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Clifford Olson — Canada's national monster — dead at 71
Vancouver SunOctober 1, 2011

A monster. He was a personable, charming guy. When he walked into my office, it was the cops that looked bad." "Olson very fully appreciated the nature and quality of what he was doing," said his former lawyer, Shantz. "That probably was the engine ...more »

Federal healthcare lawsuit could make McKenna sick
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)October 1, 2011

For the sake of his 2012 gubernatorial chances, he'd better pray his side loses when the justices decide the fate of the new federal healthcare law next year. McKenna autographing a poster for a supporter after he announced his 2012 gubernatorial bid ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Injury, consumer case laws change
DeSoto AppealOctober 1, 2011

The bill also substantially alters the state's Consumer Protection Act. It prohibits lawsuits under the TCPA for securities fraud, and prohibits some lawsuits filed by individuals -- providing instead for enforcement of key provisions by the state ...more »

Finding A Trained Personal Injury Lawyer Fort Lauderdale
Eva-News (press release)October 5, 2011

The work of a personal injury lawyer Fort Lauderdale includes fighting civil suits for injuries that do not arise due to a contract. Although, such attorneys can practice all types of legal suits, they generally ...more »

Car Accidents
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Mourning the loss
Shawnee News StarOctober 2, 2011

Numerous Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers worked the accident, which remains under investigation. Trooper Betsy Randolph, OHP spokeswoman, said the patrol car the deputies were riding in collided with a tractor-trailer rig. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Neb. bin worker's estate seeks to reinstate suit
BusinessWeekOctober 5, 2011

Even if the appeal were filed in a timely manner, they argue, state law makes workers' compensation an employee's exclusive remedy against an employer. "The exclusivity rule applies to intentional torts and cannot be evaded even if the accident was the ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Ladd remembered as compassionate, professional judge
KCBD-TVOctober 1, 2011

Lubbock mourned one of its own Friday as a motorcycle accident claimed the life of County Court at Law Judge Larry "Rusty" Ladd. Ladd leaves behind a wife, three sons and one daughter. He began his law enforcement career ...more »

Defective Products
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Apple Did Not Impress, Forgot iPhone 5
Examiner.comOctober 4, 2011

... fruitful as a way to replace stagnate innovation revenues, but now there is rumor that the replacement supplier (remember, Samsung was a major Apple supplier, not just a competitor) is creating defective products that are delaying the iPhone 5. ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Presidential Hopefuls Say Health Reform Law Adding to Fiscal Issues
California HealthlineOctober 12, 2011

Perry defended his health care record by saying the state reduced health insurance costs by 30% during his tenure and passed sweeping tort reform in 2003. Later, Perry's campaign sent several press releases to reporters criticizing Romney and the ...more »

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Explains When Doctors Fail to Check Medications ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)October 4, 2011

“This reported case was quite disturbing for several reasons,” explained Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. “He had survived being overseas and barely escaped being killed by a ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Family names Nicholls in wrongful death lawsuit
Nicholls WorthOctober 6, 2011

The parents of the University student who died during the Kappa Alpha hayride last September have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Nicholls State University, the University of Louisiana System, Epsilon Beta chapter of Kappa Alpha order and ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Food Safety Recipe: Better Education, Criminal Convictions Needed
MyHealthNewsDailyOctober 28, 2011

The federal case brought against juice maker Odwalla resulted in the first criminal conviction for food-borne illness, although no one in the company served time in jail. The company was fined $1.5 million for distributing contaminated juice — the ...more »

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