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26 St. Louis regional high school students awarded National Merit corporate scholarships
STLtoday.comApril 23, 2017

Twenty-six high school seniors in the region are among about 1,000 nationwide who have been awarded corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards. The awards, announced last week, are financed by about 200 companies that typically employ ...more »

Politicians, professors lead charge at Caltech
LA Daily NewsApril 23, 2017

Hundreds of people walk out of Caltech towards Memorial Park for March for Science in Pasadena, CA., Saturday, April 22, 2017. March for science rallies were held through out the country to take aim at climate change skepticism and proposed budget cuts.more »

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Birth Injury
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New technology's impact on personal injury law
Information AgeMay 2, 2017

As technology becomes more intelligent and independent, personal injury lawyers are preparing for any legal implications. State and federal courts will need to prepare as well, specifying regulations for the rapidly evolving role that tech has in our ...more »

Contingency fees by Ontario personal injury lawyers should be limited, report says
Toronto StarApril 24, 2017

Marshall states that personal injury lawyers charge approximately half a billion dollars in contingency fees annually, while insurance companies spend roughly the same in legal fees and expenses to defend claims. Every year, between 25 per cent and 35 ...more »

Car Accidents
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Woman killed, 22 injured after car plows into pedestrians in Times Square; no indication of terrorism
ABC NewsMay 18, 2017

The car, a 2009 Honda Accord, struck 23 pedestrians, killing Alyssa Elsman, an 18-year-old tourist from Michigan, law enforcement sources and city officials said. Elsman graduated from Portage Central High School in 2016, her former principal said.more »

Intentional Torts
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11th District: Legal malpractice was 'obvious' in false marriage case
Akron Legal NewsMay 22, 2017

Matthew Paldino filed a professional tort complaint in 2014 against attorneys Robert L. Johnson and Benjamin Joltin for malpractice, intentional and negligent misrepresentation, intentional emotional distress, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Law enforcement to crack down on distracted driving in Macon County
Herald & ReviewApril 24, 2017

Today marks the start of the state's first Distracted Driving Awareness Week, an initiative of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Texting while driving has been outlawed in Illinois since 2010, and using a hand-held cellphone while driving ...more »

Defective Products
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Construction Defect Center Now Urges US Homebuilders to Use Only US Made Copper or Pex Pipe in New Homes ...
PR Newswire (press release)May 2, 2017

There have been numerous national class actions or state specific class actions over the last decade related to defective plumbing products and in many instances the common denominator in the lawsuits was the defective plumbing pipe or plumbing pipe ...more »

Toxic Torts
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We ARE our Clients' Attorneys!
Legal ExaminerMay 8, 2017

Technology has affected all areas of the legal practice, whether an attorney practices on the defense side or plaintiff's side and whether in a large firm or small firm. Twenty-five years ago, we didn't have cell phones and the internet. Communication ...more »

Goodman Acker Welcomes Michigan Birth Injury Lawyer To Its Accident Injury Firm
Yahoo FinanceApril 24, 2017

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan personal injury law firm of Goodman Acker, P.C. is thrilled to announce Attorney Bart O'Neill has been added to its team of highly accomplished and top rated accident injury lawyers. O ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Family of Calif. Teen's Abductor to File Wrongful Death Claim Against FBI
NBC 10 PhiladelphiaApril 28, 2017

Family of Calif. Teen's Abductor to File Wrongful Death Claim Against FBI. The suit claims FBI agents used excessive and unjustified force in killing DiMaggio in Idaho after a 6-day manhunt. By Artie Ojeda ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Health Reports
Russellville CourierApril 23, 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 29 through April 10: Wednesday, March 29. Buffalo Wild ...more »

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