From the monthly archives:

May 2013

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A federal judge on May 13 filed an order granting an agreed motion by Facebook Inc. and the operators of a history-themed website, ending an almost 18-month dispute over alleged infringement of the “timelines” trademark by the social networking giant (Timelines Inc. v. Facebook Inc., No. 1:11-cv-06867, N.D. […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The federal judge in New York overseeing the London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR) antitrust litigation on May 3 granted over-the-counter, bondholder and exchange-based plaintiffs two weeks to move for leave to amend their amended complaints to add allegations of antitrust injury related to their claims that 16 banks […]

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TweetPractical things like the rules of court and civil procedure are often the most difficult things for law students to master because this is one area where experience is more important than memorization.  While there are some rubrics all lawyers come to know, such as the deadline for responding to a complaint, many find it […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. Lead plaintiffs in a securities class action lawsuit against Fannie Mae and accounting firm KPMG LLP on May 7 asked a federal judge to approve a $ 153 million settlement that would end the lawsuit, which was brought in 2004 (In re: Fannie Mae Securities Litigation, No. 04-01639, […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A bank and its shareholder on May 7 announced that they have filed an arbitration claim against Greece in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in relation to Greece’s sovereign debt restructure. Postova banka, a.s., a Slovak bank, and its shareholder Istrokapital SE said in […]

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TweetCrime victims are often called upon to identify the perpetrator. In fact, eyewitness testimony is used in approximately eighty thousand cases each year. Law enforcement can use a number of different tools to identify suspects. In many cases, a witness or victim will be asked to identify the suspect from a given lineup of several […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on May 3 moved in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for dismissal of claims made by Bank of America N.A., the indenture trustee for short-term notes issued by a division of bankrupt mortgage company Taylor Bean Whitaker Mortgage Corp. […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A New York federal judge on April 30 granted preliminary approval of a $ 15,625,000 overtime settlement for HSBC Bank USA N.A., HSBC USA Inc. and HSBC North America Holdings Inc. (together, HSBC) personal bankers, branch relationship bankers, premier relationship managers, small business specialists and business banking specialists […]

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Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. A retail employer must turn over employee records to a class plaintiff alleging that her former employer violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act (WPCA) when it failed to pay her wages within 72 hours of her termination, a West Virginia federal judge ruled April 25 […]

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