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Unsecured creditors likely to lose nearly half money owed by Browns ...
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

The firms face an anxious wait as administrators for Browns Construction Group battle for payments from long-running contract disputes against the company, which helped force it into administration in August. But administrators from Begbies Traynor ...more »

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 »

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Birth Injury
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Top Litigators Team Up to Achieve Largest Personal Injury Verdict in History ...
ReadMedia (press release)November 2, 2011

by O'Connell and Aronowitz Law Firm A New York State Supreme Court jury in Franklin County, New York awarded an unprecedented $2.9 million dollar verdict to a Fort Covington couple for injuries that Kathryn Brethour sustained when an X-ray keypad fell ...more »

How do Personal Injury Cases Work?
U.S. Politics TodayNovember 2, 2011

Personal injury law can apply to a wide range of situations, but it is elementally simple: If you've been injured due to the negligence of another, you may have the basis for a personal injury lawsuit. ATLANTA, GA, November 02, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ ...more »

Car Accidents
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Hit the Brakes on Distracted Driving
InjuryBoard.comNovember 8, 2011

According to distracted driving statistics compiled by Oklahoma Law, distracted drivers are 23 times more likely to cause an accident compared with drunk drivers who are seven times as likely to cause one, making them some of the most dangerous drivers ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Trespasser liability: Wisconsin Legislature votes to codify existing law
WisBarNovember 16, 2011

Senate Substitute Amendment 1 to SS SB 22 codifies this well-settled law. Under the bill, a possessor of real property – an owner, lessee, tenant, or other lawful occupant of real property – owes no duty of care to trespassers, but may be liable if he ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Pa. Senate passes bill making texting and driving illegal
Delaware County Daily TimesNovember 2, 2011

Byrnes said his crash investigation team routinely checks cell phones 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. The bill also originally had language ...more »

Defective Products
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One for the Good Guys -- Bausch v Stryker
InjuryBoard.comNovember 1, 2011

In “In re Medtronic, Inc. Sprint Fidelis Leads Products Liability Litigation”, the court ruled that since the recalled and admittedly defective pacemaker leads at issue had been approved by the FDA, all plaintiffs' claims were preempted by federal law...more »

Toxic Torts
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Preti Flaherty Ranked Among 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” by US News & World ...
Insurance News Net (press release)November 1, 2011

... than 90 attorneys, the firm counsels clients in the areas of business law, energy, environmental, estate planning, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, legislative and regulatory, litigation, technology and telecommunications. ...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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Jackson Family Blames AEG For Singer's Death
Neon TommyNovember 9, 2011

Katherine Jackson and he grandchildren are pressing a wrongful death suit against AEG in civil court. The case will likely be tried in September. The case will involve many of the same issues as the criminal trial of Murray, according to the LA Times, ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Another day, another food safety scandal – so where's the cash?
FoodNavigator-USA.comNovember 7, 2011

When it was signed into law in January, the Food Safety Modernization Act was hailed as the biggest overhaul of the US food supply in more than 70 years – but as another foodborne illness outbreak lands in the record books, the FDA is still waiting for ...more »


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