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A US Judicial Conference Committee has updated the model set of jury instructions federal judges use to deter jurors from using social media to research or communicate about cases on which they serve. The new guidelines provide detailed explanations of the consequences of social media use during a trial, along with recommendations for repeated reminders of the ban on social media usage.

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority, which regulates solicitors in England and Wales, is to cease development of a database of retired solicitors who wish to remain on the Roll. Apparently, the Roll a costa lot.

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The bribery was the least of the worries of California lawyer Alfred Nash Villalobos, 46. It was the reason he was paid USD50,000 that really annoyed prosecutors and the Judge.

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The SAAB saga (no, that's not a new model) is still not over, despite news that a sale has been arranged.

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Dany Bahar has been fired from Lotus. No one is saying exactly why, at least not in public. But it all comes down to two things: money and ambition.

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Dewey Ballentine was one of the bluest of blue chip law firms. LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae was an upstart that grew rapidly and gathered large clients like a farmer gathers hay. In 2007, the firms decided to merge creating Dewey & LeBoeuf, one of the largest law firms in the world. Yesterday, it put itself into the hands of receivers under the USA's Chapter 11 provisions.

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Users who downloaded copies of Angry Birds and other software for their mobile phones from websites other than Google's Play (formerly Android Market) have in some cases found themselves being charged GBP15 every time the open the app on a phone.

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A lawyer, formerly with Baker & McKenzie in New York has pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiracy to commit securities fraud while with the firm.

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Polk, a market research company, has produced a report that says that many owners of hybrid cars won't make the same purchasing decision again.

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Research by Australian Newspaper News.Com.Au has turned up a hidden problem with electric cars: if the battery goes flat, it might not be possible to recharge it, resulting in a very expensive - and not at all ecoologically friendly - replacement

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