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2 health systems take joint approach
Milwaukee Journal SentinelJanuary 1, 2012

The organizations - which are expected to strike similar agreements with commercial health plans - will be the key vehicle for testing new methods of paying hospitals and doctors. The Bellin Health-ThedaCare Healthcare Partners effort is one of the ...more »

Crimes give Akron, Ohio, area national exposure in 2011
Bellingham HeraldJanuary 1, 2012

"Ohio police find third body investigating murder spree," the Telegraph reported to its London readers in December. For a region more used to seeing the spotlight cast on its Goodyear blimp, the All-American Soap Box Derby or LeBron James, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Vegas Injury Law Firm Donates Money to MADD Again in its Continued Fight to ...
PR Web (press release)January 4, 2012

Bernstein & Poisson, a Las Vegas personal injury law firm, is committed to fighting against drunk driving. With New Year's Eve approaching, law partners Jack Bernstein and Scott Poisson have made a financial donation to the Nevada chapter of MADD to ...more »

Proner & Proner Release Their Interactive Map Of The Biggest And Best ...
Spatial News (press release)January 16, 2012

Here's Mitchell on video discussing his and what he does for motorcycle accident victims he represents. Since 1958 the personal injury and motorcycle accident law firm of Proner & Proner has been successful representing motorcyclists. ...more »

Car Accidents
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Passers-by rescue children after car crashes into icy Utah river; man shot out ...
Washington PostJanuary 2, 2012

The rescuers helped turn the Honda Accord upright in the Logan River, and one man shot out the car's window with a handgun and cut a seat belt to help free the children after the Saturday afternoon accident, patrol Lt. Steve Winward said. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Conservative Christian parents fight for right to discriminate against LGBT ...
Twin Cities PlanetJanuary 14, 2012

Whereas schools may face liability for intentional and negligent instruction of students who rely upon false and misleading information about sexual conduct and are subsequently harmed. And whereas legal liability exists for the tort of negligence if ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Relatives of man killed in freak New York Harbor boat crash await justice as ...
New York Daily NewsJanuary 1, 2012

Acquilone's lawyer said the prosecutors made an unusual move in August, 13 months after the crash, to add a criminally negligent homicide charge — which by law is exempt from speedy trial rules — to what was previously a manslaughter case. ...more »

Defective Products
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Quanta Sues AMD Over Microchips for Notebook Computers
BusinessWeekJanuary 4, 2012

4 (Bloomberg) -- Quanta Computer Inc., 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 and its ATI Technologies Inc. unit sold chips ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Tort caps protect the public
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteJanuary 10, 2012

It raised public awareness of the Indiana Tort Claim Fund and the limitations or “caps” on the state's ability to pay compensation to victims. These limits, enacted by the legislature, have their roots in an English common law tradition called ...more »

New Laws for 2012
JD Supra (press release)January 2, 2012

To see all of the laws http://bit.ly/tMq23a (Please see link below.) Illinois residents and law enforcement agencies will be able to easily identify individuals convicted of first-degree murder with the establishment of a new public database. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Faulty Guardrail Leads to Wrongful Death Lawsuit
DigitalJournal.com (press release)January 6, 2012

The Nassau County Commission is being sued for wrongful death as the result of an accident involving a 16-year-old girl who was killed on CR 121. January 06, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Nassau County Commission is being sued for wrongful death as ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Restaurant inspections
Springfield News-LeaderJanuary 3, 2012

A noncritical violation doesn't have a direct relation to food-borne illness. » Potentially hazardous foods need to be held hot at 140 degrees or above. » Potentially hazardous foods need to be held cold at 41 degrees or below at restaurants ...more »

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