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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 »

Money-laundering ring called 'one of most brazen'
The Virginian-PilotJanuary 1, 2012

Recently unsealed court records, a lengthy indictment, and interviews with key players provide a rare window into an audacious four-year swindle prosecutors have called "one of the most brazen" in federal contracting history. The crime went undetected ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Medfield Police Logs, Dec. 19-27: Vandalism on Park Street, Hit Deer and ...
Patch.comJanuary 2, 2012

Officers notified and another call came in about this motor vehicle accident on Noon Hill Road with personal injury. At 12:04 am, Walpole emergency unit was notified and enroute. At 12:15 am, Walpole emergency unit was cancelled. ...more »

Interlock Ignition Devices Play a Significant Role in Reducing Drunk Driving ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)January 5, 2012

Three states don't use ignition interlock devices for DUI offenders – Vermont, South Dakota and Alabama,” outlined Robert W. Lee, an Austin personal injury attorney at The Lee Law Firm. In Texas, an interlock ignition must be installed for the second ...more »

Car Accidents
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A shocking tragedy: Family grieving loss of loving husband,father
Greene County Daily WorldJanuary 5, 2012

Words fail to define or describe the lasting loss created in a fleeting moment of tragedy Tuesday night when a serious head-on traffic accident unfolded on a dark county road west of Lyons. Lori (Sipes) Bailey, the mother-in-law to one of two victims ...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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Staying safe on the slopes
WJXT JacksonvilleJanuary 4, 2012

If your precautions fail and you are involved in a skiing or snowboarding accident that you believe was not your fault, you should contact a personal injury lawyer. “If you are injured on the ski slopes due to the negligence of the resort or another ...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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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 »

United States' Largest Disability And Injury Law Firms Set To Attend Elite ...
The Open Press (press release)January 7, 2012

This special personal injury and disability law firm marketing conference is not open to the public as a typical trade show might be. Attendees will be limited to legal marketing keynote speakers and law firm members of PILMMA's elite Titanium Group. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Toddler's Parents to File Wrongful Death Lawsuit
NBC San DiegoJanuary 4, 2012

Parents of a 3-year-old child who fatally choked are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the toddler's school. Tyler Howell died after swallowing a pushpin at the Montessori School of Oceanside on Aug. 8. Despite life-saving efforts, the boy died ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Foodborne illness costs decline
Pork MagazineJanuary 5, 2012

Foodborne illnesses can be costly in more ways than one, but at least from an economic impact standpoint the trend line is pointing down. According to research by Robert Scharff, a consumer science professor at The Ohio State University, ...more »

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