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Court further confirms rights of mortgagees under Maltese law
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Through the court-approved private sale, the law seeks to support the mortgagee and other creditors of a defaulting owner by ensuring the best price for the vessel (which is associated with a private sale and not a judicial sale by auction), ...more »

Arkansas town strikes deal with IRS to repay $36000 in back payroll taxes
The RepublicFebruary 1, 2012

AP BAUXITE, Ark. — A central Arkansas town has reached an agreement with the Internal Revenue Service to repay payroll taxes it owes. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/wo4HKV) reported for Tuesday's editions that Bauxite owes more than ...more »

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Appellate Practice
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Managing Information in Litigation: How to Avoid Spending a Fortune
CIO InsightFebruary 2, 2012

By Adam C. Losey The costs of preserving, searching and reviewing information in litigation can be staggering. What costs a dollar to store on a hard drive can easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to search and review for a lawsuit.more »

General Civil Litigation
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Civil litigation cost reforms to be delayed until 2013, Government confirms
Out-Law.comFebruary 1, 2012

... the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said that the delay was not unexpected due to the complexity of the reforms, although he said that Lord Justice Jackson, who proposed many of the changes as part of a wide-ranging review of civil litigation costs in ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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WGL Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results ...
Business Wire (press release)February 3, 2012

This quarter, we have made certain changes to our operating segments to reflect the recent growth of our non-utility business activities and the impact of those activities on our financial performance. All of our commercial energy assets and operating ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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A Wipeout That Didn't Have to Happen
New York TimesFebruary 4, 2012

When Banc of America Securities was concocting the Lyon Capital deal, a $400 million collection of commercial loans that it planned to sell to investors, Wall Street's labyrinthine and lucrative loan-pooling machine was starting to break down.more »

New DNA test could exonerate man convicted of 1978 rape
Richmond Times DispatchFebruary 5, 2012

Matthew Engle, legal director of the Innocence Project Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law, plans to petition the Virginia Supreme Court for a writ of actual innocence on Barbour's behalf. "He is innocent, and the DNA proves it," Engle ...more »

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