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Star Maps lead from Michael Jackson house to courthouse
CNNOctober 1, 2011

On August 29, the eve of what would have been the pop star's 53rd birthday, Welton was chattier when she received a visit from a crew with "In Session," a show that features Murray's trial and other court cases and airs daily on CNN's sister network, ...more »

Solyndra Needs Trustee for Bankruptcy, US Lawyer Says
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

If US Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath refuses to appoint a trustee, she should convert the case to a liquidation under Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code, the US Trustee said. The case is In re Solyndra LLC 11-12799, US Bankruptcy Court, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Guest commentary: In catastrophic auto accidents, victims need unlimited ...
Detroit Free PressOctober 6, 2011

Lobbyists for insurance companies say these bills would reduce the personal injury protection portion of an insurance bill by 15%. The bills ask lawmakers to allow drivers to cap their injury and rehabilitation benefits, which would be a sweeping ...more »

Tort Reform: A Failed Experiment
InjuryBoard.comOctober 13, 2011

Contrary to what the Chamber is pitching, medical liability caps – which prevent severely injured patients from being fully compensated for damage caused by bad doctors – have not reduced medical costs or curbed the ordering of expensive diagnostic ...more »

Car Accidents
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Marine wants marijuana regulated properly so patients can use it to ease pain
Shelby Township Source NewspapersOctober 4, 2011

4, 2008, Michigan voters approved the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. It is administered by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Professions. To obtain a marijuana card, one must "have a qualifying debilitating ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Legal assistance available for those in need
100 Mile House Free PressOctober 12, 2011

One lawyer's area of practice deals with wills and estates, human rights and privacy, contracts, civil procedure, torts -intentional and other, Torts - personal injury and negligence. The other lawyer's area of practice deals with civil and family law...more »

Mass Accidents
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Legislation mulls over texting laws
Indiana StatesmanOctober 5, 2011

Legislators recognized this weakness when they passed the law. So what is its purpose? Currently, if there is a car accident caused by texting and driving, there is no special penalty for it as there is in the case of drunk driving. ...more »

Defective Products
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Slippin' and a slidin', peepin' and a hidin', Waterslide Edition
ThePopTortOctober 17, 2011

It was a significantly defective and dangerous product, and sure enough users of this slide started breaking their necks: Robin Aleo was 29, married and the mother of an 18-month-old daughter when, during a pool party at the Andover home of relatives ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Attorneys push back on tort changes (AUDIO)
Wisconsin Radio NetworkOctober 14, 2011

lawyers and advocacy groups are pushing back on some legislation being proposed as part of a special session on jobs, claiming the bills have more to do with weakening Wisconsin's tort laws than they do with creating ...more »

Nine Freund, Freeze & Arnold Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2012
PR Web (press release)October 4, 2011

Christopher W. Carrigg, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Neil F. Freund, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice – Defendants, Litigation – Construction, Christopher F. Johnson, Insurance Law, ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Heated exchanges in Pollard trial
Greenville Daily ReflectorOctober 4, 2011

State medical examiner MGF Gilliland took the witness stand during the wrongful death civil trial of former Sheriff's Lt. Michelle Pollard. Former Sheriff Mac Manning also testified Monday as the trial entered its second week. ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Cantaloupes listeria outbreak the deadliest in 25 years
Chicago TribuneOctober 12, 2011

AP An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is now linked to 23 deaths in the US, making it the deadliest known outbreak of food-borne illness in more than 25 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 116 people have been ...more »

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