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Letter: Strict gun laws make citizens safer
Knoxville News SentinelFebruary 1, 2012

If the writer is interested in facts, then he would have to admit that New York City's strict gun laws have actually kept the city's residents safer than in places with laxer regulations. New York and neighboring New Jersey have among the lowest rates ...more »

Medicare program's enrollment up, premiums down
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

That continues a trend for the Medicare Advantage program that counters the negative predictions of opponents of the 2010 health care law, who said enrollment would drop and premiums would rise. "Premiums are down on average, enrollment is up, ...more »

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MasterCard posts strong Q4, litigation charge weighs
ReutersFebruary 2, 2012

N) reported a higher quarterly profit as consumers around the world spent more money using credit and debit cards, but a litigation-related charge took a large bite out of its earnings. The world's second-largest credit and debit card processing ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Searcy Denney Law Firm Reports $3.5 Million Verdict in Tobacco Litigation
WebWire (press release)February 1, 2012

Said Attorney Hardee Bass A spokesperson for the Searcy Denney law firm said that this case marks eight straight plaintiff's verdicts in Engle progeny tobacco suits by the lawyers for Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley.more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Dori Ann Hanswirth, Partner, Hogan Lovells to Speak at KC's Significant ... (press release)February 6, 2012

From tried and true print ads all the way to the wild world of online marketing advertising can bring great rewards and with some significant legal pitfalls. The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of key thought leaders and experts to help you ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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O'Charley's Inc. Shareholder Alert: The Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 6, 2012

6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor, LLP are investigating the sale of O'Charley's Inc. ("O'Charley's" or "CHUX") ...more »

Leagle.comFebruary 9, 2012

The petitioner, Michael Wilsey, appeals the denial of his petition for writ of habeas corpus challenging his detention via rendition warrant, and the State moves this court to summarily affirm the denial via Rule 20 of the Rules of the Tennessee Court ...more »


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