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Judge refuses to unseal Russell Budd deposition, testimony linked to Baron & Budd asbestos memo
Southeast Texas RecordFebruary 1, 2017

While the Baron & Budd case has been cleared off the court's docket for more than a decade, Biederman believes Budd's deposition, which is presumably centered on the “Terrell memo,” has relevancy to current asbestos litigation and would eventually play ...more »

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Notifies Investors of Class Action Lawsuit And Encourages Those Who Have ...
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 1, 2017

31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Prominent Florida Personal Injury Attorney Comments on Three Florida Laws That Took Effect January 1, 2017
Law Firm Newswire (press release)February 13, 2017

Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 13, 2017 – Three new laws became effective in Florida on January 1, 2017. One law forbids individuals under age 18 from purchasing specific over-the-counter cough suppressants. Another concerns insurance policy ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Don't let foodborne illnesses sideline you during Super Bowl
Goshen NewsFebruary 2, 2017

“Foodborne illness is a big concern this time of year because people tend to leave their food sit out for a prolonged period of time, where maybe they're at a party and they don't think about it,” said Elkhart County Health Officer Daniel Nafziger of ...more »

Car Accidents
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Pursuit from Plant City ends with single-car crash in Polk City
FOX 13 News, Tampa BayFebruary 8, 2017

POLK CITY (FOX 13) - The pursuit of a suspect car thief that began in Plant City Tuesday ended in a fiery crash in Polk County, according to reports from three law enforcement agencies involved in the incident. It began with a call from Plant City PD, ...more »

Dangers To pedestrians and Cyclists in Philadelphia - Personal ...
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)February 1, 2017

Dangers To pedestrians and Cyclists in Philadelphia - Read the Personal Injury legal blogs that have been posted by Gary Roger Brod on Lawyers.com.more »

Mass Accidents
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No Time to React: Summary Judgment for the Motorist Faced With Sudden Danger
New York Law Journal (registration)February 2, 2017

The body of law that has developed around this doctrine is instructive to both defendants who seek relief from liability as a matter of law and to plaintiffs who wish to avoid the legal hazard of dismissal in automobile accident cases involving limited ...more »

Defective Products
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Will Connecticut Supreme Court Re-Invent Design Defect Law at Expense of Consumers?
Connecticut Law TribuneFebruary 10, 2017

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., released early in 2016, reaffirmed this keystone of product liability jurisprudence when the court held that the modified consumer expectation test is the primary test for design defect claims. See Izarelli, 321 Conn. 172 ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Arkansas Senate committee advances legal-fee, damages caps; bad idea, chief justice says
Arkansas OnlineFebruary 15, 2017

By reducing legal judgments against health care providers, she said the cost of medical malpractice insurance would decrease. Irvin is marketing director for her husband's medical practice. Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Dan Kemp testified when ...more »

Does a Municipal Ordinance Override the Common Law in a Premises Liability Case?
Legal ExaminerFebruary 15, 2017

Andrade claimed Johnson had a duty under the premises liability statute section 13-21-115, C.R.S. 2016 and common law negligence. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendant on both claims. The appeals court affirmed under the ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Daughters of Slain UP Fire Captain File Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Park Cities PeopleFebruary 15, 2017

The daughters of slain University Park fire captain Robert Poynter have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his wife and her lover. Robert Poynter was found dead near a Hunt County road on Sept. 9. Investigators allege that his estranged wife ...more »

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