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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 »

Rick Ross Sued By Nigerian Government For Pulling Out Of A Show
News OneJanuary 1, 2012

The government of Cross River State Government has hired lawyers in the United States to explore other options to sue Rick Ross for breach of contract and to recover the performance fee. Look, Nigeria is real crazy right now. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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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 »

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 »

Car Accidents
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Woman dies in traffic accident in Danville
Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteJanuary 5, 2012

DANVILLE — Law enforcement officials are still investigating a car accident that killed a 49-year-old Indiana woman Wednesday night. Lori J. Presswood, 49, of Perrysville, Ind., was pronounced dead at 11:36 pm at Provena United Samaritans Medical ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Fire Chief a Fraud?
Rio Grande SunJanuary 18, 2012

About two months before the tort claim was filed, County Magistrate Court Judge Joe Madrid dismissed Archuleta's charges of obstructing of an officer and disorderly conduct against Velarde during his April 7 arraignment, saying Archuleta's probable ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Family of crash victims: Other driver 'needs jail time'
Lincoln Journal StarJanuary 3, 2012

Pamela Bornemeier and her daughter Shaun Kohmetscher stand at a roadside memorial to Bornemeier's husband of 46 years, Gary Bornemeier, 66, and her brother-in-law, Richard Bornemeier, 69, who both died in June as the result of an accident at the ...more »

Defective Products
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No liability for others' asbestos products
Lexology (registration)January 19, 2012

Joining the majority of other jurisdictions that have considered the issue, California's highest court held that California law did not impose liability on manufacturers of shipboard valves and pumps used in conjunction with asbestos-containing parts ...more »

Toxic Torts
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News Corp. Pushes Phone-Hacking Settlements as Trial Nears
BusinessWeekJanuary 6, 2012

“Even if there are just a few cases left, the legal principles need to be clarified in this trial -- there is such a degree of uncertainty in the law,” said Stephens, who represents Bloomberg News in some media cases. “Privacy is an emerging tort in ...more »

Francis, Leir ranked No. 1
Daily Inter LakeJanuary 5, 2012

The organizers of the 4th Annual Tournament of Champions from the personal injury law firm of Hoyt and Blewett PLLC in Great Falls have released an All-Class High School Wrestling Poll. The poll, which was generated with input from high school ...more »

Wrongful Death
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KC family file wrongful death lawsuit in cantaloupe listeria death
Missourinet.comJanuary 5, 2012

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a Colorado cantaloupe-grower by the family of a Kansas City man who died last October. The lawsuit says 92-year-old Paul Schwartz contracted listeria after eating cantaloupe produced by Jensen Farms of ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Food Safety Agencies Announce Public Meeting to Discuss Foodborne Illness (press release)January 2, 2012

... and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a public meeting to discuss federal efforts to enhance food safety strategies through the improved use and characterization of foodborne illness source attribution. ...more »


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