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Kodak denies bankruptcy plan but shares plummet
Economic TimesOctober 1, 2011

Eastman Kodak Co shares lost more than half their value on Friday as the company hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, triggering speculation that the photography pioneer could file for bankruptcy. Kodak, which delivered the first consumer ...more »

Many of state's Friendly's franchises won't be hurt by bankruptcy
Ct PostOctober 1, 2011

While unlikely to threaten their ice cream places, customers and business experts saw the potential bankruptcy as an indication of the economy's state. "You'd think a place like this would be OK with its moderate prices," Furrer said. ...more »

Personal Injury News and Stories

Birth Injury
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Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Announce Addition of Consumer Alerts Section ...
Emailwire (press release)October 1, 2011

To help ease navigation, the consumer alerts page on the Atlanta injury lawyers' website has been separated into four sections: prescription drugs; medical devices; consumer fraud claims; and allegedly defective products. The prescription drug section ...more »

'Have a go' claims putting off genuine personal injury victims from pursuing ...
Prfire (press release)October 4, 2011

Personal Injury experts, Fentons Solicitors have noticed that bogus injury claims are putting off real victims. Not wanting to be seen as time wasters, those who have suffered an illness or injury that could have been avoided are missing out on the ...more »

Car Accidents
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NLRB Upholds Car Dealership Worker's Firing Over Facebook Post
Workforce ManagementOctober 4, 2011

A National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge has ruled a Chicago-area BMW car dealership did not wrongfully terminate an employee for his Facebook postings, the agency said in a written statement released Sept 29. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Facebook and EHRs: A Very Fine Line Just Got Even Finer
iHealthBeatOctober 13, 2011

The purpose behind this departure from ordinary tort law rests in part behind society's belief that such loathsome acts of falsehood shall not be tolerated. And yet, such delineation can be difficult to apply across the spectrum of health care, ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Texas Truck Accident: Truck Accident Lawyers in Your State
Eva-News (press release)October 3, 2011

Their pain and suffering may be intense, and the law considers that a financial value can be placed on it, which a victim can recover in a lawsuit. When you are looking for a truck accident lawyer, Chicago has plenty of options to choose from, ...more »

Defective Products
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United Commercial Bank, Hedge Funds, EU Rules: Compliance
BusinessWeekOctober 21, 2011

JPMorgan, the biggest US bank by assets, set aside $314 million for buying back defective loans and incurred $1 billion in litigation costs caused mostly by mortgages, according to its Oct. 13 report. That brought the New York-based bank's total to at ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Crime and Courts: More 'tort reform' bills coming from the GOP
Capital Times (blog)October 8, 2011

But they've largely been stymied by a state law that shields drug makers from legal liability. Even the state itself, seeking to recover millions in Medicaid dollars spent on ailments caused by Vioxx, was prevented from doing so by its own appeals ...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 »

Wrongful Death
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Train death spurs lawsuit against bar
Cal Coast NewsOctober 6, 2011

Parents of a young North County man killed by a train have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of a popular downtown Paso Robles bar and restaurant and are asking for a jury trial. Bryan Brady was celebrating his 21st ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Everything you wanted to know about Listeria, but really don't
Food Poison JournalOctober 11, 2011

Procedures to Investigate Foodborne Illness Fifth Edition (p. 119). Des Moines, IA: International Association for Food Protection. CDC. (2008). Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food ...more »


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