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EFA calls for 'universal' metadata warrants
iTWireMay 1, 2017

... including lawyers and their clients, doctors and their patients, and any other relationship where privacy is critical. The only effective means to achieve such protection is to have a universal warrant requirement for access to retained ...more »

Curbing benami transactions
The News InternationalMay 1, 2017

Moreover, in the absence of any law prohibiting benami transactions until recently, it was an attractive and simple way for white-collar criminals to launder money; the alternative being more sophisticated schemes like trade-based money laundering and ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Springtime Accidents Are All Too Common in New Jersey
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)May 23, 2017

Here at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, we know all too well that springtime accidents can mean personal injuries for our clients. That is why we composed a refresher list of safety tips to help you navigate the New Jersey spring season – free from injuries.more »

Crowder enters confidentiality order in Byron's personal injury suit against Wal-Mart
Madison County RecordMay 10, 2017

Madison County Circuit Judge Barbara Crowder filed a confidentiality order in a suit alleging former Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron was injured when he fell off a pre-assembled saddle stool. On March 30, Crowder entered the agreed ...more »

Car Accidents
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Juvenile arrested on drug, gun charges after car crash | Dayton Crime
WHIOMay 30, 2017

A juvenile is facing felony charges after a city officers found drugs and a gun in a vehicle following a crash on East Fairview Avenue on Monday.more »

Intentional Torts
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Over opposition, latest tort reform bill advancing through Legislature
Texas TribuneMay 4, 2017

The proposed legislation would protect the insurance industry, including agents like Farias, from such unfounded litigation, she said. Absent changes to state law, the tort reform group warns such lawsuits will continue unabated and the long-term ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Court documents: Soules purchased alcohol before fatal crash
DesMoinesRegister.comMay 2, 2017

The state's response also notes that in addition to identifying himself, Soules was supposed to "immediately return to the scene of the accident or inform the law enforcement authorities where he could be located." Soules "did neither," the state wrote.more »

Defective Products
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Contractor settles with feds in case of defective rebar, lax QC
Concrete ProdutsMay 8, 2017

DOJ recently announced an agreement whereby Energy & Process Corp. (E&P) will pay $4.6 million to resolve a lawsuit alleging a Tucker, Ga., contractor knowingly failed to perform required quality assurance procedures and supplied defective steel ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Jim Dey: Confusion over corpses catches court's eye
Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteMay 11, 2017

In a single-spaced, 13-page decision, Justice Thomas Harris Jr. acknowledged the "willful and wanton" standard but noted that the higher standard has been modified in other states. Further, he wrote that legal treatises on tort law provide "persuasive ...more »

Ven Johnson of Johnson Law, PLC Files Lawsuit in Niles, Michigan Carbon Monoxide Case
PR Newswire (press release)May 15, 2017

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Ven Johnson of Johnson Law, PLC announced that his firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of six individuals who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning at the Quality Inn Hotel in Niles, Michigan on ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Practical Concerns When Settling a Wrongful Death Action
New York Law Journal (registration)May 5, 2017

Practitioners litigating wrongful death actions must confront challenges beyond simply litigating the claim itself. Settling these actions involves a specific procedure between the trial court and the Surrogate's Court which must be complied with.1 ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Campylobacter and Salmonella reduction focus for Aus and NZ
FoodQualityNews.comMay 8, 2017

It should outline specific interventions across the supply chain to reduce foodborne illness associated with Campylobacter and Salmonella. The strategy is to be developed with industry, include improved transparency through monitoring across the food ...more »

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