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Public authorities and the Freedom of Information Law
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The Freedom of Information Law gives members of the public a general right of access to records held by public authorities (other than exempt records). But what is a 'public authority' for these purposes? The answer to this question raises some ...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 House Approves Sweeping Personal Injury Protection Reforms to Combat ...
Insurance News Net (press release)March 3, 2012

House Bill 119 reforms Florida's Personal Injury Protection insurance system by adopting the framework of the Medical Care Coverage (MCC) Law. Under the law, policyholders will retain minimum coverage of $10000 and the availability to recover lost ...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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Bill targets risky behavior at railroad crossings
Salt Lake TribuneMarch 6, 2012

It's against the law to go through the red lights," said SB195 sponsor Sen. Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City. The Senate passed it 24-5 and sent it to the House. The bill makes it clearer, for example, that cars and pedestrians cannot enter a crossing ...more »

Intentional Torts
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New Orleans Saints: What Will Be the Fallout from the Bounty Fund Scandal?
Bleacher ReportMarch 3, 2012

Civil battery is a tort that also requires an intentional offensive contact against a person or thing. The two factors in a civil suit are liability and damages. You must have both to be successful in bringing a civil case.more »

Mass Accidents
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Philadelphia Jury Awards $2.3 Million Verdict in Fatal Three-Car Accident Case
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

Philadelphia personal injury law firm Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller helped the family of a woman who died in a three-car collision obtain $2.3 million in survival and wrongful death damages. A Philadelphia jury recently awarded a $2.3 ...more »

Defective Products
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Rottenstein Law Group Applauds FDA Device Chief's Recommendation To Close ...
PR Web (press release)March 6, 2012

The Rottenstein Law Group, a personal injury firm, encourages visitors to link to its sites from their own blogs and websites to spread information about defective medical products and dangerous drugs. The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Originally Published: Legal Blogs
Law.comMarch 4, 2012

Alvarez-Machain, the Supreme Court decided that the Alien Tort... ...Petersburg) noted a US Supreme Court ruling that barred a school... In the first federal court case challenging President Obama's...work its way to the Supreme Court.more »

Latest NFL Concussion Lawsuit Filed in Houston
Exec Digital (press release)March 3, 2012

Houston personal injury law firms Sutliff & Stout, PLLC and the Buzbee Law Firm have filed a lawsuit against the NFL regarding concussions suffered by a former NFL player. Houston, TX, February 29, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Houston personal injury attorneys at ...more »

Wrongful Death
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$100k settlement ends wrongful death lawsuit
Cumberland Times-NewsMarch 2, 2012

The settlement, ending a wrongful death lawsuit filed by widows Tonya Wilt and Linda Jones and family members, was reached Thursday in Allegany County Circuit Court. The widows and families of both miners and their attorneys, as well as defense ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Food safety alerts available on Twitter
Fox11online.comMarch 2, 2012

“These new Twitter feeds provide yet another mechanism for us to provide consumers with critical updates and relevant information they need to protect their families from foodborne illness,” USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Elisabeth Hagen said ...more »

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