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Mandaric: tax charges are an insult to my family
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

The former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric claimed that the tax evasion charges against him were an "insult" after 12 years in England in which he has rescued Portsmouth, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday from the brink of bankruptcy, ...more »

Gay marriage critics, supporters argue religious liberties, equal rights at ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

The Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing marked this year's first public debate on legislation to legalize same-sex unions, a measure introduced by Gov. Martin O'Malley last week. O'Malley, a Democrat, argued that the bill will grant necessary legal...more »

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Appellate Practice
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Infocast's Commercial Litigation Funding & Investment 2012
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA, Feb 07, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Infocast will hold its Commercial Litigation Funding & Investment 2012 in New York, NY March 14 - 16, 2012. Third party commercial litigation funding is emerging as a multi-billion dollar ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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7 Deadly Sins of Document Review
Law.comFebruary 1, 2012

Doing so requires taking responsibility for what's often the biggest cost-center in modern-day litigation. Legal budgets are tighter than they have been in years, so it's important to make every day and every dollar count. The attorney's first priority ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Eagle Materials Declares Quarterly Dividend
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

DALLAS, Feb 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Eagle Materials Inc. /quotes/zigman/338149/quotes/nls/exp EXP +0.98% has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share, payable on May 1, 2012 to stockholders of record of its ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Assured Guaranty's impact on the securities industry
The Deal PipelineFebruary 3, 2012

The statute is silent about its pre-emptive effect on common-law claims. In Assured, the Court of Appeals unambiguously held that such claims are not pre-empted. At minimum, the decision will lead to more litigation in the securities industry, ...more »

What Must Landlords Do to Evict Tenants?
Patch.comFebruary 6, 2012

I believe that the landlord/tenant laws for residential leases are pro-tenant. If the landlord's “ducks” are all in a row, then the landlord can get the eviction. If a duck falls out of line, then the landlord may have to start over.more »

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