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A federal takeover of education
Washington PostOctober 1, 2011

Such federal aid to education came in 1965, the year of liberals living exuberantly, which produced Medicare and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The latter completed the long repudiation of the idea that some sectors of life are ...more »

US DOJ seeks trustee in Solyndra bankruptcy
ReutersOctober 1, 2011

By Dan Levine Sept 30 (Reuters) - The US Department of Justice is seeking to give control of Solyndra's estate to a bankruptcy trustee, citing the refusal by executives at the solar power company to answer questions about its operations. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Personal injury policy debated at insurance hearing
NorthJersey.comOctober 7, 2011

The state's banking and insurance commissioner, Thomas Considine, will have the final say over how the rules governing the personal injury portion of every auto insurance policy should change. A spokesman for the department said it had been flooded ...more »

Kentucky Personal Injury Attorney Endorses Ban on Truck and Bus Drivers Using ...
Benzinga (press release)October 7, 2011

Lexington accident and injury lawyer Frank Jenkins III of Frank Jenkins Law Office says that eliminating distractions among commercial drivers will significantly reduce the likelihood of deadly vehicle crashes. A recent proposal to ban cell phone calls ...more »

Car Accidents
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'Breaking Bad' recap, 'End Times': Falling down
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comOctober 3, 2011

He got himself and his brother-in-law Hank in a car accident to delay a stakeout of the superlab grounds. His partner and his employer both despise him. Gus resents that Walt is effectively guiding the DEA in their direction. ...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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Justice minister failed to declare interest in industry he regulates
The GuardianOctober 2, 2011

Djanogly only records in the ministerial register of interests that his "brother-in-law Ben Silk owns Going Legal Ltd and Legal Link Introductory Services Ltd". According to company accounts, the two firms made £130000 last year in profits. ...more »

Defective Products
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Flood of food imported to US, but only 2 percent inspected
msnbc.comOctober 3, 2011

The case of the destroyed bean curds was relatively straightforward: They had been flagged as suspect as soon as they arrived in port due to a defective heat seal and were sent directly to an FDA warehouse for testing. The FDA's Los Angeles district is ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Workplace Privacy Issues in Texas
Texas LawyerOctober 7, 2011

Invasion of privacy: Invasion of privacy is a state law claim. In Texas, invasion of privacy is an intentional tort with three distinct causes of action: • appropriation, for commercial advantage, of a person's name or likeness. ...more »

Harford County Personal Injury Attorney Offer Free Consultation For Injury And ...
The Open Press (press release)October 4, 2011

Cockeysville, MD (OPENPRESS) October 3, 2011 - To people who encounter any unfortunate circumstances such as personal injury or even wrongful death, finding a lawyer who truly cares about a client's situation and is capable of delivering ideal results ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Community Regional Medical Center settles wrongful death lawsuit
KFSNOctober 7, 2011

The hospital has settled the wrongful death lawsuit. "I believe the hospital did the right thing and settled the case early and they settled for the maximum amount. I believe it's a fair settlement given the state of the law that there's only a $250000 ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Food safety risks, burdens distributed unevenly
The RepublicOctober 3, 2011

At least 13 people are already believed to have died from eating cantaloupes grown on one farm in Colorado, the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness since 1998. That recall came just a month after Cargill launched the second-biggest meat recall in ...more »


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