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Representation of Criminal Law

Financial/Securities Representation of Bank One Corporation in five separate lawsuits in connection with the reorganization of its $500 million real estate fund. This series of lawsuits involved disputes with the Comptroller of the Currency and fund participants regarding claims based upon ERISA, common law principles of trusts, and the National Bank Act. Representation of VMS Realty Partners and numerous related entities in connection with the settlement of dozens of cases arising from VMS’s liquidity problems. These cases ranged from multibillion dollar securities class actions,…

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Not All Children’s Toys are Safe for Toddlers

Did you know that more toys are purchased in the United States between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day than during the entire rest of the year? During the holiday gift giving season, it is tempting to buy children the newest toys with the brightest colors or cutest characters, but researchers suggest that many toys on the shelves are not safe for kids and that’s when the case goes to personal injury attorneys. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group…

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Fatal Fishing Accident Kills 4 Boaters

Fishing is a popular pastime for a significant number of Americans. However, a relaxing day on the water with friends or family members can turn into tragedy if a fishing boat malfunctions, resulting in injury and death. Last weekend, five people went fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The group left Venice, Louisiana, at approximately 6:30 Saturday morning and entered the Gulf through the South Pass of the Mississippi. When the sport fishing boat was a few miles south of the…

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Campbellsport High School soccer players die in SUV crash

We have covered many teen car accidents in previous posts. Unfortunately the number of teen accidents in Wisconsin continues to be an issue and many young people lose their lives in car crashes throughout the state every year as reported by many injury attorneys in the area. The most recent teen car accident happened on Saturday when nine Campbellsport High School female soccer players were involved in a crash. Authorities say that the crash happened around 3:30 a.m. on Highway 67, only…

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Hypothermic treatment helps gymnast who suffered spinal injury

Athletic accidents can sometimes lead to serious spinal cord injuries. This can be seen in a recent accident that occurred to a gymnast in Florida. However, this incident also demonstrates a medical procedure that may bring hope to some spinal cord injury victims. The accident involved a 20-year-old gymnast. Two weeks ago, the young man was practicing at a gym in Miami-Dade County in Florida. During this practice, the man attempted to perform a double flip and landed on his head. This…

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Employment Harassment Lawyer

When most people think of workplace harassment, they think automatically think of sexual harassment. While sexual harassment makes up a large percentage of cases, there are many other forms of workplace harassment. Laws against discrimination prohibit harassment based on any protect class including race, religion, national origin, sex or gender, age, legal immigration status, disability or perceived disability, or sexual orientation or sexual preference. Workplace Harassment Attorney I am committed to helping people who have endured harassment in the workplace.…

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Tennessee considers new workers’ compensation proposal

Workers’ compensation plays an important role in helping workers deal with the effects of injuries or conditions that they acquire because of their job. Employees can be exposed to a variety of injuries and harms in the course of their work. For instance, some jobs can expose workers to serious diseases. Emergency response positions are an example of such a job. If a worker in such a job does contract a serious disease because of his or her employment it could have…

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The pit bull debate: bad owners or bad dogs?

Last week we discussed the problem of  dog attacks and the case of a recent pit bull mauling. Pit bulls are often singled out as one of the most vicious breeds of dogs. Dog advocates say that pit bulls are not inherently bad dogs and that many owners purposefully encourage vicious behavior for protection reasons. Over-breeding of the dogs may also be an issue. Dogs that are not properly bred and cared for often have behavioral issues. Dog attack survivors often…

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Mother receives $11M in infant death malpractice case

Inadequate hospital care kills many infants in  hospitals ever year. These accidents are devastating to new mothers and sometimes preventable. A mother who is also a nurse is outraged by the treatment that her premature daughter received at a hospital. The woman said that doctors and nurses at the hospital could have prevented her daughter’s death from a bowel infection that primarily impacts premature babies. “Her death was premature and preventable, and that’s exactly what was read by the jury,”…

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Charges filed against Fitchburg crash driver

Charges have been brought against the driver of a tragically fatal crash that killed four people last week. The man is being held in jail after having been released from the hospital earlier this week. He is also suspected of a probation violation for a disorderly conduct conviction from 2011. He now faces four counts of homicide for the alleged drunken driving crash last week. The victims of the crash were from Wisconsin and Illinois. Because of the alleged drunken…

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