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Perkins & Marie Callender's emerges from Chap 11
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc, the owner of restaurant chains of the same name, said it successfully completed financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company, which had filed for bankruptcy in July, ...more »

McDonald's in San Francisco to charge dime for Happy Meal toys after city ...
Washington PostDecember 1, 2011

... letter of the law while giving consumers what they want. All those dimes will go to help build a new Ronald McDonald House to accommodate families of sick children at the new University of California, San Francisco hospital now under construction. ...more »

Personal Injury News and Stories

Birth Injury
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New York Personal Injury Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Brooklyn ...
PR Web (press release)December 28, 2011

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman comments on the Brooklyn forklift accident that injured a 17 year old. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), it is a violation of federal law for individuals under 18 years ...more »

Man Injured in Dog Shooting Incident seeks Compensation
Injuries Direct NewsDecember 8, 2011

A man, who was injured in a bizarre shooting incident, has made a claim for personal injury compensation. Ivan Pearce was sat in the living room of his home in Tatton Road, Crewe, when he was struck in the neck by a ricochet from a police firearm, ...more »

Car Accidents
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Where car insurance fraud is a sport
Fox BusinessDecember 4, 2011

Much of the blame has been laid at the feet of Florida's no-fault insurance law, which requires all drivers to carry $10000 in personal injury protection coverage for injuries suffered in a car crash, regardless of who was responsible for the accident. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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WIDICAN v. BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE N. AM. TIRE L.L.C.
Leagle.comDecember 22, 2011

In 2008, Mr. Widican filed a complaint sounding in employer intentional tort against Firestone. His wife Otilla alleged a claim for loss of consortium. Eventually, an executor and guardian were substituted for the Widicans upon Eugene's death and ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Jury awards nearly $14 million in Pennsbury bus accident
phillyBurbs.comDecember 5, 2011

Pennsbury has accepted legal responsibility for the bus accident, saying driver error was the cause. The district offered $500000 to settle the Zauflik suit and seven other bus-accident claims. Zauflik's attorneys say Ashley's past and future medical ...more »

Defective Products
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GOP bill would increase congressional powers
Fox NewsDecember 7, 2011

| AP WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers, who call many federal regulations "job killers," want to shift the power to approve or reject such rules from the administration to Congress. Legislation expanding Congress' role in setting regulations was on ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Time to Vote for ABA and Lexis Nexis Top Law Blog - Marler Blog
Food Poison JournalDecember 2, 2011

We received more than 1300 Blawg Amici this year, and that made for a hard time narrowing the field to 100 law blogs. The results are in, and the LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community is pleased to announce the LexisNexis Top 25 Tort Law Blogs of ...more »

Arkansas Law Firm Rainwater, Holt & Sexton Honors Little Rock Hero
PR Web (press release)December 6, 2011

The 'team' aspect of football teaches trust among players and coaches, pursuit of excellence in unison, and caring for others by being a part of something that is bigger than oneself. Rainwater, Holt & Sexton recently honored Richard C. Wilson, ...more »

Wrongful Death
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VANN v. FINLEY
Leagle.comDecember 2, 2011

After Michelle Borror and Ryan Holt died in an electrical fire at their mobile home in Richmond County, their parents sued Lewis Vann, an electrical inspector with the Augusta License Inspection Department, for wrongful death. 1 The Department assigned ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Researchers Apply Large-Scale Sequencing on E. coli
Wisconsin Ag ConnectionDecember 2, 2011

The rapid emergence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 from an unknown strain in 1982 to the dominant hemorrhagic E. coli serotype in the United States and the cause of widespread outbreaks of human foodborne illness highlights a need to critically evaluate ...more »

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