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Dusting off FIRREA: old statute poses challenges for financial institutions
Lexology (registration)February 1, 2015

... contained material misstatements. Complaint, United States v. Bank of Am. Corp., 13-cv-446 (W.D.N.C. Aug 6, 2013), ECF No. 1. But violations of securities laws are not a FIRREA predicate, so the DOJ alleged instead violations of the federal false...more »

Friends remember fallen Jacksboro detective
WBIR-TVFebruary 1, 2015

(WBIR - Campbell County) A Jacksboro Police detective died Friday from injuries he suffered while responding to a car accident. The Campbell County ... The pair rode motorcycles in the law enforcement defenders club for Cumberland Gap. "We just hit it ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Ken Cook lands gig as personal injury attorney spokesman
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)February 25, 2015

These types of personal injury attorneys are common on daytime TV (think Ken Nugent: “One call, that's all!”) and are mocked on the AMC show “Better Call Saul.” In one of the 15-second ads below, in front of a green-screen fake five-day forecasting ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Man Files Police Brutality Lawsuit
Rio Grande SunFebruary 18, 2015

Tegra Donnelly is suing the city and officers Greg Esparza, Victor Grossetete and Sammy Marquez on a single tort claim count alleging assault, battery, false imprisonment, false arrest and deprivation of his federal and state constitutional rights ...more »

Car Accidents
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Hicks-Hudson acting mayor, Collins critical
Toledo BladeFebruary 1, 2015

City Council President Paula Hicks-Hudson was sworn in today at 5:23 p.m. as acting mayor, due to the temporary incapacity of the Mayor. D. Michael Collins, who suffered a heart attack in a car crash earlier today. University of Toledo Medical Center ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Pedestrian killed in crash identified by police
wwlp.comFebruary 9, 2015

A shame that a law had to be put in place regarding what should be common sense in the case of a pedestrian in a crosswalk. One contributing factor to many of these pedestrian accidents is the misinterpretation of the law. A pedestrian DOES NOT have ...more »

Toxic Torts
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How a Billion-Dollar Mass Tort Fizzled in NJ
New Jersey Law JournalFebruary 1, 2015

In June 2013, Mayer held that New Jersey law applied to all of the claims. The mass-tort status of the litigation was a major factor in showing New Jersey had a more significant interest in applying its law than that of other states and the parties had ...more »

Defective Products
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Toyota, Honda, Fiat Chrysler must do 'follow up' recalls of 2.12 million vehicles
AutoweekFebruary 1, 2015

WASHINGTON -- American Honda, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. and Fiat Chrysler will do "follow up" recalls of about 2.12 million vehicles with defective electronic control units that can cause airbags to inadvertently deploy, U.S. auto safety regulators ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Wrongful death trial underway
12NewsNow.ComFebruary 4, 2015

A picture inside an isolation cell at the Orange County jail shows food and feces spread across the floor. These were the conditions the family of 41-year-old Robert Montano said he endured for about five days before his death more than three years ago.more »

Food-Borne Illness
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EFSA Report Outlines Resistance Levels to Foodborne Illness Treatments
Food Safety MagazineFebruary 27, 2015

The European Food Safety Authority and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control have released findings from their joint European Union Summary Report. In it, the parties analyzed data from 2013 associated with the increasing resistance to ...more »


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