Personal Injury News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in March, 2012

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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 »

Extendicare REIT Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results
Daily Commercial NewsMarch 1, 2012

... a bill was passed that will reduce the amount of reimbursable bad debt for dually eligible residents from 100% to 65% over a three-year period commencing in 2013. The estimated impact of this change for Extendicare REIT is US$2.5 million in 2013, ...more »

Personal Injury News and Stories

Birth Injury
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Scott: pass tough PIP reform
MiamiHerald.comMarch 9, 2012

Rick Scott is presseing the Legislature to pass strong personal injury protection (PIP) reform before session ends. By Tia Mitchell TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott waited until the 59th day of the legislative session to issue critical comments Thursday ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Venison sushi salmonella case in Hawai`i
barfblog (blog)March 6, 2012

However, a search of the literature did not find data to implicate the local deer population as a source for foodborne illness.” β€œThe ethnic and cultural diversity of Hawai`i affords a cuisine with ample opportunities to eat raw or undercooked food, ...more »

Car Accidents
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Safety Group Pushes Switch-Off Locks for Cars of DUI Offenders
NewsMax.comMarch 6, 2012

The institute studied driver and accident records from Washington state for time periods before and after the state passed a mandatory ignition interlock requirement for DUI convicted drivers, USA Today reports. "An interlock law that covers all people ...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 »

Mass Accidents
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Red Light Cameras: Lifesaver or Flawed Solution?
Patch.comMarch 3, 2012

... killed in red light running accidents were motorcyclists, 10 percent of those drivers were teenagers. 22 percent of drivers in fatal red light crashes were unlicensed and 25 percent had blood alcohol content over the legal limit of .08 percent.more »

Defective Products
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Charleston Automotive Products Liability Lawyer Advocates Increased Fines for ...
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

Ken Harrell of the Joye Law Firm says that the threat of multi-million-dollar losses for failing to properly recall flawed automotive products may be what's necessary to make automakers act responsibly. Heavier fines may be exactly what's necessary to ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Mass Torts in the Federal Courts - Recap Part II
Law Professor Blogs Network (blog)March 1, 2012

As I mentioned yesterday, kudos to the students of the Federal Courts Law Review here at the Charleston School of Law for the Mass Torts in the Federal Courts symposium last week. In addition to the keynote address by Ken Feinberg and remarks by Judge ...more »

New York Injury Law Attorney Launches Website With New Design
PR Web (press release)March 2, 2012

Practice Areas – A section that explains the law in the firm's variety of practice areas, including car accidents, construction accidents, fall down accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death. Frequently Asked Questions – A section that contains ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Woman's I-290 Death
NBC ChicagoMarch 15, 2012

She'd been arrested hours earlier for driving the wrong way and later dropped off at a nearby BP Amoco station By BJ Lutz and Natalie Martinez The family of an intoxicated woman killed while walking on Interstate 290 last fall filed a wrongful death...more »


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