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Md. lawmakers oppose continued federal pay freeze
Baltimore Sun (blog)December 1, 2011

Several public employee unions who have members in Maryland agreed. “We made our sacrifice,” Jacqueline Simon, policy director for the American Federation of Government Employees, said in an interview, referring to the current pay freeze. ...more »

Md. health secy. announces corrective steps after agency had to return unspent ...
Washington PostDecember 1, 2011

Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein told members of the Senate Finance and Budget and Taxation committees he was shocked to hear of such a large expected surplus at the agency that supports services such as residential care, employment, day programs and ...more »

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Appellate Practice
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IN RE INDIVIDUAL 35W BRIDGE LITIGATION
Leagle.comDecember 1, 2011

This case arises out of the August 1, 2007, collapse of the Interstate 35W Bridge (Bridge) where it crosses the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Following the collapse, individual plaintiffs commenced lawsuits against appellant URS ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Building a Breakout Firm
Law.comDecember 2, 2011

"[Law] is a relationship business, but how you build [those] relationships is something lawyers had to learn on the fly," says Joseph Ryan, Brown Rudnick's chairman and chief executive officer. "We're trying to systemize it a little bit. ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Strong employee traits can often lead to promotions
MiamiHerald.comDecember 4, 2011

Mayer is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Environmental/Toxic Tort, and Business Transactions Practice groups, and focuses on serving the litigation and transactional needs of global corporations. ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Signature Group Holdings, Inc. Announces Its Intention to Hold Its Annual ...
MarketWatch (press release)December 5, 2011

... statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. ...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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