Personal Injury News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in January, 2012

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Las Cruces Sun-NewsJanuary 1, 2012

The Anchorage-based Alaska Structures, which makes shelters for the military as well as commercial customers, originally moved into the location at 301 Rea Blvd., when it also started to lease 100000 square feet at the previously empty building at 8500 ...more »

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THISDAY LiveJanuary 1, 2012

When President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Freedom of Information Bill into law 48 hours before he was sworn in, journalists and members of civil society groups saw it as the beginning of better days in the country. Seven months after, there are ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Hugh Howerton Has Been Voted One of the TOP 100 Texas Trial Lawyers
PR Web (press release)January 4, 2012

Hugh Howerton is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been awarded an "AV" rating by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. An "AV" rating is the highest rating awarded for both legal skill ...more »

Kentucky Car Accident Lawyer Says Driver Error (Not Weather) Causes Crashes
PR Web (press release)January 18, 2012

Drivers have a duty to drive reasonably in poor weather conditions such as the snow and ice that hit Kentucky in early January, says Frank M. Jenkins III of Frank Jenkins Law Office. Lexington personal injury lawyer Frank M. Jenkins III Snow and ice do ...more »

Car Accidents
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Insurance industry must take action to stop customers launching spurious legal...
Out-Law.comJanuary 16, 2012

However, in a statement the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) said that the law had to prioritise "innocent victims of genuine injury". "Whiplash injuries can be extremely painful and can often linger, leaving some people with chronic ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Personal privacy: Explaining the new right to sue
CBC.caJanuary 25, 2012

Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal broke new ground in the area of privacy law. It made it possible for individuals to sue each other for what it called an "intrusion into seclusion," an element of what most of us would call invasion of privacy.more »

Mass Accidents
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After Man's Death, a Family Sues the Police for Details
New York Times (blog)January 5, 2012

... of the accident. The lawsuit, filed last week in State Supreme Court in Manhattan by the parents of the man, Mathieu Lefevre, said that the police had improperly denied their request for evidence under the state's Freedom of Information Law. ...more »

Defective Products
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Leagle.comJanuary 2, 2012

In an action "against a general contractor and architect for defective construction and design, the cause of action generally accrues upon the completion of construction, meaning completion of the actual physical work" (State of New York v Lundin, ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Personal Injury Law News
Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog (blog)January 9, 2012

There will be a retrial later this year Yes, a woman hit and injured by the flying body of a man hit by a train while crossing the tracks can sue the deceased man's estate. This scenario ought to make it onto the bar exam. HT: Overlawyered. ...more »

Suffolk County, NY Law Firm Wins Six Figure Verdict for Car Accident Victim
PR Web (press release)January 11, 2012

The firm offers legal services for victims of serious personal injury, including car, truck, motorcycle and construction site accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. The firm has achieved recognition as Top Trial Lawyers of America and ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Man claims sister's throat slashed by husband in wrongful death lawsuit
Madison County RecordJanuary 4, 2012

"In disregard of his duty to plaintiff's decedent, defendant's decedent knowingly and without legal justification, killed her by cutting her throat with a knife and striking her in the head with a hard object, thereby causing her great pain and death," ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Local farmers ensuring food safety long before federal bill
Yuma SunJanuary 2, 2012

No one wants a repeat of a foodborne illness tied to consumption of a contaminated fresh vegetable. Congress passed and Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act in early in 2011 that goes into effect next spring, setting in motion comprehensive ...more »


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