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Latinos Call for Immigration Reform, Not Record Deportations
Inter Press ServiceNovember 1, 2011

NEW YORK, Nov 1, 2011 (IPS) - In his campaign, President Barack Obama promised to make comprehensive immigration reform a top priority – a pledge mainly directed at Latino voters. But in his nearly three years in office, ...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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Atlanta Accident Attorneys Volunteer to Help the Homeless
PR Web (press release)November 8, 2011

Lawyers and staff from the Atlanta personal injury firm of the Accident Attorneys of Monge & Associates will team up with the non-profit 7 Bridges to Recovery to provide meals and blankets for the city's homeless. [I]t's important to go beyond our ...more »

PA Personal Injury Attorney Opens York Office In Expansion Move
Law Firm Newswire (press release)November 16, 2011

York, PA (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2011 – One of Central Pennsylvania's most successful personal injury and workman's compensation law firms, Freeburn & Hamilton, announces the opening of its eleventh local office, at 135 South Duke Street, ...more »

Car Accidents
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Aussie advert calls for end to Queensland's compulsory helmet laws for adults
road.ccNovember 2, 2011

“A recent Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland report found that bicycle helmet wearing reduces the likelihood of brain injury by 69 per cent and the likelihood of severe brain injury by 74 per cent,” she explained. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Unleashing the lawyers is not the answer to the question of privacy (press release)November 25, 2011

But there is undoubtedly a gap in our protection of individuals from conduct which amounts to harassment but which falls short of the common law tort of assault or would not justify the victim seeking an apprehended violence order. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Illegal immigrant pleads guilty in killing of nun in Va.
Washington TimesNovember 1, 2011

A Homeland Security Department investigation into the Martinelly Montano case determined that the Justice Department several times had delayed deportation hearings, even as he had several minor run-ins with the law in 2009 and 2010 that were not ...more »

Defective Products
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Wisconsin Association for Justice says a state bill would end a requirement ...
PolitiFactNovember 4, 2011

... way to the state's highest courts. The money stakes are not sky high, but significant: over a decade, counties served by Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance paid out $950000 in these cases. That doesn't include all counties, or other municipalities. ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Penn State, Joe Paterno, Civil Justice, & Tort Reform
InjuryBoard.comNovember 15, 2011

These protections are weakened (if not outright eliminated) when bad conduct is excused and immunized through tort reform. Pennsylvania passed additional tort reform measures just this year. These reforms largely abrogated the common law principles of ...more »

Law Office of John B. Harkavy is Founded in Wellesley, MA
PR Newswire (press release)November 15, 2011

Recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine in 2011, '09 and '06, Harkavy's firm will focus on civil litigation involving medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury, general commercial litigation, ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Michael Jackson's Family Sues Denver Billionaire's Company
KMGH DenverNovember 9, 2011

DENVER -- Now that the criminal trial in the death of Michael Jackson is over, the next legal step is two civil lawsuits. Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson's father, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray in November 2010, according to ABC ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Queensland has highest rate of food poisoning in country
Courier MailNovember 5, 2011

DINING OUT: It may look good but Queensland has the highest incidence of food poisoning cases in the nation. Source: AAP IT'S enough to make you sick - Queensland has the highest rate of food poisoning in the nation. There are more cases of salmonella ...more »


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