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Will shortcomings undermine the new Competition Act?
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

On February 6 2012 the government submitted a draft of the new Competition Act to Parliament. The reform of the country's key competition legislation attracted a level of public participation rarely seen in Portugal's recent legal history.more »

Lake Elmo, land owners battle over detached property
Oakdalel Lake Elmo ReviewMarch 1, 2012

Lake Elmo City Council members unanimously approved authorization last month for the city to appeal a decision made by an administrative law judge allowing the land owners to detach their 58 acres from Lake Elmo and incorporate into Stillwater Township ...more »

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Appellate Practice
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New Fee-Disclosure Regs Pose New Litigation Risks for Retirement Plan Providers
Insurance News Net (press release)March 2, 2012

New regulations by the US Department of Labor concerning fee disclosures by retirement plan service providers could pose new litigation risks on the murky legal issue of whether service providers act as fiduciaries under the federal Employee Retirement ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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CNOOC Limited Alert: The Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP Announce ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 5, 2012

"Recent revelations about CNOOC's alleged failure to comply with important environmental laws and regulations and its purposeful concealment of oil spills, among other actions by CNOOC's Board, have prompted the firms to investigate possible breaches ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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McDonald's to kids: Eat fruit, drink milk, visit Arches
Chicago TribuneMarch 4, 2012

McDonald's Corp. will unveil new kids advertising Friday, fulfilling a pledge to include a nutritional or physical activity message in all communication with children starting in 2012. The Oak Brook-based fast-food giant says it's doing the right thing ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Commercial Litigation Attorney Michael Dinnin Joins Andrews Kurth
Houston ChronicleMarch 6, 2012

Mr. Dinnin has earned a spot on the Texas Super Lawyers listing of the state's top attorneys each year since 2006. He earned his law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law, and his undergraduate and master's degrees in business administration ...more »

It isn't over until the husband says 'I will'
Jerusalem PostMarch 2, 2012

Despite a civil divorce, Epstein's get is still pending, and in June 2010 Rabbi Shmuel Kamentsky signed a letter stating that Epstein had the status of an aguna – or “chained woman.” The issue of agunot is a complicated one in Jewish law and prevents ...more »

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