K&L Gates in Talks with Australian Law Firm

Thomson Reuters; August 17, 2012 (Reuters) – Seeking to strengthen its position in the Asia-Pacific region, the Pittsburgh-based law firm K&L Gates has engaged in discussions to acquire the smaller Australian full service commercial law firm Middletons. If a deal … Continue reading

Pussy Riot Members Face Threat of Violence in Russian Jail, Lawyer Warns

The Guardian; August 21, 2012 A lawyer for Pussy Riot has warned that three members of the feminist punk band sentenced to jail last week could face violence and discrimination because of the intense state campaign against them. “For half … Continue reading

Report Says New York Set to Allow Fracking After Labor Day

NewsInferno; August 21, 2012 Environmental regulators in New York are set to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas in the state and guidelines for drilling should be available just after Labor Day. According to a CBS News report, the … Continue reading

Yaz, Yasmin Among Drugs Named in Most Lawsuits in 2011

NewsInferno; August 17, 2012 A report issued earlier this summer revealed that together, the Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills were named in more lawsuits than almost any other medication marketed in the U.S.  That year, Yaz and Yasmin were … Continue reading

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