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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 »

Health Department Says Cause of Elyria Players' Illness 'Unknown'
Cleveland News - Fox 8October 1, 2011

The food borne illness that sickened dozens of players on the Elyria High School football team earlier this month remains a mystery. The Elyria City Health District and the Ohio Department of Health announced ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Personal Injury Attorney
Eva-News (press release)October 3, 2011

Are you aware of what constitute personal injury? Basically, personal injury means injury or fatality caused by any form of carelessness on the side of another person. It is possible to claim compensation as a result of this. ...more »

No-fault Insurance Changes Clear First Hurdle In State House Committee
Interlochen Public RadioOctober 13, 2011

The measure would get rid unlimited medical coverage to drivers in serious car accidents, called Personal Injury Protection or PIP. Kevin Clinton, the state's Insurance Commissioner, told lawmakers Michigan's auto insurance model is unsustainable. ...more »

Car Accidents
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Stronger texting laws invoked
TowerlightOctober 3, 2011

Martin O'Malley has implemented a new law to try and cut down on cellphone related car accidents. A new addition to the cell phone law, which took effect Saturday, Oct. 1, will close the loophole that previously allowed texting in a stopped car. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Fourth Circuit rules torture victims law inapplicable to corporation making ...
Lexology (registration)October 4, 2011

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that Kurdish plaintiffs may not sue the company that makes a chemical used in mustard gas under either the Torture Victim Protection Act or the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). Aziz v. Alcolac, Inc., No. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Sacramento Construction Site Accident Lawyers Secure $1000000 Settlement on ...
PR Web (press release)October 6, 2011

The Sacramento construction site accident lawyers at the law firm of Demas & Rosenthal hereby announce that the firm has secured a $1000000 settlement on behalf of a client who was badly injured in an accident that occurred while working at a ...more »

Defective Products
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James Hardie Siding Issues Being Reviewed by Class Action Attorneys
Emailwire (press release)October 6, 2011

Class Action.org keeps consumers informed about product alerts, recalls, and emerging litigation and helps them take action against the manufacturers of defective products, drugs, and medical devices. Information about consumer fraud issues and ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Off the Bench, Into the Fray
Wall Street JournalOctober 5, 2011

Yet he has applauded the use of equivalent evidence in other cases—namely, in multibillion-dollar "tort" lawsuits against corporations. "I see no reason," he wrote in a 2007 case against the Philip Morris tobacco company, "why an interest in punishing ...more »

Michigan no-fault insurance testimony before large crowd
Michigan RadioOctober 4, 2011

Advocates hoping to keep the Michigan No Fault Personal Injury Protection auto insurance told members of the Michigan House of Representatives Insurance Committee that it would be a mistake to change the law. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Oil Field Injury and Wrongful Death Attorney James Christopher Dean Shares his ...
Environmental Expert (press release)October 1, 2011

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 01, 2011 -- Oil field injury and wrongful death attorney James Christopher Dean says it is not a surprise more have been added to the statistics of oil field injury with the latest explosion. 'On September 22, 2011 two ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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1663 cases of food-borne diseases in Dubai
Khaleej TimesOctober 6, 2011

DUBAI - As many as 1663 cases of food-borne illnesses have been reported in Dubai in the first nine months this year. However, not a single person has died of food poisoning and the emirate has recorded food-borne illnesses far below the average number ...more »

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