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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 30, 2016 – Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP (WSHB) was ranked #4 in the United States by American Lawyer in its annual Diversity Scorecard Survey. WSHB rose from 7th place last year to 4th place this year in the annual AmLaw Diversity Survey, considered the “gold standard” for rankings that ranks firms according to a score based on their combined percentage of minority lawyers and minority partners in U.S. offices. “Historically, law has not been among the most diverse of professions,” said partner Domingo Tan, Chair of WSHB’s Recruiting Committee. “This trend […]


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Michigan, USA (Law Firm Newswire) June 23, 2016 – FieldTurf, a Tarkett Sports company and a global market leader in artificial turf, announces that on June 16th a U.S. federal judge issued a permanent injunction ordering AstroTurf, LLC not to infringe FieldTurf’s U.S. Patent No. 6,723,412. The Court also appointed a third-party Special Master to oversee and monitor AstroTurf’s compliance with the injunction. These orders follow an October 2015 jury decision in this case, originally filed in June of 2010 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, in which AstroTurf was found to have “willfully” […]


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Orlanda, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 3, 2016 – Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC (The Fund) announced the Earnest/Tighe Law Firm, P.A. has been named a Member of The Fund President’s Circle. The Fund President’s Circle is comprised of an elite group of leaders within the legal profession. These top-tier law firms have received this statewide recognition because of the commitment they have shown to their clients and to The Fund. Only 100 of The Fund’s top Member firms in 2015 received this distinction. “With The Fund President’s Circle award, the Earnest/Tighe Law Firm, P.A. ranks among an elite group […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2016 – One of the nation’s top law firms for female lawyers is also one of the best in the country for minority attorneys. Legal publication Law360 honored Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP with another top ranking. The “Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys” survey ranked the top 100 law firms in the nation based on firm minority representation at the partner and non-partner levels as well as its total number of minority attorneys. Law firms on this list have made “headway in shaking up a stubbornly bleak picture of diversity […]


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Denver, CO (Law Firm Newswire) May 11, 2016 – The 14th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute is an incredible resource for those in the legal and business community dealing with critical IP issues in 2016. The Institute includes a faculty of leading IP scholars, judges from the USPTO, Intellectual Property attorneys from Denver and around the country, and corporate counsel from global companies including Anheuser-Busch, Flextronics, and eBay, Inc. With close to 500 IP attorneys expected to attend this year, this is a tremendous opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country. The 2016 Institute will […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 7, 2016 – Case # CGC 16-551805 was filed in the Superior Court of California in the County of San Francisco on May 5, 2016. The case charges Google/Alphabet/YouTube with running payback and vendetta operations in violation of anti-trust laws as part of a competitive retribution program that Google engaged in because of witness testimony, by plaintiffs, for a series of federal investigations. The specific causes of action in the case, documented at the website ourgooglelawsuit.com, include: patent infringement, intentional interference with contractual relations, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, cyber-stalking, fraud, invasion […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2016 – Paula Oliveira Brunoro is now a member of a very exclusive list. She has recently been chosen for the prestigious designation BEST OF THE BAR 2016 by San Diego’s legal community. Ms. Brunoro already has an outstanding reputation as a highly skilled business and tax attorney with extensive experience assisting a wide range of domestic and international clients. Her unusually diversified talents, including fluency in Spanish, French and Portuguese, have clearly brought her respect and admiration from her colleagues, since those selected as the BEST OF THE BAR 2016 are […]


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Phoenix, AZ (Law Firm Newswire) April 25, 2016 – An Arizona federal jury has awarded $27.6 million to a healthcare staffing company founder who claimed his allegation of internal medical billing fraud led to a retaliation plan with a highly unusual method to oust him. The total awarded on April 20 to Marc A. Wichansky, former president of Zoel Holding Co. Inc. of Phoenix, includes $14.375 million in punitive damages against his former partner, David T. Zowine. Wichansky alleged that Zowine, then the company vice president and a co-owner, breached his fiduciary duty by engaging in or concealing the fraud […]


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Los Angeles, CA (April 22, 2016) – WSHB ranked tenth in Law360’s list of “100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys,” a survey published based on the firm’s female representation at the partner and non-partner levels and its total number of female attorneys. “I’m not surprised, this place is awesome,” said Jade Tran, partner in the WSHB Orange County office. “When female attorneys talk to me about the problems they encounter at their firms, it’s such a foreign concept. I feel very lucky.” According to Law360, “For the firms that nabbed spots on the list, the number of women at […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 6, 2016 – The latest issue of Bigger Law Firm magazine has valuable information for attorneys who take seriously their firm’s data security. In Kerrie Spencer’s article, “Shield your firm from a ransomware storm,” attorneys get a primer in a potentially devastating form of malware. Ransomware is malware that restricts access to a computer system, often by encrypting its contents, and demands some form of payment in order to obtain a key that will return control of the system to its owner. Even upon payment of ransom, there is no guarantee that the […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 2, 2016 – Sanjiv N. Singh, A Professional Law Corporation (SNS PLC), acting as lead litigation and trial counsel, secured a complete dismissal of claims filed against a long time Bay Area firm and its founder. The matter arose from a multimillion dollar breach of contract dispute culminating in claims including breach of fiduciary duty against SNS PLC’s client. The case was a complex matter spanning a two year timeline and involved a related arbitration matter in which SNS PLC had also secured a favorable settlement for a third party. SNS PLC’s defense […]


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San Antonio, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 16, 2016 – Trial Lawyer Alex R. Hernandez Jr. was recently featured on the cover of Elite Attorneys San Antonio magazine. The article highlights the life of Hernandez as well as his history as a trial and business lawyer. A St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio graduate, the magazine is a plus for the school, for San Antonio, and features the success of Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Contact: Alex Hernandez Jr. 300 Convent, Suite 1330 San Antonio, TX 78205 Ph:(210) 529-8411


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) February 04, 2016 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the Ivy Asset Strategy Fund and the Waddell and Reed Asset Strategy Fund for potential breaches of fiduciary duties to shareholders. The Ivy Asset Strategy Fund and the Waddell & Reed Asset Strategy Fund are total return mutual funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Both funds are managed by subsidiaries of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., a public company with over $71 billion under management. The Funds’ symbols are Ivy Asset Strategy: WASAX, WASBX and WASCX; and Waddell & Reed […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 19, 2016 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the Waddell and Reed’s Ivy High Income Fund for excessive risk and lack of disclosure. The Ivy High Income Fund is a high yield debt mutual fund that is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. It is managed by a subsidiary of Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., a public company with over $71 billion under management, and has retail and institutional share classes (Fund symbols: WHIAX, WHIBX and WRHIX). On December 15, 2015, Bloomberg News reported that Waddell & Reed Financial […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) January 19, 2016 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating various high yield bond funds listed below for potential securities law suitability violations. Since 2009, many investors, particularly retirees or those seeking income, have invested in high yield bond and income mutual funds on the advice of their broker or financial advisor. These high yield funds were sold as secure, high quality income-generating investments that had modest risk. In truth, high yield bond and income mutual funds can be high risk and speculative due to their concentration in unrated or below investment grade-rated […]


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New York, New York: Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating the Third Avenue Focused Credit Institutional Fund (TFCIX) and Investor Fund (TFCVX) for potential securities fraud violations. The Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund is a high yield and distressed debt mutual fund that is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. It is managed by Third Avenue Management LLC, headquartered in New York, New York, and has both retail and institutional share classes. On December 9, 2015, shareholders in the Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund received a letter notifying them that the Board of Trustees had decided to […]


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New York, New York (Law Firm Newswire) December 11, 2015 – Zamansky LLC announces that it is investigating investor losses from oil, gas and energy stocks, master limited partnerships (“MLPs”) and funds, including those listed below. Over the last year, these investments have fallen 50% and more, and many are cutting their distributions to investors so that they are no longer high-yield, income investments. Many income-seeking investors, particularly retirees, were advised by their brokers and financial advisors to invest in these stocks and funds because there were supposedly safe and secure income-generating investments, similar to bonds, with modest risk. Many […]


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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 8, 2015 – Adviatech, the parent company of law firm marketing brands SEO | Law Firm and Custom Legal Marketing (CLM), has merged their two core brands together to create CLM Grow. When Adviatech launched SEO | Law Firm in 2007, it quickly became the flagship brand of the online marketing company. In 2013, the company created Custom Legal Marketing as a spinoff of SEO | Law Firm’s Large Firm Marketing service. As the attorney website design and law firm marketing processes have evolved, the lines have blurred between the two services. SEO […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 8, 2015 – Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP, a national law firm with 18 offices nationwide, announces attorney Kelly Waters will join its New Jersey office as partner effective immediately. Waters brings more than 20 years of litigation expertise defending product liability, general liability and commercial matters in state and federal courts in New Jersey and New York. In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Waters also serves as a Municipal Court Judge in the Township of Union, New Jersey. Waters has defended major manufacturers of motor vehicles and motorcycles, pharmaceuticals and […]


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Sacramento, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 1, 2015 – Sexual harassment/assault in the workplace or a college milieu is illegal. Recently, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a California bill that would have mandated a minimum two-year suspension for students found guilty of sexual assault on college campuses, saying instead that such matters should be addressed not by the government but by the campus disciplinary process. It has taken years for the allegations of sexual harassment and assault victims on campuses across the nation to finally be heard in a way that has garnered enough attention to make changes to university and […]


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