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Huckster Propaganda: Voice of San Diego gets a taste of its own fact check
San Diego CityBEATFebruary 1, 2012

If in certain contexts it characterizes (and trumpets) advertising as a form of support, it should not turn around and deny that advertising is support. The claim is false. The question, however, is whether there are aggravating factors.more »

Arkansas town strikes deal with IRS to repay $36000 in back payroll taxes
The RepublicFebruary 1, 2012

AP BAUXITE, Ark. — A central Arkansas town has reached an agreement with the Internal Revenue Service to repay payroll taxes it owes. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ( reported for Tuesday's editions that Bauxite owes more than ...more »

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Birth Injury
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New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Achieves Certification as a Civil Trial Attorney
Albany Times UnionFebruary 11, 2012

The New Jersey personal injury law firm of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC, announced today that attorney Patricia Zangrilli Boguslawski has become certified as civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. On February 8, the Court's Board ...more »

Senate panel clears personal injury protection fraud-fighting bill
WKMG OrlandoFebruary 2, 2012

A Senate panel has cleared a bill aimed at cutting down the massive fraud plaguing the state's personal injury protection coverage. The Senate committee on banking and insurance passed the PIP fraud-fighting bill (SB 1860) by a vote of 9-0 on Thursday.more »

Car Accidents
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Push for bus seat belts seen unlikely
DesMoinesRegister.comFebruary 1, 2012

But neither that accident nor Monday's has led him to believe Iowa should embrace a school seat belt law. He cautioned those who may think it's a good idea to first review the facts. “I don't think we want to make a knee-jerk reaction,” he said.more »

Intentional Torts
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Sheppard Mullin | Fisher v. Halliburton: Fifth Circuit Invokes Common Sense To ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)February 13, 2012

The Fifth Circuit then disposed of another argument raised by Plaintiffs in Fisher, ie., that the Plaintiffs' injuries were caused by the defendant-contractor, who, they alleged, committed an intentional tort by failing to act to protect Plaintiffs ...more »

Mass Accidents
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New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer Comments on Workplace Gender ...
PR Web (press release)February 3, 2012

New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm represent victims of workplace gender discrimination in New York, as well as individuals who have experienced retaliation after reporting harassment in the workplace.more »

Defective Products
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Lawsuit claims knee replacement device is defective
Southeast Texas RecordFebruary 7, 2012

SHERMAN - A Bonham woman has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of her knee replacement device for misleading her and her health care provider about the product's safety. Laquetta Dukes filed suit against Zimmer Inc., Zimmer Holdings Inc., ...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 »

The Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys at Grossman Law Offices File Suit Following ...
Houston ChronicleFebruary 4, 2012

After a serious accident, the personal injury lawyers at Grossman Law Offices have filed suit against the Defendant driver for their alleged negligence. After a driver sustained serious injuries in an automotive wreck, he sought the help of qualified ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Family of Flagler woman hit by car gets $1.25 million
Daytona Beach News-JournalFebruary 9, 2012

By FRANK FERNANDEZ, Staff Writer PALM COAST -- A wrongful death lawsuit against the Flagler County School Board member's wife whose car officials say struck and killed a Palm Coast woman has been settled for $1.25 million -- less than two weeks after ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Listeria outbreak highlights oversight limitations
kwgn.comFebruary 15, 2012

DENVER — The Listeria contamination traced to a Colorado cantaloupe farm was the worst foodborne illness outbreak in nearly a century, and yet the Food and Drug Administration is still struggling to get a handle on how to prevent another outbreak ...more »


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