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Bob Clifford to Defend Socrates at Re-Trial in Chicago

January 23, 2013 An all-star cast of Chicago legal luminaries will be taking part in the "re-trial" of Socrates, the Greek philosopher who was tried and convicted in Athens on corrupting youth thousands of years ago. Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, along with Dan Webb, chairman at Winston & Strawn, will be representing Socrates in a trial testing freedom of speech....
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Clifford Law Offices Sponsors Two-Hour Free Webinar on Ethics of Witness Preparation

January 23, 2013 Clifford Law Offices, a nationally renown personal injury and wrongful death law firm, is once again sponsoring a two-hour free webinar that provides professional responsibility credit. "Ethics of Witness Preparation for Deposition and Trial" will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at DePaul University College of Law, DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 8005, Chicago. Last year more than...
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All 50 Dreamliners Grounded Across the World; U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Says 1,000% Safety Necessary

All 787 aircraft in operation around the world, 50 of them total, have been grounded in the wake of the multiple problems with its lithium ion battery. A series of overheating batteries that run the plane's electrical system led to a comprehensive inspection of the major systems of the high tech aircraft, a grounding of the jets in Japan, then in the U.S. and now...
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Boeing Halts Delivery of Dreamliners

In the wake of all the problems that Chicago-based 787 Dreamliners have experienced in the past few weeks, aircraft maker Boeing announced Friday (1/18/13) that it will halt the delivery of the troubled new, high-tech jet until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provides guidance on how to make its batteries compliant. In a statement, a Boeing spokesman said, "We will not deliver 787s until the...
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FAA Considering Rules Limiting Pilots’ Electronics Use

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a rule for pilots that would ban use of electronics while working. The proposed rule would prohibit flight crew members from using a personal wireless communications device or laptop computer for personal use "while at their duty station on the flight deck while the aircraft is being operated." As reported in the Federal Register, the rule "is intended...
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