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Reforms coming to the state foster care system
kjrh.comMarch 1, 2012

"Litigation was hotly contested for years," said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. "The state defended the case pretty aggressively," said Marica Lowry, executive director of Children's Rights. It's all been over a federal suit that claims the ...more »

Is the tide turning? NSW Government proposes lifting ban on uranium exploration
Clayton UtzMarch 1, 2012

The Mining Act 1992 (and regulations under it) will be amended as well, to list uranium as a "mineral" and therefore make it subject to that Act in the same way as other minerals are. Among other things, this means that an exploration licence under ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Medway 'has second-worst asbestos death rate in country'
BBC NewsMarch 1, 2012

A total of 104 people died from mesothelioma in Medway between 2006 and 2010, according to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). The area, which includes Chatham dockyard, had a death rate of 6.5 per 100000 people over the period.more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Bad stomach virus rising in the Poconos
Pocono RecordMarch 20, 2012

The culprit is typically a norovirus, the most common food-borne illness in the United States, according to Stroudsburg gastroenterologist Dr. Charles Cohan. Symptoms usually include nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.more »

Car Accidents
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Feds dismantle NYC auto insurance fraud ring
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Investigators say the ring recruited real car accident victims for treatment at corrupt clinics. They say doctors prescribed a variety of unnecessary treatments and then submitted false claims to insurance companies. The state law allows car accident...more »

Arizona Car Accident Lawyer Cites New UCLA Study Linking Brain Injuries to ...
PR Web (press release)March 2, 2012

A person who is involved in an automobile collision or other accident may strike his or her head against a hard object. The new UCLA study demonstrates the importance of prompt medical evaluation and treatment for these victims.more »

Mass Accidents
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Cyclist dies after accident on Ridge Road
Lexington DispatchMarch 1, 2012

Jacobs, 54, of Shadow Valley Road, was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after the accident at 2:35 pm The accident occurred in the 4600 block of Ridge Road, a Davidson County 911 Center spokeswoman said. No law enforcement agencies responded ...more »

Defective Products
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Jury deliberating suit against Ford in fiery crash that killed MO trooper
Kansas City StarMarch 2, 2012

It was a conscious decision by Ford to continue manufacturing and selling a product that the company knew to be defective, he argued. “Ford has every right to make a profit,” Davis said Friday. “But they can't do it by forgoing safety.more »

Toxic Torts
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BP Spill Trial Starts Amid Settlement Pressure
BusinessWeekMarch 2, 2012

Carl Tobias, who teaches product-liability and mass-tort law at the University of Richmond in Virginia, said he wouldn't be surprised to see the case resolved “on the courthouse steps.” One reason that government and plaintiffs' lawyers haven't agreed ...more »

NFL: Concussion issue a major headache for NFL
The MercuryMarch 4, 2012

Hundreds of players – many who played with the Eagles – are suing the NFL in what personal injury lawyers have turned into a class action suit. The players allege they were deceived about concussion risks, that the league hid medical evidence and ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Mother hopes wrongful death verdict against child's father sends a message
Kingsport Times NewsMarch 7, 2012

A Sullivan County jury handed down a $16 million wrongful death verdict Monday in Bristol. The case involved the death of 3-month-old Bryanna Draper in June 2000. The child's father, Daniel L. Draper, pleaded guilty in 2003 to first-degree murder and ...more »

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