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McDonald's faces hot coffee litigationFederal judge sets dates for first two trials against Pfizer over Chantix stop ...BATS Faced Revolt Over IPODenis Dyack talks Too Human, Litigation, and MoreDuMars: Cooperation needed between IID, county, farmersDuMars: Cooperation needed between IID, county, farmersDefense doing good litigation, but bad PR tack: analystSenate passes photo ID, but critics vow litigationCalifornia Copyright Litigation: Software Reseller Cannot Rely on First Sale ...Faced with a political beating, AG Hood hammers his own footAnother Dewey & LeBoeuf Partner Exits: Houston Managing Partner Heads for ...Senate Passes Photo ID, But Critics Vow LitigationKansas City Defective Medical Device Attorney Says Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits ...Minn. Senate passes photo ID, but critics vow litigationKansas City Defective Medical Device Attorney Says Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits ...

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McDonald's faces hot coffee litigation
Belleville News DemocratMarch 26, 2012

The plaintiff's lawyer is Justin London of the Law Offices of Justin London in Chicago. "The safety of our customers and the food we serve have always been top priorities," McDonald's USA spokeswoman Ashlee Yingling said in an e-mailed statement.more »

Federal judge sets dates for first two trials against Pfizer over Chantix stop ...
al.com (blog)March 26, 2012

The two lawsuits also are part of a pool of eight selected by US District Judge Inge Johnson to be bellwether -- or test -- cases in the litigation. Johnson is to preside over those first trials. Johnson, in a recent order, set the first case for trial ...more »

BATS Faced Revolt Over IPO
Wall Street JournalMarch 25, 2012

By JENNY STRASBURG, RANDALL SMITH and SCOTT PATTERSON BATS Global Markets Inc. killed its initial public offering Friday to head off possible litigation and minimize damage to the computerized stock exchange's credibility on Wall Street, ...more »

Denis Dyack talks Too Human, Litigation, and More
Piki GeekMarch 25, 2012

When Too Human released back in 2008, it was met with mediocre sales and poor critical reviews. Though many feel that developer Silicon Knights' future was in peril, company founder and president Denis Dyack is still anticipating a happy ending.more »

DuMars: Cooperation needed between IID, county, farmers
Imperial Valley PressMarch 25, 2012

By ELIZABETH VARIN Staff Writer Action by the Imperial Irrigation District has been led by litigation for the past few years, but more talk needs to be happening between agencies in the Imperial Valley. It's one of the top messages consulting attorney...more »

DuMars: Cooperation needed between IID, county, farmers
Imperial Valley PressMarch 25, 2012

Action by the Imperial Irrigation District has been led by litigation for the past few years, but more talk needs to be happening between agencies in the Imperial Valley. It's one of the top messages consulting attorney Charles T. DuMars presented to ...more »

Defense doing good litigation, but bad PR tack: analyst
ABS CBN NewsMarch 25, 2012

MANILA, Philippines - Chief Justice Renato Corona's defense team is doing a good job with respect to article 2 of the impeachment complaint, but the long process they're taking is bad in terms of public relations, a legal analyst said.more »

Senate passes photo ID, but critics vow litigation
Faribault County RegisterMarch 25, 2012

Laura Fredrick-Wang, executive director of the League of Women Voters Minnesota, said they are concerned with the "wording of the amendment not necessarily addressing the scope of what the law could do." Fredrick-Wang said that the amendment question ...more »

California Copyright Litigation: Software Reseller Cannot Rely on First Sale ...
JD Supra (press release)March 25, 2012

California Copyright Litigation: Software Reseller Cannot Rely on First Sale Doctrine By: Sheldon Mak & Anderson http://www.eyeonip.net/The US District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that an eBay reseller of copyrighted ...more »

Faced with a political beating, AG Hood hammers his own foot
SunHerald.comMarch 25, 2012

The GOP-controlled Legislature is tripping over itself to strip Hood's authority to hire outside lawyers and control state agencies' litigation. They say Hood gives his cronies and campaign contributors lucrative sweetheart legal contracts.more »

Another Dewey & LeBoeuf Partner Exits: Houston Managing Partner Heads for ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)March 24, 2012

Gorman, who handles high-risk, high-stakes litigation, is taking three associates with him to the Houston boutique litigation firm. His decision to leave Dewey was not linked to recent reports of financial trouble at the firm, Gorman said in an ...more »

Senate Passes Photo ID, But Critics Vow Litigation
KAALtv.comMarch 24, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota voters are steps away from seeing a photo ID constitutional amendment on the ballot. The full Senate passed the amendment Friday in a 36-30 vote. The House passed the amendment Tuesday. Debate focused on the system of ...more »

Kansas City Defective Medical Device Attorney Says Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits ...
Houston ChronicleMarch 24, 2012

Derek H. Potts of The Potts Law Firm, LLP, appeared at a January hearing in Miami on behalf of plaintiffs to successfully argue for creation of multidistrict litigation cases against three transvaginal mesh manufacturers.more »

Minn. Senate passes photo ID, but critics vow litigation
La Crosse TribuneMarch 24, 2012

Laura Fredrick-Wang, executive director of the League of Women Voters Minnesota, said they are concerned with the "wording of the amendment not necessarily addressing the scope of what the law could do." Fredrick-Wang said that the amendment question ...more »

Kansas City Defective Medical Device Attorney Says Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits ...
PR Web (press release)March 24, 2012

Derek H. Potts of The Potts Law Firm, LLP, appeared at a January hearing in Miami on behalf of plaintiffs to successfully argue for creation of multidistrict litigation cases against three transvaginal mesh manufacturers.more »

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