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Email Reveals DePuy Knew of ASR Hip Problems Before Recall Was Issued

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports on a recent email which suggests that Johnson & Johnson was aware of problems with its DePuy ASR hips for a year before the devices were ever recalled. Los Angeles, CA, February 28, 2012 – Nadrich & Cohen, LLP, a national law firm specializing in representing plaintiffs injured by medical devices, has previously reported on the developments in the ongoing controversy surrounding the now-recalled DePuy

Thompson & Knight Partner Named to Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Board of Di …

Dallas (February 27, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Partner Matthew P. Harper has been named to the Board of Directors of the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Harper will serve a three-year term on the Board. Harper is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Dallas. He focuses his practice on

Thompson & Knight Managing Partner Named 2012 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer

Texas (February 23, 2012) - The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Managing Partner Emily A. Parker has been named as the 2012 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer by the State Bar of Texas Tax Section. The award recognizes Parker’s outstanding leadership, reputation, expertise, professionalism, and mentorship in the practice of tax law. She is the first woman and ninth recipient to be honored

New Sunni Colonel in Iraqi Military with still unknown functions.

According to military sources, there is a new Sunni colonel named Kais Kais Awni., what the time is very unusual in Iraq, although there is still no official confirmation. Colonel Awni never belonged to the Baath Government. He lived and studied economics in Germany. He was grown up and lived in Bagdad for many years. His responsibilities are as yet completely unknown. The source is an article published at Al-Thawra. The

Leeds Solicitor raises over £6000 for Will Aid Charity

One of Leeds’ leading law firms has raised over £6000 for UK charity ‘Will Aid’, making it one of the top donating legal firms in the UK. Grahame Stowe Bateson’s team of solicitors donated their skills and time to write a will for clients without charging a fee. Clients were then invited to make a donation to Will Aid, with the suggested minimum donation of £85 for a basic will.

Olliers Solicitors Nominated For Two Awards In The Manchester Legal Awards 2012

After winning an award for ‘Crime / Regulatory Firm of the Year’ at the Manchester Legal Awards in 2011, Olliers Solicitors have now been shortlisted for not one but two awards at the Manchester Legal Awards 2012. The Manchester Legal Awards are organised by the Manchester Law Society who have teamed up with the Manchester Evening News, and principal sponsor NatWest, for this year’s awards. 2012 has attracted a record number

A to Z Law’s Attorneys Increase Involvement in Legal Community

Three attorneys with Arnold LaRochelle Mathews VanConas & Zirbel LLP have taken on new professional leadership positions. Kendall VanConas has been named co-chairperson of the Ventura County Bar Association’s Bench-Bar Committee, and Susan McCarthy has been elected vice president of the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association. Robert Krimmer has been elected president of the Ventura County Bar Association’s Barristers Section and was selected to participate in Leadership Ventura, a two-year

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Talks About Legal Profession At Burke Middle High School C …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke to students at Burke Middle School and Burke High School about the legal profession at the Burke Middle High School Career Symposium. Attorney Guthrie talked to the students about his experience as a lawyer and what steps the students needed to take pursue a career in law. There were five sessions in the Career Symposium in


Law Firm Relocates Dadeland office to the Downtown Coral Gables Business District Miami, FL – February 21, 2012 -- Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a full-service national law firm with an emphasis in litigation and corporate and business law, has announced that it will relocate its Dadeland office to 2525 Ponce de Leon – a LEED-Certified Gold, state-of-the-art 12-story, 250,000 square foot mixed-use development located in the heart of the Downtown Coral

Expert Employment Attorneys Recover $75,000 for Racial and Age Discrimination Vi …

LOS ANGELES - The Mesriani Law Group has secured a settlement amounting to $75,000 for a female victim of racial and age discrimination in the workplace. According to the victim, she was hired as Operations Area Manager for a biotechnology tools company. However, during her first three weeks in the job, her responsibilities and tasks frequently changed. Despite the increase in her duties and tasks, she still performed what was expected

Colorado law firm claims to offer result-oriented Car Crash Lawyers and Car Cras …

Colorado Springs, CO, Feb 21, 2012: McDowell, Laybourne & Rodemer, one of the best known law firms in Colorado, claims to offer the services of result-oriented car crash lawyers and car crash attorneys. Counted among the best accidents lawyer firms, it has a longstanding record of successful cases. Practicing for the last several years, the firm has carved a niche for itself among the other car crash lawyers in the

Dallas Insurance Attorney Marc Fanning Offers Strategies for Battling Insurance …

DALLAS – Noted insurance attorney Marc H. Fanning of Dallas will discuss the latest tips and strategies for identifying and preventing insurance fraud during a presentation scheduled for later this month at the 14th annual Texas Department of Insurance Fraud Conference. Mr. Fanning will address insurance company executives, investigators, and local, state and federal law enforcement officials at the TDI Fraud Conference, scheduled for February 28-29, 2012, at the Commons Conference

Johnson & Johnson Defends Withdrawal of PMA for Rejected Hips

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that Johnson & Johnson is defending its withdrawal of a PMA for a rejected metal hip device that was reportedly sold overseas. Los Angeles, CA, February 16, 2012 – The Johnson & Johnson Company is facing more criticism after a recent New York Times article revealed that the company continued to market a metal hip resurfacing system overseas, despite the fact that the FDA failed to

Thompson & Knight Elects 2012 Management Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2012 For additional information: Becky S. Jackson Chief Client Services Officer 214.969.1478 TEXAS – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce the Firm has elected 11 lawyers to serve on the Firm’s Management Committee for 2012. As previously announced, Emily Parker was confirmed as the Firm’s Managing Partner, becoming the first female to serve in this role in the 125-year history of the Firm.

Should They Claim? Campaign against spurious personal injury claims launched

Law firm Spencers Solicitors puts the spotlight on absurd claims as part of campaign to reform the personal injury system. The campaign features a microsite which aims to educate the public on what constitutes a legitimate claim and an advertising campaign to draw attention to the serious side of Personal Injury work. The microsite hosts a game where players are shown clips of accidents and have to decide whether a

Thompson & Knight Elects 2012 Management Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2012 For additional information: Becky S. Jackson Chief Client Services Officer 214.969.1478 TEXAS – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce the Firm has elected 11 lawyers to serve on the Firm’s Management Committee for 2012. As previously announced, Emily Parker was confirmed as the Firm’s Managing Partner, becoming the first female to serve in this role in the 125-year history of the Firm.

Initial Hearing Scheduled in Federal Actos Bladder Cancer Litigation

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that the federal judge presiding over the consolidated Actos bladder cancer cases has scheduled the first hearing in the pending litigation. Los Angeles, CA, February 14, 2012 – Judge Rebecca Doherty issued an order on Monday announcing that she would be appointing lead counsel for the consolidated Actos lawsuits following a March 22nd status conference set to take place in Lafayette, LA. Judge Doherty was assigned

Godwin Ronquillo PC Names New Chief Operating Officer

DALLAS – Godwin Ronquillo PC, a national trial and appellate firm with offices in Dallas and Houston, is pleased to announce that Robert C. Wiegand has been named as the Firm’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Wiegand, who assumed his new duties as of February 13, 2012, previously served as Godwin Ronquillo’s Administrative Shareholder, where he managed the daily operations of the Firm. He also holds the position of Vice

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps With Dorchester 2 Higher Learning Academy In Summerv …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina participated in the Dorchester 2 Higher Learning Academy held at Summerville High School In Summerville, SC on Saturday February 11th 2012. The Higher Learning Academy is in place to encourage high school students in schools throughout Dorchester District Two including Ashley Ridge, Fort Dorchester, and Summerville High Schools to learn about leadership and careers by partnering with

Grayson & Grayson LA Personal Injury Lawyers to Offer Legal Assistance to Victim …

February 9th 2012, Los Angeles California drivers under the state’s law are obligated to stay at scene of an accident they have caused or been involved in and cannot run from the scene of accident or when they have hit an object/ property or person. The accident often times causes personal injury which is a compensable offense and the driver is legally compelled to stop stop and exchange insurance and

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Kass & Moses, P.C., Releases First "Motorcycle Minut …

February, 2012 - Nationwide motorcycle accident law firm Kass & Moses, P.C., a.k.a. 1-800-Motorcycle, released the first in a series of video clips called "Motorcycle Minutes" on YouTube. The first video instructs novice motorcycle riders on how to "Winterize" their motorcycle. The release coincides with the release of Kass & Moses' blog article on "Winterizing" a motorcycle. "The Motorcycle Minute is just another way we are trying to provide

Valensi Rose, PLC Attorneys Receive 2012 Super Lawyers Designation

Los Angeles, CA – February 13, 2012 - Valensi Rose, PLC is pleased to announce that four of its lawyers were named by Law and Politics Magazine and the Publishers of Los Angeles Magazine as Super Lawyers in Southern California for 2012. Only 5% of lawyers statewide receive this designation. The following attorneys were designated Super Lawyers in their individual practice areas: Philip S. Magaram for Estate Planning and Probate; Bruce

Bill Cobb Returns to Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome back partner Bill Cobb. Mr. Cobb practices in the Litigation and Insurance groups in the Austin office. Mr. Cobb has more than 15 years of trial and appellate experience representing clients before state and federal courts and state regulatory agencies. Mr. Cobb has extensive practical knowledge of class action defense and complex insurance litigation. His practice also focuses on governmental litigation and litigation avoidance.


Melville, NY — The Elder Law Office of Tully & Winkelman, P.C. has announced the release of “How to Plan for Aging Parents 2012.” The guidebook contains the latest figures from Medicaid and explains what adult children of elderly parents need to do to make sure their loved ones are taken care of, while ensuring their financial health at the same time. As a community service, Tully & Winkelman, P.C.

Defective Metal Hips May Be Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that a new British study suggests that patients with metal hip implants may be at an increased risk for developing cancer. Los Angeles, CA, February 10, 2012 – Following a report last week that British metal hip implant recipients could be at risk of experiencing systemic toxicity, news has surfaced that researchers are investigating the link between these devices and cancer. According to a report in


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE LAW OFFICES OF TIMOTHY ANDERSON, PA ANDERSON LAW FIRM CELEBRATES 22 YEARS AT HISTORIC OFFICE BUILDING Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL February 9, 2012 On January 30, 2012 the law firm of TIMOTHY ANDERSON, PA celebrated its 22nd year of being located in The Anderson Building at 213 S. Brevard Ave., Tampa, Florida. Built in 1907 in Tampa’s historic Hyde Park district, the 3,000 sf, 2-story structure was originally constructed as

Thompson & Knight Partner Awarded Civic Achievement Honor by University of Houst …

Houston (February 9, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce Partner Ricky A. Raven has been awarded the 2012 Dr. Marguerite Ross Barnett Alumni Achievement Award presented by the University of Houston African American Studies Program. The award, which recognizes civic and social commitment to excellence as an alumnus of the University of Houston, will be presented at the Seventh Annual African

Dallas Attorney Michael Hurst Named Corporate Client Service “All-Star”

Complex commercial litigation attorney Michael Hurst of Dallas is being honored by corporate counsel and other clients in the BTI 2012 Client Service All-Stars list. Mr. Hurst is one of only 23 Texas lawyers to be named to the list, which recognizes 272 attorneys from 169 law firms nationwide. Mr. Hurst, a name partner at Dallas-based Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP, appears in the list compiled by BTI Consulting Group

GOAL To Host A Web Conference In February 2012 On Trends And Challenges In Intel …

Los Angeles, February 9, 2012 Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers, (GOAL), is delighted to announce its next web conference “Global Intellectual Property (IP) Offshoring Panel Discussion – Trends and Challenges in IP Offshoring” – 15 Feb 2012 On the Web Pankaj Parnami, Founder-Director, GOAL says that the web conference will provide the attendees, a practical analysis of notable IP developments and best practices for IP development, protection and enforcement while outsourcing/offshoring. Top

Federal Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits to Be Consolidated in West Virginia District Court

A U.S. Judicial Panel has voted to consolidate three vaginal mesh multidistrict litigations into a single proceeding before a West Virginia district judge. Los Angeles, CA, February 8, 2012 – The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued an order on Tuesday to consolidate three vaginal mesh multidistrict litigations (MDLs) into a single proceeding. The cases, which involve lawsuits filed against Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems and Johnson & Johnson’s

Jackson Walker Elects 11 New Partners

DALLAS – Jackson Walker L.L.P. announces the election of 11 attorneys to the firm’s partnership. From the Austin office, Susan D. Ayers, Marilyn M. Montano, and Joshua A. Romero were named partners. From the Dallas office, Sara K. Hollan, Kevin A. Jones, Mary Emma Karam, Nathan T. Smithson, and Shannon Zmud Teicher were named partners. From the Fort Worth office, Joel W. Heydenburk was named partner. From the Houston

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Teaches Class OnEstate Planning And Probate Located At Dor …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina taught an estate planning and probate class at Dorchester County Library in Summerville South Carolina on the evening of Wednesday January 18th 2012. Mr. Guthrie spoke about the basics of estate plans, making a will or living trust, the probate court process, getting advance directives and power of attorney done, and how to get things started. Evan

HR 658 Accelerates Drone Deployment For Surveillance Of U.S. Citizens: Skynet Is …

Perhaps because they were emboldened by the perceived impotence of the ACLU, BORDC, Center for Constitutional Rights, "Oath Keepers" and other toothless rights watchdogs, not to mention the inability of Occupy Wall Street to penetrate the mainstream media blackout of efforts to repeal NDAA, on Monday 6 February 2012 H.R. 658 - euphemistically labelled the "FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act" - sailed through the Senate (75-20-5) on

Thompson & Knight Ranked as Top Competition Firm for Second Consecutive Year

Texas (February 7, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 12th edition of the GCR 100 ranking by Global Competition Review (“GCR”), a guide to the world’s leading competition law practices. For the second consecutive year, the Firm is listed in the Texas chapter of the GCR 100 as one of the top competition firms in Dallas. “We

SmithAmundsen Attorney Lew R.C. Bricker Named To “BTI Client Service All-Stars 2 …

February 6, 2012 - CHICAGO - The law firm of SmithAmundsen is pleased to announce the inclusion of Lew R.C. Bricker on the “BTI Client Service All-Stars 2012” list published by BTI Consulting, Inc. This is a distinction reserved for an elite group of attorneys whose clients recognize them by unprompted, unequivocal recommendation for delivering superior client service. In a time of ever-increasing client expectations, the ability to provide

W.R. Grace Offers $19.5M Settlement to Libby Asbestos Victims

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that W.R. Grace has offered a $19.5M settlement to Montana residents who suffered asbestos-related complications. Los Angeles, CA, February 3, 2012 – W.R. Grace has proposed a $19.5 million settlement to cover health care expenses for residents of Libby, Montana who suffered asbestos exposure caused by the company’s nearby vermiculite mine. The settlement funds would ensure that the Libby Medical Program, which was established in 2000

GlaxoSmithKline Agrees to Settlement in 20,000 Avandia Lawsuits

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to settle approximately 20,000 Avandia side effects lawsuits. Los Angeles, CA, February 3, 2012 – UK drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to settle 20,000 Avandia side effects lawsuits. According to a Bloomberg report, the company previously agreed to pay at least $700 million to settle more than 15,000 claims on behalf of patients who said that the drug caused heart attacks, strokes


On Jan 27, 2012, Governor Rick Scott was the main luncheon speaker at the Latin Builders Association® Decision 2012 event. He was joined by Republican Presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. During the luncheon, there was a unique question and answer session where guests could speak directly to the Governor. Some of the questions posed to the Governor included education funding, permits, and how the state will create jobs. The

Pfizer Seeking Consolidation of Zoloft Birth Defects Lawsuits

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that Pfizer is seeking to consolidate a number of federal Zoloft birth defects lawsuits into a multidistrict litigation. Los Angeles, CA, February 1, 2012 – Pfizer has reportedly asked a federal judicial panel to centralize a number of Zoloft birth defects lawsuits filed against the company. If the motion is granted, the cases would be consolidated for pretrial proceedings and heard in a federal district

Dallas Law Firm Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson Wins Take-Nothing Defense Ver …

DALLAS – The Dallas law firm Chamblee, Ryan, Kershaw & Anderson, P.C., is announcing a take-nothing defense win in a $1 million medical malpractice case filed by the family of a 40-year-old man from Mesquite, Texas, who died from an invasive staph infection. The victory is one of several recent take-nothing verdicts obtained for clients by Chamblee Ryan, including numerous successful negotiations and courtroom decisions obtained for doctors and other health

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP Joins DePuy Hip Litigation Consortium in Representing Victi …

Prominent national law firm Nadrich & Cohen, LLP is now assisting patients with injury claims involving metal-on-metal DePuy hip replacement devices. Los Angeles, CA, January 31, 2012 – National law firm Nadrich & Cohen, LLP has joined the national DePuy hip injury lawyer’s consortium in representing patients who sustained injuries caused by the company’s metal hip implants. The firm’s DePuy group has filed over 100 DePuy ASR injury claims in states

Jo Ann Koontz Forms Koontz & Associates Law Firm in Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota, FL – Attorney and Certified Public Accountant Jo Ann Koontz has formed Koontz & Associates, PL, a law firm focusing on residential and commercial real estate transactions, federal and state tax law, and business law, among other areas of practice. An Ohio native, Koontz received her bachelor’s in Business Administration and her law degree from Ohio Northern University. She served locally with the law firms of Icard Merrill, then Yesner

Atlanta Mortgage Banking Law Firm Expands to Cobb County

Campbell & Brannon, L.L.C., metro Atlanta’s premier boutique mortgage banking law firm announces its expansion into Cobb County with new locations in East Cobb and Marietta and the addition of three accomplished attorneys. Peter Babcock and Steve Jenkins will join current Campbell & Brannon attorney, Ansley Vinson, to service the East Cobb and Marietta locations on Feb. 1. James W. Moore will also join the firm and will

Gardere Litigation Chair Rick Faulk Presents Mock Supreme Court Argument at Univ …

HOUSTON – Serving as Respondents’ counsel, Richard O. Faulk, Chair of the Litigation Department of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, presented an impassioned case against judicial review during the University of Houston Law Center’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resource Center's mock U.S. Supreme Court argument on climate change tort liability held Jan. 19. At issue was whether a tiny, coastal village in Alaska has standing to sue corporations for their contribution

Branham Law Group Announces New Dallas Office

DALLAS – Noted Dallas attorney Charles W. “Trey” Branham III is pleased to announce the opening of Branham Law Group, LLP, a client-focused law firm handling complex commercial litigation and catastrophic personal injury cases exclusively. Mr. Branham, 41, is a veteran of nearly 50 courtroom trials and arbitrations, including more than 30 cases submitted to juries. His impressive track record has earned him selection to the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Speaks To Students About The Legal Profession At Hanahan H …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina spoke to students at Hanahan High School in Hanahan, SC interested in a career in the legal profession on Tuesday January 24th 2012. Attorney Guthrie talked to students that had an interest in becoming a lawyer or other careers in the legal field for about an hour and a half in the media room of Hanahan High

Thompson & Knight Names Emily Parker as Managing Partner

DALLAS – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Emily A. Parker has been named Managing Partner of the Firm effective February 15. Parker, the first female attorney hired by Thompson & Knight in 1973, has previously served as a Practice Group Leader and Hiring Partner, as well as two terms on the Firm’s Management Committee. From 2002 to 2004, Parker was

Dallas Bar Lawyers Conclude Successful Campaign: $800,000 Raised

The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas have concluded the annual “Equal Access to Justice Campaign,” which funds the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program in order to provide free legal assistance to over 4,000 low-income families with civil legal needs each year. The lawyers of Dallas raised a record-breaking—$800,000. The Co-Chairs of 2011-2012 Campaign were Rob Crain, of Crain Lewis, L.L.P., and Bradley C. Weber, of Locke Lord

Personal injury solicitors say claims for workplace accidents are on the rise

Fentons Solicitors LLP, one of the leading personal injury solicitors firms, believes people who suffer accidents at work are gaining the confidence to make a compensation claim. According to the firm, there has traditionally been a lot of hesitancy amongst people who've been in a workplace accident to pursue legal action because of fears of being ostracised by colleagues or employers. However, the experienced personal injury solicitors say more and more

Thompson & Knight Recognized in 2012 Tax Directors Handbook

Texas (January 31, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP has been recognized as a leading tax law firm in the United States by the 2012 Tax Directors Handbook, a directory that analyzes the tax capabilities of law firms and includes statistics and thought leadership articles from respected industry commentators. This year marks the Firm’s fourth consecutive recognition by this publication. The Tax Directors Handbook praised

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