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Many of state's Friendly's franchises won't be hurt by bankruptcy
Danbury News TimesOctober 1, 2011

While unlikely to threaten their ice cream places, customers and business experts saw the potential bankruptcy as an indication of the economy's state. "You'd think a place like this would be OK with its moderate prices," Furrer said. ...more »

Jerry Brown tweaks 'bipartisan' legislators again
San Jose Mercury NewsOctober 1, 2011

"This presumably important bill earned overwhelming support by both Republicans and Democrats," the governor wrote in his signing message. "If only that same energetic bipartisan spirit could be applied to creating clean energy jobs and ending tax laws...more »

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Birth Injury
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Marathon Business Development Group Now Offers a Service Designed to ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 4, 2011

The Marathon Business Development Group has created a game changing service designed to dramatically assist a personal law firm, or plaintiffs law firm grow their law practice, or to expand their law practice into new areas. ...more »

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 »

Car Accidents
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Law & Disorder: Motorist shot in shoulder, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says
Florida Times-UnionOctober 3, 2011

A Jacksonville truck driver who pulled over to help at an accident site about 2 am Saturday was killed when he was hit by an eastbound car. James Darnell Collier, 37, drove around a crash on Interstate 4 in Volusia County and pulled over, according to ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Suit claims negligence in Taser-related death
Lynchburg News and AdvanceOctober 26, 2011

Under the Virginia Tort Claims Act, the suit asks for $100000 because of negligence on Wright's part, and claims Wright used the Taser to shoot Russell when Russell was acting in a non-threatening manner constituted a breach of duty. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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New York Elevator Accident Lawyer Says Two Elevator Accidents in One Week ...
U.S. Politics TodayOctober 1, 2011

"Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of elevator shaft falls and accidents is that in most cases, the injuries and fatalities can be prevented," said New York elevator accident lawyer Perecman. "If some guidelines were properly followed, ...more »

Defective Products
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Ten Secrets Apple Doesn't Want You to Know
ForbesOctober 5, 2011

If you find yourself with a Mac that's defective from the start and you're still within Apple's 14-day return period, take it in and ask for a complete replacement. 3. You don't need to buy AppleCare until the end of your first year of ownership. ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Creating Pathways to Prosecute Cyber-Bullies
JURISTOctober 10, 2011

The court, however, made it a point to state that New York law does not provide a cognizable tort action for cyber-bullying. Victims of cyber-bullying currently lack legal remedies. As noted above, a claim for defamation will not be sustained when ...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 »

Wrongful Death
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Big Daddy's named in wrongful death complaint
Madison County RecordOctober 31, 2011

A woman claims her recently deceased relative died in a collision caused by an intoxicated driver. Sheryl Davis filed a lawsuit Oct. 21 in Madison County Circuit Court against the unknown owners of Big Daddy's Patio Bar and Grill in Edwardsville. ...more »


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