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Industry objects to new labor rule, cites extra burden on contractors
Washington TechnologyFebruary 1, 2012

The government also has numerous offices within the Labor Department, such as the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, to ensure companies abide by the complex web of laws. The council said the USDA officials would have to be careful that ...more »

Lawmakers close in on FAA funding deal amid pushback from unions
The Hill (blog)February 1, 2012

By Keith Laing - 01/31/12 07:25 PM ET Lawmakers in the House and Senate came close to finalizing an agreement Tuesday to provide long-term funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as unions voiced opposition to a labor deal that paved the ...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 »

FREE WEBINAR: Building the Personal Injury Practice… Without Trying to ...
JD Supra (press release)February 9, 2012

This fast-moving 1-hour program will highlight no cost and low cost tactics that personal injury law firms can implement immediately to generate new client revenue. And you'll learn it all without ever leaving your desk. or send an email indicating ...more »

Car Accidents
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Man killed, state trooper injured on I-290
Chicago Daily HeraldFebruary 11, 2012

Caruso's stepmother, Fran Caruso of Melrose Park, said Caruso had just called his girlfriend to pick him up from the scene of the accident. “He was driving home and he swerved and hit the median. The state trooper told him to come in his car and wait ...more »

Intentional Torts
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“Actual Malice” is not Actually Malice: Clarifying and Solving One of the ...
JD Supra (press release)February 4, 2012

As early as 1837, courts used it as a common law “element of a libel plaintiff's burden of proof.” At common law, actual malice had many different definitions, but “ill will [was] very much at the heart of the concept.” Then, in 1964, the US Supreme ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Benson, Bertoldo, Baker & Carter Now Offering Legal Consultations Free of ...
PR Web (press release)February 1, 2012

... the law firm Benson, Bertoldo, Baker & Carter have announced that they will now be offering free legal consultations for victims of auto accidents and their family members in Las Vegas and surrounding areas following fatal car accident in Mesquite, ...more »

Defective Products
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Shire and Sangamo Collaborate to Develop Therapeutics for the Treatment of ...
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

Sangamo is responsible for all activities through submission of Investigational New Drug (IND) Applications and European Clinical Trial Applications (CTA) for each product and Shire will reimburse Sangamo for its internal and external research ...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 »

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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Phil Spector settles wrongful death lawsuit with Lana Clarkson's mother
NME.comFebruary 6, 2012

Phil Spector has settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of murder victim Lana Clarkson, according to reports. BBC News says that the music producer, who was convicted for murdering Clarkson in 2003 two years ago, has reached an agreement ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Food-borne illnesses suspected after Kernels' Pierre game
Daily RepublicFebruary 3, 2012

PIERRE — The state Department of Health is investigating a suspected food-borne illness outbreak that has been tied to a Tuesday boys' basketball game at Pierre between Pierre and Mitchell. PIERRE — The state Department of Health is investigating a ...more »


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