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Judge dismisses discrimination, defamation claims by former Lexington library CEO
Lexington Herald LeaderDecember 1, 2011

Imhoff's claim of gender discrimination was thrown out because "she is unable to identify evidence sufficient to support a finding that the Library Board treated her less favorably than a similarly situated male employee," the order says. ...more »

Sales-Tax Measures 'to Cost Us Big'
Wall Street JournalDecember 1, 2011

But Ms. Strawn, and others like her who operate with just a dozen or so employees, would have to begin collecting and remitting taxes for the more than 40 states that currently charge sales and use taxes, along with thousands of cities and counties ...more »

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Appellate Practice
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Leagle.comDecember 1, 2011

The issue addressed here is whether the statute of limitations bars claims for damages occurring prior to September 24, 2004 in this civil antitrust litigation. Defendants dispute the contention that Plaintiffs adequately have alleged facts under the ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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UVa law team fights for equality for women in combat
The Daily ProgressDecember 5, 2011

Members of the Molly Pitcher Project: Helen O'Beirne (from left), law professor Anne Coughlin, Ariel Linet, Rebecca Cohn and Kyle Mallinak. In Anne Coughlin's class on sex discrimination and the law, students find most battles concerning equal rights ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Madoff, MF Global Broker, Real Mex, Tousa, Borders: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekDecember 1, 2011

20 hearing where Borders also hopes the bankruptcy court will confirm the liquidating Chapter 11 plan. The plan distributes assets in the order of priority called for in bankruptcy law. The disclosure statement says that unsecured creditors with $812 ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Investment Fraud Attorneys at Levin Papantonio, Fishman Haygood, and Schneider ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

Three Preeminent Law Firms Begin to File Claims on Behalf of Investors Against Inofin, Inc. for Alleged Violations of Federal Securities Laws PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MA, Dec 01, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Levin Papantonio of Florida, Fishman Haygood of ...more »

Ancient law invoked in long-running bankruptcy battle
Hamilton Advertiser newsDecember 2, 2011

IT'S a court battle that involves a foreign national living in a Victorian mansion, a Lanarkshire accountant, an ancient law and a decade-long bankruptcy fight started by a dispute over a £230 bill. There was a twist in one of the most unusual cases in ...more »


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