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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 »

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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Snowmobile Safety Tips to Avoid Personal Injury from Ferguson Barristers LLP
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 3, 2012

As a long standing member of these communities, Ferguson Barristers LLP is providing the following tips as a reminder to riders that taking proper safety precautions can help avoid snowmobile accidents and potentially serious injuries.more »

Arizona Car Accident Lawyer Cites New UCLA Study Linking Brain Injuries to ...
PR Web (press release)March 2, 2012

A person who is involved in an automobile collision or other accident may strike his or her head against a hard object. The new UCLA study demonstrates the importance of prompt medical evaluation and treatment for these victims.more »

Car Accidents
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Weprin backs bill to combat staged crashes
TimesLedgerMarch 9, 2012

Almost nine years after 71-year-old Alice Ross was killed in the pre-meditated crash, Weprin called on the state Legislature to pass Alice's Law to save taxpayer dollars. “This accident was arranged and intentionally committed by individuals hoping to ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Lawsuits In New Orleans Saints Scandal Could Be Bounty-Full
BayoubuzzMarch 4, 2012

Many insurance policies disallow the insurance companies for “intentional torts”--meaning someone intending to harm someone else . Laws of various states have upheld “no coverage” in courts when the tortfeaser (insured) turns to his friendly neighbor ...more »

Mass Accidents
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A week after fatal crash, shock wearing off, officials reviewing incident
Hilton Head Island PacketMarch 4, 2012

His bond on 10 other charges related to the crash was set at $500000. Investigators charged Hunt with murder because they said he willfully steered the firetruck across at least two lanes of traffic toward Miller and his brother as they walked south ...more »

Defective Products
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Where to turn for support for vicitims of vaginal mesh?
InjuryBoard.comMarch 5, 2012

The defective products can lead to the need for repeated surgeries to attempt to remove the disintegrating mesh. Infections are common, sometimes requiring long-term antibiotic treatment. An estimated 50% of all women between the ages of 50 and 79 have ...more »

Toxic Torts
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When big business and human rights collide
The Korea HeraldMarch 4, 2012

The case was based on the US Alien Tort Statute of 1789, which allows non-US citizens to file lawsuits in the United States for violations of international law. Jane Doe's case was the first to apply that law to corporations accused of liability in ...more »

Childers, Schlueter & Smith is Pleased to Announce its Members Have Been ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 8, 2012

ATLANTA, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The personal injury law office of Childers, Schlueter & Smith of Atlanta, GA, is pleased to announce that two of its members, C. Andrew Childers and M. Brandon Smith, have been recognized as 2012 ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Wrongful-death lawsuit filed in 2009 Toccoa Bypass accident
Anderson Independent MailMarch 2, 2012

The children of a woman killed in a 2009 automobile accident on the Toccoa Bypass are seeking damages in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed in the State Court of Stephens County. Kim Camp and Keith Ayers, the surviving children of Betty Jean Ayers, ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Who wants raw milk? A study from Michigan.
Food Poison JournalMarch 2, 2012

These outbreaks included 1505 reported illnesses, 185 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths (4). In 2010, Michigan had two Campylobacter foodborne outbreaks associated with raw milk (2, 8). In 2011, three probable cases of Q-fever were reported in people who ...more »

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