Law news continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
4 hrs ago | The News-Star
Candidates for public office often seek out endorsements from political or civic groups or even individuals viewed as having influence in a community. But whether those endorsements affect voter outcome depends on the race, the candidates involved and how voters were leaning in the first place, observers of politics say.
5 hrs ago | Schools Matter
"We therefore live in a period where the prevailing Zeitgeist is at least receptive to the notion that we do not have to be identical ethnically or linguistically." - Dr. Fernand de Varennes In an era where right-wing millionaires use their obscene wealth to finance arch-reactionary legal firms like Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to craft deceptive causes of action to destroy academic freedom , students' access to experienced instructors, and workers' rights in the shape of the horrific Vergara decision , it's somewhat hard to recall that occasionally the law is used to help, rather than harm, the remaining institutions of public education.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the League of the South is forming a uniformed paramilitary unit. More below the orange puff of burnt gunpowder.
A former partner at McDermott Will & Emery in Miami has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for failing to file multiple tax returns. Steven Siff, 56, was taken into custody immediately after his sentencing in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, reports the Sun-Sentinel .
Obesity has been called a major health crisis and a national epidemic. Health authorities, including prominent spokespeople like Michelle Obama and the Surgeon General, have sounded the alarm, and the media have responded with a bombardment of stories about the state of the nation's waistline.
Helen Quick, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, left, and Al Berkeley, an angel investor and former chairman of the NASDAQ. Every entrepreneur knows that getting funded is not an easy task.
Data from an ovarian cancer registry presented at the European Society for Gynaecological Oncology annual meeting reinforce comprehensive tumour profiling as a 'game changer' for oncologists. The preliminary report from the Caris RegistryTM demonstrated significantly longer post-profiling survival in patients with ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer who were given treatments that their tumour profile showed were likely to benefit them compared with patients who were treated with drugs that profiling suggested would be less effective.
ANC chairperson and parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete has withdrawn her complaint to the press ombud that an amaBhungane article in July 2013 about her was defamatory and unfair. The article, published in the Mail & Guardian , described the finding by investigators from a prominent New York law firm that a R26-million share allocation to her constituted bribery by the mining house Gold Fields.
Former White House lawyer John Michael Farren was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years in prison for the attempted murder of his then-wife, a lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Judge Richard Comerford of Stamford, Connecticut, sentenced Farren and ordered him held without bond pending appeal, report the Stamford Advocate and the Connecticut Law Tribune .
Summary: Kirkland & Ellis makes two key hires for its Global Restructuring Practice group in Hong Kong, enhancing their market positioning in Asia. K irkland & Ellis announced this week of two key hires in its Global Restructuring Practice in Hong Kong.
Mr. Tran's practice includes specialization in private equity and mergers and acquisitions in a broad range of sectors. He joins the firm from Kirkland & Ellis 's Hong Kong office.
Thomas Reid, managing partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, talks with Lee Pacchia about how a busy litigation group and a resurgence in M&A activity has kept his firm on sound financial footing in a challenging legal market. Reid also talks about some of practical and cultural changes he sees taking place in the financial industry after the credit crisis.
Latham & Watkins partner Stephen Wink explains the Hedge Funds term 10b5-1 Plan, a plan used by company insiders to sell shares in the company without running afoul of restrictions on insider trading. For additional definitions of hedge fund slang and terminology, visit http://www.lw.com/bookofjargon-apps/boj-hedgefunds.
Dow Chemical Co is not entitled to more than $1 billion of tax deductions based on a decade of transactions with "sham" partnerships that Goldman Sachs Group Inc and the law firm King & Spalding promoted, a federal appeals court decided on Wednesday. A unanimous three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a lower court ruling that Dow entered the two Chemtech partnerships that ran from 1993 to 2003 mainly to avoid taxes, and had no legitimate business purpose for them.
Richard Odgers, a veteran business lawyer and legal activist who co-founded attorneys' organizations aimed at promoting minorities in the profession and curbing gun violence, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 77. Mr. Odgers of Mill Valley spent most of his 52-year legal career in corporate litigation.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:11 pm
Copyright © 2014 Topix LLC