Daily Archives: January 13, 2009

Grudging respect devolves into grudge match

Lawyers in the Exxon case have focused non-stop on the same case going on four months now. Preparation begins early in the morning and some days ends near midnight. Exxon’s lead lawyers fly back and forth from their home in ...

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Snider’s ‘Ciao to Chao’ party

A Baltimore plaintiff’s-side employment law firm paid for Labor Department employees to hold a party celebrating the imminent departure of their boss, Secretary Elaine Chao, complete with a “Ciao to Chao” cake and a round of “Na na na na, ...

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More rough times for retail in 2009

At this year’s National Retail Federation convention in New York City, Tuesday’s sessions seemed to be all about one thing: how bad will 2009 be and what can we do to hang on? As Moody’s Chief Economist Mark Zandi put ...

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Too late to go back on digital switch

We’re a little more than a month away from the country’s television broadcasters switching from analog to digital signals. With each passing day it seems there’s another story about a bump in the road, or about an official or trade ...

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Final comments on proposed LNG plant

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has gotten more than a handful of letters from concerned citizens and environmentalists asking the group for more time to comment on its complex and lengthy final review of the proposed Sparrows Point LNG plant. ...

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Brake-makers defend their asbestos win

A lawyer for alleged asbestos victims urged the Court of Appeals on Tuesday to revive a lawsuit against three manufacturers of industrial-brake parts, saying dust emitted from the brakes killed three men who worked under the equipment at Bethlehem Steel Corp.

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