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Alumni take law into own hands over jobs 'hype'
Times Higher EducationMarch 1, 2012

So unhappy, in fact, that 15 law schools are currently facing lawsuits for fraud, unfair competition and false advertising. Among those being sued are Albany Law School, DePaul University College of Law and New York Law School. "The numbers reported by ...more »

44 Convicted Criminal Aliens Arrested in CT and MA
abc40March 1, 2012

By Jessica Michalski - email HARTFORD, CT (WGGB) – The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department has arrested 44 convicted criminal aliens in Connecticut and Massachusetts. During a four-day targeted enforcement operation in both CT and MA that ...more »

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Birth Injury
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PIP passes House
Orlando Sentinel (blog)March 2, 2012

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House passed a massive overhaul by an 85-30 vote to the state's personal injury protection system. The plan that would attempt to reform personal injury protection insurance (PIP), which pays the first $10000 of medical bills ...more »

Alonso Krangle LLP Announces the Launch of Their Firm's Website Fight For ...
PR Web (press release)March 2, 2012

Alonso Krangle LLP - Fighting for victims of personal injury cases, defective drug and medical device litigation, construction accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, whistleblower actions and consumer fraud cases.more »

Car Accidents
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Booster Seat Law Could Reduce Arizona Car Accident Injuries to Children
Healthcare Global (press release)March 3, 2012

February 18, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Serious car accident injuries are a hazard to drivers and passengers of all ages. The forces generated when autos collide with other vehicles or obstacles exert tremendous stresses on the human body.more »

Intentional Torts
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BROIN v. PHILLIP MORRIS COMPANIES, INC.
Leagle.comMarch 22, 2012

In return for the flight attendants' waiver of their intentional tort and punitive damages claims, the defendant tobacco companies inter alia agreed to "establish a $300 million settlement fund to endow a foundation to sponsor scientific research for ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Attorney argues that DUI law unfair
SunHerald.comMarch 7, 2012

Crosby said his arguments in Harrison County Circuit Court can be used to appeal the outcome of a trial set for March 19. He said his arguments apply in the case of Darrell “DJ” Blappert Jr., who maintains he lost control of his car when another ...more »

Defective Products
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Fixing the 'Goldman Sachs' Problem
BusinessWeekMarch 14, 2012

Yes, banks sell toxic products, including problematic loan terms, to their customers, but so, too, did McDonald's with the “pink slime” (ammonium hydroxide) in its beef, car companies pushing products with known defects (remember Ford Pinto's exploding ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Shell Nigeria Case Puts Court in Foreign Territory: Noah Feldman
BloombergMarch 5, 2012

The very first Congress passed a one-sentence law, the Alien Tort Statute, which gave courts the authority to hear lawsuits against foreigners for damages under the “law of nations.” The law sat dormant for nearly 200 years.more »

Snowmobile Safety Tips to Avoid Personal Injury from Ferguson Barristers LLP
PR Web (press release)March 3, 2012

Ferguson Barristers LLP, an Ontario personal injury law firm explains the importance of snowmobile safety to avoid brain trauma, spinal chord injury and hypothermia. The law firm also offers helpful snowmobile safety tips to follow when out on the ...more »

Wrongful Death
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$100000 settlement ends wrongful death suit in coal mine collapse | The Republic
The RepublicMarch 2, 2012

AP CUMBERLAND, Md. — Two families will split $100000 in a settlement of a wrongful death suit brought after two coal miners were killed in a high-wall collapse. The Times-News of Cumberland (http://bit.ly/xUDZO0) reports that the families of ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Consumers & Experts Agree Beef Gets Good Grades For Safety
PerishableNews (press release)March 14, 2012

In fact, statistics back up the experts' opinion showing between 60 percent and 70 percent of foodborne illnesses occur at home. Similarly, 92 percent of experts say proper cooking and handling at home is of high importance in assuring that beef is ...more »

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