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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 »

Madoff Family Book's Profits Spark Anger from Victims
KBOINovember 1, 2011

But Catherine Hooper, the woman who's been engaged to Andrew and living with him for the past three years, will profit from the project, which angers some of the victims of Bernie Madoff's multi-billion-dollar investment fraud. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Price Benowitz LLP Announces its New Virginia Personal Injury Website
DigitalJournal.com (press release)November 2, 2011

Price Benowitz LLP, a leading law firm serving Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, announces the launch of its Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer website. The new website connects injured people with the firm's personal injury practice in Virginia. ...more »

New York City Mass Tort and Personal Injury Litigation Law Firm Weitz ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 11, 2011

11, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Weitz & Luxenberg PC, the largest mass tort and personal injury litigation law firm in New York, today announced it will continue providing legal services and personal support to veterans, members of the armed forces and ...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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Lakeside faces tort claim by admin
Coos Bay WorldNovember 19, 2011

... opposition to discrimination, 1983 First Amendment, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress." Fred Carleton, Lakeside's attorney, described the wide list of asserted damages as a 'kitchen-sink approach" that is used by a tort...more »

Mass Accidents
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Travelogue: Texting law is a step in right direction
Delaware County Daily TimesNovember 6, 2011

There was a construction truck, a 10-wheel dump truck, in the right lane. The driver realized he was in the wrong lane, so without a turn signal, not one, crossed two lanes to make a left onto Chester Pike. While it's no fun to turn a construction...more »

Defective Products
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Julie Andrews, With Grace
Wall Street JournalNovember 3, 2011

It was for the French brand's "Petit h" collection, a series of items—some decorative, some utilitarian, all, like the rest of the company's products, very expensive—made by Hermes artisans from defective Hermes castaways and excess leather and ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Law firms dominating campaign contributions to Obama
Washington PostNovember 20, 2011

... solicit and “bundle” contributions from friends, family and associates. More than a fifth of Obama's bundlers — 78 out of 358, the largest percentage compared to any other profession — are lawyers at some of the biggest law firms in the world, ...more »

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 »

Wrongful Death
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Baby Dies from Massive Head Trauma Due to Alleged Obstetrical Negligence...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)November 11, 2011

Medical malpractice attorney, Dr. Bruce G. Fagel, files lawsuit on behalf of Seda Kaplanyan and Tigran Gadyan, after their infant, David Gadyan, died from alleged negligence caused by his obstetrician, Kevin Galstyan, MD. The baby died after suffering ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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E. Coli Watch: 30 Cases Confirmed in St. Louis Outbreak
Food and Drink DigitalNovember 8, 2011

Food-borne pathogens are like a Hydra in their tenacity: it seems that every time one outbreak is contained and treated, three more rise up in its place. This week it's E. coli rearing its ugly head in the news as the illness toll for an E. coli ...more »

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