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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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Columbus Chiropractor Announces New Website and Wins 'Best Chiropractor' Award
MarketWatch (press release)December 11, 2011

Treatments offered by the clinic include spinal adjustments, auto accident injury treatment, personal injury treatment, and sports medicine. Dr. Peter Manz and Dr. Mary Bruney announced that their practice, Midwest Chiropractic Center, has launched a ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Third Lawsuit Filed in Salmonella Pine Nuts Outbreak
Benzinga (press release)December 1, 2011

Marler Clark, the nation's leading law firm dedicated to representing victims of foodborne illness, in conjunction with Rochester-based law firm Underberg and Kessler, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Rochester mother and daughter who were made ill ...more »

Car Accidents
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Alden man dies in Hamilton County crash
Daily Freeman JournalDecember 5, 2011

WILLIAMS - A 47-year-old Alden man was killed and two drivers were injured in a two-car accident that occurred Sunday morning on Hamilton County Road D-20. Joe Edward Bailey was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that occurred near the ...more »

The City of Unbrotherly Torts
Wall Street JournalDecember 2, 2011

Philadelphia plaintiffs are less likely to settle than plaintiffs elsewhere and show a marked preference for jury trials, according to a report for the International Center for Law and Economics by Joshua Wright based on data from Administrative Office ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Heavier Trucks Pose Greater Risks to Motorists, Houston Truck Accident Lawyer Says
DigitalJournal.com (press release)December 1, 2011

The firm also handles insurance dispute, insurance claims, and business law issues and disputes. Attorney Brad T. Wyly, the firm's founder, is a skilled negotiator and lawyer. Wyly has extensive experience in personal injury cases, including claims ...more »

Defective Products
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SIMMONS v. HEARTLAND WOOD PRODUCTS, INC.
Leagle.comDecember 12, 2011

Plaintiffs brought five counts against Heartland: Count I — Negligence; Count II — Strict Liability (Product Defect); Count III — Strict Liability (Failure to Warn); Count IV — Negligently Supplying Dangerous Instrumentality; and Count V ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Lawyers Seeking Sharper Metal-Hip-Implant Litigation Insights to Hear From ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)December 5, 2011

With some 4000 lawsuits filed to date in various state and federal courts against a single maker of artificial hips, interest among lawyers to learn the finer points of such litigation is increasing, according to plaintiff's attorney Ellen Relkin, ...more »

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 »

Wrongful Death
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Illinois Wrongful Death Suit Spotlights Complicated Text Messaging Laws
JD Supra (press release)December 2, 2011

Now McNamara is suing driver Kennth Englert of Alexander Lumber Co. for negligence and wrongful death. “failed to stop his vehicle for a stop sign,” drove “at a speed greater than reasonable,” and killed his wife by smashing a 2008 Ford Ranger pickup ...more »

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