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ROYAL OAK, Mich.—September 8, 2009…Detroit-area lawyer Andrew B. Wachler has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of health care law. For more than a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers® has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. For nearly 30 years,

T&K Ranked in 2010 Chambers Latin America

Texas (October 8, 2009) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight is pleased to announce that the Firm and its Brazil and Mexico offices were recognized in the 2010 Chambers Latin America “Leaders in their Field” legal directory. Additionally, Alexandre R. Chequer, Miguel B. de Erice, Jorge A. de la Garza, Jorge G. De Presno-Arizpe, Evelyn Uliana Montellano, Antônio Bastos Sarmento, Eduardo Soares, Marco A. Sotomayor-Melo, and Ivan

Gonçalo Falcão Joins Thompson & Knight in Rio de Janeiro

The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP, through its affiliated office Tauil & Chequer Advogados, is pleased to announce that Gonçalo Falcão has joined the Firm’s Rio de Janeiro office as a Partner in the Tax Practice Group. Falcão focuses his practice on international tax matters, representing clients around the globe and particularly throughout Africa, including Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, and São Tomé & Príncipe. “We are

Thompson & Knight Guides Baseline Oil & Gas Through Pre-Pack Chapter 11 Process

Texas and New York – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce the confirmation of a pre-packaged (“pre-pack”) Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan for Baseline Oil & Gas Corp. (“Baseline”). Baseline is one of the ten fastest pre-packs to be confirmed, with confirmation taking place in 28 days. Thompson & Knight also handled the Davis Petroleum Corp. Chapter 11 pre-pack in 2006, which

Thompson & Knight Foundation Announces Dallas ISD Arts Scholarship Program

DALLAS – To further celebrate the opening of the landmark AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Thompson & Knight Foundation has announced a commitment to fund $20,000 in academic scholarships to four senior students of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. Individual scholarships in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to a graduating senior from each of the

Second Circuit Ruling Revives Climate Change Lawsuits

HOUSTON – Climate change lawsuits have acquired a new and complex vitality as a result of a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, according to Houston attorney Richard O. Faulk, Chair of the Litigation Department at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. In its ruling, the court reversed the dismissal of public nuisance claims filed by various states, municipalities and private entities against operators of coal-fired power

Premier: Taiwan to seek admission to ICAO and world atmospheric measurement orga …

Responding to an interpellation by legislators on September 18 at the Legislative Yuan, Premier Wu Den-yih stated that Taiwan would seek admission to the International Civil Aviation Organization and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The government will ask Taiwan’s diplomatic partners to write letters to the member states of related institutions to help bring this about. The 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on September

The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson Home to Five Texas Super Lawyers Honorees

DALLAS – Five attorneys from Dallas’ The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson again have earned spots on the Texas Super Lawyers listing of the top attorneys in the state based on the firm’s work for injured victims in personal injury litigation. In addition to firm founder Frank L. Branson, the other lawyers from The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson who earned selection the 2009 list include Debbie Dudley Branson,

Twelve from Kane Russell Coleman & Logan Named in Texas Super Lawyers® for 2009

DALLAS/HOUSTON, TX--Ronald G. Bankston, Kenneth W. Biermacher, Joseph M. Coleman, Joseph A. Friedman, Kenneth C. Johnston, Christopher C. Pappas, Raymond J. Kane, Arthur V. Lambert, Michael A. Logan, Kevin P. Riley, Gordon B. Russell and Amy Dunn Taylor were each named in Texas Super Lawyers® for 2009. Texas Super Lawyers is a comprehensive listing of outstanding lawyers in more than 50 areas of practice, and represents less than

Five Gruber Hurst Attorneys Honored in Texas Super Lawyers List

DALLAS – The Dallas litigation firm of Gruber Hurst Johansen & Hail LLP is pleased to announce that five firm attorneys are being honored among the state’s top legal counsel the 2009 Texas Super Lawyers listing. Once again, partners G. Michael Gruber, Brian N. Hail, Michael K. Hurst, Mark L. Johansen and Mark A. Shank are highlighted on the annual listing of the premier attorneys in Texas. Mr. Gruber, Mr.

Four From Dallas’ Sayles Werbner Highlighted Among Texas’ Top Lawyers

DALLAS – The Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s partners once again have earned recognition among the state’s best attorneys in the annual Texas Super Lawyers listing. Richard A. Sayles and Mark S. Werbner, co-founders of the firm, and Sayles Werbner partners Eve L. Henson and William S. Snyder are highlighted in the 2009 Texas Super Lawyers listing. Mr. Sayles, Mr. Werbner

McKool Smith Attorneys Honored Among State's Best In Texas Super Lawyers

DALLAS – Thirteen attorneys from the Dallas, Austin and Marshall, Texas, offices of McKool Smith are honored in this year’s Texas Super Lawyers listing of the top attorneys in Texas. The prestigious list represents the top five percent of lawyers in Texas as identified in a rigorous screening process based on peer nominations, a blue-ribbon committee review and independent research by Texas Super Lawyers editors. Three McKool Smith attorneys are singled out

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Attorney Linda Bond Featured Speaker for Big Bend SHRM …

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Linda Bond, a partner with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, will be the featured speaker at the Big Bend SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at the Ramada Inn on North Monroe Street. The luncheon’s topic is “Getting to Know Lilly Ledbetter,” regarding the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 is one of the

Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy Announces Take-Nothing Verdict In Mississippi …

LAUREL, Miss. – The Jackson, Miss.-based civil trial law firm of Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy LLP is announcing a take-nothing defense verdict in a Mississippi asbestos exposure lawsuit in favor of Houston-based Union Carbide Corporation and two other defendants, including ConocoPhillips Company and Montello, Inc. Plaintiff Bob K. Martin of Lumberton, Miss. filed suit against the companies in 2006 based on claims that his health

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Attorney Jacey Kaps Receives Certification as a Circu …

MIAMI, FL – Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell attorney Jacey Kaps received confirmation as a Certified Circuit Court Mediator by the Supreme Court of Florida. Kaps is a partner in the firm’s Miami office. He focuses his practice in the areas of casualty defense, commercial litigation, construction and product liability. Much of his practice is dedicated to clients within the retail industry. A member of several professional

Dallas Attorney Jeff Rasansky Recognized as One of Texas’ Top Lawyers

DALLAS – Dallas plaintiffs’ personal injury attorney Jeff Rasansky has earned a spot among state’s top lawyers in the 2009 Texas Super Lawyers list published in Texas Monthly magazine. Mr. Rasansky, founder of Dallas’ The Rasansky Law Firm, has earned this recognition each year since the Texas Super Lawyers list was first published in 2003. The annual Texas Super Lawyers listing highlights the state’s top attorneys as determined by a statewide

Actor Rowing the Atlantic to Raise Awareness of Modern-Day Slavery

East Grinstead, Sussex, UK – Actor, Peter Gadiot, is rowing the Atlantic to raise awareness of the problem of modern-day slavery. The crossing from La Gomera, Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean is hoped to be completed in a record-breaking time of less than 33 days. The project also marks the United Nations’ International Day for the Abolition of Slavery - 2 December - which falls during the final preparations

Dallas Attorney Charla Aldous Earns Spot on Texas Super Lawyers Listing

DALLAS – Dallas trial attorney Charla Aldous once again has been highlighted among the state’s best on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers listing. She earned selection to this year’s list based on her work for individuals and families in personal injury cases. Ms. Aldous, founder of the Aldous Law Firm, again earned special recognition as one of the Top 50 Women attorneys in Texas and among the Top 100 attorneys

The Lanier Law Firm’s Rick Meadow Recognized Among Top Attorneys in New York in …

NEW YORK – New York trial attorney Richard D. “Rick” Meadow of The Lanier Law Firm has earned recognition among the state’s top personal injury attorneys in the New York Super Lawyers list published in The New York Times Magazine. Mr. Meadow, who leads The Lanier Law Firm’s office in New York, was selected to the 2009 list based on his work in a variety of personal injury matters, including cases

Houston’s Mark Lanier Honored Among Texas’ Top 10 Attorneys

HOUSTON – Houston trial lawyer Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm has been selected by his peers as one of the Top 10 attorneys in Texas. Mr. Lanier is recognized in the annual Texas Super Lawyers list published in Texas Monthly magazine. This is the seventh consecutive year that Mr. Lanier has earned selection to the list of the state’s top attorneys, and the second time he has been

Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Michael Leff Joins Drexler Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 17, 2009 – It was announced today that Attorney Michael Leff has joined the law firm of prominent Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney David Drexler, as an Associate, and will specialize in legal research, brief writing and pretrial litigation support. A longtime resident of Los Angeles, Leff was raised in the San Fernando Valley and attended Campbell Hall School before graduating from the University of Michigan, Ann

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Wins Defense Verdict for American Airlines for Incide …

MIAMI, FL – American Airlines, Inc. has been cleared of liability by a jury in the case of a woman who sued claiming a back injury after falling while waiting in a check-in line. Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Attorneys, Gregory M. Palmer and Marty Fulgueira Elfenbein represented American Airlines in the case which was filed in the District Court for the Southern District of Florida. As part of her return

Tampa DUI Law Firm of Finebloom & Haenel Has Eight DUI Cases Reduced To Reckless …

This week eight clients of the Law Firm of Finebloom & Haenel, a criminal defense firm in Tampa, FL, saw their DUI cases reduced to Reckless Driving, a lesser offense which carries less severe penalties for the defendant . Four of the Tampa DUI charges were reduced for our clients in Hillsborough County. The other four reductions were for our clients in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Tampa DUI Attorney Stephen Higgins

Barroso uses EU money to promote his candidacy

European Liberal Youth - LYMEC welcomes the fact that José Manuel Barroso, current President of the European Commission and candidate for another term, today (Thursday, 3 September) published a 41-page document outlining his political visions for the next five years. The young liberals though are concerned that he published his document on the official website of the European Commission and are concerned that money from the EU budget could have

UN Secretary-General Congratulates SOS

August 31, 2009 -- Ban Ki-Moon's meeting with Richard Pichler, General-Secretary of SOS Children's Villages, highlights 60 years of work on behalf of children and families United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon met with Richard Pichler, General-Secretary of SOS Children's Villages, in the Austrian Alps on Sunday. The head of the U.N. warmly congratulated SOS for the charity's six decades of dedication to providing homes and better lives for children

McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Recognized As Dallas' Top Family Law …

DALLAS – Once again, each of the name partners in the Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., have earned selection to the prestigious listing of The Best Lawyers in America. Mike McCurley, Richard Orsinger, Mary Johanna McCurley, Keith Nelson and Scott Downing are recognized in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as being among the top Family Law attorneys in the nation.

McKool Smith Announces Latest Addition in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – The national law firm of McKool Smith is announcing the firm’s continued expansion in the nation’s capital with the addition of intellectual property litigator Jeffrey I. Frey. Mr. Frey joins the firm’s Washington, D.C., office as a principal after previously practicing with Dewey & LeBeouf. “As our clients continue to expand their role in Washington, D.C., so has our firm,” says Mike McKool, co-founder of McKool Smith. “Jeff is

Corporate/Securities Attorneys Craig G. Ongley and Christina W. Masso Join Kane …

DALLAS, Texas – Kane Russell Coleman & Logan is pleased to announce the addition of two new attorneys. Craig G. Ongley joined KRCL as a director and practices in the corporate/securities area, with an emphasis on equity and debt financing, particularly in the oil and gas industry. Christina W. Masso joined KRCL as an associate and also practices in the corporate/securities area. Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC is

Sarasota Attorney David Haenel Weighs In On Red Light Cameras In The Bradenton H …

David Haenel and his law partner Darren Finebloom have spent years building their criminal defense practice in Sarasota and Tampa. They are well versed in all areas of criminal defense and specialize in traffic cases and DUI so when the Bradenton Herald reporter Robert Napper needed to speak with an attorney for his August 25th article entitled “Bradenton facing red-light camera lawsuit” he called the Law Offices of Finebloom &

Dallas Attorney Jonathan Smaby Named Executive Director of Texas Center for Lega …

DALLAS – The Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism is pleased to announce that Dallas attorney Jonathan E. Smaby has been selected to lead the organization as its Executive Director. The Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism (TCLEP) promotes the ethical practice of law and the highest standards of professional conduct by attorneys. TCLEP also administers the “Justice James A. Baker Guide to the Basics of Law Practice” course,

International Youth Day becomes Date with Destiny for Sanjay Singh

Every human’s life is a story written by the fingers of God and everyone knows that even before we are born, God knows what day we will leave this earth and how which is nothing but the ultimate date with destiny. Sanjay Singh lived his life with one simple philosophy “It does not matter how many people get to know you when you are alive. What matters is how many people

San Antonio Attorney Richard Orsinger Highlighted Among The Best Lawyers in Amer …

SAN ANTONIO – Noted Family Law and Appellate attorney Richard Orsinger has earned a spot on the 2010 listing of The Best Lawyers in America, marking his 23rd consecutive year to receive the honor. Mr. Orsinger is one of the few attorneys in the country to be recognized in multiple categories in the publication, earning inclusion as one of the nation’s top family and appellate lawyers. The Best Lawyers in America selections

Amicus Search Ranks on Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company List

AUSTIN, TX (August 13, 2009) – Inc. Magazine today ranked Amicus Search Group, an attorney search firm specializing in the placement of lateral partners, associate attorneys and in-house counsel, as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. Amicus Search is a member of the Amicus family of companies which collectively provide full-service legal staffing to law firms and corporations. “Since our founding in 2005, Amicus Search has grown consistently

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Partner Featured Speaker for Chinese Drywall Webcast

ORLANDO – Bob Fitzsimmons, a partner with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, will be a featured speaker during the DRI (Defense Research Institute) Live Webcast regarding “Chinese Drywall Litigation: Emerging Developments and Legal Theories” on August 17, 2009 at 2:30 EST. For registration information please visit Fitzsimmons is one of three speakers who will discuss recent developments in Chinese drywall litigation. The course will address the legal theories

McKool Smith: Judge Upholds Verdict, Enhances Damages, Issues Permanent Injuncti …

DALLAS – The national law firm of McKool Smith is announcing a permanent injunction and total damages and interest of more than $290 million against software giant Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) in a Texas patent infringement lawsuit won by Toronto-based technology provider i4i Inc. The Order and Permanent Injunction were signed today by Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. Today’s ruling

LYMEC: No sellout of personal bank data

The European Liberal Youth LYMEC strongly criticizes plans to grant US officials access to European bank data. Recently, member states have mandated the Presidency of the Council to negotiate new conditions under which the US will get unlimited access to private banking data. The US wants to have access to a new European database that SWIFT, a huge inter-bank network, is setting up in Switzerland. Currently the US treasury already can

Dallas' Trial Lawyer Frank Branson Highlighted Among America’s Leading Attorneys …

DALLAS – For the 24th consecutive year, noted Dallas trial attorney Frank L. Branson has earned recognition among the nation’s top attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Branson, founder of The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson is highlighted in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers for his work in cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury litigation, product liability litigation and professional malpractice. In creating The Best Lawyers in America

Six Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Attorneys Named

ORLANDO – Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell announced today that six of its attorneys have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2010. Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting comprehensive peer-review surveys in which more than 2.8 million lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America, which includes almost 40,000 attorneys in 80 specialties, covering

Amicus Search Expands Beyond Texas by Opening Chicago Office

CHICAGO, IL (August 10, 2009)– Amicus Search Group announced today the opening of its newest legal recruiting office in the Chicago Loop, the firm’s first office outside of Texas. Amicus Search, a member of the Amicus family of companies, is an attorney search firm specializing in the placement of lateral partners, associate attorneys and in-house counsel with leading law firms and corporations. “Although our roots are in Texas, our clients

No End to the Killing of Roma in Hungary

Strasbourg, 5 August: Mr Rudko Kawczynski, President of the European Roma and Travellers Forum, today in his letter addressed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Human Rights Commissioner, OSCE/ODIHR and the European Parliament calls on to European governments and European institutions to show a clear commitment towards Roma rights and strongly rebukes the mistreatment of the Roma in Europe. "I hasten to express the shock and deep concern

Dr. Tiffany Brown secured two endorsements and announces first free campaign Eve …

Atlanta, GA- August 4, 2009 - The Brown for Atlanta campaign is pleased to announce two endorsements for Dr. Tiffany Brown in the 2009 Mayoral Race:  Christian Citizens of Georgia  Citizens Against Drunk Driving These endorsements were granted upon Dr. Brown’s answers to the organizations questionnaires and the vote of the Board of Directors of the Christian Citizens of Georgia and the Citizens Against Drunk Driving. is a pro-family organization

New York Law Firm Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling to Pursue Securities Fraud Clai …

NEW YORK – The New York law firm of Zwerling, Schachter & Zwerling, LLP, has been retained by clients to pursue potential claims of securities fraud involving Dallas-based Provident Royalties, LLC. On July 7, 2009, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit against Provident Royalties and its three principals alleging securities fraud. Paul "Russ" Melbye, Brendan Coughlin and Henry Harrison are accused of engaging in a classic Ponzi scheme

Stetson Law Student Completes Summer Diversity Internship With Tampa DUI Law Fir …

Allana Forte is a third-year law student at Stetson University and she will enter the doors of The Law Offices of Finebloom & Haeneal, a criminal defense and DUI Law Firm in Tampa and Sarasota, for the last time today. Forte just spent the last 10 weeks interning in the Sarasota office thanks to the Sarasota County Bar Association diversity scholarship sponsored by Tampa lawyers Darren Finebloom and David Haenel.

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Associate Elected to Board of Governors for Florida Ba …

ORLANDO – Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell attorney LaShawnda Jackson was sworn in as a newly elected member to the Board of Governors for the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. She will serve on the Diversity, Governmental Affairs, Law Schools and Practicing with Professionalism committees. The Young Lawyers Division provides a full and complete program of activities and projects for members such as continuing legal education programs. The

Study: Creation of a world parliament "in full harmony with papal doctrine"

On 7 July 2009 Pope Benedict XVI published his first social encyclical called "Caritas in Veritate", charity in truth. In this writing, the Pope contemplated on the nature and consequences of globalization, the global economic crisis and the world order. Benedict XVI stressed the importance of a reform of the United Nations Organization and of international economic and financial institutions. "There is urgent need of a true world political authority,"

Netlaw Media announces Manchester and Bristol dates for ‘Key Strategies for Law …

Following the early sell out in London of Key Strategies for law Firms during a Downturn, Netlaw Media has announced the dates for the Manchester and Bristol legs of the event in October 2009. The well timed London event in June of 2009 was held to a capacity audience of visiting CEO’s, Managing Partners, Solicitors and senior representatives from law firms ranging from top 10 city law firms to a

Tampa DUI Law Firm Has Seven DUI Cases Dismissed

Seven clients of the Law Firm of Finebloom & Haenel, a criminal defense firm in Tampa, FL, saw their DUI cases dismissed after two county judges in Manatee and Sarasota Counties threw out evidence in 13 cases. The judges ruled that the sheriff office’s plans for DUI checkpoints during 2008 gave deputies too much power. The ruling means that prosecutors cannot use the breath-alcohol tests, field sobriety tests or officer

Tampa DUI Defendant’s Charges Dismissed

The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s office dismissed all charges against a Tampa defendant charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), on the grounds that the officer who originally pulled over the defendant did not have a legally sufficient reason to do so. The defendant had retained Tampa DUI attorney Jeff Rich of Mayberry/Rich, criminal defense firm in Tampa, FL, as his attorney. The defendant was originally pulled over for

Chambers USA 2009 Ranks Kane Russell Coleman & Logan and Kenneth Johnston Among …

Dallas/Houston, TX -- Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC and Kenneth C. Johnston in its annual law firm rankings. The Firm and Mr. Johnston were designated by clients and legal peers as being among the top litigation practices and lawyers in the nation. About Chambers -- For the last twenty years, Chambers has published the leading directories of the legal profession.

Iceland: In from the cold

On Friday the Republic of Iceland handed in an application to join the European Union to the Swedish EU presidency. Iceland's parliament last week had backed the government's plan to begin talks to join the EU, months after a meltdown of the north Atlantic island's economy amid the global financial crisis. LYMEC President Aloys Rigaut reacted: 'Iceland is one of Europe's oldest democracies and we can thus only welcome its EU

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