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Law Enforcement Blotter 11/30
Brownwood News (blog)December 1, 2011

The suspect vehicle then left the scene without trying to contact either owner of the unoccupied parked cars, the report states. While investigating the accident, parts including its license plate broke off of the suspect vehicle during the accident...more »

Beebe supports prison director, suspension
Arkansas NewsDecember 1, 2011

Of the 13 inmates that actually left prison, one is back behind bars because of a parole violation and 11 others were released just days before their actual parole dates, so close that department officials have decided allow them to remain free, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Atlanta Auto Accident Lawyer Urges Drivers To Be Safe This Holiday Season
PR Web (press release)December 12, 2011

“The Georgia State Patrol recently reported that 15 people died in accidents on the state's roads during the Thanksgiving holiday period — marking an increase over last year,” said Millar, who practices with the Atlanta personal injury law firm of ...more »

Academy seeks documents in personal injury case
Southeast Texas RecordDecember 3, 2011

Lugo is suing Academy in response to a severe arm injury he sustained on March 13, 2010, as he tried to remove a box of gym flooring products. According to the original petition, the box was in a section of the store which carried flooring materials ...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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Success in Prosecuting a Bankruptcy Non-Dischargeability Proceeding
Metropolitan News-EnterpriseDecember 19, 2011

Does bankruptcy imbue the default judgment with intrinsic value, or render the paper judgment worthless? What If the Claim Can Support The Non-dischargeability Of The Debt? Bankruptcy Code § 523(a) enables a creditor to file suit in bankruptcy court ...more »

Mass Accidents
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The Law Firm of Dussault and Zatir Settles an Auto Accident Claim for $320000
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

According to a law in Massachusetts, a passenger in a motor vehicle sustains no liability when an accident occurs. Furthermore, because the operators of both motor vehicles involved in the accident each incurred some fault for the accident, ...more »

Defective Products
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Two summary judgments for ladder defendants affirmed
Lexology (registration)December 5, 2011

There, the Florida appellate court held that a legal inference is created that a product was defective at the time of injury or the time of sale when it malfunctions during normal use. The district court correctly concluded that the Cassisi inference ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Indiana Offers $300K to Stage Collapse Victims
ABC NewsDecember 6, 2011

The state's tort claims law is being challenged by a federal lawsuit filed by attorney Kenneth J. Allen, who represents the estates of three people killed in the collapse along with three women who were injured. "The State has chosen to proceed with a ...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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Father shares pain during military jet crash trial, closing arguments set to begin
Washington PostDecember 14, 2011

In most wrongful death cases, the government also disputes claims that it was responsible, legal experts say. “There are very few if any cases like this,” said attorney Kevin Boyle, who is representing the families. Boyle said there was no doubt the ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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About Norovirus
Duluth News TribuneDecember 10, 2011

Norovirus is the leading cause of food-borne illness outbreaks in Minnesota. Noroviruses are a group of viruses (previously known as Norwalk-like viruses) that can cause gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines. ...more »


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