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Dan Cogdell Recognized as Houston’s Top White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer

HOUSTON – Noted criminal defense lawyer Dan Cogdell has been singled out by The Best Lawyers in America as Houston’s White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year for 2011. Earlier this year, Mr. Cogdell was recognized among the 2011 Best Lawyers in America, marking the 18th consecutive year he has earned a spot among the country’s top attorneys. To compile the annual listing, Best Lawyers researchers conduct an exhaustive peer-review survey

Strictly legal presidential election in Belarus, Lukashenko vows

MINSK, 25 October (BelTA) – President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will do his best to make sure that the forthcoming presidential election will be in strict compliance with national laws and international standards. Alexander Lukashenko made the relevant statement as he received credentials from foreign ambassadors on 25 October, BelTA has learned. The Belarusian head of state told the foreign diplomats that the country's political and economic life is open to

Andrew B. Wachler Speaks on Stark Law and Diagnostic Imaging Facilities at Radio …

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - May 24, 2010 - Andrew B. Wachler spoke with former Stark regulatory Lisa Ohrin at the Radiology Business Management Association's Radiology Summit in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Their presentation was titled Diagnostic Imaging - Stark and Fraud and Abuse Laws Affecting Diagnostic Imaging Facilities. The session provided an overview of the Stark and fraud and abuse laws that may affect (or prohibit altogether) financial arrangements

Rodney Mesriani Meets with Pres. Obama and Sen. Boxer in Democrat Victory Fund L …

Los Angeles – Rodney Mesriani, president and CEO of the LA-based top law firm, Mesriani Law Group, has attended Senator Barbara Boxer’s Victory Fund Luncheon, with no less than President Barack Obama as guest of honor yesterday, October 22, at the Tutor Campus Center of the University of Southern California (USC). The event - which was attended by hundreds of other guests that included high-ranking federal and state officials like former

American Bar Association Honors Dallas Lawyer Frank L. Branson With ‘Pursuit of …

DALLAS – Noted Dallas trial lawyer Frank L. Branson has been selected by the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section as a recipient of the “Pursuit of Justice” award, which honors lawyers and judges who have demonstrated outstanding merit and a commitment to providing access to justice for all. “For more than 30 years, Frank Branson has had an unwavering commitment to the profession and to his clients,

Lukashenko urges EU to give up stereotypes about presidential elections

MINSK, 20 October (BelTA) – The European Union needs to give up the stereotypes regarding presidential elections, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko told media following the meeting with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on 20 October. “If the EU is still in the grip of the stereotypes which have developed in previous years, they have to put them aside,” Alexander Lukashenko said. He stressed Belarus’ direct interest in “having no one pointing at

Fish & Richardson's M. Brett Johnson named an 'Up and Coming' Intellectual Prope …

DALLAS – M. Brett Johnson, a principal in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson P.C, has been named an “Up and Coming” intellectual property attorney by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the international legal industry reference guide. The prestigious “Up and Coming” honor is reserved for lawyers who are at the forefront of the legal profession and provide significant contributions to their firms’ growth. Among other criteria, the

Federal Panel Grants Lanier Law Firm Motion For Hearing on National Coordination …

HOUSTON - A panel of seven federal judges has granted The Lanier Law Firm’s motion for a hearing to determine the national coordination of all DePuy hip device cases in In re: DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2197). The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation granted the motion on Oct. 15, 2010, and scheduled a hearing on the DePuy hip implant litigation for Nov. 18,

GammaTech to Highlight Rugged Notebook and Tablet PCs at IACP 2010

Rugged and cost-effective mobile computing solutions to be showcased at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Expo in Orlando, FL FREMONT, CA – October 21, 2010 - GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, will be showing several of its rugged notebooks and tablet PCs at IACP 2010. The show, to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida,

Blue Planet Award 2010: Former minister Wieczorek-Zeul to give laudation for ref …

In the course of the ethecon annual conference on November 20 in Berlin, the “International ethecon Blue Planet Award 2010” will be presented to the refugee- and human rights activist Elias Bierdel/Austria. The laudatory address will be given by Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, member of the federal parliament (Bundestag) and former federal minister. Elias Bierdel has become well-known as the director and chairperson of the relief organisation „Komitee Cap Anamur/Deutsche Notärzte“ (Cap Anamur/German

Appeals Court Clears Way for Century 21 Class-Action Lawsuit

TRENTON, N.J. – A class-action lawsuit filed by Century 21 franchisees against Century 21 Real Estate Corp. and parent company Cendant is moving forward following a decision of the New Jersey Appellate Division. In August, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Robert J. Brennan certified a class of current and former Century 21 franchisees in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and other claims against their franchisor, Century 21 Real Estate Corp.,

OSCE to deploy long-term observation mission in Belarus in November

MINSK, 19 October (BelTA) – The OSCE mission will deploy its long-term observation mission in Belarus in November, BelTA learnt from Secretary of the Central Election Commission Nikolai Lozovik. “The OSCE informed Belarus that it plans to send 40 long-term observers to the country in mid November,” Nikolai Lozovik stated. He added that the OSCE is set to send nearly 400 international observers to Belarus on the election day, December 19. The

Ashworth Law Merger Is “Wedded Bliss”

Two Harrogate law firms have merged and – unlike the relationships of the clients it will be representing – is wedded bliss! Thanks to its pairing with Beck Solicitors, Ashworth Law has expanded its portfolio to include family law as one of its key services. Ashworth Law, which was launched last year by co-founder Mathew Cobley, is one of the country’s fastest growing law companies. Initially specialising in pursuing mis-sold payment protection insurance,

New Mesothelioma Treatment Technique Developed

Extrapleural pneumonectomy, a surgical procedure that removes mesothelioma cancer from the lining of the lung, has been reported to be an effective new mesothelioma treatment technique. The technique was developed by Dr. Sugarbaker, the co-leader of the Brigham Biomedical Research Institute's Cancer Research Center, Chief of the Institute's Division of Thoracic Surgery and a Professor of Oncologic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. The surgical technique was applied on a mesothelioma patient

Leauge of Young Voters Education Fund Launches Pledge To Vote Campaign For 2010 …

Brooklyn, New York – Today, The League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF) - one of the strongest youth organizations in the country with a focus on non-college youth, youth from low-income communities and communities of color – announced their ‘Pledge To Vote’ campaign for the 2010 November 2nd midterm elections. In an effort to bring awareness to the midterm elections, LYVEF is encouraging young urban voters to

Belarusian Reporters Union advocates duty and honor in election coverage

MINSK, 14 October (BelTA) – Delegates of the 12th congress of the Belarusian Reporters Union that took place in Minsk on 14 October passed a resolution regarding the coverage of the Belarus president election campaign in mass media, BelTA has learned. The resolution reads that tension in mass media is usually high in such times. The Belarusian Reporters Union calls upon all colleagues in Belarus and abroad to keep in

Belarus’ CEC to specify procedures for declaring incomes of presidential candida …

MINSK, 12 October (BelTA) – The Central Election Commission of Belarus intends to consider procedures for declaring incomes of presidential candidates and for using mass media during elections at its session on 14 October, BelTA learned from Secretary of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Nikolai Lozovik. The CEC is expected to give the candidates a 20% leeway for calculating their income and incomes of their relatives. The 20%

Dallas' Frank Branson Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for 25th Year, F …

DALLAS – Acclaimed Dallas trial attorney Frank L. Branson has earned a place on The Best Lawyers in America listing for the 25th consecutive year, and the firm he founded, The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, has been named one of the state’s top firms in the inaugural “Best Law Firms” list compiled by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Branson is among only

Bronx Personal Injury lawyer – Shapiro Law Offices

A personal injury lawyer seeks to obtain compensation for persons injured by the intentional or negligent conduct of another and works to ensure that no one else is injured. Shapiro Law Offices is dedicated to protecting the rights of seriously injured accident victims, and has collected awards of multiple millions of dollars for our clients as a result. They handle all types of accident and injury-related cases, including: scaffold accidents, construction

Florida: October is "Guardianship Month"

Florida Governor Charlie Crist has declared October as “Guardianship Month.” NASGA would point Governor Crist’s attention to the fact that the original intent of guardianship/conservatorship law - “guard,” “protect” and “conserve” - is no longer being complied with in a frightening and growing number of cases involving court-appointed fiduciaries. Wards' estates, instead of being conserved, are being plundered in the guise of fiduciary fee billings for "services," either not

Polito & Quinn Personal Injury Lawyers Help You Get Justice Against the Wrong Do …

Everyone is vulnerable to injuries that are caused due to the negligence of others such as road mishaps and medication accidents. The general public needs to cover their injuries and get a fair justice in the federal, state, or district courts against the wrong doers. Polito & Quinn, LLC is a professional personal injury lawyer firm that offers commendable services to the clients who seek justice for the injuries caused

Munck Carter Attorney Leon Carter Earns Distinguished Alumni Honors

DALLAS – Dallas attorney E. Leon Carter, a name partner and executive committee member at Munck Carter LLP, is being honored by both his high school and university alma maters based on his many achievements in the field of law. The Carthage Independent School District High School alumni association has invited Mr. Carter to speak to students during Homecoming Weekend in October, when the school will induct him into its Hall

Jeffrey Goldfarb of Dallas’ Goldfarb Branham Earns Place on 2010 Texas Super Law …

DALLAS – Having already earned his clients’ trust for his expertise in high-stakes business litigation, Dallas attorney Jeffrey Goldfarb once again has been recognized among the state’s leading lawyers in the 2010 Texas Super Lawyers list. This is the third time the co-founder of Dallas-based Goldfarb Branham LLP has been selected to the prestigious annual listing, an honor limited to just 5 percent of all Texas lawyers. The Texas Super

Mesothelioma: A Rare Cancer That Needs Funding To Find A Cure

September 22, 2010, Wellesley, MA –On September 26, 2010, Sokolove Law will recognize Mesothelioma Awareness Day, which was inaugurated five years ago by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) to bring attention to this deadly, incurable and often overlooked cancer. Activities include regional fundraising events and local government proclamation requests in dozens of states, counties and cities. Most people who suffer from mesothelioma have been exposed on a regular

Futterman & Lanza, LLP Hosts Free Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminar on Novem …

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 November 17 at the law office, located 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 p.m. to 8 p.m. The

Mesothelioma Cancer: Possible Treatment Option

An experiment carried out in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Medical University Vienna has tested the effectiveness of a genetically modified virus to treat mesothelioma in animals. The virus is known as Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV). Animals with mesothelioma administered with multiple doses of NDV responded better than those that received a single dose. The use of a genetically engineered virus to disrupt the function

Lord Digby Jones of Birmingham Officially Launches in London

Following 5 years development, Lord Digby Jones of Birmingham officially launched Netlaw Media’s Global Information portal ‘’ in front of a capacity audience of over 140 law firm CEO’s, Managing Partners and Senior Partners at The Strategic Leadership Forum 2010 on the 30th September 2010 in London. During Lord Jones’s presentation, The ex-former UK Trade Minister and ex-head of the CBI described the law portal as “one of world largest collections

Fort Worth Attorney Steven Laird Named President of Texas Trial Advocates Group

FORT WORTH, Texas – Noted Fort Worth attorney Steven C. Laird has been elected president of the Texas chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates (TEX-ABOTA). In the new position, Mr. Laird will lead approximately 1,000 attorney members of TEX-ABOTA in their ongoing effort to preserve the civil jury system, which is central to the mission of the national American Board of Trial Advocates. “The American Board of Trial Advocates educates

Estate Planning is the procedure of Forecasting and Organizing for the Clearance …

Estate planning normally attempts to eradicate uncertainties over the administration of a probate and maximize the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses. Guardians are often designated for minor children and beneficiaries in incapacity. Estate planning is an important part of financial planning and considered to be among the main crucial steps an estate owner can take to ensure his/her estate is dispersed among the heirs and beneficiaries

Swimwear Designer Kirsti Grinna's 2011 KGB & Kirsti Grinna Collection Soon to Hi …

Conway, SC ( openpr ) October 1, 2010 - Kirsti’s newest work was inspired by varying works of Literature. Draped in ruffles, feminine hues, and lots and lots of romance, KGB gets its "frilly little girl" styling from Fairy Tales' and Fables' most romantic female characters. Imagine a day in the Enchanted Forest and you will imagine what KGB has in store for 2011. Add a modern slant on this

"Bullycide:" How to stop tennage gay suicide

On the evening of September 22, a shy, 18-year-old college student named Tyler Clementi made his final Facebook update via cell phone. It read, "Jumping off George Washington Bridge." Across the continent in California, 13-year-old Seth Walsh hanged himself from a tree in his backyard. Another teen, Asher Brown of Houston, shot himself in the head last week, and last Thursday, Billy Lucas's grandmother found him hanging

Rewarding Fundraising Ideas Interviews Sandy McDonald Of The Knit-A-Square Chari …

Rob Hampson of recently interviewed Sandy McDonald, co-founder of Knit A Square and KasCare, about her charity and the methods that have accounted for its success! Sandy has been an important part of the charity's success over the last few years since it was founded in 2008. Her role, with the help of her daughter Kalai, in building the charities websites, and building an online community and supporters' base,

University of Texas Active Shooter incident- Robb Hamic’s interviews

Officials with the University of Texas say 19-year-old Colton Tooley fired several shots inside the Perry Castaneda Library on the University of Texas campus Tuesday morning. Austin, TX - September 29, 2010 -- Instructor Robb Hamic was interviewed by several news stations and newspapers in the wake of the University of Texas active shooter situation today. Hamic instructs advanced gun deployment, tactics and immediate active shooter response for law enforcement, military

AZA Attorneys, Firm Earn Numerous Honors in 2010

HOUSTON – The attorneys at Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos (AZA) continue to add to their growing list of accolades with recent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report and Texas Super Lawyers magazine. Earlier this month, the firm was singled out as one of the top law firms in Houston following a national survey conducted by the editors of U.S. News & World Report and The

Asbestos Cancer Mesothelioma Afflicts a 39 Year Old Woman

It has been reported that a 39 year old woman has been diagnosed with the cancer mesothelioma. This is somewhat unusual because mesothelioma most frequently afflicts people who are much older. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to the deadly mineral, asbestos. Asbestos exposure is known to cause various types of malignant mesothelioma. These include lung mesothelioma (or pleural mesothelioma) and abdominal mesothelioma (or peritoneal mesothelioma). Mesothelioma causing asbestos was used

Las Vegas Bail Bonds | 4 Kings Bail Bonds | Las Vegas Bail Bond Services | Licen …

Selecting the Right Bail Bond Company. Bail bond companies were created in order to help people who do not have money to fully pay for bail. For example, a person who is accused of spousal abuse may need to spend up to $5,000 for bail to be given a chance to be with family and friends until the formal court hearing. However, not everyone has money to pay for bail premium. As

Dallas' Sayles Werbner Honored in U.S. News & World Report "Best Law Firms" List

DALLAS – The Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner PC has been recognized as one of the city’s leading firms for white-collar criminal defense law and general commercial litigation in the first-ever "Best Law Firms" rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. The exclusive listing of top U.S. law firms appears in the October 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report and at "The U.S. News recognition of our

Illinois Schools Shut Down After Discovery of Asbestos

It has been reported on that two schools in Heyworth, Illinois have been closed after an air sample tested positive for asbestos. As a result, school officials decided to cancel classes starting on September 23. The asbestos test was prompted by the discovery of a piece of plaster that custodians feared was asbestos. An asbestos clean-up project is planned followed by additional testing for asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral that

Bestowal of the ethecon awards for 2010: Censure for BP - Praise for Elias Bierd …

The recipients of this year's two ethecon awards have been determined: The "International ethecon Blue Planet Award 2010" will be given to the German human rights activist Elias Bierdel. The "International ethecon Black Planet Award 2010" exposes and condemns CEO Tony Hayward, the executive management und the major stockholders of BP. Since 2006 "ethecon - Foundation Ethics & Economics" bestows two international awads annually. A positive prize, the "Blue Planet Award"

U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Bilzin Sumberg Amo …

Miami, FL – Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced today that U.S. News & World Report—Best Lawyers in America recognized the firm in its first inaugural “Best Law Firms” report. Bilzin Sumberg was ranked on a national level in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. The firm was also ranked in the top tier within the Miami metropolitan area for practice areas including: Administrative/Regulatory Law,

Chicago Elder Law Attorneys Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease

CHICAGO, IL - Chicago law firm Peck Bloom, LLC is proud to announce their support of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Illinois Chapter “Memory Walk” - a 5K walk to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care and research. “Although the weather was not fully cooperative, it did nothing to dampen the spirits of the throngs of people who attended Memory Walk 2010. The enthusiasm generated by the participants and

New Chemotherapy Treatment for Mesothelioma Currently Being Tested

It has been reported that Southwest Oncology Group, a U.S. based clinical trial cooperative group, is currently testing a chemotherapy treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Presently, chemotherapy treatment for mesothelioma is made up of pemetrexed and cisplatin. The drawback of this chemotherapy treatment is that in many cases, its effects are negligible. Southwest Oncology Group is currently testing the effectiveness of adding a new chemotherapy treatment known as cediranib maleate.

Goldfarb Branham Law Firm Named Lead Counsel For BP Derivative Lawsuits in Texas

HOUSTON – The Dallas-based litigation firm of Goldfarb Branham LLP has been appointed sole lead counsel in the consolidated shareholder derivative lawsuits filed in Houston against BP officers and directors. The lawsuits say misconduct by those officers and directors -- before and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill -- led to billions of dollars in damages. Harris County District Judge William Burke Jr. ordered three related actions, including "Raymond Vallerga

Aldous Law Firm Client Wins Big, Charla Aldous Praised in Fee Ruling

DALLAS – Charla G. Aldous’ client walked out of the courtroom with a $3.6 million jury verdict, more than 90 times what he was offered in settlement. Ms. Aldous finished the case with kudos from the judge and approval of her fees at $750-an-hour, a rarity in any court. Ms. Aldous, founder of Dallas’ Aldous Law Firm, represented Dr. Naiel Nassar in claims against the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

The Lanier Law Firm Highlighted Among Best Law Firms in Houston

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm, one of the nation’s premier trial law firms, has been singled out by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the top law firms in Houston. The firm earned a spot on the Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings for Houston in the 2010 “Best Law Firms” rankings released today. The listing recognizes the top law firms in 81 practice

Ashworth Law Launches Personal Injury Department

A rising Harrogate Law firm has launched a Personal Injury Claims Department to its expanding portfolio of client services. The new unit within Ashworth Law is being led by Lucy-Ann Kirkham, a member of the Law Society Specialist Personal Injury Panel. Co-founded by Mathew Cobley, the firm specialises in pursuing mis-sold payment protection insurance, credit card charges and investigating mortgage misdemeanours, with the new, key, addition of personal injury. Mrs Kirkham, who formerly

Aupair World Donates - Please Help!

Due to the floodwater catastrophe, misery is great in Pakistan: According to UNICEF, nine million children are suffering from the consequences of the floods. And their number is daily increasing. In order to support the relief measures in Pakistan, Aupair World has donated 1000 Euros. "We hope that our contribution will partly help alleviate this great misery", says Uwe Regenbogen, founder and owner of Aupair World. "We hope that many more

Fourteen McKool Smith Attorneys Honored in 2010 Texas Super Lawyers List

DALLAS/HOUSTON/AUSTIN – Fourteen attorneys in the Texas offices of McKool Smith are being recognized in the prestigious 2010 Texas Super Lawyers list of the state’s top lawyers. McKool Smith co-founder Mike McKool and firm principal Samuel Baxter are highlighted as two of the Top 100 attorneys in Dallas-Fort Worth and all of Texas. To compile the Texas Super Lawyers listing, more than 70,000 lawyers from across the state were asked to

LA’s Top Employment Lawyers Successfully Negotiates Settlements for Aggrieved Wo …

Los Angeles – Expert employment and labor attorneys of the Mesriani Law Group, one of Los Angeles leading law firms, have successfully secured settlement amounting to nearly $150, 000 for several workers in various employment cases involving race discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, among others. One of these cases involved a sales associate for a popular store chain, who was a victim of race discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. The

Rodney Mesriani, Esq. Attends Prestigious 29th CAALA Convention

Los Angeles – Rodney Mesriani, Esq., founder and CEO of the Mesriani Law Group – one of the leading law firms in Los Angeles and Southern California - has attended this year’s 29th Annual Convention of the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA) held from September 2 to 5at the Palazzo Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a long-time CAALA member, Rodney Mesriani regularly attends the organization’s convention as

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