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Gray, others ordered to testify in DC Lottery lawsuit
Washington TimesNovember 1, 2011

A federal judge has compelled Mayor Vincent C. Gray and two council members to testify about a controversial lottery contract awarded in 2008. The order by US District Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson means Mr. Gray and member ...more »

Craigslist becoming more popular for scammers
WDAYNovember 1, 2011

Last year The Internet Crime Complaint Center-an FBI partner-received 328 complaints in North Dakota, about 9% of that related to computer crimes. Seller beware. Scam artists are targeting people who sell on Craigslist. As a consumer credit counselor, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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The Media and Personal Injury Verdicts
Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog (blog)November 3, 2011

The Center for Justice & Democracy has published a study showing that the media distorts the public's perception of how much juries award in personal injury and other civil cases. The study tracked the news over an 80-day period and found that jury ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Food-Safety Expert Can Offer Tips For Thanksgiving
Media Newswire (press release)November 14, 2011

At Thanksgiving, small mistakes in the kitchen can lead to food-borne illness. Dr. Ben Chapman, food-safety specialist and assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at North Carolina State University, can offer suggestions to ensure your ...more »

Car Accidents
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What if they were all drunk?
GoDanRiver.comNovember 2, 2011

The toughest part of that effort is to convince drivers that taking their minds — and their eyes — off the road for even a split-second can lead to a traffic accident. What will finally work is a combination of tougher laws, tragic real-world cases ...more »

Toledo Personal Injury Lawyer Says Spate Of OSHA Violations At Ohio Companies ...
PR Web (press release)November 2, 2011

“These kinds of workplace safety violations shed light on the types of conditions that can lead to serious on-the-job personal injuries or even wrongful deaths,” Takacs said. “OSHA violations are not bureaucratic technicalities. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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law enforcement Sunday
Herald and NewsNovember 7, 2011

As of Sunday afternoon there were 106 people booked in the Klamath County Jail, which has a current capacity of 116. Paula Rose Scott, 44, no address given, four counts of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, three counts of unlawful delivery of ...more »

Defective Products
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Class Claims Steel Siding is Defective
Courthouse News ServiceNovember 1, 2011

LOUIS (CN) - Gentek Building Products and its parent company Associated Materials sell defective steel siding and fail to honor a lifetime warranty, an unhappy customer says in a federal class action. Named plaintiff Robert Patrick says the siding ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Weekly Law Resume - July 14, 2011: Torts-Claim For Negligent Hiring Cannot Be ...
JD Supra (press release)November 4, 2011

The injured person can pursue tort claims against the employer for respondeat superior, a form of vicarious liability, and negligent entrustment or negligent hiring. The issue in this case was whether a plaintiff could still pursue multiple theories, ...more »

Law firms face challenge to business model
Hartford BusinessNovember 13, 2011

“The way law firms do business is changing drastically, but the core is still the same,” Gallant said. “The values haven't change, such as ethics, service to clients and respecting the courts.” Jacoby & Meyers first filed lawsuits in May in Connecticut ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Stephen D. Phillips Settles Multimillion ...
PR Web (press release)November 8, 2011

Illinois personal injury attorney Stephen D. Phillips of Phillips Law Offices has settled a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family of a 55-year-old physician Illinois personal injury lawyer Stephen D. Phillips settles multimillion dollar wrongful ...more »

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