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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 »

Vince Neil to plead guilty to disorderly conduct in Vegas confrontation with ...
Washington PostNovember 1, 2011

A more serious misdemeanor charge of battery constituting domestic violence will be dropped against Neil when the 50-year-old rocker enters his plea next Monday in Las Vegas Justice Court, defense attorney David Chesnoff. He said the allegation of ...more »

Personal Injury News and Stories

Birth Injury
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Price Benowitz LLP Announces its New Virginia Personal Injury Website
Benzinga (press release)November 2, 2011

The Virginia Personal Injury website published by Price Benowitz LLP provides useful information to victims of personal injury and connects them with local attorneys. Price Benowitz LLP, a leading law firm serving Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia ...more »

The Perecman Firm Ranked Among New York's 'Best Law Firms' in Personal Injury...
PR Web (press release)November 15, 2011

The New York based personal injury law firm of The Perecman Firm received highest recognition in the recently released rankings by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The Perecman Firm was named one of the best law firms in New York for personal ...more »

Car Accidents
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State House, Senate pass law against texting while driving
Delaware County Daily TimesNovember 2, 2011

Byrne said his crash investigation team routinely checks cellphones to see if a driver was texting immediately before an accident, but didn't have data available on the frequency of texting and traffic accidents from his department. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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BARTON v. G.E. BAKER CONSTR., INC.
Leagle.comNovember 8, 2011

{¶1} Ross "Buddy" Barton III was injured on a construction site while working for GE Baker Construction Inc. Mr. Barton sued GE Baker, based on Section 2745.01 of the Ohio Revised Code, the employer intentional tort statute. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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EDITORIAL: State must stand by DUI law
Oklahoma DailyNovember 1, 2011

Someone dies from an alcohol-related accident every 50 minutes in the US, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With the new law going into effect today, Oklahoma is trying to do something about it. Oklahomans will now face ...more »

Defective Products
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Instituting, prosecuting and defending product liability actions
International Law OfficeNovember 3, 2011

In a product liability context, Guatemalan law establishes certain administrative proceedings that may arise under the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, and some of these proceedings may lead to the initiation of commercial arbitration (if ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Tort Reform Boosted Mississippi Job-Creation, Barbour Tells Governors Gathered ...
Missouri News HorizonNovember 15, 2011

Tennessee's new tort law, the “Tennessee Civil Justice Act,” places a cap of $750000 on non-economic damages in civil cases, although exceptions exist in cases that involve intentional misconduct, destruction of records or activity under the influence ...more »

Thomas Demetrio Named to 'Best Lawyers' and Corboy & Demetrio Named to 'Best ...
EIN News (press release)November 7, 2011

David R. Barry, Jr. was selected in the Best Lawyers category of medical malpractice law. Rene A. Torrado, Jr. was selected in the Best Lawyers category of commercial litigation. All five are partners at the Illinois law firm with long records of ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Wrongful death lawsuit targets estate of Brownwood businessman
ReporterNews.comNovember 15, 2011

A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed against the estate of a longtime Brownwood businessman who died when the plane he was piloting crashed into the Colorado mountainside in December. The crash killed 67-year-old pilot William Barton ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Cantaloupe deaths point to inadequate inspections
Daily HeraldNovember 23, 2011

Safety advocates such as Chicago-based STOP Foodborne Illness say the federal government should accredit private auditors who inspect domestic farms and facilities, standardize training and force retailers to pay for the inspections -- often funded by ...more »

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