Monday, September 17, 2007


Friday - Business
14 Sep 2007

Two of the central legal characters in the Microsoft case are Irish. Judge John D. Cooke, who was called to the bar in Ireland in 1966, sat on the 13-panel grand chamber of the Court of First Instance as rapporteur. Described by colleagues in the... read more...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lawyers accuse MoD of retaining evidence on abused Iraqi detainees (The Guardian, 22 Aug 2007, Page 12)

Lawyers accuse MoD of retaining evidence on abused Iraqi detainees
Richard Norton-Taylor
The Guardian
22 Aug 2007

Lawyers representing the families of Iraqis detained by British soldiers yesterday accused the Ministry of Defence of suppressing crucial information about the circumstances surrounding their mistreatment, including advice given to senior army... read more...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mobile court expedites wheels of justice in rural India (The Wall Street Journal Europe, 21 Aug 2007, Page 10)

Mobile court expedites wheels of justice in rural India
By Rama Lakshmi
The Wall Street Journal Europe
21 Aug 2007

INDANAKOTHI, India—For 11 long years, Abdul Kareem was locked in a slow, bitter court battle with his cousin over a wall that divided their two homes and blocked sunlight. Several fights broke out between the two wheat farmers, and family members in... read more...

Monday, August 13, 2007

Argentine judge rejects claim Danone campaign hurt Coke (The Wall Street Journal Europe, 13 Aug 2007, Page 5)

Argentine judge rejects claim Danone campaign hurt Coke
By Serena Saitto
The Wall Street Journal Europe
13 Aug 2007

BUENOS AIRES—An Argentine judge has rejected Coca-Cola Co.’s criminal complaint against some executives ofFrench food and drink maker Groupe Danone SA, concluding that a smear campaign against Coca-Cola’s Dasani water caused no damages to its brand,... read more...

Monday, July 30, 2007

An inexcusable smear on lawyers
National Post
30 Jul 2007

nder Canadian law, group libel is not actionable. No matter how malicious or false a comment about a group is, the comment cannot give rise to damages. You may safely call all bankers thieves – even if identifying just one of them by name would make... read more...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Multiple lawsuits remain after the verdict
The Globe and Mail Weekend
14 Jul 2007

Conrad Black faces a mountain of lawsuits that could keep him tied up in court for years. More than a dozen legal proceedings were suspended until the criminal trial ended. With the verdict now in, many of those legal actions will resume in... read more...
Dann’s picks include donors
By James Nash
The Columbus Dispatch
14 Jul 2007

About a third of the lawyers that Attorney General Marc Dann has brought on to represent the state have donated to his political campaigns, a Dispatch analysis shows. Of the 151 lawyers green- lighted by Dann as part of a new process designed to end “... read more...

Monday, July 02, 2007

Bancroft lawyers hold key to Dow Jones
By Matthew Karnitschnig
The Wall Street Journal Europe
02 Jul 2007

THE BANCROFT FAMILY may own a controlling stake in Dow Jones & Co., but the final decision on whether to sell the publisher of The Wall Street Journal to Rupert Murdoch could well be made by a small circle of longtime family lawyers in downtown... read more...