Monthly Archives: August 2010

DEEPWATER HORIZON Reform Legislation in U.S. Congress Impacts All Maritime Commerce


Few realize that the DEEPWATER HORIZON reform legislation proposed in both the House and Senate in the U.S. Congress will have a broad impact on ALL MARITIME COMMERCE — from the shipper, to their insurer and ultimately to the consumer. Continue reading

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Winston & Strawn Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief Urging Court To Allow Prisoners Monetary Damages for Religious Rights Abuses


“Texas’ solution typically has been to simply move prisoners filing religious freedom lawsuits from prison to prison, thus making prisoners’ pending cases moot. Poof! Problem solved,” said Gene Schaerr, firm-wide chair of Appellate and Critical Motions practice at Winston & Strawn LLP. Continue reading

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