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Theflyonthewall.com asks NYC court for relief

NEW YORK — A Web site that publishes the stock recommendations of financial services firms has warned a judge it may be put out of business by a ruling limiting when it can report the tips.

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Peters appointed to new term on Commission

Gov. David A. Paterson appointed Justice Karen K. Peters to a four-year term on the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct, through March 31, 2014. Peters sits on the Appellate Division, Third Department, and has been a member of the Commission since 2000.

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Should you accept Paypal for legal fees?

Some lawyers are beginning to accept payment of legal fees through Paypal, the online payment company. In particular, attorneys in practice areas with direct consumer representation, such as family, immigration ...

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Avoid rookie mistakes

More lawyers are striking out on their own, either by choice or for lack of alternatives. Lawyers USA recently spoke with Kelly Jones, president of BTF Services, a small business consultant in Phoenix, Ariz., to get her top technology and financial tips for the start-up firm ...

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New York lawyers must report when client lied

A lawyer who learns after the fact that a client has lied about a material issue in a deposition in a civil case must take reasonable remedial measures — starting with counseling the client to correct the testimony, according to a New York ethics opinion.

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Bill would double Medicare fraud penalties

MIAMI — Medicare fraud suspects would face longer prison sentences under a U.S. House bill proposed Tuesday that also advocates biotechnology such as fingerprint scanning to ensure patients are getting the goods the government is billed for.

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