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Berwyn cops now say they had 6 calls about filthy, animal-filled home
Chicago TribuneOctober 1, 2011

The calls, mostly related to neighbor disputes or property-related issues, did not suggest the five children living there were in danger or that forced entry was warranted, police Chief James Ritz said. Police said the most serious incident was in ...more »

Business warns of budget blues for decades
Sydney Morning HeraldOctober 1, 2011

The council says combined federal, state and local governments will need to raise an extra 5 per cent of GDP in tax by the middle of the century - almost twice as much as conceded by Finance Minister Penny Wong. The council's research - to be released ...more »

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Birth Injury
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After the Fire: Claims for Injuries Caused by Defective Smoke Detectors
U.S. Politics TodayOctober 1, 2011

This is especially important because, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, most fatal fires happen at night, when people are asleep. We are all at our most vulnerable when sleeping. That's why it's terrible when a defective smoke alarm ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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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 »

Car Accidents
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Judge backs car dealer that fired employee over Facebook post
Chicago TribuneOctober 1, 2011

Judge Joel Biblowitz in his ruling issued Wednesday agreed that Becker's online posts about the sales event were protected by federal law. But the judge found that his comments and pictures about the Land Rover accident were "neither protected nor ...more »

David S Kohm & Associates Fort Worth - Caring About Your Personal Injuries and ...
SBWire (press release)October 10, 2011

Fort Worth, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/10/2011 -- The principle of a personal injury law firm is a reasonably new idea, at least in phrases of the modern tradition of in search of compensation for injuries acquired at perform or at the arms of others. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Police Beat – October 5, 2011
Journal EnterpriseOctober 5, 2011

30 on charges of receiving stolen property less than $10000. All subjects are innocent until convicted in a court of law. An accident occurred on Hearin St. in Clay. According to Webster County Deputy Scott Starkey, Leda Townsend, 76, Clay, ...more »

Defective Products
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Why Doesn't #OccupyWallSt Protest Facebook, Google, Or YouTube?
Big GovernmentOctober 8, 2011

These "students" should be suing BIG ED for providing a defective product. Cowboy-OT a bit, but if you dont know this by now you should. On Nov 12(or 20th) the FCC is going to try to institute "net netraulity", in defiance of 2 fed court orders and the ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Heidi Barcus: State's tort reform detailed as law goes into effect
Knoxville News SentinelOctober 3, 2011

The act, commonly referred to as tort reform during the recent legislative debate, places caps on noneconomic and punitive damages in certain lawsuits, including car wrecks, medical malpractice, products liability and torts for injury to a business. ...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 »

Wrongful Death
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Job of Mediating Coal-Mine Claims Goes to . . . Guess Who?
Wall Street Journal (blog)October 11, 2011

Legal experts have said that if the civil and criminal investigations find the company negligent, the settlement amounts will rise. Settling the 18 outstanding wrongful death cases is more complex. Under state law, close family members need to waive ...more »

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