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Botched private cosmetic surgery numbers on the rise
Botched private cosmetic surgery numbers on the rise
10/2/2014 10:06:53 AM
The cosmetic surgery industry is booming in the UK but unfortunately the number of botched private operations is also on the increase. Many people are falling victim to botched cosmetic surgery performed in particular by foreign surgeons.  The surgeons fly into the UK and use private UK clinics. However many private clinics where these surgeons are practicing, refuse to …
Duke Energy enhances its coal ash management operations
10/2/2014 10:02:17 AM
Duke Energy today announced the creation of a national panel of independent experts to help guide the company’s strategy around permanent coal ash storage solutions and a new, centralized internal organization to manage all coal combustion products, including coal ash. The company is responding to lessons learned from the accidental spill of ash into the Dan River earlier …
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation releases its first-ever, multi-year examination of reported industrial pollution in North America
10/1/2014 2:16:43 PM
The latest edition of the  Taking Stock  report  details pollutant releases and transfers across the region from 2005 through 2010, with an in-depth review of releases from the pulp and paper industry. The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has released a  comprehensive report  on the changing face of industrial pollution in North America, covering the years …
NAB Statement on Release of Incentive Auction Info Packages
10/1/2014 1:58:24 PM
In response to the FCC’s release of information packages for broadcast TV stations regarding participation in the broadcast spectrum incentive auction, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith: "It is clear the FCC staff put a great deal of work into developing this piece on reverse auction pricing, which is a key component of the …
The FDA takes steps to strengthen cybersecurity of medical devices
10/1/2014 1:56:40 PM
To strengthen the safety of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information. The final guidance, titled “ Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices ,” recommends that manufacturers consider …
Commercial Tenant in Bakersfield Faced with Mold Dilemma
Commercial Tenant in Bakersfield Faced with Mold Dilemma
9/30/2014 4:51:13 PM
Last month, KBAK broadcasted a story about a Bakersfield, California business owner and her unexpected discovery that has disrupted plans for her new endeavor.  According to the report, the business owner thought she had found the perfect location to open her new business and signed a lease.  Shortly after signing the lease, she noticed a musty smell in the bathroom. Upon …
Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Illinois ’Top Lists’ by Leading Lawyers Network
9/30/2014 12:29:43 PM
The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced that five attorneys from its Chicago office have been named to several ‘Top Lists’ in the Leading Lawyer Network’s Top Business Lawyers list in Illinois and featured in the September 2014 business edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine . Leslie Klein , co-chair of the Global Benefits & Compensation …
The Health and Safety at Work Act Turns Forty!
The Health and Safety at Work Act Turns Forty!
9/30/2014 4:54:14 AM
The Health and Safety at Work Act recently reached its 40th anniversary. The Act was introduced in 1974 in a bid to reduce workplace accidents and to make employers better protect their workers from harm. The Act sets out guidelines and rules for employees to follow to protect not only their employees, but also members of the public, as well as guidelines for employees …
Greenberg Traurig Miami Hosts Legal Training for Attorneys Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Court Proceedings
9/29/2014 2:44:27 PM
The international law firm Greenberg Traurig ’s Miami office recently hosted a legal training providing attorneys with information and resources necessary to represent children in immigration court proceedings, including children who are victims of violence, trafficking, and other abuse. The event was co-sponsored by The AILA South Florida Pro Bono Committee, Americans …
National Law Journal Names Whistleblower Rights Firm as one of America’s Top Plaintiff’s Law Firms
National Law Journal Names Whistleblower Rights Firm as one of America’s Top Plaintiff’s Law Firms
9/29/2014 12:12:58 PM
Washington, D.C., September 29, 2014.  In recognition of the growing importance of whistleblower litigation, The National Law Journal named the whistleblower advocacy law firm of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto as one of top fifty plaintiff’s law firms in the United States.  The firm’s partners were officially named as among “ America’s Elite Trial Lawyers. ”  In its September …
Let Them Fly: CEA Applauds FAA’s Ruling on Drones
9/26/2014 11:31:44 AM
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® issued the following statement on behalf of CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro regarding today’s announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) permitting the use of camera-equipped drones on movie sets: “Today’s decision by the FAA is an important milestone as the agency develops rules to allow unmanned aircraft to …
Deloitte receives top awards at International Tax Review’s Americas Tax Awards
9/26/2014 10:45:07 AM
The Deloitte network of member firms (Deloitte) was given top regional honors by International Tax Review at the annual Americas Tax Awards. Deloitte received four regional awards: Americas Tax Innovator of the Year, Americas Tax Policy Firm of the Year, North America Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year and Latin America Indirect Tax Team of the Year. The Deloitte network won …
Vero Beach Personal Injury Attorney, Keith Bregoff ESQ. discusses the sweeping changes to Florida’s no fault (PIP) insurance laws
9/25/2014 3:14:06 PM
Florida Legislature made broad, sweeping changes to Florida’s Injury Protection (PIP) law, limiting payouts and coverage. PIP is a type of automobile protection that covers an insured’s medical expenses and lost wages, or can supply a survivor benefit in fatal events. PIP is referred to as “no-fault” protection, due to the fact that PIP advantages are paid regardless who is …
Dirty Coal shown red card by India’s Supreme Court
9/25/2014 12:17:31 PM
Greenpeace International and Greenpeace India today welcomed the Indian Supreme Court’s landmark decision on the country’s coal scam following the Court’s cancellation of the licenses of 214 coal blocks. Significantly, this included Essar and Hindalco’s Mahan coal block, where the Mahan Sangharsh Samiti and Greenpeace India have been engaged in a long campaign with the company …
Whistleblowers Blog Series: "Monetary Incentives Work" without "Negative Side Effects"
9/25/2014 11:01:24 AM
A new installment of the Whistleblowers Blog’s  25 part series on the False Claims Act was published today. “Monetary Incentives Work” without “Negative Side Effects,” is the second blog in this series, the purpose of which is to combat the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, …
Infineon and Qimonda insolvency administrator reach partial settlement: Infineon to pay 260 million euros, including 125 million euros for the acquisition of the Qimonda patents
9/24/2014 9:37:34 AM
Infineon Technologies AG has entered into an out-of-court agreement with the insolvency administrator of Qimonda AG to settle all disputes – with the exception of the pending lawsuit on the economic re-establishment of a shell company ("wirtschaftliche Neugründung") and liability for impairment of capital ("Differenzhaftung") – against payment of a settlement amount of 135 …
Michael Gill is Releasing a New Video Recapping his Fight Against Alleged Corruption
9/23/2014 1:33:58 PM
Over the last few months, Mike Gill has been documenting his allegations of corruption and organized crime in the State of New Hampshire in a series of videos.  Today he is releasing another video in this series titled “Reflection”. In this video, Mike Gill recaps all of the information that he has released to-date addressing his allegations of corruption and the connection …
Reducing motorbike accidents on our roads
Reducing motorbike accidents on our roads
9/23/2014 12:21:09 PM
Motorbike riders are some of the most vulnerable users of our roads. They are roughly 35 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than occupants of a car, per mile ridden. In 2012, a total of 238 motorcyclists were killed and a further 5,000 were seriously injured in a road accident in the UK. Junctions pose a particular threat to motorcyclists, statistics …
FDA food safety challenge to spur new technologies for fighting foodborne illness
9/23/2014 11:36:29 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking for potential breakthrough ideas on how to find disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce. The 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge was developed under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which grants all federal agencies broad authority to conduct prize competitions to spur innovation, …
Solutions to put an end to the conflict and pace up Transavia’s development
9/22/2014 5:48:02 PM
The pilots’ strike has been disrupting flight operations for seven days now, with catastrophic consequences for the Company’s customers, staff and financial situation. Alexandre de Juniac and Frédéric Gagey wish once again to thank all staff who have rallied round in France and around the world to support and assist customers in this unprecedented situation. The Company …