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Rockford Man Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud
eNews Park ForestNovember 1, 2011

Rockford, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A Rockford man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to bankruptcy fraud. The defendant, Shane Mathew Berry, 39, admitted to making a false statement in documents he signed under penalty of perjury in his 2007 bankruptcy ...more »

Homicide suspect claims self-defense
York Daily RecordNovember 1, 2011

Accused of murdering an unarmed man, Shannon Mayo's defense is that someone - his cousin's husband, in fact - picked the dead man's gun up off the street before police arrived in the early morning hours of Oct. 6, 2009. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Randall Leshin's Law Firm Services Now Include Personal Injury and Estate Planning
Newswire Today (press release)November 8, 2011

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Pompano Beach, FL, United States, 11/07/2011 - Randall Leshin and the Leshin Law Firm, a South Florida law practice focused on bankruptcy and foreclosure cases expanded its service offerings to include personal injury and ...more »

Extra Weight Appears to Give Hybrids Edge in Safety
PropertyCasualty360November 17, 2011

In its study, HLDI analyzed more than 25 hybrid and conventional vehicle pairs made from 2003 to 2011, with at least one collision claim and at least one related injury claim filed under personal injury protection or medical payment (MedPay) coverage ...more »

Car Accidents
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Peer-to-peer car sharing gains investors, users
USA TodayNovember 1, 2011

And HiGear, which rents only high-end luxury cars to the well-heeled (daily rates can go as high as $500), is expanding this month into Los Angeles. It is no accident that San Francisco is ground zero for the car-sharing movement. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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California Court of Appeal raises the bar for physician antitrust claims ...
Lexology (registration)November 12, 2011

In addition to ruling in the Hospital's favor on Dr. Marsh's antitrust and unfair competition claims, the Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's dismissal of all of Dr. Marsh's tort claims against the Hospital, including intentional and negligent ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Tug pilot gets year in deadly Pa. duck boat crash
Boston.comNovember 2, 2011

Devlin's father-in-law, a retired port captain, had gotten him into the maritime trade, and he had risen from deckhand to first mate in about nine years. Devlin also had training about another tug accident involving a cellphone distraction, ...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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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 »

Personal Injury Lawyer Jason Byrd, Also Offers Nationwide Services
Benzinga (press release)November 3, 2011

While known mainly for being a Houston personal injury lawyer; attorney can help those all over the US. Having made a name for themselves by offering successful personal injury services in Houston, TX; Jason Byrd and his firm, the Byrd Law Firm, ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Widow of slain Lexington businessman files wrongful-death lawsuit
Lexington Herald LeaderNovember 16, 2011

HARRODSBURG — The widow of a Lexington businessman who was shot to death nearly a year ago has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the accused. Maryann Dacci of Lexington, administrator of John "Bud" ...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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