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Mortgages paid down by record £9bn in quarter
The IndependentDecember 1, 2011

It was the highest negative figure since comparable records began in 1970 and means the total amount owed on mortgages has fallen by £92.9bn since the height of the credit crunch. Homeowners spent the equivalent of 3.5 per cent of their take-home pay ...more »

EPA proposes stricter rules for ship ballast water
Wall Street JournalDecember 1, 2011

The EPA's draft permit lays out rules similar to those recommended by the International Maritime Organization in 2004, which shipping industry groups have said are achievable. But environmental groups and some states contend those standards are ...more »

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Appellate Practice
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DIALLO v. HOLDER
Leagle.comDecember 2, 2011

Tony West, Assistant Attorney General; Russell JE Verby, Senior Litigation Counsel; Katharine E. Clark, Trial Attorney, Office of Immigration Litigation, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Respondent. Present: JON O. NEWMAN, ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Cohen & Grigsby Promotes Two Associates to Director Positions
PR Newswire (press release)December 7, 2011

7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa. and an office in Bonita Springs, Fl., is pleased to announce the promotion of two of the firm's associates to the position of director: Jennifer Park is a ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Andrews Kurth Elects 8 Lawyers to the Partnership [Manufacturing Close - Up]
Insurance News Net (press release)December 4, 2011

He was part of a team which recently obtained reversal and rendition from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in an appeal from a $100 million jury verdict in a premises liability case. Sandill focuses on the representation of ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims on Behalf of Investors of Magma Design ...
Business Wire (press release)December 1, 2011

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of ...more »

Andhra Pradesh HC sets aside detention of TRS leader
IBNLive.comDecember 8, 2011

A Division Bench comprising Justices A Gopal Reddy and R Kanta Rao allowed a writ petition challenging the detention of the 50-year-old TRS politburo member under a stringent Act. The Bench observed that the cases pending against Sudhakar are petty in ...more »

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