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Vancouver teen stabbed in city's 15th homicide of 2011
Vancouver SunJanuary 1, 2012

Vancouver police investigate the city's 15th homicide of the year at an apartment block at 5037 Main St at 35th Ave in Vancouver, BC., on December 31, 2011. A nineteen year-old man is dead of stab wounds and a 48 year-old man is in custody following ...more »

Details of £250m pounds tax swindle involving two Welshmen released
WalesOnlineJanuary 1, 2012

Her Majesty's Customs and Revenue described fish and chip shop owner Majid as one of the key players in the scam, which saw pay-as-you-go mobile phones shipped across Europe through a complex network of companies designed to confuse tax officials. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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WALTERS: 'Tort war' could hit California Capitol
Modesto BeeJanuary 9, 2012

By Dan Walters Last year, the state Supreme Court interjected itself — in a big way — into the perennial "tort war" that pits personal injury lawyers against insurance companies and business groups over the arcane rules governing liability lawsuits. ...more »

Whiplash claims drive up car insurance costs
Citywire.co.ukJanuary 12, 2012

MPs call on the government to rein in personal injury claims, as new data reveals where in the UK motor premiums have risen most. by Victoria Bischoff on Jan 12, 2012 at 12:23 Rising whiplash claims are the reason car insurance costs are spiralling, ...more »

Car Accidents
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Driving And Phoning: What's New In 2012
NPRJanuary 2, 2012

NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman said the board came to the conclusion after a decade of researching accidents connected to distraction. "It's really the cognitive distraction, the brain being engaged in another activity, that's dividing the driver's ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Sharkey on Economic Analysis of Punitive Damages
Law Professor Blogs Network (blog)January 25, 2012

This chapter — to be included in Research Handbook on the Economics of Torts (Arlen ed., Kluwer, forthcoming 2012) — assesses economic rationales for punitive damages in light of contemporary empirics and doctrine. The primary economic rationale for ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Driving And Phoning: What's New In 2012
NPRJanuary 2, 2012

NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman said the board came to the conclusion after a decade of researching accidents connected to distraction. "It's really the cognitive distraction, the brain being engaged in another activity, that's dividing the driver's ...more »

Defective Products
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Sponge Cake Recalled, Contains Plastic Fragments
Kansas City infoZineJanuary 7, 2012

... that all defective packaging is removed from distribution and that all monitoring systems are in place to eliminate the potential for this problem occurring again in the future. Consumers with questions may contact the Rich's Product Helpline at ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Educating Digital Lawyers
Huffington Post (blog)January 3, 2012

How will it interact with the ways our incoming generation "digital native" law students experience the world through social networking and other on-demand communication? What subjects will we teach? Will computer programming be an essential element in ...more »

Law Firm Representing Injured Victims from Public Transportation Accidents
PR Web (press release)January 18, 2012

Craig Swapp & Associates is now helping people who have suffered serious injuries after being in an accident involving public transportation. We know how to build a successful case when public transportation causes an accident. The personal injury law...more »

Wrongful Death
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Fresno Wrongful Death Case - Settlement Reached
KMPH Fox 26January 5, 2012

Last month, a federal jury found Sgt. Palomino and the city of Fresno liable for the shooting death of Vargas. The jury decided that Palomino used excessive and unreasonable force to deal with Vargas, but jurors didn't hold him personally responsible.more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Comments to FSIS Varied on Non-O157 E. Coli Testing
Food Safety NewsJanuary 9, 2012

"There have been foodborne illness outbreaks in some of these countries involving the pathogens covered by this policy," she continued. "Specifically, Australia has experienced outbreaks attributed to meat products contaminated with E. coli O111. ...more »

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