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Could guns be battered women's answer to domestic violence?
Today's ZamanJanuary 1, 2012

This week, the very same group that advocated sitting around the table as a means of dealing with domestic violence less than two decades ago is proposing that women in fear of their lives should be issued with guns as a last-resort attempt to cut down ...more »

Parliament's moral duty on assisted dying
The GuardianJanuary 1, 2012

... been a lull in the media recently about the rights and wrongs of assisted dying, but the conflict is sure to break out again with the imminent publication of the report from Lord Falconer's commission, established to consider changes to the law. ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Judge warns he may dismiss DuPont personal injury cases, sets deadline for ...
The RepublicJanuary 9, 2012

They're now pursuing a separate personal-injury case claiming arsenic, cadmium and lead made them sick. But Bedell won't let them rely on evidence from the class-action case. In a ruling last week, Bedell says he's been generous with his time because ...more »

AWARDS [Central Penn Business Journal (PA)]
Insurance News Net (press release)January 2, 2012

... white-collar governmental investigations and litigation criminal defense; Cunningham & Chernicoff PC , bankruptcy and creditor/ debtor rights, and insolvency and reorganization law; Daley Zucker Meilton Miner & Gingrich LL C, family law mediation; ...more »

Car Accidents
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Teenage girl rams car into three vehicles on Drive-In road, one dead
Times of IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

AHMEDABAD: The New Year turned deadly for a youth as a 19-year old girl rammed her car into three vehicles, including a car in Drive-In road in the wee hours of Sunday. Three persons, including the girl, were injured in the accident and were rushed to ...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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New law firm opens
WTHIJanuary 1, 2012

After nearly 40 years experience as a trial lawyer helping people who are seriously injured in an accident, Williams is opening his own law firm in his hometown. "Every lawyer dreams of starting his or her own law practice and so now to fulfill my own ...more »

Defective Products
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Maryland Transvaginal Mesh Injury Attorneys Launch New Website
PR Web (press release)January 14, 2012

Jenner said injured patients and their families may be able to bring claims against the manufacturers of defective transvaginal mesh products. The firm's transvaginal mesh injury website explains the details in the section, “How Our Injury Lawyers Can ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Five law firms express interest in Langley contract
South Whidbey RecordJanuary 16, 2012

Morris submitted a joint proposal with Kristin Anger of Summit Law Group, with Morris Law serving as city attorney and Anger handling employment and personnel matters. The city council was presented with a new contract for Weed, Graafstra & Benson, ...more »

Personal Injury Attorneys of Neimark & Neimark Improve Website to Further ...
PR Web (press release)January 3, 2012

The site offers helpful information to remove some of the fear and uncertainty from the legal process, including basic information on personal injury laws. "Our improved site is designed entirely with our clients and potential clients in mind,” says ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Leading Indiana Law Firm Brings Victim's Family Victory and Closure in ...
SBWire (press release)January 12, 2012

... 01/12/2012 -- When an off duty officer going 94 mph in his patrol car crashed into Shirley Trent and ended her life, the law firm of Yosha Cook Shartzer & Tisch successfully fought a six-year case to bring victory and closure to her family. ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Resolve to be safer with food
High Plains JournalJanuary 27, 2012

As we start the New Year, here are a few suggestions for resolutions to help eliminate foodborne illness from you and your families' lives. While you cannot eliminate all risks, following these steps will help prevent foodborne illness.more »


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