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Law restricts use of levy funds | News, Sports, Jobs - Weirton Daily ...
The Daily TimesApril 1, 2017

WEIRTON — Tax money used to operate a local animal shelter soon could be heading back to the residents of Hancock County, following the release of an ...more »

Kids and crime: King County takes a closer look at juvenile offenders ...
The Seattle TimesApril 1, 2017

Juvenile detainees walk down a hallway at the King County Juvenile Detention Facility in Seattle, where they attend classes and also have access to outdoor ...more »

Personal Injury News and Stories

Birth Injury
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Commentary: Hailstorm lawsuit reform protects consumers
MyStatesman.comApril 7, 2017

When you see growing numbers of lawsuits like this, there's reason to worry that they're burdening our courts, driving up consumer and business insurance costs and limiting or eliminating access to coverage for some Texans. And there's data that show ...more »

New York City, New York
Legal ExaminerApril 5, 2017

An ATV accident is a form of personal injury lawsuit that can give the plaintiff the financial support they need to pay for past and future medical care, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, and even emotional turmoil. If the victim, like hundreds ...more »

Car Accidents
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NEW JERSEY CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS: IGNITION INTERLOCK ...
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)April 3, 2017

A groundbreaking study was recently published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. The study revealed that mandated use of ignition interlock ...more »

Mass Accidents
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ANOTHER VIEW: Accident a grim reminder about texting and driving
Journal Gazette and Times-CourierApril 8, 2017

At least two people had called police to report the truck was swerving over the road for a while, but the fatal accident occurred before police could pull over the driver. The victims, who ranged ... The lack of a law should not excuse stupidity. We ...more »

Toxic Torts
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State Tobacco Litigation Not Subject to Federal Preemption
Daily Business Review (registration)April 6, 2017

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. argued federal law preempts state law tort claims brought by thousands of Florida smokers and their families after the court disbanded the Engle statewide class action in 2006. Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal ...more »

Defective Products
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Challenging standard form exclusion clauses under UCTA: new TCC guidance
Lexology (registration)April 13, 2017

For example, in Balmoral Group Ltd v Borealis [UK] Ltd liability in relation to the supply of polyethylene polymer was limited to the exchange of defective products with non-defective products or the price paid for the defective products. On a ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Tote settles wrongful-death cases with last three El Faro families
Florida Times-UnionApril 13, 2017

The owner of the cargo ship El Faro has settled the last of the wrongful-death cases filed by estates of the 33 mariners lost in 2015 when the ship went down in a hurricane. The settlement of the last three cases avoids a potentially explosive trial ...more »

Court of Appeal issues clarification on duplication of proceedings before the Equality Tribunal (WRC) and the High Court
Lexology (registration)April 9, 2017

“Even if he had wanted to, the plaintiff could not have combined a common law claim for personal injuries along with the statutory claim for discrimination in the one set of proceedings. Just as the Equality Tribunal had no jurisdiction to entertain ...more »

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