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CNPA attorney: City Council violated open meeting law
Patterson IrrigatorDecember 1, 2011

Councilwoman Annette Smith said a final decision had not been made regarding the hiring of Hallinan, because the council was in contract negotiations. The matter was part of talks and did not have to be revealed, she said. “It's an employment issue,” ...more »

Greene County, MO Couple Pays $1000 Tax Bill in $1 Bills
KSPRDecember 1, 2011

A Greene County, MO couple says all they wanted to do was pay their property tax bill, but instead they were told to leave the Greene County Collector's Office. The couple says they brought in their payment in cash, an acceptable form according to ...more »

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Carey Olsen advises on the first Channel Islands listing of a litigation fund
HedgeWeekDecember 1, 2011

Carey Olsen also acts as a listing sponsor for Argentum Capital, which will be the first litigation fund to list on the CISX. Carey Olsen was instructed by City law firm Bristows. Argentum manages a portfolio of investment platforms invested in ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Kagan, Thomas pressed to stay out of healthcare fight
Los Angeles TimesDecember 1, 2011

Eric Holder a letter demanding more information about Kagan's involvement with the healthcare legislation while she served as US solicitor general. The bill was passed by Congress and signed into law in March 2010, while Kagan was still in the ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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The Toro Company Reports Record Results for Fiscal 2011
MarketWatch (press release)December 6, 2011

About The Toro Company The Toro Company is a leading worldwide provider of turf and landscape maintenance equipment, and precision irrigation systems, to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Pomerantz Law Firm Has Filed a Class Action Against Pain Therapeutics -- PTIE
MarketWatch (press release)December 2, 2011

This class action is brought under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 15 USC Sections 78j(b) and 78t(a); and SEC Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the SEC, 17 CFR Section 240.10b-5. If you are a shareholder who ...more »

A question of systemic abuse rather than a few excesses
Sunday Times.lkDecember 4, 2011

The Committee also expressed concern regarding the ineffectiveness of the writ of habeas corpus and called for the speedy enactment of a good witness protection law. The point is however that debates on torture in Sri Lanka have undergone tremendous ...more »

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