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How to protect your business in the event of a breach of personal information
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

Smart Business spoke with Winter about how privacy and security liability insurance can protect your company if personal information is stolen. What kinds of companies should be concerned about the loss of personal information? Any company that retains ...more »

More People Using Grand Forks Domestic Violence Shelter
WDAYOctober 1, 2011

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The number of people in the area needing a place to stay because of domestic violence or sexual assault is on the rise. GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The number of people in the area needing a place to stay because of domestic ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Lanyon Bowdler's personal injury team offer county-wide service
shropshirelive.com (press release)October 6, 2011

Lanyon Bowdler's personal injury team has been restructured in order to ensure quality legal advice, and support, is readily available across the firm's offices throughout Shropshire and Herefordshire. Partner Neil Lorimer heads this talented team of ...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 »

Car Accidents
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No need to reinvent the wheel to bring down road death rate
Times LIVEOctober 1, 2011

Successive transport ministers have failed to grapple with the fundamental cause of South Africa's high accident rate: the lack of effective law enforcement. The ever blabbering Sbu Ndebele, one of the most effective individuals in public service, ...more »

Anadarko Wins Dismissal of BP Spill Cleanup Injury Claims
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

30 (Bloomberg) -- Anadarko Petroleum Corp. was dismissed from personal injury claims arising from exposure to oil and other chemicals in the cleanup campaign following the 2010 BP Plc spill in Gulf of Mexico. Anadarko, based in The Woodlands, Texas, ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Judge backs car dealer that fired employee over Facebook post
Chicago TribuneOctober 1, 2011

Judge Joel Biblowitz in his ruling issued Wednesday agreed that Becker's online posts about the sales event were protected by federal law. But the judge found that his comments and pictures about the Land Rover accident were "neither protected nor ...more »

Defective Products
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Changes in Alabama Product Liability Law for Sellers and Distributors
InjuryBoard.comOctober 3, 2011

Historically, one of the ideas behind this approach to products liability lawsuits was simple:a company who profits from the sale of a dangerous and defective product should be held accountable. Recently, however, the law in Alabama has changed. ...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 »

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Announce Addition of Consumer Alerts Section ...
Emailwire (press release)October 1, 2011

To help ease navigation, the consumer alerts page on the Atlanta injury lawyers' website has been separated into four sections: prescription drugs; medical devices; consumer fraud claims; and allegedly defective products. The prescription drug section ...more »

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