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Supreme Court reaffirms pro-arbitration stance
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

In Compucredit Corp v Greenwood the Supreme Court held that claims brought under the Credit Repair Organisations Act are arbitrable and that arbitration agreements subject to the act must be enforced.(1) While Compucredit concerned domestic ...more »

Larchmont Residents Lose Thousands in Fraud
The Daily LarchmontMarch 1, 2012

by Brian Donnelly (email) LARCHMONT, NY -- Multiple Larchmont residents reported that unauthorized withdrawals had been made from their bank accounts, including one of $130000, according to the Larchmont Police Department. - On Feb.more »

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Appellate Practice
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Proskauer's Mungovan: Dodd Frank Is The “End Of The Beginning”
Wall Street Journal (blog)March 1, 2012

Private Equity Beat recently caught up with Timothy Mungovan, a litigation specialist at Proskauer Rose to get his thoughts on regulation, litigation and what may lie ahead for private equity firms. How concerned should private equity firms be about ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Budget officials ponder future of litigation tax
Weakley County PressMarch 7, 2012

By CHRIS MENEES At its session Monday, the Obion County Budget Committee learned the jail note will be paid in full May 1 — leaving county commissioners to decide the fate of a litigation tax levied in September 2000 specifically for jail or workhouse ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Rights Fight Part of Business
CRIENGLISH.comMarch 1, 2012

Legal claims and counterclaims over intellectual property rights have become part of doing business not just in China, but in many other countries as well. So has using litigation, and the threat of litigation, as a commercial weapon.more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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SOHM Inc. Enlists Maxim Group as Financial Advisor and Investment Banker
MarketWatch (press release)March 5, 2012

Our goal will be to provide assistance to SOHM in the financial and value creation components of its corporate strategy through our full-service investment banking capabilities. Furthermore, we will also be supporting SOHM in attaining its strategic ...more »

FAGAN v. SMITH
Leagle.comMarch 1, 2012

1 The writ of mandamus exists to compel official performance of a ministerial act or mandatory duty. See Delaware River Port Auth. v. Thornburgh, 493 A.2d 1351, 1355 (Pa. 1985). Mandamus cannot issue "to compel performance of a discretionary act or to ...more »

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