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Rose Walker Adds Commercial Litigation, White-Collar Lawyer in Dallas
PR Newswire (press release)August 2, 2011

2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Experienced trial attorney Jody Rudman has joined Dallas' Rose Walker, LLP, where her practice involves all manner of business and commercial litigation and white-collar representation. Ms. Rudman joins the firm with an ...more »

NIC Earns Nine Cents Per Share in Second Quarter 2011; Total Revenues Increase ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 2, 2011

... other third-party costs in the second quarter of 2011 in connection with the previously disclosed SEC investigation and related matters, net of $0.6 million of reimbursement from the Company's directors' and officers' liability insurance carrier. ...more »

Business Law News and Stories

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DA urges Hawks to probe Ferrostaal
Independent OnlineAugust 23, 2011

Dramat wrote to DA MP David Maynier that the report by business law firm Debevoise & Plimpton was marked privileged and confidential and “contains attorney-client communications”. “There is no indication given that this privilege has been waived. ...more »

False Advertising
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Suit scam by attorneys alleged
Press-EnterpriseAugust 19, 2011

The lawyers are accused of various violations of state law, including false advertising, unfair, fraudulent and unlawful business practices, paying a nonlawyer to solicit business, splitting fees with nonlawyers and failing to register with the ...more »

Antitrust Law, Domestic
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New ruling clarifies extraterritorial application of trade practices law
International Law OfficeAugust 25, 2011

The rules that apply to the extraterritorial application of the law in the area of international mergers are very different. The Restrictive Trade Practices Law was enacted in 1988. The extraterritorial application of the law was first analysed, ...more »

Federal Contracts
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US Federal Contractor Registration Introduces New Free Government Market ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)August 25, 2011

US Federal Contractor Registration now offers a free government market assessment to help business owners analyze the profitability of government contracts before spending any time or money on CCR registration. Get your free government market ...more »

Federal Grants
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Should children have to compete for their education?
Washington Post (blog)August 17, 2011

... or rural district (which is still the majority of the United States), you aren't likely to have a professional grant writer on your staff, or have the funds to contract with one who knows the ins and outs of writing and winning federal grants. ...more »

Banking Law
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Non-bank lending violates law
Viet Nam NewsAugust 17, 2011

Then, in 2010, the new Law on Credit Institutions prohibited non-credit enterprises outright from engaging in banking activities. The Law on Credit Institutions prohibits organisations and individuals from borrowing and lending capital, reserving these ...more »

Foreign Investments
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Kenya loses out as foreign investors head to Uganda
Business Daily AfricaAugust 24, 2011

Kenya is losing its grip in the battle for foreign direct investments (FDI) to Uganda and Tanzania as heightened political tensions and restrictions on foreign ownership in some sectors turn away multinationals. ...more »

Business Formation
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UCLA School of Law receives $10-million gift from Lowell Milken
Los Angeles TimesAugust 9, 2011

The money will establish the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, which UCLA officials said was the result of a three-year effort by law school leaders and Milken to create business and law initiatives that focus on innovative research, ...more »

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Keeping kids concussion free
KXRMAugust 19, 2011

A law passed by Gov. John Hickenlooper earlier this year will help coaches become more aware of the signs of a concussion. The law known as the "Jake Snakenberg Act" officially goes into effect in January, but one local sports franchise has already ...more »

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Names and Faces for Aug. 21
Rapid City JournalAugust 21, 2011

Rhead has been practicing law for seven years, and is focused on criminal defense and juvenile cases. ... Jeffery D. Collins, member of the Business Law and Litigation Practice Groups at Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, PC, has been promoted to ...more »

Private Business Interests at Lake Tahoe Prevail in U.S. District Court
PR Newswire (press release)August 30, 2011

According to federal court rules, a court will grant summary judgment only when "the movant shows that there is no genuine dispute as to any material fact and the movant is entitled to judgment as a matter of law." "Sierra Colina and TRPA winning this ...more »

Commercial Bankruptcy
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Leagle.comAugust 18, 2011

The motion seeks the dismissal of the complaint initiating this proceeding pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as made applicable in bankruptcy adversary proceedings by Rule 7012(b) of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy...more »

Internal Investigative Services
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Congo Investigates UN Driver for Trafficking Minerals
Voice of AmericaAugust 24, 2011

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it is cooperating with authorities and launching its own internal investigation. Officials in Congo's eastern North Kivu province say they stopped the driver, Julien Mukala, on Sunday night as he ...more »

Commercial Leasing
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Hawks officer in court over race slurs
Independent OnlineAugust 10, 2011

Hawks investigator Colonel Christiaan “Trompies” Theron was due to go on trial in the Bellville Commercial Crimes Court today. It is the State's case that Theron and Bulelani Mgcuwe, a security guard at the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court, ...more »

International Transactions
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Critics say new law makes them US tax agents
The News InternationalAugust 21, 2011

1, 2014, for most types of transactions and a year later for other payments. The phase-in, announced in April, already represents a backtracking by the US Treasury Department amid criticism from foreign banks about FATCA's reach, ...more »

Communications & Media
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Telemarketers to get new number series
LivemintAugust 11, 2011

The department of telecommunications (DoT) on Thursday cleared a numbering series for the so-called unsolicited commercial communications, paving the way for implementing the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (Trai) regulations, that will give ...more »

GRNO's Wholly Owned Subsidiary, Custom Carbon Processing Inc., Exploring ...
EIN News (press release)August 30, 2011

This will include the licensing, transportation and setup at the particular site. Pursuant to the MOU, we were to provide training and operational experience and expertise to the individuals who would be operating the equipment, and providing the ...more »

Construction & Development
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The Hispanic National Bar Association Mourns the Loss of Uvaldo Herrera
PR Newswire (press release)August 24, 2011

He later mastered not only the English language, but became a lawyer and leader in the legal profession and had positive and indelible impact on the lives of many law students, lawyers, and on the development of US law. After growing up in the Chicago ...more »

Locating Funds
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Principal spent tax money on wine, dog treats
SignOnSanDiego.comAugust 27, 2011

The Center for Education Reform, a charter school advocacy group in Washington DC, this year ranked California's charter law as third in the nation in terms of charter funding and independence. While alcohol purchases by public schools are banned under ...more »

Contracts Involving State & Minicipality
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CSC Announces Settlement of its Claims with U.S. Government
Business Wire (press release)August 24, 2011

(BUSINESS WIRE)--CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced it has reached an agreement in principle with the United States Government in its dispute of contract claims asserted under the Contract Disputes Act of 1978. The case has been pending before the Armed ...more »

Mortgages & Foreclosures
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Foreclosure fight brings state Attorney General to North Delridge
West Seattle Blog (blog)August 5, 2011

Sugarman said, “It is particularly important right now for trustees to understand and strictly comply with Washington foreclosure law. There have been several changes including a new right for homeowners to request mediation to discuss a possible loan ...more »

Corporate Finance & Taxation
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Australian truckers protest against carbon tax law
The GuardianAugust 22, 2011

Photograph: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images Hundreds of truckers have circled Australia's parliament in a campaign aimed at forcing the government to withdraw a proposed carbon tax law and call for new elections. It is the second anti-government ...more »

Professional Corporations
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Datacert's "Generals of the Revolution" to Help Legal Executives Develop ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 30, 2011

The event is open to general counsel, directors of legal operations, and others with a leadership role at large corporate legal departments. "Economic volatility has transformed the role of the corporate law department into one where in-house counsel ...more »

Creditor's Rights
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Acey L. Gunkel, foreclosure
Fergus Falls Daily JournalAugust 18, 2011


State & Minicipal Bonds
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Professional news in brief
Manchester Evening NewsAugust 17, 2011

It is the latest in a series of seminars focusing on areas of business law. Contact to book your place. MANCHESTER solicitors Lyons Wilson has secured the Law Society's new conveyancing quality scheme accreditation, ...more »

Customs Disputes
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New Rules Intended to Streamline Payor-Provider Disputes
Becker's Hospital ReviewAugust 19, 2011

The American Arbitration Association has adopted a new set of rules to govern commercial disputes between hospitals, physicians and insurers. Alan Lash, JD, is a founding partner with Lash & Goldberg, a boutique litigation firm with offices in Miami ...more »

Trade Associations
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In anticipation of new law, Egypt's labor unions in limbo
Al-Masry Al-YoumAugust 31, 2011

The cabinet is also engaged in the drawn-out process of issuing a new trade union law to replace Trade Union Act 35/1976. The future of Egypt's union structures and elections will be determined according to this new law - when and if it is issued. ...more »

Debt Collection
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Prostitutes Flood Vallejo After Bankrupt City Slashes Police 33%
BloombergAugust 22, 2011

The largest municipal bankruptcy in California since Orange County in 1994 has forced law enforcement to focus on violent crime at the cost of so-called “quality-of-life” issues, residents and officials said. “When you have half the number of people, ...more »

Unfair Competition
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The Tipping Point: City of Dallas Plays Unfairly in Competition Over Trash Dumping
Dallas Observer (blog)August 25, 2011

There were allegations of public corruption and an FBI investigation in the Skyline case, but as far as I can tell nobody was ever charged with anything. I also have the impression that Lattimore is a respected professional in his industry. ...more »

Debt Settlement
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Millions of US court records bound for shredder
Albany Times UnionAugust 26, 2011

But certainly not everyone in the law business is alarmed. Most trial attorneys deal with civil and criminal cases that arose in recent months or years, and they aren't likely to need decades-old archives. Chicago-based bankruptcy attorney Brad Foreman ...more »

Venture Capital
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How Bernanke's Fed Can Boost Demand
ForbesAugust 26, 2011

Peter Cohan is president of Peter S. Cohan & Associates, a management consulting and venture capital firm he founded in 1994. By conducting over 150 consulting projects, he has helped governments and businesses to identify, evaluate and profit from ...more »

Directors' & Officers' Liability
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LGC officials reject report's criticisms
The Union LeaderAugust 8, 2011

The organization grew to include property and liability insurance and then workers' compensation in 2004. Legislation was passed in 1987 establishing the “pooled risk management program,” and that allowed participating organizations to regulate ...more »


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