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Why it's best to spend 2012 between the covers
The IndependentJanuary 1, 2012

The latter should be a real treat for Jacobson's fans: it is set in doomed literary London and stars a downtrodden protagonist with a highly strung, red-haired wife and a deeply troubling mother-in-law.... Attica Locke's The Cutting Season (Serpent's ...more »

Details of £250m pounds tax swindle involving two Welshmen released
WalesOnlineJanuary 1, 2012

Her Majesty's Customs and Revenue described fish and chip shop owner Majid as one of the key players in the scam, which saw pay-as-you-go mobile phones shipped across Europe through a complex network of companies designed to confuse tax officials. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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The Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., Discuss ...
Marketwire (press release)January 5, 2012

One of the best ways to prevent a car accident in the winter is to ensure that your vehicle is appropriately prepared for the harsh weather. Make sure that the following parts of your car are working properly and can withstand whatever may come your ...more »

Being Treated for Auto Injury at the Chiropractor
Brunei News, Brunei Headlines from Brunei fmJanuary 2, 2012

Car accident whiplash or other injuries may mean you are entitled to a car accident personal injury claim. If people are not familiar with going to the chiropractor they may not think it is as effective as going to their family doctor. ...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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IL Supreme Court narrows state's SLAPP law
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)January 20, 2012

If a plaintiff's complaint genuinely seeks redress for damages from defamation or other intentional torts and, thus, does not constitute a SLAPP, it is irrelevant whether the defendants' actions were “genuinely aimed at procuring favorable government ...more »

Mass Accidents
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New law puts ambulance chasers in the hot seat
Southeast Texas RecordJanuary 3, 2012

By Linda McKenna No matter when we turn on our televisions, we always seem to see the same monotonous commercials featuring some personal injury lawyers promising thousands of dollars in damages to victims of an accident. ...more »

Defective Products
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Couple says defective recalled J&J med killed son
The Associated PressJanuary 6, 2012

The recall was one of more than two dozen that J&J has issued since September 2009, for products ranging from adult and children's nonprescription Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl and other medicines to prescription drugs for HIV and seizures, defective hip ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Chamber, business organizations, urge legislature to pass pro-jobs priorities
Missourinet.comJanuary 4, 2012

Phelps also says occupational disease laws need to be addressed, so that those who contract an illness on the job can get taken care of under the workers' compensation process. Under current law, those suffering from occupational illnesses can sue ...more »

PIP reforms clear first committee hurdle
Orlando SentinelJanuary 11, 2012

Stevens said he didn't agree that the bill created an "uneven" playing field. The new system would basically pit insurance companies against hospitals in claims disputes. "I can't imagine it would be anywhere close to the amount of litigation we see in ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Jury selection begins today in Hoffman wrongful-death suit
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)January 4, 2012

By Jennifer Portman Jury selection begins today in what may be a month-long trial in the wrongful death case brought by the parents of confidential informant Rachel Hoffman against the city of Tallahassee. Hoffman, 23, was killed May 7, 2008, ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Resolve to Be Food Safer in the New Year
Food ConsumerJanuary 5, 2012

Some people don't take food poisoning very seriously. Maybe that's because the symptoms usually are not long-lasting in most healthy people—a few hours or a few days—and usually go away without medical treatment. But foodborne illness can be severe, ...more »


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