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  • Firm hired by GOP ends work on gay marriage ban

    Firm hired by GOP ends work on gay marriage ban

    Headline Legal News 05/02/2011

    A prominent law firm hired by Republican lawmakers to defend the federal ban on gay marriage said Monday it was withdrawing from the case amid criticism by advocacy groups, prompting the partner leading the work to quit.The move by Atlanta-based King...

  • Bachmann uses Holocaust to illustrate tax point

    Bachmann uses Holocaust to illustrate tax point

    Lawyer News 05/02/2011

    Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on Saturday described the loss of "economic liberty" that young Americans face today as a "flash point of history" in which the younger generation will ask what their elders did to stop it.In a speech to New Hampshire ...

  • Liberals Press Obama to Dump GE CEO From Economic Panel

    Liberals Press Obama to Dump GE CEO From Economic Panel

    Headline Legal News 04/01/2011

    Jeffrey Immelt, the head of GE, is facing backlash from left-leaning groups who say that he shouldn’t be on the White House Jobs Council or any other panel in light of reports that the company last year made $14.2 billion in profit, paid zero in corp...

  • Experts: Contamination from GM alfalfa certain

    Experts: Contamination from GM alfalfa certain

    Headline Legal News 02/07/2011

    Contamination of organic and traditional crops by recently deregulated, genetically modified alfalfa is inevitable, agriculture experts said, despite Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's recent assurances the federal government would take steps to pre...

  • Hariri court holds hearing to discuss law issues

    Hariri court holds hearing to discuss law issues

    Headline Legal News 02/07/2011

    Lawyers and judges at a U.N.-backed tribunal tried Monday to thrash out the question of what constitutes an act of terrorism, and other legal issues, as they prepare to prosecute suspects for the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik ...

  • The Securities Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes Files Arbitration Claim

    The Securities Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes Files Arbitration Claim

    Bar Associations 11/29/2010

    The Securities Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes ("K&T"), www.nasd-law.com, announced today that it filed a securities arbitration claim against Securities America on behalf of a 69 year old retiree from Arizona, seeking to recover $230,000 which ...

  • Lawyer: Emanuel broke Chicago mayor residency rule

    Lawyer: Emanuel broke Chicago mayor residency rule

    National News 11/29/2010

    As he travels about the city, assuring Chicagoans that he is one of them, Rahm Emanuel must be asking himself why he just didn't leave his house vacant when he went off to work in the White House. Or rent it to a buddy or a relative. That's because a...

  • Judge denies class action in cigarette lawsuits

    Judge denies class action in cigarette lawsuits

    Practice Legal News 11/29/2010

    A federal judge in Maine yesterday denied class-action status to four lawsuits accusing Philip Morris USA of misleading smokers about the health risks of light cigarettes. The ruling by U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. concerns lawsuits that ...

  • Ruling on Wal-Mart class-action case may have broader impact

    Ruling on Wal-Mart class-action case may have broader impact

    Legal Review 11/29/2010

    The fate of the largest job bias lawsuit in the nation's history — a claim that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shortchanged women in pay and promotions for many years — hinges on whether the Supreme Court will let the class-action case go to trial. The court i...

  • Class action lawsuit against United Water could cost millions

    Class action lawsuit against United Water could cost millions

    Lawyer News 11/29/2010

    Several Union City residents have filed a class action lawsuit against United Water on allegations that the company cheated customers by selling them useless warranties that do not cover repairs. The warranties, which cost about $150 a year, are supp...

  • Supreme Court: drugs can be forced on defendant

    Supreme Court: drugs can be forced on defendant

    Headline Legal News 11/29/2010

    The state Supreme Court ruled on Friday that possession of more than 8 pounds of marijuana is a serious enough charge to warrant forcing medication on a defendant so he is competent to stand trial. The high court's 7-0 ruling came in the case of 30-y...

  • Conn. high court to hear immigrant benefits case

    Conn. high court to hear immigrant benefits case

    Headline Legal News 11/29/2010

    The Connecticut Supreme Court will be hearing arguments in a case where state lawmakers voted to end medical benefits for some impoverished legal immigrants. The justices are set to hear the case Tuesday. A Hartford Superior Court judge ruled in Dece...

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