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One Of Largest-Ever Law Claims Reopened With UK Court of Appeal Decision

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Australian mining giant BHP is facing the revival of a $7 billion claim over a dam disaster in Brazil, triggering that country’s worst-ever environmental crisis, following a decision from the UK Court of Appeal. The Court decided to reopen the lawsuit brought by 200,000 claimants after a lower court struck out the lawsuit as an …

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Formidable British QC Agrees To Prosecute Hong Kong Protesters

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David Perry QC is regarded as one of Britain’s most formidable Queens’ Counsel, handling a diverse range of clients, who now include the China-focused Hong Kong government intent on enforcing their controversial ‘security laws’ against pro-democracy protesters. Perry has been appointed by a Hong Kong court to represent them in the trial of well known …

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The QC Bearpit Divorce Battle – The Multimillion Dollar Fight Between the ‘Steel Magnolia’ and the ‘Prize Fighting’ QCs

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Lord Pannick is regarded as one of Britain’s top Queen’s Counsel – described by The Times as “a prizefighting legal titan” – has squared off with a QC known by some as the ‘Steel Magnolia’. The a multi-billion dollar divorce battle involving the Ruler of Dubai saw a reputed £1 million bill paid to Lord …

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6 Things To Know About Bill Cosby’s New Lawyer, Tom Mesereau – Bill Cosby’s New Lawyer

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Bill Cosby’s new legal team is headed by Tom Mesereau – the silver-maned attorney who famously won Michael Jackson’s acquittal in the child sex case, who looks like super-attorney Gerry Spence and who wins celebrity court battles – among others. Meserau’s own law firm website will explain why and how he is the best …

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The David vs. Goliath “Epic” Win (For One) and Failure (For the Other)

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    Billing themselves as as criminal law “dream Team” the Berkeley-based law firm of Arguedas, Cassman & Headley is no stranger to taking on the ‘big boys’ in litigation – and winning.  The latest case in point is the David v. Goliath battle between the firm’s client, FedEx and the US Department of Justice. …

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Why Bill Cosby Wants the Cover Girls

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Bill Cosby’s lawyers are seeking New York magazine notes of interviews with alleged victims of the comedian, with the magazine objecting on the basis of confidentiality. The application was made in Manhattan this week with the Cosby legal team wanting   “all documents and things relating to any communications” between the magazine and the seven …

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Facebook’s Hate Crimes Lawsuit Proceeds

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Facebook is facing a hate crimes lawsuit filed by two German lawyers, despite its best efforts to avoid the lawsuit. The lawsuit for €150m claims Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook violated Germany’s anti-Nazi speech laws, notwithstanding Zuckerberg’s visit to Germany to explain to chancellor Angela Merkel that hate speech had no part in Facebook’s social media platform. …

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Does Apple’s New York Win Over the FBI Help in California?

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Apple’s win in the iPhone warrant case found the government’s interpretation of the law unconstitutional in its broadness.  But it may not help Apple in its San Bernardino trial. The ruling from Magistrate Judge Orenstein can be found here. The extraordinary relief [the government] seeks cannot be considered “agreeable to the usages and principles of …

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