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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 »

Court voids Tusten gas lease,property owner keeps the money
The River ReporterSeptember 1, 2011

A Sullivan County Supreme Court judge has ruled that a gas-drilling lease in the Town of Tusten is void because restrictive covenants on the deed prohibit using the land for any kind of commercial activity. The land in question is a 66-acre parcel ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Robert G. Schock Named 2011 California Super ...
eYugoslavia.comSeptember 9, 2011

Oakland, California attorney Robert G. Schock of the Law Offices of Robert G. Schock has been named by California Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in California for 2011. Super Lawyers names only five percent of lawyers as top ...more »

Understanding Your Cyber-Risk Policy
PropertyCasualty360September 1, 2011

Many policyholders are surprised to learn that a standard CGL policy likely would not apply to a technology or cyber-privacy claim, notwithstanding that the form typically includes coverage for “property damage” and “personal and advertising injury. ...more »

Car 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 »

Intentional Torts
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CRUMP v. NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Leagle.comSeptember 21, 2011

NCDENR primarily argues that the Crumps' claim does not fall within the State Tort Claims Act since Beane acted intentionally. Because, however, the evidence did not establish that Beane intended to injure the Crumps, the Commission could still ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Operation "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"
MyWabashValleySeptember 1, 2011

Officials say almost one-third of car accident fatalities involve a drunk driver, and that's a number law enforcement doesn't take lightly. For nearly two weeks, Indiana has taken part in a national campaign to crack down on drunk drivers. ...more »

Defective Products
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Involved Shooting Case, Player et al v ...
RedOrbitSeptember 7, 2011

CURD, GALINDO & SMITH, LLP is a civil business litigation firm that represents both corporate and professional clients of all sizes and those who have been seriously injured or have lost a family member due to an accident, defective product, ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Death of 5 year old boy lawsuit continues vs. Chicago Heights Police
PR Leap (press release)September 21, 2011

The tort immunity laws were enacted to protect the state and public agencies from lawsuits. Though the case law continues to develop in this area, the judge's ruling on the LaFond case suggests this is an example of willful and wanton negligence on ...more »

Arc Legal signs Insure4Retirement deal
Post OnlineSeptember 16, 2011

Arc Legal says the firm's share of the UK household 'add on' legal expenses market increase to around 30%. Arc Legal is providing its family legal protection insurance with cover for personal injury, contractual and property disputes and ...more »

Wrongful Death
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City of Federal Way Sued For Wrongful Death of Douglas Simmons III
The InquisitrSeptember 19, 2011

The wrongful death lawsuit says that correction officers could have arrested Ramsey earlier and avoided the incident. According to the News Tribune, the lawsuit also says that officers should have ended the chase down the Pacific Highway as Ramsey was ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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SCA's Tork(R) Brand Announces Food Safety Partnership with National Restaurant ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

As noted in the 2011 Tork(R) Report: Healthy People, Healthy Planet(TM), cross-contamination prevention is increasingly important as it is estimated that 325000 hospitalizations and 5000 deaths per year stem from foodborne illness. ...more »

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