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House passes bill taking aim at tiny California fish
News10.netMarch 1, 2012

Devin Nunes' bill to end restrictions on water pumped to San Joaquin Valley farmers caused by preservation efforts related to the three-inch fish known as the delta smelt. "Flushing water into San Francisco Bay is not helping to recover species and ...more »

Facebook rolls out new advertising tools
Economic TimesMarch 1, 2012

NEW YORK: Facebook rolled out new tools for advertisers Wednesday as it prepares to go public later this year in the largest flotation ever by an Internet company on Wall Street. Among the marketing opportunities unveiled at an event held by Facebook ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Local Lawyer Named to Birmingham Magazine's 2012 "Top Birmingham Personal... (press release)March 4, 2012

Drake Law Firm's Whit Drake was named as one of the top Birmingham personal injury attorneys. BIRMINGHAM, AL, March 04, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Birmingham Magazine's 2012 edition of the "Top Birmingham Attorneys" is now on newsstands.more »

PIP reforms once more, who cares?
Hernando TodayMarch 20, 2012

Florida's Office of the Insurance Consumer Advocate tells us that the costs for personal injury protection coverage (PIP) have increased an astonishing $1.4 billion just since 2008. They estimate that PIP fraud and abuse costs Floridians $1 billion a ...more »

Car Accidents
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Feds dismantle NYC auto insurance fraud ring
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Investigators say the ring recruited real car accident victims for treatment at corrupt clinics. They say doctors prescribed a variety of unnecessary treatments and then submitted false claims to insurance companies. The state law allows car accident...more »

Intentional Torts
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Justices Ponder Military Honor Lies in Life & Dating
Courthouse News ServiceMarch 1, 2012

Defending the law for the government, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli stressed its limited nature. "The Stolen Valor Act regulates a very narrowly drawn and specific category of calculated factual falsehood, a verifiably false claim that an ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Accident in downtown Moberly
Moberly Monitor IndexMarch 1, 2012

Local law enforcement officers and emergency crews responded to a five-vehicle accident in downtown Moberly on Thursday afternoon. Vehicles were on the sidewalk on both sides of Reed Street, and an SUV struck the Merrell University building.more »

Defective Products
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Lenovo recalls ThinkCentre M series computers 9, 2012

Chinese computer maker Lenovo will recall around 12338 all-in-one computers in the Chinese mainland due to defects with the power supply system, China's top quality watchdog announced Friday. The products to be recalled are of the ThinkCentre M series, ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Human rights and US courts
Los Angeles TimesMarch 1, 2012

But the Supreme Court was urged this week by an international oil company to insulate it from a law against torture and other violations of the "law of nations." In 1789, Congress enacted the Alien Tort Statute, which gave federal district courts ...more »

Why use a Personal Injury Solicitor?
SYS-CON Media (press release) (blog)March 6, 2012

Pinto Potts Solicitors are the ideal choice if you are looking for a law firm with the expertise to deal with your personal injury claim. No matter what the problem, their expert Lawyers are on hand to take on cases from anywhere in the country, ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Oregon settles Jeanette Maples wrongful death lawsuit for $1.5 million
KMTR NewsSource 16March 2, 2012

According to paperwork filed in Lane County Circuit Court this week, the Oregon Department of Human Services has agreed to settle the case without going to trial for a total of 1.5 million dollars, the maximum allowed in a wrongful death lawsuit in the ...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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