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Food poisoning cases haven't cut appetite for 'yakiniku' raw meat cuts
The Japan TimesDecember 1, 2011

Even the risk of fatal food poisoning isn't enough to stop some diehard customers of "yakiniku" grills from ordering raw meat dishes. Handle with care: An employee at a "yakiniku" grillroom shows a plate of "yukke" shredded uncooked beef ...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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H&R Block's quarterly loss widens due to litigation costs, discontinuing ...
Kansas City Business JournalDecember 1, 2011

H&R Block Inc. 's fiscal second-quarter loss widened due to higher litigation costs and charges tied to the discontinuation of its ExpressTax business, the Kansas City-based tax preparer said late Thursday. For the three months that ended Oct. 31, ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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The CommLaw Group Appoints New Head of its Dispute Resolution and Litigation ...
PR Web (press release)December 5, 2011

Ms. Rule will also co-chair the firm's Communications Taxes and Fees Practice with a concentration in state and local taxation of VoIP and other Cloud-based communications services. “We are very excited to appoint Allison Rule to lead the firm's ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Globalstar, Inc. Announces Accounting Consulting Agreement With John M. Shay
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. Announces Public Offering of 8333333 Shares of ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 5, 2011

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include but are not limited to our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements ...more »

A question of systemic abuse rather than a few excesses
Sunday Times.lkDecember 4, 2011

The Committee also expressed concern regarding the ineffectiveness of the writ of habeas corpus and called for the speedy enactment of a good witness protection law. The point is however that debates on torture in Sri Lanka have undergone tremendous ...more »


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