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Lean Finely Textured Beef Litigation – BPI's Defamation Lawsuit Against ABC News Heats UpA Statistic That Should Guide Large Litigation FirmsJune 12, 2017 People PageMajor Lawsuit' Against Trump Promised by DC, Maryland OfficialsMartinsburg split on opioid lawsuitEQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Citizens Financial ...PTO Litigation Report – June 9, 2017LexisNexis acquires case analytics firm Ravel LawPTO Litigation Report – June 8, 2017Recent Trends In Commercial LitigationStewarts Law Nabs Litigation Pro From DechertLitigation Finance Firm Offers Revolutionary Program For Women Lawyers With FamiliesPaul Clement, NRA File to Appear in Sandy Hook LitigationGerman Class-Action Model Offers Opportunities for Litigation FinanceLitigation Finance Arrangements Need to be Disclosed, Chamber Argues

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Lawsuit Claims Houston's Pension Law Unconstitutional
Houston Public MediaJune 1, 2017

The law is the culmination of a years-long effort by the city of Houston to address its pension liabilities. In the fall, all city pension boards – police, municipal and fire – agreed to a framework. But the fire pension board backed out before the ...more »

EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Citizens Financial ...
PR Newswire (press release)June 9, 2017

NEW YORK, June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) from March 18, 2016 through ...more »

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Lean Finely Textured Beef Litigation – BPI's Defamation Lawsuit Against ABC News Heats Up
The National Law ReviewJune 12, 2017

Keller and Heckman offers global food and drug services to its clients. Our comprehensive and extensive food and drug practice is one of the largest in the world. We promote, protect, and defend products made by the spectrum of industries regulated by ...more »

A Statistic That Should Guide Large Litigation Firms
Above the LawJune 12, 2017

Anyway, here's a statistic that I came across while preparing the text of the second edition: Cases in multidistrict litigation proceedings constituted 36 percent of the federal case load in 2014, which is more than double the percentage they ...more »

June 12, 2017 People Page
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)June 12, 2017

... Business” recognized Bowles Rice as “Top Ranked” in all five areas of law evaluated by the publication's researchers in West Virginia: Corporate/commercial law; labor and employment law; commercial litigation; natural resources law; and real estate ...more »

Major Lawsuit' Against Trump Promised by DC, Maryland Officials
NBCNews.comJune 12, 2017

The attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, D.C., plan to file a "major lawsuit" against President Donald Trump as early as Monday, they said Sunday night. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and his D.C. counterpart, Karl Racine, didn't ...more »

Martinsburg split on opioid lawsuit
Martinsburg JournalJune 10, 2017

City attorney Kin Sayre recommended the council listen to a presentation by a law firm currently involved in opioid litigation in West Virginia. If the city council decides to pursue a lawsuit, it then must chose a legal firm to represent the city ...more »

EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Citizens Financial ...
PR Newswire (press release)June 9, 2017

NEW YORK, June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) from March 18, 2016 through ...more »

PTO Litigation Report – June 9, 2017
The National Law ReviewJune 9, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM). Since the last report, no new requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO have been posted. This listing is ...more »

LexisNexis acquires case analytics firm Ravel Law
ABA JournalJune 8, 2017

LexisNexis Legal & Professional has acquired legal research and litigation analytics firm Ravel Law, and will integrate Ravel's data visualization and profiling technology into LexisNexis services. “Ravel Law will accelerate our vision of the data ...more »

PTO Litigation Report – June 8, 2017
The National Law ReviewJune 8, 2017

Listed below are all new filings before the PTAB of petitions for inter partes review (IPR) and covered business methods review (CBM). Also listed are any newly-posted requests for ex parte reexamination at the USPTO. This listing is current as of 9 AM ...more »

Recent Trends In Commercial Litigation
Above the LawJune 8, 2017

Screen Shot 2017-06-06 at 12.53.18 PM The practice and business of law are being transformed by several major forces, including technological change and globalization, and commercial litigation is no exception. On June 20, join seasoned law firm and ...more »

Stewarts Law Nabs Litigation Pro From Dechert
Law360 (subscription)June 7, 2017

Law360, New York (June 7, 2017, 1:16 PM EDT) -- Stewarts Law LLP has expanded its commercial litigation department in London with the hiring of a new partner from Dechert LLP who has represented banks and major financial institutions on regulatory ...more »

Litigation Finance Firm Offers Revolutionary Program For Women Lawyers With Families
Above the LawJune 7, 2017

happy lawyer baby Where do litigators go when they're no longer interested in law firm life? In recent years, the hot new trend has been for lawyers to leave their firms to join the growing field of litigation finance. One leading group in the industry ...more »

Paul Clement, NRA File to Appear in Sandy Hook Litigation
Law.com (subscription)June 7, 2017

He filed an amicus brief in 2013 with the U.S. Supreme Court to support a Maryland man's challenge to his state's law that bans carrying handguns outside the home for self-defense purposes, unless the individual has a permit that's only obtained with ...more »

German Class-Action Model Offers Opportunities for Litigation Finance
Above the LawJune 6, 2017

This is potentially a boon to litigation finance firms. In the U.S., class action suits are often financed by the law firms themselves. Attorneys in the U.S. can file a suit for a single lead plaintiff and ask that it be certified as a class action for ...more »

Litigation Finance Arrangements Need to be Disclosed, Chamber Argues
Wall Street Journal (subscription) (blog)June 5, 2017

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform is renewing a campaign to require plaintiffs to disclose third-party financing arrangements in all civil cases filed in federal court. Lisa Rickard, president of the Institute for Legal Reform ...more »

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