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Software maker that sued accused of stealing app

December 6th, 2011 by LawAdmin

Hob Knob, a Plantation company suing Zynga for misappropriating its local-based social communications technology, is itself in litigation over the same claim.

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A dozen former pro players are suing the National Football League, claiming a flawed policy on concussions, coupled with league misuse of the anti-inflammatory drug Toradol, ultimately caused them long-term brain injuries.

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Shouldering the blame for touching Cheney

December 6th, 2011 by LawAdmin

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review claims by two Secret Service agents that they should be immune from a lawsuit by a man they arrested after he confronted and touched then-Vice President Dick Cheney in a Colorado mall in 2006.

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A team of three attorneys at Haynes and Boone spent hundreds of hours combing through the publicly available codes of conduct at Fortune 500 companies and compiling the results in a dataset. Now the bulk of that information is being released online at the Ethisphere Institute.

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Thanks in part to the Education Department’s direct loan program and to ever-increasing law school tuition, taxpayers will be on the hook for tens of billions of dollars of overpriced — and possibly unnecessary — law degrees by the end of the decade.

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In the latest high court dispute over faulty police searches, justices from across the ideological spectrum were sharply critical Monday of a Los Angeles police search warrant that turned a hunt for a sawed-off shotgun into a broad sweep of a home for all firearms and gang paraphernalia.

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An ABA commission is considering recommending that nonlawyers be allowed to take an equity stake in law firms for which they work while urging that an existing ban be maintained on the kind of outside investment in U.S. firms that is now possible in the United Kingdom and Australia.

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