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BP's Fate Rests With Ex-Maritime Lawyer Who Represented SailorsWhy the Supreme Court should curb the Alien Tort StatuteRottenstein Law Group Sees 2009 DePuy Orthopaedics Internal E-Mail as ...Rep. Chris Hagenow Reports: Strengthening Iowa's Laws on Sex Trafficking and ...Gulf oil spill trial -- Let the fingerpointing beginATRA Posts Video Exposing Ongoing Tort Lawyer Racket in LouisianaSmaller Medical Offices Disappearing Due to Tort Reform Speculates Cleveland ...SC House passes 'Benji's Law' to regulate miniature train ridesThe Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams Discuss Full ...Duane Morris Partner Kenneth M. Argentieri Named Chair of Pennsylvania ...ATRA Posts Video Exposing Ongoing Tort Lawyer Racket in LouisianaAnnual Law Review Symposium: cyber law and recent Minnesota Supreme Court casesATRA Posts Video Exposing Ongoing Tort Lawyer Racket in LouisianaATRA Posts Video Exposing Ongoing Tort Lawyer Racket in LouisianaDykema Launches Exclusive CFPB Regulatory Scorecard

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Will Alien Tort Case be the Next Citizens United?
Corporate CounselFebruary 2, 2012

Instead, corporations in a case the justices will hear this month seek not to spend their money but to avoid doing so by arguing that they have no liability under a 1789 statute for torts committed abroad in violation of international law or US ...more »

Ontario's new tort of invasion of privacy
Lexology (registration)February 7, 2012

Lee 2 had conclusively determined that a tort of invasion of privacy did not exist in Ontario when it stated that “there is no 'free standing' right to dignity or privacy under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“Charter”) or at common law.more »

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BP's Fate Rests With Ex-Maritime Lawyer Who Represented Sailors
BusinessWeekFebruary 24, 2012

“He knows maritime law backwards and forwards, and that's one of the reasons he got this case,” Val Exnicios, a New Orleans lawyer representing a group of commercial fishermen suing BP, Transocean Ltd. and other firms involved in drilling operations at ...more »

Why the Supreme Court should curb the Alien Tort Statute
Washington PostFebruary 24, 2012

Royal Dutch Petroleum, which will decide whether corporations may be sued in US courts for violations of international law under a peculiar 223-year-old federal law, the Alien Tort Statute. The Obama administration argues that corporations should be ...more »

Rottenstein Law Group Sees 2009 DePuy Orthopaedics Internal E-Mail as ...
WebWire (press release)February 23, 2012

The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, a lawyer with over two decades of experience in compassionate representation of clients in consumer ...more »

Rep. Chris Hagenow Reports: Strengthening Iowa's Laws on Sex Trafficking and ...
Patch.comFebruary 23, 2012

The other tort reform bill, scheduled for Thursday, is HSB 612, which protects Iowans from frivolous lawsuits by providing them with potential to collect costs and attorney's fees if the case is dismissed because it is not based in law or fact.more »

Gulf oil spill trial -- Let the fingerpointing begin
ReutersFebruary 23, 2012

"There is a big incentive for everyone to settle," said Robert Percival, a professor at the University of Maryland's law school and director of its environmental law program. "Companies can avoid damaging public relations from months of evidence of all ...more »

ATRA Posts Video Exposing Ongoing Tort Lawyer Racket in Louisiana
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 23, 2012

... to bring attention to so-called "legacy" lawsuits in Louisiana, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today posted video of a plaintiffs' "expert" teaching personal injury lawyers how to exploit the law and corrupt the civil justice system.more »

Smaller Medical Offices Disappearing Due to Tort Reform Speculates Cleveland ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)February 23, 2012

Smaller medical offices are folding, and more doctors are working for large institutions. “There was a time when doctors first thought that medical malpractice reform was a knight in shining armor, and perhaps, at first blush, it was.more »

SC House passes 'Benji's Law' to regulate miniature train rides
Spartanburg Herald JournalFebruary 23, 2012

State inspectors already examine such rides, but a Labor, Licensing and Regulation worker resigned after the crash last year after admitting to falsifying the inspection report for the Cleveland Park train that crashed. Because of a dead battery, ...more »

The Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams Discuss Full ...
Einnews PortugalFebruary 23, 2012

The Philadelphia accident attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, PC, are prepared to help all Pennsylvania residents who have been injured in a car accident to seek the compensation to which they may be entitled. Lowenthal & Abrams, PC, is a personal injury...more »

Duane Morris Partner Kenneth M. Argentieri Named Chair of Pennsylvania ...
Citybizlist (press release)February 23, 2012

Argentieri represents individual and corporate clients in both trial and appellate matters in a wide range of areas, including products liability; defamation; toxic tort; environmental; securities; class action; and commercial law.more »

ATRA Posts Video Exposing Ongoing Tort Lawyer Racket in Louisiana
Sacramento BeeFebruary 22, 2012

... to bring attention to so-called "legacy" lawsuits in Louisiana, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today posted video of a plaintiffs' "expert" teaching personal injury lawyers how to exploit the law and corrupt the civil justice system.more »

Annual Law Review Symposium: cyber law and recent Minnesota Supreme Court cases
William Mitchell College of LawFebruary 22, 2012

“Topics in Cyber Law & Recent Minnesota Supreme Court Cases” will begin with remarks from Professor Michael K. Steenson, Kelley Chair in Tort Law and faculty advisor of the William Mitchell Law Review. His remarks will be followed by practitioner ...more »

ATRA Posts Video Exposing Ongoing Tort Lawyer Racket in Louisiana
SYS-CON Media (press release)February 22, 2012

... to bring attention to so-called "legacy" lawsuits in Louisiana, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today posted video of a plaintiffs' "expert" teaching personal injury lawyers how to exploit the law and corrupt the civil justice system.more »

ATRA Posts Video Exposing Ongoing Tort Lawyer Racket in Louisiana
MarketWatch (press release)February 22, 2012

... to bring attention to so-called "legacy" lawsuits in Louisiana, the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) today posted video of a plaintiffs' "expert" teaching personal injury lawyers how to exploit the law and corrupt the civil justice system.more »

Dykema Launches Exclusive CFPB Regulatory Scorecard
MarketWatch (press release)February 22, 2012

CHICAGO, Feb 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dykema, the leading financial services law firm in the Midwest, today announced the release, on the firm's CFPB Law Blog, of its new regulatory scorecard on activities of the new Bureau of Consumer Financial ...more »

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