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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 »

Widower files second lawsuit in wife's Pinellas jail death
Tampabay.comSeptember 1, 2011

None of the three was the subject of internal investigations when they left the agency, according to a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. However, a detention deputy and a nurse were previously disciplined by Coats after internal affairs investigations ...more »

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

To learn about the team at Burg and Brock, Inc., as well as personal injury lawyer services and contact info, please visit www.legaldefenders.com. SOURCE Law Offices of Burg and Brock, Inc. Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, ...more »

Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Cautions Drivers to Look Out for Bicyclists ...
Insurance News Net (press release)September 16, 2011

Atlanta personal injury attorney Bruce R. Millar today applauded a new Georgia law mandating a safe distance between cars and bicyclists. “We can expect more cyclists on the roads as summer comes to a close, and motorists need to be aware of the ...more »

Car Accidents
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Public awareness tops safety expert's agenda
Times of OmanSeptember 13, 2011

He said, “I claim no expertise on Oman society because I haven't had the opportunity to heavily study road accidents data from Oman. But from what I have seen this is a country which prides itself in its friendly and helpful people, but somehow when it ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Supreme Court says no duty to defend employer intentional tort claims under ...
Lexology (registration)September 14, 2011

Under Ohio law, employees may sue their employer to recover damages for an employer intentional tort – which falls outside Ohio's workers' compensation system and can be expensive to defend. As a result, employers have purchased commercial general ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Retired Harvard professor pleads guilty in fatal crash
Boston GlobeSeptember 19, 2011

Vagts is a professor emeritus of international law at Harvard Law School. Harvard did not comment on the case. Vagts was also ruled at fault in an accident in October 2009, but he has a clean driving record before that, according to the Registry of ...more »

Defective Products
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Failure of public education
Lewiston Sun JournalSeptember 2, 2011

Defective products continue their unimpeded journey on the production line until falsely presented as complete. Some educators, desperate to explain their failure, claim they are insufficiently funded. Yet, half the state and municipal budgets are ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Supreme Court Rejects Liability for Generic Drug Makers in Labeling Suits
U.S. Politics TodaySeptember 23, 2011

The US Supreme Court held that manufacturers of generic drugs are not liable under state tort laws for failing to warn of dangerous side effects of medication. September 23, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In June 2011, the US Supreme Court decided PLIVA, ...more »

Harrisburg PA Personal Injury Attorney Receives Highest Peer Rating
Law Firm Newswire (press release)September 13, 2011

Harrisburg, PA (Law Firm Newswire) September 13, 2011 – Freeburn & Hamilton, PC, Harrisburg PA personal injury lawyers are pleased to announce that its founder, Richard E. Freeburn, Esq., has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV, ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Wrongful death suit filed in 'car surfing' stunt
Chicago Sun-TimesSeptember 1, 2011

The family of a young man killed in a “car surfing” stunt this year in Crystal Lake filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the driver. Austin Watts was killed June 30 when Stephen Gallagher accelerated a vehicle while Watts was sitting on top ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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For safe end-of-summer celebrating, take care to follow precautions for ...
KyForward.comSeptember 2, 2011

The following food safety guidelines can help you prevent the spread of food-borne illness from picnic meals: Keep hands clean. Wash hands before eating or preparing food, after using the restroom, between handling raw and ready-to-eat items and after ...more »

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