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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 »

Germany returns stolen Namibian skulls
Sky News AustraliaOctober 1, 2011

Researchers determined the region from which the skulls came as well as the sex and age of the victims but say there is no hope of learning their identity or cause of death. The Namibian representatives will return home on Tuesday with a memorial ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Anadarko Doesn't Have to Face Some BP Spill Cleanup Claims
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Anadarko Petroleum Corp. won't have to face personal injury claims arising from exposure to oil and other chemicals in the cleanup campaign following the 2010 BP Plc spill in ...more »

Personal injury lawyers opposed to three special-session bills
WSAUOctober 3, 2011

MADISON (WSAU) Personal injury and consumer protection lawyers are upset with three bills proposed in the state's new special legislative session on job creation. Senate Republican Rich Zipperer of Pewaukee is sponsoring a bill to reduce interest rates ...more »

Car Accidents
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Calif. Man Whose Car Went off Cliff Recuperating
ABC NewsOctober 3, 2011

California Highway Patrol Officer John Lutz said accident investigators have little more to go on other than La Vau's account in determining what caused the crash. Little evidence was found on the mountain road. La Vau has said he was driving home to ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Former Female Employee Sues PetSmart & its Manager
PR Newswire (press release)October 13, 2011

"Audrey was subjected to some of the most egregious and explicit sexual harassment in not one, but two Pet Smart stores, from two successive managers," said Mr. Sanford. "These managers' behavior – and the corporation's tolerance of it – is not only ...more »

Mass Accidents
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PHC Law Recovers £400000 Damages For Motorcycle Accident Victim
WebWire (press release)October 4, 2011

PHC Law ( is a personal injury solicitors based in Preston specialising in areas including accident at work claims and road accident claims on a no win no fee basis. If you would like further information about this topic, ...more »

Defective Products
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Scott Walker, ALEC Alum
OpEdNewsOctober 2, 2011

As though Act 2 was not enough, it was but the beginning. On May 23, 2011, Governor Walker signed into law one of the bills he requested, a radical deregulation of the telecommunications industry in Wisconsin. Under the bill, the Wisconsin Public ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Wis. GOP plans controversial tort reforms
La Crosse TribuneOctober 8, 2011

But they've largely been stymied by a state law that shields drug makers from legal liability. Even the state itself, seeking to recover millions in Medicaid dollars spent on ailments caused by Vioxx, was prevented from doing so by its own appeals ...more »

NY's concussion prevention law topic of forum
Wall Street JournalOctober 4, 2011

AP TONAWANDA, NY — A new New York law meant to protect student athletes from brain injuries will be the topic of a forum, with former Buffalo Bills safety Mark Kelso among those who will meet with parents, coaches and athletes. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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NM officer charged with wife's killing cost Albuquerque $900000
The RepublicOctober 18, 2011

The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that more than $500000 was spent on attorney's fees and experts in a wrongful death lawsuit that named the police department, several officers and Chavez stemming from his wife's death. ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Health Department Says Cause of Elyria Players' Illness 'Unknown'
Cleveland News - Fox 8October 1, 2011

The food borne illness that sickened dozens of players on the Elyria High School football team earlier this month remains a mystery. The Elyria City Health District and the Ohio Department of Health announced ...more »


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