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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

Milestone Anniversary Celebrations for a Madurai Golden Couple

The highest happiness on earth is marriage and even though the order may vary for any given year, a wedding anniversary is invariably the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. In America, couples celebrating Golden Jubilee of their wedding anniversary may be lucky to get greetings from the President of USA and similarly in countries like Canada, Australia etc. In UK the Queen from the Buckingham palace may be

Fifteen Rumberger Attorneys Named Florida Super Lawyers: Seven Named as Rising S …

ORLANDO, FL -- Fifteen attorneys from Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell have been named to Florida Super Lawyers 2009 and seven lawyers were named Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a comprehensive guide to the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and categorized by city and practice area. Through peer nominations and independent research by Law & Politics magazine, attorneys are asked

Forever Barred - $5 Million Claim in Damages – Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Litigat …

MIAMI, FL -- A litigation team led by Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell partner Gregory Palmer, obtained final summary judgment for CentiMark Corporation in Pacific Ins. Co., Ltd., et al. v. CentiMark Corp., previously pending in the Complex Business Litigation Court in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida. The Court sided with CentiMark and held that all counts of the Plaintiff’s three-count Complaint were untimely, forever barring the Plaintiff’s claims against CentiMark

Thompson & Knight Attorneys Elected to State Bar Tax Section Leadership

Texas – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Tyree Collier has been elected Chair, Mary A. McNulty has been elected Secretary, and Alyson Outenreath has been elected a Council Member of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas. They began serving their terms in office on Friday, June 26, 2009. Collier, McNulty, and Outenreath are Partners in the Tax Practice Group

Thompson & Knight Names New Managing Partner

DALLAS – The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Jeffrey A. Zlotky has been named Managing Partner of the Firm. In addition to his new duties, Mr. Zlotky will continue to serve clients and maintain his individual practice in the area of corporate law. Mr. Zlotky began his professional career at Thompson & Knight in 1985, immediately after graduating from the University of Texas

The Clearman Law Firm Announces Federal Lawsuit Against Stream Energy, Executive …

HOUSTON – Attorneys from Houston's The Clearman Law Firm are announcing a federal class action lawsuit filed yesterday under the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act against Dallas-based Stream Gas & Electric, Ltd., Ignite Holdings, Ltd., their related companies and several affiliated individuals. A retail electricity and gas provider in Texas and Georgia, Stream has grown in only three years to become the 29th largest private company in the Dallas/Fort Worth area

Dallas Divorce Attorney Mike McCurley Recognized Among Country’s Top 100 Lawyers …

DALLAS – Divorce lawyer and Family Law specialist Mike McCurley, a founder and name partner in the Dallas-based law firm McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., has earned a spot among the country’s Top 100 Attorneys in Worth magazine. The Top 100 ranking appears in the November 2008 issue of Worth, and the full list is available at Mr. McCurley is the only Dallas attorney to be featured, and

Dallas Divorce Lawyers at McCurley Orsinger Recognized Among City’s Best

DALLAS – Dallas divorce attorneys Mike McCurley, Richard Orsinger and Mary Jo McCurley, name partners in the Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., each have earned spots on D Magazine’s listing of the “Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas 2009.” This marks Mr. McCurley’s sixth consecutive selection among D Magazine’s top lawyers. It is the first selection for Mr. Orsinger and second for Ms. McCurley. “This is a

Sixth Asean Leadership Forum: Asean Urged to Boost Domestic Spending

With export markets in crisis, Asean should turn its focus to investing at home, using the huge reserves available, a Thai speaker told the audience at the Sixth Asean Leadership Forum held here Friday. Narongchai Akrasansee, chairman of the board of directors of Export-Import Bank of Thailand and former minister of Commerce, blamed heavy reliance on the strength of the US currency and the financial market for part of the economic

Independence Party of America Chairman Frank MacKay on the New York State Reform …

ISLANDIA, NY - "The surprising events of recent days have left many New Yorkers wondering if our legislature in Albany has decayed into complete and meaningless chaos. The chaos may be real, but the current drive toward a more democratic coalition government represents the best hope we have for reforming the draconian Senate rules of the past. The reforms are necessary regardless of who initiated them, and many more are needed. Whether

Kenneth W. Biermacher is Honored by the Texas Bar Foundation

DALLAS, Texas – KRCL congratulates Kenneth W. Biermacher 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. Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is restricted to

McKool Smith Principals Highlighted Among Best Lawyers in Dallas

DALLAS – McKool Smith co-founder Mike McKool and firm principal Robert M. Manley have earned spots on D Magazine’s 2009 listing of the “Best Business Lawyers in Dallas.” To compile the “Best Business Lawyers” list, D Magazine editors solicited nominations from attorneys across the city. A blue-ribbon panel of attorneys worked with D Magazine’s staff to create the final list, which highlights 226 of Dallas’ top lawyers who devote most of

Gardere’s Bayer Given Alumni Service Award By Bowdoin Alumni Council

DALLAS – Attorney Mark Bayer, a partner in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, was given the 2009 Alumni Service Award by the Bowdoin College Alumni Council. Mr. Bayer, Bowdoin class of 1979, received the award in recognition of his record of volunteer service to the college. He was President of the Alumni Council, has chaired the Executive Committee, Minority Committee and Nominations Committee, and has also served

McKool Smith Principals Earn Selection to Prestigious Chambers USA Listing

DALLAS -- The national law firm of McKool Smith is pleased to announce that six firm principals are recognized among the nation’s top lawyers in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA. In addition to the individual attorney honors, McKool Smith is ranked among the country’s top intellectual property law firms. The latest guide to the leading U.S. lawyers and law firms also ranks McKool Smith as one of the top commercial

David Thrasher Receives President's Award by Houston Bar Association

HOUSTON, TX -- KRCL is proud to announce that David Thrasher has been named a recipient of the President’s Award by the Houston Bar Association. Mr. Thrasher earned this award for his outstanding work as co-chair of the Special Olympics Committee. Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC is a full service law firm formed in 1992. KRCL has 75 attorneys with offices in Dallas and Houston, Texas. KRCL

Dallas Attorneys Dick Sayles, Mark Werbner Honored Among City’s Best Lawyers

DALLAS – Noted Dallas attorneys Richard Sayles and Mark Werbner, co-founders of the Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner, have been recognized by D Magazine in “The Best Business Lawyers in Dallas.” To compile the listing of the city’s top attorneys for businesses, D Magazine editors conducted a citywide poll asking Dallas lawyers to nominate their peers whose work they most admire. A blue-ribbon panel of lawyers then joined the magazine’s

Joseph A. Friedman is Honored by the Texas Bar Foundation

DALLAS, TX – KRCL congratulates Joseph A. Friedman 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. Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is restricted to

Eight Gardere Attorneys Selected Among ‘The Best Business Lawyers In Dallas’

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that eight of the firm’s attorneys have earned selection to the D Magazine “The Best Business Lawyers in Dallas” listing. The list of the city’s most accomplished business attorneys is included in the June 2009 edition of D Magazine. The Gardere attorneys and the practice areas for which they were honored are: • W. Robert Dyer Jr., Commercial Real Estate; • Kevin

San Antonio Associate from McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Recognize …

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — For the second consecutive year, San Antonio divorce lawyer Amber Liddell Alwais has earned a spot on the annual Texas Rising Stars listing. Ms. Alwais is an associate in the San Antonio office of the Family Law firm McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P. “We’re extremely proud to see Amber receive this honor two years in a row,” says Richard R. Orsinger, a name partner in the

Gardere Earns Chambers USA Recognition Among Leading Business Lawyers In Texas

DALLAS/HOUSTON/AUSTIN – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has been recognized among the top law firms in Texas, earning high rankings in Chambers USA’s prestigious annual survey of the U.S. legal industry. Gardere has earned rankings among Texas’ top business law firms in 10 of the practice areas highlighted in the Chambers USA Guide: America's Leading Business Lawyers 2009 survey. The firm has been recognized for its work on behalf of clients in

Micronationalism becomes protoscience

When Cesidio Tallini began theorising about the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Worlds, people didn't take his work seriously, including many micronationalists. The academic world was already abandoning the Official World trinity of First, Second, and Third Worlds as some kind of Cold War relict. After a few years, however, many began to accept Tallini's theories as a little more than speculation or convenient convention. Somehow, somewhere, the theories made sense. In reality,

Gardere Partner Appointed to Texas Access to Justice Commission

DALLAS – Beverly Godbey, a partner in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been appointed to the Texas Access to Justice Commission. Ms. Godbey, a prominent litigator and a member of Gardere’s trial practice group, has been practicing law for more than 25 years and is best known for her expertise in insurance litigation. In addition to her legal work, she is also committed to public service and

Status of Human Rights, Juvenile Justice and Freedom of the Press in India

Indian Media remembers Lippmann quote that there can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil but forgets Section 21 of Juvenile Justice Act which is inspired by the UNCRC. The Juvenile Justice Act [JJ Act] inspired by nothing less than the UNCRC - United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is a marvellous law. It has a specific provision that

McKool Smith Adds Five Litigators in Growing New York Office

DALLAS – The national law firm of McKool Smith is announcing the addition of five experienced attorneys in the firm’s expanding New York office. Firm associates Eric P. Berger, Virginia Iglesia, John F. Petrsoric, Katherine B. Thornburgh and Benjamin J. Warlick join a deep bench of proven trial counsel at McKool Smith, providing representation for some of the world’s most successful individuals and businesses in complex commercial matters, intellectual property disputes

$4.5M Awarded to Family of Kansas City Ceiling Tile Installer in Asbestos-Exposu …

LIBERTY, Mo. - June 5, 2009 - A Clay County jury has found three corporations liable for the death of a construction worker who worked with their asbestos-containing products more than three decades ago. The jury awarded $4.5 million to the wife and adult children of Robert Wagner, agreeing that his death was the direct result of lethal exposure to the asbestos contained in products manufactured and distrubted by Conwed

Brian Fisher Joins Kane Russell Coleman & Logan

DALLAS/HOUSTON, Texas – Kane Russell Coleman & Logan is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney. Brian J. Fisher joined KRCL as an associate on May 6, 2009, and practices in the litigation section of the Dallas office. His scope of practice involves personal injury claims, premises liability, products liability, auto and trucking liability, and commercial and business disputes. Mr. Fisher is a 2001 graduate

AseanAffairs Breaks the News of Latest Attempts to Revive Kra Canal

The push to reactivate the Kra Canal Project - the multi-billion-dollar venture to redraw the maritime map of Southeast Asia - is quietly regaining momentum, says Swarup Roy, CEO and founder of TIME International Management Enterprise, publishers of AseanAffairs magazine. The Bangkok-based, English language bi-monthly, claims that it is the first to report on the latest attempts to reactivate the long-dormant project that has been shrugged off as a pipe-dream. Entitled,

Baratunde Thurston's honored at Living Liberally Annual …

May 28, 2009, Boston, MA –, the rising black political blog, will be honored at the Living Liberally Annual Celebration in New York, which takes place on May 30th, 2009 at the DCTV Firehouse on 87 Lafayette between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm and is hosted by Air America's Sam Seder. Described as “a black bourgeoisie perspective on U.S. politics,” Jack & Jill Politics has contributed to the national political

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