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Kid Rock Faces Battery Lawsuit

March 24, 2008. By Ginger Gillenwater.
Los Angeles, CA: Three men have sued Kid Rock for battery after he allegedly lashed out at them physically when they asked him for his autograph. All three plaintiffs say that they were seriously injured in the incident.
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No Signal Protection for Railroad Workers Cause for Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Accident

March 22, 2008.
Washington, D.C. A conclusion has been reached by the National Transportation Safety Board in relation to the train accident that included a Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) train with a maintenance vehicle. The train accident involving the injury to railroad workers occurred in Woburn, MA on January 9, 2007.
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Providence, RI Railroad Worker Loses Life by Amtrak Train

March 19, 2008. By Delsia Hartford.
Providence, RI: A one-time employee of Amtrak who was working there in the capacity of a contractor, was killed, while two other railroad workers sustained injuries. Sixty-five year old Gary Graves lost his life on March 13th 2008 while completing some track work on a contracted basis for Amtrak.
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Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

March 19, 2008. By By Delsia Hartford.
Darlington, SC: The family of Mary Terry has filed a wrongful death lawsuit after she died of extreme malnutrition and neglect in the month of February 2008. The two members of her family that have jointly filed the wrongful death lawsuit are Andrew Gurley and Clarence Sims. Mary Terry was placed in the care of two other family members. Terry's son Timothy Sims and her nephew Less Williams were put in place as her caregivers.
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Mechanic's Diagnosis: Mesothelioma

Mechanic's Diagnosis: Mesothelioma March 19, 2008. By Jane Mundy.
Clanton, AL "My daddy was a mechanic for more than 50 years right here in Clanton," says Reginia Minor. "He owned Brand's Garage and drove a truck for as long as I can remember. But in May, 2000 he developed what we thought was lung cancer; he was scheduled for chemotherapy but he didn't make it: the doctor confirmed that it was mesothelioma."
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Man Survives Plane Crash, Fights Insurer in Court

Man Survives Plane Crash, Fights Insurer in Court March 18, 2008. By Anita Black.
Nipawin, SK Returning home from a teachers' conference should have been the easiest part of Gint's trip but the erratic behavior of the pilot lead to an airplane crash. For Gint, the crash was followed by a year long nightmare as he continues to fight with the insurance company.
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Asbestos Mesothelioma: Some Interesting Questions

Asbestos Mesothelioma: Some Interesting Questions March 17, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Bethesda, MD The worst thing about asbestos mesothelioma, a relatively rare but evil cancer that affects 2000 Americans every year, is that you did little if anything to bring it on. With asbestos mesothelioma, you could have acquired your death sentence simply by getting up in the morning and going to work. And worse, that may have been 30, 40, even 50 years ago.
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One Person Killed in Small Plane Crash

March 16, 2008. By Anita Black.
Gun Barrel City, TX A plane crashed into an empty field behind an elementary school at dinner time on Saturday, March 8, 2008, killing the pilot and injuring the sole passenger. This tragedy could have been much greater, given the number of people in a nearby field, enjoying their Saturday leisure activities.
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Lawsuit Alleges Chiquita contributed to Deaths

March 15, 2008. By Ginger Gillenwater.
New York, NY: The relatives of missionaries killed in Columbia filed a lawsuit against Chiquita Brands International Inc., alleging that the company contributed to their deaths by financing FARC, a leftist rebel group. This lawsuit is one of the latest challenges faced by the company due to its operations in Columbia.
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Plane Crashes: How Serious are Missed Inspections?

March 14, 2008. By Anita Black.
Dallas, TX On March 12, 2008, 43 planes in the Southwest Airlines fleet were grounded as the company had failed to perform required inspections of those planes for cracks. The number of planes affected is less than one-tenth of its fleet. So how much danger were passengers in? Was there a real risk of an airplane crash?
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