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  • Lawsuit settlement in death of film worker in Ga. Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    ATLANTA— The family of a film worker killed when she was hit along train tracks while shooting a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman announced a settlement Wednesday with several defendants. Richard and Elizabeth Jones of Columbia, South Carolina, the parents of camera assistant Sarah Jones, 27, sued Unclaimed Freight Productions, Inc., Rayonier...

  • Morgan Lewis announced on Friday that its partners voted to accept 227 partners from Bingham, which has about 300 overall. The announcement came days after Bingham partners voted to approve the deal. A Morgan Lewis spokeswoman declined to comment on the terms of the deal, and a Bingham spokeswoman did not immediately return a call for comment.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- An information technology engineer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich& Rosati pleaded guilty on Thursday to insider trading based on information he learned while working at the prominent Silicon Valley law firm. Dimitry Braverman, 41, pleaded guilty in New York federal court to one count of securities fraud, two years after another Wilson Sonsini...

  • Law firm mergers create conflicts for companies Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 13- After Patton Boggs merged. Now Tate and another ingredient maker asked a federal judge in Los Angeles to disqualify Squire Patton Boggs from working for the sugar companies, which include American Sugar Refining, Inc., Western Sugar Cooperative and C&H Sugar Co. If the judge agrees, the companies could lose lawyers who have put in 20,000 hours on...

  • Mendez will face intense scrutiny in the U.S. Senate, where many lawmakers are pressing the SIPC to be more sympathetic to investors. SIPC has come under fire by lawmakers from both parties, after the organization declined to launch a court proceeding to help the victims of Allen Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme try to recover some of their losses.

  • Argentina Par holders eye group to control acceleration Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 5- Holders of Argentina's defaulted Par bonds are banding together to increase their leverage with the sovereign, using the threat of possible payment acceleration to solidify their position. About a dozen funds have been in talks with Chicago law firm Kirkland& Ellis, sources told IFR, with an eye to gaining at least 50% control over a single bond...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- MetLife has retained a top Washington lawyer in its bid to escape a plan by the U.S. financial risk council to subject it to far tougher rules, a sign the largest U.S. insurer may be preparing a legal challenge. A MetLife spokesman told Reuters the company had retained Eugene Scalia, a partner at law firm Gibson Dunn LLP, who has successfully fought...

  • LONDON, Oct 28- British insurance broker Aon has launched Ebola liability cover for hospitals and other health care institutions, the company said on Tuesday. "There are several areas where there has not been certainty about coverage for Ebola," Gigi Norris, managing director of Aon Risk Solutions' Western Region Health Care Practice, said. The policy has been...

  • Oct 30- A Southern California law firm has sued Kimberly-Clark Corp for more than $500 million, alleging that the Kleenex tissue maker committed fraud by marketing and selling some of its surgical gowns as protection against Ebola. Law firm Eagan Avenatti said it filed a class-action lawsuit in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, stating that Kimberly-Clark had...

  • Oct 30- A Southern California- based law firm has sued Kimberly-Clark Corp for more than $500 million, alleging that the Kleenex tissue maker committed fraud by marketing and selling some of its surgical gowns as protection against Ebola. Law firm Eagan Avenatti said it filed a class-action lawsuit in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, stating that...

  • BERLIN, Oct 25- Calogero Gambino, a senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyer, has been found dead in New York in what appears to have been a suicide, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing New York City officials and other sources. He had been closely involved in negotiating legal issues for Deutsche Bank such as a probe by regulators of banks over...

  • The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, argues that the Environmental Protection Agency did not adequately analyze the impact of one of the new herbicide's active ingredients, 2,4- D, before granting approval on Oct. 15 to Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide. "They did not do an adequate job," said Andrew Kimbrell, an attorney with...

  • LONDON, Oct 23- The chairman of Britain's biggest grocery chain, Tesco, announced his resignation on Thursday after the company reported a bigger than expected hole in its finances and said accounting transgressions went back further than initially thought. Tesco, Britain's biggest private employer and once the juggernaut of its retail sector, has lost half...

  • LONDON, Oct 23- Tesco reported a bigger than expected hole in its accounts on Thursday after finding mistakes in booking income had gone back further than initially thought, forcing Britain's biggest grocer to scrap its full-year profit outlook. Tesco, once the unstoppable juggernaut of Britain's retailers, has in recent years been battling fierce...

  • The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, argues that the Environmental Protection Agency did not adequately analyze the impact of one of the new herbicide's active ingredients, 2,4- D, before granting approval on Oct. 15 to Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide. "They did not do an adequate job," said Andrew Kimbrell, an attorney with...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- Facebook Inc and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg have sued several lawyers who represented Paul Ceglia, claiming they helped the upstate New York entrepreneur pursue a fraudulent lawsuit to extort a 50 percent stake in the social networking company. Ceglia, a wood pellet salesman from Wellsville, New York, is not a defendant in Facebook's...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- Facebook Inc and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg have sued several lawyers who have represented Paul Ceglia, claiming they helped the upstate New York entrepreneur pursue a fraudulent lawsuit to extort a 50 percent stake in the social networking company. Ceglia, a wood pellet salesman from Wellsville, New York, is not a defendant in Facebook's...

  • DETROIT, Oct 17- General Motors Co's top lawyer will retire early next year, months after his department was heavily criticized for how it handled the automaker's defective ignition switch that has been linked to at least 27 deaths. Michael Millikin, 66, informed GM of his decision and the company will immediately begin an external search for his replacement,...

  • DETROIT, Oct 16- Detroit announced on Thursday a last-minute settlement with its final major holdout creditor, Financial Guaranty Insurance Co., as it edged closer to exiting the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy. Corinne Ball, an attorney at law firm Jones Day, told U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes that the settlement includes an option for FGIC to...

  • DETROIT, Oct 16- A settlement between Detroit and its last major holdout creditor, Financial Guaranty Insurance Co, resolves all issues involving the city's outstanding pension debt, an attorney for the city said on Thursday. Corinne Ball, an attorney at law firm Jones Day, told U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes that the settlement includes an option for...