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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 »

2011 NEWSMAKERS: Big crime stories of the year: County saw 14 homicides ...
Santa Cruz SentinelJanuary 1, 2012

Stephen Hull, 62, of La Selva Beach, a budget and planning analyst at UC Santa Cruz, was shot and killed by his son, Aaron Hull, 36, who worked at a Monterey County kayak and fishing business. Donna Orsini, Stephen Hull's daughter and Aaron Hull's ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Law Offices of Brian Cunha & Associates Settles Personal Injury Case, Dog Bite ...
MarketWatch (press release)January 5, 2012

If afterwards that same dog bites another person, the dog owner or keeper is liable to the injured person for twice their actual damages. The Law Offices of Brian Cunha & Associates specializes in personal injury and workers' compensation cases and ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Unreported Food Poisoning Cases Reflect Gap in Food Safety Net
The Bay CitizenJanuary 6, 2012

On a night the restaurant was booked solely for a private party, about two dozen patrons were sickened by food poisoning. The staff determined what each victim ate, and since a vegetarian was among those sickened, oysters, beef tartar and other foods ...more »

Car Accidents
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Man sought in park ranger's killing believed dead
The Seattle TimesJanuary 2, 2012

As the park's front-line law-enforcement officers, they drive lonely rural roads by themselves and do everything from issue speeding tickets to respond to car accidents to arrest lawbreakers. But they also hike trails, respond to fires and are some of ...more »

Lawsuits filed: Dec.19 to 23
Longview News-JournalJanuary 2, 2012

Homero Barrios, auto personal injury/damages 2011-2763-B Curtis Medlin v. Melody Houston, auto personal injujry/damages 2011-2734-A Discover Bank v. Kevin Graves, breach of contract 2011-2756-A Capital One Bank v. David A. Amos, breach of contract ...more »

Mass Accidents
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New Year's Traffic Count: Accidents and Injuries Less Than 2010 - Monday, 02 ...
41 NBC NewsJanuary 3, 2012

... officially comes to an end, traffic accidents and injuries are down by a significant amount from last year. If you traveled the roads this holiday weekend, you probably noticed heavy traffic, heavy delays, and a heavy presence of law enforcement. ...more »

Defective Products
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Independent: EU breast implant rules will create dilemma for No 10
Focus NewsJanuary 8, 2012

... mainly for product liability, starting in 2003, including in Illinois and Texas. But as of 2009, no trial date had yet been set. Many of the lawsuits were later dismissed. The complaints cited defective merchandise not suited for its intended ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Turf battle between legislature, judiciary lies on horizon in Tenn.
The TennesseanJanuary 3, 2012

In no uncertain terms, the laws tell Tennessee judges to ignore the Supreme Court's rulings in the Hannan and Gossett cases and follow the summary judgment standards used in the federal court system. The situation has created a great amount of ...more »

Lawsuits filed
Longview News-JournalJanuary 2, 2012

Capital One National Association, writ of garnishment 2011-2762-A Shay Wheat Bird v. Nationstar Mortgage, injunction 2011-2765-A State of Texas v. Rosie L. Williams Webb, expunction of records 2011-2732-CCL2 Equable Ascent Financial v. ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Wrongful Death FAQs
JD Supra (press release)January 10, 2012

Oregon wrongful death laws can seem complicated, and many questions arise in a wrongful death case, which is a civil lawsuit, as opposed to a murder case, which is a criminal action. In the famous OJ Simpson case, he was found not guilty in the murder ...more »


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