General Civil Litigation. Legal news and articles for August 30 - 31, 2011

Class action targets Airport Link builderTexas appealing judge's ruling on abortion lawGodfrey & Kahn, SC: Announces 2011 Best Lawyer rankingsWatch Out: There's a Wanker in the Library!District Court Issues Key Rulings In Deepwater Horizon LitigationFormer Partner Rejoins Fulbright from El Paso CorporationNew ACCC chief prepared for lower win rate if it means more total winsHeninger Garrison Davis, LLC welcomes Amanda S. WilliamsonGraniterock wins class action lunch break caseUK Shell Deal Spotlights Value of Common Law Model for Human Rights LitigationEight Gray, Ritter & Graham Attorneys Named To 2012 Best Lawyers In AmericaHensley Kim leaders join Polsinelli ShughartADA-ES Announces Settlement of Norit LitigationADA-ES Announces Settlement of Norit LitigationExclusive: Bank of America kept AIG legal threat under wraps

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New immigration law will impact you
WSFAAugust 23, 2011

This law will affect every county in the state and some groups are gearing up to protest it, and this issue is now pending litigation in federal court. Probate offices are on the clock to prepare and sift through confusion. "I have confusion about it," ...more »

UK Shell Deal Spotlights Value of Common Law Model for Human Rights Litigation
Corporate CounselAugust 30, 2011

To be sure, not every common law jurisdiction will prove receptive to human rights suits. Leigh Day attributes its UK successes to the combination of friendly legal doctrines and an effective system of litigation funding. The key doctrinal development ...more »

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Class action targets Airport Link builder
Sydney Morning HeraldAugust 31, 2011

The class action will be funded by Singapore-based litigation funder International Litigation Funding Partners, which recently won a shareholder action against Multiplex worth $110 million. Leighton Holdings is accused of failing to disclose to ...more »

Texas appealing judge's ruling on abortion law
Houston ChronicleAugust 31, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new law aimed at reducing the number of abortions in Texas is set to go into effect this fall, but some of the toughest provisions will likely be tied up in litigation for months. The state is appealing a judge's ...more »

Godfrey & Kahn, SC: Announces 2011 Best Lawyer rankings
Wisbusiness.comAugust 31, 2011

... James A. Sheriff (Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law); Peter M. Sommerhauser (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law); Nicholas P. Wahl (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law) ...more »

Watch Out: There's a Wanker in the Library!
Above the LawAugust 31, 2011

If that doesn't qualify someone to serve as a law school dean, I don't know what does. Get Above the Law updates in your inbox! By Above the Law In litigation, you probably spend an inordinate amount of time on tedious, repetitive document review tasks ...more »

District Court Issues Key Rulings In Deepwater Horizon Litigation
Gulf Coast MaritimeAugust 31, 2011

The claims allege causes of action under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), various state laws, and general maritime law. As described by the court, in their various motions the defendants sought to dismiss all claims brought pursuant to either ...more »

Former Partner Rejoins Fulbright from El Paso Corporation
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

The 2011 BTI survey of FORTUNE 1000 general counsel chose Fulbright as "The BTI Client Service 30" and Corporate Board Member magazine named Fulbright among the top 20 corporate law firms in the US in its survey of board members of public companies. ...more »

New ACCC chief prepared for lower win rate if it means more total wins
Sydney Morning HeraldAugust 31, 2011

... unilaterally dial up litigation risk. There is always a strategic element to regulatory enforcement. Regulators try not to simply react to the case load, but to target ''hot'' markets and areas where the application of competition law is obscure, ...more »

Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC welcomes Amanda S. Williamson
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

... (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The law firm of Heninger Garrison Davis is pleased to announce that Amanda S. Williamson has joined the firm. Amanda's practice focuses on representing individuals in the areas of pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. ...more »

Graniterock wins class action lunch break case
San Jose Mercury NewsAugust 31, 2011

WATSONVILLE - After three years of litigation and a 14-day bench trial, a Santa Clara County judge has ruled that Granite Rock Co. Inc. was within the law when it let concrete mixer truck drivers opt out of formal lunch breaks in ...more »

UK Shell Deal Spotlights Value of Common Law Model for Human Rights Litigation
Corporate CounselAugust 30, 2011

To be sure, not every common law jurisdiction will prove receptive to human rights suits. Leigh Day attributes its UK successes to the combination of friendly legal doctrines and an effective system of litigation funding. The key doctrinal development ...more »

Eight Gray, Ritter & Graham Attorneys Named To 2012 Best Lawyers In America
dBusinessNews St. Louis (press release)August 30, 2011

Ritter also was selected for seven other categories: Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, Mass Tort Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs ...more »

Hensley Kim leaders join Polsinelli Shughart
Bizjournals.comAugust 30, 2011

Stacy A. Carpenter is an experienced civil trial attorney whose practice focuses on commercial litigation, employment law and professional liability defense. • Ryan E. Warren is the director of construction law at Hensley Kim. ...more »

ADA-ES Announces Settlement of Norit Litigation
MFRTech (press release)August 30, 2011

The primary litigation took place before an arbitration panel, which rendered an interim award in April, 2011. Under terms of the Settlement Agreements, ADA will pay Norit a lump-sum of $33 million on or before August 31, 2011, which ADA will fund ...more »

ADA-ES Announces Settlement of Norit Litigation
Business Wire (press release)August 30, 2011

The primary litigation took place before an arbitration panel, which rendered an interim award in April, 2011. Under terms of the Settlement Agreements, ADA will pay Norit a lump-sum of $33 million on or before August 31, 2011, which ADA will fund ...more »

Exclusive: Bank of America kept AIG legal threat under wraps
ReutersAugust 30, 2011

Rowe, now a partner in the Washington, DC, office of law firm Proskauer Rose, said bank executives must make a "judgment call" as to what is material, but "the general rule is, if it's threatened litigation and it's material, and you can put a number ...more »

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