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  • Providence mayor warns of possible bankruptcy

    Providence mayor warns of possible bankruptcy

    Headline News 02/02/2012

    Mayor Angel Taveras painted a bleak picture Thursday of the city's finances, saying Providence faces "devastation" and could go bankrupt if retiree benefits aren't cut and tax-exempt institutions like Brown University don't pay more in lieu of taxes....

  • Ex-Calif. teacher in court on molestation charges

    Ex-Calif. teacher in court on molestation charges

    Lawyer Blogs 02/01/2012

    The children at Miramonte Elementary School never complained about their third-grade teacher. Not, authorities said, when he blindfolded them, not when he put tape over their mouths or even placed live cockroaches on their faces. He told them it was ...

  • Judges skeptical of Texas in redistricting case

    Judges skeptical of Texas in redistricting case

    Headline News 02/01/2012

    Three federal judges weighing the legality of Texas' new political maps reacted with skepticism Tuesday when the state's lawyer suggested the intent of the redrawn boundaries was to maximize the influence of Republicans, not to minimize the influence...

  • Judge rules against explorers in treasure dispute

    Judge rules against explorers in treasure dispute

    US Court Alerts 02/01/2012

    A federal judge has ruled against a deep-sea exploration company in a dispute with Spain over 17 tons of silver coins recovered from a sunken 19th century Spanish galleon. Florida-based Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc., which found the treasure off th...

  • New York Securities Litigation Law Firm - Herskovits PLLC.

    New York Securities Litigation Law Firm - Herskovits PLLC.

    Law Firm Blogs 02/01/2012

    New York FINRA Arbitration & Securities Litigation Attorney Robert L. Herskovits Robert concentrates his practice in the areas of securities litigation and regulatory enforcement matters. Robert routinely advises broker/dealers, industry professi...

  • Online game theft earns real-world conviction

    Online game theft earns real-world conviction

    Legal World 01/31/2012

    The amulet and mask were a 13-year-old boy's virtual possessions in an online fantasy game. In the real world, he was beaten and threatened with a knife to give them up. The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the theft conviction of a youth who st...

  • Occupy DC tries to stave off eviction in court

    Occupy DC tries to stave off eviction in court

    Legal News Center 01/31/2012

    Members of one of the last major Occupy encampments are making a last-minute court effort to stave off eviction from public land in Washington. A federal judge is hearing arguments Tuesday on a request to bar the National Park Service from enforcing ...

  • Attorney: Texas redistricting talks have stalled

    Attorney: Texas redistricting talks have stalled

    Law & Politics 01/31/2012

    Negotiations between minority groups and Texas officials in a lengthy clash over new political districts appeared stalled Monday as both sides prepared to argue in Washington over whether the Republican-drawn maps violate the federal Voting Rights Ac...

  • Business group weighs in on cigarette label suit

    Business group weighs in on cigarette label suit

    Business Law 01/31/2012

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing in on a lawsuit over graphic cigarette warning labels that include the sewn-up corpse of a smoker and a picture of diseased lungs, saying the federal government has no legitimate authority to take space on a t...

  • Iowa mom pleads not guilty in newborn twins' death

    Iowa mom pleads not guilty in newborn twins' death

    US Court Alerts 01/30/2012

    A Huxley woman accused of killing her newborn twin daughters and hiding their bodies in the trunk of her car has pleaded not guilty. Jackie Burkle is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. She is being held on $1 million bond. Her attorney e...

  • Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action

    Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action

    Class Action News 01/30/2012

    Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP today announced that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Walter Energy, Inc. between April 20, ...

  • Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC Announces Class Action Lawsuit

    Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC Announces Class Action Lawsuit

    Class Action News 01/30/2012

    Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Cablevision Systems Inc. common stock who purchased shares between ...

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