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Money-laundering ring called 'one of most brazen'
The Virginian-PilotJanuary 1, 2012

Recently unsealed court records, a lengthy indictment, and interviews with key players provide a rare window into an audacious four-year swindle prosecutors have called "one of the most brazen" in federal contracting history. The crime went undetected ...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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Myths About Child Abuse….
JD Supra (press release)January 2, 2012

If you want to sue someone for your child abuse injuries, or are being sued by the victim for money, you would be in civil court and would need an experienced personal injury lawyer. ANKIN LAW OFFICE LLC Chicago Workers Compensation | Chicago Personal ...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 »

Car Accidents
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South Dakota on brink of battle over cellphone use while driving
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderJanuary 1, 2012

“But the fact we don't have a law against it on the books isn't quite as critical to me. Do I think texting and cell phone usage are making accident numbers go up? No, I don't have any proof of that. And I still think other laws on the books apply, ...more »

ISO Launches PICAS Plus to Automate the Evaluation of Motor Personal Injury Claims
Targetwire (press release)January 9, 2012

London, UK – 09 January 2012 – Insurance Services Office (ISO) Limited, the UK's leading provider of personal injury claims solutions, has launched PICAS Plus, a major new version of its award-winning Personal Injury Claims Automated Settlement ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Accident victims remembered as 'adorable couple'
Detroit Free PressJanuary 3, 2012

She said her daughter and son-in-law, who family and friends called Ray Ray, were always together. She said they both worked in the kitchen at Mason Elementary School in Grosse Pointe Woods. They had been married 23 years and had one daughter, ...more »

Defective Products
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UK govt studying true scale of defective breast implants
Zee NewsJanuary 1, 2012

The source said the figures had been supplied to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) since 2006 and questioned why the regulator had not picked up on them sooner. In December, the MHRA declared there was 'no evidence of any ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Missouri Governor Makes Board and Commission Appointments
Kansas City infoZineJanuary 5, 2012

The commission reviews administrative appeals of workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, crime victims' compensation and tort victims' compensation cases, and also conducts evidentiary hearings pertaining to prevailing wage objections to the ...more »

Newsweek Features Estey Bomberger in Nationwide Top Attorneys Showcase
PR Web (press release)January 5, 2012

106CV070642 - Santa Clara County), and an $11 million verdict for a fall injury at a construction site, handed down by a Riverside County, CA jury in September, 2011 (Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Riverside, Case No. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Fresno Wrongful Death Case - Settlement Reached
KMPH Fox 26January 5, 2012

Last month, a federal jury found Sgt. Palomino and the city of Fresno liable for the shooting death of Vargas. The jury decided that Palomino used excessive and unreasonable force to deal with Vargas, but jurors didn't hold him personally responsible.more »

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