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KKR Financial CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking AlphaAugust 2, 2011

As previously announced, in early July, we upsized CLO 2011-1 from a $400 million secured financing transaction with $600 million secured financing transaction. CLO 2011-1 initially closed on March 31st and represented a private CLO transaction, ...more »

Valdez Couple Indicted For Tax Crimes
SitNewsAugust 2, 2011

(SitNews) Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that a couple from Valdez were indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage with attempted evasion of federal taxes and with failing to file a tax return. ...more »

Business Law News and Stories

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New on DVD, Aug. 26
San Francisco ChronicleAugust 25, 2011

M. LaSalle POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold A droll documentary by Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me") about the ubiquity of advertising and the mechanics of product placement. The movie's subject is its own funding - Spurlock raised ...more »

Federal Contracts
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contract fraud at Al Aweer scout camp
gulfnews.comAugust 28, 2011

The first contract, which was written on April 5, 2006, was a partnership deal between the Ministry of Education, represented by its then Undersecretary of Activities Affairs, and Emirates Hobbies Association, represented by its head. ...more »

Antitrust Law, Domestic
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Regenerating Heart Muscle
UC Los AngelesAugust 10, 2011

... Daily News reported Tuesday that the UCLA School of Law has received a $10 million gift from education reform advocate and philanthropist Lowell Milken, which will be used to establish the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy. ...more »

Federal Grants
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Did the Democrats Miss Chance To Protect Reform Law?
California HealthlineAugust 17, 2011

Five other states have received such grants (Politico, 8/9). The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a proposed amendment to the state constitution to block implementation of the federal health reform law can appear on the ballot in November. ...more »

Foreign Investments
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What "Is" is When It Comes to Foreign Ownership and US Airlines
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)August 17, 2011

This isn't the first time big foreign investment dollars got sucked into the engines of the Dallas-based airline. In 2006, the Iceland investment company FLGroup, bought nearly as many shares, held them for a little over a year and then sold nearly all ...more »

Banking Law
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Yuan internationalization takes off in Hong Kong
Reuters Blogs (blog)August 31, 2011

Rocked by ongoing inflationary pressure, credit concerns and volatile equities markets, businesses are banking on yuan-denominated bond issuances to boost their capital base. Last month, Australia's Agincourt Capital Management LLC issued A$500 million ...more »

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Rockies' Aaron Cook delivers best outing in blowout of Marlins
Denver PostAugust 18, 2011

For now, the only certainty is that Cook, whose 72 wins are the most in franchise history, wants to return to the only organization he has ever known. While Cook was struggling at home, Florida's Ricky Nolasco was 5-0 with a 2.13 ERA in his career ...more »

Business Formation
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Neoprobe Completes Sale of Gamma Detection Device Business to Devicor Medical ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 17, 2011

The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. Neoprobe Corporation Brent Larson, 614-822-2330 Sr. VP & CFO or Investor Relations LifeSci Advisors Michael Rice, 201-408-4923 or Public Relations/Media ...more »

Institutional Investing
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Push to move the transportation referendum date fails
WABEAugust 25, 2011

When the state passed the Transportation Investment Act last year, the date was set in law. The election would be held on the date of 2012 state-wide primary. But since then some supporters of the additional penny sales tax have campaigned for the ...more »

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NACDL Files SCOTUS Amicus Brief in Ian Norris Case
Corporate CounselAugust 25, 2011

... year for witness tampering in a case that is being closely watched in legal, business, and diplomatic circles here and abroad. Norris, the first foreign national ever extradited on an application from the US Justice Department's antitrust division, ...more »

Fundraising Strategy: Write Your Own Law
The Nonprofit QuarterlyAugust 25, 2011

Of course, powerful for-profit companies do the same thing (the TU pointed to AT&T drafting telecommunications legislation and medical interests writing alternatives on tort reform). Maybe it's good that nonprofits are developing their own bill-writing ...more »

Commercial Bankruptcy
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Longboat under construction
Longboat Key NewsAugust 20, 2011

The association won in lower courts last year, and subsequently Klauber entered Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the partnership agreement was dissolved and the unit owners were left free to choose a developer to engage. They undertook that process. ...more »

Internal Investigative Services
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What To Know About Internal Investigations
Boardmember.comAugust 31, 2011

It is recommended that the committee, which bears full responsibility for the investigation, remain independent in fact and appearance to maintain credibility. In addition to retaining counsel, the committee should also consider retaining forensic ...more »

Commercial Leasing
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MDxHealth establishes US CLIA laboratory in Irvine, CA, and makes key hires to ...
CisionWire (press release)August 18, 2011

DURHAM, NC, and LIEGE, BELGIUM - August 18, 2011 - MDxHealth SA (NYSE Euronext: MDXH), a leading molecular diagnostics company in the field of personalized medicine, announced today that it has signed a lease agreement for a state-of- the-art ...more »

International Transactions
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On AT&T, DOJ Chooses Law Over Politics
Wall Street JournalAugust 31, 2011

But good corporate citizenry and lobbying expertise aren't the only criteria. And as the Justice Department's court challenge to the deal Wednesday demonstrated, the deal was always long on hype for how it would help consumers, and short on robust ...more »

Communications & Media
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Ofcom decision appeals process will be streamlined, Government says
Out-Law.comAugust 22, 2011

In the UK telecoms companies can appeal against some decisions taken by Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, under the provisions of the Communications Act, including on issues about price control. The Act states that the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) ...more »

Humane Society touts licensing program as value for pet owners, taxpayers
Kitsap SunAugust 27, 2011

"When you use a strict enforcement model, compliance with the law in general is low," Shapley said. Calgary's model relied on marketing the value of licensing. Ads ran with pictures of animals and a headline saying "My license is my ticket home. ...more »

Construction & Development
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Passion For Early TV Leads To Emmy Nods
TV News CheckAugust 16, 2011

We had a set builder build the set. We brought in cameras from the period. We set everyone in period clothing, haircuts, glasses; it was an extensive effort to make it look accurate. "We wanted to bring the audience into what was happening at that time ...more »

Locating Funds
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Mt. Diablo school bond oversight committee member alleges misuse of money
San Jose Mercury NewsAugust 20, 2011

"Under the law, any abuse of funds needs to be disclosed to the public promptly. Time is of the essence. In the meantime, they're out spending the money." For more than a month, Minyen has been asking questions about what she says are irregularities in ...more »

Contracts Involving State & Minicipality
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Hargraves Joins Gallop, Johnson & Neuman as an Associate in the Business Law...
dBusinessNews St. Louis (press release)August 17, 2011

St.Louis - The business law firm Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, LC is pleased to announce that Julia M. Hargraves has joined the firm as a new associate in the Business Law Department. Ms. Hargraves will focus her practice on corporate governance, ...more »

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
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Clorox Issues Statement
MarketWatch (press release)August 30, 2011

... the ability of the company to implement and generate expected savings from its programs to reduce costs; the success of the company's strategies; risks relating to acquisitions, mergers, divestitures and joint ventures; the ability of the company ...more »

Corporate Finance & Taxation
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Dave Sather's Money Matters: What is fair taxation?
Victoria AdvocateAugust 24, 2011

On Aug. 14 Warren Buffett penned an article in the New York Times stating it was time for the rich to pay more in taxes. As you can imagine, this set off a fire storm of comments both pro and con. Buffett's comments come at a time when ...more »

Non-Profit Corporations
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Appeals Court Weighs In on Prisoners' Lawsuits
New York TimesAugust 27, 2011

A nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization providing local coverage of Chicago and the surrounding area for The New York Times. There's great news for Rod R. Blagojevich from the federal courthouse in Chicago: An appeals panel has ...more »

Creditor's Rights
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Thorp Reed & Armstrong Opens Office in Wilmington, Delaware
Business Wire (press release)August 15, 2011

Ms. Grivner joins Thorp Reed from the Wilmington, Delaware firm of Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard where she focused her practice on bankruptcy and creditors' rights, including several representations of debtors, creditors' committees and trade ...more »

Professional Corporations
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Hotel Lawyer with more on M Waikiki Edition lawsuit against Marriott - What ...
Hotel LawAugust 22, 2011

Robert Braun is a partner in JMBM's Corporate Department and a senior member of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® -- a team of 50 seasoned professionals with more than $60 billion of hotel transactional experience, involving more than 1300 properties ...more »

Customs Disputes
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Orlando, FL Litigation Attorney William B. Pringle III, PA Launches New Website
BenzingaAugust 11, 2011

Founded in 1988, the firm concentrates in commercial litigation and business transactional matters. The firm has represented clients in matters ranging from small commercial disputes to multi-million dollar complex commercial litigation matters in ...more »

Public Offerings
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Appeals court critical of JCPS student assignment plan
Louisville Courier-JournalAugust 25, 2011

Kentucky Court of Appeals hears arguments about Louisville's Jefferson County Public Schools student plan. FULL PROCEEDINGS-Ky Appeals Court Arguments in JCP... Judge Kelly Thompson addresses a question to JCPS Board of Education defense attorney Byron ...more »

Debt Collection
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New York Jets backup quarterback ready to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Bankruptcy HomeAugust 18, 2011

Mark Brunell, former starting quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League, filed for protection under Chapter 11 bankruptcy law in June 2010 and is expected to exit the case in 30 to 45 days, according to ...more »

State & Minicipal Bonds
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Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond Welcomes Gregory C. Johnson
PR Web (press release)August 30, 2011

He has substantial experience in all aspects of business law and will continue to focus his practice at SSRL on corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions and real estate matters. Throughout his career, Johnson gained the trust of his clients by ...more »

Debt Settlement
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Exclusive Spanish Trail Country Club files for bankruptcy
VEGAS INCAugust 25, 2011

... Frank Schreck, Fred Smith, Jack Sommer, Tito Tiberti, Mark Tratos and William Urga, to name just a few. A request for comment on the bankruptcy was placed with Spanish Trail Country Club as well as its law firm, the Las Vegas firm Gordon Silver.more »

Trade Associations
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Trade Compliance Law Masters Degrees to be Offered at Dunlap-Stone University
MMD Newswire (press release)August 11, 2011

M. - US Regulatory Trade Law and the MS - Trade Compliance. They will commence enrolling students in early 2012, or as soon as the programs gain final approval from the school's accrediting body, the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education ...more »

Directors' & Officers' Liability
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Fairgrounds official steered insurance business to board member
The TennesseanAugust 12, 2011

Nashville Expo Center Director of Events Steve Burton recommended to an unknown number of customers over the past two years that they buy liability insurance policies, a requirement of all fairgrounds event contracts, from board member Charles Sueing. ...more »

Unfair Competition
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Strauss-Kahn, Spitzer, Motorola, Bank of America in Court News
BloombergAugust 23, 2011

The National Arbitration Forum Inc., based in Minneapolis, employed unfair business practices while administering arbitrations for consumer who owed credit-card debt to the unit, according to the lawsuit. FIA agreed not to use the mediation service in ...more »

False Advertising
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Pandora Gains on Subscriptions and Mobile Ads
New York TimesAugust 26, 2011

In its first quarterly earnings since going public, Pandora Media, the company behind the Internet radio service, reported increased revenue on Thursday, as well as growth in subscriptions and mobile advertising. ...more »

Venture Capital
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Venture capital deals climb in Ohio (blog)August 24, 2011

Venture capital deals in Ohio are on the rise, according to a new report from David Willbrand of Cincinnati law firm Thompson Hine . Venture capital firms invested $240 million in Ohio over the past year through the end of June, said Willbrand, ...more »


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