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2014-03-25 12:22:13

CINCINNATI, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US 6(th) Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Michael Plambeck, owner of two chiropractic clinics in Kentucky that treated patients injured in car accidents deserves to keep the money paid by State Farm for the treatment his clinics' employees provided. All of Plambeck's treating chiropractors were licensed to practice in Kentucky. Over the years, Plambeck claims thousands of injured people sought treatment from his clinics for injuries...

2014-03-18 16:27:32

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal magistrate has denied a motion from Google in the Wi-Spy class action suit that plaintiffs said wrongfully would have blocked lawyers' access to data Google's Street View cars gathered from private Wi-Fi Networks. Instead of responding to the lawyers' discovery requests, "Google filed a motion which ironically seeks to prevent the Class Counsel appointed by this Court from analyzing the data that Google stole from...

2014-02-13 20:20:12

California takes a step towards "shall-issue" handgun carry licensing SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major decision released today, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that California's "good cause" requirement for handgun carry licenses violates the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, reports The Calguns Foundation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140213/SF65323) (Logo:...

2014-01-14 16:27:19

Verizon Reiterates Commitment to Open Internet WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today issued its decision in Verizon vs. FCC. The following statement should be attributed to Randal Milch, Verizon's executive vice president, public policy, and general counsel: "Earlier today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its much-anticipated decision in Verizon vs. FCC. The court rejected Verizon's position that Congress did not give the Federal...

2013-12-20 16:25:45

Soverain files reply brief urging Supreme Court to hear case CHICAGO, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Soverain Software has filed its reply brief to the Supreme Court in its patent infringement case against computer retailing giant, Newegg. Soverain's brief explains that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has violated the Supreme Court's longstanding precedent and the Seventh Amendment. "The Federal Circuit's reckless ruling simultaneously attempts to overrule the...

2013-11-01 16:23:24

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a pro-life legal organization that focuses on constitutional law, said today that while a decision by a federal appeals court protects the rights of individuals who oppose the HHS mandate on religious liberty grounds, the court declined to permit the companies themselves from bringing their own religious liberty claims - a decision that will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In...

2013-10-30 20:23:00

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate...

2013-10-29 12:22:51

HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A Texas appeals court upheld a jury award of $750,000 in attorneys' fees for AZA's client - a ruling that means the award will stand as the fourth-largest defense verdict delivered in Texas in 2011. Attorney Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher of Houston's Ahmad Zavitsanos Anaipakos Alavi & Mensing P.C. (or AZA) successfully defended Mistras Group, Inc. and several of its employees against a $9 million lawsuit by a competing company in a Harris...

2013-10-28 16:23:26

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition. If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a...

2013-10-17 23:25:29

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that punitive damages are allowed in unseaworthiness claims under general maritime law, Jones Act attorney Matthew Shaffer says. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 A recent ruling by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals clears the way for seaman to recover punitive damages in unseaworthiness claims, according to Jones Act attorney Matthew Shaffer. In the facts of the case, McBride v. Estis Well Serv., L.L.C., No. 12 – 30714, a...