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Mortgages paid down by record £9bn in quarter
The IndependentDecember 1, 2011

It was the highest negative figure since comparable records began in 1970 and means the total amount owed on mortgages has fallen by £92.9bn since the height of the credit crunch. Homeowners spent the equivalent of 3.5 per cent of their take-home pay ...more »

The Enron cast: Where are they now?
Financial NewsDecember 1, 2011

The leading characters in the Enron saga have had varied fortunes since the disgraced trading giant collapsed into Chapter 11 bankruptcy a decade ago this week. A few went to prison, a couple have since died, while another employee went on to become a ...more »

Personal Injury News and Stories

Birth Injury
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Academy seeks documents in personal injury case
Southeast Texas RecordDecember 3, 2011

Lugo is suing Academy in response to a severe arm injury he sustained on March 13, 2010, as he tried to remove a box of gym flooring products. According to the original petition, the box was in a section of the store which carried flooring materials ...more »

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 »

Car Accidents
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Metn road accidents leave man dead, injure 2 others
The Daily StarDecember 2, 2011

According to the NNA, a silver motorcycle slipped on the seaside road in Antelias, killing the driver Garabed Seferian, 38, and injuring his brother-in-law, Garabed Yeghourian, 34, who was riding behind him. Elsewhere, a Toyota caught fire following a ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Ravenswood couple names 69 defendants in asbestos case
West Virginia RecordDecember 14, 2011

... contaminated buildings, breach of expressed/implied warranty, strict liability, intentional tort, conspiracy, misrepresentations and post-sale duty to warn, according to the suit. The Laws are seeking a jury trial to resolve all issues involved. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Deaths on Government Aircraft Exceed Commercial Toll
BusinessWeekDecember 1, 2011

Not including flights in war zones, accidents since 2007 have killed 52 people, including a team battling a forest fire, wildlife and forestry workers and citizens that law-enforcement agencies were trying to rescue, according to data compiled by ...more »

Defective Products
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Messin' With Metrics
Manufacturing.netDecember 20, 2011

In Yield-type metrics the chase is to identify defects that result from the process and try to minimize them. Unfortunately, the distinction between a defect and what makes a product defective is often confused or neglected. ...more »

Toxic Torts
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A Third Strike for Tort Reform
Chicago TribuneDecember 8, 2011

“Tort law has been very successful at creating safer products for the general public, and it's doing exactly the same thing in the medical arena,” he says. “One has to review what the insurance companies are doing and decide whether it's reasonable to ...more »

Chain Reaction in Motorcycle Crash Kills Biker Reports Austin Personal Injury ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)December 2, 2011

“I've been a lawyer for a long time and have seen my fair share of motorcycle crashes and car wrecks,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm. “But the accidents that disturb me the most are the ones that did not ...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 »

Food-Borne Illness
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Researchers warn against eating raw cookie dough
CBS NewsDecember 9, 2011

Now, researchers who investigated a 2009 outbreak of food-borne illness in the United States are providing extra backup to Mom and Dad. "My recommendation, the general recommendation, is that you should not consume raw cookie dough, regardless of who ...more »

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