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Toothache lawsuit may stifle medical gag orders
msnbc.comDecember 1, 2011

Lawyers for Robert Lee, 42, this week asked a New York federal court to declare that dentist Stacy Makhnevich's contract, which effectively attempts to gag patient reviews, is unethical, invalid and illegal. Within hours, the complaint filed by the ...more »

LS Power Completes Financing for West Deptford Energy Station
PR Newswire (press release)December 1, 2011

LS Power is a power generation and transmission group with a proven track record of successful development activities, operations management and commercial execution. LS Power has been involved in the development, construction, or operations of over ...more »

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Appellate Practice
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Standard & Poor's Changes Some NPFG Ratings
Bond BuyerDecember 1, 2011

There is currently litigation challenging MBIA's 2009 split into National Public Finance Guarantee Corp. and MBIA Insurance Corp. "If the litigation is adverse to the companies, National might need to support MBIA Insurance Corp. ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Coughlin & Gerhart Receives First Tier Rankings
WBNG-TVDecember 1, 2011

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP received a First Tier ranking in the areas of Arbitration, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Education Law, Employment Law – Management, Family Law, Labor Law – Management, Municipal Law, and Personal Injury Litigation...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Bearish Stocks Observed as Filled Black Candles - DJP, DLX, DM, DNB, DOLE
Retirement PlanningDecember 5, 2011

The Company's Professional Services Division consists of two operating segments: mortgage default processing services and litigation support services. Its Business Information Division publishes business journals, court and commercial media and other ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Insight: Tables turned as SEC watchdog comes under attack
ReutersDecember 2, 2011

Kotz, a former inspector general at the Peace Corps, came to the agency in late 2007, with little expertise in securities law. But in the wake of the financial crisis, he was quickly thrust into the spotlight, as he was called on to investigate several ...more »

WILLIAMS v. WALKER
Leagle.comDecember 9, 2011

Petitioner-Appellant Benny Williams challenges the district court's denial of his petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 USC § 2254. We have jurisdiction under 28 USC §§ 1291 and 2253, and we affirm. Williams' petition was timely under the ...more »

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