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Closing arguments wrap in Spokane police case
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNovember 1, 2011

Federal prosecutors said a police officer used his badge as a license to brutally beat a citizen who posed no threat, but his lawyer countered in closing arguments Monday that the force veteran was only responding to a perceived threat as his training ...more »

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against HCA ...
Bradenton HeraldNovember 1, 2011

Specifically, the Complaint alleges that the Registration Statement and Prospectus failed to disclose that: (a) the Company improperly accounted for its prior business combinations in violation of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Washington Area Bicyclist Attorneys need to "walk the walk"
InjuryBoard.comNovember 2, 2011

I was sent information about a local lawyer who is supposedly a plaintiff's personal injury trial lawyer and a Washington DC area bicycle accident victims' advocate. Yet, when I did not recognize the name, I looked to find his number in the Virginia ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Winnebago County Health Department offers holiday food safety tips
Rockford Register StarNovember 15, 2011

When planning for a buffet, WCHD suggests that food items not be left on the table for long periods of time, as foodborne illness bacteria can multiply. According to the WCHD, leaving meat, poultry and dairy at room temperature for more than two hours ...more »

Car Accidents
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Lawmaker: Skip inspections for new cars
Charlotte ObserverNovember 1, 2011

Safety inspections started in North Carolina in 1966, as part of a traffic safety package proposed by Gov. Dan K. Moore. But some states began abolishing their programs in the 1970s when Congress waived a law allowing the federal government to withhold ...more »

Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed Against WWE
Wrestling Inc.November 24, 2011

WWE has had a personal injury lawsuit filed against them by a man named Shane Hawley who worked the 2/14/09 WWE taping at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. He was an "employee of the city of Seattle. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Supreme Court justices offer skepticism in prisoner's legal case
Kansas City StarNovember 1, 2011

An inmate's federal lawsuit against workers at the privately run California prison where he was injured in an accident appeared unlikely to sway Supreme Court justices on Tuesday. In a case closely watched by the nation's fast-growing ...more »

Defective Products
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CPSC: Drop-Side Cribs by Dutailier Group Recalled for Safety Risks
Justice News FlashNovember 5, 2011

Washington, DC — The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Dutailier Group Inc. are recalling 440 drop-side cribs for entrapment and fall hazards the defective products pose to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide recall on November ...more »

Toxic Torts
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10/31/11 civil cases
Inside Tucson BusinessNovember 1, 2011

Law Firm: KIMMINAU LAW FIRM PC. C2011 7514. METLIFE HOME LOANS vs. JENNIE C LOFFREDO ET AL FORCIBLE ENTRY. Law Firm: SHAPIRO VAN ESS & SHERMAN LLP. C2011 7515. GAILE MCNAIR vs. PATRICK CHRISTIAN TANGE; CAROLYN DEPOY; ET AL TORT: MOTOR VEHICLE. ...more »

Former Judge Joan Benge should be permanently disbarred, lawyer with state ...
NOLA.comNovember 5, 2011

By Paul Purpura, The Times-Picayune Joan Benge, the former state judge who was kicked off the Jefferson Parish bench two years ago because of a ruling she made in a personal injury case, should be permanently barred from practicing law, ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Inmate's death prompts lawsuit
The Tribune-DemocratNovember 7, 2011

Mona Lisa Stewart of Luthersburg filed the wrongful death suit recently in US District Court in Johnstown. Stewart's son, Jayson Stewart, was serving a six-month term at the prison in Indiana County on a parole violation: An unauthorized visit with his ...more »

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