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Stealing your identity
bcrnews.comOctober 1, 2011

Mike Prusinski of LifeLock, an identity theft protection business, said identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. “You are 10 times more likely to have your identity stolen than your car,” he said. And of those thefts, one out of every ...more »

Income-paying funds: How to find the right fit
Globe and MailOctober 1, 2011

So, what does Mr. Hallett see as an ideal mix of investments for an income-paying fund? “I don't think it needs to get too fancy – a mix of domestic and foreign stocks, some preferred shares for the higher yield and on the bond side a mix of government ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Injury, consumer case laws change
DeSoto AppealOctober 1, 2011

The bill also substantially alters the state's Consumer Protection Act. It prohibits lawsuits under the TCPA for securities fraud, and prohibits some lawsuits filed by individuals -- providing instead for enforcement of key provisions by the state ...more »

Injury, consumer case laws change
DeSoto AppealOctober 1, 2011

The bill also substantially alters the state's Consumer Protection Act. It prohibits lawsuits under the TCPA for securities fraud, and prohibits some lawsuits filed by individuals -- providing instead for enforcement of key provisions by the state ...more »

Car Accidents
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Traffic-pacing tests on I-70 encourage officials, annoy drivers
Denver PostOctober 3, 2011

CDOT's latest two trial runs with the rolling speed-harmonization process, also called pacing, seem to have transportation and local law enforcement officials cautiously optimistic that the program will be successful in reducing accidents and metering ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Should Gay Rights Advocating Tennessee Student Assaulted By Principal Sue?
The New Civil Rights MovementOctober 9, 2011

Here's a blueprint for his claims, based only on what I've read: In tort law, a defendant commits a battery where he intends to make an unprivileged contact against someone, and contact results. No damages are needed for this tort claim to be ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Second person in West Jordan plane crash dies
Deseret NewsOctober 5, 2011

Law enforcement and fire officials in West Jordan investigate a plane crash Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. The plane carrying two adult males crashed just moments after takeoff from South Valley Regional Airport on a soccer field at the West Jordan Soccer ...more »

Defective Products
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Some products look a lot better on TV
Chicago TribuneOctober 6, 2011

One of the needles was defective, but the others you really could thread with eyes closed. Excellent for small jobs. EGGIES ($9.88 for set of six) allow you to cook hard-boiled eggs without the shell so you'll "never peel a hard-boiled egg again. ...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 »

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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Mother of Taser Victim Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Lafayette Sheriff and ...
KATC Lafayette NewsOctober 10, 2011

The mother of Javon Rakestrau has filed a federal lawsuit claiming excessive force in the wrongful death by the use of a taser on her son on Marigny Circle last October. Deborah Rakestrau is asking for a jury trial in the civil case against Lafayette ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Study: Consumers Will Pay for Safer Food
Food Safety NewsOctober 10, 2011

QALYs are a measurement of disease burden that applies a decimal value between zero and one to the quality of life a person experiences during a year. In QALY assessment, someone in perfect health has a value of one, while a mild foodborne illness...more »

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