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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 »

EPA Proposes Stricter Rules For Ship Ballast Water
SalonDecember 1, 2011

The agency took over the pension plans in 2004 and 2005 after United filed for bankruptcy court protection in December 2002. When the PBGC takes over plans, it pays promised benefits to retirees up to certain limits. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Free Case Review Announced for Pharmacy Malpractice Victims at LA Personal ...
PR.com (press release)December 2, 2011

Grayson & Grayson LA personal injury attorneys offer legal assistance in other areas of medical malpractice litigation as well. These include cancer mis-diagnosis, labor/ deliver malpractice, birth injury, surgical malpractice, radiologic malpractice...more »

No fault no more?
UpperMichigansSource.comDecember 2, 2011

HANCOCK -- For the past 38 years Michigan has been a no fault auto insurance state and under this current law, all wage loss for first three years of an accident and medical expenses are covered under Personal Injury Protection (PIP). ...more »

Car Accidents
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Driver's Ed, for Parents
Wall Street JournalDecember 5, 2011

Advocates credit stricter requirements for teenage drivers in place since 2009, including a law allowing drivers under the age of 21 to carry only one passenger. Fatal car accidents involving teens are down in New Jersey, to 81 in 2009 from 122 in 2006 ...more »

Intentional Torts
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GEESLIN v. BRYANT
Leagle.comDecember 23, 2011

This is a diversity case in which the plaintiff, Bill Geeslin, brought Tennessee state law tort claims of assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress against professional basketball player Kobe Bryant. Finding no evidence of the ...more »

Mass Accidents
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New driving law may catch you by surprise
KFORDecember 2, 2011

The law which took effect November 1st deals with tougher reckless driving rules. That includes those who cause a bodily harm in an accident through reckless driving - and also driver's that fail to stop for a school bus loading or unloading. ...more »

Defective Products
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"Infected" Tissue Claim Not A Consumer Fraud Claim
JD Supra (press release)December 6, 2011

Plaintiff alleged the product was defective because it was “infected.” Consequently, plaintiff alleged he had to undergo additional surgeries “to correct the damage caused by the defective tendon. Please see full article below for more information.more »

Toxic Torts
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Leading GOP Candidates Don't Want to Return Power to the States
National JournalDecember 5, 2011

Cuccinelli asked about SB 197, which would use the commerce power to override state tort laws and court procedures in medical malpractice cases. Her response: “I support tort reform absolutely.” Asked which Supreme Court decision (“other than Roe v. ...more »

St. Louis Injury Lawyers Offer Video Resources On New Website
eYugoslavia.comDecember 3, 2011

... including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, railroad accidents, birth injuries, premises liability, wrongful death, defective products, workers' compensation, chemical inhalation and dangerous drugs. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Families of police pursuit victims sue city for wrongful death
KNDO/KNDUDecember 2, 2011

YAKIMA, Wash- The families of the victims of a deadly police pursuit last year are suing the city of Yakima. Shaun Kollman, the man who led police on a chase through the city in June of 2010 crashing into multiple cars along the way and eventually ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Deadliest Outbreaks: Oregon's 1922 Raw Milk Epidemic
Food Safety NewsDecember 14, 2011

Editor's Note: Four of the top ten deadliest outbreaks of foodborne illnesses in the United States occurred during the first half of the 20th century. In a periodic four-part series beginning today, Food Safety News explores ...more »

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