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President Obama Signs National Defense Authorization Act; Guam Military ...
Guam Buildup NewsJanuary 1, 2012

The new law caps defense authorizations at $662 billion for the year and officially puts 2012 Guam military buildup projects on hold. The new law does not, however, affect previous authorizations for the military construction program meant to prepare ...more »

Why we get wasted on New Year's
SalonJanuary 1, 2012

Echoing Saturnalia's public ridicule of society's laws and customs, rowdy bands of peasants invaded the manor, demanding food and drink. In exchange, the lord received his subjects' blessings and goodwill for the coming year. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Indiana Personal Injury Firm Wilson Kehoe Winingham Releases Mobile App.
PR Web (press release)January 18, 2012

Wilson Kehoe Winingham releases a mobile application for those who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident. In 2009, there were more than 5.5 million car accidents in the United States. Do you or your kids know what to do after an accident? ...more »

Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers of BD&J Add Video to Law Firm Website (press release)January 6, 2012

Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, PC, is a well-respected Beverly Hills, California, personal injury law firm that represents accident and injury victims throughout Los Angeles County and surrounding areas, including Lancaster, Apple Valley, Bakersfield, ...more »

Car Accidents
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Will 2012 be Alabama's year to ban texting while driving?
JD Supra (press release)January 3, 2012

Even though the great majority of states already have a texting ban in place, Alabama is yet to have adopted such a law. But that's not due to at least one lawmaker's lack of trying to prevent car accidents caused by distracted driving. ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Ontario Court of Appeal recognizes the tort of invasion of privacy
Lexology (registration)January 22, 2012

Tsige, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled on January 18, 2012 that there in a common law tort for invasion of privacy recognized in Ontario and awarded damages of $10000 even though the plaintiff had not suffered any monetary loss. ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Woman paralyzed in hayride accident at Jenny's Market files lawsuit
AnnArbor.comJanuary 5, 2012

The Ann Arbor-based Thomas More Law Center is representing a Howell High School student and his mother in a lawsuit against the school district over a First Amendment issue, the Livingston Daily reported. A woman who was paralyzed after being thrown ...more »

Defective Products
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Court ruling points to need for retailers to be vigilant about defective goods
Home Channel NewsJanuary 2, 2012

In a case involving a car battery that exploded in a consumer's hands, a federal court in New Jersey has reaffirmed the longstanding notion that retailers can be found strictly liable when they sell defective products. The Nov. ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Ground Shifting for Medical Liability Insurers: Moody's
Insurance JournalJanuary 3, 2012

Although it comprises just over two percent of annual direct premiums for the US property and casualty insurance industry, the medical professional liability (MPL) insurance business is integral to the US healthcare system, which today accounts for ...more »

New law puts ambulance chasers in the hot seat
Southeast Texas RecordJanuary 3, 2012

By Linda McKenna No matter when we turn on our televisions, we always seem to see the same monotonous commercials featuring some personal injury lawyers promising thousands of dollars in damages to victims of an accident. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Settlement reached in Fresno in Steven Vargas wrongful-death case
Bellingham HeraldJanuary 5, 2012

A settlement has been reached between the city of Fresno and the family of Steven Vargas, the man whose shooting death led to a high-profile federal trial last month. Both sides have reached an agreement, which must be approved by the Fresno City ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Pill may prevent foodborne illness
Pork MagazineJanuary 14, 2012

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it sickens about 1500 and kills 255 people each year in the United States and primarily affects pregnant women, newborns, older adults and those with weakened immune systems. ...more »


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