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  • Law firm of BP claims czar paid $3.3M so far

    Law firm of BP claims czar paid $3.3M so far

    Headline Legal News 11/06/2010

    The law firm of Kenneth Feinberg, the man in charge of BP's $20 billion compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims, has so far been paid about $3.35 million from BP PLC. The Gulf Coast Claims Facility, which was set up to compensate fishermen, busi...

  • CLS Mitigation Consulting Services “Defending the Damned”

    CLS Mitigation Consulting Services “Defending the Damned”

    Legal Review 11/06/2010

    CLS Mitigation & Consulting Services " Representing clients accused of horrific crimes is a daunting, soul-searching, tall order of business for any lawyer. Defending people like Joe Atkins who shot 13-year-old Karen Patterson to death in her bed...

  • When Doctors Go Bad – Maribeth Chase v Dr Robert T. Tenny

    When Doctors Go Bad – Maribeth Chase v Dr Robert T. Tenny

    Legal Review 11/06/2010

    Medical Doctors are not perfect. They make mistakes like everyone else.They’re not Perfectthey’re only human. But when 15 of Dr Tenny’s former patients and some “surviving family members of these former patients All end up suing the same Dr. Tenny, f...

  • When Doctors Go Bad – Misdiagnosis of Cervical Cancer

    When Doctors Go Bad – Misdiagnosis of Cervical Cancer

    Legal Review 11/06/2010

    Every day, somewhere in America more than 300 innocent men, women, and children become victims of medical malpractice at the hands of incompetent and negligent doctors. Maybe just like your own family doctor. And these people end up either dead or pe...

  • Kilpatrick Stockton acquires West Coast firm

    Kilpatrick Stockton acquires West Coast firm

    Bar Associations 11/03/2010

    Kilpatrick Stockton LLP said today that it has gained the major West Coast presence it has desired for at least a year. The law firm said it is acquiring Townsend and Townsend and Crew, which has offices in Denver, Palo Alto, Calif., San Diego, San F...

  • California voters reject legalization of marijuana

    California voters reject legalization of marijuana

    National News 11/03/2010

    California voters said no thanks to a ballot initiative that would have made it the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and sales. Proposition 19, rejected Tuesday, would have made it legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to a...

  • Court Appoints Lawyer for Bernard Kilpatrick

    Court Appoints Lawyer for Bernard Kilpatrick

    National News 11/03/2010

    It's the ongoing public corruption investigation that's led to charges against numerous city officials, including former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. It now appears his father could soon be at federal court, as well. "The case looks like it's at a...

  • Court hears arguments on violent video games

    Court hears arguments on violent video games

    Headline Legal News 11/03/2010

    The Supreme Court expressed sympathy for a California law that aims to keep children away from ultra-violent video games, but several justices said the law faces a high constitutional hurdle. The high court heard arguments Tuesday over a California b...

  • California marijuana legalization goes up in smoke

    California marijuana legalization goes up in smoke

    Headline Legal News 11/03/2010

    California voters rejected a ballot measure on Tuesday that would have made it the first U.S. state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The "no" vote on Proposition 19 had 56 percent of the vote to 43 percent for "yes," with 20 percent of pre...

  • WA voters say no to state income tax Initiative 1098

    WA voters say no to state income tax Initiative 1098

    Headline Legal News 11/03/2010

    Early returns show voters rejected Initiative 1098 being rejected with about 65 percent of the vote to 35 percent in unofficial returns. Initiative 1098 would institute a new state tax on the top 1 percent of incomes to pay for education and health p...

  • States aim to force changes in foreclosure process

    States aim to force changes in foreclosure process

    Legal Review 11/02/2010

    If the attorneys general of up to 40 states have their way, mortgage companies will have to revamp the way they handle foreclosures, pay penalties for violations and expand help to homeowners on the verge of foreclosure. The top law enforcement offic...

  • Justices weigh lawsuits over vaccine side effects

    Justices weigh lawsuits over vaccine side effects

    Legal Review 11/02/2010

    The Supreme Court is trying to sort out whether drug companies can be sued for claims of serious side effects from childhood vaccines without driving vaccine makers from the market and risking a public health crisis. The court heard arguments Tuesday...

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