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Animal Torts On The Rise (access required)

Damage claims stemming from animal bites and attacks are on the rise, and experts say creeping urbanization and an increasingly litigious social climate will continue to fuel the trend. ‘People are more willing to sue for animal injuries, especially if ...

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Standards Commission Opens Hearings (access required)

Two new members are joining the Judicial Standards Commission at a time when its hearings have been opened to the public. Court of Appeals Judge Clifton E. Johnson has been appointed chairman of the commission by Chief Justice James G. ...

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Overhaul Of State Code Sought (access required)

The state’s general statutes are about to undergo extensive revision, according to a letter being circulated by the attorney general’s office. A cumbersome index, chapters varying in length from two pages to nearly 1,000, and a confusing citation system have ...

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1990: The Year In Review (access required)

In 1990, the Supreme Court created a stir when it said parents of a stillborn child could sue a doctor for emotional distress, injury cases topped the annual big verdict list, and Democrats emerged the big winners in statewide judicial ...

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