Personal Injury News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in January, 2012

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Crimes give Akron, Ohio, area national exposure in 2011
Bellingham HeraldJanuary 1, 2012

"Ohio police find third body investigating murder spree," the Telegraph reported to its London readers in December. For a region more used to seeing the spotlight cast on its Goodyear blimp, the All-American Soap Box Derby or LeBron James, ...more »

5 Punjabi Taliban operatives held
The Nation, PakistanJanuary 1, 2012

KARACHI - The Crime Investigation Department (CID), on Saturday, arrested five operatives of a banned outfit and seized huge cache of arms and ammunition, including suicide vests, from them. Apprehended in a raid on Shah Latif area, the four alleged ...more »

Personal Injury News and Stories

Birth Injury
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No win, no fee changes spark angry campaign
bdailyJanuary 3, 2012

Personal injury firm, Claim Today Solicitors are to launch a marketing campaign that attacks planned government changes to the legal system. The company claims the changes will drastically reduce ordinary people's access to justice during 2012. ...more »

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 »

Car Accidents
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Bolster hit-and-run laws
Daily CameraJanuary 6, 2012

According to the law, a hit-and-run accident causing a "serious bodily injury" is a Class 5 felony. Killing a person in a hit-and-run accident carries the more serious Class 4 felony designation -- which would be the same charge against a drunken ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Legal thuggery, antivaccine edition: Andrew Wakefield sues Brian Deer, the BMJ ...
ScienceBlogs (blog)January 5, 2012

Fortunately, I live in the US, where libel laws make suing much less hospitable, thanks to the First Amendment. It looks as though an anti-vaccine crank is at it again. Apparently not satisfied with having taken a run at Brian Deer and lost, ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Driver Involved In Fatal Accident Just Released From Prison
WOWTJanuary 1, 2012

This road is a divided controlled access highway, part of the Interstate System I'n a rural area. Clearly the posted speed limit should be closer to 70 or 75 MPH. The speed limit should be adjusted upward to the 85th percentile according to federal law...more »

Defective Products
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French breast implant maker denounces 'untruths' in scandal
Vancouver SunJanuary 5, 2012

Defective silicone gel breast implants, manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), are seen near surgical instruments after being removed from a patient at a clinic in Nice January 5, 2012. French authorities ordered Poly Implant ...more »

Toxic Torts
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COURTINE v. BOROUGH OF VICTORY GARDENS
Leagle.comJanuary 2, 2012

The Law Division judge had found plaintiff's complaint was procedurally time-barred and substantively barred by the Tort Claims Act (TCA). We affirm. The legal expenses, which the Borough agreed to pay by resolution, arose out of litigation commenced ...more »

Bell Folsom, P.A. Committing a Lifetime of Service
SBWire (press release)January 16, 2012

Helping violent crime, sex charges, fraud, DUI, appeals and personal injury cases. Most people don't want to talk to a lawyer. Being charged with a criminal offense – and facing the tremendous power of the state's resources arrayed against you – can be ...more »

Wrongful Death
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City settles informant death suit for $2.6 million
MiamiHerald.comJanuary 7, 2012

Tallahassee city commissioners approved a $2.6 million settlement Friday in the wrongful-death suit of a police informant who was fatally shot during a 2008 drug sting. The parents of Rachel Hoffman, 23, sued after her death, claiming police were ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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US Department of Agriculture to close 259 field offices
World Socialist Web SiteJanuary 16, 2012

The cuts come after a string of major outbreaks of food-borne illness in the past year and deep reductions in federal and state-level regulatory agencies. Farm service agencies, rural development offices, testing labs, research stations, ...more »

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