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Balance of public interest and rights still unresolved
Irish TimesNovember 1, 2011

This report arose from the so-called Abbeylara case, in which the Supreme Court found that parliament had no inherent power of inquiry. What the new Government proposed was somewhat different. As recommended by the committee, it provided for the ...more »

Kansas city missing baby case becoming a circus, critics say
ReutersNovember 1, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - A former lawyer for the parents of a missing Kansas City baby said on Monday she quit in a dispute with a rival New York lawyer, the latest twist in a case that some critics see as a legal and media circus. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Landlord not liable in treadmill fall, court rules
San Francisco ChronicleNovember 13, 2011

The law was intended to protect "a tenant's basic, essential need for shelter" and leaves a landlord free to demand a waiver of liability for "a nonessential matter of personal improvement or enjoyment" like a gym, the court majority said. ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Food Safety Lawyer Fred Pritzker Joins Board of STOP Foodborne Illness
Benzinga (press release)November 13, 2011

Food safety lawyer Fred Pritzker is joining the board of STOP Foodborne Illness, a national food safety advocacy group. Nationally recognized food safety lawyer Fred Pritzker has been elected to the Board of Directors of STOP Foodborne Illness, ...more »

Car Accidents
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Third Degree Felony Offense For Drunk Driver in Three Separate Accidents ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)November 3, 2011

“You have to shake your head in complete amazement when you find out the woman involved in three car wrecks blew .277, which is more than three times the legal limit of .08,” said Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury lawyer of The Lee Law Firm in ...more »

Boost cap on auto insurance payouts: report
CBC.caNovember 2, 2011

Proposed definition of minor personal injury A minor personal injury is a sprain or strain or whiplash-associated disorder, or a combination thereof, which results in minor consequences to a person's life. “Minor consequences” means that neither the ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Local attorney indicted in hit-and-run that injured teen
Asbury Park PressNovember 4, 2011

TOMS RIVER — A local lawyer has been indicted on charges that he caused serious bodily injury to a teen in a hit-and-run accident. A grand jury on Thursday returned a five-count indictment against John Koufos, 34, of Brick, charging him with ...more »

Defective Products
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Today's letters: Canada needs medical cannabis dispensaries
National PostNovember 2, 2011

Despite a decade of operation, Health Canada's program continues to obstruct access to Canadians who rely on this medicine and, as a result, it continues to be found constitutionally defective by our courts. Meanwhile, medical cannabis dispensaries ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Insurance News Net (press release)November 10, 2011

She holds a JD from the Valparaiso School of Law , and a BA from Susquehanna University . * Robert K. Gunn has joined the firm as of counsel in the firm's Morristown office. He focuses his practice in the area of toxic tort and asbestos litigation. ...more »

Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy Law Firm Carries on a Tradition of Excellence (press release)November 8, 2011

... automobile accidents, truck accidents, train accidents, industrial accidents, defective products and medical malpractice. The law firm was founded in 1946 by Raoul D. Magana (1911-2007), who began his practice as an attorney protecting the legal...more »

Wrongful Death
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Overland sued in death of former worker
STLtoday.comNovember 3, 2011

She worked at Overland City Hall as an accounts receivable clerk and a wrongful death suit says she died of lung problems associated with mold in the city hall building. OVERLAND • The husband of a woman who worked for about eight years at Overland ...more »


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