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VFW to Pot Heads: Give us our name back
Peoria Journal Star (blog)February 1, 2012

Prosecutors say Hubbard had registered his group with the Illinois Attorney General's Office of Charitable Trusts and was a licensed fund-raiser. He would tell victims his group picked up where other veterans' groups left off. The perjury charge stems ...more »

Stanford Used Investor Funds for Lavish Resort, Prosecutor Says
BloombergFebruary 1, 2012

Stanford, 61, was indicted in June 2009 on charges he led a $7 billion investment fraud based on certificates of deposit issued by the Antiguan bank. He's accused of 14 counts including mail fraud, wire fraud and obstruction of a probe by the US ...more »

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Birth Injury
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One Injured In Poland Accident Saturday
Jamestown Post JournalFebruary 8, 2012

POLAND - The New York State Police and the Kennedy Fire Department responded to a personal-injury auto accident on Interstate 86 in Poland on Saturday. According to police, Joseph Lindquist, 23, of Cherry Creek was driving east in the right lane behind ...more »

The Limitation period for Personal Injury
Lawdit Commercial SolicitorsFebruary 8, 2012

Under the Limitation Act 1980 section 11 the limitiation period for personal injury is 3 years. The limitation period will start to run from the date the injury was sustained or from the injured person's date of knowledge.more »

Car Accidents
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Austin Car Accident Lawyer Says Texas Needs To Crack Down On Drunk Driving And ...
PR Web (press release)February 1, 2012

Texas personal injury attorney Bob Richardson of The Bob Richardson Law Firm points to recently released statistics showing that the state's drunk-driving fatalities have increased while the country's overall figures have gone down.more »

Intentional Torts
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HOWELL v. SANDERS
Leagle.comFebruary 3, 2012

Howell claimed constitutional violations under 42 USC § 1983 and state-law torts of malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The district court held that Sanders's actions were taken in the course of his prosecutorial ...more »

Mass Accidents
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What to do if you're injured in a car accident
ABC2 NewsFebruary 2, 2012

But what should you do if you're injured in a car accident that you believe was somebody else's fault? “Everyone's seen TV commercials with lawyers who address that very question,” says attorney Martin Sweet of legal information website THELAW.TV .more »

Defective Products
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France urges Europe-wide controls after implant scare
AFPFebruary 1, 2012

PARIS — France vowed Wednesday to strengthen the regulation and monitoring of prosthetics and called for Europe-wide controls after a defective breast implant case sparked a global health scare. More than 400000 women around the world are thought to ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Will Alien Tort Case be the Next Citizens United?
Corporate CounselFebruary 2, 2012

Instead, corporations in a case the justices will hear this month seek not to spend their money but to avoid doing so by arguing that they have no liability under a 1789 statute for torts committed abroad in violation of international law or US ...more »

Cellphone Use is not the Only Reason for Driving Distracted Says Austin ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)February 8, 2012

I've heard of a couple of other shenanigans people have tried in a moving vehicle, but suffice it to say that should not be done in a car either,” added Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm. Numbers provided by the US ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Local Jury Awards More than $8.6 Million in Wrongful Death Suit
KWTXFebruary 8, 2012

WACO (February 8, 2012)--Almost four years after Hank Johnson, 27, was beaten so severely at a Hearne motel that he later died, a Waco federal court jury awarded more than $8.6 million to his mother in a wrongful death lawsuit.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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