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Federal judge dismisses part of fraud case against Citi
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 1, 2011

For plaintiffs: Stuart Grant and Megan McIntyre of Grant & Eisenhoffer. For Citi defendants: Brad Karp, Richard Rosen, Susanna Buergel and Karen King for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. (Reporting by Nick Zieminski) REUTERS / Lucas Jackson.more »

US Federal Contractor Registration Helps Contractors Find FEMA Contracts (press release)October 1, 2011

Doing so can result in being awarded a contract on the spot. In order to be considered eligible for any federal contracts, vendors must have a DUNS number and have completed their CCR registration and ORCA. For FEMA contracts, businesses must also ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Benefits of Using Structured Settlements in Claims Negotiations
ClaimsJournal.comOctober 31, 2011

“The reason this is such a perfect tool for a personal physical injury claim is because most plaintiffs are claiming damages for future medical needs, future loss of earnings and future loss of consortium. A number of issues commonly found in the ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Newsworks.orgOctober 18, 2011

Jensen issued a recall in September when reports of the potentially fatal illness began rolling in. It's become the deadliest known outbreak of food-borne illness in the nation in the last 25 years.more »

Car Accidents
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Calif. Man Whose Car Went off Cliff Recuperating
ABC NewsOctober 3, 2011

California Highway Patrol Officer John Lutz said accident investigators have little more to go on other than La Vau's account in determining what caused the crash. Little evidence was found on the mountain road. La Vau has said he was driving home to ...more »

Bostwick & Peterson LLP Increases Their Online Presence with an Internet ...
Insurance News Net (press release)October 10, 2011

The personal injury attorneys of Bostwick & Peterson LLP are proud to announce the launching of three new websites for California and Hawaii . The firm has engaged the services of the outstanding management and design company Scorpion Design as part of ...more »

Mass Accidents
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New York Elevator Accident Lawyer Says Two Elevator Accidents in One Week ...
U.S. Politics TodayOctober 1, 2011

"Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of elevator shaft falls and accidents is that in most cases, the injuries and fatalities can be prevented," said New York elevator accident lawyer Perecman. "If some guidelines were properly followed, ...more »

Defective Products
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Take Fire Prevention Week seriously
Boston GlobeOctober 13, 2011

As someone who has written about an awful lot of fires - including many started by defective products - it's worth taking a few minutes to review the guidelines being promoted during Fire Prevention Week to help keep your family safe. ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Hot Coffee screening coincides with new round of 'tort reform' in Wisconsin ...
IsthmusOctober 2, 2011

Graves says she is particularly concerned about one proposal that would grant legal immunity to drug and medical device manufacturers if an allegedly defective product has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. She says she doesn't feel ...more »

Money Damages for Injuries Caused by Drunk Drivers in Georgia (press release)October 12, 2011

One important aspect of Georgia personal injury law is that DUI injury plaintiffs can seek punitive damages due to the recklessness behind driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Punitive damages are authorized in some civil cases to punish ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Detroit officer looks to delay wrongful death civil lawsuit in Aiyana case
The Detroit NewsOctober 11, 2011

Detroit— A city police officer accused of killing a 7-year-old girl during a search for a murder suspect will ask a judge Tuesday to delay a wrongful death civil lawsuit against him and the city pending the outcome of criminal charges filed last week ...more »


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