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How your accountant can provide benefits to your business beyond tax season
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

Most business owners know to call their accountant when they're filing their taxes or doing succession planning, but there are other times a CPA can benefit your business. Whether it's making a large purchase or crafting a benefits plan, ...more »

Obama signs bill on banking sanctions against Iran
XinhuaJanuary 1, 2012

Obama singed the bill into law although he has "serious reservations" about provisions regarding counter-terrorism efforts, including clauses that regulate the detention, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists. ...more »

Personal Injury News and Stories

Birth Injury
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Two-wheeled drive – putting the personal into personal injury
ScotsmanJanuary 9, 2012

Within the personal injury sector, lawyers must develop skills and offer specialist services to meet clients' increasingly high expectations. Within the personal injury sector, lawyers must develop skills and offer specialist services to meet clients' ...more »

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff Builds Legal Team with New Hire
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)January 3, 2012

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff represents individuals and businesses in personal injury lawsuits, insurance bad faith cases, product liability cases and class action lawsuits. They have demonstrated their ability to devote substantial resources in ...more »

Car Accidents
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Woman injured in Pendleton crash
Anderson Independent MailJanuary 10, 2012

By Charmaine Smith-Miles PENDLETON — A three-car accident on SC 88, outside of Pendleton, injured one woman, and turned out to be a deadly call for one of the firefighters who went to the scene to help. David Crenshaw, a 63-year-old Pendleton ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Cooked-Up Lawsuits and the Agenda Behind Them
ThePopTortJanuary 4, 2012

Not intentionally. Ahem, cough, cough. In fact, pushing out false descriptions of lawsuits intended to outrage the reader or listener have been the cornerstone of the “tort reform” movement for years. In Hot Coffee, you'll see US presidents as far back ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Lawmaker: Current state hunt laws are 'absolutely sufficient'
Boston HeraldJanuary 2, 2012

Anne Gobi, a Spencer Democrat who chairs the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, which oversees hunting regulations. “Hunting does serve an important purpose in controlling the wildlife population,” she said. ...more »

Defective Products
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Report: AMD sued over allegedly faulty chips
EE TimesJanuary 4, 2012

3) against Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), alleging breach of contract and saying AMD sold defective products, according to a report by the Bloomberg news service. The suit, filed in US federal court in San Jose, Calif., alleges that chips sold by ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Obama Administration States That Corporations Are Proper Defendants In Alien ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)January 6, 2012

Stating that international law is the proper source of law for the relevant standards of conduct in ATS cases, the Administration states that "[w]hether corporations should be held accountable for those violations in private tort suits is a question of ...more »

BGL linked with Minster Law swoop as insurer/broker ABS uptake tipped to rise
Post OnlineJanuary 4, 2012

Compare the Market and Budget owner BGL Group has now been linked with a move to invest in York-based personal injury specialist Minster Law. The law firm, which employs 800 people, already has a long standing relationship with BGL through its claims ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Alleged hazing victim's family speaks
CNN InternationalJanuary 10, 2012

Along with the university, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Orange County Sheriff's Office are also investigating the case. Chestnut said law enforcement has not contacted Champion's family and they don't know the status of the ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Passing Inspection: It's All In The Cards For Sacramento County Restaurants
Capital Public Radio NewsJanuary 17, 2012

Health officials say the food safety system has brought down the risk of food-borne illness. By Pauline Bartolone The county's restaurant placard system is like a traffic light - green means you're good to go in. Yellow means slow down and think about ...more »

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