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EPA proposes stricter rules for ship ballast water
Wall Street JournalDecember 1, 2011

The EPA's draft permit lays out rules similar to those recommended by the International Maritime Organization in 2004, which shipping industry groups have said are achievable. But environmental groups and some states contend those standards are ...more »

Defense attorney expects homicide charges soon against the Millerbergs
StandardNetDecember 1, 2011

OGDEN -- Homicide charges are expected soon against Eric and Dea Millerberg in the death of Alexis Rasmussen, Dea Millerberg's attorney said today. " 'Soon' is all we're hearing," public defender Mike Bouwhuis said, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Obtaining medical records in a personal injury case
Lawdit Commercial SolicitorsDecember 7, 2011

The Data Protection Act 1988 allows living individuals to obtain their personal health records. The Access to Health Records 1990 governs access to the health records of the deceased. Usually a claim will be above £10000.00 before medical records are ...more »

Cheshire worker narrowly avoids losing arm in workplace accident
The Co-operativeDecember 6, 2011

A Cheshire factory worker has narrowly avoided a more serious personal injury after his arm was dragged into a conveyor belt at the Amcol Minerals Europe plant in Winsford. The 56-year-old suffered a broken elbow, crushing injuries to his hand and ...more »

Car Accidents
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Jury awards $14 million in Pennsbury bus accident
phillyBurbs.comDecember 6, 2011

Pennsbury accepted legal responsibility for the bus accident the day before the trial started, blaming the accident on driver error, what investigations by the Falls police and the National Transportation and Safety Board also concluded. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Presumption-of-Adequacy Defense Is Clarified and Reinforced
JD Supra (press release)December 20, 2011

Nevertheless, Bailey does not signal an end of all pharmaceutical products liability litigation in New Jersey. The court went to great lengths to distinguish the case from McDarby, noting that the FDA had been actively involved in the labeling and ...more »

Mass Accidents
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New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Condemns Hate ...
U.S. Politics TodayDecember 1, 2011

For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including scaffolding accidents and ladder falls. ...more »

Defective Products
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Crumley Roberts Law Firm Names Brian L. Kinsley, Practice Group Leader for ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 7, 2011

Prior to joining Crumley Roberts in 2009, he worked on national cases involving drug and product liability for breast implants, Fen-Phen, vaccines and other defective products. Kinsley added: "I am happy for this new opportunity and for the ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Kolkata fire: Knee-jerk reactions stifling due process of law
Times of IndiaDecember 11, 2011

Look at it another way, how will the law treat a similar incident in a Government hospital? Will the Chief Medical Office, Health Secretary or Health Minister be arrested? In the Managalore Air India crash, or Jnaneswari Express train accident, ...more »

Levin and Perconti Named Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year – USA by Lawyer ...
Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog (blog)December 3, 2011

Our team of Chicago injury attorneys are proud to announce that we were recently named the Personal Injury Law Firm of the year in the United State by Lawyer Monthly—an international legal publication. The honor was part of the Lawyer Monthly Legal ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Parents of woman who OD'd in Busch mansion want to join lawsuit
STLtoday.comDecember 8, 2011

LOUIS • Lawyers representing the parents of a woman who died of a drug overdose at the mansion of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch IV asked a Missouri appellate court panel here Wednesday to add them as formal plaintiffs in a wrongful-death...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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CDC Says Romaine Likely Cause of St. Louis Outbreak
Food Safety NewsDecember 8, 2011

She explained that it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause of foodborne illness, especially when the apparent source is perishable fresh produce: "The food that caused the outbreak is identified in less than 50 percent of the foodborne outbreaks, ...more »

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