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Litera Welcomes Microsoft Veteran Norm Thomas as Business Development Vice President

10/26/2011   Litera recently announced that Norm Thomas, who has served as director of Microsoft Corporation’s industry market development for legal and professional services for the past eight years, has joined the firm as its new vice president of business
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U.S. Law Firm Mergers and Acquisitions is Booming

10/26/2011   A new report by the consulting firm Altman Weil revealed that this year’s mergers and acquisitions of law firms from January through September were up 79% on the national level compared to the same period last year. However,
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Prison Remedy Proposed by State Agriculture Official to Worker-Strapped Farm Groups

10/25/2011   The tough new immigration law of Alabama may be stripping farmers of their workers but a state agriculture official said that prisons could be a quick fix. The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries commissioner, John McMillan, revealed
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CEOS of Wall Street Can Be Held Liable If Volcker Rule is Violated by their Banks

10/25/2011   Regulators are seriously considering holding the chief executives of Wall Street legally liable if they permit some types of proprietary trading on their watch. The regulators, who are due to make public the proposed Volcker rule next week,
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Panel Says There Must be A Limit on Health-Care Benefits to Ensure Affordability

10/24/2011   A panel of experts on Thursday suggested that the Obama administration must emphasize affordability over the breadth of coverage when it comes to the implementation of a vital insurance provision of the 2010 health-care law. Obama officials who
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Crackdown on Pot-Clinics in California is Threatening a $1 Billion Industry

10/24/2011   The crackdown of the U.S. Justice Department aimed at the landlords of the medical-marijuana dispensaries in California is threatening an industry estimated to generate as much as $1.3 billion in yearly sales. In the city of Los Angeles
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Legal Latino Workers in Alabama Flee from Immigration Law

10/23/2011   The tough new immigration law of Alabama, intended to put undocumented workers out of jobs, is also scaring away a lot of legal Latino construction workers, roofers, as well as field hands, and could potentially deal a huge
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Regulator Exceeded its Power According to Court

10/23/2011   A Manhattan federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled that Finra, a key regulator of Wall Street for over 70 years, does not have the authority to take its members to court in order to implement its disciplinary actions.
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Groups Say that S.C. Cruise Case Should be Heard by Lower Courts

10/22/2011   The plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines and the expanding cruise industry of South Carolina said that local courts should hear the case first before it is elevated to the state Supreme Court. The high court
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Ohio Pork Industry Angered by Response to Muslim Suit

10/22/2011   The decision of Ohio officials to remove pork products prison menus in response to a lawsuit filed by Muslim inmates angered the pork producers and processors located in the state. Both made a promise action of their own,
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