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Local charity drops Catholic affiliation, will place kids with couples in ...
WPSD Local 6February 1, 2012

In June, Illinois lawmakers made it legal for same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, meaning they have the same rights as married couples. That includes the ability to become foster parents. With the new law came the stipulation that any ...more »

Racial study scrutinized in death row inmate's hearing
abc11.comFebruary 1, 2012

Patricia Tornblom, stepmother to the deceased, said she is angered by the hearing. "What do the people of Michigan have to do with us? I mean this is North Carolina," questioned Tornblom. "Why are they down here trying to decide how we make our laws?more »

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Birth Injury
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Penn Yan man faces multiple charges following accident; injured passenger ...
Penn Yan Chronicle-Express (blog)February 8, 2012

Aaron T. Walker, 25, of 2 Kennedy Ave., Penn Yan has been charged with second degree assault, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and unreasonable speed. When Yates County Deputies responded ...more »

Personal Injury Attorneys Fisher & Talwar Launch New and Improved Website
EIN News (press release)February 7, 2012

Los Angeles attorneys Fisher & Talwar introduce a new website to help Southern California injured victims find solutions to their personal injury and other legal problems. LOS ANGELES, CA, February 07, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Los Angeles, ...more »

Car Accidents
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Grayson & Grayson Personal Injury Attorneys Announce Free Case Review for ... (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 »

Intentional Torts
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Common Law Tort of Invasion of Privacy
JD Supra (press release)February 7, 2012

In this environment, I think, the court makes a persuasive case for “develop(ing) the common law in a manner consistent with changing society” by recognizing a common law cause of action for intrusion upon seclusion. 1100 One Bentall Centre 505 Burrard ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Lowville man charged with felony DWI under Leandra's Law
WatertownDailyTimes.comFebruary 4, 2012

A Lowville man is facing a charge of felony aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra's law following a personal injury accident Wednesday evening in the town of Martinsburg. Duane A. Rush, 39, of 5434 Park Place, is also cited with ...more »

Defective Products
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Faces of Lawsuit Abuse: Tami Martin
InjuryBoard.comFebruary 7, 2012

The Chamber won't tell you about defense delay tactics that hurt innocent victims by delaying needed medical care or shifting product defect costs from negligent corporations to tax payers through Medicaid, Medicare, and assistance programs.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 »

Concordia Passengers Lawsuit Against Costa Cruise Lines, Inc Can be Turned ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 6, 2012

Generally, cruise tickets include a contract with a "choice of forum" clause stating the proper venue for potential lawsuits. Defendants can challenge the jurisdiction of US court over this case if the tickets purchased and signed by the plaintiffs ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Court rejects Worthington appeal of wrongful-death award
New Philadelphia Times ReporterFebruary 1, 2012

By Lee Morrison An appeals court has rejected an appeal by Worthington Industries over $3.66 million awarded by a Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court jury to a Bowerston-area truck driver's estate in a wrongful death lawsuit. The amount is considered ...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 »


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