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Editorial: Heavier, but not therapeutic
Jakarta PostAugust 1, 2011

The Supreme Court panel of justices — Krisna Harahap, Artidjo Alkostar and Syamsul Rakan Chaniago — were right to insist on sentencing Gayus more heavily because tax crime is a burden on the state. “The defendant is a tax officer. ...more »

Judge's mixed metaphors tickle the press
Thomson Reuters News & InsightAugust 3, 2011

In late July, Kenton Circuit Court judge Martin Sheehan received news of a settlement in a bitter legal malpractice suit he had been overseeing. Sheehan summed up his feelings about the development in an order canceling the trial. ...more »

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Nursing home case could affect W.Va. medmal reforms
West Virginia RecordAugust 26, 2011

CHARLESTON -- Observers of West Virginia's legal system say a case of alleged neglect by nursing home workers could mean another hurdle for the state's medical malpractice reforms. Earlier this month, a Kanawha County jury awarded an elderly woman's ...more »

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