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Law Office Of Brodsky & Smith To Probe Potential Claims Against Parlux Directors
RTT NewsJanuary 1, 2012

The investigation concerns possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of Parlux for not acting in Parlux shareholders' best interests in connection with the sale. by RTT Staff Writer.more »

Ind. guv praises delay of federal pollution rule
Chicago TribuneJanuary 1, 2012

A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday approved a request by electric power companies, states and other parties seeking to delay the rules until litigation over the regulation plays out. Daniels praised the court's ruling Saturday in a ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Fair Settlement of Personal Injury Claims is More Math than Wrath!
JD Supra (press release)January 7, 2012

Of course, there are those cases with disputed liability and in New Mexico comparative fault where the valuation process becomes more complex. However, in cases where there was clearly no liability, the insurance company is not going to pay. ...more »

Injuries board welcomes move to reduce lawyers' role in claims
Irish TimesJanuary 2, 2012

Set up in 2004, the board has the express purpose of reducing the cost of personal injuries claims. Given that the main cost – outside of the awards themselves – are legal fees, it has always had a difficult relationship with the legal profession. ...more »

Car Accidents
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Missouri Truck Accident Attorney Applauds Federal Ban on Cell Phone Use for ...
PR Web (press release)January 10, 2012

... got it right with this new cell phone law,” said Cagle, whose St. Louis personal injury firm, The Cagle Law Firm, represents those who are injured or lose loved ones in truck accidents and other collisions involving large commercial motor vehicles. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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CUSIMANO v. UNITED HEALTH SERVS. HOSPS., INC.
Leagle.comJanuary 20, 2012

Plaintiff commenced this action in June 2007 against, among others, 1 Sebesta, Hayford, Marshall and UHSH, alleging causes of action for slander per se, intentional infliction of emotional distress, prima facie tort and trespass. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Advocates say fatal crashes highlight need for tougher seat belt laws
Enterprise NewsJanuary 2, 2012

Family members of Ashley Donahue, 20, of Bridgewater, who was killed in a car accident on Dec. 3 listen in court Wednesday as the accident scene is described. By Justin Graeber Advocates for stricter enforcement of the state's seat belt law say a spate ...more »

Defective Products
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FDA Orders Vaginal Mesh Complication Studies
InjuryBoard.comJanuary 6, 2012

A growing number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in courts across the country by women who say that vaginal sling manufacturers created defective products and failed to warn doctors or patients adequately about the risk of complications.more »

Toxic Torts
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Educating Digital Lawyers
Huffington Post (blog)January 3, 2012

How will it interact with the ways our incoming generation "digital native" law students experience the world through social networking and other on-demand communication? What subjects will we teach? Will computer programming be an essential element in ...more »

Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers of BD&J Add Video to Law Firm Website
PR Web (press release)January 6, 2012

The site, http://www.bdjinjurylawyers.com, already features a wealth of practical legal and community information to help Southern California injury victims understand their rights and legal options after a serious car, truck or motorcycle accident. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Tallahassee to Pay in Death of Informant Rachel Hoffman
Hawaii News DailyJanuary 8, 2012

By Phillip Smith Tallahassee, Florida, city commissioners Friday voted to approve a $2.6 million settlement in the wrongful death suit of a young woman killed in a drug sting when she agreed to be a confidential informant for police after being busted ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Food Bill to make food safer – not restrict small traders
Scoop.co.nz (press release)January 6, 2012

“The Bill is designed to simplify 30-year-old food safety regulations and ultimately aims to reduce our high level of food-borne illness and corresponding economic cost. It's estimated food-borne illness caused a $162 million loss to the New Zealand ...more »

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