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Letter: Strict gun laws make citizens safer
Knoxville News SentinelFebruary 1, 2012

If the writer is interested in facts, then he would have to admit that New York City's strict gun laws have actually kept the city's residents safer than in places with laxer regulations. New York and neighboring New Jersey have among the lowest rates ...more »

Former Minister Paroled after Child Sex Abuse Conviction
KATVFebruary 1, 2012

A state representative wants to make sure the law that allowed his release is changed. David Pierce worked at First Baptist Church for about 3-decades. He was beloved and looked up to by many members, but in 2009 men started coming forward with details ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Grayson & Grayson Personal Injury Attorneys Announce Free Case Review for ...
PR.com (press release)February 1, 2012

Los Angeles Personal Injury law firm, Grayson & Grayson has announced free case review by top personal injury lawyers for victims of auto accidents including car wrecks, truck accidents, medical malpractice, dog bite injuries, bicycle accidents, ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Good ag practices workshop offered
Northwest HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

By NORTHWEST HERALD GRAYSLAKE – Recent produce-associated foodborne illness outbreaks have heightened public awareness of produce food safety and increased the demand by fresh produce buyers to have third party auditors verify farm food safety ...more »

Car Accidents
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Inexperience, Distractions Can be Fatal for Young Drivers
fox4kc.comFebruary 18, 2012

According to a new study, the number of 16 and 17-year-old drivers dying in car accidents across the nation rose during the first half of 2011. According to law enforcement officials, distractions are a prime cause of accidents among young people.more »

Actress hurt on 'SVU' OKs deal
New York Daily NewsFebruary 2, 2012

Actress Rosie Perez has settled her personal injury lawsuit against the producers of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” her lawyer confirmed Wednesday. Perez claimed she suffered serious neck and back injuries and nerve damage in 2009 when she was ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Suit Stemming from Leaked Photos of a Dead Teen Settles
Accident Injury Lawyer (blog)February 1, 2012

More than five years after the gory photographs of a teenage girl killed in a horrific automobile accident were released on the internet, her family's lawsuit has come to an end. The deceased girl's family filed suit against the California Highway ...more »

Defective Products
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For trademark licensors, quality-control provisions can prove risky
The National Law JournalFebruary 1, 2012

On the other hand, quality-control provisions that are too onerous or detailed present the risk that the trademark licensor will suffer a tort/products liability exposure for defective goods or services offered by their licensee.more »

Toxic Torts
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Ontario Court of Appeal Recognizes New Privacy Tort
BlakesFebruary 1, 2012

The implications of the development of a privacy tort on class actions will also be an important issue as the law develops. Previously, the fact that federal Canadian privacy law requires a complaint to the Privacy Commissioner before any application ...more »

Rosie Perez settles lawsuit with Law Order bosses
Houston Chronicle (blog)February 2, 2012

Actress Rosie Perez has settled her personal injury lawsuit with the producers of hit US crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit after suffering an accident on set in 2009. The actress sustained serious neck and back injuries and was forced to ...more »

Wrongful Death
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APNewsBreak: NJ judge throws out lawsuit filed on behalf of late boxer Gatti's ...
Washington PostFebruary 10, 2012

The girl's mother, Erika Rivera, filed the wrongful death lawsuit last fall on behalf of then-5-year-old Sofia Bella Gatti. The suit blames Gatti's widow, Amanda Rodrigues Gatti, for his death. Arturo Gatti was found dead in an apartment in Brazil in ...more »

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