Top 10 Stories: ABA Journal Weekly Newsletter March 21, 2008

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Law Firms
Melvyn Weiss to Plead Guilty; His Ex-Firm Changes Its Name Mar 20, 2008, 05:39 am CDT
Updated: Pioneering securities class-action lawyer Melvyn Weiss has agreed to pay $10 million in fines and penalties and to serve up to 33 months in prison to resolve charges that he paid kickbacks to lead plaintiffs… Continue reading.


Legal Ethics
Small Pa. Law Firm Hit With $5.2M Overbilling Judgment Mar 17, 2008, 02:27 pm CDT

Layoffs Thelen Cuts 26 Associates, 85 Staffers Mar 20, 2008, 06:15 am CDT
In-house Counsel ‘Feeding Frenzy’ Over Expected Lawyer Layoffs at Bear Stearns Mar 20, 2008, 10:30 am CDT
Tax Law Gambler Hits Jackpot in IRS Case, Sets Tax Precedent Mar 17, 2008, 06:21 pm CDT

Law Firms How Blackwell Sanders Cut Attrition in Half Mar 18, 2008, 04:18 pm CDT

BigLaw ‘Ghetto’? Former Staff Attorney Raps Covington’s D.C. Office Mar 18, 2008, 12:30 pm CDT

Legal Ethics Lawyer Suspended After Second Paralegal Steals From Client Account Mar 18, 2008, 09:14 am CDT
Work/Life Balance More Law Firms Boost Maternity Leave to 18 Weeks Mar 18, 2008, 06:58 am CDT

Consumer Law
N.J. Prosecutors Investigate JuicyCampus Site

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