Legal and Law News - Page 11

Page 11 of Legal and Law News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Young Pop Singer Claims Songs Stolen, Distributed Online

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nov. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Killian Wells, an up-and-coming young pop singer, songwriter and producer, has allegedly become the target of a stalker from British Columbia, Canada, according to his label Inferno Records. Wells claims the overly zealous fan has e-mailed and made multiple phone calls to his Manhattan recording studio posing as a DJ from a phony radio station in an attempt to obtain unreleased tracks and to set up an interview.

Yale Law Women Releases 2nd Annual List of the Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sept. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yale Law Women (YLW), the largest student organization at Yale Law School, announces the release of its 2007 Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms list. Phoenix-based firm Quarles & Brady received top honors, followed by Proskauer Rose; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer; Jenner & Block; Mayer Brown; Covington & Burling; Arnold & Porter.

New Poll Shows Most U.S. Lawyers Would Not Represent Bin Laden in Court

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Sept. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As we mark the sixth anniversary of 9/11, a new poll conducted by Nader Anise Lawyer Marketing asks lawyers whether they would represent the World’s Most Wanted Man, Osama Bin Laden, in court if he were found alive. (The assumption of course being that a criminal prosecution would ultimately ensue.)

Meriden Connecticut Attorney Continues Work at United Nations

MERIDEN, Conn. – Aug. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Bar Association (ABA) recently re-appointed Houston Putnam Lowry as one of their representatives to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Attorney Lowry has represented the ABA (and other organizations, including the Economic Commission of Europe) at the United Nations for years on a variety of topics.

Plaintiff Alleges Unjust Land Grab by State of Arizona in Excess of $3 Million

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Aug. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After an investigation by Federal and State authorities for allegedly running a methamphetamine lab and unlawfully selling iodine at a feed and tack store, Southwest Feed, The State of Arizona has issued a temporary seizure order. Federal authorities have since dropped out of the investigation and returned the two cases of seized iodine and apologized after finding no evidence of any wrongdoing.

Bay State Detective Agency Protects Amateur Detectives from Information Law Violation

BEVERLY, Mass. – July 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Why hire a Massachusetts private investigator? According to the Bay State Detective Agency, Inc., while ‘Do-It-Yourself’ investigations may be successful at times, unlicensed investigators may not be aware of information laws and may be in jeopardy of committing serious violations, receiving fines, or even jail time.

Women’s Law School Coalition Announces Its Launch as the First Inter-School Advocacy Organization for Women in the Legal Profession

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Apr. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After months of planning, the Women’s Law School Coalition (WLSC) announced its launch as the first inter-law school women’s advocacy organization today. The coalition’s mission is to represent a common voice for women’s law school organizations that will empower these formerly unconnected groups to raise awareness about issues affecting women in the legal profession.

Alma Lasers and Palomar Medical Technologies Settle Infringement Lawsuit

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Apr. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Howard Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of Alma Lasers, announced today that Alma Lasers, Ltd. and Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. have settled their civil action filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The suit involves certain U.S. hair removal patents owned by Massachusetts General Hospital and licensed exclusively to Palomar.

RegisterFly Scandal Culminates in Class Action Lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Mar. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yesterday, a U.S. District Court judge unsealed a class action lawsuit (case #07cv00188) against Internet domain registrar RegisterFly along with the corporation charged with accreditation and oversight of registrars, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), among others. The lawsuit (Anne Martinez v RegisterFly, ICANN et. al.) filed by Attorney E. Clarke Dummit alleges that RegisterFly has systematically defrauded its customers who attempted to register or renew Internet domain names.

Applied Business Software, Inc. Obtains $1,143,600 Judgment Against Freedom Financial & Trust, LTD in Breach of Contract and Copyright Infringement Suit

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Feb. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Applied Business Software, Inc, (ABS), a leading developer of software for the lending industry, announced today that the Court has granted summary judgment against Freedom Financial & Trust, LTD (FFTL) on ABS’s breach of contract and copyright infringement claims (CV 06-0452 AHM (Ex) US District Court Central District of California – Western Division). In addition, the Court entered a Judgment in favor of ABS in the amount of $1,143,600.

Concealed Information Doesn’t Stay Concealed with The Bay State Detective Agency on the Job

BEVERLY, Mass. – Feb. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Everybody has something to conceal. So said Humphrey Bogart, as fictional private investigator Sam Spade, in the classic film ‘Maltese Falcon.’ David Almeida is no Bogart, and a far cry from the suave sophistication of Sam Spade, but as a private detective, if there is something concealed that needs to see the light of day, he’s your man. Almeida recently opened the doors to the Bay State Detective Agency, Inc.

Christianity ‘Not A Real Religion’ According to LAPD as Cannabis Church Files Suit Against City of Angels

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Reverend Craig X Rubin was arrested at his house of worship he asked the lead LAPD officer for the special rights accorded to clergy under California Penal Codes 1524 and 1525, but was told by the officer that his Bible-based Judeo-Christian organization, that was recognized by the state of California, was ‘not practicing a real religion.’ Temple 420 is a registered religious organization with the State of California.

How Will Insurance Companies Respond to Victims of Friday’s Tornado? asks Central Florida Attorney

ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the camera lights fade and the media attention dies down in the coming weeks, those familiar insurance slogans of ‘Like a Good Neighbor,’ ‘You’re in Good Hands’ and others, may unfortunately give way to an industry whose past is shaky to say the least, especially in recent years. Central Florida resident attorney Alan Garfinkel, of Garfinkel Trial Group, is the nation’s leading expert in natural disaster law and is currently representing thousands of hurricane victims across the country.

JuryTest Creates First On-Demand and Self-Service Internet Mock Trials

BOSTON, Mass. – Jan. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JuryTest.net, the leading provider of online mock trials since 2002, launched on-demand access to its suite of online case presentation and evaluation tools. Adding to its industry leading services, which combine audio presentations with visual evidence, JuryTest on-demand now provides unprecedented convenience and cost-savings to law firms and insurance clients.

Hollywood Judeo-Christian Cannabis Church Forced to Close; Arrested Reverend Claims Civil and Religious Rights Violated

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Churches and Temples are no longer safe in America,’ says Reverend Craig X Rubin of Temple 420, who was arrested November 8, 2006, at his religious establishment by over one dozen heavily armed officers of the LAPD. ‘If they can do this to us, they can do it to any church that the government disagrees with.’ The Reverend known for his reoccurring role on Showtime’s hit series ‘Weeds’ said arresting officers did not treat Temple clergymen as required by California Penal Codes 1524 and 1525.

Consulting Firm Offers Both Legal Advice and Business Services

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nov. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Would you like to work with a professional that only asks you to describe your business objectives once? Well, that is what you can expect from Indigo Business Solutions, a new company that is not like other consulting firms. Indigo Business Solutions provides most of the legal and business services that your business needs, and that saves time, money, and frustration.

Lawyer Announces Acquittal of Internationally Known Chinese Dissident

FLUSHING, N.Y. – Nov. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bruce L. Roistacher, a prominent Long Island attorney announced today that the founder and leader of the China Democracy Party and the Party for Freedom and Democracy in China has been acquitted of all criminal charges after a jury verdict in Suffolk County, N.Y.

CheapBooks Retains Law Firm Dickinson Wright to Argue Domain Name Disputes

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapBooks.com(TM), a Web site that creates competition among book sellers, recently retained the law firm Dickinson Wright, PLLC, to represent them in areas of domain name disputes and acquisitions.

Barristers to Petition The European Court of Human Rights to Highlight Human Rights Abuses, Judicial Corruption, and Miscarriages of Justice Within the State of Arizona

SHEFFIELD, U.K. – Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mr. Michael Nashvili, speaking for Mr. Anant Kumar Tripati, and a representative of a group based in Europe that is raising awareness of Tripati’s case, states ‘I have been contacted by four legal services groups from the European Union who are considering filing a petition with the European Union to bar member countries from doing business with Arizona in order to highlight judicial corruption in Arizona.’

KinderStart says Federal Judge to Rule on Google’s ‘Right’ to Limit Speech on the Internet

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2006 in United States Federal Court, 280 S. First Street, Courtroom #3, San Jose, California, a drama will play out between KinderStart.com (a site for kids zero to seven and their parents) and the giant of the Internet, Google, controlling up to 80% or more of ‘Net searches worldwide.

Pro-plaintiff Firm Empowers Clients in Pending Lawsuits to Pursue Cases to Attain Maximum Financial Settlements

LAS VEGAS, NV – May 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE)– Plaintiffs in pending lawsuits, who need cash now, may be able to quickly cash in and get some financial relief. Crown Financial Services, based in Las Vegas, is in the business of providing emergency cash to plaintiffs in lawsuits. For example, if someone has been injured and is suing the responsible party for their injuries, they may need money for living expenses before the case is settled; emergency cash is now available.

Is Another Hurricane Katrina Coming? New Survey Shows Floridians Grossly Unprepared for Hurricane Season

PENSACOLA, FL – May 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite being in the epicenter of hurricane activity, Floridians continue to roll the dice on hurricane insurance. Attorney Samuel Bearman finds that an alarming number of Florida residents do not have adequate insurance coverage, should a major hurricane hit the state.

Federal Court Issues a Prompt Trial Date in Skyline’s Patent Case Against Google Earth

SKYLINE, VA – Apr. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a patent infringement case asserted against Google Earth (Google’s 3D mapping software) a federal court judge in Massachusetts has issued an expedited discovery and trial schedule in response to plaintiff Skyline Software Systems’ request for a preliminary injunction. The court has not yet ruled on the motion, but issued a claim construction determination and gave Skyline a prompt trial date – usually a strong indication that the court views the claims of patent infringement as having real substance.

Arizona Judicial Reform – Dedicated to Justice for All

PHOENIX, AZ – Mar. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arizona based ARIZONA JUDICIAL REFORM (azjudicialreform.org) affirms judicial corruption is deeply rooted within the Arizona Courts. The group is in the process of pressing forward a voter initiative to remove immunity for Arizona Judges, and possibly limiting their terms to four years.

Parties Announce $4.45 Million Settlement of Overtime and Other Wage and Hour Claims for New York Employees of Service Corp. International Affiliates

NEW YORK, NY – Feb. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Law Office of Richard T. Seymour, P.L.L.C. and The Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm, LLP, counsel for a class of present and former employees of Service Corp. International affiliates, and Baker & Hostetler LLP, counsel for Service Corp. International, and its affiliates, are today announcing a settlement in Sines et al. v. Service Corp. International (SCI), et al., a case in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Corinthian Colleges Reports Favorable Arbitration Award in Satz Case – Arbitrator Finds in Favor of Company on All Counts

SANTA ANA, CA – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — [Original release date July 11, 2005] — Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCO) has received a favorable arbitration award in the case of Satz vs. Rhodes Colleges, Inc., Corinthian Colleges, Inc., and Florida Metropolitan University. Satz asserted claims on his own behalf and a putative class of similarly situated current and former students in the Company’s Florida Metropolitan University (‘FMU’) campuses in Florida and online.

Florida Lawyer Advises Home, Business Owners: ‘Do This if You’ve Filed a Hurricane Wilma Claim With Your Insurance Company and They’re Not Treating You Fairly’

HOLLYWOOD, FL – Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Longtime South Florida resident, Edward Zebersky, Esq., is giving back to his hurricane-beaten community in the best way he knows how – offering residents free legal advice on the best way to handle their Hurricane Wilma insurance claims.

Los Angeles Attorneys Cite Failure to Plan as Primary Reason for the Nightmare of Conservatorship

LOS ANGELES, CA – Nov. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Los Angeles Times ‘Guardian for Profit’ series of articles last week valiantly exposed the unconscionable misery and monetary loss suffered by the old and ill in the “care” of conservators in California. State legislators should take immediate action to regulate conservators and enforce existing laws applicable to our local counties and courts. ‘However, many of the victims in the articles could have avoided the situation by taking personal responsibility through the advanced preparation of appropriate legal documents,’ advises Caprice L. Collins of the Collins Law Group, a Los Angeles area attorney whose practice emphasizes Estate Planning and Elder Law.

National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys Enters into Strategic Alliance with America’s Leading Long Term Care Insurance Brokerage

KIRKLAND, Wash. – August 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LTC Financial Partners LLC, the only national, agent-owned long term care insurance brokerage in the U.S., today announced a strategic alliance with the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. The arrangement will, in effect, make it easier for the lawyers to save their clients money. ‘They see the strong connection between health insurance and wealth assurance,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial

Leading Document Preparation Service Launches New Innovative Low Cost Expungement-by-Mail Service Seeking to Clear Criminal Records Nationwide

EAST ORANGE, NJ – May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clear Your Record! (A Document Preparation Service), established in 1994, and a unit of Speller Enterprises announced today the launching of a new ‘revamped’ low-cost expungement by mail service for people who cannot afford to retain an expensive attorney to clear their records of criminal charges.

Class Action Suits Filed Against Insurance Giants For Non-Payment of Hurricane Claims

PENSACOLA, Fla. – May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Florida homeowners, who suffered substantial property damage as a result of last year’s Hurricane Ivan, have filed class action lawsuits against their insurance companies for refusing to pay on their claims. Attorneys Samuel Bearman and Edward Zebersky filed the suits on behalf of the plaintiffs.

1-800-SKI VAIL Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against Vail Associates

DENVER, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ — On January 3, 2005, Vend-Tel-Co, Ltd., a small business from Fort Collins, Colorado won a federal trademark lawsuit against skiing giant Vail Associates, Inc. over the right to use 1-800-SKI VAIL. In the lawsuit, Judge Matsch of the U.S. District Court determined that Vail Associates could not use its registered trademark VAIL to prevent Eric Hanson from using his registered trademark, 1-800-SKI VAIL. The small business makes well-priced condo, hotel, and resort reservations at a variety of ski area locations through dozens of 1-800-SKI phone numbers.

Dallas Judge Agrees with Lance Armstrong in Legal Case announced by Herman Howry & Breen L.L.P.

AUSTIN, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ — Austin resident and six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong insists he has always played by the rules. Last week, a Dallas district court judge ordered that a sport promotion company involved in a legal case with Armstrong do the same.