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Waters, Kraus & Paul Partner Takes Office as President of World's Largest Trial …

Gary M. Paul to Lead American Association for Justice in Its 65th Year LOS ANGELES — July 13, 2011 — For 65 years, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) has been fighting to protect the public's Seventh Amendment right to a trial by jury — and now, a member whose involvement in the organization spans 30 years will lead the charge as AAJ president. Gary M. Paul, a partner with the law

Futterman & Lanza, LLP Hosts Free Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars

SMITHTOWN, NY — The law firm of Futterman & Lanza, LLP presents a free two-hour seminar which addresses the topics of elder law and estate planning. “Medicaid Planning & Asset Protection” takes place: • August 16 at 400 West Main Street, Suite 125 in Babylon. • August 18 at 222 East Main Street, Suite 314 in Smithtown. The morning seminar runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the evening seminar is from 6

McKool Smith Recognized in The National Law Journal Midsize Hot List

For the third year in a row, McKool Smith has been named to The National Law Journal's Midsize Hot List. The firm is the only firm in the country to make the list each year since its inception. The 2011 Midsize "Hot List" is comprised of 20 firms in the 50-150 lawyer range that have demonstrated excellence in the courtroom or the boardroom. Firms are recognized for innovative practices and setting

Lauren P. Raysor, Esq. Comments on Fourth Anniversary of Shooting by Remy Ma dur …

New York, NY — Attorney and author Lauren P. Raysor, Esq. will be able to speak on the upcoming fourth anniversary of the shooting by rap and hip-hop star Remy Ma during her signing of the book, “Living the Wealthy Life” at the Hue-Man Bookstore and Café. On July 14, 2007, Remy Smith, also known as Remy Ma, shot Makeda Barnes-Joseph twice in the abdomen outside a nightclub. A grand

Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC Announces New Director

Dallas, TX--Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC is pleased to announce that Viking W. Tao has been elected a new Director of the Firm. Ms. Tao is a 2000 graduate of Beijing University School of Law and 2003 graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University. Ms. Tao practices in the Firm's Business & Corporate, Real Estate and China Practice Groups. Her experience includes advising clients

European Data Protection Supervisor on data retention: Directive does NOT meet f …

In his recently fully published report on the Data Retention Directive, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx criticizes the directive as incompatible with the values and laws of the Union. Neither is the legislation that forces member states to store communication data of all 500 million EU citizens for 6 to 24 months deemed necessary, nor proportional. The directive is rated as "the most privacy invasive

Matthew Posey, JD, Joins Affinity Law Group, LLC

July 8, 2011 (St. Louis) – Matthew Posey, JD, recently joined Affinity Law Group, LLC, as an associate attorney working in the firm’s business services division. Mr. Posey’s areas of legal expertise range from mergers and acquisitions, and commercial contracts to real estate transactions and corporate governance matters. He graduated summa cum laude from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s of Art, and earned his Juris Doctorate, Order of the Coif, from Washington

CWC Underpins Strong Ties to West Africa with Donation to Orphanage

Further strengthening ties with Ghana and the West Africa region, The CWC Group last week made a significant donation straight to the Drifting Angels orphanage for schooling and other essentials. The donation – which has been gifted from the recent CWC Ghana Summit in Accra, Ghana – means that every child at the orphanage has had their school fees paid for all of the next school year, alongside 600 exercise

New Book Explores How Adultery is Destroying Families, America, and Future Gener …

No Innocent Affair: Making Right the Wrong of Adultery will be available this fall from Tate Publishing. Marengo, IL, July 07, 2011 -- No Innocent Affair: Making Right the Wrong of Adultery, the newest book from award winning author Edward Mrkvicka, takes on the virtually ignored topic of adultery and all of its destructive ramifications. Mrkvicka, a Christian lay minister/counselor, has made it his life’s work to expose adultery for what it

Affinity Law Group, LLC, Voted One of the Top 25 “Best Law Firms” by Small Busin …

July 6, 2011 (St. Louis) – Affinity Law Group, LLC, was voted one of the Top 25 “Best Law Firms” in St. Louis by the readers of Small Business Monthly in the June issue. In April, Affinity was voted one of the Top 25 “Best in Reliability” businesses in St. Louis by the publication’s readers. Also in February, Kathleen Bilderback, JD, LLM, Affinity Law Group co-founding member, was recognized as

Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate Associate Scott Zucker Graduates Lea …

With law books now his weapons and his battles fought in the courtroom rather than in the Iraq War, former U.S. Army Sergeant Scott Zucker—now an attorney at Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate—recently earned an honor on a different front with his June 2011 graduation from Leadership Broward Class XXIX. Trained in airborne operations, land navigation and basic infantry tactics, Zucker brought leadership skills of a different order to his

LYMEC: GMO legislation is a black day for the internal market

Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a report which allows to ban or restrict the cultivation of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) individually on Member State level. Reacting to the news, LYMEC President Alexander Plahr commented: "This is a black day for the internal market. In the future the same GMO crops will be allowed in some, but forbidden in other Member States. If any kind of crops has to be forbidden,

Polls Suggest Widespread Hatred for Casey Anthony

Polls Suggest Widespread Hatred for Casey Anthony has been conducting polling on the Casey Anthony trial since it became a media sensation. Results suggest that hatred for Casey Anthony was widespread prior to the jury in her trial handing down a verdict. In one poll conducted on 5 July, 2011, the day that Ms. Anthony was acquitted, out of 911 respondents, 58 percent, a majority, said that there was

Gardere’s Faulk to Present Mock Supreme Court Arguments at International Litigat …

HOUSTON – Instead of clarity, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in American Electric Power Company Inc. v. Connecticut resulted in a number of unanswered questions. Those concerns will be addressed when members of the International Association of Defense Counsel stage mock High Court arguments as part of the July 9-14 IADC Annual Meeting in Whistler, British Columbia. The program is entitled “Mock Supreme Court Argument – Public Nuisance at

Mark Werbner Named Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year

DALLAS – Acclaimed trial lawyer Mark S. Werbner of Dallas’ Sayles Werbner has been named as the 2011 recipient of the Dallas Bar Association’s Trial Lawyer of the Year award. Werbner will receive the award during the DBA’s annual Bench Bar Conference in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, in September. The prestigious award is presented annually to a DBA member who best exemplifies the noble principles of the legal profession and who has

DDC, the UK’s leading DNA Testing company, successfully completes its UK Ministr …

DDC (DNA Diagnostics Centre), the leading provider of DNA testing worldwide, is delighted to announce the successful completion of the UK’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) annual review awarded by ‘Her Majesty’s Courts Service’ for accredited DNA testing laboratories. DDC first achieved this esteemed endorsement in 2009 and has successfully retained this every year since. "DDC is delighted to retain this official recognition from the MOJ in accordance with UK standards and

Archaeology Illustrated Launches Biblical Stock Illustrations Website

Pikesville, MD ( ) July 04, 2011 - Seeking art with biblical themes? Look no further than Archaeology Illustrated’s new site, Specializing in archaeological stock illustrations depicting Bible themes, the site offers Holy Land art useful for anyone teaching God’s Word. The site offers both New Testament illustrations and Old Testament illustrations. Using biblical art makes the lesson come alive to students in Sunday school, vacation Bible school, home

Expert LA Employment Attorneys Obtains $110,000 for Sexual Discrimination and Ha …

Los Angeles – Experienced employment law attorneys of Mesriani Law Group – one of the top law firms in Los Angeles and California – have successfully secured settlement of more than $110, 000 for a victim of sexual discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Based on records, the victim worked as a quality operations specialist for a bio-pharmacy firm. She performed her duties well that she was highly commended by

Estonia Timber Price Increase is Tip of the Iceberg, says FRA

Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has said that timber prices in Estonia are soaring thanks to demand from a new power plant in the country. Seattle, WA, July 04, 2011 -- Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has said that timber prices in Estonia are soaring thanks to demand from a new power plant in the country. The research and advisory consultancy has welcomed the news that the country’s timber market is benefiting from the

Netlaw Media launches an exclusive networking club for the legal sector

Netlaw Media continues to expand its services within the legal sector by launching an exclusive networking and referral club for legal management entitled ‘Partners Club’. Following a hugely successfully year which saw Netlaw Media produced its fifth major event sell out in succession, the London based legal media and events organisation has continued to prove its versatility and innovation by launching an exclusive networking group that invites law firm management

CAG shuns JICA Thiruvananthapuram water supply project

The Comptroller and Audit General (CAG) authority has put under the microscope the heavy duty sub-project of the larger Kerala Water Supply Project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the unwarranted delay in the project’s completion. The CAG report noted that the topographical survey of the JICA scheme were ‘incomplete’ and ‘defective’ and that led to setting up of unworkable estimates, delays in land transfers and inability

The Webinar Vet’s first ever pig webinar- complimentary due to the kind sponsors …

Liverpool, England ( ) July 01, 2011 - Alstoe, one of our good friends at The Webinar Vet are providing 1.5 hours of online veterinary CPD as a service to the profession. They have just released pracetam, a new licensed NSAID solely for the pig. Until now NSAIDs have been underused in pig practice in many countries, mainly due to the absence of well registered molecules, side effects and

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

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