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Law to address exempt homes
San Angelo Standard-TimesSeptember 1, 2011

"Under a law passed by the Texas Legislature, homeowners who apply for a new property tax homestead exemption beginning Sept. 1 must provide proof to the county appraisal district that they live in the house they claim as their principal residence," a ...more »

Saipan company settles discrimination lawsuit
Houston ChronicleSeptember 1, 2011

AA Enterprises is to pay back wages and damages and agrees to implement measures aimed at preventing workplace discrimination and retaliation, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday. EEOC's lawsuit claimed AA Enterprises ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Five Corboy & Demetrio Lawyers Named Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition
PR Web (press release)September 13, 2011

David R. Barry, Jr. was selected in the Best Lawyers category of medical malpractice law. Rene A. Torrado, Jr. was selected in the Best Lawyers category of commercial litigation. All five are partners at the Illinois law firm with long records of ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Keep contaminants at bay to keep food safe
USA TodaySeptember 3, 2011

Germs can grow on food that's been kept out too long; sneak in on dirty hands or produce. Many cases of food poisoning -- or food-borne illness -- are out of the public's control. Some stem from manufacturers' or restaurants' unsafe practices. ...more »

Car Accidents
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Richmond Car Accident Attorneys Encouraged By Virginia's Reduction in DUI ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)September 1, 2011

Although that figure was down from 294 fatalities in 2008, hundreds of people are still losing their lives because of entirely preventable behavior, the law firm says. The Virginia auto accident attorneys at Marks & Harrison urge motorists to pay heed ...more »

New auto insurance plan introduced in Mich. House
Houston ChronicleSeptember 13, 2011

The new proposals instead would offer motorists less expensive insurance in exchange for limited personal injury protection coverage. The new proposal would offer a range of coverage from $250000 to $5 million. Opponents of the proposed legislation say ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Trooper Snipes killed in collision
Cleveland Daily BannerSeptember 2, 2011

Dobbs, 58, was taken to SkyRidge Medical Center for a check-up following the accident. The deputy who first reported to the scene, and other law enforcement authorities, said there was some rain in the area of the crash. ...more »

Defective Products
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Point Blank Looks to Shed Excess Ballistic Baggage
Wall Street Journal (blog)September 22, 2011

... don't count the allegedly defective thread out just yet. It's good enough to serve as scrap used in the production of tire foundation, asphalt “and other similar industrial products,” according to court papers—great news for Point Blank, ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Indiana State Fair stage collapse deaths spotlight gay rights
Indianapolis StarSeptember 19, 2011

Camilla Taylor, an attorney with the gay rights group Lambda Legal, cited a 2001 California case in which a surviving lesbian partner was allowed to proceed with a wrongful death suit even though same-sex couples couldn't marry. ...more »

Get the Best Dallas Law Firms to Win your Legal Battle
Newsbycompany (press release)September 3, 2011

This mistake is known as personal injury. The best way to deal with this matter is to bring the person responsible to court. Dallas law firms give you the upper hand in ensuring you are properly sided by making the facts more important than any ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Wrongful death suit filed in wake of apartment fire
San Antonio ExpressSeptember 1, 2011

The father of a boy who died in a three-alarm fire that ripped through a Southeast Side apartment complex has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the apartment owner was negligent on several accounts. ...more »

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