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New Sales and Use Tax Rates in Alameda, East Bay Effective April 1
Patch.comApril 1, 2015

The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) reminds Californians that that new sales and use tax rates are taking effect on April 1, 2015, as a result of voter-approved initiatives in several cities and counties throughout the state. The tax rate ...more »

Construction crews move shipping containers into place for avant-garde Phoenix ...
Phoenix Business JournalApril 1, 2015

Construction crews moved 16 10,000-pound shipping containers into place Tuesday as part of an avant-garde apartment development project in Phoenix. Containers on Grand will transform the 16 containers from the Port of Long Beach into eight urban-style ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Make a Personal Injury Mass-Tort Client Feel Like Your Only Client
The Legal IntelligencerApril 1, 2015

It has become all the more rare for lawyers and clients to have face-to-face meetings, which can make the clients' experience less personal. When a client experiences a personal injury, it is exceptionally important to create a trusting lawyer-client ...more »

Attorney Alan Rome Wins Personal Injury Case Against The Town Of West Hartford
PRUndergroundApril 14, 2015

alanrome 199x300 Attorney Alan Rome Wins Personal Injury Case Against The Town Of West Hartford The client of Rome, Clifford, Katz & Koerner LLP sustained a complex fracture of her right master wrist resulting in multiple surgeries and approximately ...more »

Defective Products
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Federal Regulators Deem a Recall of the Zimmer Persona Knee Replacement ...
BenzingaApril 3, 2015

Recalls associated with product defects also help to strengthen patient claims of personal injury associated with that product. Parker Waichman notes that, based on research conducted as part of its experience regarding metal orthopedic medical devices ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Personal jurisdiction. Minimum contacts. California district court asserts ...
Lexology (registration)April 1, 2015

In a case involving a non-resident defendant committing an intentional tort, specific jurisdiction exists when (1) the intentional act was expressly aimed at the forum state, which created harm that the defendants knew was likely to be suffered in the ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Passenger Dies in Queen Elizabeth Tender Mishap
Cruise Law NewsApril 1, 2015

The Telegraph newspaper in the U.K. and Travel Pulse report that a cruise passenger on Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth died while attempting to board the cruise ship from a tender. The accident occurred while the cruise ship was in the port city of ...more »

Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding Reports $750K Settlement for Gym Injury
Military TechnologiesApril 9, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today that a $750,000 settlement was recently reached for a woman who injured her hip and wrist after a personal trainer instructed ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Evidence of failure to use a seatbelt now admissible in Texas
Lexology (registration)April 2, 2015

In 2003, the Legislature completely eliminated its own blanket prohibition of seatbelt evidence in civil trials as part of its sweeping House Bill 4 tort reform legislation. This left the lower Texas courts to speculate as to the admissibility of ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Listeria: What is it, how do you get it, and what's the risk?
CNNApril 21, 2015

About 800 cases of Listeria infection are diagnosed each year in the United States, along with three or four outbreaks of Listeria-associated foodborne illness. A multi-state outbreak of Listeria from contaminated hot dogs and deli meats occurred in ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Teens Settle with Family of 15-Year-Old Who Committed Suicide Following ...
People MagazineApril 7, 2015

In the wake of Audrie's death, her parents – together with Larry's second wife, Lisa – set up a foundation in Audrie's name and championed new legislation that increases the punishment for juveniles convicted of sexually abusing unconscious victims ...more »

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