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NY seeks to extend fracking moratorium until 2015

The New York State Assembly has approved a two-year moratorium on fracking, or hydraulic fracturing. If passed by the Senate, it will extend the state’s fracking ban until 2015.

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Student loan law: a niche for a few good lawyers?

With huge numbers of students facing crushing debt and national student loans surpassing credit card debt, some lawyers have found a new niche: representing clients hounded by student loan creditors, debt collectors and loan servicers.

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Jury awards $11 million in first bellwether vaginal mesh trial

In the first bellwether trial in the litigation over vaginal mesh products, a New Jersey jury awarded a 47-year-old woman $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

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2013 litigation forecast released for in-house counsel

A 2013 litigation forecast for in-house counsel predicts “no end in sight” for wage and hour litigation, a growing sophistication in trade secret theft and new spoliation challenges in e-discovery.

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