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The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of top-line growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. The firm's gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue ...more »

SPORTCHECK: Not properly enforced!
New Straits TimesFebruary 1, 2012

"Not just athletes, but officials who are investigated and found guilty of supplying or administering the drugs can also face bans from their sports," Dr Jegathesan clarified. "To legislate a law, it would mean we are taking it a step further.more »

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Confidentiality
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Church lawyer tells judge: 'Only Scientology law applies'
Tampabay.comFebruary 4, 2012

It wants the court to force a former church executive to abide by a confidentiality agreement she signed with the church in 2007. The church last week sued Debbie Cook, the highest ranking church official in Clearwater for 17 years, saying she violated ...more »

Food Poisoning
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China: Snap beans banned from schools to curb food poisoning
FreshPlazaFebruary 15, 2012

All educational institutes are banned from cooking the beans in a bid to reduce cases of food poisoning. Cases of food poisoning have reputedly occurred with regularity in schools due to snap beans not receiving sufficient cooking.more »

Consumer Disputes
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Consumer forum fines ICICI bank for wrongful delivery of ATM
Zee NewsFebruary 6, 2012

A District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (Central) gave its ruling in the favour of account holder Datta Ram, saying that the act of the private bank caused "mental agony and harassment" to him for its failure to return the money to his account in ...more »

Hatch-Waxman Act
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Cubist Receives CUBICIN Paragraph IV Notice Letter
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 9, 2012

Cubist intends to vigorously enforce its extensive intellectual property rights for CUBICIN and plans to file a complaint alleging infringement within the required 45-day response period of the Hatch-Waxman Act. Once a suit is filed, a 30-month stay of ...more »

Product Reclamation
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Drilling for gas and landowner rights discussed
Mountain StatesmanFebruary 15, 2012

(4) Do not sign a lease that does not allow your input as to where the well or pipeline will go. Overall, Mullens encouraged everyone to seek legal council before signing anything. Besides giving advice on what to watch for in signing a lease, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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SAFF wants farm commissioner to have bite
ABC OnlineFebruary 2, 2012

SAFF president Peter White says the position stemmed from farmer concerns that their machinery is not covered by the Consumer Protection Act, and the move is a welcome one. He says it is hoped farmers will now have an alternative to the courts when it ...more »

Stolen Identity
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South Carolina woman charged with identity theft
Asheville Citizen-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

ASHEVILLE — A South Carolina woman was charged with financial card theft, identity theft, uttering a forged instrument and two counts of possession of stolen property. Vickie Lynn Brantley, 50, was in possession of a driver's license and credit card ...more »

Credit Cards Fraud
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Mamaroneck Staples Cashier Charged in $181K Fraud
The Daily HarrisonFebruary 2, 2012

by Brian Donnelly (email) 7 hours ago MAMARONECK, NY -- A cashier at the Staples in Mamaroneck has been charged with stealing, then selling, 50 customers' credit card numbers, leading to $181800 in credit card fraud, according to a Westchester County ...more »

Unsafe Products
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Canfor Pulp Products Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2011 Results and Quarterly ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

For the quarter, CPPI reported net income of $5.9 million or $0.17 per share, representing CPPI's share of the Partnership's income less an income tax provision of $1.9 million. For the quarter, the Partnership reported sales of $212.7 million and net ...more »

Credit Repair
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Area nonprofit seeks to repair credit ratings, increase wealth through home ...
Clarksdale Press RegisterFebruary 14, 2012

In three months, Teamekia Carthen will move into a new, energy efficient house all her own. Carthen is not a typical first time home owner. A single mother of three, Carthen figured she'd always be a renter. But then, last year, she heard about Healthy ...more »

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