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Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

Medicare program's enrollment up, premiums down
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

That continues a trend for the Medicare Advantage program that counters the negative predictions of opponents of the 2010 health care law, who said enrollment would drop and premiums would rise. "Premiums are down on average, enrollment is up, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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New York Personal Injury Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on the Likely ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 4, 2012

"Apparently the fatal elevator accident accident could have been prevented if proper safety protocols were followed," said New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman, founder of the Perecman Firm, one of New York's personal injury law firms.more »

Utah Supreme Court Rules Unborn Child is a Minor Child per Legislation Says ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)February 6, 2012

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 6, 2012 – Legally, there has been a question whether or not unborn children are considered minor children for the purposes of filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Recently, the Utah Supreme Court handed down a ...more »

Car Accidents
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Amar'e Stoudemire's brother killed in car crash
New York Daily NewsFebruary 6, 2012

By Kristie Ackert AND Frank Isola / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Amar'e Stoudemire of the Knicks, whose brother Hazell was killed in a Florida traffic accident. Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire rushed home to Florida on Monday after his troubled older brother was ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back Leroy Kelly and Nine Former ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 4, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, Feb 03, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Locks Law Firm attorneys Gene Locks, Michael Leh and David Langfitt today filed two additional lawsuits in Philadelphia against the NFL on behalf of 50 former NFL players. The first suit includes eight ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Medical Marijuana Law Challenged In Rogue River, Ore.
Huffington PostFebruary 2, 2012

When police knocked on Josh Brewer's door to check for marijuana, even one of the nation's most liberal medical marijuana laws was put to the test. Officers were fine with the two pounds 10 ounces he and a cousin had grown, harvested, and processed.more »

Defective Products
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Investigation of Appliance Fires: Many Caused By Products Themselves
Clarksville OnlineFebruary 8, 2012

“We identified a variety of causes for these fires, including faulty refrigerator compressors and defective control boards in dishwashers,” said Dan DiClerico, senior editor at Consumer Reports. “In some cases, cooking appliances were even turning on ...more »

Toxic Torts
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House approves changes to laws on lawsuits
Minneapolis Star TribuneFebruary 2, 2012

Republicans say tort law changes will make businesses more competitive. DFLers say they'll burden plaintiffs. Republicans in the Minnesota House pushed through a package of bills Wednesday to limit the costs of lawsuits, which they view as a necessity ...more »

Denver Personal Injury Attorney to Hold Seminar for Colorado Chiropractors ...
PR Web (press release)February 23, 2012

Denver personal injury attorney Melissa J. Winthers – a partner at the firm Fleishman and Shapiro PC – will be holding a seminar and advising session for the Colorado Chiropractors Association on Thursday, February 23. The presentation will deal with ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Court session set for Thursday in Gutierrez wrongful death lawsuit
Imperial Valley PressFebruary 1, 2012

By SILVIO J. PANTA Staff Writer A court session in San Diego is set Thursday following the recent dismissal of the city of El Centro and Imperial County as defendants in the federal wrongful death lawsuit an Imperial family filed against the Imperial ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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UC Davis partners in beef E. coli prevention
Western Farm PressFebruary 3, 2012

USDA is funding a $25 million, coast-to-coast E. coli prevention project, to which UC Davis is providing expertise in livestock health, foodborne disease and consumer food marketing. The University of California, Davis, is participating in a ...more »

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