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The Ugly Side of Big Law Rankings and the Am Law 100

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The American Law rankings in the “Am Law 100” have been heavily criticized by a former Big Law partner, Stephen J Harper, who is now an adjunct professor at Northwestern University and author of the big “The Lawyer Bubble – A Profession in Crisis”.   Harper considers the fact that the Am Law 100 rankings …

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Dotcom Case Sees Another Win in New Zealand Appeal Victory

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LawFuel.com – Kim Dotcom’s New Zealand legal team have secured the right to go to the country’s highest court to decide whether the US efforts to extradict the internet tycoon and keep files from them was lawful.   The New Zealand Court of Appeal has granted leave to the Dotcom lawyers to appeal to the …

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Law Firm Marketing And Playing The Google Game

 Legalmarketingweekly.com –  Each new, highly publicized update Google releases causes some frustration among businesses that see their rankings fluctuate as the changes take effect. And Google will continue to hone its algorithm in an attempt to make search results as helpful as possible for those in need of information or services. If you’re interested in …

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Woman Sentenced to 5 Years’ Prison for Conspiracy to Defraud IRS and Money Laundering

Los Angeles- Safieh Fard, 52, of Escondido was sentenced late yesterday to 63 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney. Fard was also ordered to pay $594,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for unpaid individual income taxes.   Fard was previously convicted by a jury in Santa Ana on …

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Navy Mesothelioma Victims Need the Best Mesothelioma Attorneys, Says Mesothelioma Victims Center

LawFuel.com – Mesothelioma and Personal Injury Law News – The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Our number one goal for all victims of mesothelioma, or their family members is to make certain no victim gets financially shortchanged, because they retained less than competent legal counsel, especially if they are a Veteran of the US Navy. According …

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Davis Polk Advises CITIC Capital Partners on Its Acquisition of AsiaInfo-Linkage

LawFuel.com – The Law Firm Newswire – Davis Polk is advising CITIC Capital Partners in connection with the $890 million going-private acquisition of Nasdaq-listed AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. by a consortium led by CITIC Capital Partners and that includes Edward Tian, a co-founder and significant stockholder of AsiaInfo-Linkage. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including …

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New Model Law Firm InnovaCounsel Announces Expansion

  In-House Legal-Services Law Firm Team Advances Its National Growth Through Arrival in Booming Region   IRVINE, CA–(LawFuel.com – Law Firm News  – May 13, 2013) – InnovaCounsel LLP, a new-model law firm whose network of in-house attorneys serves as trusted business advisors to companies wishing to accelerate their growth and protect the businesses they’re …

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Former Hedge Fund Co-Founder Anthony Chiasson Sentenced For Insider Trading

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LawFuel.com – US Law News – Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that ANTHONY CHIASSON, a former portfolio manager and co-founder of the hedge fund Level Global Investors (“Level Global”), was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 78 months in prison for crimes stemming from his …

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Sidley Austin Update – SEC Find Local Government Violated Anti-Fraud Securities Laws

  LawFuel.com – In a First, SEC Finds a Local Government Violated the Anti-Fraud Provisions of the Federal Securities Laws by Recklessly Making Materially False and Misleading Written and Verbal Statements Not Directly Connected with the Issuance of Debt Securities On May 6, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) ordered the City of …

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West Hollywood Doctor Indicted on Federal Charges for Writing Prescriptions for Narcotics after being Ordered to Stop

LOS ANGELES – LawFuel.com – A West Hollywood doctor surrendered to federal authorities this morning after being indicted last Friday on federal drug trafficking charges that allege he wrote more than 1,200 prescriptions for powerful painkillers after a federal order revoked his authority to prescribe those drugs. James William Eisenberg, 72, who resides in the …

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