Personal Injury News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in January, 2012

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Advancing 2012 Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights Marches
10 Thousand CouplesJanuary 1, 2012

In a small excerpt from that speech she says: It is a violation of human rights when people are beaten or killed because of their sexual orientation, or because they do not conform to cultural norms about how men and women should look or behave. ...more »

Sinkhole claims in Hernando neighborhood driven by psychology more than geology
Tampabay.comJanuary 1, 2012

Tracy Ward, 49, a telecommunications worker who lives on the same, claim-prone block as Rasmussen and Holmes, said he started seeing cracks, including a wide one in his home's concrete slab, about five years ago. After talking to neighbors, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Asda pays compensation to worker injured in slip
Hodge Jones & Allen LLPJanuary 3, 2012

Asda has agreed to pay personal injury compensation to a former employee who was badly hurt in an accident in which she slipped on a spillage. Irene Heslop had worked at the store in Hulme for seven years when the accident occurred in March 2007. ...more »

Law Blog Fireside: The Personal Injury Lawyer in the Mountain Dew Mouse Case
Wall Street Journal (blog)January 9, 2012

By Joe Palazzolo Maybe you've heard this one: A man opens a can of Mountain Dew, finds a dead mouse inside, sues PepsiCo (maker of Mountain Dew). PepsiCo's lawyers enlist an expert to rebut the claims. The expert, in an affidavit, says there's no way ...more »

Car Accidents
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Teen traffic deaths fall dramatically after new licensing law takes effect
Fond du Lac ReporterJanuary 15, 2012

Last year, sheriff's deputies handed out 41 citations to teens violating GDL restrictions, Strand said. Ticketed teens are usually pulled over for an unrelated moving or equipment violation. "Deputies need a reasonable suspicion to stop a car," Strand ...more »

Intentional Torts
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TRAVISANO v. BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS FOR UNION COUNTY
Leagle.comJanuary 30, 2012

Plaintiff Robert J. Travisano, a former Union County employee, alleged in this action that he was discriminated and retaliated against based on his age, disability, and political affiliation, asserting violations of the New Jersey Law Against ...more »

Mass Accidents
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State, Railroad Officials: Trenton Crash Site Does Not Need Upgrades
Patch.comJanuary 5, 2012

By Nate Stemen A Trenton railroad crossing at Fort Street and Van Horn was the scene of a car, train accident. The crossing at Van Horn and Fort Street was the subject of a diagnostic review in 2009. The railroad officials examined the volume of car...more »

Defective Products
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Taiwan Stocks: Compal Communications, Quanta, Pegatron, Wistron
BusinessWeekJanuary 5, 2012

The world's largest contract maker of notebook computers sued Advanced Micro Devices Inc. for breach of contract, alleging the chipmaker sold defective products. “AMD disputes the allegations in Quanta's complaint and believes they are without merit,” ...more »

Toxic Torts
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ObamaCare, the GOP and You
Fox NewsJanuary 3, 2012

Supports tort reform to reduce frivolous lawsuits and has instituted it in Texas. I can find GOP candidate positions on the health reform law and the current health care system to endorse and even to admire, beginning with the recognition that ...more »

Lawsuits filed: Dec.19 to 23
Longview News-JournalJanuary 2, 2012

Homero Barrios, auto personal injury/damages 2011-2763-B Curtis Medlin v. Melody Houston, auto personal injujry/damages 2011-2734-A Discover Bank v. Kevin Graves, breach of contract 2011-2756-A Capital One Bank v. David A. Amos, breach of contract ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Wrongful Death FAQs
JD Supra (press release)January 10, 2012

Oregon wrongful death laws can seem complicated, and many questions arise in a wrongful death case, which is a civil lawsuit, as opposed to a murder case, which is a criminal action. In the famous OJ Simpson case, he was found not guilty in the murder ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Foodborne illness costs decline
Pork MagazineJanuary 5, 2012

Foodborne illnesses can be costly in more ways than one, but at least from an economic impact standpoint the trend line is pointing down. According to research by Robert Scharff, a consumer science professor at The Ohio State University, ...more »

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