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The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of top-line growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. The firm's gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue ...more »

Medicare program's enrollment up, premiums down
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

That continues a trend for the Medicare Advantage program that counters the negative predictions of opponents of the 2010 health care law, who said enrollment would drop and premiums would rise. "Premiums are down on average, enrollment is up, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Remit of injuries board may extend to medical negligence
Irish TimesFebruary 2, 2012

A PROPOSAL to extend the remit of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board to include medical negligence claims is being discussed by the Department of Health. The aim of the non-judicial process would be to speed up compensation cases and cut costs.more »

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 »

Car Accidents
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Bill would add nondiscrimination statement to child custody statute
KSL-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Anderson testified on behalf of HB88, which would add to Utah's divorce statute a statement that the court may not discriminate against a parent based on age, race, color, national origin, religious preference or gender.more »

Intentional Torts
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Fisher v. Halliburton: Fifth Circuit Invokes Common Sense To Defend Defense ...
JD Supra (press release)February 14, 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 from ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Houston millionaire adopts his girlfriend – really
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)February 2, 2012

A jury award inflated by awareness of the trust might end up bankrupting Goodman, the judge ruled, and that would violate Florida law. Lawyers for Lili and William Wilson have appealed that ruling. How the adoption might affect the exposure of ...more »

Defective Products
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MFA Oil files suit against insurer over claim
Columbia Daily TribuneFebruary 4, 2012

“MFA Oil understood its policy with Liberty Mutual to include coverage for claims for injury arising out of alleged defects in its primary business product,” the filing says. “Because delivery of propane products to customers is a central business ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Gagner Powers Oilers Past Blackhawks
Rant SportsFebruary 3, 2012

In Tort law, if one decides to help someone in need they take on an obligation to complete the treatment they are giving. According to that law, Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjarlmasson, Brent Seabrook, and Nick Leddy should all be thrown in jail.more »

Syracuse Car Accident Attorney Joins Call for Crackdown on Drugged Driving
PR Web (press release)February 1, 2012

New York personal injury lawyer Scott C. Gottlieb of the Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates says he supports improving technology and training for local law enforcement in their efforts to stem the rising threat of drugged driving accidents.more »

Wrongful Death
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Polo Club Founder Adopts His Own Girlfriend Amid Wrongful-Death Lawsuit
TIMEFebruary 2, 2012

He's now making an unusual legal move in the wrongful-death lawsuit brought against him by the man's family — he adopted his own girlfriend. The International Polo Club Palm Beach founder, John Goodman, adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend, ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Don't Invite Unwanted 'Guests' to Your Super Bowl Party
Patch.comFebruary 4, 2012

Keep your food safe so your party guests don't go home with a food borne illness. Even though Super Bowl Sunday is not an official holiday, millions of Americans celebrate the day with family and friends. In fact, Super Bowl Sunday is the ...more »

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