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300000 public sector workers in Scotland on strike
ScotsmanDecember 1, 2011

Thousands of public sector workers attend a march against pension cuts in Glasgow. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty By Tom Peterkin AROUND 300000 public sector workers in Scotland took strike action yesterday, forcing the closure of almost all of the ...more »

U.K. Government Says Fewer Workers Struck Than Unions Estimate
BloombergDecember 1, 2011

Members of 30 public-sector unions protested plans to make government employees retire later and contribute more to their pensions. The Trades Union Congress, Britain's umbrella labor movement, said as many as 2 million workers took part. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Birmingham Auto Accident Attorney Says Study of Nation's Worst Drivers Reveals ...
PR Web (press release)December 3, 2011

“This ranking should serve as a reminder to everyone who uses Alabama's roads that negligent and reckless drivers pose a real threat to everyone's safety,” said Belt of Belt Law Firm, PC, a Birmingham personal injury law firm that represents victims of ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Holiday party hints for avoiding food poisoning
bcrnews.comDecember 12, 2011

In Illinois, it is estimated that as many as 250000 cases of foodborne illness may occur each year. However, because these illnesses can be mild and because the vast majority of them occur in the home, many go unreported. • Wash hands often during food ...more »

Car Accidents
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Carolyn Hax: A scofflaw lawyer for a fiance
Washington PostDecember 13, 2011

Dear Carolyn: I've just learned that my fiance, a 28-year-old up-and-coming associate at a major law firm, has been driving on a suspended license, which means, of course, that he also has no insurance. If he's stopped or is involved in an accident, ...more »

ESL church answers personal injury suit
Madison County RecordDecember 6, 2011

In its answer to the plaintiff's complaint, the New Jerusalem Church said the injuries McCorn sustained were due to her own carelessness and negligence. The church claims that McCorn allegedly failed to exercise care for her own safety and assumed the ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Settlement reached in fatal grain bin accident
Quad-Cities OnlineDecember 7, 2011

The agreement, approved by an administrative law judge of the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, calls for Haasbach to pay $200000 in penalties, an amount amended from the original fines assessed. A separate investigation by ...more »

Defective Products
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Parker McDonald Reviews British Medical Journal Findings Regarding Defective...
PR Web (press release)December 7, 2011

Parker McDonald Law Firm reported today that new research from the British Medical Journal further confirms that DePuy Orthopaedics, and other metal-on-metal hip implant manufacturers, put patients in danger with products like the recalled DePuy ASR ...more »

Toxic Torts
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The Courthouse Needs to Stay Open for the Consumer
InjuryBoard.comDecember 8, 2011

20 states have enacted laws to restrict consumer rights against the maker of a defective product. 11 states have enacted laws to restrict consumers from joining together to file a "class action." This is a product of the constant lobbing efforts of the ...more »

Crumley Roberts Law Firm Names Brian L. Kinsley, Practice Group Leader for ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 7, 2011

Prior to joining Crumley Roberts in 2009, he worked on national cases involving drug and product liability for breast implants, Fen-Phen, vaccines and other defective products. Kinsley added: "I am happy for this new opportunity and for the ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Shocking New Brittany Murphy Claim Says Toxic Mold May Have Killed Star
Hollywood ReporterDecember 20, 2011

The suit says that the law firm that was first hired in early 2009 “should have known that Brittany and Simon had died and that their deaths were the result of complications from conditions associated with the subject property,“ the suit alleges. ...more »

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