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Rick Ross Sued By Nigerian Government For Pulling Out Of A Show
News OneJanuary 1, 2012

The government of Cross River State Government has hired lawyers in the United States to explore other options to sue Rick Ross for breach of contract and to recover the performance fee. Look, Nigeria is real crazy right now. ...more »

How employment practices liability insurance can protect you in a lawsuit
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

In most cases, yes, but the caveat is that any known prior incidents and pending litigation are specifically excluded. Prior acts could be something that happened years ago, but you weren't aware of the problem and no supervisor had been notified. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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OUI Arrest Follows Turnpike Crash In Gray
WMTW PortlandJanuary 5, 2012

GRAY, Maine -- State police arrested a man on the charges of operating under the influence, reckless conduct with a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a personal injury crash on Wednesday night in Gray. The arrest occurred on the Whitney Road in ...more »

Judge quits: Berry goes to Allen & Allen
The HookJanuary 18, 2012

The chief judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, which includes Albemarle and Charlottesville, has been hired as managing partner for the Charlottesville office of Virginia's largest personal injury firm. John G. "Jack" Berry, presiding judge ...more »

Car Accidents
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Red-Light Camera Proposal Is Revived; Civil Liberties Group Again Opposes It
Hartford CourantJanuary 9, 2012

Supporters said over the last 20 years, on average, more than 5000 pedestrians are killed across the United States in motor vehicle-related accidents. The ACLU responded in a press release: “Renewed efforts to legalize the use of traffic light cameras ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Gross Negligence Bar Is High Hurdle
Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog (blog)January 4, 2012

There is an exception for intentional torts and a "grossly negligent act.” Of course, this begs the question of what is a "grossly negligent act"? In Markevicz v. Garcia, US District Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. issued an opinion reminding car ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Bus crash in icy Montana kills 2, injures dozens
The Associated PressJanuary 9, 2012

The electronic equipment on the bus indicated it was going 65 mph at the time of the crash, he said. The speed limit in the area is 75 mph, but Montana law requires motorists to travel at a speed that is safe for the conditions, and Hoffman said ...more »

Defective Products
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Fuel additive used in French breast implants
AFPJanuary 2, 2012

MARSEILLE, France — French breast implant manufacturer PIP used a fuel additive in its now-banned implants which the company knew were defective as early as 2005, it was revealed on Monday. The growing litany of accusations against now-defunct Poly ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Leagle.comJanuary 6, 2012

With regard to the negligent retention claim, the district court noted that, under Texas law, Udoewa cannot sustain an action for negligent retention against Plus4 without establishing that Stark committed an actionable, common-law tort against him. ...more »

BGL linked with Minster Law swoop as insurer/broker ABS uptake tipped to rise
Post OnlineJanuary 4, 2012

Compare the Market and Budget owner BGL Group has now been linked with a move to invest in York-based personal injury specialist Minster Law. The law firm, which employs 800 people, already has a long standing relationship with BGL through its claims ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Suit filed against high-rise in woman's fire death
Chicago TribuneJanuary 18, 2012

The mother of a woman killed in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise apartment fire has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the companies that manage the building. The Chicago Sun-Times reports JoAnn McCoy claims her 32-year-old daughter, Shantel, ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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French Visitors to Turkey Infected With E. Coli O104
Food Safety NewsJanuary 27, 2012

by Gretchen Goetz | Jan 27, 2012 A group of French tourists returned home from Turkey last fall with diarrheal illnesses, and two of them developed a life-threatening kidney disease linked to the foodborne pathogen E. coli. Now French health officials ...more »


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