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Business and Civil Practice

LawyersUSA’s Business and Civil Practice section is filled with stories about business and civil practice in the news and around the nation.

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Bankruptcy

LawyersUSA’s Bankruptcy section is filled with stories about bankruptcies in the news and around the nation.

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2008: The year in drug litigation

Lawyers USA followed the hot trends in drug tort litigation in 2008. As a $58 million settlement was reached against the makers of Vioxx for failing to warn about the drug’s health risks in its advertisements, the seeds of litigation ...

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DNA sampling is constitutional

DNA sampling doesn’t violate a prisoner’s religious rights under the Constitution or federal law, the D.C. Circuit has ruled. The defendant was convicted of a felony and is currently incarcerated in a federal prison. Because the defendant committed a qualifying ...

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Most part-time lawyers are women

Women continue to vastly outnumber men among part-time lawyers, and the overall number of attorneys working part time continues to remain low, according to a new survey by the National Association for Law Placement. Only 5.6 percent of lawyers worked ...

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FDA issues warning about weight loss pills

  The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to consumers not to purchase or consume more than 25 different weight loss products because they contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients that may put consumers’ health at risk. The tainted ...

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Top personal injury stories of 2008

All year long, Lawyers USA follows the biggest news in personal injury law. Here are some of the personal injury stories our readers clicked the most in 2008. New Medicare reporting will affect tort settlements New Medicare reporting requirements for ...

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2008: The year in practice management, marketing

Like the rest of the nation, lawyers from coast to coast felt the crunch of a devastating recession in 2008. As the economy worsened, firms looked for answers to weather the financial storm. For many looking to step up marketing ...

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DC lobbyist files $27M suit against New York Times

Lawyers for Washington lobbyist Vicki L. Iseman have filed a $27 million defamation lawsuit against The New York Times for a February article about Iseman and her relationship with Sen. John McCain. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in ...

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