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Federal Appellate Courts Address Stranger-Oriented Policies With Mixed Results
Federal appellate decisions concerning stranger-oriented annuity and life insurance transactions are infrequent, making the First and Ninth Circuit's decisions this winter particularly interesting.
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Bangor Daily News
Attorney Dan Mitchell Tapped to Speak at National Fraud Conference
Dan Mitchell, shareholder and chair of the Data Security Team at Bernstein Shur, will speak at the Information Security Media Group's Fraud Summit in San Francisco, CA on April 29, 2014.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Bangor Daily News
U.S. Supreme Court overturns health care fraud conviction of Maine...
The health care fraud conviction of a man awaiting sentencing in the Township 37 marijuana case was vacated Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court on technical grounds and sent back to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston.
Bernardine Dohrn's Nomination For The First Circuit Court of Appeals
What are the chances that Bernardine Dohrn, the wife of Bill Ayres, and a principal signatory on the Weather Underground's " Declaration of a State of War " in May 1970 could be appointed as a judge in a Federal Court? of Law at Northwestern University School of Law .
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Court to feds: Identify aliens arrested in NH
A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency must release the names of six individuals arrested in New Hampshire during a 2011 federal crackdown on criminal activity involving illegal immigrants.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
1st Circuit Limits Secured Lender's Right to Post-Petition...
In an important decision for lenders, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided In re SW Boston Hotel Venture LLC , holding that a bankruptcy court was right to give a lender a claim for post-petition interest beginning on the date of the sale of its collateral rather than the commencement date of the debtor's bankruptcy case.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Employees Of Private Contractors Of...
SOX prohibits retaliation against employees who "blow the whistle" on various forms of fraud by public companies, such as mail, wire, securities, and shareholder fraud.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
The Louisiana Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a Chauvin man serving life in Angola Prison after he was convicted of killing a 10-month-old boy in 2007.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
SW Boston wins key appeals court backing for W Hotel bankruptcy plan
The First Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an earlier decision which blocked efforts by the Prudential Insurance Co.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Court Weighs Whether Deportation Fits Crime
A federal appellate court heard oral arguments Wednesday about whether immigration judges must consider whether deportation amounts to disproportional punishment for a legal permanent resident following a criminal conviction.
First Circuit Holds That AIG Must Defend Directors and Officers in FDIC Litigation
The United States First Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an insured versus insured exclusion did not exempt AIG from advancing defense costs under a D&O policy in a suit brought against the directors and officers of Westernbank by the bank's FDIC receiver.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
A 'Christian' hospital asks permission to cover up its sins
Linda Carswell's 10-year marathon fight with Christus St. Catherine Hospital to find out what happened to her husband came as near to closure last week as she may reasonably hope.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Does The First Amendment Allow Journalists To Lie To Their Subjects?...
On April 1, 2014, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin issued a press release accusing Adroit Films of fraud.
Bangor Daily News
Cape Elizabeth judge wins award named for former federal bench colleague
U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby on Sunday received the Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award during an event at Colby College.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Tue Apr 01, 2014
AIG unit must pay D&O liability in Puerto Rican bank case, court rules
An American International Group Inc. unit is obligated to pay defense costs for directors and officers of a now-defunct Puerto Rican bank under terms of its directors and officers liability insurance policy, in litigation filed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., says an appeals court.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Retaliation claim by skycap can proceed
A skycap who was fired because his employer said he solicited tips in violation of company policy could bring a retaliation claim asserting that he was actually terminated for his involvement in a Fair Labor Standards Act action against the company, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided.
Second Amendment Sisters - NH Attorney Seth Hipple Named General Counsel
Concord, NH: The Second Amendment Sisters are pleased to announce that Concord, NH-based attorney Seth Hipple has been named SAS-NH's General Counsel.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
San Mateo Daily Journal
Court denies controller hopeful's appeal: Candidate Juan Raigoza to be on the June ballot
An appellate court yesterday denied controller hopeful Joe Galligan's latest attempt to keep opponent Juan Raigoza off the June ballot based on the validity of his financial credentials.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Worcester to implement foreclosure mediation ordinance, despite possibility of legal challenge
The city is gearing up for implementation of the foreclosure mediation ordinance approved by the City Council late last year, even though legal challenges remain regarding similar ordinances elsewhere in the state.