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Customs man told to pay for abusing court process
Times of IndiaOctober 1, 2012

On Wednesday, Justice Tamilvanan dismissed the revision petition of the customs officer saying: "He, being a defaulter in paying the rent, has no locus standi to maintain the revision against the order passed under Section 11(4) of the Rent Control Act...more »

States Moving Ahead On Defining 'Essential' Health Insurance Benefits Under ...
Gant DailyOctober 1, 2012

These are some of the decisions states have made as they determine what minimum insurance benefits millions of their residents will be entitled to in 2014 under the federal health law. The decisions – which affect people who will buy individual and ...more »

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Car Collision? Who Needs a Lawyer?
Legal ExaminerOctober 12, 2012

The question we often get when people first call is "Do I need a lawyer?" I have been looking at this question and the various parts in the past over at the Minneapolis blog. If you have been in a car collision, it is always safe to talk to someone who ...more »

Maryland should be careful about upending its liability law
Baltimore SunOctober 15, 2012

In Maryland, we also have a rule of "strict liability" for the manufacturers of certain products β€” anything from power mowers to lipstick. Under strict liability, the jury is not allowed to consider any offsetting negligence of the plaintiff. None ...more »

Car Accidents
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Florida Insurers' Filings on PIP Rates Due Today
Insurance JournalOctober 1, 2012

Automobile insurers have until today to show Florida regulators how much, if at all, they plan on reducing rates on the personal injury protection, or no-fault, portion of drivers' policies. This could mean that Florida's drivers will save money on ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Sidense Defeats Kilopass' Remaining Claims; Kilopass' Case Is Over
Press NewsOctober 3, 2012

Although the Court granted Sidense summary judgment of non-infringement against Kilopass' patent claims on August 16, 2012, Kilopass nevertheless continued to pursue its claims for False Advertising under the Lanham Act, intentional interference with ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Officer Down fundraiser to help law enforcement affected by tragedy
CorrectionsOneOctober 3, 2012

A nonprofit organization called Officer Down aims to help law enforcement officers and their families when they become severely injured or ill. One such officer was Sam Maccarone, who had his right arm amputated after surviving a car accident while ...more »

Defective Products
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Beijing raises fines for car recall failures
South China Morning Post (subscription)October 31, 2012

Beijing is imposing tougher penalties on carmakers and dealers who fail to recall defective vehicles properly. The State Council has approved a new Administrative Regulation on Defective Automobile Products Recalls, which will take effect from January 1.more »

Toxic Torts
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Federal appeals court to hear state tort case
Hattiesburg AmericanOctober 10, 2012

The limits on damages were adopted by Mississippi lawmakers after years of contentious wrangling over tort changes. Noneconomic damages under Mississippi law do not include punitive damages. There is no cap on damages for economic losses, such as ...more »

Withy King tops five first tier ranks in Legal 500
Wiltshire BusinessOctober 1, 2012

Withy King's commercial property, clinical negligence, personal injury, employment and racing and bloodstock teams have all achieved top rankings in Legal 500, which was published recently. β€œIt's gratifying to see Withy King climbing the legal rankings ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Holsinger's widow files civil suit against Stakers
Portsmouth Daily TimesOctober 3, 2012

The wife of Steven Holsinger, who was shot to death on July 12, 2012, has filed a wrongful death civil suit against Tyler Staker, Robert Staker, Sr., and Staker Sales and Service, Inc. The suit says Stakers Sales and Service sold Steven and Jennifer ...more »

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