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Injunction Filed on Legality of Fireworks Ban - This Morning, 11:30am, Friday, J …

Joe Daughtry, President of the Texas Fireworks Association, has filed a Temporary restraining order and temporary injunction in Jefferson County over the ban on the sale or use of all types of fireworks for the July 4 weekend. “The county in banning the sale or use of all types of fireworks has created an undue burden on all of the vendors and many will lose everything they own

Free Motor Vehicle Accident Case Evaluation at LA Personal Injury Law Firm, Gray …

Los Angeles, California, June 13th 2011 LA personal injury law firm, Grayson & Grayson now offers free motor vehicle accident case evaluation. Free consultation by expert personal injury lawyer Mark Grayson can be obtained by filling out the case evaluation form at: The personal injury law firm, Grayson & Grayson provides legal expertise to personal injury victims in Los Angeles. The LA personal injury law firm has over 30 years of

Washington Insider Reveals CIA Assassination Plot

Dr. William C. Chasey tells how the CIA, FBI and IRS abused state powers to destroy him in “Truth Never Dies” In “Truth Never Dies” (ISBN 1461064449), Dr. William C. Chasey tells the true story of his downfall at the hands of the United States government. He explains the book is not intended to express anger or seek vengeance, but rather to present an honest account of what happened

RICO Lawsuit Filed Against Henderson County & FEMA, Among Others

June 22nd, 2011 – Henderson County, IL – On Friday, attorneys representing Jesco Disaster Services filed a lawsuit alleging that several parties, including Henderson County, FEMA, IEMA and the Henderson County Board of Supervisors illegally conspired to avoid paying an invoice provided by Jesco for services rendered following the historic Flood of 2008. Beginning on July 17th, Jesco was contracted by Henderson County to pump 60-70 billion gallons of water out

Mesothelioma Patient Awarded $8.465 Million In California Asbestos Exposure Case

Union Carbide and CalPortland Found Liable LOS ANGELES — June 23, 2011 — A California superior court has ordered Union Carbide and CalPortland to pay $8.465 million to a career painter and handyman whose exposure to asbestos-containing products left him with pleural malignant mesothelioma — a highly aggressive type of cancer that can take decades to appear, yet typically claims the lives of its victims within a matter of months once

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 20

Social protest burns brighter in Ukraine The popular will to protest against government activity has been seen to rise throughout 2010 and 2011, apparently unaffected by the feeble response to the recent protests of entrepreneurs. The protests show now particular geographical bias - reaching even the Donetsk region, the home ground of the President. Experts state that the majority of protests are emerging in reaction to local authorities disregard for

Chambers USA Recognizes Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC in its Annual Law Firm R …

DALLAS, Texas –Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, has once again recognized the Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC (KRCL) Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice in its annual law firm rankings. In addition, Joseph Coleman, one of the Firm's founding Directors and head of the Practice Group, was also ranked individually by Chambers. Per the Chambers publication, "the [bankruptcy] group has a very broad-based practice acting on behalf of secured

President Ma urges US to sell Taiwan more weapons

By Elaine Hou ROC President Ma Ying-jeou again called on the U.S. to sell Taiwan weapons such as F-16 C/D fighters to help maintain the nation’s defense capabilities in the face of the escalating military threat from mainland China. “We are grateful for Washington’s approval of U.S. arms sales to Taipei in 2008 and 2010,” Ma said June 28. “But to maintain a robust defense, Taiwan now needs F-16 C/Ds, diesel-electric

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 19

With Party of Regions focused on election law in the quest for power, an opposition member is commended in Europe. As Ukraine remains frozen on the topic of corruption, the President tries to offset debt with investment in sport. Proposed election rule changes would secure total dominance for the governing party The website of the Ministry of Justice has recently published an updated draft of legislation governing the protocol of parliamentary elections

Thompson & Knight Ranked as Top Patent Litigation Firm

Texas (June 28, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce its inclusion by Intellectual Asset Management (“IAM”) magazine in the 2011 IAM Patent Litigation 250 (“IAM 250”), a guide to the world’s leading patent litigators. The Firm is included among the top 12 firms in Texas, one of the “busiest jurisdictions in the country” for patent litigation. IAM 250 stated


MIAMI (June 28, 2011) – Jeffrey Bercow and Michael Radell have been named again to the annual Florida Super Lawyers list as the top attorneys in their respective fields, while Melissa Tapanes Llahues and Mickey Marrero have been named to the 2011 Florida Rising Stars list. The attorneys specialize in land use/zoning and environmental law. Less than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers, and

Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate Shareholder Fred Karlinsky Appointed …

Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate Shareholder Fred Karlinsky was appointed to the Florida State University (FSU) Foundation Board of Trustees for a term commencing on July 1, 2011. An alumnus of the Florida State University College of Law, Mr. Karlinsky serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at FSU and is a member of the College of Law’s Board of Visitors. He and his wife, Autumn, also endowed the Karlinsky

20th Anniversary of the Mt. Pinatubo Eruption : The Triumph of the Pampangueño S …

The human spirit is always unmistakably tried and measured by adversity. Twenty years ago, the second-largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century took place at Mount Pinatubo on June 15, 1991. The eruption produced high-speed avalanches of hot ash and gas, massive lahar flows for years on end, and a cloud of volcanic ash hundreds of miles across the Asian region, and altering the climate around the globe. The human

Gardere Attorneys Selected Among H Texas Magazine’s Top Lawyers

HOUSTON – Fourteen attorneys from Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, representing six practice areas, have been named to H Texas magazine’s 2011 Houston’s Top Lawyers list. The full peer-selected list appears in the current issue of the magazine. The Gardere attorneys and the practice areas for which they were honored are: Commercial litigation partners Michael Cash, Jeff Davis, Amy Dinn, Peter Scaff, Samantha Trahan and T. Michael Wall; white collar criminal defense

Florida Trend Names Three Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Partners to Legal Elite 2011

ORLANDO, FL – Each year, Florida Trend recognizes the state’s top attorneys as selected by their peers. Four Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell partners – Daniel J. Gerber, Scott M. Sarason and Leonard J. Dietzen, III – have earned recognition in Florida Legal Elite 2011. All three partners are recognized for the accomplishments in litigation including trial work. Dietzen, a labor and employment lawyer, is listed for the first

Chicago Elder Law Attorney, Kerry Peck, Admitted To Bar Of U.S. Supreme Court

CHICAGO, IL -- Kerry Peck, a Chicago elder law attorney with the firm Peck Bloom, was recently admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. Peck and other lawyers from Illinois traveled to Washington D.C. for the June 6th ceremony. To receive the honor, each lawyer had to complete an application, receive an endorsement from two sponsors and present a certificate of good standing from their local


CORAL GABLES (June 21, 2011) – Attorney Jeffrey Albinson, of Daniels Kashtan Downs Robertson & McGirney P.A., has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Code & Rules of Evidence Committee of The Florida Bar, effective July 1. Albinson practices in the firm’s Tampa office. “I am honored to have been selected to this important position by Florida Bar President-Elect Scott G. Hawkins,” Albinson said. Albinson has more than 25 years of trial experience

Thompson & Knight Expands Oil and Gas and Corporate Practices in New York

New York (June 21, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Partners Richard S. Green and Gaye White to the Firm’s New York office. Green has joined the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group, and White has rejoined the Firm’s Oil and Gas Practice Group after serving as Vice President & Senior Counsel of USA Compression Partners, LLC,

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 18

With international finance on hold for Ukraine, observers stress the plight of the SME sector. As Verkhovna Rada’s duty to democracy is called into question, public scandals distance Ukraine from Europe. Dark days for the middle class Observers of the Ukrainian SME sector warned of total collapse at the recent Ukrainian Investment Summit in London in May. Prominent economist Anders Aslund and Petro Poroshenko, a businessman who has held a number of

Mesriani Law Group Secures Settlement for Wrongfully Terminated Employee

Los Angeles – Expert employment and labor law attorneys of Mesriani Law Group, one of the leading law firms in Los Angeles and southern California, have successfully represented and obtained more than $55,000 as settlement for a wrongful termination claim of a dismissed employee. The employee worked as a bank teller and later got promoted as supervisor. Her tasks include training and teaching other tellers on proper bank procedures and policy.

Gardere Earns Legal 500 Technology, M&A and Real Estate Honors

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has earned recognition in the prestigious 2011 U.S. edition of The Legal 500 based on the firm’s work for clients in technology transactions, middle-market mergers and acquisitions, and real estate matters. The Legal 500 directory is published by LegalEase, a worldwide provider of information on elite law firms that compiles the annual list of the country’s leading law firms based on peer recommendations and


HATTIESBURG, MS (June 10, 2011) – Will Oatis, of Silver Creek, MS, has officially entered the race for governor of Mississippi in 2011. Oatis will announce his run for governor on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 2:00PM in the Town Park of Silver Creek, MS. Town Park is located at the intersection of Highway 184/Southern Avenue and 2nd Street. “As a lifelong Mississippian, I am committed to restoring the prominence of

BCA Wins Coveted National Marketing Award for Oil Spill Campaign

Houston, Tx – June 6, 2011 – The law firm of Brent Coon & Associates, received the “Best Integrated Legal Campaign during the 2011 Internet Advertising Competition Awards for its “Gulf Coast Disaster” Campaign. The campaign included the website “” and blends both online and offline advertising while incorporating 21st century marketing methods such as interactive online “Town Hall” video seminars and traffic generation efforts targeting online

UDT Asia 2011

Clarion Events hosts the Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) Asia 2011 conference and exhibition to bring senior naval and industry personnel together to cover underwater developments in the region Singapore, May 30 – Clarion Events is hosting UDT Asia on 30 November – 1 December 2011. The event brings together the undersea defence community in Asia, featuring top regional naval speakers, who will be addressing the latest underwater requirements for Asian navies. According

Thompson & Knight Honored Again by The Legal 500 US

Texas (June 8, 2011) – Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce its recognition as one of the top U.S. law firms in the prestigious 2011 The Legal 500 US directory published by Legalease. Thompson & Knight is ranked among the nation’s top firms in these six areas of practice, with the attorneys in parentheses named for their specific expertise: Energy: Litigation (Greg W. Curry, Andrew B. Derman, Becky

Jackson Walker Wins Texas Supreme Court Victory for Client in Franchise Tax Case

AUSTIN -- On May 27, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company in its dispute with the Texas Comptroller’s Office over how the licensing of geophysical data should be categorized for Texas franchise tax purposes. TGS gathers and interprets seismic and geophysical data that is used by the oil and gas industry. In its decision, the court agreed with TGS that revenue from the licensing

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 17

As Ukraine steps towards authoritarianism the labour force walks out. With the media protesting against violations of their rights we ask the question: how long before the people follow suit? The good, the bad and the imaginary enemies of Ukrainian media The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine put Yan Tabachnyk, a deputy from the Party of Regions, at the top of a list of government officials and media owners actively repressing

Leading Colorado Law Firm: McDowell Laybourne & Rodemer offers free consultation …

Colorado Springs, United States of America, June 6 2011- One of the most promising Injury Lawyer Colorado firms, McDowell Laybourne & Rodemer has announced that they offer free of cost consultation to their clients within 24 hours of reporting. The company lawyers usually meet the client’s in person to discuss the case details within 24 hours of receiving the information. Clients can inform the Colorado Law Firm’s associate over the

Godwin Ronquillo’s Raines Elected President of Executive Women of Dallas

DALLAS – Carolyn Raines, shareholder at Godwin Ronquillo PC, has been elected President of the Executive Women of Dallas. “The Executive Women of Dallas is devoted to the support and promotion of executive women as leaders in the workplace and community,” says Ms. Raines. “This philosophy creates a professional environment that helps foster exceptional female leadership in North Texas, benefitting individual businesses as well as our communities.” Executive Women of Dallas

Gardere Lobby Team Completes Successful 2011 Texas Legislative Session

AUSTIN – The Government Affairs Group in the Austin office of Gardere Wynne Sewell completed a successful 82nd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, assisting clients in the passage of numerous pieces of key legislation. The Gardere team took the lead or actively participated in the passage of important pieces of legislation during the 140-day regular session that concluded May 30, 2011, including: • A clarification of what constitutes a retailer’s being “engaged

Jackson Walker Welcomes John W. V. Schwartzenburg

HOUSTON – Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome partner John Walter Van Schwartzenburg to the firm. Mr. Schwartzenburg joins the Energy group in the Houston office. Mr. Schwartzenburg represents clients engaged in electrical power generation, natural gas pipeline, and other infrastructure businesses and related engineering, manufacturing and construction fields. He assists clients with respect to the acquisition of assets and companies, development of green field and brown field projects, turnkey engineering,

Taber Estes Thorne & Carr Partners Featured Among Dallas’ Best Lawyers

DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm of Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is pleased to announce that name partners Dawn Estes and Lori Carr have earned recognition in D Magazine's 2011 listing of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas.” The 2011 listing of the city’s top attorneys is featured in the June 2011 issue of D Magazine, and is available at Ms. Estes is highlighted as one of Dallas’ top

Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP Adds Washington, D.C. Office

Washington, D.C., May 27, 2011 - Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP announced the opening of its newest office in Washington, D.C. this week. The new office is the latest expansion for the firm which maintains offices in several Midwestern states and on both coasts. Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP is a law firm dedicated to the representation of Indian Tribes and Native American organizations throughout the United

Govt. understates foreign aid costs by 400%

The Government’s calculations concerning the costs associated with foreign aid are understated by 400%. Previously, Foreign aid cost the American Taxpayer approximately 1% of our budget. However, since the present administration took office, this amount has steadily increased and is rapidly approaching the 5% mark. But the reality of this unprecedented spending has not been adequately disclosed largely because the government does not adhere to generally accepted accounting principles. Moreover,

Poll: Ron Paul and Sarah Palin Have Most Support Among GOP Voters; Not Romney, P …

Following the first in the nation GOP presidential primary debate on May 5th, 2011, WEPOLLS.COM is ready to declare Texas Congressman RON PAUL the winner of the contest. In a polling sample of 380 debate watchers, an overwhelming majority, seventy percent (70%), selected REP. RON PAUL as the victor. Considering Mr. Paul’s 2008 enthusiasm and fundraising performance combined with the absence of “top tier” candidates such as Mitt Romney, Mike

Announcement of India Art Fair, 4TH Edition 25-29 January 2012 in New Delhi

New Delhi, India ( openpr ) May 30, 2011 - Now in its 4th edition, India Art Fair (formerly India Art Summit) is set to take place in New Delhi from 25-29 January 2012. Established in 2008 as the country’s first international art fair, India Art Fair has received 178,000 visitors over its first 3 editions. The highly successful 3rd edition in 2011 included 84 exhibiting galleries from

Brain Injury Attorney Jason Byrd Urges Parents to Put Helmets on Their Children

Brain injury attorney Jason Byrd wants to let parents know that they have a responsibility to make sure their children are wearing helmets when operating ATVs. With ATVs causing a majority of child brain injury cases, it just makes sense for parents to demand that their children wear helmets. “The brain oversees and controls the entire process of living, thinking and experiencing ,” Jason Byrd explains. “Unfortunately, many brain injuries are

usedSoft wins against Adobe

Another partial victory for the liberalization of the software market / usedSoft is allowed to continue to trade Adobe software / “Victory for the free software trade” usedSoft has won a decisive victory in the battle for free trade with used software. In the context of preliminary injunction proceedings at the Cantonal Court in Zug, Switzerland (Az. ES 2010 822), the court rejected a motion by software producer Adobe last week

Continued Inaction on Referral Fees is Hurting Claimants says Leading Personal I …

Legal Services Board position on retaining perverse commercial incentives in personal injury market threatens access to justice Chesterfield, 27 May 2011 – Today’s recommendation by the Legal Services Board to retain referral fees as a key commercial element of the personal injury marketplace is bad for claimants and a detriment to access to justice, argues leading personal injury solicitor John Spencer. According to Spencer, the LSB’s recommendation is the latest example

San Francisco Muni Hit with Wrongful Death Suit Arising from April 2010 Collisio …

Dr. Theodore Glaza, the husband of Scott Whitsett, late yesterday filed a wrongful death lawsuit (Case No. CGC-11-511170) in San Francisco Superior Court against the City and County of San Francisco (Muni) and the driver of the 14 Mission bus that killed Whitsett on the morning of Apr. 21, 2010. The suit, filed by John M. Feder of Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & McGuinn of San Francisco and Alisha Louie

Sayles Werbner Co-Founders Highlighted Among Dallas’ Best Lawyers

DALLAS – The Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner is pleased to announce that co-founders Richard Sayles and Mark Werbner once again have earned spots on D Magazine’s listing of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas.” Both Sayles and Werbner are recognized among Dallas’ top lawyers for their work in business litigation. To compile the list of the city’s top attorneys, D Magazine solicited nominations from lawyers and judges throughout North Texas. The

McCurley Orsinger Partners Among Dallas’ Best Lawyers

DALLAS – Mike McCurley and Mary Jo McCurley, name partners in the Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, LLP, have earned a place on D Magazine’s 2011 listing of The Best Lawyers in Dallas. Among the most respected Family Law attorneys in Texas, Mr. McCurley and Ms. McCurley are no strangers to accolades. Mr. McCurley was recently selected by Worth magazine as one of the Top 100

Charla Aldous Highlighted Among Best Lawyers in Dallas

DALLAS – Noted Dallas trial attorney Charla G. Aldous once again has earned a spot on D Magazine’s annual listing of Dallas’ top lawyers. Ms. Aldous, founder of Dallas’ Aldous Law Firm, is featured on this year’s list based on her extensive work for clients in personal injury litigation. The 2011 edition of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” was developed though nominations submitted by lawyers from across the Dallas/Fort Worth area. D

MLJ Civil Court Manual

LexisNexis India, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, launched ‘The MLJ Civil Court Manual, 14th edition’. The thoroughly revised and updated edition of this prestigious, authoritative and indispensable encyclopedia of central acts with important rules was released by the Honorable Mr. Justice V. Rama Subramanian, Judge, Madras High Court. The book covers case law updated till January 2011 and provides an exhaustive coverage of Supreme Court cases and

Three Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank Partners Featured Among Dallas’ Best Lawy …

DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm of Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP is pleased to announce that name partners Michael Gruber, Michael Hurst and Mark Shank have earned recognition in D Magazine's 2011 listing of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas.” The annual listing of the city’s top attorneys is featured in the June 2011 issue of D Magazine, and is available at Mr. Gruber, recognized in the business litigation practice

Donald E. Godwin Named One of Dallas’ Top Lawyers in D Magazine

DALLAS – Accomplished attorney Donald E. Godwin, Chairman and CEO of the noted Texas litigation and appellate law firm of Godwin Ronquillo PC, has earned a place on D Magazine’s 2011 listing of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas.” This is the fourth time Mr. Godwin has been recognized by D Magazine for his business litigation work. “To be considered among the leading lawyers from this city is an honor, as

Six Gardere Partners Named to D Magazine’s List of ‘Best Lawyers in Dallas’ …

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that six of the firm's partners have been named to D Magazine’s list of "The Best Lawyers in Dallas.” The list will be published in the June 2011 edition of D Magazine. The Gardere attorneys and the practice areas for which they were honored are: • Beverly Godbey, Business Litigation • Robert Hoffman, Business Litigation • Kevin L. Kelley, Commercial Real Estate • Holland N.

Leading Claimant Representative to Help Standardise Technology in Assessing Pers …

Leading reform advocate and claimant representative to help standardise the use of technology in assessing personal injury damages Chesterfield, 26 May 2011: CS2 Lawyers, a personal injury practice, today announced that Director John Spencer has been named to a newly established Working Group tackling the issue of predictable damages in personal injury (PI) claims. The Group has been tasked with establishing the consistent and fair standardisation of technology in efforts to

Charity Fundraising Site Warns Over Big Society Initiative

As David Cameron looks to encourage more charitable donations from society, the UK’s leading fundraising shopping site easyfundraising .org .uk has welcomed the announcement, but warns the Government needs to make it simpler and more affordable to give support if the UK’s thousands of smaller good causes are to see the benefit. Gary Thompson, managing director of easyfundraising, says: “It’s all very well the Government announcing fundraising initiatives, but the reality

Texas Bank Chooses Comprehensive Bank Training from Edcomm Banker’s Academy

A Texas Community Bank has recently chosen comprehensive bank training from Edcomm Banker’s Academy. New York, NY, May 26, 2011 -- A Texas Community Bank has recently chosen comprehensive bank training from Edcomm Banker’s Academy. The Bank has also chosen Edcomm Banker’s Academy’s Learning Management System (LMS), Learning Link® for hosting and maintenance of Banker’s Academy Unlimited. Banker’s Academy Unlimited, from Edcomm Banker’s Academy, provides every employee at a Bank, Credit Union

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