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Admissibility of social security disability determination as evidence of causation in a civil suit

June 18 2012 Counsel defending serious toxic exposure or personal injury claims are often faced with a determination by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that the plaintiff is disabled.

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May 3 2012 There's nothing that causes you to lose time faster than a good 'ole social media website.

Wives of Madoff sons argue they cannot be subject of lawsuit

August 31 2012 On August 3, 2012, Stephanie Mack and Deborah Madoff, the spouses of Bernard L. Madoff’s sons, filed a brief before federal judge Jed S. Rakoff, arguing that they cannot be the subject of Madoff trustee Irving Picard’s clawback lawsuit styled Securities Investor Protection Corp. v. Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

Libor manipulation probe and litigation update

July 5 2012 The record-breaking £59.5 million fine imposed on Barclays by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and $360 million penalty imposed by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Department of Justice in connection with the improper submission of London InterBank Offered Rate (Libor) rates has led to intense public scrutiny of Barclays’ practices, procedures and management and possible misconduct by other financial institutions.

What you need to know about the changes to California’s rigid plastic packaging container regulations

December 7 2012 Are you a manufacturer of products sold in plastic containers such as tools, consumer electronics, cosmetics, dish soap or soft drinks?

Are the Court’s Majority Opinions Getting Longer in Civil Cases (Part I)?

September 6 2016 Today, we begin a new topic in our analysis of the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision making - the average length of the Court’s majority, special…

Divided Illinois Supreme Court Holds No Property Disputes Between Ex-Domestic Partners

August 24 2016 In Blumenthal v. Brewer, the Illinois Supreme Court was asked to overrule its thirty-seven year old decision in Hewitt v. Hewitt and hold that…

UBS facing potential $1.6 billion fine in Libor fixing probe

December 18 2012 UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank, is set to become the second financial institution to enter into a settlement arising out of the Libor rate-fixing scandal.

SEC targets accounting firms for China audits

December 18 2012 The SEC has filed an administrative complaint against the China-based branches of the “Big 4” U.S. accounting firms and another accounting firm as a result of their refusal to release documents in connection with the SEC’s investigation of China-based companies that are listed on U.S. trading exchanges.

Bank subsidiaries offer refuge to offshore clients in avoiding Dodd-Frank regulations

December 18 2012 Due to an exemption in the Dodd-Frank Act, offshore bank clients may not be held to the same regulatory requirements for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market trading.