Israel calls for UN to retract Goldstone report

By |2011-05-29T22:24:52+00:00May 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [official website] on Sunday called [statement] on the UN to retract the Goldstone Report [text, PDF; JURIST news archive] following statements made by Richard Goldstone in a Washington Post op-ed [text]. The Goldstone Report, which found that Israel committed war crimes [JURIST report] in Operation Cast Lead [JURIST news archive] after a fact finding mission, was called into question Friday by Goldstone's article, where he said: "if I had known then what I know...

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U.K. Bribery Act to Finally Take Effect in July

By |2011-05-29T21:02:58+00:00May 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The long-delayed U.K. Bribery Act will finally take effect in July, according to the Ministry of Justice. The act, described by experts as the world's most draconian anti-corruption legislation, looks set to generate significant work for U.S. white-col...

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Kinsella Weitzman Settles "Road to Nowhere" Infringement Case

By |2011-05-29T18:57:50+00:00May 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Former Florida governor and one-time Senate hopeful Charlie Crist has settled an infringement case brought by former Talking Head David Byrne and delivered an apology via YouTube for his campaign's use of the song "Road to Nowhere."

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DLA Picks Up 10 Lawyers in Sacramento After Absorbing Boutique

By |2011-05-29T18:03:53+00:00May 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

DLA Piper continued its growth surge Thursday, adding 10 Sacramento lawyers from litigation boutique Stevens, O'Connell & Jacobs. Name partner Matthew Jacobs previously managed the litigation practice in DLA's Sacramento office.

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Fight over $315 Million Vioxx Attorneys Fee Fund Heats Up

By |2011-05-29T16:34:19+00:00May 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

A major fee battle accelerated this week, with demands that several plaintiffs lawyers be disqualified, on conflict of interest grounds, from defending their allocation of Vioxx fees among plaintiffs firms.

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Holder: Bin Laden killing 'lawful'

By |2011-05-29T16:20:31+00:00May 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder [official website] said Wednesday that the killing [JURIST report] of Osama Bin Laden [WP obituary; JURIST news archive] by US forces on Sunday was lawful and justified . Testifying [hearing materials] before the US Senate Judiciary Committee [official website], Holder said that the shooting of Bin Laden was "consistent with our values," and that the soldiers who killed him "conducted themselves totally appropriately." In a prepared statement [text], Holder said:Three days agothanks to many...

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Democrats Push for Vote on Trial Lawyer Judicial Nominee

By |2011-05-29T16:14:48+00:00May 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Senate Democrats are moving to force a vote on the judicial nomination of John McConnell Jr., a Rhode Island trial lawyer who has drawn heat from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his work on tobacco and lead paint litigation.

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Fullam Clears Way for Appeal in Profs' Suit Against West

By |2011-05-29T15:43:19+00:00May 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The law professors whose $5 million defamation verdict against West was reduced to $400,000 have won the right to take an immediate appeal. Significantly, the judge in the case agreed to reconsider the use of remittitur in reducing the verdict.

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Federal Judiciary Divided Over Changing Criminal Discovery Rule

By |2011-05-29T15:07:29+00:00May 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Federal judges are divided over the necessity to change the rules of criminal procedure to put a greater emphasis and burden on prosecutors to turn over favorable information to defense lawyers, says a new report.

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Former Solicitor General Paul Clement Signs Up to Defend Marriage Law

By |2011-05-29T14:09:46+00:00May 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

House Republicans have hired former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement to lead their defense of the ban on federal recognition of same-sex marriage -- prompting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to renew her push for an estimate of litigation costs.

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