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  • Supreme Court Limits Class Action Cases: Business of Law

    The U.S. Supreme Court limited shareholder class actions, stopping short of abolishing such cases altogether, in a case involving Halliburton Co.

  • Shareholder Class-Action Suits Curbed by U.S. High Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court tightened the limits on class-action lawsuits by shareholders, giving a partial victory to Halliburton Co. while stopping short of abolishing those suits altogether.

  • Highway Guardrails Are Deadly Spears on Impact, Says Whistleblower

    Before dawn on Feb. 23, Darius Williams ran his Nissan Sentra off a North Carolina interstate at 80 miles per hour. A length of guardrail pierced his door, according to the police report, driving the 24-year-old’s body into the opposite back seat.

  • Ex-AIG Chief Must Face N.Y. Suit Seeking Industry Ban

    Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, the former chairman of American International Group Inc., lost a bid to throw out the New York attorney general’s 2005 lawsuit over alleged sham transactions intended to inflate the insurer’s financial health.

  • Lawyer Suing Bank of China Brings ‘Private CIA’ to Boies

    Fresh off a stint as a counter- terrorism adviser on Bill Clinton’s National Security Council, attorney Lee Wolosky was hoping to return to law. Most firms, he says, saw a guy with a two-year experience gap who’d need to start near the bottom.

  • Gay Marriage Foes Argue Against Tide for Virginia’s Ban

    A bid to revive Virginia’s gay- marriage ban follows a series of defeats this year for opponents of same-sex unions, after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June triggered challenges to restrictions nationwide.

  • Boies-Olson Legal Pair Proud Allies on Same-Sex Marriage

    Attorneys David Boies and Theodore Olson, adversaries in the 2000 U.S. Supreme Court battle over the presidential election vote count and allies in the fight to legalize gay marriage in California, agreed again about same-sex unions.

  • Boies Likens AIG Takeover to Firefighters Seizing Goods

    David Boies, the attorney suing the U.S. over American International Group Inc.’s bailout, said the firm’s takeover was an abuse of authority similar to firefighters seizing possessions they rescued from a flood.

  • Argentine Bondholders Hire Boies to Fight Holdouts, Nacion Says

    A group of 10 institutional investors that own Argentina’s restructured bonds has hired U.S. lawyer David Boies to advise them on how to prevent a case involving holders of the country’s defaulted debt triggering a fresh default by the South American country, newspaper La Nacion said, citing two people familiar with the matter.

  • Virginia Gay-Marriage Ban Faces Boies-Olson Legal Team

    Virginia’s ban on gay marriages is an unconstitutional wall built around same-sex couples and must be struck down, said Ted Olson, a former solicitor general for President George W. Bush who helped trigger a national wave of lawsuits challenging similar laws.

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