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

‚ÄúSuch 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 »

AFL-CIO Providing $134M for Penn South's Rehabilitation
Citybizlist Real EstateSeptember 1, 2011

The union's pension capital will be used to renovated the 10-building complex and create 610 union construction jobs in the process. Wells Fargo has partnered with the union on the loan. "Our investment is helping sustain a vital urban community that ...more »

Personal Injury News and Stories

Birth Injury
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Can I Seek Compensation for an Accident at Work?
Sunday MercurySeptember 7, 2011

Personal injuries refer to any type of physical damage or injury which afflicts a person or individual as opposed to their property. This means that an accident sustained within the workplace constitutes as a personal injury, which compensation can be ...more »

Car worlds collide
New York PostSeptember 26, 2011

The tables are being turned on a high-profile Manhattan personal- injury lawyer who is facing a pain- and-suffering car-accident lawsuit involving his Bentley. Litigator Michael Lamonsoff wasn't even in his luxury sports car when it ...more »

Car Accidents
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State briefs for Sept. 3
Winston-Salem JournalSeptember 3, 2011

14 in the survey, which ranks America's 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers. The report found that the average driver in Winston-Salem will have an auto accident every 10.8 years. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Court says warning of STDs must be given to lovers' spouses
Greensboro News & RecordSeptember 7, 2011

Carsanaro's complaint included claims for criminal conversation (adultery), negligent infliction of emotional distress, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of a sexually transmitted disease against Colvin. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Lake death: Family back call for boat law reform
The Daily PostSeptember 2, 2011

The family of a girl killed in a boating accident on Lake Taupo in 2009 has welcomed a coroner's call for reform to New Zealand's boating laws. Nine-year-old Genevieve Lewis, from Eketahuna, was killed in January 2009 after she fell off her waterskis ...more »

Defective Products
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Ryan K. Brent Joins The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC
Stock Markets Review (press release)September 22, 2011

Ryan routinely handles cases involving wrongful death, workplace injuries, oilfield/industrial injuries, 18-wheeler crashes, motor vehicle crashes, defective products, toxic exposure, and insurance bad faith claims. Ryan was born in the small central ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Congressman calls out asbestos fraud in House hearing
Madison County RecordSeptember 13, 2011

Franks went on to say that plaintiffs' counsels were abusing state laws in order to find favorable forums for their cases. Trial lawyers are also "aggressively pursuing novel legal theories well outside the bounds of traditional tort law in order to ...more »

Maritime Law Permitted Claim For Personal Injury Punitive Damages
Gulf Coast MaritimeSeptember 1, 2011

Lobegeiger sued Celebrity Cruises and other defendants in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, where she alleged a variety of personal injury claims. Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Caribbean Cruise Ltd. (Cruise Lines) ...more »

Wrongful Death
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City to pay $1.3 million to settle drug-swallowing wrongful death suit
Chicago TribuneSeptember 7, 2011

A videotape of Chicago police not getting immediate medical help for a suspect who collapsed after swallowing drugs during an arrest last summer likely will lead to a $1.3 million wrongful death settlement against the city. ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Contest to promote food safety
Pacific Daily NewsSeptember 1, 2011

The theme for the year's poster contest is "Cook and Chill to Prevent Being Ill," which emphasizes the simple steps to prevent foodborne illness: by cooking food to proper temperatures with the use of a food thermometer, and to refrigerate the food ...more »

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