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Major construction set for I-94 Friday night
Newsradio 620October 1, 2011

By Matt Montgomery & Cody Holyoke Starting Friday night, overnight construction will start, which could mean some traffic headaches for a busy weekend. Engineers with the I-94 project are working to open up a brand new tunnel, but it isn't easy. ...more »

Expert liability for ratings agencies
The National Law JournalOctober 1, 2011

Noting this concern, the staff advised that they would not recommend enforcement of Regulation AB's requirements for prospectus disclosure of ratings. The enforcement position was initially effective for six months, and by replacement letter made ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Personal Injury Attorney
Eva-News (press release)October 3, 2011

Are you aware of what constitute personal injury? Basically, personal injury means injury or fatality caused by any form of carelessness on the side of another person. It is possible to claim compensation as a result of this. ...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 »

Car Accidents
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Chicago bans texting while bicycling
MSN MoneyOctober 5, 2011

If the rider is involved in an accident, the fine could reach $500. The city said bicyclists were involved in more than 1600 crashes in 2010, and five were killed. The city issued 19701 citations to drivers for cellphone violations. The Chicago law is ...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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Cell Phone Driving Law Takes Effect Saturday
Patch.comOctober 1, 2011

If it contributes to an accident, it's a $110 fine with three points. Sending a text while driving has been illegal since 2009. The new law includes reading or sending messages while driving, even when stopped at a red light. ...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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Special session on jobs will include tort proposals
WisBarOctober 4, 2011

Moulton, an income and franchise tax credit for workplace wellness programs, granting rule-making authority, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. AB 277 and SB 203 – Rep. Strachota and Sen. Wanggaard, adopting federal law as it relates ...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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Outraged family may sue over grandpa's death just weeks after 'savage' attack
Surrey NowOctober 14, 2011

NORTH DELTA - A North Delta family is contemplating pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against the thugs who attacked 80-year-old Gerald McDonald with a baseball bat if police don't lay charges linking his death to the assault. ...more »

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