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Nigerian TribuneMarch 1, 2012

OPERATIVES of the dreaded Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram are said to have started combing fertiliser markets in search of materials to be used for bombs following the decision of security agencies to tighten rules on use of dynamites and explosives.more »

Larchmont Residents Lose Thousands in Fraud
The Daily LarchmontMarch 1, 2012

by Brian Donnelly (email) LARCHMONT, NY -- Multiple Larchmont residents reported that unauthorized withdrawals had been made from their bank accounts, including one of $130000, according to the Larchmont Police Department. - On Feb.more »

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Birth Injury
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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 »

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 »

Car Accidents
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REMINDER – Pennsylvania's New Texting While Driving Law Takes Effect Next Week!
InjuryBoard.comMarch 2, 2012

The new law should reduce the number of car wrecks and accidents in Pennsylvnaia. Every Pennsylvania driver should be aware of the new law as well as every out of state driver since Pennsylvania is bordered by many other states such as West Virginia, ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Defense Verdict Challenged in Asbestos Case
Law.comMarch 7, 2012

In another issue, plaintiffs' counsel said in the motion for post-trial relief that Sylvester committed an error of law to have the jury answer in question number one of the verdict sheet if "exposure to asbestos [is] a factual cause of George Webber's ...more »

Mass Accidents
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City pols find fault in auto-crash law
New York PostMarch 2, 2012

US Attorney Preet Bharara accused the fraudsters of exploiting “patient-friendly provisions” of state laws that guarantee up to $50000 in medical benefits for anyone hurt in a car crash. “No-fault fraud is an epidemic in our state, ...more »

Defective Products
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New York Mesothelioma Lawyer Says Gene Defect Research May Improve Treatment
Albany Times UnionMarch 24, 2012

Mr. Belluck has won numerous cases involving injuries from asbestos, defective medical products, tobacco and lead paint, including a recent asbestos case that settled for more than $12 million. Partner Jordan Fox is a well-known asbestos and ...more »

Toxic Torts
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BP Gulf of Mexico Spill Trial to Start as Settlement Pressure Increases
BloombergMarch 2, 2012

Non-government plaintiffs in the case include fishermen, shrimpers, restaurants, hotels, workers and business and property owners along the Gulf coast affected by the spill. The proposed settlement between BP and lawyers for businesses and individuals ...more »

US Supreme Court rejects state public policy grounds for refusing to enforce ...
Lexology (registration)March 7, 2012

... Supreme Court's refusal to enforce a predispute arbitration agreement governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) based upon a state public policy prohibiting arbitration of claims alleging personal injury or wrongful death against nursing homes.more »

Wrongful Death
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Hearing In Wrongful Death Suits
Trenton Republican TimesMarch 2, 2012

Three civil motion hearings were scheduled to take place today (Friday) in the Livingston County Circuit Court in connection with wrongful death claims involving Hedrick Medical Center at Chillicothe. The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune reported that ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Monday's medical myth: organic food is more nutritious
The ConversationMarch 5, 2012

Across the world, outbreaks of food-borne illness, contamination and environmental scares have generated a lot of media attention and plenty of fear around food safety. Think of the recent E. coli outbreaks, the Fukushima radiation leaks, ...more »

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