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Emails show collaboration between legislator, developer on Anchorage office deal
Alaska Dispatch NewsNovember 1, 2015

New documents in the citizen lawsuit challenging the Alaska Legislature's Anchorage office lease show that a lawmaker used his private email account to collaborate with the building developer and counter a legislative attorney who said the deal may not ...more »

South Sudan rebels still holding 13 UN contractors, says UN
12NewsNow.ComNovember 1, 2015

The U.N. denied the barge carried weapons cargo and said the fuel was meant for use by the U.N., not by the opposition, according to a statement by Ellen Loj, head of the U.N. mission in South Sudan. South Sudan has been at war since 2013 between ...more »

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Car Accidents
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Woman, 46, killed after robbery, crash in Boca Raton identified
Palm Beach PostNovember 3, 2015

The State Attorney would not comment on pending charges. Though he does have five arrests since January, ... Three officers were put on administrative leave because of the severity of the accident, according to police. It is unclear if any of the ...more »

Personal Injury Claims Drop Against NYPD
New York Law Journal (registration)November 10, 2015

A new report by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says personal injury claims against the New York City Police Department have fallen nearly 13 percent during the past year. There were 5,007 personal injury action claims against police in fiscal ...more »

Defective Products
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Toyota to Drop Takata as Supplier of Airbag Inflaters
New York TimesNovember 6, 2015

Eight deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to the defective inflaters. The announcement is another blow to Takata, whose airbags generate about 40 percent of its sales, ... Though he did not question the company's ability to survive ...more »

Intentional Torts
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The Right Of First Refusal: A Condominium Minefield
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)November 7, 2015

Based thereon, most residential and commercial condominiums include, in their by-laws, a so-called "right of first refusal" – pursuant to which an owner, before selling a unit, must offer the apartment to the condominium or to a contiguous owner on the ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Tougher helmet law urged after Aina Haina moped crash
Honolulu Star-AdvertiserNovember 6, 2015

One state lawmaker says she will seek tougher transportation laws after a 17-year-old moped rider was killed in a moped crash in Aina Haina on Wednesday. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office identified the boy as Hunter J.L. Ortego. An autopsy has ...more »

Texas Law Professor Sued School Over Tailgate Party Injuries
Above the LawNovember 5, 2015

It was that precise Kansas party back in 2009 that set the stage for this law professor's personal injury suit against the school for injuries he sustained tripping over the cables powering the fun. Most folks would just curse their clumsiness and move ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Should Med-Mal Cases Be Removed From Court System?
Connecticut Law TribuneNovember 18, 2015

The tort system is frequently criticized for the unpredictability of its judgments, the stinginess (or, some say, profligacy) of its awards, and the slow pace, exorbitant cost and adversarial nature of its operation. In tort's place, many suggest, we ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Ventura California Chipotle Causes Norovirus Illness
Food Poison JournalNovember 2, 2015

The Division notified the Ventura County Public Health Division and began a joint investigation to determine if this food establishment was the source of the food borne illness outbreak; and to implement immediate steps to prevent further illnesses ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Sons of pedestrian killed in 2013 crash file wrongful death suit
The TelegraphNovember 7, 2015

The sons of a pedestrian who died after being hit by a car in 2013 have filed a wrongful death suit against the car's driver and owner. Luther Allen Wright, 61, was walking along Magnolia Drive, in front of his home, about 7 a.m. Oct. 23, 2013, when he ...more »

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