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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 »

How new options can help Ohio employers reduce their workers' compensation...
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

Over the past year, the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) has focused its attention on creating more program options for employers that encourage the correct behaviors and rewards them for achieving performance outcomes that reduce lost work ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Claim Today Solicitors to Run Attack Ads Over No Win No Fee Changes
EIN News (press release)January 2, 2012

Top personal injury firm Claim Today Solicitors will launch a radical marketing campaign this January that will attack planned government changes to the legal system that they say will drastically reduce ordinary people's access to justice during 2012. ...more »

ISO Launches PICAS Plus to Automate the Evaluation of Motor Personal Injury Claims
Targetwire (press release)January 9, 2012

London, UK – 09 January 2012 – Insurance Services Office (ISO) Limited, the UK's leading provider of personal injury claims solutions, has launched PICAS Plus, a major new version of its award-winning Personal Injury Claims Automated Settlement ...more »

Car Accidents
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2012 brings more than 200 new laws to state
Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 1, 2012

The new law now in effect makes seat belts mandatory for all passengers in vehicles and allows police to stop any car with an unbelted rider. | Sun-Times Media File More than 200 new laws take effect in Illinois on New Year's Day, dealing with ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Industrial worker sues after work procedure protests were ignored
The Louisiana RecordJanuary 20, 2012

Defendant TT Coating is accused of negligence for ordering employees to engage in a dangerous and hazardous employment activity, knowing that harm to Wilson was "substantially certain to follow an intentional Tort under Louisiana Law. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Push for Stronger Seat Belt Law in Massachusetts
abc40January 9, 2012

Her 21-year old daughter Natalie Deleon was killed in a car crash 5-years ago. She wasn't wearing her seat belt and was thrown from the car, which eventually landed on her. Ironically, 3-years before that, Natalie was in another terrible accident but ...more »

Defective Products
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NEW YORK CENT. MUT. FIRE INS. CO. v. GLIDER OIL CO., INC.
Leagle.comJanuary 2, 2012

In an action "against a general contractor and architect for defective construction and design, the cause of action generally accrues upon the completion of construction, meaning completion of the actual physical work" (State of New York v Lundin, ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Government messes up, but won't pay up: James Gill
NOLA.comJanuary 1, 2012

This, Heath asserts in his appeal, makes the public records law useless, to which the appeal court retorts it is "no more useless" than "tort or contract suits against the state." True, of course, but that is still pretty useless. ...more »

California Personal Injury Attorney Greg Rizio Elected as New President
PR Web (press release)January 9, 2012

Gregory Rizio, Southern California personal injury attorney, has been elected as the new president of the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire (CAOIE). The CAOIE is a group of Inland Empire trial lawyers dedicated to protecting consumer rights. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Tainted melon in wrongful death suit
UPI.comJanuary 4, 2012

4 (UPI) -- The son of a 92-year-old Kansas City man, in a wrongful death lawsuit, alleges tainted cantaloupe caused his father's death, attorneys said. Attorneys for Paul A. Schwarz, the father, filed an amended lawsuit against Colorado grower Jensen ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Publisher's Platform: Public Disclosure and Public Health
Food Safety NewsJanuary 1, 2012

... also marked the beginning of the end of full disclosure, and the beginning of, in some cases, complete silence by some state and federal public health officials about the details and even existence of foodborne illness outbreaks. ...more »

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