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Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

'Misleadingly exaggerated': Rachel Weisz advert banned after L'Oreal admits to ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

The British actress is not the first renowned beauty to have her image digitally enhanced to give a false impression of the benefits of using popular beauty products. An advertisement for an Olay anti-aging product featuring Twiggy was banned in 2009.more »

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Appellate Practice
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UK Moves 'No Win, No Fee' Litigation Reforms to 2013
The National Law JournalFebruary 3, 2012

The Ministry of Justice announced the delay Monday, with the decision taken to allow law firms and legal businesses more time to prepare themselves for the implications of the changes. The civil litigation reforms, contained within the second part of ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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'No win, no fee' litigation reforms pushed back by six months
Legal WeekFebruary 1, 2012

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced the delay earlier this week (30 January), with the decision taken to allow law firms and legal businesses more time to prepare themselves for the implications of the changes. The civil litigation reforms, ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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BOK Financial Reports Earnings of $286 Million for 2011
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

Commercial loans increased $637 million, which partially offset the pressure of lower rates on net interest revenue. Growth in operating expenses was limited to 3.2%, excluding changes in the fair value of mortgage servicing rights." "The Company's...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Acclaimed Patent Trial Lawyer David Warden Joins Houston Complex Commercial ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 3, 2012

3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Intellectual property lawyer David E. Warden has joined the Houston complex commercial litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing PC (AZA) as of counsel.more »

NDAA Sections 1021 and 1022: Scary Potential
Right Side NewsFebruary 8, 2012

The writ of habeas corpus is a treasured part of our traditional liberty. Belief that the British were infringing it was one cause of the American Revolution. (The writ is called a “privilege” rather than a “right” because it is a creation of the legal...more »

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