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Court: School was Right to Ban "Islam is of the Devil" Shirts
Opposing ViewsNovember 1, 2011

... policy banning “clothing or accessories that ... denigrate or promote discrimination for or against an individual or group on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, race, religion, or gender” was constitutional. ...more »

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 »

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Birth Injury
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Free Truck Accident Case Evaluation Offered at LA Personal Injury Law Firm ... (press release)November 17, 2011

... injury attorneys handling Motor vehicle accident, medical negligence, construction accident and wrongful death cases. With over 30 years of experience in representing personal injury victims, the law firm works on no upfront fee contingency basis. ...more »

Price Benowitz LLP Announces its New Virginia Personal Injury Website (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 »

Car Accidents
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Time for No-Fault Reform
PropertyCasualty360November 1, 2011

In an effort to hold down costs, the state adopted a fee schedule limiting the amount insurers have to pay for common medical treatments associated with car accidents. The state's medical society took issue with the change and sued to stop its ...more »

Intentional Torts
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On whether politicians should have the same rights to privacy 18, 2011

It's actually extremely cutting edge public law. I wonder if the UK has had a similar case… there might be. The other thing is that the “right to privacy” in NZ is still a right which is being developed by the Courts. In terms of a privacy tort, ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Low-Cost Bus 'Wake-Up Call'
Wall Street JournalNovember 1, 2011

The accident highlighted the rapid growth in the buses that pick up on the side of the road in one city—often in Chinatown—and drop people off in another. Because they don't pay fees to terminal operators and have very little overhead, they're able ...more »

Defective Products
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iPhone 5 release date awaits as iPhone 4S gets iOS 5.0.1 battery fix
Beatweek MagazineNovember 10, 2011

It was a cleverly sadistic gambit: the free case Apple is giving you will destroy your already-defective iPhone. Fortunately for consumers, the secondary hoax never caught on like the first one did. But it showed just how deeply the lunacy and hatred ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Butler Rubin Named Among Best Law Firms in U.S. News Media Group and Best ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)November 1, 2011

... including antitrust, competition law and opt-out antitrust litigation; class actions; defense of corporate directors and officers; mortgage insurance; credit insurance; insolvency; creditors' rights; and products liability and mass tort matters. ...more »

New Jury Verdict Roundup Launched on Blog
MarketWatch (press release)November 7, 2011

$4.2 million jury award in wrongful death - medical malpractice case. -- Benzene exposure leads to $7.5 million jury verdict for truck driver's family. "It's not a lottery," said Amy Widman, Assistant Professor of Law at Northern Illinois University. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Park Service sued over fatal Olympic goat goring
CBS NewsNovember 1, 2011

The Interior Department had earlier denied a $10 million wrongful death claim from the family of 63-year-old Bob Boardman of Port Angeles. A department lawyer said there was no evidence of negligence in the October 2010 death. ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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CDPH Offers Food Safety Tips for Holiday Feasts
YubaNet (press release)November 3, 2011

2, 2011 - As the holiday season ramps up, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reminding Californians about the importance of safe food handling to prevent foodborne illness. "Thorough cooking, adequate refrigeration, good hand washing ...more »


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