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Foreign donations are a risk in super PAC setting

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Money pouring into the presidential election from super political action committees and nonprofit campaign groups appears so far to be strictly American in origin, donated by U.S. companies, unions and millionaires. But it's easier than ever to conceal the source of money and the identities of contr...

Law Firms Keep Squeezing Associates

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Law firms are finally starting to recover from the recession, but they aren't taking their young lawyers along for the ride.

Even as profits return, cautious partners with one eye on damaged balance sheets and the other on stingy clients plan to hang onto the lean silhouettes they acquired du...

Court Shows It Is Serious About Appellate Procedure

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On June 8, 2011, the Indiana Court of Appeals demonstrated it is serious about enforcing the Rules of Appellate Procedure in Garrard v. Teibel, Cause No. 45A04-1003-PL-229, a memorandum decision, uncitable as authority under App. R. 65(D). In this case, a pro se appellant failed to include any state...

Senate Democrats subpoena Mukasey over detainees

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Senate Democrats on Tuesday subpoenaed Attorney General Michael Mukasey for testimony and documents about the Justice Department's legal advice to the White House on detention and interrogation policies since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., com...

Second Circuit Deals a Severe Blow

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Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its opinion in McLaughlin v. American Tobacco Co. The decision constituted a major win for Big Tobacco - and a major loss for the plaintiffs.

The theory behind the case - which was a class action -- was simple. The plaintif...

Brits vs. Americans: Who Can Better Weather a Recession?

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When a downturn hits the economy, elite U.S. firms are better hedged than the U.K.'s -- or so says conventional wisdom. In the past New York's rainmakers haven't felt the effects as sharply as the London locals. But today, with financial markets in crisis and recession looming, how will American fir...

Health-Care Fraud: Keep an Eye on the Small Fry

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You might have been afraid to attend the American Bar Association’s white-collar crime conference last week. But the Health Blog, armed with the First Amendment, endured the topic and the tropical clime of Miami to check out a panel on health-care fraud.

The government and the corporate ...

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