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Voters Doubt Police Tax Promises
fox4kc.comMarch 1, 2012

Our goal is to work at problem solving to prevent the crimes from happening, prevent the situations, so that's the whole key to this. Proactive policing is preventing crime from occurring.” If the tax (which is $0.3629 per $100 of assessed valuation) ...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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Florida Senate still working on personal injury protection insurance reform
Tampa Bay Business JournalMarch 5, 2012

If Florida's personal injury protection laws will be changed this year, it will be up to the state Senate, which has placed a bill on the issue on a special order calendar for Tuesday, March 6. Efforts to reform the PIP laws are designed to lower ...more »

Personal Injury Against the Dodgers to Continue
Accident Injury Lawyer (blog)March 6, 2012

You will be happy to know that a personal injury lawsuit filed against the Los Angeles Dodgers will be permitted to proceed even though the Dodgers are in bankruptcy. Plaintiff's lawyer had called the Dodgers efforts to dismiss the plaintiff's claims ...more »

Car Accidents
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Law Enforcement Driver Training 2.0: Easydrift Debuts New Product to Improve ...
PR Web (press release)March 6, 2012

Auto accidents claimed the lives of 64 police officers nationwide in 2010...and 622 deaths since 2001. According to the National Law Enforcment Officers Memorial Fund, auto accidents have been second only to guns as the leading cause of death for our ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Feds Still on the Hook for Couple's Missing $200K
Courthouse News ServiceMarch 1, 2012

The federal defendants "significantly participated" in the search in question, and therefore acted under color of state law, according to the ruling. Illston did dismiss claims of unreasonable force and unlawful seizure of property under the Federal ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Topa sentence was harsh, but it can be appealed
The Westerly SunMarch 1, 2012

The sentence, handed down on Tuesday to Lyle Topa, 17, the driver in an Oct. 23 crash that injured him and three other Chariho High School students, also caught the attention of the state's legal community. β€œI've never heard of anything like that ...more »

Defective Products
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Nevada woman files Texas suit against vaginal mesh maker after three ...
Southeast Texas RecordMarch 6, 2012

A Nevada woman has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of a vaginal mesh medical device claiming the defective product required her to undergo three corrective surgeries. Cathleen Ankenman filed suit against Johnson & Johnson Inc., Ethicon Inc.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 β€œon the courthouse steps.” One reason that government and plaintiffs' lawyers haven't agreed ...more »

McDivitt Law Firm Expands Safe and Sober Ride Home Program in Colorado (press release)March 5, 2012

McDivitt Law Firm is a highly visible and respected law firm that provides legal advice and representation to Colorado personal injury claimants. McDivitt Law Firm was founded by Mike and Karen McDivitt. They have an outstanding team of Denver personal ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Arraignment for Doctor Accused in Prescription Drugs Overdose Deaths
NBC Los AngelesMarch 2, 2012

By Jason Kandel Attorney Larry Eisenberg filed five wrongful death lawsuits against Dr. Lisa Tseng, accusing her of doling out prescriptions for pain killers like Vicodin, Opana and Zanex, which led to fatal overdoses. Arraignment is scheduled for a ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Think Last Night's Burger Made You Feel Sick Today? Think Again.
Dallas Observer (blog)March 6, 2012

He said his department received 117 complaints, in the last year but noted they were only complaints, not confirmed food-borne illness outbreaks. So I asked him how many outbreaks were confirmed during the same period as a result of the mismanaged ...more »


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