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Why it's best to spend 2012 between the covers
The IndependentJanuary 1, 2012

The latter should be a real treat for Jacobson's fans: it is set in doomed literary London and stars a downtrodden protagonist with a highly strung, red-haired wife and a deeply troubling mother-in-law.... Attica Locke's The Cutting Season (Serpent's ...more »

How an estate plan can minimize taxes, avoid probate and ensure a smooth ...
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

But creating a plan isn't enough; you have to revisit it to ensure it remains relevant, says Steven C. Hartstein, CPA, JD, a partner in the Tax Planning & Preparation Department at Skoda Minotti. “When it comes to estate planning to protect your ...more »

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Birth Injury
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New Jersey Personal Injury Firm Gives Back By Participating in Adopt-A-Family ...
PR Web (press release)January 4, 2012

Employees at the New Jersey personal injury law firm, Console & Hollawell are diligent supporters of the Women's Opportunity Center at the YMCA of Burlington County. Giving back to the community is something the firm prides themselves on, ...more »

Asta Funding, Inc. Announces New Joint Venture in Personal Injury Financing
MarketWatch (press release)January 4, 2012

On December 28, 2011, the Company, through a newly-formed subsidiary, ASFI Pegasus Holdings, LLC ("APH"), executed the Pegasus Operating Agreement with PLF, in which a subsidiary of the Company, Fund Pegasus, LLC, ("Fund Pegasus"), will loan up to ...more »

Car Accidents
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Man killed in Womble crash had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal...
Winston-Salem JournalJanuary 4, 2012

But Cunningham said it's difficult to say at this point if the accident could have been avoided or otherwise mitigated had Carmichael not been impaired. A driver immediately in front of Carmichael's car saw Womble about to cross the center lane and was ...more »

Intentional Torts
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The Good Wife Recap: Clause 63
New York Magazine (blog)January 9, 2012

Or that this arcane tort law is still on the books in seven states: Illinois, Hawaii, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Utah? Or that it's actually been employed in recent times? Fascinating. “Maybe he just wants a piece of the ...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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Johnson & Johnson Sued After 2-Year-Old Dies From Children's Tylenol
Justice News FlashJanuary 9, 2012

Philadelphia, PA — Johnson & Johnson is facing a lawsuit filed by a Washington state couple whose son died after taking defective Children's Tylenol from a batch that had been previously recalled. The lawsuit was filed last Friday in Philadelphia's ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Rottenstein Law Group Notes With Interest Forbes Prediction of Potential ...
PR Web (press release)January 9, 2012

6800 patients had sued Sulzer after they had been implanted with artificial hips and knees contaminated by an industrial lubricant. The average individual settlement was $147000, a figure that Cohan inflates by 15% to reach $169000. ...more »

Value of Gableman's legal services disputed
Milwaukee Journal SentinelJanuary 1, 2012

One of those 4-3 cases all but eliminated collective bargaining for public employees, and on Friday Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne asked the state Supreme Court to reopen the case because McLeod and others at Michael Best worked on the ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Hoffman wrongful-death suit against Tallahassee police begins
Tbo.comJanuary 4, 2012

Hoffman's parents, Margie Weiss and Irv Hoffman, claimed Tallahassee police were negligent in their daughter's death and filed a wrongful-death suit against the city. The city has said Rachel Hoffman was negligent. More than 50 potential jurors were ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Scab Check for Poultry to Be Scrapped Under Food-Safety Rule
BusinessWeekJanuary 20, 2012

US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said the proposal, to be presented today, may prevent 5200 foodborne illnesses a year by modernizing the century-old system and making it more efficient. The effort will emphasize safety, rather than the visual ...more »


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