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Gardere Announces New Work Knowledge Blog Exploring Employment Issues, Strategie …

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP’s Labor and Employment Practice Group is pleased to announce the launch of its Work Knowledge Blog, “We are pleased to offer clients and others interested in workplace issues with an Internet resource that provides common sense insight on the employment-related matters that most impact their businesses,” says Douglas D. Haloftis, Partner and Practice Leader of Gardere’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. “This blog

Hoag Law Group, LLC. Post Record Success Rate for Appraisals in 2010.

In 2010, Hoag Law Group, LLC. secured tremendous results for its clients by the use of the appraisal clause in the policy of insurance in cases involving property damage. This represents their continued commitment to the community in aiding the insureds in recovering the compensation they are entitled to for their damaged property. Lynette Simmons Hoag Principle Attorney - Hoag Law Group LLC. Chicago, IL, USA January 31th, 2011 - Hoag Law

Hoag Law Group, LLC. Announces a Record Number of Personal Injury Cases Settled …

Chicago, IL, USA January 29th, 2011 - Hoag Law Group LLC. proprietors of announces a record number of personal injury cases opened for 2011. These cases represent their continued commitment to the greater Chicago community. By providing a fair and honest assessment from over twenty years experience in recovering personal injury damages the Hoag Law Group LLC. continues to set the standard in legal excellence. The level

Hoag Law Group, LLC. Announces a Record Number of Property Claims Cases Settled …

Chicago, IL, USA January 29th, 2011 - Hoag Law Group LLC. proprietors of announces a record number of property claim cases opened for 2011. These cases represent their continued commitment to the greater Chicago community. By providing a fair and honest assessment from over twenty years experience in recovering property claims the Hoag Law Group LLC. continues to set the standard in legal excellence. The level of this

Trial Law Firm Rose Walker Adds Two Attorneys in Dallas

DALLAS – Dallas-based trial law firm Rose Walker, L.L.P., is announcing the addition of two attorneys to its stable of courtroom lawyers, including attorney Amy E. Davis who is joining the firm as a partner practicing in the areas of employment and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Davis’ practice also includes securities litigation, professional liability, consumer finance, and director and officer liability matters. She holds a law degree from the University of

Having the ‘Tough Conversations’ With Mom or Dad for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Aw …

“Does mom want to live in a nursing home?” “Does dad consider living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia to be quality of life?” “Is there legal documentation in place that ensures someone can act financially on mom or dad’s behalf if they are unable to?” These are just three of many questions that experts are urging adult children to ask their parents during Alzheimer’s and Dementia Awareness Week (February 14th- 21st).

Is My Product Infringing On Others Patent?

This is the question all technology companies need to ask themselves at a very early stage of product development.To understand whether you product/process infringes on others patent rights; we first need to understand what patent infringement means. Patent infringement A patent is said to be infringed when a product/process violates the rights granted to a patentee. A patentee (also referred to as an assignee of a patent) is given

Gardere Partner Ronald Gaswirth Joins Texas A&M’s Center For Retailing Studies A …

DALLAS – Dallas attorney Ronald Gaswirth, head of the Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Retail Industry Team, has been named to the advisory board of the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University. “The Center for Retailing Studies is widely respected as a leading source of industry knowledge, and I’m honored to be a member of the advisory board,” says Mr. Gaswirth. “This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with the

Fish & Richardson Adds Associates, Technical Advisors in Dallas

DALLAS - The national law firm of Fish & Richardson, P.C., is pleased to announce the addition of Jane Du, Yong Eric Peng, Kaaren Shalom and Pin Wu in the firm’s Dallas office. Ms. Du joins the Litigation Group as an Associate. She graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2009. She was a member of the John W. Davis Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition while at Washington

Dallas’ Munck Carter Named Top 30 Law Firm for Video Game Industry

DALLAS – The Dallas-based technology firm Munck Carter has earned selection as one of the Top 30 law firms in the nation for the interactive entertainment and video gaming industry. The list of the nation’s top law firms for online entertainment and gaming was assembled by the editors of Interactive Age, a global business journal devoted to the video game industry. Munck Carter was selected for the list based on the firm’s

New dictation machine generation “Digta 7” at LegalTech New York

Grundig Business Systems presents premium dictation products with new functions Naperville, IL – January 26, 2011 – Grundig Business Systems, one of the world's leading suppliers of professional dictation systems, will present its new dictation model generation “Digta 7” for the first time to the North American market at the LegalTech New York 2011. The event will take place from January 31 to February 2, in New York, NY, at

Financial Control remains challenging for External Borders Fund User

Regarding programming and implementation of the External Borders Fund (EBF), member states still face technical and operational difficulties. The management of the application process remains still main obstacle for authorities to receive EU financial resources. Reporting’s especially the final reports of 2008 annual programmes represent an additional challenge for Responsible, Audit and Certifying Authorities. As part of the general programme “Solidarity and management of migration flows”, establishes the External Borders

Taiwan President welcomes US commitment to TRA

By Elaine Hou ROC President Ma Ying-jeou said he was encouraged by continuing U.S. adherence to the Taiwan Relations Act, which requires Washington to provide Taipei with arms sufficient for self-defense. “We are delighted with comments by U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reaffirming Washington’s commitment to the TRA,” Ma said Jan. 25. “The two U.S. arms sales to Taiwan last year are in line with

What Can Be Patented And What Cannot Be Patented?

Some time back I was asked by one of the readers of my article, if I can tell him what can be patented and what cannot be; hence this article. This question appears to the one with a straightforward answer. However, the answer to it is something that is highly debatable, and also varies depending on the country in which one wants to secure a patent. A simple answer

Gap Inc. Joins Will Marre’s List of Giving Is Winning Companies

“Acting in an ethical way is not only the right thing to do — it also unlocks new ways for us to do business better,” states Dan Henkle, SVP of Global Responsibility at Gap, Inc. It is this philosophy that lands Gap Inc. on Will Marre’s list of Giving is Winning companies. As CEO of Realeadership Alliance and author of Save the World and Still Be Home For

Celebrated Journalist David Brancaccio to Lecture at Adelphi on February 28, 201 …

Adelphi University is pleased to host journalist, author and television anchor David Brancaccio. Mr. Brancaccio will give a lecture entitled “Adventures in Economic Disaster: What the Financial Crisis Means for Justice and Jobs in the Next Generation” on Monday, February 28, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center’s Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. The event is sponsored by the William E.

First Wave of Senior ‘Boomers’ To Have Huge Impact Socially, Economically

(January 26, 2010) – Between 1946 and 1964, more than 76 million children were born in the United States who would become the most influential generation of our time: the Baby Boomers. The Boomers have blazed a social trail and left a lasting mark on the American economy and now, this January, the first of the Baby Boomers are turning 65 – officially hitting senior status. As this

Shackelford, Melton & McKinley Adds Oil & Gas Litigator Martin Averill in Dallas

DALLAS – The law firm of Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP, is bolstering the firm’s courtroom expertise with the addition of noted oil and gas litigator Martin P. Averill as a partner. “Marty brings an impressive background in all areas of litigation involving oil and gas production and operations,” says John Shackelford, a founding partner of Shackelford, Melton & McKinley. “As a firm that prides itself on being a one-stop

Albon Head Honored With 2010 Silver Anniversary Mustang Award

DALLAS – Albon Head, a partner in Jackson Walker’s Forth Worth office, was selected to receive Southern Methodist University’s 2010 Silver Anniversary Mustang Award. Mr. Head was honored on January 22 in Dallas, at SMU’s halftime of their men’s basketball game against Southern Mississippi. The award is the most prestigious award one can receive from SMU’s Lettermen Association. The chosen recipient must have graduated from SMU at least 25 years ago

Illinois Employment Lawyer affiliates with Lake County Divorce lawyer

CHICAGO, IL Barry Zlotowicz, Illinois employment lawyer and President of the Chicago Legal Group has developed an informal affiliation with Lake County Divorce lawyer Susan Lampert of Susan Lampert & Associates. Ms. Lampert is a Chicago divorce lawyer who has practiced in the area of Illinois family law for twenty years. Ms. Lampert’s practice is based in Deerfield, Illinois but she is available for consultation in downtown Chicago as

Cowles & Thompson’s Tony Mallers Elected Texas Bar Foundation Fellow

DALLAS – Attorney George A. “Tony” Mallers, a shareholder in the Dallas-based law firm of Cowles & Thompson, P.C., has been elected as a Fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation. Foundation Fellows are selected based on a demonstrated outstanding record of professional achievements and commitment to support the community at large. Membership is restricted to one-third of 1 percent of all Texas-licensed lawyers. Mr. Mallers is a shareholder in the

AZA Partner Joe Ahmad Launches ‘Legal Issues in the Executive Suite’ Blog

HOUSTON – Joe Ahmad, name partner in the Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos &Anaipakos, has launched a blog focusing on legal issues facing executives, everything from compliance with securities and corporate governance laws to harassment claims and covenants not to compete. “This isn’t about how companies can avoid a sexual harassment claim,” Mr. Ahmad writes in the inaugural posting of Legal Issues in the Executive Suite. “It’s

Phuket stages Thailand Five Southern Border Provinces Product Fair

Phuket, Thailand: Phuket Town has been chosen as this year's host for the annual Thailand Five Southern Border Provinces Product Fair which runs from January 31st to February 6th. Last year, the fair took place at the Marketing Organisation for Farmers in the Chatuchak district of Bangkok. This year however, centre stage for the event will be Saphan Hin; Phuket Town’s largest municipal park. The Thai Government first introduced the Fair to help

Law Blogging Website reaches New Heights by Announcing its 10 … continues to reach new heights by announcing today that it has accepted its 100th contributor to the website in less than 16 weeks since launch. The law blogging website which was only recently launched by Lord Digby Jones of Birmingham in London continues to grow at a staggering rate to now display one of the largest collections of law related blog posts and news articles on the World Wide Web. “We

Free One-Click Anonymous Web Browser - New Release is Available Now

The Browser version 0.9 is now available for free download and use on the project web site ( This browser tries to be the most easy-to-use anonymous web browser: it is simple to start and it always safely browses through the Tor anonymity network. The Browser is an end user application. It is not the intention to provide a feature-rich universal web browser like Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.


The League of Young Voters Education Fund and will speak with political figures and media to address the needs and interests of our young voters from inside the nation’s capital. Washington, D.C. (January 20, 2011) – On January 25, 2011, the League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF) and will host exclusive conversations with leading voices from music and politics in regards to President Barack Obama’s

InvnTree's initiative to spread knowledge about patents.

InvnTree IP Services, in an endeavor to spread knowledge among technology companies about patents, has taken up a new initiative. The company has started a patent blog. The posts in the blog will be authored by experienced patent practitioners. At the very beginning of this initiative, the quality of the articles has been recognized by PluggdIn, one of the most popular technology and start-up blogs. An article, titled "4 fold approach

William R. Pilat of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan is Honored by the Texas Bar Fou …

Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC congratulates William R. Pilat on being elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation, the largest charitably-funded bar foundation in the country. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the State of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of Mr.

DePuy Hip Lawsuits Move Forward This Week

DePuy Hip Lawsuits Move Forward This Week The federal court overseeing the DePuy hip replacement lawsuits pending against DePuy Orthopaedics is holding a status conference this week. Numerous federal lawsuits seeking to hold DePuy Orthopaedics responsible for damages suffered by people who were implanted with defective DePuy hips were consolidated before the Honorable David A. Katz of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Ohio. According


Huntington, NY — Attorney Brian Andrew Tully, Esq. is offering a series of talks titled “Advance Care Planning: A Discussion of the New Medicare Benefit.” The goal of these talks is to empower families to not only complete the necessary legal documents but to encourage quality, voluntary conversations between senior citizens, their families — and now their doctors — during wellness visits. Starting January 1, a new Medicare regulation introduced by

President Ma calls for US arms sales to Taiwan

By Elaine Hou ROC President Ma Ying-jeou urged the U.S. to continue selling Taiwan defensive weapons during a reception for members of Washington-based think tank American Enterprise Institute Jan. 17 in Taipei City. Ma said he hoped the upcoming meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese Communist Party General-Secretary Hu Jintao in the White House would not stymie Taiwan’s procurement of U.S. arms. The president said he was concerned that

Kane Russell Coleman & Logan's Presence in Houston Continues to Expand

Dallas/Houston, TX -- Dallas-based law firm, Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, continues to make great strides in expanding its reputation in the Houston area. Since the opening of its Houston office in April of 2006 with four attorneys, KRCL now has a full-service practice in Houston with 22 attorneys. Prominent Houston trial lawyer Christopher Pappas, formerly with Godwin Pappas & Ronquillo, joined forces with KRCL in August of 2008, along

AZA Partners in Houston Commercial Litigation Firm Earn Prestigious Legal Certif …

HOUSTON – The Houston complex commercial litigation law firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Anaipakos is pleased to announce that three more firm partners have been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. AZA’s Demetrios Anaipakos, Amir Alavi, and Todd W. Mensing are now among only 1.6 percent of Texas lawyers certified as civil trial law specialists. Nine attorneys were granted that high honor statewide

Eton Institute to Donate 1 AUD per Click as Part of a Facebook Fundraising Campa …

Eton Institute, the largest language institute in the UAE, has launched a unique Facebook campaign to help raise money for the displaced victims of Australia’s flood disaster. The Institute will be donating 1 AUD for every new member who clicks ‘Like’ on its official Facebook page this month. The institute, an active member of the community, has spearheaded numerous charitable initiatives including scholarship programmes, free courses and non-profit events as


Members of the Texas Nationalist Movement have spent much of the last year concentrating on “The Petition” – obtaining the signatures of Texans urging the state Legislature to put the matter of Texas independence to the voters in the form of a non-binding referendum. The idea was to present the completed petition to the Legislature when it convenes on Jan. 11, 2011, and let the people of Texas voice their

PPP in Waste Conference, March 2011

The Environmental and Economic Challenges Ahead... PPP in Waste Conference 2011 7th to 8th March 2011, Crowne Plaza - The City, London, United Kingdom. "The importance of cost-effective, environmentally sustainable waste management has never been so great. With environmental and economic pressures bearing down on the market it is imperative that the public and private sectors seize the opportunities a budget conscious, ecologically-aware society presents. Landfill targets, EU directives and significantly reduced

Gardere Partner Richard O. Faulk Elected to Prestigious American Law Institute

HOUSTON – Richard O. Faulk, chair of the Litigation Department at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been elected to the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. Membership in the Institute is limited to 3,000 lawyers, judges and law professors, selected on the basis of professional achievement and demonstrated interest in improving the law. Prospective

Vertex Systems Endorses's Plan to Help the Poor, Elderly and Di …

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, January 17, 2010 – Vertex Systems, Inc., the leading provider of case management, vocational payroll, and financial management software for social service agencies that help those with disabilities, announced their support for the website and petition campaign. is a nonprofit site dedicated to demonstrating to the country’s leaders, governors, and representatives how important it is to maintain funding to America’s Medicaid program for all the people it

A Harrogate law firm is offering its expertise to assist councils across the UK …

So successful is Ashworth Law that, since its launch just under two years ago, it has recouped just under £20 million for its clients by targeting both individuals and organisations in the UK and Europe. A recent Freedom of Information request revealed that 20 local authorities were looking to write-off thousands of parking fines issued to cars and wagons registered to foreign drivers. Westminster City Council admitted that more than 45,000

Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC Announces New Directors

DALLAS/HOUSTON, TX—Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC is pleased to announce that C. Jeffrey Novel and Joseph L. Mira have been elected new Directors of the Firm. Jeff Novel graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2002 and practices in the Firm’s litigation section. His experience includes complex business and commercial disputes, including insurance, contract, employment, professional negligence, products liability and other disputes involving business torts and

Bringing E-Discovery Back In-House, Without Upfront Investment: NaTIFF™ E-Discov …

The NaTIFF™ E-Discovery Server is an in-house solution that provides a high level of data control to law firms, corporations and service providers without a high cost of implementation. All data is stored on servers provided by Global EDD Group and administered via secure point-to-point VPN connection with dedicated 24x7 support. Simply attach a data drive to the NaTIFF server and the Global EDD Group team will manage the e-discovery

McKool Smith Names New Principals in Austin, Dallas and New York

McKool Smith is proud to announce the promotion of 11 attorneys to principals in the firm’s Austin, Dallas and New York offices. In Austin, firm attorneys John Campbell, John Garvish, John Shumaker and Victoria Wicken have been named as principals. All four regularly represent clients in intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation. McKool Smith’s new Dallas principals, all of whom also practice in intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation, are Jason Blackstone,

The Holiday Season Is Over but the Divorce Season Has Begun – Three Tips for Tra …

It seems that just as the last of the holiday decorations are put away, the divorce papers filings begin.. It’s a phenomenon experienced by divorce professionals throughout the country. With this in mind, Jerry Cohen, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ shares three tips for navigating divorce so that those facing divorce can transition smoothly to the next phase of their life. LOS ANGELES, CA – January 10, 2011 - According

Equal Rights for the Classic Perspectives on Gender

In a research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, Silvia Stoller has risked a daringly fresh interpretation of the classic approaches to feminist gender research. The results have now been published in her book "Existenz – Differenz – Konstruktion. Phänomenologie der Geschlechtlichkeit bei Beauvoir, Irigaray und Butler", which will be presented on 11 January 2011. In her work, the author shows, for the first time, how views relating

Lawyer Reviews Launches Free Legal Advice Service for the Public

The recently launched legal services website, is now out of beta phase and open to the public. The Lawyer Reviews service aims to help consumers find the best lawyers to deal with their cases, to offer advice during the initial stages and also to support them throughout the process until the case is concluded. The team at Lawyer Reviews have years of experience and provide friendly assistance with information on

Florida Representative Darryl Rouson’s ‘Child Abduction Prevention Act’ Now Law …

On January 1st, 2011 Florida’s landmark ‘Child Abduction Prevention Act’ (CAPA) was enacted as law. The new legislation establishes an array of risk factors a judge may consider when deciding if there is a chance that one parent may remove a child of a relationship from the state or country or conceal the whereabouts of the child in violation of a parenting plan. Additionally, and critically, the CAPA provides a

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

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 January 19 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

A Positive Mesothelioma Diagnosis Could Entitle You To Compensation From A Bankr …

January 6, 2010, Wellesley, MA – Mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure, affects thousands of people per year. Most people who suffer from mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos on a regular basis, usually as a result of their work history. Mesothelioma victims may have handled asbestos directly or were frequently in an environment with a high concentration of asbestos fibers in the air.

Head of Operational Requirements for Italian Army to Discuss VULCANO Precision M …

VULCANO, the latest in an expanding choice of precision ammunition systems being developed for international militaries, will be examined by Lieutenant Colonel Enrico Marinelli, Head of Operational Requirements for the Italian Army, during a session at the upcoming Future Artillery conference, taking place 23rd-25th March 2011 at the Olympia Conference Centre, London. Oto Melara is the company overseeing the VULCANO programme in Italy. According to the company's website, the projectiles have

Don’t Live in Pain Forever—Get Your Man Back Now!

Use The Best Resource Online to Get Your Man Back and Keep Him As Your Own:! DATELINE (06/01/11) – This time of year can be rough, particularly for those that have gone through a breakup. You feel like the love that you lost will never be yours again and you’re not sure that you will ever move on. So when you hear from experts in the field that

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