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New laws needed to combat jet ski hoons
Melbourne Weekly BaysideMarch 1, 2012

SFA president Dr Vicki Karalis said more accidents would happen unless tougher licensing laws were passed and zoning regulations changed. Ms Karalis criticised mixed zoning laws – which allow jet skiers to drive to the foreshore – adding that an ...more »

Best of IMCA Brings Leading Conference Content to a Local Level
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

... Inc. Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. does not discriminate in educational opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.more »

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Birth Injury
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Can you claim for car's damages in a no-fault state?
Fox BusinessMarch 2, 2012

Only if you were injured when your car was hit would Oregon's no-fault insurance come into play. Personal injury protection (PIP) is referred to as no-fault coverage in Oregon and is required as part of your car insurance policy.more »

Local Lawyer Named to Birmingham Magazine's 2012 "Top Birmingham Personal ...
Einnews PortugalMarch 4, 2012

The fields of practice include banking, corporate finance, criminal defense, probate, commercial law. etc. Nominated by his peers, Whit Drake expressed appreciation of the annual award: "I am very pleased to by acknowledged by fellow members of the Bar ...more »

Car Accidents
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REMINDER – Pennsylvania's New Texting While Driving Law Takes Effect Next Week!
InjuryBoard.comMarch 2, 2012

The new law should reduce the number of car wrecks and accidents in Pennsylvnaia. Every Pennsylvania driver should be aware of the new law as well as every out of state driver since Pennsylvania is bordered by many other states such as West Virginia, ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Defense Verdict Challenged in Asbestos Case
Law.comMarch 7, 2012

In another issue, plaintiffs' counsel said in the motion for post-trial relief that Sylvester committed an error of law to have the jury answer in question number one of the verdict sheet if "exposure to asbestos [is] a factual cause of George Webber's ...more »

Mass Accidents
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LaBovick Law Group Launches Emergency Accident Mobile Application
Business Review USA (press release)March 3, 2012

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 28, 2012) - LaBovick Law Group, a full-service litigation law firm, is pleased to announce the launch of "Crash Detective," a free iPhone and Android application. The Crash Detective is becoming known as a ...more »

US Supreme Court rejects state public policy grounds for refusing to enforce ...
Lexology (registration)March 7, 2012

... Supreme Court's refusal to enforce a predispute arbitration agreement governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) based upon a state public policy prohibiting arbitration of claims alleging personal injury or wrongful death against nursing homes.more »

Toxic Torts
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AMERICAN SAFETY CASUALTY INSURANCE CO. v. CITY OF WAUKEGAN
Leagle.comMarch 19, 2012

Church of Scientology International, 177 Ill.2d 267 (1997) ("favorable termination" of the proceeding is an element of the tort). As a matter of federal law, his constitutional claims under 42 USC §1983 accrued in 1989 and 2002.more »

Food-Borne Illness
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House and Senate to Host Expert Discussions on Antibiotic Use in Animal ...
Bradenton HeraldMarch 7, 2012

CSPI will release a white paper analyzing 38 outbreaks of foodborne illness linked to pathogens that exhibited antibiotic resistance. Last year, antibiotic-resistant pathogens on meat and poultry products sparked three major outbreaks, ...more »

Wrongful Death
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April 16th survivor reacts to verdict in wrongful death lawsuit
WSLSMarch 15, 2012

On April 16 th , Colin Goddard was shot in Norris hall. It is a day he will never forget; along with the day a jury found Virginia Tech negligent in notifying the campus of the murders in West Ambler Johnston. "I was in the middle of a meeting and I ...more »

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