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Toothache lawsuit may stifle medical gag orders
msnbc.comDecember 1, 2011

Lawyers for Robert Lee, 42, this week asked a New York federal court to declare that dentist Stacy Makhnevich's contract, which effectively attempts to gag patient reviews, is unethical, invalid and illegal. Within hours, the complaint filed by the ...more »

Harassment case in Oxnard 'was about dignity,' attorney says
Ventura County StarDecember 1, 2011

The settlement, filed Monday, requires Cyma to assign an equal employment opportunity coordinator to ensure the staff is trained to prevent future harassment, discrimination and retaliation. EEOC lawyer Anna Park commended Cyma for making changes. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Double-Glazing Firm Fined after Ladder Fall causes Worker Personal Injury
Ashley AinsworthDecember 1, 2011

A double-glazing firm from Blackpool has been fined after a worker fell off a ladder and suffered a personal injury. The unnamed 68 year old worker was employed by Direct Window Co at the time of the accident in April. ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Barbara Kowalcyk Joins North Carolina State Faculty
Food Safety NewsDecember 6, 2011

Kowalcyk currently serves as CEO of the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing foodborne illness through research, education, advocacy and service, and she will continue to serve in this ...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 »

Personal Injury Attorney Brad Sinclair Donates Keepsake Koozies at ABATE's ...
EIN News (press release)December 3, 2011

Brad Sinclair, a Melbourne, FL personal injury attorney specializing in the rights of motorcyclists, is donating 5000 keepsake koozies branded for this year's ABATE Toy Run. "Sinclair Law proudly supports the Annual ABATE Christmas Toy Run," says ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Buckley: Lawyers hustling work online mark a new low
Blue Springs ExaminerDecember 7, 2011

For years, some law firms have been obtaining police reports from local police departments following accidents, and they actually write letters to the injured parties, but the Internet lawyers have taken ambulance chasing to a new level. ...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 »

Toxic Torts
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The Big Tort Law/Physician Location Disconnect
ThePopTortDecember 5, 2011

Back in 2003, the GAO released a study ostensibly to find support for the AMA's assertions that a widespread health care access “crisis” existed in this country caused by doctors' medical malpractice insurance problems. They couldn't find it. ...more »

Baltimore Auto Accident Lawyer Marc G. Snyder Releases Guide to Common Injury ...
PR Web (press release)December 1, 2011

Baltimore Accident Lawyer Marc G. Snyder and The Law Offices of Marc G. Snyder announce the release of their latest book, Truth Be Told: The Tall-Tales, Legends, and Myths Threatening to Destroy Your Maryland Personal Injury Claim. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Death by airline food?
Financial PostDecember 2, 2011

Troubled American Airlines now faces a new drain on revenues – one based on wrongful death by airline food. CNN reports that the family of Othon Cortes is suing the airlines and its cater Sky Chefs for over one million dollars, alleging that food Mr. ...more »


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