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19 Oct 2004
by Maryam Shad

According to the BBC, conservative elements in Myanmar's military junta have removed Prime Minister Khin Nyunt from his position and placed him under house arrest. BBC News has more. … [read more]


Legal News
4 Oct 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Monday's US law and business press, the New York Law Journal reports that federal judges, prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys will be closely watching the US Supreme Court as arguments begin today on the future of the federal sentencing guidelines.... The Texas Lawyer reports on a snag in a … [read more]


Legal News
1 Oct 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Friday's US law and business press, the ABA Journal reports on how summary jury trials are still seeking acceptance.... The New York Law Journal reports that an ethics complaint against a NY attorney is raising questions about an attorney's right to publicly disseminate a misconduct complaint.... The New York … [read more]


Legal News
30 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Thursday's US law and business press, the ABA Journal reports on the growing use of film, TV and other media at trial.... The Legal Intelligencer reports on a Third US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that defendants cannot derail a proposed class action lawsuit by using Rule 68 against … [read more]


Legal News
29 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Wednesday's US law and business press, Law.com has an Associated Press report that the AP and the Hattiesburg American have agreed to end their litigation against the US Marshals Service over the erasing of a speech by US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.... Law.com also features an Associated Press … [read more]


Legal News
28 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Tuesday's US law and business press, the Legal Times reports that more than 90 prominent lawyers are criticizing law clerks who gave behind-the-scenes details about Bush v. Gore to Vanity Fair.... The ABA Journal reports on a CT appeals court ruling that a law firm's promissory note for payment … [read more]


Legal News
27 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Monday's US law and business press, the National Law Journal reports that the House of Representatives has voted to reinstate mandatory sanctions for attorneys who file frivolous lawsuits under FRCP Rule 11.... The Connecticut Law Tribune reports on a CT attorney's facetious written statement to opposing counsel in a … [read more]


Legal News
24 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Friday's US law and business press, the Legal Intelligencer notes that the PA Commonwealth Court has denied Ralph Nader's motion to be placed on the PA presidential ballot.... The Charlotte Business Journal reports that Wachovia Corp. will pay $5.5 million to settle allegations of compensation discrimination against female employees.... … [read more]


Legal News
23 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Thursday's US law and business press, the Washington Business Journal reports that mortgage lender Fannie Mae has named former Senator Warren Rudman independent counsel to the committee it has named to work with accounting method regulators.... Los Angeles Business reports that the Motion Picture Association of America has sued … [read more]


Legal News
22 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Wednesday's US law and business press, the ABA Journal reports on a Sixth US Circuit Court of Appeals opinion regarding unlawful music "sampling".... The New York Law Journal reports on a NY district judge's ruling that DC Comics, owner of the "Superman" franchise, owns a valid trademark in "kryptonite" … [read more]


Legal News
21 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Tuesday's US law and business press, the New York Law Journal reports that a NY federal judge has ordered two Bahamian corporations to pay the FTC almost $18 million for false billings and making false or deceptive statements to telephone subscribers.... Los Angeles Business reports that Boeing Corp. has … [read more]


Legal News
20 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Monday's US law and business press, the National Law Journal reports on the jurisdictional debate between VT and VA regarding same-sex parental rights.... Law.com has an Associated Press report that flag-burning and the words "under God" are issues being pushed to the forefront by congressional Republicans before the presidential … [read more]


Legal News
17 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Friday's US law and business press, the New York Law Journal reports that the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has overturned the adverse inference rule in patent cases.... The ABA Journal offers advice to law students and lawyers about preparing for tough questions on job interviews.... … [read more]


Legal News
16 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Thursday's US law and business press, the Legal Intelligencer reports on a PA Superior Court ruling that lawyers' billing invoices are not privileged attorney-client communications and must be produced when subpoenaed in a civil contempt hearing.... The Law Technology News reports on how technology aided the prosecution in the … [read more]


Legal News
15 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Wednesday's US law and business press, Law.com features an AP report that House Republicans have pushed through legislation aimed at reducing frivolous lawsuits.... The New York Law Journal reports on a Second US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that lenders who at closing charge home buyers marked-up fees for … [read more]


Legal News
14 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Tuesday's US law and business press, The Recorder is reporting that as the presidential election nears, Republicans are expected to push for a vote on controversial judicial nominations.... The Recorder also reports that a San Francisco Superior Court judge has slashed attorney fees in a CA consumer class action … [read more]


Legal News
13 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Monday's US law and business press, the Legal Times reports on the possibility that the first detainee to be released from Guantanamo Bay after a military review tribunal ruled he had been wrongfully designated an "enemy combatant" may receive compensation for unlawful incarceration from the federal government.... The Legal … [read more]


Legal News
10 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Friday's US law and business press, Law.com carries an AP report that a federal bankruptcy judge has approved bonuses for Owens Corning executives offered to keep them from leaving the bankrupt corporation.... The New York Law Journal reports that the NY Office of Court Administration has relaxed a rule … [read more]


Legal News
9 Sep 2004
by Maryam Shad

In Thursday's US law and business press, the ABA Journal reports on a recent study raising doubts about the validity of the FBI's comparative bullet-lead-analysis evidence.... The Legal Intelligencer reports on a Third US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that PA bad-faith claims against HMOs are preempted by ERISA.... The … [read more]

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