California State Judge Finds 'Complete Failure of Proof'; Grants Drug Makers Summary Judgment in Long-Running Pricing Conspiracy Case

By |2011-02-28T17:47:10+00:00February 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

More than four years after a group of pharma giants filed summary judgment motions to thwart claims that they violated California antitrust laws, a judge has ruled against the plaintiffs, finding a "complete failure of proof."

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US soldier charged in civilian deaths accepts plea bargain: report

By |2011-02-28T16:27:21+00:00February 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] Specialist Jeremy Morlock has accepted a plea agreement offered by US Army [official website] prosecutors, according to a Washington Post report [text] Wednesday. Under the agreement, Morlock, charged [JURIST report] in June in the deaths of t...

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Supreme Court hears Ashcroft immunity, Confrontation Clause cases

By |2011-02-28T12:35:59+00:00February 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Wednesday in two cases: one regarding the extent of immunity for a federal official and another regarding the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause. In A...

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Italy court orders release of former Guantanamo detainee

By |2011-02-28T05:01:34+00:00February 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] A Milan court on Monday ordered Italian authorities to release former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Abdel Ben Mabrouk [NYT materials], finding that the eight years Mabrouk served at Guantanamo and the year he spent in an Italia...

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In Bad Omen for Mets Defendants, Judge Lifland Refuses to Dismiss Picard's $1 Billion Suit Against Family of Stanley Chais

By |2011-02-28T02:25:20+00:00February 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

A Manhattan federal bankruptcy court judge has refused to dismiss a $1 billion suit that Irving Picard filed against the family of the late Stanley Chais, who was one of Bernard Madoff's largest investors.

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Utah House passes Arizona-style immigration bill

By |2011-02-28T00:50:06+00:00February 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The Utah House of Representatives [official website] on Friday approved an Arizona-style immigration law by a 58-15 majority vote. Sponsored by Representative Stephen Sandstrom (R) [official profile], the controversial bill [HB 70 text, PDF] h...

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Did the DOJ Pad the Stats on Financial Fraud Crackdown?

By |2011-02-27T20:02:59+00:00February 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

U.S. Attorney offices across the country have been touting results of the DOJ's "Operation Broken Trust." But they rely on cases filed well before the operation was launched.

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SEC Settles Vitesse Stock Option Backdating Case

By |2011-02-27T19:50:26+00:00February 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The SEC on Friday simultaneously filed and settled civil fraud charges against Vitesse Semiconductor and four former senior executives for inflating revenue and backdating stock options.

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David J. Stern to close foreclosure practice

By |2011-02-27T15:42:57+00:00February 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|

After losing his major clients and coming under investigation over defective court filings, embattled attorney David J. Stern is shutting down his foreclosure law practice.

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