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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That New York General Business Law § 518 Regulates Free Speech Provided for in the ...
JD Supra (press release)April 1, 2017

Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York, et al., the United States Supreme Court held that New York General Business Law (“GBL”) § 518, which prohibits the ability of a merchant to impose a surcharge on a credit card user in lieu of payment of cash, ...more »

This scam plays the ultimate confidence trick on unsuspecting bank customers
MarketWatchApril 1, 2017

The Redditor “Keyann” wrote a post that said he or she received a call from someone claiming to be the fraud department of his or her bank, saying there was a fraudulent airline charge.Here's the twist: The caller ID for the call even said the name of ...more »

Personal Injury News and Stories

Birth Injury
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Think twice before trusting a lawsuit ad
Gilmer MirrorApril 6, 2017

According to Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (TALA), 82 percent of Texas doctors said that personal injury lawsuit ads can lead patients to stop taking their medicines as prescribed. In the same report, three out of 10 doctors said they have actually seen ...more »

Personal injury law firm Montlick & Associates says it's being injured by competitor
Atlanta Business ChronicleApril 18, 2017

Montlick says a Texas company is using deceptive online ads to trick consumers calling Montlick into instead calling the Texas company's lawyer referral service so it "can intercept and steal these prospects." ...more »

Car Accidents
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Teen shot dead before car crash in north St. Louis County | Law and ...
STLtoday.comApril 4, 2017

An 18-year-old male died at the scene, near New Halls Ferry Road and Greengrass Drive.more »

Intentional Torts
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Reining in internet abuse
The Times and DemocratApril 4, 2017

It is not so much that fake news becomes generally believed, but rather that after being exposed to so much of this sort of material, which poses as real journalism but is intentionally false, no sources are trusted. In today's world, it seems, people ...more »

Mass Accidents
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New tour bus safety law in California not making an impact
KESQApril 17, 2017

In response to deadly accidents like the one on the 10 freeway in California in recent years, state lawmakers passed a new tour bus inspection bill, AB 1677, which became law January 1st. The law allows cities and counties to request the CHP inspect ...more »

Defective Products
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LuLaRoe Leggings Tear as Easily as 'Wet Toilet Paper,' New Lawsuit Alleges
Yahoo FoodApril 3, 2017

... with almost 20,000 members, called 'LuLaRoe Defective/Ripped/Torn Leggings and Clothes.' Members post images of their torn leggings and detail their experiences with the brand. The lawsuit alleges the company has modified the quality of its ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Supreme Court, economic tort and jurisdiction
International Law Office (registration)April 3, 2017

... included English law and exclusive jurisdiction clauses. AMTF had commercial relationships with brokers in Germany, which acted as introducers to continental European retail customers. ... AMTF sought to challenge a number of cases on ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Health Reports
Russellville CourierApril 9, 2017

Public health officials inspect restaurants for foodborne illness risk factors and good retail practices. The following items were listed on reports from Pope County restaurants inspected March 20-April 4: Monday, March 20. Western Sizzlin, 1105 E Main ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Chicago police officer who shot, killed teen to testify in wrongful death case
WGN-TVApril 7, 2017

CHICAGO – A Chicago police officer who shot and killed a teen in 2013 is expected to testify Friday morning in a wrongful death case brought by the teen's family. Officer Robert Gonzalez shot and killed 17-year-old Christian Green on July 4, 2013.more »

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