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Banning Kids From Streets May Make Us Less Safe: Mike Males
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

Likewise, a study by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice found that during the 1990s and 2000s, juvenile crime and crime in general fell faster in California cities that didn't enforce youth curfews than in those that did. ...more »

Police Blotter: Police Deal With Cases of Narcotics, Thefts, Burglaries
Patch.comSeptember 1, 2011

Theft at the 2000 block of Oakmont Avenue on 8/24 at 11:19 am — Three strands of outdoor lights were stolen from the victim's fence. Theft at We Are Wireless (1300 block of West Chester Pike) on 8/25 at 1:49 pm — Two black males entered the store and ...more »

Business Law News and Stories

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Economy committee talks funding for new businesses
Antigua ObserverSeptember 2, 2011

St. John's Antigua- After canvassing the private sector for suggestions on how to reform and update the country's business law and infrastructure, a task force dubbed the Committee on the Economy has identified a venture capital fund as one of the ...more »

Foreign Investments
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Ice and Fire
Tablet MagazineSeptember 2, 2011

But with foreign investment came foreign debt, and when the entire world experienced a financial meltdown—for reasons understood only by Odin and Asgard's finest monetary minds—Iceland found itself hurting more than most. In 2007, for example, ...more »

Antitrust Law, Domestic
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Court Tosses Out Ridiculous Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google
TechdirtSeptember 1, 2011

A year and a half ago, we wrote about a bizarre antitrust lawsuit filed in Ohio state court by a small shopping search engine company most people haven't heard of called myTriggers. The details were particularly odd. First, myTriggers set up a line of ...more »

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Quiznos Forays Deeper into India with Sub One Hospitality Services.
Franchise News International (blog)September 2, 2011

Quiznos' international has signed a new master franchise agreement with New-Delhi based Sub One Hospitality Services. Denver-based Quiznos is one of America's premier Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) chains, with around 4000 stores in over 35 countries. ...more »

Gaming Law
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Mohegan Sun frontrunner for border casino license
Hartford BusinessSeptember 4, 2011

Although MTGA hasn't finalized its plans, the tentative proposal for Palmer is a $600 million development immediately off the Massachusetts Turnpike with a casino and a hotel, which is required by the Massachusetts gaming legislation. ...more »

Banking Law
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Senate to investigate DBP loan scandal
ABS CBN NewsSeptember 4, 2011

We need to look at possible amendments, not only of banking laws, but most especially on the charter of DBP, Land Bank [and other government financial institutions],” he said. The probe will be in tandem with the Blue Ribbon committee. ...more »

Government Construction Contracts
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Taxpayers winners from revised NBN deals 6, 2011

THE builder of the national broadband network (NBN) says Australian taxpayers have benefited with cheaper deals following an earlier suspension in awarding construction contracts. NBN Co chief executive Mike Quigley said recent contracts for the ...more »

Business Formation
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BigTime Software Announces Formation of All-Star Advisory Board
Business Wire (press release)September 1, 2011

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigTime® Software, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based productivity tools for growing professional services firms, has announced the formation of an Advisory Board comprised of well-known technology pioneers and ...more »

Institutional Investing
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Tony Hayward of BP spill fame back in oil business
MiamiHerald.comSeptember 8, 2011

Hayward said he was undeterred by debate in Iraq's parliament about a new oil investment law. "The debate around the hydrocarbon law will continue, and none of us know when it will be resolved," he said. "But we do know that whatever is the resolve, ...more »

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Chevron Wins Ecuador Case
Zacks.comSeptember 1, 2011

Chevron approached the international arbitration with the lawsuits in December 2006 under the Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The Hague-based international tribunal supervised seven commercial cases filed ...more »

The Districts district
Reno News & ReviewSeptember 1, 2011

Particularly at issue is Nevada's rapidly growing Latino population, which is considered a “community of interest”—a legal term generally meaning a fairly contiguous population sharing common social and economic interests. The law recognizes the ...more »

Commercial Bankruptcy
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Romney, Perry wage GOP fight over business records
Seacoastonline.comSeptember 3, 2011

Bain controlled some companies that expanded businesses and added staff, while others closed plants, cut hundreds of jobs and faced bankruptcy. Still, Romney would bring the most business experience to the White House since Herbert Hoover, according to ...more »

Internal Investigative Services
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6 investigations in about 6 years focused on police dispatcher
Colorado Springs GazetteSeptember 3, 2011

Leibowitz declined to comment on the results of that investigation, citing privacy concerns. He retired in August 2009 after more than 30 years in the department. Hogan, however, remains on paid administrative leave after her most recent arrest, ...more »

Commercial Leasing
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Six Questions For Attorney Kenneth Neale
GlobeSt.comSeptember 1, 2011

The director, who has extensive experience in real property transactions, including commercial leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, construction contracts, financings and restructurings, and environmental and bankruptcy issues affecting real estate, ...more »

International Transactions
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Clerkship Application Season: Open Thread
Above the LawSeptember 9, 2011

Getting federal judges to follow rules isn't easy; they're used to making the rules, not obeying them. Furthermore, the Plan by its terms “does not cover applicants who have graduated from law school”; these applicants may be interviewed and hired by ...more »

Communications & Media
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Next Generation Communications
TMC NetSeptember 1, 2011

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) London: 1&1 Internet Ltd., a global leader amongst web hosts, has now upgraded its successful product 1&1 MyWebsite with two new important features - firstly, the automatic optimization of every MyWebsite site ...more »

Patent Reform Passes the Senate with Teeth, Heart Missing
ReadWriteWebSeptember 9, 2011

If that expert analysis prevailed upon the jury, then the most the portfolio company would have been able to reap in damages would be damages equal to lost licensing fees - unless the defendant was judged to have infringed upon that portfolio willingly ...more »

Construction & Development
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Construction wages will be discussed
Palladium-ItemSeptember 5, 2011

County Attorney Jim Williams has researched the common construction wage law and will advise the commissioners if they can proceed with bids received or must re-bid the work. An error in the revision of the common wage law this year by the Indiana ...more »

Locating Funds
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SEC Examining Use of Derivatives by Mutual Funds
ForbesSeptember 2, 2011

He advises on a wide variety of funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, mezzanine funds, film funds and funds of funds. He is the author of The Law of Private Investment Funds (Oxford University Press 2008) and the ...more »

Contracts Involving State & Minicipality
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Shock as accused cuts deal
Independent OnlineSeptember 6, 2011

... the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court yesterday when it was learnt that one of the men standing trial along with three former uMgungundlovu district municipality councillors on fraud and corruption charges had cut a deal and turned State witness. ...more »

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
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If You Have a License Technology Problem, Start by Understanding Your Business ...
Enterprise License Optimization Blog (blog)September 8, 2011

Today, almost every software vendor, and most intelligent device manufacturers (with embedded software) have multiple software license management systems acquired via acquisition, mergers, and divestitures. The problems that result are disconnected ...more »

Corporate Finance & Taxation
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Police: Tampa street criminals steal millions filing fraudulent tax returns
Tbo.comSeptember 2, 2011

And for a time, the biggest obstacle investigators say they confronted, ironically, was federal tax law. That's because privacy restrictions prevent law enforcement from gaining access to tax returns. So even if someone is caught with hundreds of debit ...more »

Mortgages & Foreclosures
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Bank of America Filing-Fee Case May Open 'New Front' in Mortgage Lawsuits
BloombergSeptember 22, 2011

The county has sued banks, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in federal court in Detroit alleging they failed to pay transfer taxes on foreclosure sales. Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general, said this year that she's investigating MERS. ...more »

Creditor's Rights
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Solyndra bankruptcy sends mixed messages on solar industry (blog)September 1, 2011

What Solon did do is keep its development deals and business units working. Solar companies have found out it's great to have a product, but you need deals in order to sell that product. They also learned that relying on state subsidies that are ...more »

Non-Profit Corporations
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Robert H. Dunn, President and CEO of Synergos, on Systems-Changing Collaboration
Forbes (blog)September 2, 2011

Recently, I interviewed Robert H. Dunn, President and CEO of Synergos, a nonprofit organization that inspires, leads, and supports sustainable and systems-changing collaboration to address poverty, equity, and social justice around the ...more »

Customs Disputes
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Local Law Firm Noted For Some Of Best Lawyers In America
The ChattanooganSeptember 7, 2011

... selected in the category of Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants. John B. Curtis, Jr. was selected in the category of Medical Malpractice law, and William E. Godbold, III was also included in the category of Medical Malpractice law- Defendants. ...more »

Public Offerings
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Why we should let the revamped coroner's inquest system go forward
Las Vegas SunSeptember 4, 2011

Seeking to address public concern over bias and secrecy of information, the panel adopted reforms to make the inquest more open and transparent. The main reform of appointing an attorney to ask questions on behalf of the public and the deceased ...more »

Debt Collection
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Collection Jobs, Accounts Receivable Jobs, Credit Collections Jobs, Healthcare ...
InsideARM (press release)September 10, 2011

Preferred candidate should have knowledge of education debt collection, Title IV debt collection and overall comprehension of the FDCPA, FCRA and other federally regulated collection law. Travel is required in order to meet with clients and consult ...more »

Reorganizations & Restructuring
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Miami-Dade Commission backs budget, but demurs on reorganization plan
MiamiHerald.comSeptember 10, 2011

So I don't get it.” On Sept. 1, Martinez issued a statement asking the mayor for more urgency in his plans. “I have once again requested from the Mayor to provide us with his restructuring plan immediately,” Martinez said in a statement at the time.more »

Debt Settlement
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US banks offered deal over lawsuits
Financial TimesSeptember 5, 2011

Certain federal and state agencies are using the settlement discussions as a way to heal the deteriorating housing market and secure fresh debt relief for distressed homeowners. Some officials involved in the discussions have criticised this approach, ...more »

State & Minicipal Bonds
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Africa: Judicial Reforms Building Investors' Confidence in Africa
AllAfrica.comSeptember 12, 2011

On a regional front, ICF has supported the reform of eight uniform acts on commercial law and security interest and mortgages through OHADA (Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa). This reform is a breakthrough in 16 west African ...more »

Directors' & Officers' Liability
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Officials question jurisdiction at Marion Airport Industrial Park
Marion StarSeptember 4, 2011

Are we putting ourselves in liability to contract to service properties that we have no jurisdiction over?" Yager said the jurisdiction issue might bring into question a misdemeanor arrest at the business, but expressed doubt the city has opened itself ...more »

Trade Associations
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Democrats urge action on China trade policies
ReutersSeptember 6, 2011

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer also told reporters on Tuesday Democrats would push for a vote on a bill to allow the Commerce Department to treat Chinese "currency manipulation" as an actionable subsidy under US trade law. Many US lawmakers say China ...more »

False Advertising
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Do-It-Yourself Practice Success (press release)September 6, 2011

I have regularly discussed how law schools do little to prepare graduates for dealing with "The Business of Law®" (finance, practice management, client relations) that determines practice success. This puts the onus on new lawyers to do the preparation ...more »

Unfair Competition
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PREVIEW-Fed tested on "too big to fail" in merger review
ReutersSeptember 18, 2011

Dodd-Frank requires US regulators to now take systemic risk into account when evaluating a merger, in addition to public benefit, concentration of resources, unfair competition and other factors. McLean, Virginia-based Capital One gets over half of its ...more »

Federal Contracts
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Intel love bombs for supercomputing tax dollars
RegisterSeptember 2, 2011

Intel is getting more focused on the challenges in the supercomputing market and has established a new business unit, called Intel Federal, to pursue the contracts with the US government that fund ...more »

Venture Capital
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Highland Capital Partners Expands in Europe
MarketWatch (press release)September 8, 2011

8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Highland Capital Partners, a venture capital firm focused on helping exceptional entrepreneurs build great companies, today announced that Sam Brooks has joined the European team as a Principal. ...more »

Federal Grants
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County, city receives federal grant to fund event policing
Carlsbad Current ArgusSeptember 1, 2011

CARLSBAD — The Eddy County Sheriff's Department and the Carlsbad Police Department will split a $29733 federal grant that will be used to cover overtime costs for certain community events policed by the two agencies. ...more »


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