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Landowners face jail threat over bird deaths
Scotland on SundayJanuary 1, 2012

The landmark “vicarious liability” legislation allows the prosecution of landowners or managers who fail to take steps to ensure staff and contractors act within the law. The legislation applies to the unlawful killing of wild birds and the possession ...more »

Baby boomers – how the wealthy flout China's family planning
Scotland on SundayJanuary 1, 2012

... a violation of Chinese law, and how wealthy Chinese do as they please, with scant regard for the rules that constrain others. The most common reaction, though, has been simple disbelief. “Heavens. To have one family with eight kids ... in an era of ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Angus Logan: Personal injury culture risks making us all losers
Scotsman (blog)January 7, 2012

This scenario is one which should probably be looked at by the Office of Fair Trading to help regulate this part of the personal injury market. It is sad to see young lawyers being quoted after fatal accident cases as if compensation were in any way ...more »

FDA Sights Concerns From 1-800-GET-THIN
InjuryBoard.comJanuary 2, 2012

A series of wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits have been filed against 1-800-GET-THIN, its affiliated surgery centers and doctors who performed the procedures. A class-action suit has also been filed - on behalf of patients - that accuses the ...more »

Car Accidents
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Payson has high rate of car-bicycle accidents
Payson RoundupJanuary 6, 2012

“Bikers need to review the law.” Arizona holds bicyclists to the same laws as vehicle drivers when they are riding on the roadway or shoulder. “With the accidents we have had, especially along Beeline, they have gone both ways,” he said. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Quandaries of Civil Recourse: Calnan Replies to Goldberg & Zipursky
Law Professor Blogs Network (blog)January 18, 2012

Shortly after adopting strict products liability, many courts recognized that design and warning defect actions were essentially negligence cases in disguise. Rather than continue the charade, they changed the law by abolishing strict liability and ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Relatives of man killed in freak New York Harbor boat crash await justice as ...
New York Daily NewsJanuary 1, 2012

Acquilone's lawyer said the prosecutors made an unusual move in August, 13 months after the crash, to add a criminally negligent homicide charge — which by law is exempt from speedy trial rules — to what was previously a manslaughter case. ...more »

Defective Products
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Why you should register children's products
WJXT JacksonvilleJanuary 3, 2012

Each year millions of children's products are recalled because of safety defects and many families, like Ethan's, tragically never know. A new federal law now requires companies that make "durable infant and toddler products" include a pre-stamped post ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Assembly panel approves bill to remove statute of limitations on child sexual ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comJanuary 5, 2012

The measures is opposed by the Catholic Church and a tort reform group, whose representatives have questioned how institutions can defend themselves against charges of abuse that allegedly occurred decades ago. “At some point in time the chances for an ...more »

Two Men Seriously Hurt in Semi-Trailer Truck Crash
JD Supra (press release)January 14, 2012

In many cases, the answer will be apparent – but in some instances, you and your Florida personal injury attorney will need to aggressively advocate your position to obtain the best possible result. Florida personal injury claims require the right ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Florida Sheriffs pepper-spray retiree to death
RTJanuary 3, 2012

The estate of Nick Christie is going after local law enforcement officers to revenge a wrongful death. Christine, then 62, passed away two-and-a-half years ago after Lee County sheriffs allegedly stripped him naked, strapped him to a chair, ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Chicago to let some 'low-risk' food sellers certify themselves
Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 17, 2012

By Fran Spielman City Hall Reporter January 17, 2012 5:02PM Chicago retailers that sell pre-packaged foods and recently inspected restaurants with no history of foodborne illness would police themselves and send inspection reports to City Hall, ...more »

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