically, cases like this will have insurance companies involved and insurance policies in place that cover accidents like this. Once the at-fault party is identified, liability is no longer the issue, the insurance money on the table is,” stated ...more »

The City of Unbrotherly Torts
Wall Street JournalDecember 2, 2011

Philadelphia plaintiffs are less likely to settle than plaintiffs elsewhere and show a marked preference for jury trials, according to a report for the International Center for Law and Economics by Joshua Wright based on data from Administrative Office ...more »

Car Accidents
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Speeding, drunk driving main causes of road accidents
The Daily StarDecember 3, 2011

By Marie Dhumieres BEIRUT: Most serious road accidents are caused by speeding and drunk driving, according to the head of the Traffic Experts' Association, Najib Shoufani, who told The Daily Star that police need to enforce traffic laws if accidents ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Negligence and Motor Vehicle Accidents in New Jersey
DigitalJournal.com (press release)December 22, 2011

Under New Jersey law, the right to sue for certain types of damages is limited by what type of tort option coverage a person chooses to purchase. The two options are a limitation on lawsuit (also called a verbal threshold) option and no limitation on ...more »

Mass Accidents
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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Law enforcement seeking Selin
Algona Upper Des MoinesDecember 2, 2011

Jonathan Selin accused of leaving the scene in an accident by stealing a witnesses vehicle. Area law enforcement are seeking Jonathan Theodore Selin, 47, after Selin was involved in a car crash and subsequent automobile theft on Thursday, Dec. 1. ...more »

Defective Products
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The Ford Motor Company Joins TyreSafe
PRundergroundDecember 6, 2011

... vast amounts of money developing new technology each year to make their vehicles and products safer to users. TyreSafe is the largest tyre safety organisation in the UK and dedicates its resources to raising awareness of defective or illegal tyres. ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Milton Hershey School speaks to CBS 21 regarding lawsuit
CBS 21December 1, 2011

The School was created pursuant to a Deed of Trust established by Milton and Catherine Hershey for the purpose of educating children from families of low income, limited resources and social need. In accordance with its governing Trust documents, ...more »

Special interests collide in battle to overhaul Florida's no-fault auto insurance
Orlando SentinelDecember 10, 2011

Florida's personal-injury protection (PIP) auto-insurance law is under assault from Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Gov. Rick Scott and lawmakers who argue the state's unique no-fault insurance environment is plagued by staged accidents ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Federal magistrate: $20M wrongful death lawsuit should be dismissed
Sandusky RegisterDecember 9, 2011

US District Court magistrate James Knepp has recommended that a federal judge dismiss a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Bryan Jones, who Sandusky County deputies shot and killed last year. Jones' parents are suing the county ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Don't slip on food safety
The PackerDecember 5, 2011

It isn't right, but it's reality: A fresh produce-related product recall or outbreak of foodborne illness related to a fresh fruit or vegetable not only damages sales of the affected product but also related products ... and possibly even some in other ...more »

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