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The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of top-line growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. The firm's gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue ...more »

November Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico up 12.7% Year-over-year
TruckinginfoFebruary 1, 2012

Trade using surface transportation between the US and Canada and Mexico was 12.7% higher in November 2011 than in November 2010, totaling $76.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the US Department of Transportation.more »

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Birth Injury
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Portland Personal Injury Attorneys Urge: Don't Drink and Drive This Super Bowl ...
PR Web (press release)February 2, 2012

As the Super Bowl approaches, the Portland personal injury attorneys at Shulman DuBois LLC want to remind Oregon drivers that drinking and driving is a crime that can cost more than the price of a ticket. “People go to parties, enjoy the game with a ...more »

Illegal Immigrants in Personal Injury Cases
Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog (blog)February 7, 2012

LawyersUSA has an article out today on the struggles that personal injury attorneys have had in getting fair compensation for their clients in accident and malpractice cases. The article contains a few quotes from me. There are a couple of leitmotifs ...more »

Car Accidents
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What is "Legal Causation ?"
InjuryBoard.comFebruary 3, 2012

If you are the victim of a car accident, or some other type of personal injury, then the topic of “causation” is certain to come up at some point. “Causation” is one of the elements of a negligence lawsuit and it exists to make sure that the person you ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Goldstein, Howe & Russell, P.C. | SCOTUS for law students: Honoring war heroes ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 6, 2012

The issue is of obvious importance to those studying constitutional law, particularly the First Amendment. And although less obvious, it may also have important ramifications for torts law as well as for students in media and communications law classes ...more »

Mass Accidents
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What is "Legal Causation ?"
InjuryBoard.comFebruary 3, 2012

If you are the victim of a car accident, or some other type of personal injury, then the topic of “causation” is certain to come up at some point. “Causation” is one of the elements of a negligence lawsuit and it exists to make sure that the person you ...more »

Defective Products
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Pfizer recalls 1 million packs of defective birth control pills
The GrioFebruary 1, 2012

Both products are manufactured by Pfizer and marketed in the US by Akrimax Rx Products under the Akrimax Pharmaceuticals brand. Pfizer found that some packets of the drugs had too many active tablets, while others had too few.more »

Toxic Torts
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Paul Stephan on ICJ Decision in Jurisdictional Immunities of the State ...
Lawfare (blog)February 5, 2012

The majority regarded military operations as being at the core of sovereign character, and violations of the laws of war as subject to punishment by the international system, not by national courts imposing tort liability of foreign states.more »

Florida auto insurance reform clears Senate hurdle
Tampa Bay Business JournalFebruary 3, 2012

Insurance companies and law enforcement agencies favor changing the law because it has left the door open to insurance fraud and higher car insurance premiums. The proposed changes are drastic. Accident victims would no longer be reimbursed for massage ...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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Shocking Poultry Transport Conditions Throughout Country: Study
Food Integrity Campaign (blog)February 1, 2012

by Sarah Damian on February 01, 2012 Photo courtesy of flickr user b3nscottIt's no secret that the poultry industry is a leading culprit in food integrity no-nos, not to mention a top source of foodborne illness. But you'd think chicken producers ...more »

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