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When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...more »

Whistleblowers Sue FDA, Claim Emails Monitored
MedPage TodayFebruary 1, 2012

The FDA staffers are accusing the FDA of violating their Fourth Amendment rights, which protect against illegal searches and seizures, and their Fifth Amendment rights, which protect against abuse of government authority. Collecting emails to use ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Lubbock personal injury attorney offers safety tips regarding passenger vans
Einnews PortugalFebruary 19, 2012

Lubbock, Texas (Lubbock personal injury attorney reports) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently published an article regarding the safety of passenger vans. These large vehicles are often used by organizations and companies...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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San Francisco tracing viral outbreak
San Francisco ExaminerFebruary 2, 2012

Deputy Health Officer Dr. Tomas Aragon said the agency believes the disease is viral, not foodborne, meaning someone was sick when they attended school. “We tested the kitchen and the water supply, and it's all come up negative,” Principal Patrick Ruff ...more »

Car Accidents
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Super Bowl Weekend proved deadly on Las Vegas roadways
KTNV Las VegasFebruary 7, 2012

Metro confirms there have been more car accidents and DUI arrests so far this year, as compared to the same time last year. Metro, and other law enforcement agencies throughout the valley had more officers out patrolling the roads this weekend.more »

Personal Injury of Nevada Launches Mobile Website
PR.com (press release)February 5, 2012

Personal Injury of Nevada, a Nevada law firm, launched a mobile version of its website to allow clients clear, concise access to its website from smart phones and other mobile devices. “When it comes to relationships between clients and attorneys, ...more »

Intentional Torts
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HOWELL v. SANDERS
Leagle.comFebruary 3, 2012

Howell claimed constitutional violations under 42 USC § 1983 and state-law torts of malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The district court held that Sanders's actions were taken in the course of his prosecutorial ...more »

Defective Products
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Precautionary recall of older Snowpulse cartridges
BackcountryFebruary 8, 2012

The Snowpulse cartridges for the "Inflation System 1.0" have a defective pressure gauge and must be replaced. Cartridges from the current 2011/12 winter season as well as all Mammut airbag products are not affected by this recall. On July 1, 2011, ...more »

Mass Accidents
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PARTS Act Promotes Aftermarket Crash Parts with Design Patent Limits
BodyShop BusinessFebruary 7, 2012

... House Judiciary Committee, have introduced legislation, the Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade, and Sales (PARTS) Act, which the authors say would "ensure consumers have options when they repair their cars to their original state after an accident.more »

Orlando Personal Injury Attorneys Announce Contingency Fee Lawsuit Program for ...
EIN News (press release)February 5, 2012

The car accident and personal injury attorneys at Jaspon and Armas have announced a "No Fees Until We Win" program to assist victims of car accidents throughout the Orlando area with pursuing potential car accident law suits. ORLANDO, FL, February 05, ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen announces new partners
Madison County RecordFebruary 3, 2012

Her practice focuses on the defense of healthcare providers and other professionals in professional liability litigation. She provides general counsel to individual health care professionals, multi-specialty clinics and hospitals on administrative, ...more »

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