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Feinstein begins to replenish campaign account
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

Durkee is facing a federal mail-fraud charge. Feinstein, who is a heavy favorite to win her fourth full term in the Senate, quickly replenished her campaign, loaning it $5 million. In all, her campaign has about $6.6 million in the bank, ...more »

Kan. plan: Allow illegal immigrants to stay, work
Fox NewsFebruary 1, 2012

The Kansas proposal also is notable because it complicates the debate over immigration issues in the home state of Kris Kobach, a former law professor who helped draft tough laws against illegal immigration in Alabama and Arizona.more »

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Birth Injury
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Palms teen injured in Monday car accident
Huron Daily TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

According to the Sanilac County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Josh Horst was dispatched at about 7:45 pm Monday to the area of Goetze and Forester roads in Forester Township for a one-vehicle personal injury accident. According to Sgt. Steve McKenney, ...more »

Guest column: Beth Jinks, personal injury solicitor
This is NottinghamFebruary 1, 2012

Beth Jinks, personal injury solicitor at Rothera Dowson reacts to changes in payouts for crime victims... IN the cold light of day, this is a cost-cutting exercise. As part of the plans, victims of violent crime who suffer injuries such as a broken ...more »

Car Accidents
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Study: Smoking Marijuana Before Driving Doubles Accident Risk
MotorTrend MagazineFebruary 14, 2012

New research reveals that Smoking marijuana within three hours of driving can double the likelihood that a driver will be involved in a car accident. CBC News reports that a new study published in the British Medical Journal found a positive ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Intrusion On Seclusion - New Tort For Ontario
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 1, 2012

Tsige rendered a landmark decision that recognized a new common law tort – intrusion on seclusion. This cause of action dealing with invasion of privacy now exists in addition to any other rights of action for privacy breaches. The arguments for a tort...more »

Mass Accidents
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PIP fraud law reworked
Tbo.comFebruary 8, 2012

By MIKE SALINERO | The Tampa Tribune A Hillsborough County ordinance aimed at curbing the growing problem of staged-accident fraud is being reworked in the face of a lawsuit challenging the law's constitutionality. County commissioners passed the ...more »

Defective Products
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Now, dialysis for kidney patients at doorstep
Deccan ChronicleFebruary 6, 2012

Patients with defective kidneys who have to undergo regular sessions of dialysis will not have to travel all the way to hospital for the procedure. The Institute of Nephro Urology at Victoria Hospital is soon starting peritoneal dialysis, ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Gulf oil spill's 'trial of the century' could end before it begins
NOLA.comFebruary 5, 2012

People like Blaine LeCesne, a tort law professor at Loyola University who has been following the litigation closely, say that would be selling the Gulf Coast short. "Louisiana stands to gain a huge amount from this, which is why I don't want it to ...more »

Actress hurt on 'SVU' OKs deal
New York Daily NewsFebruary 2, 2012

Actress Rosie Perez has settled her personal injury lawsuit against the producers of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” her lawyer confirmed Wednesday. Perez claimed she suffered serious neck and back injuries and nerve damage in 2009 when she was ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Galveston suit over beach house fall dismissed
Southeast Texas RecordFebruary 6, 2012

GALVESTON - The plaintiffs in a wrongful death suit stemming from a Port Arthur fireman's fall from a Crystal Beach beach house balcony last year have recently submitted a notice to non-suit without prejudice. Kalyn Layton, who represents the estate of ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Food Safety: The Industry Must Take Ownership
Food Safety NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Returning to food safety, we can make parallels between the effect of policing on crime rates and superimpose on the number of food inspectors and foodborne illness outbreaks. Specifically, inspector numbers increase or reorganization of agencies ...more »


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