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Professionals: Key deals
Manchester Evening NewsDecember 1, 2011

The Manchester office was well-placed to advise, given its growing international strength and expertise.” *Martin Davies, a commercial property partner at Manchester law firm Kuits, advised graduate recruitment business Inspiring Interns on the lease...more »

A passionate voice for animals
Northern Rivers EchoDecember 1, 2011

"I think the extent of coverage is why I was shortlisted - it generated a lot of interest on the internet and went viral globally, and the animal law people involved were contacted by people from all over the world." She said she had never known about ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Fort Wayne police respond to injury accident on Hillegas and Bass Wednesday ...
WANEDecember 7, 2011

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne police responded to a personal injury accident Wednesday morning. Dispatch told us it happened just before 8:00 am on Hillegas and Bass Roads. The crash caused traffic to be backed up during the morning commute. ...more »

DeKalb, Texas, Lawsuit Against GM Highlights Auto Safety Standards
EIN News (press release)December 11, 2011

A recent personal injury lawsuit filed by DeKalb, Texas, resident Regina Matthews accused General Motors of negligently designing, manufacturing, assembling, marketing and testing their 2004 Chevrolet Venture minivans. ...more »

Car Accidents
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Jurors to decide if girl's death resulted from crime or accident in Matthew ...
Kansas.comDecember 1, 2011

Noel's defense said it does not, and that the Clearwater girl died in a tragic accident, not a criminal act. Kansas law says “Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless ...more »

Intentional Torts
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rivacy Implications of Social Media, Remarks of FTC Commissioner Julie Brill ...
Insurance News Net (press release)December 10, 2011

His famous law review article, "The Right to Privacy" successfully advocated for the creation of a tort for breach of privacy.1 Its focal point was the then-revolutionary phenomenon of "snapshot photography" with light, mobile cameras, which allowed ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Laura's Law goes into effect Thursday
WSOC CharlotteDecember 1, 2011

CHARLOTTE, NC -- A Gaston County teen killed in a drunken driving accident is honored by a law named for her that goes into effect Thursday. Laura's Law is named for 17-year-old Laura Fortenberry, who died in July 2010. Authorities said Howard Pasour, ...more »

Defective Products
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GOP bill would increase congressional powers
CBS NewsDecember 8, 2011

Democrats contend Republicans would use the authority to jeopardize Americans' health care, workplace and food safety, and protection from defective products, among other things. Republicans say the shift from unelected regulators to elected lawmakers ...more »

Toxic Torts
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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 »

New York Attorney Erin M. Hargis Joins Suffolk County Law Firm, Rosenberg ...
PR Web (press release)December 6, 2011

The firm offers legal services for victims of serious personal injury, including car, truck, motorcycle and construction site accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. The firm's attorneys have achieved recognition as Top Trial Lawyers...more »

Wrongful Death
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We Must Insist on Accountability for Wrongful Convictions
Huffington PostDecember 1, 2011

Former death row inmate Randy Steidl, sentenced to die for the 1986 murders of Dyke and Karen Rhodes in Paris, Ill., and released from prison seven years ago amid questions of his innocence and possible improprieties by law enforcement, ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Food-Borne Illness Outbreak at Greysolon Ballroom
Northland's NewsCenterDecember 10, 2011

"We typically see more food–borne illnesses during the late fall, winter months. So we have seen more norovirus activity out in the communities. This is a good opportunity to remind people how important hand washing is," said Amy Westbrook of the ...more »

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