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Attorney Lauren P. Raysor, Esq. to Appear on “Awareness Avenue with Dr. Deb” on …

Attorney and author Lauren P. Raysor, Esq. is scheduled to make a guest appearance on “Awareness Avenue with Dr. Deb” on Old Westbury Web Radio. The show, which is hosted by Dr. Debra Lynn Kaplan, is scheduled to air on September 28 from 3-5 p.m. and can be heard on On the show, Ms. Raysor will discuss her book, “Living the Wealthy Life,” and that every person has the ability

Former SEC Regional Director Joins Thompson & Knight

Dallas and Fort Worth (September 26, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Rose L. Romero has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Dallas and Fort Worth offices, where she will focus her practice on white-collar criminal litigation, government investigations, SEC regulation and enforcement, and commercial litigation. Ms. Romero previously served as the Regional Director for the Fort Worth

Valensi Rose, PLC Adds Gregory G. Gorman to its Litigation Group

Los Angeles, CA, September 26, 2011—Valensi Rose, PLC, a leading Los Angeles law firm, recently announced the addition of Gregory G. Gorman to the firm. Mr. Gorman is a commercial, real estate and employment law trial lawyer who for 25 years has successfully represented numerous clients in high profile cases and multi-million dollar claims. “I’m thrilled to be joining a team of such talented and accomplished lawyers,” said Mr. Gorman.

Permanent Charter of the American Legion is Established at Greenspring Retiremen …

SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA (September 26, 2011) – Fittingly, just days after Patriot Day and National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Greenspring Post 123 was named a permanent charter of the American Legion in a ceremony on September 20. Greenspring received a provisional charter last year when resident Curtis Ross recruited 15 members of the community to join the Post. Today, Greenspring Post 123 has 44 members and hopes to continue adding

New Website is dedicated Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Ric L. B …

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric l Bradshaw is highlighted in a new website in efforts to enlighten the public of Sheriff Ric Bradshaw’s latest news and events. This new website, although independent from being officially from Ric l. Bradshaw, brings to light the successes of Sheriff Bradshaw the citizens of Palm Beach County and surrounding areas. The main section of this website features all related videos and commercials regarding Ric

Free Construction Accident Case Evaluation Offered at LA Personal Injury Law Fir …

LA personal injury law firm, Grayson & Grayson ( has announced free case evaluation for victims of construction accidents in Los Angeles. The construction accident attorneys from the Los Angeles personal injury firm have extensive experience in handling cases of premises liability, the area under which construction accident litigation falls. People having suffered from personal injuries at construction sites can fill out a no-obligation/ free consultation form at: Grayson &

Colorado Law Firm Announces To Offer No Obligation Free Consultation

Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept 22, 2011- - McDowell Laybourne & Rodemer, a leading law firm in the Colorado area, announces that clients can now approach them for no obligation free consultation to discuss their case with their Colorado Personal Injury attorney, Colorado dui attorney, and Medical malpractice attorneys. This announcement comes as a great gesture from the said law firm and a great relief for the clients who

Dallas’ John Teakell Named One of Texas’ Top Criminal Defense Lawyers

Teakell earns seventh selection to Texas Super Lawyers list DALLAS – For the seventh consecutive year, noted Dallas criminal defense lawyer John Teakell has earned a spot on the Texas Super Lawyers list of the top attorneys in Texas. The founder of Dallas’ The Law Office of John R. Teakell has been selected to the prestigious list annually since 2005. Mr. Teakell focuses on white-collar, securities and criminal defense matters in

Dallas Attorney Matt Yarbrough Recognized Among Texas’ Top Lawyers

DALLAS – Acclaimed Dallas lawyer Matt Yarbrough once again has earned a spot on the annual Texas Super Lawyers list of the state’s top attorneys. Mr. Yarbrough is featured in the 2011 edition of Texas Super Lawyers based on his work in business litigation. This marks the ninth consecutive year he has earned the distinction, after appearing on every Texas Super Lawyers list since it was first published in 2003. The founder

Jeffrey Goldfarb, Trey Branham of Dallas’ Goldfarb Branham Earn Spots On 2011 Te …

DALLAS – Dallas attorneys Jeffrey Goldfarb and Charles W. “Trey” Branham III, founders of the Goldfarb Branham law firm, have both been named to the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list, an accolade limited to just 5 percent of all Texas lawyers. The 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list appears in the October issues of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines, and is available online at “We are pleased to be included

Two More Law of Street Naming and Numbering Training Courses Announced

James Richardson and Aligned Assets team up again to run training courses in the Law of Street Naming and Numbering Woking, Surrey 21st September 2011 – Aligned Assets are pleased to announced the scheduling of two more training courses in the ‘Law of Street Naming and Numbering’. To be held in Bristol on 29th November and in Bolton on 6th December, the courses will be run by the UK's leading expert in

SOE Software Hosts Online Election Results for Mecklenburg County, NC

Tampa, Fla. (September 13, 2011) – The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections has posted unofficial election results for the Primary Election on September 13, 2011. One hundred sixty eight precincts participated in five contests that reported the unofficial council seat winners for the City of Charlotte. The results of the election, which are being displayed online utilizing SOE Software’s Clarity ENR, can be found at: Mecklenburg County’s unofficial election results provide

David F. Hassett Named to The Best Lawyers in America®

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 16, 2011 – David F. Hassett of Northborough, managing partner of Hassett & Donnelly, P.C., was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of “Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants” (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Hassett is a founding partner of Hassett & Donnelly, P.C. and has been trying cases for over 25 years. His

Heygood, Orr & Pearson Name Partners Each Earn Recognition Among Texas’ Best Law …

DALLAS – The Dallas trial law firm Heygood, Orr & Pearson is pleased to announce that name partners Michael Heygood, Jim Orr and Eric Pearson have earned spots on the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers listing. Mr. Heygood is recognized for his work in class-action and mass tort law, and Mr. Orr and Mr. Pearson are highlighted for their personal injury litigation practices. To compile the annual listing, researchers with Thomson Reuters’

Palm Beach Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw is awarded the Criminal Justice Leadership Aw …

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is the recipient of this year’s Criminal Justice Leadership Award. The award was created in 1998, and since its inception has only been presented to one other recipient in 2002.The primary purpose of the association is education through seminars, written materials and electronic media. Sheriff Bradshaw is responsible for leading the largest law enforcement agency in Palm Beach County, and has a successful track record spanning 40 years

Jury Rules Against Princess’s Insurance Claim

By CHRISTIAN NOLAN The Estate of Frederick Mali and Lucretia Mali v. Federal Insurance Co.: A federal jury decided that a Russian princess, whose Litchfield County barn burned to the ground six years ago, fabricated numbers when she told her insurance company that the building and all of the antiques inside it were worth nearly $3 million. Because the jury ruled that the woman had misrepresented the value of the barn, which

Reformation of a Will to Correct Mistakes

July 12, 2011 In a dramatic change from previous law, the Florida Legislature has enacted Florida Statute Section 732.615 to allow the reformation of a Will. Previously under Florida law, a trust could be reformed for a mistake of fact or law, but a Will could not. The new section allowing the modification of Wills is effective as of July 1, 2011 and reads as follows: 732.615 Reformation to correct

Attorney Anthony J. Hartman Again Designated One of the “Best Lawyers in America …

Cleveland Stockbroker Fraud Lawyer Selected to Prestigious List Sep 17, 2011 - Cleveland, OH The law firm of Hermann, Cahn & Schneider LLP announced today that managing partner Anthony J. Hartman, who heads the firm’s stockbroker fraud practice group, has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Mr. Hartman was selected as a “Best

Broker Busting Lawyers Mark Tenth Anniversary.

Ten years ago, StockmarketLoss.Com Group “Fired” its own Stock Broker Clients and Began to Exclusively Represent Ripped-Off Investors. Sep 16, 2011 - The Cleveland, Ohio law firm of Hermann, Cahn & Schneider LLP took a big risk when it decided to cut ties with its long time financial advisory and broker-dealer clients. Today, it seems obvious the firm made the right choice. It’s securities litigation group, informally known in-house as

Family Lawyers at McCurley Orsinger Named Among State’s Best

DALLAS – McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, LLP, has long been one of Texas’ leading Family Law firms, and for the ninth consecutive year, each of the firm’s name partners has earned recognition on the Texas Super Lawyers list. Mike McCurley, Richard Orsinger, Mary Jo McCurley, Keith Nelson and Scott Downing have been included in the listing each year since its inception in 2003. Also earning recognition on the 2011

Fort Worth Attorney Steve Laird Named as One of Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – Trucking accident and personal injury/wrongful death trial attorney Steven C. Laird of Fort Worth again has earned selection as one of Texas’ Top 100 attorneys in the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list. This marks the seventh straight year the founder of The Law Offices of Steven C. Laird has been listed among the state’s top 100 lawyers. He is the only personal injury attorney in Fort Worth

Lawyers Tim Shelby, Benjamin Foster Join Houston Complex Commercial Litigation F …

HOUSTON – Houston lawyers Tim Shelby and Benjamin Foster have joined the complex commercial litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., also known as AZA. “We are proud to bring these two bright attorneys into our stable of trial-ready lawyers,” says John Zavitsanos, a founding partner at the firm. “AZA is pleased to be able to choose lawyers from the best law schools and some of the biggest law

Introducing New York Lawyer Pages

PRMG Announces Launch of New York Lawyer Pages Website The Public Relations and Marketing Group, LLC (PRMG) announced it has launched its newest website-based entity, New York Lawyer Pages. The website was created by PRMG, a leading provider of customized marketing solutions for attorneys in New York State. The site provides important resources for the public by allowing them access to a database of attorneys who practice in the field in

PL: The envisaged repeal of special proceedings in commercial matters as a chanc …

The Polish cabinet accepted the long expected law proposal, which shall repeal commercial matters by changing the Civil Procedure Act. Currently, legal disputes between companies are decided in consideration of special regulations, which impose significant obligations on the parties already when filing the particulars of claims and which contain severe consequences in case of disregard, to the point of losing the proceedings, in particular the obligation to present all allegations

EU: Introduction of a unitary EU patent moves closer

On 26.06.2011, the EU Council of Ministers, on request of several delegations, released a general approach on the two draft regulations on the EU patent. Prior to this, the non-participating member states, Spain and Italy had filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Justice with regard to the Regulation implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection. By the lawsuit, Spain and Italy turn

EU: Resolution order on the preliminary garnishment of accounts shall advance th …

According to the European Commission approximately one million of smaller companies face difficulties when trying to enforce and recover outstanding receivables abroad. Thus receivables amounting up to EUR 600 million are unnecessarily written off per year, only because companies don’t want to get themselves into costly and for them opaque litigations in other countries. According to its own statement, the European Commission wants to make it easier for citizens and

‘One-of-a-Kind’ John Kim Unveils Offbeat Legal Video

HOUSTON – Houston lawyer John Kim is showing an animated side of himself that might make most attorneys nervous. A one-minute video released this week features a cartoon version of Mr. Kim and focuses on the litigator’s courtroom skills. Mr. Kim, who heads up The Kim Law Firm, says the ad reflects his personal style, one that takes his work — but not himself — seriously. “Most lawyer ads . . .

Fish & Richardson Home to 10 Attorneys on 2011 Texas Super Lawyers List

DALLAS – Ten attorneys from the Texas offices of Fish & Richardson have earned selection to the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list. The following Fish & Richardson attorneys are highlighted on the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list based on their work for clients in the specified practice areas: • Stephen E. Fox, Dallas, Labor & Employment • J. Kevin Gray, Dallas, Intellectual Property • David J. Healey, Houston, Intellectual Property Litigation • Tommy Jacks, Dallas, Business Litigation • M. Brett Johnson,

Law Enforcement and Residents Rely Upon Nixle During Recent Natural Disasters

San Francisco, CA – September 15, 2011 – Nixle, LLC, a free provider of informational communication services between government agencies and the communities they serve, received 26,000 new citizen subscribers during two recent natural disasters: Hurricane Irene and the massive Texas wildfires. In areas affected by these catastrophes, agencies using the Nixle high-performance notification system were able to provide their citizens with real-time warnings, information and evacuation details. During the 11

Reportaaz presents the Mining Republic only on IBN-LOKMAT

The 'China boom' started illegal mining in Karnataka with miners, transporters and suppliers breaking every rule in the book to plunder the natural resources of the state. The Lokayukta report mentioned the various methods used by the people involved in the mining industry to illegally lift, transport and export iron ore from Karnataka. The miners' lobby bribed officials and forged documents to loot iron ore, especially from Bellary, Tumkur and

Dallas Personal Injury Attorney Jeff Rasansky Recognized Among Texas’ Top Lawyer …

DALLAS – For the ninth consecutive year, Dallas personal injury attorney Jeff Rasansky has earned a spot on the annual Texas Super Lawyers listing. Founder of the Rasansky Law Firm, Mr. Rasansky has earned the Super Lawyers distinction each year since it was introduced in 2003. He is recognized again this year for his work in plaintiffs’ personal injury cases. To compile the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers edition, researchers with Thomson Reuters’

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson Attorneys Honored in Texas Super Lawyers Lis …

Firm founder Frank L. Branson again among list of state’s Top 10 attorneys DALLAS – For the ninth year straight, lawyers from The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson have earned recognition in the Texas Super Lawyers list of the state’s top attorneys. Repeat honorees include firm founder Frank L. Branson, Debbie Dudley Branson, Quentin Brogdon and Thomas J. Farmer. Their inclusion in this list underscores the firm’s commitment to clients

Government ban on personal injury referral fees should be catalyst for further r …

Leading personal injury lawyer urges further action on other shoddy practices to ensure access to justice. The announcement 9th September 2011 by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of a plan to ban referral fee payments for personal injury claims marks a milestone in the battle to root out dysfunction across the industry, says leading Personal Injury Solicitor John Spencer. However, glaring questions regarding how and when a ban will be implemented –

Coping with the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11, with Trauma and Grief Counselor Court …

For Immediate Release Contact: Burke Allen (703) 589-8960 While the National September 11 Memorial is set to be dedicated on this upcoming anniversary, the significance and intensity of the day may be too much to handle for those with friends and family who died. This month marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Nearly 3,000 lives were lost that day, including 343 New York City firefighters. Making matters worse

76 Thompson & Knight Attorneys Listed in Texas Super Lawyers® 2011

Texas (September 13, 2011) - Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate its 76 attorneys selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® 2011 by Thomson Reuters, which will be published in the October 2011 issue of Texas Monthly. The list reflects only the top five percent of lawyers in Texas. In addition to being named to Texas Super Lawyers® 2011, seven Thompson & Knight attorneys received top

McKool Smith Secures $391 Million Judgment for Versata

MARSHALL, Texas – Attorneys from McKool Smith have secured a $391 million court judgment in favor of firm client Versata Software Inc., a pioneer in front-office enterprise software, following a successful patent infringement lawsuit against global software giant SAP America Inc. and its German-based parent company SAP AG (NYSE: SAP). Judge Charles Everingham IV of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall, Texas, signed the judgment

47 Gardere Attorneys Named to Texas Super Lawyers

Dallas/Houston – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, is pleased to announce that 47 Firm attorneys have been named to the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list – a distinction limited to just 5 percent of Texas lawyers. Partner Richard O. Faulk, Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Practice, received special recognition for his environmental work by earning a place among the Top 100 Lawyers in Houston. Additionally, of the 47 Gardere attorneys selected to Launches New Website

Breaking up or divorce is one of the hardest things to deal with in a person’s life. It can be extremely stressful and frustrated at the same time for those who are going through a break up. Sometimes, they just need a helping hand but most of them won’t discuss it openly with their acquaintances or co-workers especially in Asian context. Thus, launches a new website which aims to

Five Godwin Ronquillo Attorneys Honored Among State’s Best

DALLAS – Godwin Ronquillo PC is proud to announce that five firm attorneys have earned recognition in the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers listing. In Dallas, Donald E. Godwin and Marcos G. Ronquillo were honored for their Business Litigation work. Both Susan Hays in the firm's Dallas office and R. Alan York in Houston were recognized for their Appellate practices. Gwen Richard in the Houston office of Godwin Ronquillo was recognized for

Jackson Walker Receives Corporate INTL 2011 Global Awards

DALLAS- Jackson Walker was recently honored in three different Corporate INTL 2011 Global Awards categories: “Clients’ Choice - Texas Energy Law Firm of the Year” “Clients’ Choice - Texas Real Estate Law Firm of the Year” “Texas Corporate Law Firm of the Year” Corporate INTL 2011 Global Awards are a mark of practice excellence for the world’s leading advisors and financiers in an array of countries across the world. To be chosen, a

The Best Lawyers in America 2012 Recognizes 43 Gardere Attorneys

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Forty-three lawyers from the Austin, Dallas and Houston offices of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms, were honored in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Published by Woodward/White, Inc., Best Lawyers is widely regarded as the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Selections are based on a rigorous evaluation process in which thousands of the country's top lawyers

Dismissed police analyst loses case through 'institutionalised denial' on 9/11 a …

The former police Intelligence Analyst who lost his case for unfair dismissal on Friday, made an appearance hours later in London at a meeting of 9/11 and 7/7 sceptics. Mr Tony Farrell, who was Principal Intelligence Analyst of South Yorkshire Police, had told his bosses than the biggest single threat to the UK, was now coming from internal tyranny, and in his opinion ‘far exceeded’ any threat from Islamic terrorism. On

Dallas Police Department and Nixle to Co-Present at Social Media the Internet an …

Dallas, TX – Sept 9, 2011 – The Dallas Police Department will speak on its use of cutting-edge, online communication tools in a co-presentation with Nixle, a community information services provider, during the fourth annual Social Media the Internet and Law Enforcement (SMILE) Conference, Sep. 28-30. The department will highlight the new technologies it uses to keep citizens informed, including Nixle messaging. “The Dallas Police Department prides itself for being at

Law firms warns employers after controversial compensation claim

A Leeds law firm has said that a recent case, where an office worker won £21,000 in compensation, is evidence that employers have to take workers concerns seriously. Winston Solicitors LLP made the comments following the controversial case of Genevieve Bove, who was awarded £21,177 after winning her claim for constructive dismissal and disability discrimination against her former employers, the Association of Voluntary Organisations. Ms Bove, who worked as an office worker

Gardere Helps Defeat Lawsuit Protesting Wet-Dry Election Results

DALLAS – Attorneys from Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP helped convince a state district judge to dismiss a lawsuit against Proposition 1, a proposal to allow the legal sale of beer and wine in Dallas. The proposition earned landslide approval in the November 2010 election, but business owners threatened by the expansion of beer and wine sales responded by filing a lawsuit seeking to overturn the results. Gardere successfully represented Keep the Dollars

Solicitors firm warns of dangers from falls after fatal accident

A firm of solicitors has spoken out after a firm was fined following an accident in which a man fell to his death while working on a stepladder. Leeds-based Winston Solicitors LLP said the death of Rocco Carofalo was avoidable and was evidence that some firms do not take the health and safety of their employees as seriously as they should. Mr Carofalo was working as a handyman for Overpride Wholesale

108 Thompson & Knight Attorneys Honored in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012

Texas (September 8, 2011) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to have more Banking and Finance attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® than any other U.S. firm. The 2012 list also includes more Thompson & Knight attorneys in the practice areas of Antitrust Law, Arbitration, Banking and Finance Law, Litigation-Real Estate, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law, Transportation Law, and

MEDIA AVAILABILITY Attorneys Troy Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen Support Lawmakers …

Troy Rosasco, Partner, Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, and Daniel J Hansen, Partner, Turley, Hansen & Partners, say they support the decision to that would place cancer on the list of diseases covered by the James Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Three members of U.S. Congress from New York — Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler and Peter King — have urged the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Sacked police terror analyst appeals to employment tribunal

A police analyst who was sacked after reporting that the threat of terrorism in the UK from Muslims was minimal, is presenting his case at a Sheffield Employment Tribunal. Mr Tony Farrell, who was Principal Intelligence Analyst of South Yorkshire Police, told his bosses than the biggest single threat to the UK, was now coming from internal tyranny, and in his opinion ‘far exceeded’ any threat from Islamic terrorism. Before being

DEMIRA - Current situation of medical care in Libya

Munich, 02/08/2011. The German non-governmental organisation DEMIRA e.V. is in Benghazi assessing the supply situation on the ground in order to organise a further shipment of aid. On the 29th July DEMIRA programme manager Marcia Hamzat accompanied a medical aid delivery which was then distributed from the central medical storage facility to hospitals and clinics in the area. Our DEMIRA staff member was able to gain a first-hand overview of

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