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Three Clearwater lawyers disbarred, including one arrested for bringing handgun to court
Tampa Bay Business JournalFebruary 1, 2017

A lawyer who was arrested for allegedly bringing a handgun to his disbarment hearing at a Pinellas courthouse was among three Clearwater-based attorneys recently disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court. James Franklin Lowy was arrested last September ...more »

ADEM investigating dumping site near Shades Creek
Alabama's News LeaderFebruary 1, 2017

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management is investigating the huge amount of trash that has been dumped near Shades Creek, which feeds into the Cahaba River. The Cahaba ... to dump there. According to Alabama state law, that's illegal.more »

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Birth Injury
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5 Advantages of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
GroundReportFebruary 11, 2017

Every state has a different law regarding the statute of limitations in personal injury cases. This is basically the amount of time you have from the time of injury to file a suit against the person who caused your injury. If you don't file within that ...more »

Police make personal injury claim against robbery victim
BBC NewsFebruary 15, 2017

A man who was held at knifepoint in his home and had his car stolen has said he has been re-victimised by three personal injury claims made by police. Terence Duffin's car was written off during the police chase. He said he has now received civil ...more »

Car Accidents
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Charges possible in Saugerties train-taxi crash; one of two survivors out of hospital
The Daily FreemanFebruary 18, 2017

In an email to the Freeman on Friday, a woman identifying herself as Sue Andersen said she was Budik's daughter and that her great aunt, Bertha Trnka, was killed in a train-car accident prior to Budik's death. That accident, she said, occurred,across ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Religious Institutions Update: February 2017
Lexology (registration)February 10, 2017

A draft executive order of President Donald Trump relating to religious freedom proposes several material changes to federal law. First ... 1, makes it unlawful to "intentionally advise, encourage, or assist another in taking the other's own life ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Funeral On Sunday For Canton Man Killed In Boating Accident
Patch.comFebruary 24, 2017

He is survived by wife, Janet Bentley; mother, Bessie Inez Bentley; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen Paul (Jennifer) Bentley; daughter and son-in-law, Anne Bentley (Michael) Stone; daughter and son-in-law, Ronda (Eddie) Ray; brother, Dennis Bentley; ...more »

Defective Products
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Minimum wage, labor issues would impact businesses
Nevada AppealFebruary 21, 2017

The property tax law reform bill is also a hot issue. AB43 would revise the formulas used to calculate annual property tax on residential and other property. The bill would not impact caps on the annual increases of residential and commercial property ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Parker: The debate over Count Gorsuch
The LedgerFebruary 6, 2017

A graduate of Harvard Law School, he also earned a doctorate from Oxford in legal philosophy. His dissertation was on euthanasia, which has raised flags among those fighting for death-with-dignity laws. If Gorsuch opposes assisted suicide for the ...more »

Prominent Personal Injury Attorneys Chalik & Chalik Comment on Florida's Third Place Ranking for Highest Number of ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)February 21, 2017

Prominent Florida personal injury attorneys at Chalik & Chalik say, “Due to the prevalence of fatal workplace injuries in Florida, it is important for victims and their families to immediately consult a personal injury attorney who will hold the ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Court reinstates Ute Tribe's wrongful death suit in 2007 reservation ...
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 4, 2017

A federal appeals court has ordered a lower court to reconsider a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation and ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Don't invite unwanted guests to your Super Bowl buffet
The Herald-NewsFebruary 3, 2017

A popular way to celebrate holidays or any party occasion is to invite friends and family to a buffet. However, this type of food service, where foods may be out for long periods leaves the door open for uninvited guests -- bacteria that cause ...more »


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