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Downers Grove man gets year in prison for failing to pay $260K in taxes
Chicago TribuneDecember 1, 2011

... Conforti Construction Co. was sentenced today in US District Court after pleading guilty in September to one count of filing a false federal income tax return, according to a press release issued by Patrick J. Fitzgerald, United States Attorney for ...more »

Hospital expects to emerge from bankruptcy
phillyBurbs.comDecember 1, 2011

Nearly two years after filing for bankruptcy, Lower Bucks Hospital is expected to emerge with a clean financial slate next month, though a new report found "sustained and dramatic softening" in some patient numbers. The US Bankruptcy Court in ...more »

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The Asbestos-Litigation Plague Moves Overseas
ForbesDecember 8, 2011

Asbestos litigation flourished around industrial cities in the US after enterprising lawyers figured out how to turn a case of employer negligence — failing to equip workers with proper respirators — into a multibillion-dollar products-liability...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Age Discrimination Still Happens Reports Chicago Employment Lawyer
Law Firm Newswire (press release)December 5, 2011

“This is an EEOC interesting case,” remarked Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment attorney and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, PC, an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the workplace. ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Arabian American Provides Business Update
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

Mr. Carter concluded, "We continue to diversify our customer base in the petrochemical business and capitalize on market opportunities as reflected by the shipment of commercial quantities of a specialty hydrocarbon blend. ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Paragon Shipping Inc. Announces Receipt of NYSE Notice of Non-Compliance
MarketWatch (press release)December 2, 2011

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements ...more »

STATE EX REL. THIRION v. INDUS. COMM.
Leagle.comDecember 16, 2011

{¶1} Relator, William E. Thirion, filed this original action seeking a writ of mandamus ordering respondent, Industrial Commission of Ohio ("commission"), to vacate its order, which denied his request for an adjustment of the start date for his award ...more »

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