Daily Archives: July 13, 2012 - 2 results

Access to Abortion Services Blocked or Limited by State Laws

A federal judge has indefinitely extended his injunction of a new Mississippi law that requires abortion clinic physicians to be board-certified OB-GYNs and to have patient-admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The law was scheduled to go into effect on July 1, and would have closed the state’s only abortion clinic, but U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan III blocked it while he considered its constitutionality. The controversial Mississippi law is just one of the latest measures in an ongoing …

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Posted 5 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Contractor burned in Iraq wins $18.8 million A man who worked as a contractor in Iraq won an $18.8 million jury award for a hot water burn he suffered in 2007. David Dawson was a civilian contractor working on the reconstruction of Iraq, living in the Freedom Compound in Baghdad. The compound was one of several maintained by Fluor Intercontinental Inc. based on a contract Fluor had with the Army Corps of Engineers in which it was paid $59 million …

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