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Dallas Attorney Mark Werbner Honored as a Texas Trial Legend

DALLAS – Dallas attorney Mark Werbner, co-founder of the trial law firm Sayles Werbner, recently was honored along with an elite group of Dallas/Fort Worth-area attorneys recognized by the Dallas Bar Association as “Texas Trial Legends” based on their illustrious legal careers. Werbner was one of eight trial lawyers recognized by the Dallas Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section at a luncheon held on Feb. 2, 2010, at the Belo

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2010 BTI Client Service All Stars

DALLAS - Jackson Walker partners Carl Butzer and Jay Rutherford were recently chosen for the BTI Client Service All Stars 2010. BTI Client Service All Stars is an elite group of 165 attorneys recognized as delivering the absolute best in client service. Attorneys named to the list are nominated solely and exclusively by clients in BTI’s independent study. BTI conducts more than 250 individual interviews annually with corporate counsel at the

Peak Discovery Appoints John Thacher as National Director of Project Management

Peak Discovery, Inc., a supplier of document review and eDiscovery services, today announced that John Thacher has joined the company as National Director of Project Management. John’s experience brings a comprehensive set of skills and an in depth understanding of the document review and project management process. Prior to joining Peak, John was Director of Project Management at DeNovo Legal, and before he was an Assistant Professor of Management, at

Jackson Walker Welcomes Two New Attorneys to the Houston Office

Jackson Walker welcomes new partners Amy Baird & Tré Fischer to the firm’s Houston office. Amy L. Baird represents clients in the energy industry. She does complex commercial and mass toxic tort litigation for those clients, along with regulatory, transactional and project acquisition work for clients in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. In addition to energy litigation matters, Ms. Baird also handles general contract and complex commercial litigation

Habitat Young Visionary Award 2010 Runner-up BITS Pilani Finance student Aayush …

For the founder of NBC David Sarnoff, the word ‘visionary’ meant a capacity to see into tomorrow and make it work.” Starting from 2004, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi has been engaging with the youth, who are successor generation and form the largest component of our population, through the Habitat Young Visionary Award competition. For more details click This award carries a fully funded summer programme at Cambridge University and

Digitisation of Correspondence Underway

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has commenced work on the most elaborate sub-project involved in the digitalisation of its case correspondence. Around three million files of correspondence between the tracing service, public authorities and the victims of national socialist persecution as well as their family members are to be digitised over the next few years. “Together with the original documents from the Nazi era, the correspondence cases

Taber Estes Thorne & Carr Expands Dallas Office Space to Accommodate Growth

DALLAS - A few weeks shy of their second anniversary, attorneys with the Dallas-based law firm of Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC found the perfect way to celebrate by moving into a new home and more than doubling their total office space. The new accommodations are needed to handle the continued growth since the women-owned law firm first opened its doors in February 2008. Based on Taber Estes Thorne &

Taiwan earns international respect for relief efforts in Haiti

After a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on January 12 and caused severe loss of life and property on the Caribbean island, Taiwan’s official and private organizations immediately joined in disaster relief efforts. To date, five relief and medical teams from Taiwan have already been dispatched to Haiti. The ROC government has also donated US$5 million in aid, and set up a special donation account that has received over US$300,000 in

Legislature passes Cultural and Creative Industry Development Act

The Cultural and Creative Industry Development Act was approved by the Legislative Yuan on January 7, 2010, seven years after its inception. It offers tax incentives for enterprises purchasing original products or services from local cultural and creative businesses, donating to students or disadvantaged groups, providing assistance in holding cultural and creative activities in remote areas, or investing in related research and development or talent cultivation. Under the new act,

Digitisation of Post-War Era Documents Now Complete

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has now finished digitising its documents from the post-war era concerning displaced persons and emigration after the end of World War II. “This part of the ITS archives has hardly been explored so far,” said Udo Jost, Head of the Archive Division. “It offers excellent insights into life after survival, as well as the wave of migration which resulted from the war.” Releases Updated Website with Enhanced Patent Community rings in 2010 with a new user interface that connects the global Patent Community, the world's most dynamic patent search website has added new features and an improved and cleaner user interface. Users can conduct simple or advanced patent searches, obtain PDF copies of any one of our twelve million patents, and find inventors, patent attorneys, and patent owners, while adding six new features including: member to member

McKool Smith Recognized Among Top Six U.S. Intellectual Property Law Firms for 2 …

DALLAS – The law firm of McKool Smith has been selected as one of six “Intellectual Property Firms of the Year” for 2009 by the editors of Law 360, one of the nation’s leading publishers of legal news and information. According to Law 360, McKool Smith’s selection to the prestigious list of top IP law firms was a result of the firm’s wins in four significant IP cases during 2009, including

Woodruff Joins Gardere's Houston Office

HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP welcomes John T. Woodruff as a partner in the Tax Practice Group in the Houston office. Mr. Woodruff had previously been with the firm from 2004 to 2008, then joined the international corporate services tax practice at KPMG LLP. Mr. Woodruff now returns to Gardere, and his practice will emphasize International Tax and Transfer Pricing. He has also had extensive experience structuring acquisitions, dispositions, public offerings,

Twitter page to Liu Xiaobo and the charter 08

Liu Xiaobo has signed as one of 10,000 Chinese the charter 08, a call to more democracy and human rights in China. In Christmas 2009 Liu Xiaobo was condemned to 11 years of custody. At a time in which Chinese authorities believe the attention of the democratic world is lower than commonly. For this reason a Twitter page was opened on the 1st of Christmas Day: / charta08 The charter

McKool Smith: Appeals Court Upholds Patent Infringement Verdict Against Microsof …

DALLAS – McKool Smith is announcing that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today upheld a $290 million verdict and permanent injunction against Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) in a Texas patent infringement case won by Toronto-based technology provider i4i Inc. In its ruling today, the Federal Circuit affirmed the May 20, 2009 jury verdict of $200 million for Microsoft’s willful infringement of an i4i patent covering

Human rights act takes effect in Taiwan

On December 12, President Ma Ying-jeou attended the opening ceremony of the Taiwan Human Rights Memorial Park in Taipei City’s Jingmei. On the occasion, the president announced that the Act Governing the Execution of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights had become effective two days prior. Passed in March and signed in May, the Act gives these covenants

Cross-strait ECFA efforts to proceed as scheduled

Addressing concerns on whether policies toward mainland China would be adjusted after a subpar performance for the ruling party in recent local elections, Premier Wu Den-yih expressed on December 7 that the government will always follow policies in line with the principle of “putting Taiwan first for the benefit of the people.” As for the proposed economic cooperation framework agreement (ECFA) with mainland China, the pact will be pursued as

Grief Survivors Experience after Losing a Loved One to Wrongful Death

The most publicized wrongful deaths are homicides, but wrongful deaths that do not make headlines do occur. Many wrongful deaths are caused by accidents that may result in immediate death or may create such severe injuries that the victim later dies from complications related to those injuries. While the victim’s pain and suffering ends, it often continues for the family left to grieve for the loss of their spouse, parent,

Agren Blando and Wilson George team up to offer extended court reporting service …

For the past four decades Agren Blando Court Reporting and Video, Inc. has been Colorado's leading provider of court reporting service. Today, the company is proud to announce that as of December 1, 2009, they're partnering with Wilson George Court Reporters to offer extended legal video and court reporting services from Southern Wyoming, Ft. Collins, Greeley and Denver. "Pooling our personnel and technological resources will allow us to provide you,

McKool Smith Expanding National Bankruptcy Practice

Basil Umari joins firm in Houston HOUSTON – The national litigation firm of McKool Smith is announcing the continued expansion of the firm’s Houston office with the addition of bankruptcy litigator Basil A. Umari. Mr. Umari joins McKool Smith’s bankruptcy practice in Houston as a principal after previously practicing with Andrews Kurth. The firm’s bankruptcy practice was established in October 2009 and is led by noted bankruptcy specialist Hugh Ray. “McKool

Fourth round of Cross-Strait Talks in late December

The fourth round of talks between Chiang Pin-kung, chairman of Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), and Chen Yunlin, chairman of mainland China’s Association for Relations across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS), are scheduled to start in late December in the central Taiwan city of Taichung. The two sides expect to sign four agreements on standards, inspection, measurement and certification; quarantine and inspections of agricultural products; double taxation avoidance; and fishery labor

Robert Allard, Law Firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard Named 2009 Trial Lawyer o …

For the second time in three years Robert Allard of the law firm Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard has been named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association. Allard has developed a reputation for taking tough cases where insurance companies offer little or no money to an injured victim and for providing aggressive representation which generates just compensation for his clients. In a case earlier this year,

Overland Park Attorney Provides Divorce Solutions That Ease Holiday Stress

The Law Office of Shea Stevens offers uncontested divorce services that minimize the impact of divorce on families, especially during the already stressful holiday time. Overland Park, KS – Financial strain and family obligations make the holiday season inherently stressful. And, families going through a typical divorce during the holidays can be prone to additional stress and sadness. In response to her clients’ needs for quick, minimum-impact divorce solutions, Shea Stevens

KRCL Obtains Defense Verdict in Products Liability Case

On November 2, 2009, Michael Logan and Brian Stork of KRCL obtained a defense verdict for a national fitness equipment manufacturer/distributor. The eleven day jury trial in Dallas County State Court resulted in a verdict in excess of $2. 1 million against the two co-defendants (the gym and the personal trainer). The Plaintiff alleged that the product was defectively marketed based on a failure to warn of the

EU Funds 2010 - The 5th European Annual Symposium in Berlin – ERDF, ESF, CF, EAF …

How to deal with upcoming key challenges in EU Funding such as simplification, evaluation and financial control will be the topic of the 5th European Symposium EU Funds 2010 on the 22nd to 24th of March in Berlin, Germany. For the 5th time this event brings together 600 EU Funds experts from all over Europe. This unique European forum encourages an exchange of knowledge, experience and best practice between EU

Texas Environmental Attorney Headed To Denmark For United Nations Climate Change …

HOUSTON – Texas environmental attorney Richard O. Faulk, Chair of the Litigation Department at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, is headed to Denmark as one of the rare U.S. lawyers with an opportunity to experience the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Mr. Faulk is attending the conference as a credentialed journalist, supplying expert coverage for daily publications and periodicals. Central to the conference will be work on a new international

Gibson, McClure, Wallace & Daniels Earns Spot Among "Go-To Law Firms" for Americ …

DALLAS – The Dallas-based law firm Gibson, McClure, Wallace & Daniels, L.L.P., is featured among the top law firms for Fortune 500 companies in an upcoming survey to be published in Corporate Counsel magazine. The 2010 “Go-To Law Firm” listing will appear in the December edition of In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies, which is distributed to in-house legal departments and law firms across the country. The firm is

SWIFT: Liberals oppose erosion of individual privacy rights

This Monday, the 30th of November, the Council of the European Union is set to decide on the controversial issue of giving the United States of America access to so called SWIFT banking data. This is an issue that has been under preparation for a couple of years and aims at enhancing the odds of tracking down and countering potential terrorists and terrorists acts through the coordination of this data

Dallas' Sayles Werbner Again Earns Selection As "Go-To Law Firm" for Fortune 500 …

DALLAS – The Dallas litigation firm of Sayles Werbner has earned its sixth consecutive selection as a “Go-To Law Firm” for the country’s top businesses based on a nationwide survey of in-house counsel at the nation’s leading corporations. The survey of corporate counsel at Fortune 500 companies across the United States appears in In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies, an upcoming reference guide published by Corporate Counsel magazine. Sayles

LYMEC the programmatic force of ELDR

Last weekend, the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party (ELDR) assembled in Barcelona to hold its 30th Congress. The European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) attended the Congress with ten delegates as well as having many active LYMEC members in the other party delegations active in Barcelona. Congress reelected Annemie Neyts (OpenVLD) as President of the ELDR Party for her third mandate. David Griffiths (LibDems) has been re-elected as Treasurer for the second

Taiwan begins building permanent housing for Morakot disaster victims at Da-ai P …

On November 15, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Da-ai permanent housing park situated in Kaohsiung County’s Yuemei Farm. Construction of the park area is being aided by the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation for victims of the August 8, 2009 floods. President Ma Ying-jeou, Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng and Kaohsiung County Magistrate Yang Chiu-hsing all attended the ceremony. President Ma in his remarks at the ceremony noted

How the Legal System Can Help Motorcycle Accident Victims

Motorcyclists are at a distinct disadvantage on the roadways because other drivers often do not see them. This has been the cause of many motorcycle accidents. Consequently, motorcyclists are more at risk of injury or death when an accident with a vehicle occurs. “When a motorcyclist is injured in an accident, the injuries are often quite severe,” said attorney Robert A. Brenner. Injuries may include brain trauma, spinal cord damage,

Thompson & Knight Attorneys Named Best Lawyers' 2010 Lawyers of the Year

Texas (November 18, 2009) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce The Best Lawyers in America® has named four of the Firm’s Partners as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice. The attorneys are: • Scott D. Deatherage, Dallas Environmental Lawyer of the Year • Gregory S.C. Huffman, Dallas Antitrust Lawyer of the Year • John H. Martin, Dallas Personal Injury Litigator of the

Aviation legislation: International rules and regulations at the click of a mous …

DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH has expanded its range of air law publications to include the digital English-language compilation “Airlaw eBook”, which contains European and international legal instruments. The “Airlaw eBook” contains, for instance, the Chicago, the Warsaw and the Montreal Conventions, which are of major importance in aviation. The compilation also includes aviation-related European instruments, such as the EC Treaty, Conventions of the EU and the EC, Air Transport Agreements

Contingency-Fee Patent Cases Helping The Lanier Law Firm Fuel Growth in Palo Alt …

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The Lanier Law Firm, a national litigation firm, is continuing to expand the firm’s operations in Palo Alto, Calif., based on a unique, contingency-fee approach to intellectual property cases where clients pay no fees up front, and the firm gets paid only if it wins. Unlike many law firms that require clients to pay costly expenses and other charges while their cases are being prepared, The

Accident Lawyer Robert A. Brenner Aids the Victims of Truck Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) results from its 2007 study of large truck accidents showed that collisions between large trucks and vehicles accounted for 101,000 injuries and 4,808 deaths. The occupants of the trucks only accounted for 22 percent of those injured and 17 percent of those killed. Out of the trucks involved in accidents, trucks pulling a semi-trailer accounted for 62 percent of fatal crashes and 46


ROYAL OAK, Mich.—October 6, 2009…Detroit-area lawyer Andrew B. Wachler, a recognized leader in healthcare law topics such as Medicare appeals, Stark and fraud and abuse and HIPAA, was a featured speaker at the World Health Care Congress’ 4th Annual Hospital and Health System Financial Management Congress. The conference was held September 21 – 23, 2009, at the Ambassador East Hotel in Chicago, Ill. As a presenter on the “Building a RAC


ROYAL OAK, Mich.—October 12, 2009…Detroit-area lawyer Andrew B. Wachler, a recognized leader in healthcare law topics such as Medicare appeals, Stark and fraud and abuse and HIPAA, was a featured speaker at the 2009 National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) 28th Annual Meeting and Exposition. The conference was held October 10 – 14, 2009, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Wachler’s presentation, titled “RACs and

Peak Discovery to Sponsor The eDiscovery Institute’s Fundraiser

Peak Discovery, Inc., a supplier of document review and discovery services, is proud to announce its sponsorship of The eDiscovery Institute’s 5th Annual Pizza Party fundraiser at the Newseum in Washington DC, on November 12th, 2009. This highly anticipated evening elegantly combines an opportunity to mingle with leading eDiscovery jurists, lawyers and providers, with delicious pizza creations by Wolfgang Puck and a jazz set by one of San Francisco’s foremost - Adopting the Right Procedure for Estate Planning

Irvine, California, 5 November 2009 - Some experts in the field of estate planning differ from others by designing the plans for estate protection and maintenance with right perceptive. distinguishes from other estate planning experts by offering a strategically sound process of designing estate plans. Those served by Michael J. Wittick, the expert estate planning attorney having experience of more than 28 years, include individuals, couples and business

Atlanta Immigration Attorney Karen Weinstock selected by Peers to The Best Lawye …

Atlanta, GA Tuesday, October 29, 2009 – Karen Weinstock the managing attorney of the Atlanta Immigration Law Firm Siskind Susser has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America (2010) in the specialty of Immigration Law. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For a quarter century, the publication has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions or

First City Bank Retirees Can Claim Class-Action Settlement Benefits

HOUSTON – As many as 2,400 former employees of the former First City Bancorporation may be eligible for cash payments as part of an estimated $6 million class-action lawsuit settlement that is being considered for final approval later this month in a Harris County state district court. The final approval hearing is scheduled for Thursday, November 12, before Judge Robert Schaffer of the 152nd Judicial District Court in Houston. Eligible members

McKool Smith's Hugh Ray III Featured as Panelist During National Conference of B …

LAS VEGAS – Noted bankruptcy attorney Hugh Ray III, a principal in the Houston office of McKool Smith, recently served among a select group of attorneys and academicians as a featured panelist during the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in Las Vegas. This marks the 83rd year for the annual conference where the country’s leading bankruptcy attorneys and scholars gather with esteemed bankruptcy judges from across the United States to discuss

Italian Law Firm in Dubai Celebrates 10 Years of activity

Molinari Legal Consultancy is the first Italian owned, Italian legal consultancy in Dubai that is celebrating first ten years in business. (Dubai, October 25, 2009) -- At a time when record numbers of businesses are closing their doors, Molinari Legal Consultancy firm is proud to successfully celebrate 10 years in practice. Founded by Dr. Ottavia Molinari, the Legal Consultancy is the first Italian owned law firm duly licensed by the

Gardere Honored For Commitment To Diversity

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP was recognized by the J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation for the firm’s commitment to diversity at the foundation’s 57th Anniversary Scholarship and Awards Gala on Saturday, October 24. Gardere was a Gold sponsor of the Scholarship and Awards Gala, which funds scholarships to minority law students who are from or are attending law school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “We’re always honored when Gardere is

The Lanier Law Firm Announces Addition of Appellate Attorney Jack L. White

HOUSTON – The Lanier Law Firm is announcing the continued expansion of the firm’s Houston office with the addition of appellate practitioner and former U.S. Supreme Court Clerk Jack L. White. A West Point graduate who served five years as an Army officer before graduating with honors from law school, Mr. White recently completed a prestigious term as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. In addition

Five Attorneys From Law Firm of Brecher Fishman Pasternack Walsh Tilker & Ziegle …

Attorneys from the New York Law Firm of Brecher Fishman Pasternack Walsh Tilker & Ziegler, P.C. have been named by New York Super Lawyers magazine as five of the top attorneys in New York State for 2009 for its work in worker's compensation and social security disability. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers, and five of only six total attorneys comprising the

Transactions Attorney Todd Meier Joins Shackelford, Melton & McKinley

DALLAS – The Dallas law firm of Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of Todd Meier as Of Counsel. A former Assistant Dallas County District Attorney, Mr. Meier counsels clients in the technology, manufacturing, financial services, commodities and service industries on transactional and operational matters, as well as providing litigation expertise in courtroom trials. Mr. Meier joins Shackelford, Melton & McKinley after more than 10 years at

Valensi Rose Attorney Michael R. Morris Named A Top Los Angeles Tax Lawyer

Valensi Rose, PLC is pleased to announce that Michael R. Morris was named one of the top tax attorneys in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal as part of its published list of L.A.’s Top 100 Lawyers of 2009. “I’m honored to be selected as one of the top tax lawyers in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal,” said Mr. Morris. “I’m surprised and delighted by

Belgium Receives Digital Copies of ITS Documents

The National Archives of Belgium (Archives Générales du Royaume) in Brussels received data copies from the archives of the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen. Following Israel, the US, Poland and Luxembourg, Belgium is now also making use of the extensive documentary holdings on Nazi persecution. In accordance with the resolution by the International Commission responsible for overseeing the work of ITS, all eleven member states are entitled to

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