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Hail Damage Helps Sales and Use Tax Revenue Soar
KGWNOctober 1, 2011

Sales and use tax collections typically lag the point of sale by about two months, which means the work load from the hail storm events that happened in July are just now starting to show in the state's tax numbers. "We're seeing this work load ...more »

East Fallowfield appeals decision by zoning hearing board
Daily Local NewsOctober 1, 2011

EAST FALLOWFIELD — Township supervisors did not properly vote to pursue an appeal of a zoning hearing board decision, according to a state Sunshine Law expert. Teri Henning, an attorney with the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Finding A Trained Personal Injury Lawyer Fort Lauderdale
Eva-News (press release)October 5, 2011

The work of a personal injury lawyer Fort Lauderdale includes fighting civil suits for injuries that do not arise due to a contract. Although, such attorneys can practice all types of legal suits, they generally ...more »

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 »

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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Neb. bin worker's estate seeks to reinstate suit
CanadianBusiness.comOctober 4, 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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Mourning the loss
Shawnee News StarOctober 2, 2011

Numerous Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers worked the accident, which remains under investigation. Trooper Betsy Randolph, OHP spokeswoman, said the patrol car the deputies were riding in collided with a tractor-trailer rig. ...more »

Defective Products
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Ultragenyx Granted Orphan Drug Designation for UX001 SA-ER for the Treatment ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 5, 2011

GNE is the abbreviation for the UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase/N-acetylmannosamine kinase gene, which is defective in patients with GNE myopathy. HIBM, or GNE myopathy, is a severe, adult-onset muscle disease caused by a deficiency of an enzyme in ...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 »

Editorial Quick Hits: Close pot loopholes
The Detroit NewsOctober 1, 2011

But the grant, from the US Justice Department's Community Oriented Policing Services program, is good for only three years. Then what? The problem with having basic services such as policing depend on federal grants of limited duration is that the cost ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Toys 'R' Us to pay $20.6m in wrongful death suit for woman's death in Andover
Boston GlobeOctober 15, 2011

They awarded both compensatory and punitive damages in the wrongful death suit. The Toyquest Banzai slide, sold online and in stores, was imported from China and did not comply with federal standards regulating swimming pool slides, the family's ...more »

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