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Law Firm Can't Accept $7.5MM to Screw Clients, Second Circuit Rules

Did you really not know that screwing your clients could get you in trouble? A law firm that agreed to take many millions — up to $7.5 millions — from a defendant in return for getting plaintiff-clients to settle cheap … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rules that Plaintiff Stated a Claim for Breach of Duty of Loyalty in Wake of Shareholder Negative Say-on-Pay Vote

In the wake of a negative shareholder advisory vote on a company's executive compensation package, a federal judge ruled that company shareholders adequately stated a claim for breach of the duty of loyalty against the company's board of directors for … Continue reading

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New rules set pension protection levy at reduced level for next three years – OUT-LAW.com

"The levy paid into a special fund by pension schemes to pay compensation to their members should the scheme go insolvent has been reduced for the next three years, the fund organisers have announced." Full story OUT-LAW.com, 23rd September 2011 … Continue reading

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Habibi: Civil "Aggravated Felony" Definition Clashes With Supreme Court Rules Interpreting The Same Statute

On September 14, 2011, the Ninth Circuit decided in Habibi how long it takes for a year to elapse, holding that "one year" in the "aggravated felony" statute takes less time than an astronomical year. Even though the decision was … Continue reading

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Some information on local sex offence teachers must be disclosed, rules tribunal

In Colleen Smith v IC and Devon & Cornwall Constabulary (EA/2011/0006), the requester asked for information on the number of school teachers in specified towns who had been investigated, cautioned and charged under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 between January … Continue reading

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