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Public sector wage freeze law possible, Hudak says
Toronto SunOctober 1, 2011

“I think we need to realize that we have a collective bargaining agreement regime in Ontario that is the law.” Asked about a public-union pay freeze Friday, Hudak wouldn't rule one out — though it would only be considered as a “last resort” in ...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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Charleston Personal Injury Lawyer Says Speed Is Contributor to Nation-Leading ...
Benzinga (press release)October 7, 2011

South Carolina personal injury attorney Ken Harrell of Joye Law Firm says his experience indicates that negligence is a bigger factor in fatal traffic accidents than road and bridge conditions. Charleston personal injury lawyer Ken Harrell today ...more »

Marathon Business Development Group Now Offers a Service Designed to ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 4, 2011

The Marathon Business Development Group has created a game changing service designed to dramatically assist a personal law firm, or plaintiffs law firm grow their law practice, or to expand their law practice into new areas. ...more »

Car Accidents
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New Miranda Lambert Song 'Over You' Inspired by Blake Shelton's Late Brother
Taste of CountryOctober 4, 2011

Miranda Lambert has never me her brother-in-law Richie Shelton. That's because her husband Blake Shelton's older brother was killed in a car accident in 1990, when Blake was just 14. The fact that Richie has been dead for over 20 years does not stop ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Neb. bin worker's estate seeks to reinstate suit
BusinessWeekOctober 5, 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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Colo. Lawmaker Pleads No Contest In Deadly Texas Crash
KMGH DenverOctober 7, 2011

Senate Majority Leader John Morse told 7NEWS he chose not to promote her saying she needed some time to deal with the crash. Williams sponsored SB 10-110, which was signed into law in 2010. It requires every child under 8 years old be properly ...more »

Defective Products
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J&J Vaginal Mesh Approved by FDA Based on Older Recalled Device
BusinessWeekOctober 20, 2011

Following a year of headlines about defective hip prosthetics, Congress has been pushing the agency for an overhaul of 510(k). In July, the FDA issued a statement saying it is unclear whether prolapse implants provide any benefit over traditional ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Presidential Hopefuls Say Health Reform Law Adding to Fiscal Issues
California HealthlineOctober 12, 2011

Perry defended his health care record by saying the state reduced health insurance costs by 30% during his tenure and passed sweeping tort reform in 2003. Later, Perry's campaign sent several press releases to reporters criticizing Romney and the ...more »

New York Personal Injury Attorney Nicholas Timko Named 2011 New York Super Lawyer
PR Web (press release)October 3, 2011

New York personal injury attorney Nicholas I. Timko of Kahn, Gordon, Timko & Rodriques, PC law firm has been named by New York Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in New York every year since 2008. Only five percent of the lawyers in the ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Listeria outbreak: Victims file lawsuits, but will they receive damages?
Christian Science MonitorOctober 1, 2011

It wasn't long after officials linked a listeria outbreak with cantaloupe from a Colorado farm that wrongful-death and personal-injury lawsuits began to be filed. The outbreak, which is the deadliest food crisis in more than a decade, has killed at ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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The 5 deadliest food-borne illnesses & how to prevent them
WFMJOctober 3, 2011

Sadly, though, Listeria is just one of many types of bacteria that have been sneaking their way into the food supply in recent years, triggering fears of an epidemic of food poisoning. Here, the 5 deadliest types of food-borne bacteria and how to keep ...more »


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