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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 »

Blood drive benefits police officer's son
Today's THVSeptember 1, 2011

That's what citizens, police officers and even military members were doing Wednesday afternoon. A blood drive was organized to help out a young citizen of Benton. On July 25, 2-year-old Easton Begoon of Benton, was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia. ...more »

Personal Injury News and Stories

Birth Injury
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Did You Know... Missouri Trial Lawyers Continue To Help Joplin Residents After ...
InjuryBoard.comSeptember 5, 2011

It seems like personal injury lawyers are often the subject of ridicule and positive stories like this one don't get told. As a proud member of MATA's ERT, I am incredibly pleased to share these success stories. Lawyers and non-lawyers can show your ...more »

Government ban on personal injury referral fees should be catalyst for further ...
openPR (press release)September 15, 2011

He serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, where he has been a Fellow since 2006, and is a Law Society PI Panel Member. He has served as Chairman of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) and is its RTA ...more »

Car Accidents
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Mayhem at the Shore this Labor Day weekend: Incidents leave law enforcement busy
Asbury Park PressSeptember 4, 2011

The Labor Day weekend holiday at the Jersey Shore got off to a hectic start for police and emergency responders, authorities said, with a fatal bicycle accident, two stabbings, a shooting and an attempt to run over two teens with an auto. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Res Judicata: Romney's Plan Won't Acknowledge Federalism
FrumForumSeptember 12, 2011

Does he want Congress to bar all punitive damage awards in cases of intentional torts? This would be radical indeed. Or how about the English loser pays rule? This is not well thought out, and like much of the document, dissolves into vagaries about ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Waterville man charged with OUI after car crash
Morning SentinelSeptember 1, 2011

WATERVILLE -- A man was arrested early Wednesday after crashing his car on West River Road and fleeing the scene when he realized law enforcement officers were on their way, according to police. ...more »

Defective Products
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Boston Scientific pays out $9.25M to federal government
Healthcare Finance NewsSeptember 27, 2011

The latest pay out to the federal government is a civil settlement resolving allegations by the government that Guidant “inflated the cost of replacement pacemakers and defibrillators to federal healthcare programs by knowingly failing to grant...more »

Toxic Torts
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Voluntary codes insufficient for limiting U.S. corporate involvement in ...
FierceGovernmentITSeptember 22, 2011

The Alien Tort Statue allows US courts to hear human rights cases brought by foreign citizens conducted outside of the United States--Falun Gong practitioners are suing Cisco under its authority--but the statue "has proved legally tortuous to apply to ...more »

Dallas Attorney Charla Aldous Highlighted Among Texas' Best Lawyers
PR Newswire (press release)September 13, 2011

Ms. Aldous is recognized for her work in personal injury law. Ms. Aldous is featured among the Top 100 attorneys in Texas again this year, a special distinction she has earned each year since the list was first published in 2003. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Last wrongful death lawsuit from 9/11 settled
Newsday (subscription)September 19, 2011

Click here Last wrongful death lawsuit from 9/11 settled Originally published: September 19, 2011 6:17 PM Updated: September 19, 2011 7:22 PM By The Associated Press LARRY NEUMEISTER (Associated Press) (AP) -- The last wrongful death lawsuit remaining ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Possible foodborne illness associated with York church fundraiser
The Herald | HeraldOnline.comSeptember 23, 2011

“Tests are under way to identify the cause of the illness and we'll continue to investigate this situation,” Potter said. “While not conclusive, this fundraiser is one thing in common among the people who got sick. As a precaution, we are advising ...more »


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