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Following $23.1 M settlement in Texas cattle fraud case, TSCRA ranger warns ranchers to protect themselves
Fence PostFebruary 1, 2017

Tony Lyon's days of cattle fraud schemes may finally be coming to an end, but his case serves as a strong warning for producers to protect what's theirs, be thorough in vetting new business partners and to take extra steps to safeguard their cattle ...more »

In Effort to Protect Immigrants From Deportation, L.A. City Council Votes to Draft Law Decriminalizing Street Vending
KTLAFebruary 1, 2017

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to draft a law that would decriminalize sidewalk vending, in an effort to protect immigrants vulnerable to deportation. A street vendor sell fruits and in the Fashion District in Los Angeles in an undated ...more »

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Lawmakers breathe deep, cross fingers, take up thorny construction-litigation reform debate
The Colorado StatesmanFebruary 2, 2017

State Republican lawmakers rolled out the first in a promised new package of construction litigation reform bills meant to jump start development and deliver relief for would-be buyers in Colorado's historically tight housing market. Senate Bill 156, a ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Goodlatte pledges to pursue patent litigation reform, copyright reform in 115th Congress
IPWatchdog.comFebruary 1, 2017

We'll also work on reforms to discourage abusive patent litigation and keep U.S. patent laws up to date. Collectively, these reforms will help alleviate the wasteful burden of unnecessarily expensive litigation costs, thereby freeing small businesses ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Former Vice President - Corporate Affairs and Secretary General of Hydro-Québec joins Langlois lawyers
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 6, 2017

6, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Langlois lawyers, llp is pleased to announce that Pierre-Luc Desgagné, former Vice President – Corporate Affairs and Secretary General of Hydro-Québec, will be joining its business law team effective February 6, 2017. ... Our ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Abeona Therapeutics ...
PR Newswire (press release)February 7, 2017

7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of: (1) PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. securities from March 31, 2015 through June 19, 2015, both ...more »

Jeffery M. Haber Authors Article on Public Disclosure Bar of False Claims Act
Law Firm Newswire (press release)February 3, 2017

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality v. U.S. Bank, a case that is currently before the United States Supreme Court on a petition for a writ of certiorari. Advocates for Basic Legal Equity involved the dismissal of a qui tam because of the public ...more »

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