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AMR wins right to hire bankruptcy advisers
CBS NewsMarch 1, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says a federal judge approved its hiring of legal, business and financial advisers to help steer the company through reorganization under bankruptcy protection. Sean Collins, a spokesman for American parent AMR ...more »

Metro: Anti-Obama ad at Clarendon rail station is protected speech and will stay
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

wrote to Metro on Wednesday, asking that the ad be removed and calling it “an offensive advertisement disparaging the recent health law.” “This advertisement is inappropriate, disrespectful of the President, and should be removed immediately,” Moran ...more »

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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 »

General Civil Litigation
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Abolishing death penalty was right choice for state
Chicago Sun-TimesMarch 5, 2012

Although hundreds of convicted murderers had been sent to Death Row since Illinois reinstated capital punishment in 1977, only 12 men had been executed in the 34 years the death penalty law was on the books. Yet during that same period, 20 innocent men ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Acacia Subsidiary Enters into License Agreement with Robertson Transformer Co.
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Mar 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG) announced today that its Lighting Ballast Control LLC subsidiary has entered into a settlement and license agreement with Robertson Transformer Co.more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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Talking Points: The Significance Of Exclusive Forum Bylaws
Boardmember.com (blog)March 3, 2012

... Reeves about recent litigation challenging exclusive forum bylaws, which he suggests has the potential to be the most significant event in policing class action litigation since Congress passed the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act in 1995.more »

Summary Judgments for March 16
Thomson Reuters News & InsightMarch 16, 2012

I came up with several possible answers: the court could appoint a lawyer to articulate Rakoff's view; it could rely on friend-of-the-court briefs to capture Rakoff's adversarial position; or, if the court granted the SEC's request for a writ of ...more »

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