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Rights-based approach needed in new law on legal capacity
Irish TimesMarch 1, 2012

The automatic loss of human rights of those placed under guardianship is a practice that must be changed. As work is under way to overhaul the 1871 Lunacy Act, Ireland is in a prime position to be a progressive leader in this area and ensure its reform ...more »

Houston Slammed For Clean Air Violations
Care2.com (blog)March 1, 2012

Thirty years of illegal pollution has led us to this. Thirty years is too long. This is the conclusion the Sierra Club acted upon when they brought suit against the EPA for failing to enforce the Clean Air Act in Texas. The EPA's determination of ...more »

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doctors charged after liposuction patient dies
gulfnews.comMarch 1, 2012

Prosecutors charged the Brazilian plastic surgeon, LO, and the Indian anaesthetist, ND, with medical negligence, malpractice and professional misconduct that led to the victim's death. ND pleaded not guilty when he appeared before the Dubai ...more »

Medical Malpractice
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New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Baby's ...
PR Web (press release)March 8, 2012

The New York medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled all types of medical malpractice cases in New York over the past 30 years. Do not agree to any settlement with a doctor, hospital or other medical professional who may be ...more »

Legal Malpractice
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'Doonesbury' Takes on Texas Abortion Law
ABC News (blog)March 10, 2012

A similar law was passed in Virginia last week, and will go into effect on July 1. In an interview with The Washington Post, Trudeau said to ignore the issue would have been “comedy malpractice.” “Texas's HB-15 isn't hard to explain: The bill says that ...more »

Professional Malpractice - Other
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Seyfarth Shaw | Georgia Court of Appeals Holds That Legal Malpractice Claims ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)March 2, 2012

First American Title Ins. Co., the Court explicitly held, for the first time, that legal malpractice claims are assignable under OCGA § 44-12-24 and Georgia law. The underlying facts in Villanueva are as follows: When a closing attorney, Villanueva, ...more »

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