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Man indicted on terror charges in NYC bomb case
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

The effort culminated "in the successful construction of one explosive device and the attempted construction of two others," it says. Most terror cases are federal, but this one was brought under a state terror law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks.more »

Trade Me pushes for consumer law change 1, 2012

Trade Me says it will continue to push for an amendment to a bill overhauling consumer law as it believes full and part-time traders should have to identify themselves as being professionals when selling goods online or at fairs, markets and car boot ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers Seek Donations for Brain Tumor Awareness Campaign
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

“Our lawyers want to call attention to brain cancer, which is a serious and deadly threat to public health,” said Patrick A. Salvi, a Chicago personal injury attorney and managing equity partner of the law firm. “Hundreds of thousands of people are ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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So, what's in your Chicken, Turkey, Beef or Pork? Salmonella, Campylobacter ...
Food Poison JournalMarch 1, 2012

Extracellular toxin production by large cell numbers of S. aureus causes foodborne illness; ingestion of the bacteria themselves does not. MRSA typically causes nosocomial infection, not foodborne illness. Since there is no recognized increase in ...more »

Car Accidents
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Social Host Law Hold Adults Liable for Teen Drinking (press release)March 1, 2012

March 01, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In 1996, following a graduation party in Massachusetts, an 18-year old boy was involved in a fatal car accident after the car he was driving slammed into a telephone pole. At the time of the accident, ...more »

House concedes on time patients have to get PIP-paid-for care
Orlando Sentinel (blog)March 1, 2012

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House prepped a massive personal injury protection reform bill for a final vote Thursday, inserting several changes to make it closer to the Senate version as they attempt to hammer out a compromise before the end of the ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Alaska Lawmakers Working to Clarify Anti-Texting Law
Technology Digital (press release)March 3, 2012

February 23, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Texting while driving increases the likelihood of a car accident or crash. The Alaska legislature passed a law in 2008 that it thought made texting and driving a crime, but the ambiguous language has raised ...more »

Defective Products
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Liability for defective products
Malta Independent OnlineMarch 5, 2012

Part VII of the Consumer Affairs Cap, 378, provides for the liability for defective products. This enables consumers who suffer damages to seek compensation through civil courts with the producer being liable for both personal injury as well as damage ...more »

Toxic Torts
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The Impact of Corporate Amicus Briefs on the Supreme Court in Kiobel
The American LawyerMarch 8, 2012

If general counsel ever wonder whether their companies' friend-of-the-court briefs really have any impact, they only need to look at this week's US Supreme Court action involving the Alien Tort Statute. Two amicus briefs clearly helped sway the ...more »

Williams Kherkher Law Firm Hosts Spanish-Speaking Legal Seminar
MarketWatch (press release)March 2, 2012

HOUSTON, TX, Mar 02, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Houston personal injury lawyers of Williams Kherkher hosted a Spanish-speaking legal seminar last Saturday, February 25th, at the Mexican Institute of Greater Houston to help Spanish-speaking ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Abuse death costs state
The Register-GuardMarch 1, 2012

The state essentially agreed to pay the full $1507000 sought in the August 2011 wrongful death suit filed by Portland attorney David Paul, according to a settlement document filed this week in Lane County Circuit Court. Under Oregon law, $1.5 million ...more »


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