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A Debate Over Who Regulates Gas 'Fracking' in Pa.
NPRDecember 1, 2011

A new Pennsylvania law could curb municipalities' ability to zone and regulate hydraulic fracturing — or "fracking." And that raises questions about how much say a local government should have over what goes on within its borders. ...more »

Lawmaker wants fishermen's oil spill claims mediated
Tri Parish TimesDecember 1, 2011

And while the industry struggles to recoup damages, creditors and bill collectors are staying in touch with the fishermen and descending upon financed assets. Harrison called this the “misery factor.” “(Attorneys) need to give (claimants) that ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Plaintiff adds claims to personal injury suit
Southeast Texas RecordDecember 3, 2011

GALVESTON - A local man who claimed in a lawsuit last year he injured himself performing a task which required two people has amended his original complaint. Joel Angel Vargas is currently seeking damages from his employer, Momentum Metals, ...more »

Washington Injury Lawyer Applauds New System Aimed at Reducing Fatigue-Related ...
Benzinga (press release)December 1, 2011

“Lawyers, along with the efforts of agencies like the Washington State Patrol, can help families receive justice when they have been wronged.” Brett Murphy – Washington's Injury Lawyers is a Washington personal injury law firm with offices in Seattle, ...more »

Car Accidents
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Officials defend actions in East Williston bus accident
The Island NowDecember 2, 2011

Police and East Williston School District officials this week defended their handling of an accident on Nov. 21 in which five North Side School students received minor injuries when a bus that was carrying 43 students collided with a car near the ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Cellphone ban for truckers inspires mixed opinions
Business InsuranceDecember 11, 2011

Some experts believe the law will prove to be a win for drivers and their employers, significantly reducing the number of distracted-driver accidents nationwide and ultimately leading to lower insurance costs for commercial trucking and busing ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Milton Hershey School releases statement regarding lawsuit brought by ...
CBS 21December 1, 2011

However, the School acknowledges that this is an evolving area of the law. This case poses questions that were left unanswered in the Doe v. County of Centre decision and an application to a unique residential private school setting. ...more »

Defective Products
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Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer ...
Insurance News Net (press release)December 7, 2011

Also in 2011, SB 1294 brought defective drywall under the aegis of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. The law prohibits suppliers, after March 25, 2011 , from selling, offering for sale, or using defective drywall in the construction, remodeling, ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Accused of killing her kids, Julie Schenecker places blame on their dad
Tampabay.comDecember 6, 2011

Julie Schenecker's attorneys make that argument in a response Monday to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by her now-former husband, Parker Schenecker, an Army colonel who was serving in the Middle East at the time of the January shootings. ...more »

Ben DuBose Recognized by Thompson Reuters as a "Super Lawyer"
Sacramento BeeDecember 7, 2011

A rigorous, multiphase process is used by Law & Politics Media in the selection of attorneys for Super Lawyers. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Additionally each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer ...more »

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