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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Investor States ‘Loss Causation’ for Fraud Claim (access required)

In an amended complaint alleging defendants, a technology company and its founder, chair and CEO, committed securities fraud by selling plaintiff investor a series of notes as investments to allow defendant company to bring to the U.S. technology the individual ...

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Kidnapping is Lesser Included Offense of Hostage-Taking (access required)

In this prosecution of Somali defendants for piracy and related crimes, a Norfolk U.S. District Court finds that the Kidnapping Statute and the Hostage Taking Statute impermissibly overlap for purposes of double jeopardy because kidnapping is a lesser included offense ...

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Lawyer pay scale: Who makes what where? (access required)

Data tabulated by the salary research site Payscale.com show that San Francisco and Dallas have the highest median pay for “mid-career” lawyers with 10-15 years of experience: $157,000 in San Francisco and $141,000 in Dallas. Washington, D.C. ($138,000), New York ...

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Death by document?

A Missouri lawyer is facing first-degree murder charges in the death of her father. She allegedly used an unusual weapon: a forged document. The Kansas City Star reports that Susan Van Note is accused of attacking her father and his ...

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TSA Screening Challenge Filed in Wrong Court (access required)

A family seeking to challenge the use of advanced imaging technology scanners and invasive pat-downs at airport screening checkpoints, as ordered by Transportation Security Administration, filed suit in the wrong court, as 49 U.S.C. § 46110 confers exclusive jurisdiction over ...

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