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Search for crash wreckage expanded
Geelong AdvertiserFebruary 1, 2016

Police said a member of the public located the item on the beach before contacting police in the days after the passenger plane that crashed and vanished in the sea on Friday, killing all four passengers on board. “One very important document was ...more »

Local LGBT advocates ask Missouri Senate for non-discrimination protection
KY3February 1, 2016

Race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, age, disability, and familial status are already protected from discrimination in issues of housing, lending, employment, and public accommodations; but Parson believes adding sexual orientation ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Social Media Discovery in Personal Injury Cases: Is Equilibrium Possible?
New York Law Journal (registration)February 1, 2016

Should the procedures regarding the discovery of "private" social media posts in a personal injury action differ from traditional paper discovery? Should the rule not be, as suggested in the dissent in Forman v. Henkin, 2015 Slip Op. 09350 (1st Dep't Dec.more »

South Florida Personal Injury Law Firm Gordon & Doner Attains Esteemed 2015 Litigator Award
PR Leap (press release)February 4, 2016

South Florida personal injury law firm Gordon & Doner is proud to announce that the firm has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Litigator Award in four disciplines: personal injury, product liability, catastrophic injury litigation, and cigarette & tobacco.more »

Car Accidents
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Faking It: How you can avoid being set-up in a staged vehicle accident
WNDU-TVFebruary 6, 2016

“According to the national insurance crime bureau, about 10 percent of liability accidents are staged which costs about $30 billion a year,” said Johnson. “Staged accidents are very dangerous. People can actually die and have been injured and stage ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Repeal of crimes, decriminalization and introduction of torts with civil sanctions
Lexology (registration)February 1, 2016

7 of January 15, 2016, , the events and acts described by the repealed rules, if intentional, require, along with the return of the goods and the compensation for damages according to civil rules, also the payment of a pecuniary sanction. ... It ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Jim Dey: Court reverses long-held 'public duty' ruling
Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteFebruary 2, 2016

Rewriting decades of established law in Illinois, the high court — by a 4-3 margin — repealed the public-duty doctrine that holds local government entities, including fire and police departments, owe their duty to protect to the general public, not ...more »

Defective Products
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Thousands of hoverboards seized by US customs
PCWorldFebruary 2, 2016

Concerns about defective batteries that burst into flames when overcharged led airlines to ban the devices in December. Amazon, which was a major sales channel for the products, reportedly stopped selling several brands of hoverboard and Overstock ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Settlement Reached in Bloxom Wrongful Death Lawsuit
News Radio 710 KEELFebruary 2, 2016

After 5 years, a settlement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit related to the kidnapping and murder of Justin Bloxom. Bloxom's mother, Amy Fletcher, was seeking 10 million dollars in damages from Action Taxi owner David Mcfarlin, his ...more »


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