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Editor: Myanna Dellinger
University of South Dakota School of Law

Thursday, February 10, 2005

News in brief

Two big law firms will get even bigger, as San Fran’s Pillsbury Winthrop and D.C.’s Shaw Pittman agree to a merger.

Singer Britney Spears sue her insurance carriers for nearly $10 million, after they refuse to pay on a policy covering a canceled tour.

The New York Transit Authority issues a $143 million contract to Unisys Corp. for "desktop support services."

The Peruvian government cancels a water-services privatization contract with the French firm Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux.

Roads will stay open in Ohio, as unionized turnpike toll collectors and maintenance workers agree to a new contract.

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, hoping to "reach out" to GOP senators pushing tort reform, hires a new chief executive—from Howard Dean’s presidential campaign.

A grand jury decides not to indict a man prosecuted for telling really lame lawyer jokes at a Long Island courthouse.

An heir to the Morton Salt fortune and the Gibson Dunn law firm have been hit with a $23 million judgment for a baseless lawsuit against an art expert.

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