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Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

TripAdvisor reviews that can't be trusted: Website fails to vet comments, says ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

By Sean Poulter TripAdvisor can no longer claim to offer 'trusted and honest' reviews, the advertising watchdog has ruled. It said that because the world's biggest travel website does not vet its 50million users' comments, it cannot guarantee they are ...more »

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Sanofi, Bristol-Myers Collect Damages In Plavix Patent Litigation With Apotex
RTT NewsFebruary 8, 2012

This payment, following the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in October 2011 upholding the payment of damages to the companies by Apotex, represents the final phase of the Plavix patent litigation between the companies and ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Law Firm Must Use Disclaimer to Escape Client's Debt to Litigation-Services ...
Bloomberg BNAFebruary 1, 2012

By Joan C. Rogers A law firm is liable for payment of its clients' debts to litigation-services providers unless it disclaims this responsibility when it contracts with the provider on the client's behalf, the Nebraska Supreme Court made clear Jan.more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Navidea Obtains Positive EMA Guidance for Lymphoseek(R) (Tilmanocept); Company...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

"We have already engaged a number of well-known potential commercial partners in discussions and this development will stimulate even more interest in this important, innovative product. We look forward to completing a mutually beneficial arrangement ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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SEC Waivers Help Banks Avoid Tough Sanctions
Wall Street Journal (blog)February 3, 2012

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, which merged in 2009, have settled 15 fraud cases and received at least 39 waivers. Only about a dozen companies — Dell, General Electric and United Rentals among them — have felt the full force of the law after ...more »

Minority quota row: Full text of Election Commission's order on Khurshid
NDTVFebruary 9, 2012

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) today censured Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid over his remark promising an increase in the minority sub-quota if the Congress was voted to power in Uttar Pradesh, The EC dubbed Mr Khurshid's remark as a ...more »


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