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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 »

Cuccinelli calls for emergency law to open up Virginia ballot
Washington ExaminerJanuary 1, 2012

He earlier insisted that he would vigorously defend the current ballot laws against Perry's lawsuit, as his job requires. A judge hearing arguments on Perry's lawsuit raised questions Thursday about Cuccinelli's possible conflict of interest. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Hugh Howerton Has Been Voted One of the TOP 100 Texas Trial Lawyers
PR Web (press release)January 4, 2012

Hugh Howerton is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been awarded an "AV" rating by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. An "AV" rating is the highest rating awarded for both legal skill ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Comments to FSIS Varied on Non-O157 E. Coli Testing
Food Safety NewsJanuary 9, 2012

"There have been foodborne illness outbreaks in some of these countries involving the pathogens covered by this policy," she continued. "Specifically, Australia has experienced outbreaks attributed to meat products contaminated with E. coli O111. ...more »

Car Accidents
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Talking While Driving: Legislators React
Litchfield County TimesJanuary 2, 2012

State police issue several hundred tickets every day for this violation. “We recognize that cell phones and texting contribute to accidents,” he said. “I think that right now we have a very good law in Connecticut. We enforce it daily, but there are ...more »

New 2012 Illinois Laws Affecting Working Men and Women
JD Supra (press release)January 2, 2012

Bus Drivers (HB 147/PA 97-0466): States that a non-CDL holder school bus driver will be subject to reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing that's in conformance with federal regulations, except the results of the tests must be reported in a ...more »

Mass Accidents
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SD on brink of a battle
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 »

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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Rottenstein Law Group Notes With Interest Forbes Prediction of Potential ...
PR Web (press release)January 9, 2012

6800 patients had sued Sulzer after they had been implanted with artificial hips and knees contaminated by an industrial lubricant. The average individual settlement was $147000, a figure that Cohan inflates by 15% to reach $169000. ...more »

Law Offices of Brian Cunha & Associates Settles Personal Injury Case, Dog Bite ...
MarketWatch (press release)January 5, 2012

If afterwards that same dog bites another person, the dog owner or keeper is liable to the injured person for twice their actual damages. The Law Offices of Brian Cunha & Associates specializes in personal injury and workers' compensation cases and ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Son files suit in mother's death
Tremonton LeaderJanuary 9, 2012

By theleader Ronald D. Goodrich has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in First District Court in Brigham City over the death of his mother in May of 2010. Virginia Goodrich, 77, of Bear River City, was killed on May 11, when the vehicle she was driving ...more »

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