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Public sector wage freeze law possible, Hudak says
Toronto SunOctober 1, 2011

“I think we need to realize that we have a collective bargaining agreement regime in Ontario that is the law.” Asked about a public-union pay freeze Friday, Hudak wouldn't rule one out — though it would only be considered as a “last resort” in ...more »

Income-paying funds: How to find the right fit
Globe and MailOctober 1, 2011

So, what does Mr. Hallett see as an ideal mix of investments for an income-paying fund? “I don't think it needs to get too fancy – a mix of domestic and foreign stocks, some preferred shares for the higher yield and on the bond side a mix of government ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Woman claims injury by vibrator, in lawsuit
Record-SearchlightOctober 18, 2011

April Dawn Bonjour filed her personal injury lawsuit Aug. 30 against Pipedream Products Inc. A spokesman for the company declined Monday to comment on the lawsuit. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Jan. 17 in Siskiyou County Superior Court, ...more »

Man Freezes to Death When Utility Company Limits Electric Use Reports Atlanta ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)October 6, 2011

“It simply defies logic,” said Robert Webb, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer with Webb & D'Orazio, a law firm specializing in personal injury, malpractice, criminal defense, and business law. “Why would a utility company limit the gas or electric to ...more »

Car Accidents
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Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer Says Speed Is Contributor to Nation-Leading ...
Insurance News Net (press release)October 7, 2011

It's important for anyone injured in an automotive accident to seek legal consultation, Harrell said. “It is particularly important to remember that insurance companies work to get accident victims to accept a settlement quickly, but a lawyer can ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Health care looms over Supreme Court's new term
CBS NewsOctober 3, 2011

He can do this by eliminating fraud, establishing tort reform and curbing the greed of pharmaceutical and health insurance companies. The government needs to exercise great caution in passing such legislation because once an entitlement attitude gets ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Report: Police negligence, lies contributed to Miami Beach ATV crash
MiamiHerald.comOctober 11, 2011

“It appears to be a rash of officers who were hired here and, for whatever reason, felt they could be above the law and do things that they were not going to be held accountable for,'' Gonzalez said. “Now, the people who were responsible for those ...more »

Defective Products
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Some products look a lot better on TV
Chicago TribuneOctober 6, 2011

One of the needles was defective, but the others you really could thread with eyes closed. Excellent for small jobs. EGGIES ($9.88 for set of six) allow you to cook hard-boiled eggs without the shell so you'll "never peel a hard-boiled egg again. ...more »

Toxic Torts
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PM appoints Chief Justice of Quebec
Montreal GazetteOctober 8, 2011

Her main area of practice was civil litigation with an emphasis on tort law, product liability, construction law, insolvency and environmental law. Duval Hesler's appointment, which takes effect immediately, was announced the same week she was part of ...more »

NY's concussion prevention law topic of forum
Wall Street JournalOctober 4, 2011

AP TONAWANDA, NY — A new New York law meant to protect student athletes from brain injuries will be the topic of a forum, with former Buffalo Bills safety Mark Kelso among those who will meet with parents, coaches and athletes. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Job of Mediating Coal-Mine Claims Goes to . . . Guess Who?
Wall Street Journal (blog)October 11, 2011

Legal experts have said that if the civil and criminal investigations find the company negligent, the settlement amounts will rise. Settling the 18 outstanding wrongful death cases is more complex. Under state law, close family members need to waive ...more »


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