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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 »

Kelly Borth: How a trademark can build product differentiation
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

An attorney who specializes in trademark law can best guide you on securing a trademark or you can go to the aforementioned website and manage the registration process yourself. The good news is it as long as there are not any complications, ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Personal Injury Attorneys of Neimark & Neimark Improve Website to Further ...
PR Web (press release)January 3, 2012

The site offers helpful information to remove some of the fear and uncertainty from the legal process, including basic information on personal injury laws. "Our improved site is designed entirely with our clients and potential clients in mind,” says ...more »

Fitch backs ban on referral fees for motor insurers
Stock Market WireJanuary 13, 2012

The measure - proposed by the Commons transport select committee - would go beyond the narrower ban announced last year, which was limited to referral fees from law firms that pursue personal injury claims. The committee also said that the threshold ...more »

Car Accidents
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Lombard woman's near-death experience shapes her life
Chicago Daily HeraldJanuary 1, 2012

She works two days a week for a Chicago law firm, talks at schools about 20 times a year for a group called Think First and receives Social Security disability payments. Cellphones and texting lead to car accidents that cause severe brain injuries, ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Christian Parents Demand Schools Teach About GRIDS And Ex-Gay Therapy
The New Civil Rights MovementJanuary 15, 2012

Whereas schools may face liability for intentional and negligent instruction of students who rely upon false and misleading information about sexual conduct and are subsequently harmed. And whereas legal liability exists for the tort of negligence if ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Passerby rescue children after icy river crash
The Associated PressJanuary 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 Saturday afternoon accident, patrol Lt. Steve Winward said. ...more »

Defective Products
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FDA: J&J delayed reporting insulin pump problems
The Associated PressJanuary 11, 2012

J&J has said there have been no reports of serious patient harm from the recalled products, although it's now being sued by a couple alleging their toddler died from taking a "super dose" of defective Children's Tylenol. The FDA's warning letter states ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Leopold Law Attorneys selected for 2012 South Florida Legal Guide
TCPalmJanuary 4, 2012

Leopold specializes in consumer justice litigation with a focus on complex products liability, managed care, catastrophic injury and class action litigation. His work has been featured in the National Law Journal's Top Cases of the year and he was ...more »

Lawsuits filed
Longview News-JournalJanuary 2, 2012

Capital One National Association, writ of garnishment 2011-2762-A Shay Wheat Bird v. Nationstar Mortgage, injunction 2011-2765-A State of Texas v. Rosie L. Williams Webb, expunction of records 2011-2732-CCL2 Equable Ascent Financial v. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Exonerated mother's claim against NY lingers
Wall Street JournalJanuary 18, 2012

Cohen said state lawyers have been holding up the Court of Claims case with requests for additional information about how 13-year-old Crystallynn Girard died and have forced DeJac Peters to look at autopsy photos of her daughter during pretrial ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Pill some day may prevent serious foodborne illness, scientist says
PhysOrg.comJanuary 9, 2012

Background: Listeria monocytogenes, an intracellular foodborne pathogen, infects immunocompromised hosts. The primary route of transmission is through contaminated food. In the gastrointestinal tract, it traverses the epithelial barrier through ...more »


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