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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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Guest column: Beth Jinks, personal injury solicitor
This is NottinghamFebruary 1, 2012

Beth Jinks, personal injury solicitor at Rothera Dowson reacts to changes in payouts for crime victims... IN the cold light of day, this is a cost-cutting exercise. As part of the plans, victims of violent crime who suffer injuries such as a broken ...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 »

Car Accidents
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Shrine erected for injured skateboarder
BerkeleysideFebruary 1, 2012

A skateboarder in the roadway is in violation of the California Vehicle Code, according to police. The design of the street is partly to blame. The curving nature makes it hard to easily see what's going on on the sides. I used to live on Fresno and I ...more »

Intentional Torts
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BESS v. COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND
Leagle.comFebruary 22, 2012

... as well as the "common law torts" of: slander, defamation, libel, misconduct, fraudulent inducement, deception, harassment, retaliation, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, intentional infliction of emotional distress ...more »

Mass Accidents
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New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer Comments on Workplace Gender ...
PR Web (press release)February 3, 2012

New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm represent victims of workplace gender discrimination in New York, as well as individuals who have experienced retaliation after reporting harassment in the workplace.more »

Defective Products
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Now, dialysis for kidney patients at doorstep
Deccan ChronicleFebruary 6, 2012

Patients with defective kidneys who have to undergo regular sessions of dialysis will not have to travel all the way to hospital for the procedure. The Institute of Nephro Urology at Victoria Hospital is soon starting peritoneal dialysis, ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Cut costs instead
TheReporter.comFebruary 1, 2012

The law on torts should be limited to no more that $250000. Pain and suffering needs to be limited. As attorneys look at the law, no one is responsible for their actions, so someone must pay. If a baby is not born perfect, then it is the doctor's fault ...more »

San Jose Law Firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard Helps Victims of Childhood ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 1, 2012

Lawmakers being asked to support and adopt tougher mandatory childhood molestation reporting laws. The San Jose, California personal injury law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is announcing steps that it is taking to provide justice to victims of ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Michael Jackson father Joe's wrongful death case thrown out of court
Digital SpyFebruary 24, 2012

Judge Yvette Palazuelos said: "Allowing Joseph Jackson to continue with his subsequent suit against AEG Live, alleging the same wrongful death claims as the related case, would contravene the purpose of the one-action rule." AEG has previously argued ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Raw Milk Strikes 38 with Campylobacter in PA, MD, WV and NJ
Food Poison JournalFebruary 4, 2012

Campylobacter is the second most common cause of bacterial foodborne illness in the United States after Salmonella. Active surveillance through FoodNet indicates that there are about 13 cases for each 100000 persons in the population diagnosed yearly ...more »

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