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Flat as a tea biscuit. Revenues at Allen & Overy, the U.K.’s fourth-largest firm, are expected to total � 649 million, an almost imperceptible rise over last year’s billings. The still-tentative figure would mean a slight drop in per-partner profits for the 1,700-lawyer firm. That’s typical for big London firms these days, reports TheLawyer.com … Class dismissed was the message from Mississippi’s Supreme Court, as it tossed a $48 million award against the maker of Propulsid. In a 6-1 decision, the court agreed that 10 claims against Janssen Pharmaceutica should be unbundled and retried individually … He hasn’t practiced law in years. Still, former Oregon Gov. Neil Goldschmidt could lose his license. The Oregon State Bar is considering discipline for the Portland power broker, who recently admitted to having had an affair with his 14-year-old babysitter three decades ago, when he served as mayor of the river town … A county health board caught one in the teeth as the Washington Supreme Court ruled it had no authority to require fluoride in local water. The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health had adopted the rule two years ago, hoping to save on medical and dental costs. Right goal, wrong jurisdiction, ruled the court, which found that water decisions should come from the water board. Outgoing justice and bodybuilder Faith Ireland provided the lone dissent, arguing that a health board should be able to police any matter pertaining to health … Who needs money when you haven’t got time? North Carolina’s Elon University has announced it’s moving ahead with plans to create a law school in Greensboro, despite a $4 million gap in targeted funds. The small Christian school is racing against as many as three universities to build the state’s next law school. – Lori Patel

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