Defense Launches Aggressive Attack on U.S. Case Against Traders

By |2011-06-30T22:07:15+00:00June 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Defense lawyers for three men accused of trading on inside information stolen by two disgraced Ropes & Gray attorneys launched an aggressive attack on the government's case Wednesday, giving opening statements that sounded like closing arguments.

Comments Off on Defense Launches Aggressive Attack on U.S. Case Against Traders

Federal appeals court hears arguments in health care reform challenge

By |2011-06-30T21:38:31+00:00June 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday heard oral arguments [court schedule, PDF] on the constitutionality of the health care reform law [HR 3590 text; JURIST news archive] in two ca...

Comments Off on Federal appeals court hears arguments in health care reform challenge

Judge says Rothstein deposition decision not his to make

By |2011-06-30T16:08:22+00:00June 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Bankruptcy attorneys and federal prosecutors appear set for another clash in the case of Ponzi king Scott Rothstein, now that a federal judge has said he lacks the authority to compel Rothstein to appear for questioning by attorneys for his defunct fir...

Comments Off on Judge says Rothstein deposition decision not his to make

Way smoothed for disability claims

By |2011-06-30T15:21:12+00:00June 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Labor and employment lawyers nationwide are scrambling to prepare their clients to comply with pending changes to the Americans With Disabilities Act that will broaden the law's scope and make it easier for workers to bring claims against employers.

Comments Off on Way smoothed for disability claims

Delaware governor signs same-sex civil unions bill

By |2011-06-30T03:00:07+00:00June 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] Delaware Governor Jack Markell [official website] on Wednesday signed into law a bill [SB 30 text] allowing same-sex civil unions [JURIST news archive] within the state. According to the legislation, individuals entering into a civil union "shall enjoy all the same rights, benefits, protections, and shall be subject to all the same responsibilities, as married persons under Delaware law." The bill also provides that "the rights of parties to a civil union, with respect to a child of whom...

Comments Off on Delaware governor signs same-sex civil unions bill

BankAtlantic expands bid to sanction trial attorneys

By |2011-06-29T22:58:31+00:00June 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Florida-based BankAtlantic Bancorp has expanded on its request for sanctions against shareholder attorneys for allegedly including false statements in a securities class action.

Comments Off on BankAtlantic expands bid to sanction trial attorneys

Vermont passes single-payer health care law

By |2011-06-29T21:26:19+00:00June 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin [official website] signed a health care reform law [H 202 text, PDF] on Friday that promises [press release] to make a state single-payer system. The law, designed to reform Vermont's entire health care system, will regulate health insurance premiums and health care provider payments, putting providers on a budget and rewarding them for efficiency, rather than a "fee-for-service" structure.As provided in Sec. 4 of this act, upon receipt by the state of necessary waivers from...

Comments Off on Vermont passes single-payer health care law

Intellectual Ventures Investors Revealed in Patent Spat With Chip-Maker Xilinx

By |2011-06-29T21:08:34+00:00June 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

A federal judge this week ordered patent holding company Intellectual Ventures to produce a list of about 60 of its major investors in connection with a suit filed by chip maker Xilinx. Appearing on the list are a host of Internet and technology giants.

Comments Off on Intellectual Ventures Investors Revealed in Patent Spat With Chip-Maker Xilinx

Attorney Advertising Rules Finally Adopted

By |2011-06-29T19:03:44+00:00June 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Nearly five years after the courts first sought tough new restrictions on attorney advertising in New York, a stripped-down version of the proposal that survived court scrutiny has been adopted.

Comments Off on Attorney Advertising Rules Finally Adopted

Obama administration: Indiana ban on funds for abortion services violates federal law

By |2011-06-29T14:17:02+00:00June 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The Obama administration took a stand Wednesday against a controversial Indiana law [HB 1210] that prevents health care providers with abortion [JURIST news archive] services from receiving Medicaid funds. Donald Berwick, administrator of the ...

Comments Off on Obama administration: Indiana ban on funds for abortion services violates federal law