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Grand America audit turns up undocumented workers
Salt Lake TribuneSeptember 1, 2011

“Such businesses gain a competitive edge by paying illegal alien workers low wages or otherwise exploiting them. These inspections are one of the most powerful tools the federal government has to ensure that businesses are complying with US employment ...more »

Nelson stumps for BP fine law, tax reform
Walton SunSeptember 1, 2011

Bill Nelson urged a group of local business and political leaders Wednesday to support — and lobby their US House representatives to support — a proposed law that would send billions in BP fines to the Gulf states affected by the oil spill. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Injuries plague women's soccer in loss
PCC CourierSeptember 9, 2011

In a game fraught with personal injury, the women's soccer team put up a good fight in the season opening game, hosting the LA Pierce College women's soccer team at Robinson Stadium on Friday, September 2nd. The Lancers lost 6-3, but the effort showed ...more »

Referral plans may send insurance sky-high
Debt Management TodaySeptember 13, 2011

Claims firms often pay solicitors to pass on possible personal injury claims – on a no-win, no-fee basis. This technique has often been blamed for pushing insurance prices up – the average comprehensive policy now stands at nearly £1000. ...more »

Car Accidents
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Staged Accidents Costing South Florida Drivers Billions
NBC MiamiSeptember 15, 2011

The panic stop and the swoop and squat might not show up on your car insurance bill by name, but the maneuvers have helped to double South Florida drivers' rates in the past two years. Authorities said Thursday staged accidents have cost insured ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Your honey with a dash of GM pollen: EU Court rules
UK Human Rights Blog (blog)September 22, 2011

Paradoxically the beekeeper sought that outcome in what we would call statutory tort proceedings. He sued the State of Bavaria who owned various experimental GM maize plots, for damaging his honey via GM pollen. Monsanto, the real object of the case, ...more »

Mass Accidents
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The Law Offices of Burg and Brock, Inc. Provide Powerful Legal Defense for ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

That's why many motorcyclists seek the expertise of a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles to get the compensation they deserve for their pain, injuries, and property damage in the case of an accident. Cameron Yadidi Brock, Esq. and his firm's team ...more »

Defective Products
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The Next Medical Device Controversy: Vaginal Mesh
BusinessWeekSeptember 15, 2011

So far, none of the cases have gone to trial, and women must prove their claims that mesh makers knew of safety risks and failed to disclose them and that the products were defective. An industry group whose members include J&J, Boston Scientific, ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Violence may test state's limits of liability
California Independent Voter NetworkSeptember 22, 2011

This situation is the polar opposite of the desire for “tort reform” in which lobbyists and politicians argue that the threat of malpractice suits force physicians to practice expensive forms of “defensive medicine.” But for a patient who has been ...more »

Personal Injury Law Firm Accepting Actos Diabetic Drug Cases
Emailwire (press release)September 9, 2011

COM, September 09, 2011 ) Sandy, Utah -- Personal Injury Attorney Craig Swapp today announced that Craig Swapp & Associates is now representing clients who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer or urinary tract cancer after taking the diabetes drug ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Indiana Stage Collapse: Alisha Brennon Files Suit Over Partner's Death, Tests ...
Huffington PostSeptember 27, 2011

Valparaiso, Ind. attorney Kenneth Allen announced a new wrongful death and injury lawsuit in Marion County court on behalf of Chicago couple Alisha Brennon and Christina Santiago on Monday. Santiago was killed in the Aug. 13 tragedy, while Brennon was ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Burn Calories for 14 Hours and More News You Can Use
KPICSeptember 7, 2011

The problem is that many desktops are filled with bacteria that can lead to food-borne illness. Here are the researchers' recommendations: Wash your hands: Only half of all Americans say they always wash their hands before eating lunch. ...more »

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