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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 »

Parliament's moral duty on assisted dying
The GuardianJanuary 1, 2012

... been a lull in the media recently about the rights and wrongs of assisted dying, but the conflict is sure to break out again with the imminent publication of the report from Lord Falconer's commission, established to consider changes to the law. ...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 »

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 »

Car Accidents
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Massive manhunt after ranger slain at Rainier
The Seattle TimesJanuary 2, 2012

As the park's front-line law-enforcement officers, they drive lonely rural roads by themselves and do everything from issue speeding tickets to respond to car accidents to arrest lawbreakers. But they also hike trails, respond to fires and are some of ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Legal thuggery, antivaccine edition: Andrew Wakefield sues Brian Deer, the BMJ ...
ScienceBlogs (blog)January 5, 2012

Fortunately, I live in the US, where libel laws make suing much less hospitable, thanks to the First Amendment. It looks as though an anti-vaccine crank is at it again. Apparently not satisfied with having taken a run at Brian Deer and lost, ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Helping To Prevent CT Drunk Driving Accidents
Patch.comJanuary 6, 2012

Drunk driving laws changed in Connecticut on Jan. 1. http://patch.com/A-pRbc Courtesy of Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over If you drink alcohol and then drive your motor vehicle in CT you run the very real risk of causing a drunk driving accident, ...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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UDOEWA v. Plus4 CREDIT UNION
Leagle.comJanuary 6, 2012

With regard to the negligent retention claim, the district court noted that, under Texas law, Udoewa cannot sustain an action for negligent retention against Plus4 without establishing that Stark committed an actionable, common-law tort against him. ...more »

Asta Funding, Inc. Announces New Joint Venture in Personal Injury Financing
MarketWatch (press release)January 4, 2012

On December 28, 2011, the Company, through a newly-formed subsidiary, ASFI Pegasus Holdings, LLC ("APH"), executed the Pegasus Operating Agreement with PLF, in which a subsidiary of the Company, Fund Pegasus, LLC, ("Fund Pegasus"), will loan up to ...more »

Wrongful Death
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City settles informant death suit for $2.6 million
MiamiHerald.comJanuary 7, 2012

Tallahassee city commissioners have approved a $2.6 million settlement in the wrongful-death suit of a police informant who was fatally shot during a drug sting. The parents of 23-year-old Rachel Hoffman filed suit after her 2008 death, seeking money ...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 »

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