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Harrisburg City Council Rejects Fiscal Plan to Rescue Pennsylvania Capital
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

The capital is barred from declaring bankruptcy before July, according to a Pennsylvania law that also calls for the city to lose state funds if it does. Councilman Kelvin Summerford, who supported the mayor's plan, said its defeat further clouds the ...more »

Judge considers DNA testing of items linked to Dexter murders
Bangor Daily NewsSeptember 1, 2011

The justices ruled that Cole should have issued written findings of fact as to why the evidence Cookson asked to be tested in 2009 did not meet criteria outlined in state law. The hearing Wednesday focused on the issue of where the items were before ...more »

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Birth Injury
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LABOURDETTE LAW FIRM: Personal Injury Attorney Takes On Big Insurance Companies (press release)September 3, 2011

Labourdette Law Firm has just announced that they have increased their staff in order to handle more personal injury cases in Orleans, St. Tammany, and Jefferson Parish. Labourdette Law Firm is managed by the professional litigation team of Eric and ...more »

Certain Jeep Grand Cherokee Models are Prone to Catching Fire in Collisions
Law Firm Newswire (press release)September 13, 2011

“It is not often you will hear a personal injury lawyer wondering why a certain item on the market has not been recalled,” insisted Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm. “But when it comes to the Jeep Grand Cherokee ...more »

Car Accidents
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Wreck kills Duke senior
News & ObserverSeptember 16, 2011

The accident occurred at a sharp curve on Academy Road near Duke University Road. At the same curve, Duke law student Eric Pinsky died in February 1997. Police said he was driving 90 mph when his car spun out of control and hit a tree. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Court Focuses On Public Sector Issues – For Now
Connecticut Law TribuneSeptember 16, 2011

This exception has wide breadth, as the Court applied it to the plaintiff's discrimination, tort and contract claims. Religious institutions in the state now have more freedom to align their employment decisions with their religious beliefs. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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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 »

Defective Products
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Written by Denise Civiletti
Riverhead LOCALSeptember 15, 2011

"It shouldn't have taken three dozen injuries and two deaths before the agency charged with protecting consumers from defective products takes action," Romaine said. The ban is comprehensive and not piecemeal, and proactive rather than reactive, ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Rick Perry Draws Fire as GOP Candidates Clash in Tampa Debate
Sunshine State NewsSeptember 13, 2011

Perry took exception, noting that his fight for tort reform helped propel job growth during a rough economic time. Paul hammered Perry for increasing taxes and the number of state jobs during his decade in Austin. “Our taxes have doubled since he's ...more »

Chiropractors Provide Natural Pain Management for Kirkland Auto Injury Patients
MarketWatch (press release)September 22, 2011

The wellness center follows a "whole body" approach to healing, focusing on correcting the underlying cause of an injury to reduce the risk of future problems. The wellness center also provides care for work injuries and personal injuries. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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IN: Second Lesbian Partner to File Wrongful Death Suit
GayapolisSeptember 3, 2011

The widow of Christina Santiago, Alisha Brennon, is planning on filing a wrongful death suit. Santiago was killed when a concert stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair last month. Brennon was injured. This is the second lawsuit from the widow of a ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Colorado Family Files First Cantaloupe Listeria Lawsuit
Food Poison JournalSeptember 15, 2011

The plaintiffs, Charles and Tammy Palmer, are represented by national foodborne illness law firm Marler Clark. According to the complaint, Charles Palmer consumed the Listeria-contaminated cantaloupe in mid-August. He had purchased one whole cantaloupe ...more »


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