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  • 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

    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

    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 ...

  • Conviction and sentence upheld in Palin email case

    Conviction and sentence upheld in Palin email case

    Lawyer Blogs 01/30/2012

    A federal appeals court panel has upheld the conviction and sentence of a University of Tennessee student in the hacking of Sarah Palin's email in 2008. The three judge panel in a Monday decision affirmed the conviction of 24-year-old David Kernell. ...

  • Ex-Pakistani envoy to US wins court victory

    Ex-Pakistani envoy to US wins court victory

    Legal World 01/30/2012

    Pakistan's top court Monday lifted a travel ban imposed on the country's former ambassador to the U.S. during an investigation into a memo sent to Washington that had enraged the army, in a sign that a scandal that once looked capable of bringing dow...