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Iowa lawmakers approve limiting city control of traffic cams
Sioux City JournalMarch 1, 2013

DES MOINES | Local authorities who want to operate traffic cameras on state and federal highways would have to get approval from the state Department of Transportation under a bill that moved out of a House panel Thursday. The approval is raising ...more »

Bills strengthen law for animal cruelty offenses
Albany Times UnionMarch 1, 2013

The measure closes a loophole from Cooney's Law, a bill passed in the 2011 session that increased animal cruelty penalties but included a flaw sponsors did not notice until state agencies began interpreting the new law. SB233 was referred to as Cooney ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Teen charged with fleeing after causing personal injury accident
Mid-Hudson NewsMarch 17, 2013

He was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, driving while intoxicated, assault, reckless driving and reckless endangerment, all misdemeanors. The pedestrian, a 59-year-old Pearl River man, was taken to Nyack Hospital for ...more »

Shot By Dog? Call a Personal Injury Lawyer
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 12, 2013

“In this case, it was the gun owner himself who was hit,” said Steinger, who focuses his practice on personal injury law. “But imagine if it had hit another motorist, someone's house, or even a child. Legally the owner of the gun would be liable for ...more »

Car Accidents
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Guns Kill More People Than Car Accidents In 14 US States
International Business TimesMarch 12, 2013

The publication, using information compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, determined that in 2010 – the most recent year for which data is available – nine states experienced more gun than vehicle accident deaths. In an even more ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Should Punxsutawney Phil Take the Heat for the Cold? Re: Ohio Authorities ...
The National Law ReviewMarch 28, 2013

But, civil tort claims on the other hand…. intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud and misrepresentation… As the list of possible causes of action started piling up in my mind, so did all of Phil's defenses. Given my defense-oriented ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Ask a Sheriff: How does law enforcement determine the speed of a vehicle after ...
Star NewsMarch 22, 2013

Q: How does law enforcement determine the speed of a vehicle after an accident has occurred? A: After an accident has occurred, law enforcement has several different ways to determine the speed of the vehicles involved. One method is measuring the ...more »

Defective Products
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Defective Medical Device Lawyer At The Potts Law Firm Salutes N.J. Jury's ...
Daily Markets (press release)March 3, 2013

... medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, nursing home neglect, securities litigation, unfair business practices and truck accidents. For more information, call the firm toll free at (866) 311-2230 or use its online form at potts ...more »

Toxic Torts
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As Asbestos Claims Rise, So Do Worries About Fraud
Wall Street JournalMarch 11, 2013

As part of an investigation into the state of asbestos litigation, The Wall Street Journal reviewed trust claims and court cases of roughly 850,000 people filed since the late 1980s until as recently as 2012. The analysis found numerous apparent ...more »

Legalsophia Announces New Blog on Personal Injury Lawyers
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 10, 2013

The blog will consist of short articles, photographs, and links to various law firms offering personal injury law services to consumers across the United States and Canada. Personal injury lawyers are among the most knowledgeable and educated in the ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Wrongful death trial against Rosewood begins today
Madison County RecordMarch 4, 2013

A woman's wrongful death lawsuit against Rosewood Care Center is set to begin today in Madison County Circuit Judge Ann Callis' courtroom. The case has been litigated for six years. It was set for trial last June, but was continued at the request of ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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US FDA approves Cangene's treatment for botulism
ReutersMarch 23, 2013

A total of 140 cases of botulism were reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2011, of which 73 percent were infant botulism, 14 percent were foodborne and 9 percent were from infected wounds. The FDA approval for Cangene's ...more »

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