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Harassment case in Oxnard 'was about dignity,' attorney says
Ventura County StarDecember 1, 2011

The settlement, filed Monday, requires Cyma to assign an equal employment opportunity coordinator to ensure the staff is trained to prevent future harassment, discrimination and retaliation. EEOC lawyer Anna Park commended Cyma for making changes. ...more »

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 »

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Fitch: Stiffer Penalties, Litigation Risk Could Pressure Banks
MarketWatch (press release)December 2, 2011

Federal NY judge Jed S. Rakoff Monday threw out a $285 million penalty against Citigroup proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) saying he could not quantify the settlement amount without additional information concerning the ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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L.A.'s Premier Personal Injury Law Firm Offers Over 90 Years of Combined ...
Sacramento BeeDecember 2, 2011

To learn more about the team at Burg and Brock, Inc., as well as personal injury lawyer services and contact info, please visit www.legaldefenders.com. SOURCE Law Offices of Burg and Brock, Inc. Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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BP, Bayer, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan, HSBC in Court News
BusinessWeekDecember 6, 2011

Vik “trusted and relied upon” his private bankers at Deutsche Bank for management of Sebastian's finances, according to the claim. The case is Deutsche Bank AG v. Sebastian Holdings Inc, 09-83, High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, Commercial...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims on Behalf of Investors of Magma Design ...
MarketWatch (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 »

Harper Conservatives may have broken the law with dirty campaign tactic
Yahoo! News Canada (blog)December 1, 2011

If electors were provided with false information, inside or outside of the writ, laws were indeed broken," Kinsella wrote on his blog, Thursday, citing Ontario law. "Quebec has similar, and tougher, laws. This morning, the Harper Conservatives have ...more »

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