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The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of top-line growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. The firm's gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue ...more »

Not 'Desperate' for cash: Obama lists his big fundraisers
msnbc.comFebruary 1, 2012

One of the president's top bundlers, former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, recently caused embarrassment for the campaign when his investment firm, MF Global, filed for bankruptcy, triggering an FBI investigation into whether its clients' money had ...more »

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Birth Injury
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Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm Expands Houston Focus with New Office ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)February 1, 2012

The Sloan Firm has an impressive track record with regard to negotiations and litigation in their key practice areas, which include general practice law and personal injury law. The firm's attorneys also have expertise in commercial law, employment law ...more »

Actress hurt on 'SVU' OKs deal
New York Daily NewsFebruary 2, 2012

Actress Rosie Perez has settled her personal injury lawsuit against the producers of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” her lawyer confirmed Wednesday. Perez claimed she suffered serious neck and back injuries and nerve damage in 2009 when she was ...more »

Car Accidents
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House panel backs car booster seats for kids
Tucson CitizenFebruary 4, 2012

Arizona remains one of three states that don't require booster seats despite the National Transportation Safety Board recommending such laws. Current state law requires children age 4 and younger to be in car seats. After that, child passengers must be ...more »

Intentional Torts
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Intrusion upon seclusion protected by Canadian court
Infosecurity Magazine (US)February 9, 2012

Justice Sharp in the Court of Appeal then considered whether Ontario law recognizes invasion of privacy as a cause for civil action. He decided that it does, as an 'intrusion upon seclusion'. The test is whether the act is intentional, ...more »

Mass Accidents
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Super Bowl Weekend proved deadly on Las Vegas roadways
KTNV Las VegasFebruary 7, 2012

Metro confirms there have been more car accidents and DUI arrests so far this year, as compared to the same time last year. Metro, and other law enforcement agencies throughout the valley had more officers out patrolling the roads this weekend.more »

Defective Products
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SPECIAL REPORT-The great French breast implant scandal=2
Reuters AlertNetFebruary 2, 2012

France has a government regulator, the Agence Francaise de Securite Sanitaire des Produits de Sante, or AFSSAPS, which has the power to remove products from the market but does not certify them. But the agency that certified PIP's implants was actually ...more »

Toxic Torts
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Company Spotlight: Law Office of Joshua A. Burt
Ventura County StarFebruary 4, 2012

What prompted you to start your own business? I enjoy problem-solving for businesses, big and small, and individuals in need of legal advice. The firm offers legal services in the areas of trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, employment and complex ...more »

New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Achieves Certification as a Civil Trial Attorney
PR Web (press release)February 11, 2012

The New Jersey personal injury law firm of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC, announced today that attorney Patricia Zangrilli Boguslawski has become certified as civil trial attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. On February 8, the Court's Board ...more »

Wrongful Death
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Family of slain Border Patrol agent files $25M wrongful death claim against ...
Washington PostFebruary 2, 2012

PHOENIX — The family of a slain US Border Patrol agent filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against the federal government on Wednesday. The 65-page document that's a precursor to a lawsuit was filed in Phoenix and claims Brian Terry was killed ...more »

Food-Borne Illness
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Clues to Deadly EU 'Sproutbreak' in New Genome Study
Food Safety NewsFebruary 8, 2012

by News Desk | Feb 08, 2012 In one of the first uses of genome sequencing to trace the path of a foodborne illness outbreak, a team led by scientists from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Broad Institute looked at the E. coli O104:H4 ...more »

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