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2 hrs ago | Network World

Arista switches legal team in suit with co-founder

Arista Networks has replaced its attorney in the contentious legal battle with co-founder David Cheriton and his company, OptumSoft. According to this post in The Recorder, Arista recently hired Latham & Watkins as a substitute for previous representation from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the same firm that represented Arista in its IPO .

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Related Topix: Startups, Arista Networks, Latham & Watkins, Latham and Watkins, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

6 hrs ago | JD Supra

Recent Amendments to the Procedure of Personal Data Processing in Russia

Federal Law No. 242-FZ "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation for Clarification of the Procedure of Personal Data Processing in Information and Telecommunication Networks" was adopted on 21 July 2014.

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Related Topix: Russia, Asia, World News, The Data Company

10 hrs ago | PC Magazine

IBM Brings Power of Watson to Your Business

IBM's Watson can crush Jeopardy challengers and might one day help cure cancer , but how can the average business benefit from the supercomputer's power? Say you're looking to find out which benefits plan is mostly likely to drive employee retention. Instead of mining the data yourself, or dumping the work onto a systems engineer, Watson Analytics can prepare and present the information in an easy-to-interpret interactive format.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, The Data Company

13 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Tech specialist at U.S. law firm charged with insider trading

An information technology employee at a major U.S. law firm was arrested on Tuesday on charges that he engaged in an insider trading scheme that enabled him to earn nearly $297,000. Dmitry Braverman, a former senior information systems engineer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, was charged with one count of securities fraud in a criminal complaint filed in New York.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, Startups, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services

15 hrs ago | Reuters

Tech specialist at U.S. law firm charged with insider trading

An information technology employee at a major U.S. law firm was arrested Tuesday on charges that he engaged in an insider trading scheme that enabled him to earn nearly $297,000. Dmitry Braverman, who had been a senior information systems engineer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, was arrested in San Mateo, California, early Tuesday morning, an FBI spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, Startups, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, San Mateo County, CA, San Mateo, CA

16 hrs ago | NJ.com

Sovereign citizen court cases number 1,200 in past year, says state judiciary

In their April report, Voorhees police stated Michael Rinderle, a 29-year-old from Waukesha, Wisconsin, identified himself as a "sovereign citizen," part of a group of people who don't recognize most federal criminal law, taxes or credit card debt. According to New Jersey Judiciary spokeswoman Tamara Kendig, approximately 1,200 cases involving sovereign citizens have been filed in Superior Court - and some local municipal courts - across the state in the past year.

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Related Topix: Voorhees, NJ, Southern Poverty Law Center

20 hrs ago | The News Item

Northumberland County begins digitizing 250 years of records

It's a daunting task dependent on funding, but Northumberland County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts Justin Dunkelberger and Register and Recorder Mary Zimmerman are confident thousands of historical court records can be preserved electronically in the next couple years. The first physical steps to computerize records in both offices began Monday morning when a truckload of documents were removed from the dark, damp courthouse basement and transported to IMR Documents and Data in Hazleton to become digitalized.

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Related Topix: Northumberland County, PA, Northumberland County, England, The Data Company, Sunbury, PA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Radical Rethink: Sugars Are The Only Cause Of Tooth Decay

If we get sugars down to 3% of total energy intake, it may put dentists out of business, according to a paper in BMC Public Health which analyzed the effect of sugars on tooth decay and found that sugars are the only cause of tooth decay in children and adults. Free sugars are defined by the World Health Organisation Nutrition Guidance Advisory Group as "Free sugars include monosaccharides and disaccharides added to foods by the manufacturer, cook or consumer, and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit concentrates."

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Related Topix: Dentistry, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Recreational Vehicle, Honey, Wisdom Teeth, Health, The Data Company

Post-gazette.com

Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments over electronic voting machines

The state Supreme Court is considering arguments as to whether electronic voting machines that do not produce simultaneous paper records of each vote cast violate the Pennsylvania Election Code. The 24 petitioners in the matter, whose case was argued by Michael Daly of Drinker Biddle & Reath, are seeking a declaratory judgment that would direct Carol Aichele, secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to decertify the direct-recording electronic voting systems.

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Related Topix: US News, Drinker Biddle and Reath

JD Journal

Summer Associates Rank Choate Hall & Stewart and Foley Hoag Number One

Summary : The American Lawyer's 2014 Summer Associates satisfaction survey reports that Choate Hall & Stewart received nearly perfect scores on all assessments by summer associates, and that Foley Hoag tied with Choate Hall for the Number 1 spot. Choate Hall & Stewart made its summer associates a happy group this year.

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Bloomberg

Ropes & Gray Hires New York Prosecutor for Hong Kong

Ropes & Gray LLP hired U.S. federal prosecutor Patrick Sinclair as a partner for its Hong Kong office, as banks and other companies in Asia face increased scrutiny over graft and other misconduct. Sinclair, who was deputy chief of the general crimes section in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York , joined the Boston-based law firm on Sept.

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Daily Kos

Republicans (and a few Democrats) get their way: Adegbile withdraws nomination for civil rights post

Shot down in March by a Senate vote that included seven Democrats, Debo Adegbile announced Monday that he has withdrawn his nomination for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, the chief of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, and returned to the private sector. He is joining the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.

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Related Topix: US News, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton and Garrison, IGN Entertainment, Fox Interactive Media

Minnesota Lawyer

Up & Coming: Aaron Fahrenkrog

Aaron Fahrenkrog is a wannabe chemical engineer-turned-trial attorney who is gaining notice for his patent trial work at the Minneapolis firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi. "An engineer working on patent cases is not unique," said Christopher Larus, Fahrenkrog's supervisor at Robins Kaplan.

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Related Topix: Robins Kaplan Miller and Ciresi, University of Iowa, Advanced Micro Devices, Startups

The New Zealand Herald

Detroit bankruptcy trial resumes after settlement

A judge refused to extend a timeout Monday in Detroit's bankruptcy trial after a deal with a major creditor removed another opponent from the city's plan to exit the largest bankruptcy case in U.S. history. A bond insurer, Financial Guaranty Insurance, said it needs more time to craft trial strategy after another insurer ironed out a settlement with Detroit.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Kirkland and Ellis

Crain's New York Business

Alibaba shares need much magic

The amount Alibaba is paying lawyers for help on its IPO this week. The China-based company has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for advice on federal and New York state securities laws.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Simpson Thacher and Bartlett

CFO

On the IPO On-Ramp

It's been a little more than two years since Congress passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, a law intended to make it easier for smaller companies to obtain access to capital. Title 1 of the act created the so-called IPO on-ramp, consisting of provisions that make it simpler and less costly for emerging growth companies-defined as those with less than $1 billion of annual gross revenue-to go public.

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Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Latham & Watkins, Latham and Watkins, Corporate Governance

Business Journal

Dechert hires longtime Akin Gump exec as new COO

Dechert said Monday that James Leary , who spent 14 years as executive director at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld , LLP in Washington, has joined the firm as chief operating officer. He will oversee all business aspects of the firm including finance, human resources, marketing, technology and operations.

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Related Topix: Dechert, Marketing

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The News-Star

Do endorsements help candidates?

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.

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Related Topix: The Data Company, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, Barack Obama

Schools Matter

Legal Rights of Linguistic Minorities

"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.

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Related Topix: Gibson Dunn and Crutcher, Education Etc.

Marine News

Oil Refiner Bound to Goldman, Deutsche Fee Agreements - NY Judge

CVR Energy Inc is bound by agreements to pay Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Deutsche Bank AG more than $36 million in fees and expenses stemming from billionaire investor Carl Icahn's 2012 tender offer for the oil refiner, a New York state judge has ruled. The banks had each sued CVR in 2012, claiming CVR had hired them to provide financial advice on Icahn's ultimately successful tender offer for its stock, and agreed to the fees based on the size of the transaction.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Banking, Deutsche Bank AG, Sugar Land, TX, Wachtell Lipton Rosen and Katz

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