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GALLOWAY v. STATE

GALLOWAY v. STATE TANEIA GALLOWAY, Appellant, v. STATE OF IOWA, Appellee. No. 08-0776. Supreme Court of Iowa. Filed November 5, 2010. Ryan T. Beattie of Beattie Law Firm, P.C., Des Moines, for appellant. Thomas J. Miller, Attorney General, and Joanne Moeller, Assistant Attorney General, for appellee. HECHT, Justice. A parent signed release forms waiving her minor child's personal injury claims as a condition of the child's participation in an educational field trip. This action was filed against the State after the child was injured during the trip. The district court granted the State's motion for summary judgment, concluding the releases signed by the parent resulted...

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Man suffers broken bones in Rockford accident

JUST IN: Man suffers broken bones in accident Tuesday A 27-year-old Comstock Park man was seriously injured in a personal injury accident at the corner of Post Drive and Pine Island Drive west of Rockford. The accident occurred around 2:05 p.m. Tuesday. According to reports, a 1998 International Stake Truck being driven southbound on Pine Island by Allendale resident Todd Devos, 47, struck a 1994 Ford Ranger driven by Matthew Guiles. Guiles was making a left turn onto Post Drive when he was hit. Guiles was transported to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids and treated. He suffered fractures to his chest, arm...

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Miles J. Zaremski: Lake County Judge’s Race Heats Up

Come election day, this race — found on the back of the ballot at the bottom — comes down to what appears to be overwhelming experience versus wanting a change of scenery for the sake of change. But, should this really be the choice at all when voters know that they are asked to decide on someone who may preside over life or death criminal cases, or a personal injury matter with millions of dollars potentially hanging in the balance? Or, should it be, as it must, like choosing a fine wine — one that takes years to become robust,...

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Personal injury claim- Get compensated at the earliest

Jonathan Richards Personal injury refers to injury to the body, mind or emotions. It is caused by the negligence of another person. Some of the most common types of injury claims are those involving road accidents, accidents at work, product defect accidents, etc. If you can prove the negligence of the concerned party, you are entitled to monetary compensation from that party. For this purpose, it makes sense to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer. He will help you pursue your personal injury claim for compensation. Legal advice is a must in such a scenario. Do not hesitate to contact a qualified...

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The Associated Press: Judge recommends $12M settlement on bad peanuts

Judge recommends $12M settlement on bad peanutsBy MICHAEL FELBERBAUM (AP) – 9 hours agoRICHMOND, Va. — A federal judge is recommending approval of a $12 million settlement for those sickened or killed in last year's salmonella outbreak tied to a Virginia-based peanut processor. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski in Lynchburg issued his recommendation late Wednesday to pay more than 120 personal injury claims related to the outbreak, including the families of nine people who died and 45 children who were sickened. The settlement must now be approved by a bankruptcy judge. The outbreak began after an open container of peanut butter at...

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Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys

Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys Young and Young University Scholarship Endowments Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys 26.08.2010 20:57:46 Young and Young one of the leading consumer personal injury law firms in Indianapolis, has announced scholarship endowments for 2 Hoosier Universities. (live-PR.com) - Indianapolis, IN August 25, 2010 --- Young and Young one of the leading consumer personal injury law firms in Indianapolis, has announced scholarship endowments for 2 Hoosier Universities. Two scholarships are either fully endowed or in the process of being fully endowed at Marian University, Indianapolis, in the name of our Father Howard S. Young, Jr., and via Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorneys Young and Young...

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PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly attorneys, practices honored by Best Lawyers

PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly attorneys, practices honored by Best Lawyers 8/26/2010 7:56 AM CHARLESTON -- Jackson Kelly is pleased to announce that 61 of the firm's lawyers were recently named in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers from across the firm's offices were honored in the publication. Nationwide, Jackson Kelly was top-listed in workers' compensation law. In addition, Jackson Kelly was the only firm in West Virginia top-listed in administrative law, criminal defense: white-collar, environmental law, information technology law, mining law, natural resources law, personal injury litigation and workers' compensation law. The firm also is top-listed in Charleston, W.Va. Jackson Kelly...

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What Stephen Colbert Can Teach Lawyers About Cross Examination

Contributor: Erik Magraken, ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer MacIsaac & Company SUMMARY: Article by BC Injury Claims Lawyer (ICBC Injury Claims Lawyer) Erik Magraken discussing cross examination and the effective use of leading questions. DISCLAIMER This article is authored by British Columbia personal injury lawyer Erik Magraken and pertains to legal matters in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. This article is posted for information only and is not claim-specific legal advice. Link...

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Age-bias case vs. Google can move forward, state Supreme Court rules – San Jose Mercury News

By Mike Swift mswift@mercurynews.com In a ruling that could have broad ramifications for workers who sue employers for age bias, the California Supreme Court has cleared the way for a former Google executive who was fired to move forward with a lawsuit accusing the company of age discrimination. The justices on Thursday unanimously upheld a San Jose appeals court's earlier conclusion that Brian Reid, who was fired from his job as Google's engineering director in 2004, could take his case to trial because he'd presented enough evidence, including "stray comments" from co-workers and a supervisor mocking him for his age, to make a...

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Trumbull Connecticut personal injury: Wall collapse at mall injures 2 people

July 21, 2010 (TopWireNews.com: - Law, press release) Tara Monks Trumbull, CT – A wall in the food court of the Westfield Trumbull shopping mall collapsed Saturday, July 18, 2010 and injured 2 people, as reported by the Connecticut Post. Town officials and mall executives are looking into the cause of the accident. The food court was closed after the incident, and will remain closed until the investigation is complete. While the food court will remain closed for an expected several days, the remainder of the area will be open for business. Link ...

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Accident Attorney Explains The First Critical Steps To Take If You’re Ever In An Accident

Fresno Accident Attorney Explains The First Critical Steps To Take If You're Ever In An Accident In Fresno Too many people panic when they are in a accident. They do the wrong thing and say the wrong thing. This costs them money and opportunity to get their lives' back. Learn what to do Published on July 05, 2010 by Tom McLelland (OfficialWire) FRESNO, CA If you or someone you care about has been in a Fresno accident, it can be petrifying. There are so many questions: What do you do next? Who do you call? How do I get my life back? Whether it’s...

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Personal Injury Lawyers Warn Consumers About Insurers Compensation Practices

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers APIL is warning consumers about what has become known as ‘third party capture’, a practice which involves an insurance company settling a claim directly with a personal injury victim of a policyholder, without the victim receiving independent legal advice. The war of words from the APIL comes in reaction to what it sees as the latest attempt by the insurance industry to encourage the practice, the Association of British Insurers ABI having just launched a voluntary code of practice for insurers which it describes as ‘third-party assistance’. via Personal Injury Lawyers Warn Consumers About Insurers Compensation...

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Federal judge rules for Merck in state Vioxx suit

By LINDA A. JOHNSON (AP) – 1 hour ago TRENTON, N.J. — Drugmaker Merck & Co. on Tuesday won the first trial over withdrawn painkiller Vioxx brought by a state trying to recoup what it paid for residents to take the drug, arguing it wouldn't have been covered had its risks been better known. U.S. District Court Judge Eldon Fallon in New Orleans ruled for Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based Merck in a 2005 case brought by the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, one of more than a dozen such government lawsuits. Attorney James R. Dugan II of the Murray Law Firm in New Orleans, the...

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An 18-wheeler carrying a forklift had turned into the alley and rolled over his legs.

Schulman screamed when he saw the white sneaker on his right foot turn red as it pooled with blood. He dragged himself toward a gas station. Someone called 911. An emergency-room doctor later compared the injured right foot to a crushed tomato: Squeeze hard enough, and the insides will burst. The truck's wheels also wrenched Schulman's left calfbone, causing a severe fracture. As he was lifted into an ambulance, Schulman mouthed the name he had seen emblazoned on the truck's cherry-red cab. He didn't want to forget it. Link ...

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Personal Injury Settlement Calculators

Personal injury settlement calculators provide you a new method of computation for determining a settlement amount. It tells the appropriate amount that can be claimed from the damage or the loss that has happened. For this calculation of the claim, consultation with your attorney helps you to recover the legal damages caused by the civil wrong of the person who caused you the personal injury. Personal injury settlement calculators are specifically used only for personal injury. This saves lots of time and helps you to reach a reasonable and fair personal injury settlement....

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For Gulf Victims, Mediator With Deep Pockets and Broad Power

By JACKIE CALMES Published: June 22, 2010 WASHINGTON — Kenneth R. Feinberg is the $20 billion man with an open-ended checkbook full of BP’s money. Just as jaw-dropping as the sum is the power he has to spend it: Mr. Feinberg will not only decide who is paid for losses from the gulf oil spill, and how much, he also gets to pick the three judges to handle appeals of his decisions. Kenneth R. Feinberg is no stranger to cases in which many people have financial claims. He has also handled Sept. 11 cases. Multimedia Feature: Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Multimedia Collection “All...

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What Do You Need To Look For When Hiring A Personal Injury Attorney?

A personal injury attorney is the key solution to all your legal problems in case of uncertain happenings. It is more preferable to hire an attorney after the occurrence of any uncertain happening, or an accident, if you want yourself to get out of all the future troubles regarding your claims, which may interfere and create hurdles in settlement of your claim. There are numerous advantages of hiring a personal injury attorney, after the occurrence of an accident. Nevertheless, the controversial issue is to see the...

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