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Reforms coming to the state foster care system
kjrh.comMarch 1, 2012

"Litigation was hotly contested for years," said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. "The state defended the case pretty aggressively," said Marica Lowry, executive director of Children's Rights. It's all been over a federal suit that claims the ...more »

Tobacco health labels violate free speech
msnbc.comMarch 1, 2012

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON — A US judge sided with tobacco companies on Wednesday, ruling that regulations requiring large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising violate free-speech rights under the US Constitution.more »

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Birth Injury
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Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers Seek Donations for Brain Tumor Awareness Campaign
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

“Our lawyers want to call attention to brain cancer, which is a serious and deadly threat to public health,” said Patrick A. Salvi, a Chicago personal injury attorney and managing equity partner of the law firm. “Hundreds of thousands of people are ...more »

Personal injury roundtable: Meeting of minds
Insurance AgeMarch 2, 2012

The first of these was held in London where delegates, under Chatham House rules, discussed the issues surrounding personal injury, the problems the industry faces, the potential solutions and how these solutions should be approached and managed.more »

Car Accidents
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Newborn baby only survivor of Mo. car accident
STLtoday.comMarch 2, 2012

The southwest Missouri woman says her week-old grandson is the only thing that is keeping her going, after a traffic accident killed the baby's parents and brother while they were on the way to her home. Angela Hartwig and her husband, Brad, ...more »

Intentional Torts
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ALLSTATE INS. CO. v. ALL WEATHER CONSTR., LLC
Leagle.comMarch 9, 2012

... Bulkley Building, 6th Floor, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115; Patti Jo Malnar, Law Offices of John Rasmussen, 55 Public Square, Suite 725, Cleveland, Ohio 44113, All Weather Construction, LLC, and Michael Detzel, ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLANTS, ...more »

Mass Accidents
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See which Muskegon County intersections are the most dangerous and why
Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.comMarch 5, 2012

The experts say the intersections deemed worst by crash statistics are that way for a number of reasons. For the Harvey and Sternberg roads intersection, law enforcement officials agree that the number of businesses there clearly adds to the number of ...more »

Defective Products
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Consumer Groups Push for Bumbo Seat Recall
InjuryBoard.comMarch 15, 2012

But until new regulatory action is taken, consumers need to be aware of the risks of these infant seats and to take the necessary steps to protect their children from serious head injury. Learn more about defective products.more »

Toxic Torts
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Court skeptical of using US laws in foreign human rights cases
Corporate CounselMarch 1, 2012

The US Supreme Court during arguments Tuesday appeared skeptical of citizens and foreigners using two federal laws to hold corporations and other organizations liable for human rights violations committed abroad. The justices heard back-to-back ...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 »

Wrongful Death
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Jury in wrongful death trial: Virginia Tech negligent for delayed response to ...
Washington Post (blog)March 15, 2012

They were the only eligible families to reject their share of an $11 million dollar settlement in 2008, instead taking the state to court in a wrongful death lawsuit. The move all but guaranteed less money and more of a legal struggle, but the families ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Consumers and Experts Agree Beef Gets Good Grades for Safety
PR Web (press release)March 9, 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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