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Duane Morris opens shop in Vietnam

Duane Morris, LLP, 103-year-old law firm, opened offices in Vietnam's two principal cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The Vietnam expansion follows the firm's move to strengthen its foothold in Asia as well as newer markets. Earlier in January, the firm opened an office in Singapore.

Duane Morris partner and former Mexican Ambassador to Singapore Eduardo Ramos-Gómez, who also leads the Singapore office, will head the firm's Vietnam arm. The new office will practice in corporate finance, project finance, energy, cross-border transactions, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and telecommunications. One of the few U.S.-based firms in Vietnam, Duane Morris lawyers and staff in its new office are fluent with all major local languages. Attorneys, Chris Muessel and Oliver Massmann will join as partners, while Giles T. Cooper will join the firm as counsel.

One of the largest law firms in the world, Duane Morris is a full-service firm, which has more than 600 lawyers, besides 100 independent professional affiliates employed in other disciplines.

Kilpatrick selects major IT firm Sophos for IT support
Kilpatrick Stockton has chosen Sophos Endpoint Security & Control, a world leader in IT security and control, to protect its desktops with anti-viruses as a one desktop security solution.

The firm included Sophos Premium Support Service to its license. Sophos will incorporate a Service Level Agreement in addition to the 24/7 unlimited supports, round the year. Sophos was chosen based on its intuitive console, small and uncomplicated updates, integrated spyware and adware protection, and the ability to control applications. Kilpatrick, realizing the advantage of purchasing a software solution that updates automatically, purchased the solution to protect their desktops from viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, adware, potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), and hackers. Earlier, Kilpatrick Stockton used a separate anti-adware solution along with a security solution to stop viruses and spyware. To deploy Sophos, Kilpatrick used the Sophos Competitor Removal Tool, for seamless transition.


Man sues God; Court dismisses case, ruling He does not have an address
A Romanian convict, serving 20 years for murder, lost a suit filed against God-the court contending Gods address was not known. Pavel Mircea, 40, sued God for fraud and betrayal of trust, when He failed to answer his prayers. According to Mircea, he had a contract with God when he was baptized. The defendant was supposed to protect Mircea from all evils but did not keep his promise. Moreover, God gave Mircea to Satan who instigated the man to kill. The convict also demanded compensation for the monies he spent on candles and church services. Apparently, his demands were not honored. The legal proceedings against God, which were going on since 2005, finally ended when the court in Timisoara dismissed the case, decreeing, "God is not subject to law and does not have an address."

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