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The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – - believes that taken overall, the moves announced in this week’s Pre Budget Report (PBR) seem to be giving to its members with one hand, but taking back more with the other. As such, the PBR is nothing more than a curate’s egg, says Director General, Peter Quantrill. “Partly good and partly bad, but quite probably entirely spoiled. “The bad bits are effectively

CellAntenna and South Carolina Department of Corrections Hold Successful “Cell P …

Coral Springs, FL/November 24, 2008 – CellAntenna Corporation and the South Carolina Department of Corrections held a successful “cell phone” jamming demonstration on Friday, November 21, 2008 at the Lieber Correctional Institution outside of Charleston, South Carolina. The South Carolina Department of Corrections and correction’s facilities nationally are confronted with a growing threat to the safety and security of the public and corrections’ staff – unauthorized use of cell

CKPT Expands its Local Counsel Practice for Patent and IP cases in Texas

Cash Klemchuk Powers Taylor LLP (CKPT) is pleased to announce a development within the intellectual property practice. Fresh on the heels of a favorable outcome in the Northern District of Texas, the practice group has expanded its offerings to include service as local counsel for out-of-state parties involved in IP litigation. Intellectual property trial attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk will chair this practice and will be joined by

Is the self-regulation of engineering in Canada doomed?

Toronto, November 22, 2008 - The Council for Access to the Profession of Engineering will hold its Second Annual Engineering Knowledge Conference and Annual General Meeting titled "Can self-regulation of the engineering profession in Canada survive the 21st century?" tomorrow at 9:00 am at Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto. This potentially provocative conference will focus the attention of academics, policy makers, regulators and engineers on the evolution of regulation

Cowles & Thompson’s Jim Chester Elected to Housing Crisis Center Board of Direct …

DALLAS – Attorney J.F. (Jim) Chester, a shareholder at Cowles & Thompson PC, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Housing Crisis Center of Dallas. Founded in 1978, HCC is a Texas non-profit corporation whose mission is to prevent homelessness and stabilize the elderly, the disabled, veterans and families in decent, affordable, permanent housing, and to empower them to be able to solve future housing problems. “The

Jury Awards $16.5 Million in Fentanyl Death Case

DiCosolo family lawyer Jim Orr says Duragesic patch was known to have problems CHICAGO – A jury in Chicago has found two Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries liable in the death of a Cicero, Ill., woman who died while using a Duragesic® patch, and ordered the companies to pay her family $16,560,000. The verdict in the case involving 38-year-old Janice DiCosolo, a mother of three, was delivered in Judge Thomas Flanagan’s courtroom

Marty Rose Again Recognized Among America's Top Lawyers

DALLAS – For the third consecutive year, courtroom veteran Marty Rose of Dallas’ Rose•Walker, L.L.P., has earned a spot among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Mr. Rose is included in the prestigious listing based on his work in high-stakes litigation in courtrooms across the country. During his legal career spanning more than 30 years, he has helped clients resolve litigation in 47 different states as well as in Europe,

Nine From McKool Smith Recognized On Best Lawyers in America Listing

DALLAS – The national commercial litigation and intellectual property law firm of McKool Smith is home to nine attorneys who have earned spots on the prestigious listing of The Best Lawyers in America. The McKool Smith principals recognized on the 2008 Best Lawyers list and the areas of practice where are honored include: Sam Baxter - Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law Jeffrey A. Carter - Intellectual Property Law Douglas Cawley - Intellectual

Gibson, McClure, Wallace & Daniels Recognized Among Go-To Law Firms for Technolo …

DALLAS – More and more technology companies are calling on the Dallas trial law firm of Gibson, McClure, Wallace & Daniels, L.L.P, according to the results of a recent survey. The firm is included among the Go-To Law Firms for Technology in Incisive Media’s survey of in-house counsel at the world’s largest technology companies. To develop the Go-To listing, Incisive Media – parent company for the former American Lawyer Media –

Florida Woman Sues Over Injuries Caused by Yamaha Rhino Utility ATV

OCALA, Fla.– A Florida woman has filed a lawsuit against Cypress, Calif.-based Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, over injuries she sustained when the Yamaha Rhino utility ATV she was riding in rolled over and trapped her underneath. The suit was filed in the Circuit Court for the Fifth Judicial Circuit in Marion County, Fla. Rachel Jollimore, 38, of Ocala, Fla., was riding in a Yamaha Rhino on July 7, 2007, in

Gardere Adds Managing Director of International Tax and Transfer Pricing

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to welcome Hiroaki Furuya as Managing Director of the firm’s growing International Tax and Transfer Pricing Specialty Practice Group. Mr. Furuya was a founding member of the Tokyo transfer pricing practice at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and helped initiate the first bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement between Japan and Germany. “Our International Tax and Transfer Pricing group has seen a significant increase in interest

Fluoride and Organized Dentistry: Big Losers this Election Day

Fifty-three cities rejected fluoridation in referenda held in four states on November 4, 2008, according to the Fluoride Action Network (FAN). Lobbied by the Nebraska Dental Association and supported by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Nebraska legislature passed a law in April 2008, over the Governor’s veto, to require all Nebraska cities with populations over 1,000 to add fluoride chemicals into water supplies unless cities opt-out by 2010.

Bigmouthmedia reveal Scottish universities not connecting students to real world

Bigmouthmedia has revealed that the majority of recent Scottish university graduates feel that higher education should do more to connect students to opportunities in emerging industries and that universities are failing to adequately prepare leavers for life in the real world. According to a wrap up of 2008 graduate intelligence, harvested by bigmouthmedia ( ) from a series of recruitment events, the majority of Scotland’s class of 2008 believed that the

Intellectual property attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk obtains voluntary dismissal in …

Cash Klemchuk Powers Taylor LLP is pleased to announce the voluntary dismissal earned by attorney Darin M. Klemchuk. On October 24, 2008, Mr. Klemchuk, obtained a voluntary dismissal by Santander Consumer USA, Inc. in response to the defendants' motion to dismiss the lawsuit for lack of personal jurisdiction and venue. One of the allegations was that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division,

The Lanier Law Firm Announces Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Nintendo Over …

TYLER, Texas – Attorney W. Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm is announcing a patent infringement lawsuit filed against Kyoto, Japan-based video game giant Nintendo Co. Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary on behalf of a small Ohio technology company based on claims that Nintendo infringed the company’s patented technology to produce the popular Wii video game. The lawsuit, Motiva, LLC v. Nintendo Co., LTD, et al., No. 6:08-cv-429, was filed

Business and Society - A Millennium Challenge Seminar at BITS Pilani Rajasthan

Considering the importance of CSR in current context, Birla Institute of Technology and Science – BITS Pilani Rajasthan which is one among the top ranking universities in India today organized a Seminar during 7-8 November 2008 on “Dynamics of Transformative Cooperation in Business and Society: A Millennium Challenge”. The Seminar was inaugurated on Friday 07 November 2008 by Prof LK Maheshwari, Vice Chancellor BITS Pilani and the key note address

Wives Behind the Badge Receives Non-Profit Status

Orange, CA – Two years after launching an online support group for police wives, Wives Behind the Badge (WBTB) announced today it has successfully completed the process of establishing itself as a charitable nonprofit organization and has received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS. The organization was established in 2006 by a group of police wives to provide much needed resources, emotional support, and essential benefits to police families, law

San Pedro Theatre Director Featured in DramaBiz Magazine

The October/November Issue of DramaBiz Magazine features a cover story about the producing artistic director of The Relevant Stage Theatre Company, Ray Buffer and the cultural environment in Downtown San Pedro at Warner Grand Theatre. DramaBiz Magazine is published by Enlighten Entertainment LLC which was founded in 1998 for one reason and one reason only—helping entertainment entities be successful in their business. Perhaps it was born of the love of the

UWLA Presents Los Angeles Attorney David Drexler for Honored Speaker Series

Los Angeles, California, November 2008 – The University of West Los Angeles School of Law (UWLA) has engaged Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney David Drexler to be the featured speaker at the November meeting of the Law School’s Honored Speaker Series on November 1, 2008 in West Los Angeles. Drexler’s topic, “P.I. Solo Practice 101: How To Start A successful Personal Injury Practice” will address the challenges of establishing

Waters & Kraus Opens Office in San Francisco

New Office Offers Easy Asscess, Greater Convenience for N. California Clients SAN FRANCISCO - November 7, 2008 - Waters & Kraus, LLP, announced today that it is opening an office in San Francisco. In addition to offering easier access and greater convenience for the firm's asbestos-mesothelioma clients, the new office will focus on expanding WK's class action practice. "We are so pleased to have Ingrid Evans and David Cheng - two

Dallas’ Frank Branson Named to Best Lawyers in America for More Than 20 Years

DALLAS – Frank Branson, founder of The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson in Dallas, once again has earned a spot on the prestigious listing of The Best Lawyers in America. The 2009 edition marks the 23rd consecutive year that Mr. Branson has been featured in Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most-respected legal guides in the country. He is one of the few attorneys to be honored in multiple

Trial Lawyer Mark Werbner Featured at Consumer and Commercial Law Course

DALLAS – Trial lawyer Mark Werbner, co-founder of the Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner, will be among a distinguished group of speakers at the upcoming Texas Bar Association Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law Course. The two-day course will be held Nov. 13-14 at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas. A video replay of the course will be offered Dec. 18-19 at the Greenway Plaza Holiday Inn Select in Houston. On


DENVER, November 4, 2008 –Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (, a non-profit organization dedicated to unifying the sustainability movement in Colorado, today announced that Smithsonian Institution will begin archiving in its political collection, digital clips and memorabilia from the first of its kind “Big Tent” event. The Big Tent, an 8,000 square-foot two-story structure, served as the gathering place and dedicated work space for more than 500 new media journalists, bloggers,

Sayles Werbner Founders Earn Spots Among America’s Top Lawyers

DALLAS – Dallas trial attorneys Richard A. Sayles and Mark S. Werbner, founders of Sayles Werbner, once again are featured in the 2008 listing of the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. First published in 2005, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America includes private lawyers from a wide range of practices, as well as in-house counsel, law professors, judges, government attorneys, and public interest lawyers. The complete 2008 listing can

McCurley, Orsinger Name Partners Included Among The Best Lawyers in America

DALLAS – The five name partners from the Dallas-based Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., again have been recognized by their peers as being among The Best Lawyers in America. Mike McCurley, Richard Orsinger, Mary Johanna McCurley, Keith Nelson and Scott Downing were honored in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as among the top family lawyers in the nation. Mr. Orsinger received

McKool Smith Principals Recognized Among Leading Lawyers in America

DALLAS – Once again, McKool Smith co-founder Mike McKool and firm principal Samuel F. Baxter have earned spots on Lawdragon’s annual listing of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. The 2008 edition marks the third consecutive year that the pair have been recognized among the country’s top attorneys. Lawdragon publishes guides to the country’s top lawyers and provides an online rating service for attorneys. To compile the Leading Lawyers in America,

Thompson & Knight Assists Ecopetrol in Joint Venture with BP to Explore in the U …

Texas (November 03, 2008) – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP recently assisted Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC), the Colombian national oil company, with a participation agreement for the joint exploration of hydrocarbons in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with two U.S. subsidiaries of British Petroleum (BP). The Firm served as outside counsel to Ecopetrol America Inc., a

Internationally united for Education

For many years students, teaching and technical staff and parents around the world have been resisting steps towards greater commercialization of public education. Just like every other public sector education systems are being put under increasing pressure to be more efficient and competitive on a global level. Doors are opened for companies and corporations to invest in higher education, tuition fees – once introduced – are sky-rocketing, faculties that are

Thompson & Knight Attorneys Appointed to TADC Leadership

Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce four Partners of the Firm’s Trial Practice Group in the Dallas office have been appointed to leadership positions of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel (“TADC”) for 2008-2009. Greg W. Curry has been elected President Elect and Chair of the Political Action Committee (“PAC”), G. Luke Ashley has been elected to serve another term on the PAC, Jackie Robinson has been

Thompson & Knight Attorneys Selected for Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in Amer …

The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP congratulates John H. Martin and Peter J. Riley on being named by the legal services information company Lawdragon to its list of “Leading Lawyers in America.” In its fourth annual guide, “The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America” represents less than 0.01 percent of the legal profession, and the company describes its list as the most elite group of legal

McKool Smith Announces $59 Million Patent Verdict for Pioneer Corp.

MARSHALL, Texas – The national law firm of McKool Smith, P.C., is announcing a $59 million patent infringement verdict handed down late yesterday in favor of Tokyo-based electronics manufacturer Pioneer Corp. following a jury finding of willful infringement against South Korea’s Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Ridgefield Park, N.J.-based Samsung Electronics America Inc. The verdict followed an eight-day trial before the Hon. David J. Folsom in

Legal Networking Sites Helping Lawyers Service Remote Clients

Toronto, Canada—October 29th, 2008—The current financial crisis has resulted in a lot of companies closing their doors for good which has resulted in huge job losses and also loss of business for service providers including lawyers. But the loss of clients from the global meltdown of the capital markets have not affected business growth of law firms and individual lawyers as the growth of legal networking sites have offset any

Munck Carter, P.C., Announces Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Qualcomm Inc.

DALLAS – Attorneys from the Texas-based law firm of Munck Carter, P.C., are announcing the filing of a federal court lawsuit against San Diego-based technology giant Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) on behalf of Omaha, Nebraska-based Gabriel Technologies Corporation and a company subsidiary. According to the strongly-worded lawsuit, Qualcomm and its subsidiary, SnapTrack Inc., wrongly appropriated valuable intellectual property that was developed as part of a joint development agreement with Locate Networks,

Lawyers on Alert as US Presidential Elections come closer

Toronto, Canada—October 24th, 2008—According to several reports both Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Senator John McCain are concerned about the possibility of election fraud and are consulting the top law firms of America to tackle the potentially volatile situation. Campaign groups of both presidential parties have already started putting together the top team of lawyers to represent the interests of their respective candidates. While both campaigns maintain having a team

Growing firm operating at new heights

Cash Klemchuk Powers Taylor, LLP (CKPT) is pleased to announce the extension of its office space. CKPT will now be occupying two floors in the south tower of Campbell Centre to better accommodate a growing number of attorneys and staff geared toward serving an ever expanding client base. Partner Darin M. Klemchuk and the intellectual property section will be operating out of floor 16 with


MIAMI, FL (October 22, 2008) – Lash & Goldberg LLP announced today that partners Alan D. Lash and Martin B. Goldberg and have been chosen for inclusion in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Recognized for over a quarter of a century as the authoritative guide to legal distinction in the United States, Best Lawyers is compiled through a meticulous and comprehensive peer-review survey

Thompson & Knight’s 2008 New Associates

Texas (October 22, 2008) - The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce the addition of 18 new associates in its Austin, Dallas, and Houston offices. Austin Office Jon Schnautz* joined the Firm’s Trial Practice Group in Austin. He received a J.D., with high honors, from The University of Texas School of Law in 2008 and a Bachelor of Journalism, summa cum laude, from The University

Thompson & Knight Recognized by Chambers Latin America

Texas (October 22, 2008) - The global law firm of Thompson & Knight and its Brazil and Mexico offices were recognized in the inaugural edition of the 2009 Chambers Latin America “Leaders in their Field” legal directory. Additionally, Alexandre R. Chequer, Jorge G. De Presno-Arizpe, Antonio Bastos Sarmento, and Ivan Tauil were cited for their exceptional legal careers. Thompson & Knight was recognized in five areas of practice.

Dallas Attorney Mark Werbner to Speak at Civil Litigation Conference

DALLAS – Accomplished trial lawyer Mark Werbner, co-founder of the Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner, will be among the presenters at the upcoming 32nd annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference. Mr. Werbner will speak on Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation at the event, which is sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law. He will focus his presentation on recent notable cases, in addition to providing practice pointers based

Suit Filed Against Ford Motor Co. in Death of Fort Worth Police Officer

FORT WORTH, Texas – Attorneys from the Fort Worth, Texas, law firm of Kobs, Haney & Hundley are announcing a lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) on behalf of the family of a Fort Worth police officer who was killed when the gas tank on his Crown Victoria police cruiser exploded. Officer Dwayne Freeto died on Dec. 17, 2006, when his Crown Victoria Police Interceptor squad car exploded in flames

Thompson & Knight Expands São Paulo Office

São Paulo (October 20, 2008) - The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP, through its affiliated office Tauil & Chequer Advogados, is pleased to announce the expansion of its São Paulo office with the addition of associates Christiano Chagas Monteiro De Melo and Roberto Pinatti Casarini, who join the Firm’s Tax Practice Group. “We are very pleased to have Christiano and Roberto join our São Paulo office. Their

Dallas Attorney Charla Aldous Featured Among Best Lawyers in America

DALLAS – Trial attorney Charla Aldous once again has been recognized for her success in the courtroom by earning a spot in the 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Aldous, founder of the Aldous Law Firm in Dallas, has been selected by her peers as one of the country’s top attorneys in the areas of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation. A veteran of more than 100

Cologne Musician writes Hymn to Obama: CARPE gives hope a voice

Cologne, October, 2008 "Barack Obama and his life story are not just an example of living the American dream, but also proof that a person cannot just dream, but also realize the greatest dreams, with compassion, courage, honesty, hope, strength of purpose, fairness and, of course, hard work", says the Cologne musician Markus Schmerbeck. Inspired by this attitude, the artist known by the name CARPE produced 'Long Live Obama' a

Los Angeles Slip and Fall Case ends in Million Dollar Settlement

Los Angeles, California (June 27, 2008) - Just weeks after Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney David Drexler and his co- counsel, Ron Torem filed a defense motion for a summary judgment with the Honorable Mary Thornton House in a contentious Slip and Fall case, the legal team won a $1,000,000 settlement for their client, Eric Thompson. Thompson, a severe hemophiliac, slipped and fell on an oil spill

Attorney Peyton Healey joins CKPT

Cash Klemchuk Powers Taylor, LLP (CKPT) welcomes a new attorney to the litigation section. Peyton J. Healey joins CKPT as an associate with four years of experience litigating cases across Texas. Peyton’s practice at CKPT will focus on complex commercial disputes involving commercial contracts, commercial collection, and construction, as well as personal injury matters. He has represented clients within a variety of sectors including pharmaceutical companies, technology

Cologne resident sings for Obama

The Cologne singer Carpe’s devotion to the American presidential candidate Barack Obama is most probably unique. Excited by the African-American, Democratic campaigner’s charisma and plans for reform, Carpe went into a studio and created his own hymn to the contender: “Long Live Obama!“ The song is dedicated to Barack Obama’s achievements thus far, that he may win the election on November 4 and fulfill his plans for positive change. Not

Sayles Werbner Founders Earn Spots Among Best Lawyers in America

DALLAS – Once again, noted Dallas trial attorneys Richard Sayles and Mark Werbner are featured on the prestigious listing of The Best Lawyers in America. Both Mr. Sayles and Mr. Werbner, founders of the Dallas-based law firm Sayles Werbner, are singled out in the 2009 listing based on their work in “bet-the-company” and commercial litigation. Additionally, Mr. Werbner is highlighted for his white-collar criminal defense work. “It is truly an honor

Explosion of new domain names presents risks for online brands

On November 1, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will meet in Cairo, Egypt to discuss the introduction of new top level domain names (gTLD), current examples in use are .com, .net, and .biz. The proposal calls for the adoption of new gTLDs to facilitate choice and competition in the domain name registration services. ICANN’s proposal will include the introduction of geographic designations, such country

Mark Lanier Recognized Among Texas' Top Attorneys

HOUSTON – Once again Houston trial lawyer Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, has earned a spot on the annual Texas Super Lawyers listing. Additionally, Mr. Lanier received special recognition as one of the state’s Top 100 attorneys. The 2008 listing of the state’s top lawyers appears in the October issue of Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazine. This marks the sixth consecutive year for Mr. Lanier to be

Sayles Werbner Attorneys Recognized In Texas Super Lawyers Listing

DALLAS – The Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner is home to four attorneys who have earned spots on the Texas Super Lawyers listing of the state’s top lawyers. Sayles Werbner attorneys named to the 2008 list are Richard A. Sayles, Mark S. Werbner, Eve L. Henson and William S. Snyder. Ms. Henson is recognized for her work in intellectual property litigation. Mr. Sayles, Mr. Werbner and Mr. Snyder were named

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