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Staff director of super-committee in Congress comes well trained
Crosscut (blog)September 1, 2011

Bob Packwood (R), who hired him in 1990 as tax counsel to Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee. Packwood, still regarded as one of Washington's most-knowledgeable sources on taxation, orchestrated a nearly unanimous tax-reform measure in 1986, ...more »

Lawfuel (press release)September 1, 2011

Villalobos faces a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison for his conviction of obstructing a grand jury proceeding, and another potential 20 years in federal prison for his conviction of attempted extortion by blackmail. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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San Diego Chiropractor Launches New Website to Better Serve the Community
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

Dr. Kien Ta, a chiropractor with the practice, is an experienced trial specialist and has testified for auto accident and personal injury cases involving workman's compensation. Individuals can learn more on the website about Dr. Ta's natural ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Are foodborne illness outbreaks on the rise?
Slate MagazineSeptember 29, 2011

The CDC has also reported foodborne illness outbreaks this year from papayas, alfalfa sprouts, bologna, hazelnuts, and turkey (twice). Are foodborne illness outbreaks becoming more common? Not at all. Between 1996 and 2010, the incidence of foodborne ...more »

Car Accidents
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More teen driving restrictions lead to fewer auto accidents
Wilton BulletinSeptember 5, 2011

“The graduated license is a good idea,” said Chief Fuchs. “When multiple passengers are in a car it causes distractions and accidents. That is what this law prevents.” Lt. Wakeman said compliance does not seem to be an issue. ...more »

Head-on freeway accident results in injuries
Duluth News TribuneSeptember 11, 2011

At 12:52 am Sunday, a head-on accident occurred in St. Louis County at milepost 250 of US Interstate Highway 35, resulting in personal injury. The identities of the parties involved and their conditions have not been released yet, as authorities are ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Court says warning of STDs must be given to lovers' spouses
Greensboro News & RecordSeptember 7, 2011

Carsanaro's complaint included claims for criminal conversation (adultery), negligent infliction of emotional distress, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of a sexually transmitted disease against Colvin. ...more »

Defective Products
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House acts on consumers' protection in car purchase
Sun.StarSeptember 3, 2011

The measure cites Republic Act 7394 or the Consumer Protection Law, “which provides for the protection of consumers from scheming manufacturers and defective products but it doesn't deal with the problem of defective brand new vehicles. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Worcester attorney remembered
Delmarva Daily TimesSeptember 3, 2011

2:55 pm Berlin Fatal Crash: Ed Hammond, who served 33 years as the county attorney for Worcester County, died as a result of injuries suffered in a automobile accident. He was 69. BERLIN -- Friends and colleges remembered the late Ed Hammond as a funny ...more »

Personal Injury Law Firm Accepting Actos Diabetic Drug Cases
Emailwire (press release)September 9, 2011

COM, September 09, 2011 ) Sandy, Utah -- Personal Injury Attorney Craig Swapp today announced that Craig Swapp & Associates is now representing clients who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer or urinary tract cancer after taking the diabetes drug ...more »

Toxic Torts
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'Loser pays' is misnomer for Texas law
Thomson Reuters News & InsightSeptember 29, 2011

"Loser pays" is not currently a legislative priority for the American Tort Reform Association, a lobbying group. Though the Texas law is limited in scope, it still has critics. The new rules could make it tougher for plaintiffs to prove their cases ...more »


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