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2010-06-15 12:04:00

Ensuring residents and businesses quickly receive fair compensation should be top priority WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As President Obama prepares to address the nation this evening and detail efforts to help Gulf Coasters, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) today outlined steps the White House and Congress should follow to ensure residents and businesses quickly receive fair compensation while ensuring that negligent parties, not taxpayers, pay the full cost of...

2010-06-05 08:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NPO) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, has taken an important step toward permanently resolving its asbestos litigation. Today, Garlock filed a voluntary petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina in Charlotte to establish a trust that would resolve all current and future asbestos claims against Garlock under Section 524(g)...

2010-04-30 12:17:00

MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. has filed a class action lawsuit (AL-2010-CR256941) against British Petroleum ("BP") and several other companies with ties to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The firm seeks to represent individuals and businesses that have incurred damages related to the disaster, including; real property damages; personal property damages; loss of profits and earning capacity; loss of commercial and...

2010-03-12 11:59:00

NATCHEZ, Miss., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal jury in Natchez, Miss., has found that Mississippi plaintiffs' attorneys William Guy and Thomas Brock committed fraud and breached the duty of good faith and fair dealing in asbestos claims they filed against Illinois Central Railroad. The March 8 ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi found that the two attorneys had fraudulently filed lawsuits on behalf of two individuals who already had received...

2010-03-11 13:04:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations' (ATA) State Laws Vice President Bob Pitcher was recently named to the Board of Directors of the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA). ATRA is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to tort reform through public education and the enactment of legislation. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) The trucking industry works closely with ATRA in promoting tort reforms at...

2010-02-11 13:03:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Center for Justice and Democracy: A group of medical malpractice survivors, many with family members who have died or were severely injured as a result of medical negligence, today sent letters to President Obama and the Congressional leadership urging them to keep additional "tort reforms" out of the health insurance reform bill. They said that responding to pressure from the insurance and medical lobbies to...

2010-01-27 16:13:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the 2009 Cumulative Supplement to Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State-by-State Survey, Second Edition. The treatise and its supplement are published by BNA Books in cooperation with the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/DC24463LOGO)...

2010-01-15 17:55:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the Fourth Edition of Employee Duty of Loyalty: A State-by-State Survey. This two-volume treatise is published by BNA Books, in cooperation with the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/DC24463LOGO) Reflecting the rapid expansion of litigation concerning...

2010-01-04 10:31:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announces the publication of the Fourth Edition of Employee Duty of Loyalty: A State-by-State Survey. This two-volume treatise is published by BNA Books, in cooperation with the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/DC24463LOGO) Reflecting the rapid expansion of litigation concerning the...

2009-11-06 15:28:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released today Tort Bench and Jury Trials in State Courts, 2005 (NCJ 228129), which discusses tort cases concluded by a bench or jury trial in a national sample of jurisdictions in 2005. Topics include the types of tort cases that proceed to trial, the differences between tort cases adjudicated by judges and juries, and the types of plaintiffs and defendants represented in tort...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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