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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 »

Rockefeller Supports Blind Trust for Members of Congress
HNN Huntingtonnews.netFebruary 1, 2012

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act) says US Representatives and Senators may not use information they gain in their role as Members of Congress. “Elected officials have a duty to our constituents to be above board in ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Personal Injury Solicitors London add to support team for injury compensation ...
PR Web (press release)February 3, 2012

Personal Injury Solicitors London say the additional resource further consolidates their drive to provide the best accident claims service in the country. Personal Injury Solicitors London, who specialise in personal injury compensation services across ...more »

A Need for Tort Reform for Personal Injury Lawsuits is a Myth Pushed by the ...
PR Newswire (press release)February 7, 2012

7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 ...more »

Car Accidents
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What to do if you're injured in a car accident (KNXV-TV)February 1, 2012

But what should you do if you're injured in a car accident that you believe was somebody else's fault? “Everyone's seen TV commercials with lawyers who address that very question,” says attorney Martin Sweet of legal information website THELAW.TV .more »

Intentional Torts
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Maintenance director files intent to sue Harrison County
Louisville Courier-JournalFebruary 29, 2012

Under state law, a tort claim is a notice that must be filed before a government entity can be sued. James Goldman, president of the county Board of Commissioners, said officials hope it doesn't come to that. He said he was surprised by Simon's ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Learn more about law enforcement at Citizens Police Academy
Blue Springs ExaminerFebruary 3, 2012

Topics include uniformed patrol, crime scene investigations, narcotics investigations, prosecution, federal agencies (FBI and ATF), bomb squad, police K-9, accident investigations, street gangs, swat/tactical, firearms safety and training and mock ...more »

Defective Products
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St. Jude Heart Device Exposes Failure of Safety Monitoring, Doctor Says
BloombergFebruary 14, 2012

“St. Jude Medical has a strong history of product safety and reliability, and we remain dedicated to developing technology and products that save and improve the lives of patients.” The current surveillance system doesn't detect defects until thousands ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Leagle.comFebruary 14, 2012

Robert E. Simpson ("Simpson"), the plaintiff-below, appeals from the Superior Court's grant of summary judgment in a personal injury tort action in favor of the defendant-below, Colonial Parking ("Colonial"). Simpson claims that the Superior Court ...more »

Feldman Shepherd Names Patricia Giordano a Partner in Philadelphia Personal...
Citybizlist (press release)February 8, 2012

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia personal injury law firm Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP is pleased to announce that Patricia M. Giordano has been named a partner of the firm. Giordano is a personal injury lawyer who handles ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Increasing the Value of Wrongful Death Cases
Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog (blog)February 2, 2012

Caps on non-economic damages make it impossible to receive true fair value in wrongful death claims in Maryland (and in most states). Accordingly, personal injury lawyers need to turn over every possible stone to maximize the economic damages in ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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UC Davis researchers partner in beef E. coli research project
UC DavisFebruary 2, 2012

The US Department of Agriculture is funding the $25 million, coast-to-coast project, to which UC Davis is providing expertise in livestock health, foodborne disease and consumer food marketing. The project, announced Jan. 23 by the USDA, aims to reduce ...more »


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