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Gilmer MirrorFebruary 1, 2017

Jan. 12, 2017 — LUFKIN, Texas — As tax season in Texas approaches, have you considered brushing up on tax laws regarding timberland properties? There are many favorable tax provisions affecting timber transactions and an upcoming workshop aims to ...more »

Who is Neil Gorsuch?
ThinkProgressFebruary 1, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch is Republican nobility — the son of Anne Gorsuch Burford, who spent her brief tenure as President Reagan's EPA administrator cutting staff and gutting anti-pollution regulations before resigning amidst scandal. More than three ...more »

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Birth Injury
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3 Tips to Winning a Personal Injury Case
Bluffton Today (blog)February 15, 2017

If so, having the right personal injury attorney in your corner is imperative. Keep in mind that he or she will make it much easier to go after the negligent party or parties, allowing you the possibility of receiving compensation for your physical and ...more »

Australia: Personal injury or disease in a workplace?
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 16, 2017

Under the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) ("WCA"), workers may be able to recover compensation if they suffer a personal injury or a disease injury. So, what's the difference between a personal injury and a disease? This question was considered in ...more »

Car Accidents
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Duggan's new D-Insurance plans will be great for the auto accident lawyers, but terrible for everyone else
JD Supra (press release)February 24, 2017

Most importantly, accident victims will not face financial ruin and personal bankruptcy the way that most seriously injured car accident victims will in pure tort states, where the wrongdoer driver's auto bodily injury accident insurance is usually ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Tort – SLAPP – Harassment prevention order
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyFebruary 13, 2017

Where, after the defendant unsuccessfully sought a G.L.c. 258E harassment prevention order against the plaintiff, the plaintiff brought suit alleging abuse of process (count I) and intentional infliction of emotional distress (count II), a District ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Law Enforcement
Lake County ExaminerFebruary 2, 2017

Sunday, Jan. 1 — Sean Tyler Hulderman, 28, of Wilbur, Wash. and Curtis Ray Nichols, 35, of Spanish Fork, Utah were involved in an accident on Hwy 140 and Plush-Adel Road. Nichols was traveling with Robin Ann Nichols, 34 and three juveniles ages two, ...more »

Millions of motorists face soaring premiums after compensation rule change
News & StarFebruary 27, 2017

... billion following a change to the formula used to calculate compensation payouts. Announcing the move, which is expected to see a sharp rise in personal injury payments, Chancellor Liz Truss said she the change was the only "legally acceptable ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Arkansas lawmakers back constitutional amendment limiting ...
Arkansas OnlineFebruary 5, 2017

More than half of the state House's members and nearly half the senators have signed up to support a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Beach Beat: Daily Meal reveals 50 most powerful food people
Food Safety NewsFebruary 7, 2017

“An accomplished personal injury and products liability attorney specializing in foodborne illness, Bill Marler has been litigating foodborne illness cases since 1993, when he represented Brianne Kiner, the most seriously sickened survivor of the Jack ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Lucas County settles 2009 suit in death of jail inmate
Toledo BladeFebruary 22, 2017

More than 12 years after the death of an inmate at the Lucas County jail, the county has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by his family for $750,000 plus attorney fees. Dennis Lyle, an assistant county prosecutor, said the settlement, which ...more »


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