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Be warned, George Osborne, austerity will be bad for your ratings
The GuardianJanuary 1, 2012

Instead of indulging in some form of "verbal protectionism" via your ill-judged remarks on France's credit rating – which, predictably, provoked a Gallic counterattack – you should have the courage to admit that you were wrong. ...more »

Looking forward 2012: A better place...
Times of IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

In 2011, a special court for NIA cases and 2G spectrum was established. Sources say more special courts may be formed if the number of cases with the National Investigating Agency increases. The year 2012 will mark the end of the 54-year-old MCD ...more »

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Birth Injury
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New York Personal Injury Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Reports of ...
PR Web (press release)January 19, 2012

“Safety must be the first priority in a city as reliant on elevators as New York,” personal injury lawyer, David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York's personal injury law firms, said. “When corners are cut to save time or money, ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Del Frisco's Steak House Is Going Public-Seeks $100 Million
Wall Street Journal (blog)January 24, 2012

Mad Cow Disease also risk to watch: Negative publicity relating to the consumption of beef, including in connection with food-borne illness, could result in reduced consumer demand for our menu offerings, which could reduce sales.more »

Car Accidents
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Car dealers blamed for crashes due to defects
Arab NewsJanuary 8, 2012

Commenting on the Land Cruiser accident in Hafr Al-Batin that occurred after the vehicle's cruise control malfunctioned, the statement said the car was not imported by ALJ but by another dealer in Riyadh who had imported it from a Gulf country. ...more »

Two-wheeled drive – putting the personal into personal injury
ScotsmanJanuary 9, 2012

Within the personal injury sector, lawyers must develop skills and offer specialist services to meet clients' increasingly high expectations. Within the personal injury sector, lawyers must develop skills and offer specialist services to meet clients' ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Why nearly all of Rick Santorum's ideas on healthcare are bad policy
MedCity NewsJanuary 9, 2012

Santorum's position: Enact “meaningful” tort reform. Reforming laws to reduce the maximum dollar amount for which patients are able to sue doctors would reduce premiums doctors must pay for malpractice insurance, the thinking goes. ...more »

Defective Products
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Fuel additive used in French breast implants
AFPJanuary 2, 2012

MARSEILLE, France — French breast implant manufacturer PIP used a fuel additive in its now-banned implants which the company knew were defective as early as 2005, it was revealed on Monday. The growing litany of accusations against now-defunct Poly ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Houston-based law firm wins verdict for crash survivor
Ultimate MemorialJanuary 4, 2012

The attorney's presented evidence that showed the driver was at fault for the accident due to cell phone use. Reedy was awarded $2.2 million in damages and an additional $4.8 million in punitive damages.more »

What a result for personal injury litigation! Insurers 1, consumers 0 (Jack ...
Daily MailJanuary 13, 2012

Before any haters out there get carried away, my own firm, Griffin Law, does not undertake any personal injury work. I do not have a dog in this fight. Indeed you might have thought that I would welcome anything that makes life harder for other lawyers ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Fired deputy files tort claim against county
The ColumbianJanuary 13, 2012

When reached by telephone Thursday, Chief Civil Deputy Prosecutor Bronson Potter said he had not yet seen the tort claim and could not comment. By state law, the county has 60 days to respond to a tort claim. If the grievance is not settled within that ...more »

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