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Phila. would lose, Chesco would gain in redistricting plan | Philadelphia ...
Philadelphia InquirerNovember 1, 2011

HARRISBURG - Philadelphia would lose a state House seat while Chester County would gain one under a plan tentatively approved Monday by a legislative commission charged with redrawing the state's House and Senate districts. ...more »

Internet privacy tools said failing
UPI.comNovember 1, 2011

The privacy tools are meant to be a response to the growth of online behavioral advertising, which targets Internet users with advertising based on their online activity, a Carnegie Mellon release said Monday. "The status quo clearly is insufficient to ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Fighting injury claims is key to cheaper car insurance, says MP
Larne TodayNovember 21, 2011

SAMMY Wilson, MP, has urged insurance firms to contest personal injury claims more rigorously and help to reduce motorists' premiums. Speaking after a Westminster debate on vehicle cover costs, the DUP representative also demanded sterner penalties for ...more »

One Car Personal Injury Accident Under Investigation
MyABC50.comNovember 1, 2011

A one car personal injury accident is under investigation by St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputies. The one car personal injury accident took place on County Route 21 in the own of Hermon. Deputies allege that Joseph France, 36, of 107 Church Street, ...more »

Car Accidents
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Deer-car crashes surge in Wisconsin
Green Bay Press GazetteNovember 2, 2011

The period from October into November is one of two peak times for deer-related crashes due to the deer-mating season, said Jeff Pritzl, district wildlife supervisor for the northeast region of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Bullying, Off-Campus Student Speech and the First Amendment
CounterPunchNovember 4, 2011

A closer case, where the student's speech was less cruel and less targeted, would surely have pushed the Fourth Circuit to do a better job of defining the legal limit, instead of intentionally punting on the question. And similarly, a closer case than ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Crash Prompts Call for Lower Speed on Amar Road
Patch.comNovember 7, 2011

The warrants, or speed surveys, required by law often raise speed limits faster than what the city might like, he said. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Capt. Dave Halm said there have been a couple of accidents on Amar in the last couple of ...more »

Defective Products
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Lawsuit Against National Gypsum Alleging Chinese Drywall-style Defects...
BuildingOnlineNovember 1, 2011

"This result is yet another confirmation of the quality and safety of our products and another blow to those making baseless claims against our company," said Craig Weisbruch, senior vice president of Sales & Marketing. "All National Gypsum wallboard ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Medical malpractice reform efforts stalled
PoliticoNovember 8, 2011

Meanwhile numerous studies have documented ongoing problems with patient safety, as well as significant flaws in the way the legal system currently handles malpractice cases, sometimes dubbed “jackpot justice.” Yet unless the supercommittee acts, ...more »

Time for No-Fault Reform
PropertyCasualty360November 1, 2011

In an effort to hold down costs, the state adopted a fee schedule limiting the amount insurers have to pay for common medical treatments associated with car accidents. The state's medical society took issue with the change and sued to stop its ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Examiner Local Editorial: Wrongful death lawsuit focuses on DYRS failures
Washington ExaminerNovember 9, 2011

If it takes losing a $20 million wrongful-death lawsuit for Deputy Mayor BB Otero and Human Services Committee Chairman Jim Graham, both of whom have direct executive and legislative responsibility for overseeing this failing agency, to finally get the ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Guest Commentary: Working together to prevent food-borne illnesses in Colo.
Denver PostNovember 20, 2011

We extend our most heartfelt sympathies to all whose lives were impacted by the outbreak of this food-borne illness. But here we are, many weeks later, hoping to create something positive in the aftermath of this tragedy, both for the public and the ...more »

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