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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 »

ICC: Gbagbo Accused of Crimes Against Humanity
iNEWP- Freedom of SpeechDecember 1, 2011

Tens of thousands of people were caught between the crossfire and were displaced particularly in the commercial capital of Abidjan. Conditions for civilians are worsening as the violence continues displacing tens of thousands of people, particularly in ...more »

Personal Injury News and Stories

Birth Injury
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Central PA Personal Injury Law Firm Adds 2 New Offices
Law Firm Newswire (press release)December 12, 2011

Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) December 12, 2011 – One of Central Pennsylvania's' most successful personal injury and workman's compensation law firms, Freeburn & Hamilton, announces the opening of new local offices in Lancaster and York. ...more »

Man injured in alcohol related crash
Newark PostDecember 6, 2011

On December 5 at 1:18 am, County Police and Paramedics responded to the 100 block of Fenwick Avenue in the community of Kiamensi Gardens for a report of a personal injury accident. When officers arrived, they found an older model Honda Accord that was ...more »

Car Accidents
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Leave the Driving to the Car, and Reap Benefits in Safety and Mobility
New York TimesDecember 5, 2011

When I was 18, I lost a close friend to a car accident. His friend had taken his father's brand-new Audi Quattro for a spin, and he took my friend along for the ride. On an icy road, the driver lost control of the car and collided head-on with a truck. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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University of Memphis professor has talent for humor, tort law
DeSoto AppealDecember 4, 2011

Known as "Tortman" by students and faculty alike around the Memphis law school, the Hollywood, Fla., native is a former humor columnist for the American Bar Association Journal. He's written five books, including a parody of legal education called "The ...more »

Mass Accidents
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The Law Firm of Dussault and Zatir Settles an Auto Accident Claim for $320000
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

According to a law in Massachusetts, a passenger in a motor vehicle sustains no liability when an accident occurs. Furthermore, because the operators of both motor vehicles involved in the accident each incurred some fault for the accident, ...more »

Defective Products
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Construction Defect Center Urges Homeowners With Warping Or Delaminating US ...
PR Web (press release)December 5, 2011

We want to identify any victim of this, provided the wood flooring product was purchased, and installed within the last four years." For more information homeowners with recently installed defective high end US made hardwood, or engineered flooring are ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Can Damage Caps Limit Medical Malpractice Exposure
ClaimsJournal.comDecember 1, 2011

This was a hot topic this year as lawmakers in Oregon, Florida and Virginia considered issues relating to medical malpractice damage caps. A recent New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study found that three out of every four medical malpractice...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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Defendant businesses win wrongful death trial
Missouri Lawyers Media (subscription) (blog)December 5, 2011

A jury ruled in favor of the defendants in a wrongful death suit involving an accident at a loading dock. Following an eight-day trial, a Pettis County jury determined Stanley Hall was responsible for his death. ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Anne Arundel County health briefs
Baltimore SunDecember 9, 2011

Reduce the risk of food-borne illness with suggestions from the Department of Health when preparing seasonal meals. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million Americans get sick from spoiled foods. ...more »

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