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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

WSAZ INVESTIGATES: Carbon Monoxide Detectors Not Required in W.Va. Hotels
WSAZ-TVFebruary 1, 2012

By state law in West Virginia, they're not required. One man died Tuesday morning and 16 were taken to the hospital from extremely high carbon monoxide levels inside the Holiday Inn Express. Like most hotels, it does not have carbon monoxide detectors.more »

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Birth Injury
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No Virginia Workers Compenstion Benefits for Virginia Laborer's Out of State ...
InjuryBoard.comFebruary 8, 2012

Just as yesterday's post discussed where to bring a personal injury action for a Virginia resident, this post will look at the same question from the point of view of an on the job accident claim. At the Herndon law firm ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., ...more »

Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer Sam Harding Named as Host on AM 720 KDWN ...
PR Web (press release)February 4, 2012

Sam Harding, a prominent Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who is also the owner of the Sam Harding Law Firm, whose Web site URL can be found at, hereby announces that he has been chosen as the host of a new radio call-in show ...more »

Car Accidents
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Marshfield police piecing together events preceding fatal car crash
The Patriot LedgerFebruary 7, 2012

By Patrick Ronan Marshfield police said they are piecing together a timeline of events preceding the death of 18-year-old Michael Harrington, the Marshfield High School senior who was killed in a fiery, one-car accident early Saturday morning.more »

Intentional Torts
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Applying Illinois's Anti-SLAPP Statute Following The Illinois Supreme Court's ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 2, 2012

The court said that legislative history supports a conclusion that the anti-SLAPP statute is not "intended to abolish an individual's right to seek redress for defamation or other intentional torts, whenever the tortious acts are in furtherance of the ...more »

Mass Accidents
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The Legal Liability of Air Traffic Controllers
Student PulseFebruary 2, 2012

Similarly the liability to Third Parties on the Ground was established by the Rome Convention of 19527. These instruments provide legal certainty. However there is still no universal convention regulating the liability of air traffic controllers.more »

Defective Products
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Investigation of Appliance Fires: Many Caused By Products Themselves
Clarksville OnlineFebruary 8, 2012

“We identified a variety of causes for these fires, including faulty refrigerator compressors and defective control boards in dishwashers,” said Dan DiClerico, senior editor at Consumer Reports. “In some cases, cooking appliances were even turning on ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Arizona tort-reform measure advances
AZ Central.comFebruary 9, 2012

Several other states have passed similar laws. ALEC, which consists of corporations and mostly Republican lawmakers from across the country, has for years pushed for various tort-reform measures. Several state chamber-of-commerce groups support the ...more »

iPad® Harnessed by Law Firm to Sharpen Client Service
Sacramento BeeFebruary 22, 2012

"The iPad has revolutionized the way we communicate with our clients and resolve cases," says Marc Lamber, chair of Fennemore Craig's Plaintiff's Personal Injury Practice Group. "The iPad technology allows us to gather evidence faster and engage our ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Palm Springs Cop Accused Of Stealing Settlement Check
WPBF West Palm BeachFebruary 1, 2012

A Palm Springs public safety officer is accused of stealing more than $55000 from a woman who won the money in a wrongful death lawsuit. Sean Grant was charged Tuesday with grand theft and uttering forged bills, checks, drafts or notes.more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Plasma zaps can decontaminate chicken meat
PostnoonFebruary 7, 2012

Washington: Plasma zaps can decontaminate uncooked poultry, a major source of outbeaks of food-borne illness caused by harmful bugs. The bacteria responsible for most foodborne illnesses, Campylobacter and Salmonella, are found to contaminate 70 per ...more »


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