General Civil Litigation. Legal news and articles for August 30 - 31, 2012

Pinsents Secures France Launch With Hire of Nine-Partner TeamRipe for litigationAward/honor: Named the top overall agent for July for Century 21 Larry Miller ...Federal Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law in Ruling That Could Help ...New laws make divorce easier for womenTom Ajamie Selected to Best Lawyers in AmericaCommon Law vs. Civil Law: What We Got Here is a Failure to CommunicateChina amends civil procedure law following third readingLitigation Clinic opens eyes of many law studentsA fighting chanceJoint Statement of Premium Standard Farms LLC and Seeger Weiss LLP, The ...Miller Canfield law firm proud to top Best Lawyers list in Michigan; 16 ...PERSONNEL FILE: Best Lawyers recognizes 20 Dinsmore W.Va. attorneysPERSONNEL FILE: 63 Jackson Kelly lawyers named in Best LawyersPERSONNEL FILE: More than 70 percent of Huddleston Bolen partners listed in ...

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Precluding Re-litigation in Dual Sovereignty Cases
JD Supra (press release)August 1, 2012

Imagine you have a client who robs a federally insured bank and is arrested. You discover that the Federal Bureau of Investigation orchestrated the witch-hunt of your client with local authorities. Subsequently, the client discovers that he is being ...more »

Prominent Employment Litigator Steven J. Pearlman Joins Proskauer Chicago ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)August 3, 2012

Mr. Pearlman has broad experience and is at the forefront of defending management against whistleblower claims arising under federal laws, state statutes and common law. He also counsels clients on strategies to avoid litigation, in addition to ...more »

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Pinsents Secures France Launch With Hire of Nine-Partner Team
The National Law JournalAugust 31, 2012

The new office will initially be staffed by a team from the Paris office of Marccus Partners, and will offer a full range of legal services including corporate, M&A, commercial, restructuring, finance, real estate, IT/IP, employment, litigation and ...more »

Ripe for litigation
The National Law JournalAugust 31, 2012

Listeria linked to cantaloupe killed at least 33 Americans and sickened another 147 last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a new food poisoning outbreak involving salmonella is under way in 21 states, with 178 ...more »

Award/honor: Named the top overall agent for July for Century 21 Larry Miller ...
The Augusta ChronicleAugust 31, 2012

Award/honor: Named in Best Lawyers in America 2013 based on a peer-review survey for commercial and personal injury litigation and First Amendment law. Details: He is an attorney for Hull, Barrett PC in Augusta. DOUGLAS BATCHELOR JR. Award/honor: ...more »

Federal Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law in Ruling That Could Help ...
Democracy NowAugust 31, 2012

We're joined by two guests who have been closely following the case: Elise Boddie is Director of Litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which is representing college students in Texas who could be disenfranchised under the voter ID law; and ...more »

New laws make divorce easier for women
Khaleej TimesAugust 31, 2012

On Thursday, Palestinian religious authorities announced sweeping new reforms of local divorce law that make it much easier for a woman to end her marriage. The rules have put the West Bank at the forefront of a movement that is slowly taking hold in ...more »

Tom Ajamie Selected to Best Lawyers in America
Sacramento BeeAugust 31, 2012

30, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Ajamie LLP is pleased to announce that Tom Ajamie has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law. Tom Ajamie is the firm's founder ...more »

Common Law vs. Civil Law: What We Got Here is a Failure to Communicate
Business InsiderAugust 31, 2012

Why do these countries make things so difficult for foreign investors? In many instances, the answer to that question is that these differences have nothing to do with cross-border transactions but are the consequence of a fundamental difference in ...more »

China amends civil procedure law following third reading
People's Daily OnlineAugust 31, 2012

According to the amended law, agencies or organizations determined by law can bring litigation against those whose acts undermine public welfare by polluting or infringing on consumers' interests, an addition that many experts believe signals a major ...more »

Litigation Clinic opens eyes of many law students
Daily RecordAugust 31, 2012

Students taking part in the Bowen School of Law's Litigation Clinic are obviously excited about receiving up to six credit hours for participating and getting hands-on experience one usually has to wait and experience after entering the workforce ...more »

A fighting chance
Pasadena WeeklyAugust 30, 2012

In 1996, the Australian government reformed its family law system in an effort to make it “more responsive to families in need and by making it simpler to negotiate appropriate outcomes.” It accomplished this by shifting the focus from litigation as ...more »

Joint Statement of Premium Standard Farms LLC and Seeger Weiss LLP, The ...
Equities.comAugust 30, 2012

30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Premium Standard Farms LLC (PSF), along with Seeger Weiss LLP, The Middleton Firm, LLC and Speer Law Firm, PA, counsel for plaintiffs in longstanding Missouri nuisance litigation, issued the following joint ...more »

Miller Canfield law firm proud to top Best Lawyers list in Michigan; 16 ...
Michigan Business Review - MLive.comAugust 30, 2012

Stanley J. Stek, Commercial Litigation, Eminent Domain and Condemnation, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Municipal, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Trent J. Taylor, Banking & Finance. Jack Van Coevering ...more »

PERSONNEL FILE: Best Lawyers recognizes 20 Dinsmore W.Va. attorneys
West Virginia RecordAugust 30, 2012

John F. Hussell IV (Banking & Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation & Controversy - Tax, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Tax Law, Trusts & Estates) * Monika J. Hussell (Copyright Law, Patent Law...more »

PERSONNEL FILE: 63 Jackson Kelly lawyers named in Best Lawyers
West Virginia RecordAugust 30, 2012

Ellen S. Cappellanti (1991) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Real Estate Law * Michael T. Cimino (2009) Mining Law, Natural Resources Law...more »

PERSONNEL FILE: More than 70 percent of Huddleston Bolen partners listed in ...
West Virginia RecordAugust 30, 2012

John H. Mahaney was recognized for his work in six different fields: Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Construction Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, and Railroad Law. * Thomas J. Murray ...more »

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