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Police investigate city's 39th homicide on New Year's Eve
Global WinnipegJanuary 1, 2012

It's not the way Winnipeg Police hoped to end 2011, investigating the city's 39th homicide of the year. A man was shot and killed inside a house in the 6-hundred block of Selkirk Avenue around 5 am Saturday. "It's supposed to be a new year tomorrow and ...more »

Experts Weigh In on Outside Groups' Pro-Gingrich Spots
New York Times (blog)January 1, 2012

Nevertheless, any ad featuring a candidate for federal office so close to an election would fall under what the election commission calls “electioneering communications.” But a quirk in the law means that the agency does not consider caucuses like ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Vegas Injury Law Firm Donates Money to MADD Again in its Continued Fight to ...
PR Web (press release)January 4, 2012

Bernstein & Poisson, a Las Vegas personal injury law firm, is committed to fighting against drunk driving. With New Year's Eve approaching, law partners Jack Bernstein and Scott Poisson have made a financial donation to the Nevada chapter of MADD to ...more »

Claim Today Solicitors to Run Attack Ads Over No Win No Fee Changes
Stock Markets ReviewJanuary 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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Man sought in park ranger's killing believed dead
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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Associate Can't Sue Firm for Firing Him After Refusal to Accede to Referral Scheme
BNAJanuary 18, 2012

The law firm's alleged conduct—firing him for refusing to participate in a quid-pro-quo referral scheme and contesting his claim for unemployment benefits—does not constitute the sort of outrageous and intolerable behavior needed to establish the ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Who taught YOU to drive? A New Year's quiz on rules of the road
Boston.comJanuary 5, 2012

16) Your insurance pays the bill if you hit a bicyclist, regardless of whose fault the accident was. A: Pretty much. State insurance laws dictate that your car policy automatically covers the first $2000 in medical bills incurred by the injured cyclist ...more »

Defective Products
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Brit govt investigating true scale of defective breast implants
Newstrack IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

The source said the figures had been supplied to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) since 2006 and questioned why the regulator had not picked up on them sooner. In December, the MHRA declared there was 'no evidence of any ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Other 2011 local stories of note
Knoxville News SentinelJanuary 1, 2012

Tort Reform: At the urging of Gov. Bill Haslam, the Legislature enacted a "tort reform" law that restricts the amount of damages injured parties can collect in lawsuits from health care providers and businesses. * New College Heads: Joe DiPietro was ...more »

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff Builds Legal Team with New Hire
Insurance News Net (press release)January 2, 2012

Sacramento personal injury and class action firm Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff proudly announces the addition of recent University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law graduate Lauren A. Manning as their newest associate attorney. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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911 operators will get appeal in wrongful death lawsuit
WWMTJanuary 5, 2012

The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit, but the dispatchers want the case dismissed, saying their actions do not constitute gross negligence and that they didn't intend to cause the boy any stress.more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Greysolon Foodborne Illness Outbreak: Investigation Ends
WDIO-TVJanuary 4, 2012

The Minnesota Department of Health told Eyewitness News Wednesday, that a sick worker at the Greysolon Ballroom in Duluth, most likely caused the foodborne illness outbreak there on December 3. The agency investigated the business after 60 people ...more »

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