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Tobacco health labels violate free speech
msnbc.comMarch 1, 2012

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON — A US judge sided with tobacco companies on Wednesday, ruling that regulations requiring large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising violate free-speech rights under the US Constitution.more »

Ireland Signs Controversial 'Irish SOPA' Into Law; Kicks Off New Censorship Regime
TechdirtMarch 1, 2012

Remember how EMI sued the Irish government for failing to pass a SOPA-like law that will force ISPs to act as copyright cops and censor and block access to websites that the entertainment industry doesn't like? Well, apparently, the end result is that ...more »

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Appellate Practice
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IN RE CHECKING ACCOUNT OVERDRAFT LITIGATION MDL NO. 2036.
Leagle.comMarch 2, 2012

SunTrust Banks, Inc. appeals the denial of its renewed motion to compel Jeffrey and Jeanette Buffington to arbitrate their complaint against SunTrust. 9 USC § 16(a)(1)(C). The Buffingtons sued SunTrust in a Georgia court for allegedly violating state ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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On the Boards
Philadelphia InquirerMarch 5, 2012

Wiedemann is a lawyer at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads LLP and specializes in immigration and nationality law. The Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust has elected as president James J Bloom, president of James J Bloom LLC Philip Price ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Greenberg Traurig promotes Laura Sixkiller and Kimberly Warshawsky to shareholder
AZ Central.comMarch 1, 2012

Sixkiller focuses on business and commercial litigation and energy and telecommunications regulation. She received her law degree cum laude from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2002. Warshawsky focuses on intellectual ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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BP Reaches Settlement Agreement With Victims of 2010 Gulf of Mexico Spill
BloombergMarch 3, 2012

'Coercive Tactics' Attorneys for some victims argued in court filings that officials of the fund, run by Washington-based lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, used “coercive tactics” to force business and property owners to accept inadequate payments for their ...more »

President and Judiciary (3)
AllAfrica.comMarch 13, 2012

Whoever crafted the speech for the President's State of the Nation Address was a stark, raving illiterate, as far as the law and the administration of justice are concerned. If the President wrote the speech himself, or wholeheartedly approved of it ...more »

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