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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 »

Perkins & Marie Callender's emerges from Chap 11
ReutersDecember 1, 2011

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc, the owner of restaurant chains of the same name, said it successfully completed financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company, which had filed for bankruptcy in July, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Woman Suffers Possible Head Injury In Accident
Jamestown Post JournalDecember 12, 2011

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office responded with the Hartfield Fire and Rescue to a one-vehicle personal-injury accident on Stockton Hartfield Road in Chautauqua. According to police, a vehicle driven by David J. Dituri of Brockton was heading ...more »

Four hunters injured, no fatalities reported in opening of deer season
Radio IowaDecember 5, 2011

He counted seven personal injury accidents last year during the opening of the season, including two fatal accidents. The latest injury this year happened just after seven o'clock this morning in Webster County. “The commonality that we're seeing in ...more »

Car Accidents
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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Law enforcement seeking Selin
Algona Upper Des MoinesDecember 2, 2011

Jonathan Selin accused of leaving the scene in an accident by stealing a witnesses vehicle. Area law enforcement are seeking Jonathan Theodore Selin, 47, after Selin was involved in a car crash and subsequent automobile theft on Thursday, Dec. 1. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Presumption-of-Adequacy Defense Is Clarified and Reinforced
JD Supra (press release)December 20, 2011

Nevertheless, Bailey does not signal an end of all pharmaceutical products liability litigation in New Jersey. The court went to great lengths to distinguish the case from McDarby, noting that the FDA had been actively involved in the labeling and ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Teen driver laws frustrate some; officials say they save lives
Danbury News TimesDecember 6, 2011

Stratford resident Victoria Choma's son got his license three months ago. Her daughter, now 18 and at the University of Connecticut, was among the first to deal with the stricter licensing laws. Choma said she is frustrated that many families do not ...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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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 »

Law Firm Now Accepting Birth Control Drug Cases
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)December 2, 2011

The Law Firm of Craig Swapp & Associates emphasizes consumer law cases, including serious personal injury, wrongful death, vehicle or pedestrian accidents, animal attacks, dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, bankruptcy, and criminal defense. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Mom blames dad in deaths
Tbo.comDecember 6, 2011

She will rely on an insanity defense, and prosecutors will seek the death penalty should she be convicted. "If it's determined that Julie has liability for the wrongful death of those children, then Mr. Schenecker has some culpability for the death of ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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CFIA/Health Hazard Alert-Certain Sliced Mushrooms May Contain Listeria ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 10, 2011

Consumption of food contaminated with this bacteria may cause listeriosis, a foodborne illness. Listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are ...more »


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