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Finally, some good news on the uninsured
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

It's critical for our kids, our parents, our friends and neighbors and our health care jobs that they find solutions that protect the federal government's commitment to Medicaid. Proposals like block grants and spending caps would simply make more ...more »

Iconic for decades, time running out for Kodak
CNBC.comOctober 1, 2011

Concerns about the company's future boiled over on Friday, after it hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, sending its shares down 54 percent to 78 cents per share. Although Kodak said it has "no intention" of filing for bankruptcy, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Lawyer backs changes to personal-injury process
Derbyshire TimesOctober 8, 2011

A TOP north Derbyshire lawyer has welcomed Government plans to ban insurance and claims-management companies from selling personal injury victims' cases to solicitors. John Spencer, of CS2 Lawyers, of Chesterfield, has been campaigning for years to ...more »

The Future of Internet Marketing Set to Be Decoded and Debated at PILMMA's ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 4, 2011

The TechnoLawyer Legal Technology Consultant of the Year and Edge Award Winner for the article "What the Web Can Do for You," will be answering questions submitted by Personal Injury and Disability lawyers from across the nation. ...more »

Car Accidents
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Costs forcing small businesses to reconsider medical coverage
Dailyrecord.comOctober 4, 2011

11:42 pm Craftsmanship And Quality Are Never An Accident September 2008, will mark our 37th year serving the... A Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that annual premiums in 2011 for insurance provided through employers average $5429 for a single ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Court Tosses Homeless Shelter's Claims
Courthouse News ServiceOctober 7, 2011

21, US District Judge Thomas Thrash ruled that the city was entitled to sovereign immunity as to the state law tort claims, because the Task Force could not prove that Atlanta had harmed its reputation and business relations out of pecuniary interest. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Suit over Kemah truck crash reinstated
Southeast Texas RecordOctober 4, 2011

GALVESTON - A $50000 lawsuit arising from a 2009 accident involving a tractor-trailer has recently been reopened after being dismissed for want of prosecution. Galveston County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Barbara Roberts granted plaintiffs Adrian Cantu ...more »

Defective Products
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Electronic Cigarette Direct Offers 30-Day Guarantee 14, 2011

This policy states that customers who receive non-defective products can still return them within seven days of receipt simply because they've chosen not to keep them. Details of this return policy are also located on the company website. ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Cupp: Metrolink disaster, part 2 -- Corporate stonewalling
Ventura County StarOctober 1, 2011

The corporations should take a page from BP's playbook and "make it right" to the Metrolink disaster victims and their families. Richard L. Cupp, Jr., a torts law scholar, is the John W. Wade Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law.more »

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 »

Wrongful Death
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Thomas St. George Being Sued for Wrongful Death
KVEWOctober 7, 2011

Published Thursday, October 6th, 2011 Thomas St. George is being sued for the wrongful death of his wife Sandy St. George. Sharon Piel, Sandy St. George's sister, is pursuing the lawsuit against her brother-in-law because she believes there were items ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Produce Problems: How Pigs, Pollution And Other People Taint Our Fruits And ...
Huffington PostOctober 26, 2011

"We were totally naive," says her mother, Elizabeth, who now serves on the board of the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention, a public health advocacy group. "We assumed that the food we bought at our grocery store was safe. ...more »


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