Aronberg files Class Action Filed vs. Smith Barney

Feb. 23rd, 2011   /  

FLORIDA CLASS ACTION FILED AGAINST SMITH BARNEY FOR IMPROPERLY RECOMMENDING FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC The Law Offices of Aronberg, Aronberg & Green announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit in Palm Beach County, Florida on September 15, 2008, on behalf of all Florida customers of Citigroup/Smith Barney brokerage who were improperly placed…

Were Mortgage Borrowers Tricked?

Feb. 23rd, 2011   /  

John Pacenti 07-10-2008 Denise Bennett, like many Americans during the boom times of the housing market, decided to refinance her home. She wanted to go from an adjustable rate mortgage to a 30-year fixed loan to pull some equity out of the West Park, Fla., home she inherited from her parents so she could pay…

Insurance Companies Raise Rates

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By M.P. MCQUEEN July 1, 2008 Scientists say the jury is still out on whether rising sea temperatures will cause more hurricanes to hit U.S. coastlines. Yet some insurance companies are boosting premiums based on assumptions that they will. Others are withdrawing from coastal communities altogether. Last year, Leanne Lord of Marion, Mass., decided to…

Florida Courts Raise Fees

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Attorneys Predict Hardship From Hikes in Fla. Court Fees Bud Newman 07-01-2008 “Justice is going to be very expensive.” That is how David Mankin, supervising attorney in the housing unit of Broward Legal Services in Plantation, Fla., describes the impact — particularly on the poor — of legislatively mandated increases in 144 court fees taking…

NBA Referee Bets on Basketball?

Feb. 23rd, 2011   /  

Hoop Schemes: Disgraced NBA Ref Says the League Wants $1 Million, Fixed Games Brian Baxter The American Lawyer June 12, 2008 Did Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz bill $1 million worth of hours on an internal National Basketball Association investigation that the firm has yet to make public? That’s what a letter filed in federal…

Motorcycle Deaths On Rise

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By John Yaukey and Robert Benincasa, Gannett News Service WASHINGTON — Death rates from motorcycle crashes have risen steadily since states began weakening helmet laws about a decade ago, according to a Gannett News Service analysis of federal accident reports. As deaths have increased, so has the proportion of older riders killed. Dying on a…

Technology In Trial

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By Larry Cohan The Legal Intelligencer July 16, 2008 A few years ago, many lawyers lacked the fundamental tools to effectively use technology to present evidence in a complex medical malpractice case. Records were blown up, mounted on boards and manually held up for the jury’s review. As courtroom presentation technology has evolved, more and…

Using Powerpoint Effectively in Trial

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Craig Ball Law Technology News Whenever I give a speech, someone always asks, “What presentation software do you use?” They hardly believe it when I respond, “Just PowerPoint.” They’re just so accustomed to presentations made in that torturous way I call, “Death by PowerPoint.” That’s a shame because Microsoft Corp.’s PowerPoint is capable of so…

Law Office Technology

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How IT Is Transforming Legal Services David Curle Law Technology News June 24, 2008 Access to information is a dangerous thing — to the people who have previously benefited from controlling the information. Just ask former travel agents driven out of business by passengers who now have access to the fares, schedules and booking systems…

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