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Denton Wilde Sapte has a new Asia strategy: Get out. The U.K. firm is withdrawing entirely from the continent, shutting down offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Singapore and Tokyo. There are “better business opportunities” elsewhere, said Chairman James Dallas. The move impacts 12 partners and about 50 lawyers … A hit-and-run driver claimed the life of a Detroit judge this week. A fast-moving, dark-colored vehicle smashed into District Court Judge John R. Perry about 9 p.m. Monday, as he was crossing the street. The driver swerved repeatedly to shake the judge off the hood of the car, witnesses say. Police have no suspects in the case … The SEC voted unanimously Tuesday to require mutual funds to disclose their policies on market timing. The new rule, to take effect Dec. 5, will force funds to reveal whether they allow the rapid buying and selling of shares … Close enough, declared the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, as it voted to stay the execution of a Texas man. Convicted killer Michael Rosales has an IQ of 73 �- three points above the usual threshold. Defense counsel, including Philip Wischkaemper, had argued that justices should factor in a five-point margin of error on the test … Getting paid has become a big problem for an Arizona attorney defending a former prosecutor from disbarment. Pima County had promised $25,000 toward the costs of defending Kenneth Peasley. But defense attorney James Stuehringer blew through that ceiling more than $100,000 ago. Tuesday, the state Court of Appeals ruled that the county is not liable for the difference. Peasley retired last year, one day after the state Supreme Court recommended he be disbarred for allowing a police officer to lie in two capital murder trials. – Lori Patel

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