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Here's what a Providence city ID might be good for
The Providence JournalMay 1, 2017

In New York City, dozens of city businesses grant discounts from 5 to 25 percent to card holders. It can be used as a public library card, to gain admittance as a city resident to cultural institutions, and to receive 25-percent off fees for adopting a ...more »

Should small businesses be required to have 40% female staff to land government contracts?
SmartCompany.com.auMay 1, 2017

The issue of gender quotas for Australian businesses has again hit the headlines with a suggestion from the Human Rights Commission that the federal government use its procurement processes to become a “model industry” when it comes to improving ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Zurich Insurance starts using robots to decide personal injury claims
ReutersMay 18, 2017

ZURICH May 18 Zurich Insurance is deploying artificial intelligence in deciding personal injury claims after trials cut the processing time from an hour to just seconds, its chairman said. "We recently introduced AI claims handling ... and saved 40,000 ...more »

There's Danger Lurking at the Amusement Park says PA & NJ Personal Injury Lawyer
Yahoo FinanceMay 1, 2017

Personal injury lawyer Rand Spear explains, "In many amusement park accidents investigations reveal that park owners or ride operators acted negligently, causing an injury to occur. If you're ever in a situation in which you don't feel safe on a ride ...more »

Car Accidents
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Ridesharing legislation close to becoming law
Plainview Daily HeraldMay 20, 2017

Distracted driving, which includes texting while driving, is becoming increasingly recognized as a major road hazard, with state data showing that it causes more than 100,000 car accidents in Texas every year. Drivers could still text while their car ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Three-vehicle crash kills pedestrian near Tuscaloosa | AL.com
AL.comMay 19, 2017

A pedestrian was killed and two other people were injured Thursday morning in a three-vehicle crash just south of Tuscaloosa, authorities said.more »

Toxic Torts
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Ralph Nader: Protests would be more productive if they tackled ...
New Haven RegisterMay 14, 2017

The large marches, in Washington, DC and around the country, calling attention to importance of science and focusing on the calamitous impacts of climate ...more »

West Hartford Residents Among Nominees to Superior Court
http://www.we-ha.com (press release) (registration) (blog)May 12, 2017

Knox is a principal with the Hartford law firm Horton, Shields & Knox, PC in Hartford focused on appellate litigation in the Connecticut Appellate Courts and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Her extensive legal resume includes serving ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Wrongful-death suit filed in Blue Springs drowning
Gainesville SunMay 9, 2017

The family of a 16-year-old who drowned at Blue Springs Park while swimming at night last summer has sued the operators of the park in a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit contends that the park's owners didn't do enough to ensure swimmer safety, ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Health Reports
Russellville CourierMay 14, 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 May 5-11: Friday, May 5. La Villa, 1312 N. Arkansas Ave ...more »

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