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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 »

Feinstein begins to replenish campaign account
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

Durkee is facing a federal mail-fraud charge. Feinstein, who is a heavy favorite to win her fourth full term in the Senate, quickly replenished her campaign, loaning it $5 million. In all, her campaign has about $6.6 million in the bank, ...more »

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Appellate Practice
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Diagnosed With Bladder Cancer After Actos? Call the Drug Litigation Attorneys ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

Drug Litigation Attorneys warn anyone who has or is currently taking Actos to consider the risks associated with the drug. If you or a loved one has ever taken Actos for diabetes and are now exhibiting signs of bladder cancer, contact a doctor ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Thompson & Knight Names Emily Parker as Managing Partner
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

In response to the Tax Court's decision in that case and because of concerns about the potential loss of revenue resulting from the ruling, the US Congress amended the underlying law. "I'm honored to serve the clients and attorneys of Thompson & Knight ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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DLA Piper Adds Five-Lawyer Group in Miami To Health Care Practice
Citybizlist (press release)February 2, 2012

DLA Piper today announced that prominent health care lawyers Joshua Kaye and Michael Austin have joined the firm as partners in the Miami office. Kaye joins the firm's Corporate practice and Austin joins the Litigation practice.more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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CORRECTION: NovaGold Announces Bought Deal Increased to US$332.5 Million
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

The offering is being led by RBC Capital Markets and JP Morgan Securities LLC. The offering will result in gross proceeds to NovaGold of US$332.5 million. The offering is expected to close on or about February 7, 2012. NovaGold has granted the ...more »

Justice Ginsburg Should Resign
American SpectatorFebruary 8, 2012

Recent founding documents from other countries, on the other hand, are "newer [and] sexier" and offer "a more powerful operating system in the constitutional marketplace." "Nobody wants to copy Windows 3.1," quips Professor David S. Law of Washington ...more »


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