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Kodak denies bankruptcy plan but shares plummet
Economic TimesOctober 1, 2011

Eastman Kodak Co shares lost more than half their value on Friday as the company hired a law firm well-known for bankruptcy cases, triggering speculation that the photography pioneer could file for bankruptcy. Kodak, which delivered the first consumer ...more »

Expert liability for ratings agencies
The National Law JournalOctober 1, 2011

Noting this concern, the staff advised that they would not recommend enforcement of Regulation AB's requirements for prospectus disclosure of ratings. The enforcement position was initially effective for six months, and by replacement letter made ...more »

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Jackson Kelly Attorneys Honored as Lawyers of the Year
State JournalOctober 5, 2011

... Litigation – Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year; Stephen R. Crislip, Charleston, Legal Malpractice Law—Defendants Lawyer of the Year; Charles D. Dunbar, Charleston, Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year; David M. Flannery, Charleston, Energy Law...more »

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Tennessee Caps Medical Malpractice Damages
Insurance JournalOctober 17, 2011

Insurers in Tennessee will payout fewer damages in medical malpractice cases after a new cap on damages took effect earlier this month. The new law also states insurers may no longer be sued under the state's consumer protection law. ...more »

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Texas defends malpractice limits
The Hill (blog)October 13, 2011

Supporters of Texas' medical malpractice laws — including Gov. Rick Perry — are pushing back against a report that says the laws have made healthcare worse in the state. The liberal advocacy group Public Citizen said ...more »

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Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Says Better-Informed Decisions Will ...
PR Web (press release)October 3, 2011

... Chicago medical malpractice attorney Patrick A. Salvi said today. “This will be valuable new tool for the public to use in their search for qualified physicians,” said Salvi, whose Chicago medical malpractice law firm, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard ...more »

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