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Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...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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Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer Fights Tort Reform
TopWireNews (press release)February 11, 2012

Cincinnati personal injury lawyer fights Tort reform that is being pushed because of so called lawsuit abuse or frivolous lawsuits. As a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer for over 30 years, the reality is that jurors are very savvy and follow the law.more »

Personal Injury of Nevada Launches Mobile Website (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 »

Car Accidents
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What speed camera legislation means for Chicago
Grid Chicago (blog)February 8, 2012

The law is an amendment to the red light camera law. It is not the first time speed cameras have been allowed in Illinois. In 2004, Illinois passed the Automated Traffic Control Systems in Highway Construction or Maintenance Zones Act (view it), ...more »

Intentional Torts
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How Nonprofits Can Avoid the Legal Pitfalls of Telecommuting Employees
JD Supra (press release)February 22, 2012

Medical Leave Needs Under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), qualified employees are permitted up to 12 weeks of leave time during any 12-month period in order to receive care for a serious health condition; to care for a spouse, child, or parent; ...more »

Mass Accidents
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New Jersey Legal Malpractice Lawyers Now Offer Helpful Information on the Web
PR Web (press release)February 1, 2012

As the Web page notes, Wasserman is one of the most widely recognized and highly respected legal malpractice authorities and attorneys in the country, with more than three decades of experience in this unique area of the law.more »

Defective Products
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I-Team: Popular dishwashers catch fire
kypost.comFebruary 2, 2012

Between March and November 2011, consumers logged more than 260 complaints about dishwasher incidents on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's public website, . More than half reported smoke or flames.more »

Toxic Torts
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Sheppard Mullin Elects Twelve Attorneys to Partnership
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

Franklin is a registered patent attorney with expertise in a broad range of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation, patent prosecution and counseling, patent reexamination proceedings, unfair competition, and IP due diligence.more »

Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Full Tort vs. Limited Tort Insurance
EIN News (press release)February 23, 2012

The Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams Discuss Full Tort vs. Limited Tort Insurance / The Philadelphia injury lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams discuss full tort vs. limited tort insurance.more »

Wrongful Death
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Family of 5-year-old killed by pit bulls gets $20K settlement
WCNCFebruary 8, 2012

by NewsChannel 36 Staff WAXHAW, NC – The family of a 5-year-old girl who was killed by two pit bulls more than a year ago in Waxhaw won a wrongful death settlement in court this week. Waxhaw police say the two dogs attacked 5-year-old Makayla Woodard ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Budget cuts produce bacteria testing
Austin NewsFebruary 16, 2012

According to the CDC, nearly one-third of the major, multistate foodborne illness outbreaks in 2011 were caused by contaminated fruits and vegetables. The 120000 food samples the program has collected in the last decade have offered public health ...more »


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