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Prosecutors ask for 33 months in jail for Weiss

May 24, 2008 Federal prosecutors on Friday recommended Melvyn Weiss, the long-reigning king of multibillion-dollar U.S. class action litigation, spend no more than 33 months in jail for paying secret kickbacks to clients. Weiss,…

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Brad Karp Elected Next Chairman of Paul Weiss

May 10, 2008 New York-based Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced that Brad S. Karp, age 48, has been elected as the new Chair of the firm, effective January 1, 2009. He will succeed Alfred D. Youngwood, who has been…

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Milberg Weiss ditches "Weiss" after guilty plea

Mar 25, 2008 US class action heavyweight Milberg Weiss has dumped “Weiss” from its title after name partner, plaintiff litigation legend Melvyn Weiss, agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges. The firm has taken the step…

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N.Y. Law Firms Wanna Be Just Like Obama

Feb 8, 2008 The New York Observer has answered a burning political question that never occurred to us, at least until now: “If the major presidential candidates were top New York law firms, which ones would they be?”. Who would…

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Class action lawyers scoop record $464m fees

Jan 1, 2008 Class action lawyers pursuing Tyco International on behalf of shareholders have been awarded nearly half a billion dollars in fees, the largest legal payday in history. The $464 million (£232 million) award, which has…

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