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Voters Doubt Police Tax Promises
fox4kc.comMarch 1, 2012

Our goal is to work at problem solving to prevent the crimes from happening, prevent the situations, so that's the whole key to this. Proactive policing is preventing crime from occurring.” If the tax (which is $0.3629 per $100 of assessed valuation) ...more »

Labor's Fight Is OUR Fight
Huffington PostMarch 1, 2012

Unions have been fighting the 1% vs 99% fight for more than 100 years. Now the rest of us are learning that this fight is also OUR fight. The story of organized labor has been a story of working people banding together to confront concentrated wealth ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Austin Personal Injury Attorney Suggests if Big Rigs Drove by Regulations ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)March 21, 2012

Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 21, 2012 – While it would be nice if 18-wheelers drove by the book, following all the rules of the road, it likely will not happen any time soon. “Whatever trucks haul from point A to point B, they are the links ...more »

Brain-injured twin wins seven-figure payout
Hodge Jones & Allen LLPMarch 23, 2012

The High Court has compared a disabled twin to his uninjured brother to determine his level of personal injury compensation. Following the ruling, Sam Boreham was awarded a GBP 2.5 million payout to fund the care package he needs as a result of a car ...more »

Car Accidents
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Feds: City ring ran $275M car insurance scam
New York Daily NewsMarch 1, 2012

Two NYPD cops posing as car-accident victims helped bust a ring of Russian-American scammers who bilked $113 million from insurers with bogus clinics, the feds said Wednesday. Authorities called it the biggest no-fault insurance fraud case in history, ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Ask A Lawyer: Think before you kick
Edmond SunMarch 9, 2012

Strict liability holds us liable for injury to another not because our action is wrong, but because the law assigns the risk to us as a matter of principle. Today we will focus on the highest level of tort, the intentional tort. Intentional torts are ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Newborn Baby Only Survivor of Car Crash
The MissourianMarch 2, 2012

(AP) — With one phone call, a Missouri woman went from the joy of preparing to meet her new grandson to the unimaginable pain of losing her daughter, son-in-law and 3-year-old grandson in a traffic accident. The new grandson, who was 2 days old, ...more »

Defective Products
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New iPad Too Hot to Handle, May Pose Injury Risk
ReutersMarch 21, 2012

If this is true, Apple may end up having a product liability suit on its hands if it doesn't fix the heat issue soon. Related Resources: Is the new iPad too hot to handle? (USA Today) Defective and Dangerous Products (FindLaw) Exploding iPods and ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Give the Ref a Gavel
New York TimesMarch 8, 2012

Many states now have civil tort laws that immunize contact sports from the usual injury claims — but not from aberrant misconduct. Yet little criminal law applies to the same on-field mayhem. (In fact, in 1980, a proposed federal Sports Violence Act ...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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Birmingham Wrongful Death Attorney Applauds Alabama Court Ruling
Einnews PortugalMarch 2, 2012

A recent decision by the Alabama Supreme Court has changed existing law pertaining to wrongful death claims for fetal injuries. The Court held that parents can bring a claim for a fatal injury to a fetus even if not viable outside the mother's womb.more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Consumers & Experts Agree Beef Gets Good Grades For Safety
PerishableNews (press release)March 14, 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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