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Approval of interim chief's contract on council agenda
InMaricopa.comNovember 1, 2011

3.3 The Mayor and City Council shall hear a presentation by Grants Manager Mary Witkofski on proposed changes to the Maricopa Non Profit Funding Program. 3.4 The Mayor and City Council shall hear a presentation by Fire Division Chief Mark Boys on Long ...more »

City Attorney to City Council: Shut Up
Patch.comNovember 1, 2011

The council has no city-specific policy about communications outside of meetings, aside from following California's open-meeting law. Smith's report urges the council to "limit its consideration of facts to those presented at [official city hearings], ...more »

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Birth Injury
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New York Attorney Andrew J. Smiley: a 2011 "New York Super Lawyer"
U.S. Politics TodayNovember 1, 2011

The New York City personal injury law firm of Smiley & Smiley, LLP is a Midtown Manhattan family owned and operated firm which has provided personal injury legal representation to thousands of individuals and families since 1968. ...more »

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 »

Car Accidents
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Ann Arbor resident: Collision at pedestrian crosswalk 'could have been tragic'
AnnArbor.comNovember 1, 2011

"I asked the drivers if the accident was because of a pedestrian in the crosswalk. The response was yes." Under state law, motorists are required to stop for pedestrians within crosswalks. The city's ordinance goes one step further to make it the ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Kreis: The ugliness on Lowell Mountain
vtdigger.orgNovember 18, 2011

“Nuisance” and “intentional interference with contract” are time-honored concepts in civil tort law, but they typically arise in the context of commercial disputes and/or land-use schemes that are permanently noxious to neighbors. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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US may press India to amend nuclear legislation
Business StandardNovember 1, 2011

American investors are wary of coming to India, faced with a law that permits open-ended liability of suppliers. Further, they are fearful of the court cases that might result as a consequence of an accident. The Indian government has promised to 'fix' ...more »

Defective Products
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Woes for Johnson & Johnson
USA TodayNovember 20, 2011

... the company hired contractors to search stores and buy Motrin that came from the defective lots. The Oregon lawsuit said McNeil alerted the Food and Drug Administration about the Motrin and pledged to remove the product by July 15, 2009. ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Preti Flaherty Ranked Among 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” by US News & World ...
Insurance News Net (press release)November 1, 2011

... than 90 attorneys, the firm counsels clients in the areas of business law, energy, environmental, estate planning, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, legislative and regulatory, litigation, technology and telecommunications. ...more »

Eight Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C. Attorneys Named Missouri and Kansas Super ... (press release)November 2, 2011

Ritter, Lockwood, Cole, and Neill were selected in the Personal Injury Plaintiff: General practice category; Graham and Woodley in the Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical category; Hagerty in the Transportation/Maritime category; and Downing and ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Second family of Seal Beach salon shooting victim files wrongful death suit
Contra Costa TimesNovember 8, 2011

SANTA ANA -- A second wrongful death suit was filed Monday against a Huntington Beach man accused of storming a Seal Beach hair salon last month and shooting nine people, eight of whom were killed. ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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We need Safe Food, Not New Regulations
Ag WeeklyNovember 2, 2011

Churchville, VA—Deirdre Schlunegger, the head of an organization named "STOP Food borne Illness," warned recently on the Huffington Post website that the government won't have enough money next year to implement the new safety ...more »


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