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Goldman buys real estate portfolio from Lehman
MSN MoneyNovember 1, 2011

The sale was previously approved by the bankruptcy court in August. The portfolio is comprised of 10 buildings representing 3 million square feet of space and 30 percent of all commercial real estate in Rosslyn, Va. Monday Properties, which originally ...more »

Putting an end to corruption
Management TodayNovember 1, 2011

'It's surprisingly common in international construction contracts, but a kind of bribery. These "sponsors" are often connected to the ruling elite and you're expected to pay them a retainer to make "connections".' Darby declined and didn't get the ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Gear Up Florida Coalition Launches to Combat Personal Injury Protection Fraud
PR Newswire (press release)November 15, 2011

"PIP fraud used to be more of an individual crime and now has become an organized crime." Allow a reasonable amount of time for investigation of suspect claims. Place reasonable limits on attorneys' fees to reduce the incentive for unnecessary or ...more »

The hills are alive with the sound of injury claims
ScotsmanNovember 7, 2011

MOUNTAIN bikers are being targeted by personal injury specialists looking to launch compensation claims on behalf of riders who have suffered falls. The Brain Injury Group (BIG) has advertised in the magazine Mountain Bike UK urging ...more »

Car Accidents
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New York Attorney Andrew J. Smiley: a 2011 "New York Super Lawyer"
U.S. Politics TodayNovember 1, 2011

The New York City personal injury law firm of Smiley & Smiley, LLP is a Midtown Manhattan family owned and operated firm which has provided personal injury legal representation to thousands of individuals and families since 1968. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Jerry Sandusky's interview with Bob Costas exposed legal shortcomings
CNNNovember 15, 2011

If Paterno succeeded, he would be entitled to damages and potentially reinstatement of employment. The state's Whistleblower Act, however, allows the defendant to show there were other, legitimate reasons for the employee's firing. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Namibia: Road Accidents Increase Despite Stiff Traffic Fines!
AllAfrica.comNovember 4, 2011

He also said the current Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) statistics grant too much weight on injuries and facilities, thus excluding damages to vehicles and property. !Owos-oab noted that law enforcement is not coordinated and information technology ...more »

Defective Products
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Burg Simpson Appoints Three New Shareholders - National Personal Injury Law ... (press release)November 7, 2011

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC, one the country's leading personal injury, medical malpractice and consumer law firms, has expanded its practice in Colorado and Ohio with the appointment of three new shareholders. ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Rick Perry Overstates Success Of Tort Reform In Recruiting Doctors To Texas
ThinkProgressNovember 8, 2011

Rick Perry routinely overstates the success of his tort reform initiative in bringing more doctors to Texas, an Associated Press analysis has found. For instance, the governor claims that before his 2003 law...more »

There's No Such Thing as 'Free Breakfast' When You're a Lawyer
Above the LawNovember 10, 2011

Although personal injury law may not be an elite practice area, attorney Richard J. Katz is clearly a member of the one percent. After all, the gym he's suing has a $5000 annual membership fee. Katz contends that his gym membership was predicated upon ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Plaintiff's attorney says Ford responsible for man's death in Econoline rollover
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

The Ford Motor Co. failed to tell its dealers or customers about a defective tire on its vans because it thought more "bad PR" would follow another massive recall, a plaintiff's lawyer charged in a wrongful death trial Monday. ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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How gross are your reusable grocery bags?
abc7.comNovember 10, 2011

More and more shoppers are giving reusable totes a try, but some health experts worry we're at risk for food borne illness. To find out more, we took a sampling of bags for lab analysis. We tested the bags at a lab in Pasadena for aerobic plate count, ...more »


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