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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 »

Cuts to foreclosure-prevention aid fought
Ithaca JournalFebruary 1, 2012

The agency, which oversees lending in the state, will review New York's laws governing foreclosure, he said. New York has appropriated $26 million in state funds and $21 million in federal stimulus money since the 2008-09 fiscal year for housing ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Palms teen injured in Monday car accident
Huron Daily TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

According to the Sanilac County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Josh Horst was dispatched at about 7:45 pm Monday to the area of Goetze and Forester roads in Forester Township for a one-vehicle personal injury accident. According to Sgt. Steve McKenney, ...more »

Serious Injuries in Product Liability Claims Extend to Exercise Machines and ...
PR Web (press release)February 11, 2012

The Gilman law firm is committed to helping victims of personal injury and defective consumer products and their family members in cases involving wrongful deaths and substantial injuries. Gilman Law LLP offers a team of experienced personal injury ...more »

Car Accidents
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Law & Order
Times DailyFebruary 4, 2012

A Leighton police officer remains in Huntsville Hospital after being injured in a traffic accident Thursday night, officials said. Jeff Jacobs, 59, of Moulton, is in fair condition as he recovers from injuries he sustained in the accident, Pam Sparks, ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Does Breitbart's Rape Rant Apply to James O'Keefe's Alleged "Barn" Plot?
OpEdNewsFebruary 25, 2012

Or if he feels this should be handled in the appropriate court of law, or through another process, he should say so. But whitewashing this serious a legal charge between two of his contributors gives James O'Keefe a distinct advantage, implying Naffe's ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Ryan O'Neal's son Griffin is sentenced to 16 months in prison for drug-fuelled ...
Daily MailFebruary 5, 2012

By Eleanor Gower Griffin O'Neal, the son of actor Ryan, was yesterday sentenced to 16 months in prison for his involvement in a drug fuelled car crash last year. The 47-year-old brother of actress Tatum O'Neal pleaded guilty to two felony charges of ...more »

Defective Products
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Should faulty birth-control users win a lawsuit vs. Pfizer?
UI The Daily IowanFebruary 10, 2012

Giant industries such as pharmaceutical companies should not be able to get away with their products being defective. They can't just get away with dodgy arguments such as "a person may have gotten pregnant either way" or "you should have used another ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Chemerinsky: New Hurdles for Civil Rights Cases
ABA JournalFebruary 1, 2012

In Minneci v. Pollard, the US Supreme Court held Jan. 10 that prison guards at private prisons contracting with the federal government cannot be sued for constitutional violations where state tort law provides a remedy. In 1971's Bivens v.more »

1.5 million Michigan At-Risk Drivers Without Auto Insurance
PR Web (press release)February 13, 2012

1.5 million Michigan drivers do not have No-Fault auto insurance, says Steven M. Gursten, head of Farmington Hills-based Michigan Auto Law. “That puts them, and everyone else on our roads in peril if they're involved in an auto accident," he said.more »

Wrongful Death
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Couple sue doctor in wrongful life lawsuit
Financial PostFebruary 3, 2012

You've heard of lawsuits for wrongful death – now an Australian couple is suing their IVF doctor for wrongful life. Mail Online reports that Debbie and Lawrence Waller wanted a child but had trouble conceiving. They went to IVF doctor Christopher James ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Plasma Beams Kill Illness Causing Bacteria on Chicken
Food and Drink DigitalFebruary 6, 2012

Food borne pathogens contaminate incorrectly handled or poorly cooked poultry and lead to tens of thousands of cases of illness a year. Poultry is currently the leading cause of food borne illness. Although the findings are of interest to consumers and ...more »

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