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Impact of health care reform

The experts are still trying to assess the impact of recently passed health care reform on the U.S. health industry, but one truth is already apparent: Reform clearly will mean more work for lawyers and accountants.

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Confirmation will stall delayed bills

First it was the health care bill. Now it is the financial reform package. And soon, authors and advocates of key pieces of legislation important to lawyers will face yet another obstacle to getting those bills to a final vote: the confirmation process for Elena Kagan ...

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Warrant opponents vow to fight on

Opponents of Rochester’s controversial rental home inspection law vowed to fight two administrative search warrants handed down by state Supreme Court Justice Thomas Stander last week.

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Litigation prenup can preempt nasty disputes

The concept of efficient litigation may seem a bit foreign to attorneys. “It’s been the holy grail,” Milwaukee lawyer Paul F. Heaton said recently. To that end, Heaton and others are embracing an evolving concept that attempts to curb litigation costs prior to trial.

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Kagan tapped

Noting Solicitor General Elana Kagan’s youth, energy, sterling resume and gender, local attorneys and Sen. Kristen Gillibrand see President Obama’s Supreme Court pick as a good choice to replace Justice John Paul Stevens ...

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Oswego County vacancy filled

The Hon. David J. Roman was confirmed by the New York State Senate on Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the Oswego County Court bench. He was tapped by Gov. Paterson for the post last month.

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