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  • Sex scandal passes but Spitzer may face legal woes

    Sex scandal passes but Spitzer may face legal woes

    Analysis on Litigation 03/14/2008

    Resigning won't spare Eliot Spitzer from the heat of a criminal investigation — federal prosecutors must still decide what to do with the case of the disgraced New York governor and the prostitutes.A law enforcement official said Spitzer's high-power...

  • French court unfreezes Iranian funds

    French court unfreezes Iranian funds

    Analysis on Litigation 03/12/2008

    In a setback for terror victims, a French court lifted a freeze on Iranian state funds. Victims of Iranian-sponsored attacks in Israel in 1995 and 1997 are suing Iran for compensation. While the Paris Court of Appeal this week released the $117 milli...

  • Miami appraiser pleads guilty to fraud scheme

    Miami appraiser pleads guilty to fraud scheme

    Analysis on Litigation 03/11/2008

    A Miami real estate appraiser has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for her involvement in the Southwest Ranches-area fraud scheme in Broward County, the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida said. Martine Yanisse Castrillon is ...

  • Judge delights Moraga Movers lunch event

    Judge delights Moraga Movers lunch event

    Analysis on Litigation 03/08/2008

    Moragan Judge John Minney educated and entertained a full house at the Moraga Movers lunch at St. Mary's College Soda Center. Born and raised in the East Bay, he went on from Castlewood High to Yale, then to Cal Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. A...

  • Akron attorney sanctioned again by Ohio Supreme Court

    Akron attorney sanctioned again by Ohio Supreme Court

    Analysis on Litigation 03/06/2008

    Akron attorney Edward P. Markovich, who is already serving a suspension has been sanctioned again by the Ohio Supreme Court.The state Supreme Court today suspended Markovich, 53, from the practice of law for one-year, citing multiple violations of st...

  • James E. Felman Speaks to Senate on Drugs

    James E. Felman Speaks to Senate on Drugs

    Analysis on Litigation 02/27/2008

    The crack-powder disparity is simply wrong and the time to fix it is now," stated James E. Felman in his remarks on behalf of the American Bar Association before the Senate Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs Subcommittee, earlier today. The A...

  • ABA House of Delegates Challenges Old Ways

    ABA House of Delegates Challenges Old Ways

    Analysis on Litigation 02/27/2008

    [##_1L|1317105578.jpg|width="175" height="80" alt=""|_##]In the midst of pitched primary battles and the looming 2008 election,  the American Bar Association House of Delegates challenged the traditional way states handle congressional and legis...