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Occupy Wall Street Protests Intensify at Campaign Headquarters; Many Arrested Five Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested yesterday outside the Iowa campaign headquarters of presidential contender Ron Paul as the group rallied in its continued protest against Republican candidates and President Obama. Trespassing was the charge the five individuals were…>read more

No Comment December 30, 2011

Will Porn Stars be Required by Law to ‘Wrap it Up’ On the Set? That’s a wrap – for porn stars, that is. Or is it? Will actors that make pornography movies be required to wear condoms while filming? It’s hard to say, but a legal brouhaha is expected before Los Angeles voters will…>read more

No Comment December 30, 2011

Federal Appeals Court Rules Telecommunications Companies Have Legal Immunity in Connection with NSA Program In recent days, a federal appeals court ruled that a 2008 law granting telecommunications companies legal immunity for helping the National Security Agency with an email and telephone eavesdropping program is constitutional. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit…>read more

No Comment December 30, 2011

Jenner Block Earns Major Pro Bono Victory; 12,000 Hours Spent on Latest Trial In recent weeks, a panel of Illinois appeals court judges reversed Juan Rivera’s 1993 conviction for raping and murdering 11-year-old baby sitter Holly Staker in Waukegan the previous year. The ruling (PDF) was a prominent pro bono victory for Jenner…>read more

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Provider of Technology Solutions for Legal Profession, EPIQ Systems, Acquires De Novo Legal, e-Discovery Provider EPIQ Systems, Inc., a provider of technology solutions for the legal profession, has acquired De Novo Legal LLC, a U.S. e-discovery provider, for an approximate $70 million. For 2011 on a pro forma basis, De Novo represents an estimated 30…>read more

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Getting ‘Hip’ to Medical Implant Failure – All Metal Artificial Hips Costing Patients, Insurers and Taxpayers Billions Medical and legal experts are estimating that the widespread failure of thousands of all-metal artificial hips could be costing taxpayers, insurers, employers and others in the neighborhood of billions of dollars in the coming years. The medical implant failure, being…>read more

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Serial Killer On the Prowl in Detroit? In recent days, three women were discovered dead in Detroit. Two of them were found burned beyond recognition early on Christmas, and have been linked to a website called Packages that advertises adult escort services. In two separate incidents during…>read more

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San Diego Restaurant Owner Fined $400,000 For Hiring Illegal Immigrants The owner of a popular San Diego restaurant has been hit with a $400,000 fine for employing, illegally, undocumented immigrants. Michel Malecot, 59, was not thrown in jail; as well, his fines and penalties were below the $650,000 sought by…>read more

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Addiction Experts Fear Abuse of Painkiller Ten Times Stronger Than Vicodin   Four companies have begun patient testing on new painkillers containing a pure version of the highly addictive hydrocodone, and one of them. One of these companies, Zogenix of San Diego, has plans to apply early next year to begin…>read more

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Suspect Breast Implants Ignites Wave of Panic; Scores of Women in UK Start Legal Action In the UK, women who have breast implants aren’t getting a warm and fuzzy for Christmas. The British government said today that women with suspect breast implants made in France should not hit the panic button and get them removed;…>read more

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