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  • Federal Court of Canada Certifies Class Action

    Federal Court of Canada Certifies Class Action

    Recent Cases 11/26/2011

    Branch MacMaster LLP and Hordo Bennett Mounteer LLP report that the Federal Court of Canada has certified the BIM Class Action against Business in Motion International Corporation and Alan Kippax. By order dated November 10, 2011 , Mr. Justice Rennie...

  • NY top court clears probe of inflated appraisals

    NY top court clears probe of inflated appraisals

    Recent Cases 11/23/2011

    New York's top court has cleared the state attorney general to pursue allegations that First American Corp. and subsidiary eAppraiseIT inflated property appraisals under pressure from client Washington Mutual. The Court of Appeals says federal regula...

  • Guilty plea planned in Palin lawyer harassment

    Guilty plea planned in Palin lawyer harassment

    Recent Cases 11/22/2011

    A 20-year-old Pennsylvania man has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge of making harassing phone calls in a case involving Sarah Palin's lawyers. Shawn Christy filed notice Monday in U.S. District Court that he intends to plead guilty in an ex...

  • Defendant in $670M scam enters guilty plea in Va.

    Defendant in $670M scam enters guilty plea in Va.

    Headline Legal News 11/22/2011

    A man who cooked the books for a $670 million insurance industry scam pleaded guilty Monday to charges he helped mislead thousands of investors worldwide. Jorge Luis Castillo, 56, Hackettstown, N.J., entered pleas in U.S. District Court to conspiring...

  • NYC sues roll-your-own cigarette shops over taxes

    NYC sues roll-your-own cigarette shops over taxes

    Litigation Reports 11/21/2011

    There is no place in the U.S. more expensive to smoke than New York City, where the taxes alone will set you back $5.85 per pack. Yet, addicts who visit Island Smokes, a "roll-your-own" cigarette shop in Chinatown, can walk out with an entire 10-pack...

  • Texas AG blasts court's redistricting maps

    Texas AG blasts court's redistricting maps

    Recent Cases 11/21/2011

    Texas' attorney general sharply criticized a federal court Friday over its proposed maps for state House and Senate districts in the 2012 election, saying the judges overstepped their bounds. The San Antonio-based federal court released the proposed ...

  • Courts weighs scrapping huge California water pact

    Courts weighs scrapping huge California water pact

    Recent Cases 11/21/2011

    A vanishing lake figures large in a court battle over how Southern California gets it water, a high-stakes dispute with consequences that could ripple throughout the western United States. A California appeals court is considering whether to overturn...

  • Federal court issues new political maps for Texas

    Federal court issues new political maps for Texas

    Headline Legal News 11/18/2011

    A federal court on Thursday issued temporary political maps for the 2012 election in Texas that some say will give Democrats a greater chance of winning seats in the Legislature. The maps, which still must be given final court approval, will remain i...

  • Missouri Supreme Court upholds strip club restrictions

    Missouri Supreme Court upholds strip club restrictions

    Headline Legal News 11/17/2011

    The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld a 2010 state law imposing restrictions on strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses. In a unanimous decision Tuesday, the court rejected claims from the adult entertainment industry that the law infringe...

  • NY federal appeals court reverses Bruno conviction

    NY federal appeals court reverses Bruno conviction

    Analysis on Litigation 11/16/2011

    A federal appeals court has tossed out the conviction of a former Republican leader of the New York Senate. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the conviction of Joseph Bruno. He was convicted in 2009 of denying taxpayers honest services b...

  • Izard Nobel LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit

    Izard Nobel LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit

    Legal Solutions 11/16/2011

    The law firm of Izard Nobel LLP, which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Distri...

  • Justices unlikely to have last word on health care

    Justices unlikely to have last word on health care

    Recent Cases 11/15/2011

    President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul divided the nation from the day he signed it into law, and that seems unlikely to change no matter how the Supreme Court rules on its constitutionality. Some legal disputes, like the 2008 preside...