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VietNamNet BridgeJanuary 1, 2012

The Government issued Decree No 120/2011/ND-CP on December 16, amending administrative procedures in a number of decrees issued pursuant to the 2005 Commercial Law. The decree eliminates the requirement that domestic franchises (or domestic franchises ...more »

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 »

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Birth Injury
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Five Things to Consider When Choosing an Injury Attorney
Brunei News, Brunei Headlines from Brunei fmJanuary 3, 2012

3) Find the firm familiar with your type of case. If you were injured in an auto accident, find a firm with auto injury attorney, who handles such matters on a daily basis. While a real estate or commercial firm may have represented auto injury victims ...more »

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 »

Car Accidents
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Massive manhunt after ranger slain at Rainier
The Seattle TimesJanuary 2, 2012

As the park's front-line law-enforcement officers, they drive lonely rural roads by themselves and do everything from issue speeding tickets to respond to car accidents to arrest lawbreakers. But they also hike trails, respond to fires and are some of ...more »

Intentional Torts
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BOCK v. TRAVELERS PROPERTY CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY
Leagle.comJanuary 6, 2012

We have examined the cross-complaint filed by the Brakesmans and conclude that it only states a cause of action for encroachment, an intentional tort not covered by the Bocks' insurance policy. Only through speculation — unpermitted by California law...more »

Mass Accidents
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Joe Francis In Physical Fight After Car Crash
TMZ.comJanuary 5, 2012

Police un-cuffed Francis and decided no one would be arrested. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the accident occurred as a result of Joe opening his Bentley door into traffic. The other driver then crashed into it. 0105_joe_francis_tmz_wm_ex.more »

Defective Products
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Breast implants revealed to be full of chemicals
Herald SunJanuary 3, 2012

Picture: AFP Source: AFP FRENCH breast implant manufacturer PIP used a fuel additive in its now-banned implants which the company knew were defective as early as 2005, it has been revealed. The growing litany of accusations against now-defunct Poly ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Conn. law nixing legitimate malpractice lawsuits
Seattle Post IntelligencerJanuary 8, 2012

Connecticut lawmakers and lawyers say a 2005 state law aimed at preventing frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits has had the unintended consequence of keeping many apparently legitimate claims out of state courts. After Votre's son died due to ...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 »

Wrongful Death
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Family suing bus company in FAMU hazing death
Local 10January 10, 2012

"We do anticipate, in the very near future, filing a legal action against the bus company alleging negligence and wrongful death," Chestnut told reporters at a news conference Tuesday. Such a lawsuit will allow him to file subpoenas and take witness ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Unreported Cases of Food Poisoning Reflect a Gap in Food Supply Safety Net
New York TimesJanuary 6, 2012

In what appears to be a gap in the food supply safety net, there is no requirement for restaurants to report when their diners are affected by food-borne illnesses even when large numbers of people get sick. “They are not obligated to report it,” said ...more »

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