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Calif. woman sentenced in Alaska credit card scam
San Jose Mercury NewsSeptember 1, 2011

Amber Marquardt, 25, of Oakland, Calif., pleaded guilty to bank and credit card fraud. As part of a plea agreement, US District Judge Ralph Beistline sentenced her to 16 months in prison and the repayment of $124000—the amount prosecutors say she ...more »

Candidates for Missouri Supreme Court face public questioning
STLtoday.comSeptember 1, 2011

One applicant who interviewed Wednesday, St. Peters attorney Richard Gartner, took the opportunity to praise the state's merit-based judicial selection method for “focusing on credentials.” “These positions need the most qualified people, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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The Law Offices of Burg and Brock, Inc. Provide Powerful Legal Defense for ...
Bradenton HeraldSeptember 2, 2011

However, motorcycling has many risks that driving an automobile doesn't have, such as increased risk of injury or death in the case of a collision or accident. Many important laws pertaining to the operation of a motorcycle are unknown to the everyday ...more »

Navajo Supreme Court reverses decision in clergy sex abuse case [9:30 am]
Farmington Daily TimesSeptember 12, 2011

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court issued a decision last week in a case in which a Navajo member filed a personal injury action against a Catholic priest and diocese alleging that the priest had sexually abused him 20 ago when he was a teenager. ...more »

Car Accidents
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162 killed, 907 injured in car accidents across Turkey over Eid holiday
Today's ZamanSeptember 5, 2011

The joy of Eid al-Fitr turned to pain for many families whose holiday ended earlier than expected due to car accidents. Despite law enforcement agencies' implementation of additional safety measures during the national holiday, such as helicopter ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Judge hears Lanese motions, sets trial date
Hilton Head Island PacketSeptember 15, 2011

But in this case, Achurch said, a state law -- the SC Tort Claims Act -- restricts that option. Bailey denied any intent to leak confidential information, and he said being forced to defend himself against contempt charges is "offensive" and ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Mars Hill man charged in connection with fatal Route 1 crash
Bangor Daily NewsSeptember 4, 2011

It's called the “Cell Phone Lobby”. People who stalk the halls of the capitol and hand out money to keep laws from regulating cell phone usage. How many times has the cause of an accident ever come out that it was caused by cell phone usage? ...more »

Defective Products
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Tooth Dismay: Dental Malpractice Could be Decreased if Rules on Antibiotics ...
PR Web (press release)September 13, 2011

In that time, he has developed a reputation for vigorous, innovative representation and advocacy, in areas including medical malpractice, negligent security, products liability, and automobile, aviation, boating, motorcycle, and trucking accidents. ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Auto Insurance Bill Introduced in Michigan
Insurance JournalSeptember 16, 2011

I should have to write on the cup of coffee that I sell, “May be hot and cause burns to idiots which spill this hot drink on their genitals??” Think this type of stupid litigation increases the cost of producing and delivering products? ...more »

NAM Chosen as the #1 ADR Provider in 2011 New York Law Journal Rankings Survey ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 12, 2011

... and arbitrators regularly handle complex, high-exposure cases and have specific subject matter expertise in a wide variety of case types including commercial, employment, construction, medical malpractice and catastrophic/personal injury disputes. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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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 »

Food-Borne Illness
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Restaurant Inspections
Springfield News-LeaderSeptember 6, 2011

A noncritical violation doesn't have a direct relation to food-borne illness. » Potentially hazardous foods need to be held hot at 140 degrees or above. » Potentially hazardous foods need to be held cold at 41 degrees or below at restaurants ...more »

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