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Non-profits worried new law will hurt smaller agencies
Globe and MailNovember 1, 2011

As the Conservative government examines new ways of funding charities and non-profits, the sector is looking to comply with a major legislative change approved in 2009 called the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act that recently came into force on ...more »

Chicago Cubs 2012 free-agent and draft-pick possibilities
Through The Fence Baseball (blog)November 1, 2011

With some burdening contracts finally expiring soon, and many positions needing to be filled, this offseason could get real interesting on the north side of Chicago. They also own the sixth pick in next year's draft, and Epstein has showed a keen eye ...more »

Personal Injury News and Stories

Birth Injury
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Gear Up Florida Coalition Launches to Combat Personal Injury Protection Fraud
Sacramento BeeNovember 16, 2011

Staged accidents, rampant litigation, and unscrupulous medical clinics that provide services to Personal Injury Protection claimants have created a perfect storm of skyrocketing costs for honest Florida consumers. Florida leads the nation in staged ...more »

Plaintiff and brother take witness stand in personal injury case against City ...
Madison County RecordNovember 10, 2011

He had suffered a brain injury and other physical injuries from the accident, which left him hospitalized for months, of which he now remembers very little. His ability to hold a job is hindered by his speech, he said. "I can't hold a job. ...more »

Car Accidents
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Nearly 200 New Oklahoma Laws Take Effect This Week
ClaimsJournal.comNovember 1, 2011

The “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” calls for prison time for doctors who perform abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, presuming a fetus can feel pain after that point. The bill includes an exemption for abortions performed when the life ...more »

Intentional Torts
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GILLIAM v. CORDISH COMPANY, INC.
Leagle.comNovember 18, 2011

Jurgielski argues that under Missouri law, theories of negligence and intentional torts are contradictory and mutually exclusive. Jurgielski argues that plaintiff's negligence claim fails because he alleges only intentional acts and does not allege ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Auto insurance: No-fault no-reform
The Detroit NewsNovember 3, 2011

They don't like it because, when insurance companies try to deny claims for various and sundry reasons, the accident victims' only recourse by law is to go to court. The insurers and their clients spend way too much time in Michigan courts fighting ...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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COLUMN-Are big banks now in the clear over Madoff? Frankel
ReutersNovember 2, 2011

Tuesday's decision wipes out about $20 billion in alleged damages, leaving Picard with about $450 million in traditional bankruptcy court clawback claims against JPMorgan and about $80 million in bank fee claims against UBS. ...more »

Be more aware of winter driving hazards, warns solicitor
WebWire (press release)November 4, 2011

Mr Cuerden is the owner of PHC Law personal injury solicitors, based in Preston, Lancashire. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident and would like more information about how Mr Cuerden and his team can help, visit www.phclaw.com or call ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Altria Says West Virginia Tobacco Wrongful-Death Case Ended in Mistrial
BloombergNovember 8, 2011

The first part of a two-phase trial of wrongful-death and personal-injury claims by smokers and their families in state court in Wheeling, West Virginia, ended today, less than two weeks after jurors began hearing evidence. ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Another day, another food safety scandal – so where's the cash?
FoodNavigator-USA.comNovember 7, 2011

When it was signed into law in January, the Food Safety Modernization Act was hailed as the biggest overhaul of the US food supply in more than 70 years – but as another foodborne illness outbreak lands in the record books, the FDA is still waiting for ...more »

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