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Court further confirms rights of mortgagees under Maltese law
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Through the court-approved private sale, the law seeks to support the mortgagee and other creditors of a defaulting owner by ensuring the best price for the vessel (which is associated with a private sale and not a judicial sale by auction), ...more »

Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Senate panel clears personal injury protection fraud-fighting bill
WKMG OrlandoFebruary 2, 2012

A Senate panel has cleared a bill aimed at cutting down the massive fraud plaguing the state's personal injury protection coverage. The Senate committee on banking and insurance passed the PIP fraud-fighting bill (SB 1860) by a vote of 9-0 on Thursday.more »

Baltimore Drug Injury Lawyer Named To Maryland Top 100 List by Super Lawyers ...
PR Web (press release)February 10, 2012

It marks the sixth consecutive year that Jenner, who leads the Mass Torts Division for the Maryland personal injury law firm of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, has been listed in the top echelon of Maryland Super Lawyers. “It is an honor to receive this ...more »

Car Accidents
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Stoudemire's Brother Dies in Car Accident
Wall Street JournalFebruary 7, 2012

The brother of Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire was killed in a car accident early Monday morning in Florida, the team said. Stoudemire has left the team to be with his family in Florida and missed Monday's game against the Utah Jazz.more »

Intentional Torts
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Sheppard Mullin | Fisher v. Halliburton: Fifth Circuit Invokes Common Sense To ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 13, 2012

The Fifth Circuit then disposed of another argument raised by Plaintiffs in Fisher, ie., that the Plaintiffs' injuries were caused by the defendant-contractor, who, they alleged, committed an intentional tort by failing to act to protect Plaintiffs ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Parents of John Goodman killed in DUI 'devastated' over his adoption of ...
Daily MailFebruary 3, 2012

Last fall, he adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend Heather Laruso Hutchins, who is now entitled to up to a third of his biological children's massive trust fund. Goodman's attorney Daniel Bachi issued a statement saying that the adoption of his ...more »

Defective Products
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Look for the Green Good Housekeeping Seal on Household Cleaning Products
Daily GreenFebruary 11, 2012

Good Housekeeping backs up its testing with a limited two-year warranty that promises a refund or replacement if the product is defective. The Good Housekeeping Research Institute has released two new seal-holders, Bissell's Little Green, ...more »

Toxic Torts
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PERSONNEL FILE: Boone elected partner at Bowles Rice
West Virginia RecordFebruary 2, 2012

Boone practices in the law firm's Charleston office. He joined Bowles Rice in 2009 after practicing for several years as an associate with the law firm Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC He is a member of the firm's Litigation team, and focuses his ...more »

Legal aid bill: government considers further concessions
The GuardianFebruary 2, 2012

There's a very small proportion of personal injury cases that attract legal aid, namely for clinical negligence … that makes up less than 1% of personal injury cases." Another contentious area of the bill is the definition of domestic violence that ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Increasing the Value of Wrongful Death Cases
Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog (blog)February 2, 2012

Caps on non-economic damages make it impossible to receive true fair value in wrongful death claims in Maryland (and in most states). Accordingly, personal injury lawyers need to turn over every possible stone to maximize the economic damages in ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Avoid Food Safety Violations At Your Super Bowl Party
K2 RadioFebruary 3, 2012

Super bowl party hosts and their guest should take a defensive strategy against food borne illness by following some basic rules. Donna Carlson of the USDA's food safety and inspections service says everyone should know the four key steps to food ...more »


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