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U.S. Derivatives Regulators to Seek Comment on Overseas Reach
San Francisco ChronicleAugust 1, 2011

1 (Bloomberg) -- US financial regulators are planning to seek comment on when Dodd-Frank Act rules for the $601 trillion swap market apply to international transactions or firms conducting business overseas. The Securities and Exchange Commission is ...more »

Just married? Check your divorce cover
Financial TimesAugust 2, 2011

So, while divorce insurance is unlikely to take off for the mass market any time soon, it could work for individuals who have already taken the time to craft a pre-or-post nuptial agreement. Please don't cut articles from FT.com and redistribute by ...more »

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Ohio lawyer stripped of license for stealing from a client
Thomson Reuters News & InsightAugust 25, 2011

Scott was suspended for fabricating evidence, failing to account for client funds, failing to tell his client that he did not have malpractice insurance and engaging in conduct adversely reflecting on fitness to practice law. He also was ordered to pay ...more »

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Medical testimony ruling could be far-reaching
The TennesseanAugust 29, 2011

Legislative changes to overall tort laws, and to medical malpractice laws, in 2009 and 2011, already have been followed by significant drops in med-mal case filings, with parallel reductions in malpractice insurance premiums. In 2009, pre-case-filing ...more »

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Malpractice Suit Hits Quality of BigLaw's Temporary Lawyers
ABA JournalAugust 3, 2011

A legal malpractice suit filed against McDermott Will & Emery raises questions about outside lawyers hired to help screen documents for clients. An amended malpractice suit filed last week by JM Manufacturing, also known as JM ...more »

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RAWLINS v. DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY HEALTH SERVICES OF AUSTIN
Leagle.comAugust 29, 2011

Appellant Rachel Rawlins ("Rawlins") filed a malpractice action against Richard Hammer, MD ("Hammer"), a pathologist; against Hammer's medical professional group, Clinical Pathology Associates; and against Seton Healthcare (formerly Daughters of ...more »

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