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Iconic for decades, time running out for Kodak
CNBC.comOctober 1, 2011

Concerns about the company's future boiled over on Friday, after it hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, sending its shares down 54 percent to 78 cents per share. Although Kodak said it has "no intention" of filing for bankruptcy, ...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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No-fault insurance changes could shift cost to taxpayers
Michigan RadioOctober 3, 2011

Right now, people who buy car insurance in Michigan also have to purchas something called Personal Injury Protection. But, Representative Pete Lund says drivers who don't want the coverage should by law be able to pay for something less. ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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“I Had Listeria”
WebMD (blog)October 4, 2011

The main reason is that it really is a big deal: The biggest outbreak of this frightening foodborne illness in over a decade. As I write, the death toll is rising. And for me, it's personal. Last month my friend Bud nearly died of listeriosis — the ...more »

Car Accidents
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'Car Seats for Kids' helping needy families
WFXL FOX 31October 6, 2011

The seat should face the rear of the car, as if the baby is looking through the back window. And when it comes to wiggle room, the chair should only have about one inch of give. “If you're in an accident the baby can come out of the seat and get ...more »

Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Klest Quoted in USA Today College Story
U.S. Politics TodayOctober 4, 2011

Chicago personal injury attorney Joseph Klest was quoted in an article in USA Today Online, discussing the issue of sexual abuse on college campus, pointing out the importance for victims to come forward with their stories. SCHAUMBURG, IL, October 04, ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Claiming accident compensation in Manchester.
Prfire (press release)October 4, 2011

accident compensation in Manchester, as indeed elsewhere in the UK, is best dealt with by experienced legal professionals who are well used to preparing for, and handling those claims in a court ...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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Privacy Legal Fights Should Focus on Intrusion, Not Hurt Feelings
Newswise (press release)October 4, 2011

Privacy has many definitions, but American law currently uses tools developed in the 19th and mid-twentieth centuries to deal with the problems of the 21st. This is a problem.” In “The Limits of Tort Privacy,” an article published in a recent issue of ...more »

NH SC says trial court correct to apportion fault to USPS
Legal News LineOctober 6, 2011

CONCORD, NH (Legal Newsline) - The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled last month that a trial court did not err in allowing a jury to apportion fault to a man's employer in a personal injury case. However, the Court said the trial ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Civil trial begins in Md. wrongful death case stemming from murder aboard a ...
The RepublicOctober 13, 2011

AP BALTIMORE — A civil trial stemming from a murder aboard a state prison bus is under way in Baltimore. The jury heard testimony from plaintiffs' witnesses Thursday. Philip Parker Jr.'s parents allege that five correctional officers aboard the bus ...more »

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