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

Litigation Overview: Status of same-sex marriage casesIn-House Litigation Counsel Dismissed in Ongoing Eaton Corp Legal SagaRobert B. Kaplan, Co-Chief of the Asset Management Unit of the SEC Division of ...Bernstein Liebhard LLP Recognized By The Legal 500 For Fifth Consecutive YearThe Lanier Law Firm Leads National Asbestos Litigation ConferenceEric Fastiff to Chair Lieff Cabraser's Antitrust and Intellectual Property...NERA Releases FDIC Professional Liability Litigation Trends ReportNew England Bancshares Alert: The Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP ...Bernstein Liebhard LLP Recognized By The Legal 500 For Fifth Consecutive YearRobert Half Legal Awarded "Best National Legal Recruiter" By The National Law...Bernstein Liebhard LLP Recognized By The Legal 500 For Fifth Consecutive YearSCAS Again Ranks Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann as Top Securities ...Greenberg Traurig Expands Tampa Litigation Practice with the Addition of ...The Lanier Law Firm Leads National Asbestos Litigation ConferenceRequest to Create Multidistrict Litigation on Cases Involving Pradaxa

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Onit to Discuss the Convergence of Legal Technology and Cloud Computing at ...
Marketwire (press release)May 2, 2012

The duo will focus on the benefits of cloud computing and how law departments can leverage the increasingly app-centric approach to technology deployments in a session scheduled for May 3. Based in New York City, Managing Litigation 2012 will host ...more »

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Above the LawMay 2, 2012

Levi & Korsinsky LLP, a law firm with offices in New York, Washington DC and Stamford, CT is seeking a litigation associate with 5+ years of experience to work in our New York office. We are looking for a super-smart, driven individual who seeks the ...more »

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Litigation Overview: Status of same-sex marriage cases
Thomson Reuters News & InsightMay 31, 2012

May 31 (Reuters) - The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday found that a federal law that defined marriage as between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. The ruling, the first appellate-level decision on the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense ...more »

In-House Litigation Counsel Dismissed in Ongoing Eaton Corp Legal Saga
Corporate CounselMay 31, 2012

The engineers have also filed suit against Eaton in North Carolina, claiming antitrust and other violations. And if that's not enough, a group of shareholders have filed a derivative action against Eaton and its officers, including its general counsel, ...more »

Robert B. Kaplan, Co-Chief of the Asset Management Unit of the SEC Division of ...
MarketWatch (press release)May 31, 2012

He joins a stellar group of litigators in our Washington office who focus on securities litigation, enforcement and white collar criminal defense matters." "Debevoise is one of the world's leading law firms and its securities enforcement practice is ...more »

Bernstein Liebhard LLP Recognized By The Legal 500 For Fifth Consecutive Year
Sacramento BeeMay 31, 2012

The editors further noted that "[t]he greatest weight is accorded to firms that are regularly selected to take lead counsel roles in litigation, or which serve on plaintiffs' steering committees or act as liaison counsel." In particular, The Legal 500 ...more »

The Lanier Law Firm Leads National Asbestos Litigation Conference
Sacramento BeeMay 31, 2012

The popular conference attended by attorneys and judges from across the US will include presentations on important developments in asbestos law, dealing with asbestos trusts, appellate issues in asbestos cases, the status of asbestos litigation in all ...more »

Eric Fastiff to Chair Lieff Cabraser's Antitrust and Intellectual Property...
MarketWatch (press release)May 31, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced today that partner Eric B. Fastiff has been appointed chair of the firm's Antitrust and Intellectual Property Practice ...more »

NERA Releases FDIC Professional Liability Litigation Trends Report
MarketWatch (press release)May 31, 2012

"Trends in FDIC Professional Liability Litigation," authored by NERA Vice President Paul J. Hinton and Associate Analyst Zachary Slabotsky, analyzes recent trends in FDIC lawsuits and forecasts future FDIC professional liability cases.more »

New England Bancshares Alert: The Briscoe Law Firm and Powers Taylor, LLP ...
MarketWatch (press release)May 31, 2012

DALLAS, May 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor, LLP are investigating the sale of New England Bancshares, Inc. ("NEBS") ...more »

Bernstein Liebhard LLP Recognized By The Legal 500 For Fifth Consecutive Year
MarketWatch (press release)May 31, 2012

The editors further noted that "[t]he greatest weight is accorded to firms that are regularly selected to take lead counsel roles in litigation, or which serve on plaintiffs' steering committees or act as liaison counsel." In particular, The Legal 500 ...more »

Robert Half Legal Awarded "Best National Legal Recruiter" By The National Law...
Sacramento BeeMay 31, 2012

... and a leading provider of managed review and e-discovery services, today announced it has been named the "Best National Legal Recruiter" and "Best Litigation Support Staffing Firm" in The National Law Journal's first annual "Readers' Rankings.more »

Bernstein Liebhard LLP Recognized By The Legal 500 For Fifth Consecutive Year
PR Newswire (press release)May 31, 2012

The editors further noted that "[t]he greatest weight is accorded to firms that are regularly selected to take lead counsel roles in litigation, or which serve on plaintiffs' steering committees or act as liaison counsel." In particular, The Legal 500 ...more »

SCAS Again Ranks Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann as Top Securities ...
MarketWatch (press release)May 31, 2012

NEW YORK, NY, May 31, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The law firm of Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP ("BLB&G") has once again been ranked the #1 securities class action firm in the United States. According to data compiled by ISS's ...more »

Greenberg Traurig Expands Tampa Litigation Practice with the Addition of ...
MarketWatch (press release)May 31, 2012

TAMPA, Fla., May 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Murray B. Silverstein has joined the Tampa office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, PA as Of Counsel in the firm's Litigation practice group. Silverstein is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in ...more »

The Lanier Law Firm Leads National Asbestos Litigation Conference
MarketWatch (press release)May 31, 2012

The popular conference attended by attorneys and judges from across the US will include presentations on important developments in asbestos law, dealing with asbestos trusts, appellate issues in asbestos cases, the status of asbestos litigation in all ...more »

Request to Create Multidistrict Litigation on Cases Involving Pradaxa
Legal ExaminerMay 31, 2012

The Watts Law Firm in San Antonio has filed a Motion before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create an MDL for all federal personal injury and wrongful death cases related to the drug Pradaxa. The Motion was filed May 30, 2012, ...more »

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