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Grand America audit turns up undocumented workers
Salt Lake TribuneSeptember 1, 2011

“Such businesses gain a competitive edge by paying illegal alien workers low wages or otherwise exploiting them. These inspections are one of the most powerful tools the federal government has to ensure that businesses are complying with US employment ...more »

Come Together
Financial-Planning.comSeptember 1, 2011

Thomas believes "most financial planners simply won't address estate tax planning with sufficient vigor [because] there is no incentive to pursue this type of planning. Some planners would love to do really complete plans, but struggle to get clients ...more »

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The Buzz: Bill seeks to loosen rules for LA stadium
Sacramento BeeSeptember 3, 2011

Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed. • Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience. • Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their ...more »

Foreign Investments
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Schlosstein Says U.S. Antitrust Laws Need Global Vision
Washington PostSeptember 1, 2011

... bid for T-Mobile USA Inc. Schlosstein, speaking with Betty Liu on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop," also discusses investment strategy and the impact of the European debt crisis and US growth uncertainty on global financial market volatility. ...more »

Antitrust Law, Domestic
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Rich List: What the country's rich have in common
BusinessLIVESeptember 4, 2011

Motsepe's law degree has helped him in his career as a mining mogul - he specialised in mining and business law while working at the law firm Bowman Gilfillan in the early '90s. Shoprite chairman Christo Wiese, the fourth richest man in SA, ...more »

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Culinary follies
Las Vegas Review-JournalSeptember 4, 2011

So why has the union asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the business practices of the sports franchise, contending the world's largest promoter of mixed martial arts events is violating US antitrust laws? Could it be because Zuffa LLC, ...more »

Gaming Law
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Class-action suit claims Full Tilt Poker kept users' money
Montreal GazetteSeptember 10, 2011

Canadians were still able to play, but on June 29, the gaming commission of Alderney suspended Full Tilt's licence and the site shut down its rooms to all players. For further information about the class action, go to »

Banking Law
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Anglo Irish asks U.S. court to deny ex-CEO protection
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Anglo Irish Bank ANGIB.UL asked a US court on Wednesday to deny its former chief executive David Drumm a discharge from United States bankruptcy laws as it seeks to recover debts of nearly $11 million from its former CEO. ...more »

Government Construction Contracts
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The lesson of the Chinese invasion
SalonSeptember 2, 2011

Then came the New York Times dispatch about the Big Apple awarding Chinese state-subsidized firms huge taxpayer-funded contracts to "renovate the subway system, refurbish the Alexander Hamilton Bridge over the Harlem River and build a new Metro-North ...more »

Business Formation
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Fraud allegations a defeat for Chan
Edmonton JournalSeptember 1, 2011

As a columnist for the respected Hong Kong Economic Journal newspaper, he fused his knowledge of the Chinese classics, history and culture with theories on management, finance and business to nurture a steady readership. As head of Sino-Forest, ...more »

Institutional Investing
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Bank tied to Russian billionaire politician raided
ReutersSeptember 8, 2011

Onexim is Prokhorov's investment vehicle. But the raid raised eyebrows in a country where critics of the authorities face harassment and law enforcement officers are sometimes employed to put pressure on opponents in business disputes. ...more »

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BUSINESS LAW: Employee's relationship with family members
nwitimes.comSeptember 4, 2011

The ADA prohibits discrimination based on a third person's disability. This is called "associational discrimination." The theory is rooted in the perception of distraction: the employee is believed or anticipated to be inattentive at work because he or ...more »

A Call to Reform Wisconsin's Class-Action Statute
WisBarSeptember 1, 2011

The court found commonality requires only “a community of interest among [the class members] in the questions of law and fact involved in the general controversy, or in the kind and form of relief demanded and obtained by or against each individual ...more »

Commercial Bankruptcy
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Secret Service investigating defunct rivet maker in Anderson
Anderson Independent MailSeptember 2, 2011

A federal bankruptcy court seized the rivet maker's manufacturing properties in a forced closure on Nov. 10, 2010. Under a Chapter 7 involuntary bankruptcy filing, all the company's assets have since been sold to repay creditors. ...more »

Internal Investigative Services
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Rochester Police Chief Announces Internal Review of Emily Good Case
13WHAM-TVSeptember 2, 2011

Rochester, NY --- Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard criticized the actions of the officers involved in two incidents that were the focus of internal investigations. On Friday Chief Sheppard closed both the investigations but refused to discuss what ...more »

Commercial Leasing
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Author hopes to make peace less elusive
SignOnSanDiego.comSeptember 4, 2011

That is one reason why, for example, the United Nations has an 8 percent success rate in international mediation, while most US commercial mediators hover around 85 percent success. You were a lawyer before you were a peacemaker. Is there a connection? ...more »

International Transactions
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Taxpayers must prepare for transfer pricing changes
International Law OfficeSeptember 9, 2011

The transactions of domestic affiliated entities will be subject to monitoring and control if their value exceeds Rb3 billion a year in 2012, Rb2 billion in 2013 or Rb1 billion a year in 2014 and in subsequent years. The law provides for new methods of ...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 »

Governor poised to tangle - again - on driver's license issue
Las Cruces Sun-NewsSeptember 6, 2011

One of their examples is the law that allows state residents without proof of immigration status to obtain New Mexico driver's licenses. A battle over the licensing law was fought last winter, and it will be renewed in the Legislature's special session ...more »

Construction & Development
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Maricopa County pays $100K to judge to settle claim
Arizona RepublicSeptember 3, 2011

"It's a very small amount of money . . . it was a fraction of the cost of defense," said private attorney Steve LaMar, who is overseeing the alternative dispute-resolution process for the county. "We have been reaching out, trying to settle some of the ...more »

Locating Funds
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Teachers at 3 small schools act early to approve longer school day
Chicago TribuneSeptember 3, 2011

The teachers will be rewarded with bonuses and the schools with discretionary funds for agreeing to the changes before a new state law allows CPS to institute a longer day without union agreement. The votes are "a historic step forward in bringing the ...more »

Contracts Involving State & Minicipality
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Feds accuse company of discrimination at Lemoore plant
Central Valley Business TimesSeptember 2, 2011

The US Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has filed a complaint with the department's Office of Administrative Law Judges against the federal contractor. The administrative complaint seeks back wages and interest for ...more »

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
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Petro-Canada Netherlands BV - Oil & Gas - Deals and Alliances Profile (press release)September 3, 2011

Petro-Canada Netherlands BV - Oil & Gas - Deals and Alliances Profile provides you an in-depth data and trend analysis of the company's mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and financings. The report provides detailed information on M&A, Equity/Debt ...more »

Corporate Finance & Taxation
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Campaigns Taking Shape
Fort Smith Times RecordSeptember 4, 2011

12. Smith said there are two fundraising efforts under way to finance the campaign. Unlike Smith, York remains a foe of the prepared food tax. York said he anticipates the CRT campaign will include the same elements described by Smith. ...more »

Mortgages & Foreclosures
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Wells Fargo accused of forging loan documents
Las Vegas Review-JournalSeptember 22, 2011

A Las Vegas attorney who represents people facing foreclosure has accused Wells Fargo of forging loan documents. The allegation is the latest sign that efforts to hold mortgage lenders accountable are escalating in Nevada. ...more »

Creditor's Rights
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Solyndra and the stimulus
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 6, 2011

The bankruptcy filing of Solyndra, a solar panel firm, calls into question the Obama administration's clean-energy program. When Solyndra, a Bay Area maker of industrial solar panels, announced plans to file for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, ...more »

Non-Profit Corporations
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Tonganoxie-based Purple Heart Veterans Foundation being sued for trademark ...
De Soto ExplorerSeptember 2, 2011

Gruber also founded another nonprofit, Kids vs. Cancer, which is operated by another brother, Steven Gruber, in Texas. Andrew said that he plans on transferring leadership of that organization to Steven. The Kansas Attorney General's Office had been ...more »

Customs Disputes
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The Terrible Missed Chance
NewsweekSeptember 5, 2011

Moussaoui, he said, might be part of a plot “to get control of an airplane and crash it into the World Trade Center or something like that.” Maltbie scoffed. “You have a guy interested in this type of aircraft,” Maltbie replied, according to FBI ...more »

Professional Corporations
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Luis Mijangos: Sextortionist Extraordinaire
Above the LawSeptember 6, 2011

Description: Lateral Link's client is seeking to hire a corporate associate with 1-4 years of venture capital, private equity, or fund formation experience at a premier law firm. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in a vibrant and ...more »

Debt Collection
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Pennsylvania Capital Faces Limbo of Missed Payroll, Bond Default, Takeover
BloombergSeptember 2, 2011

It agreed to back project financing for the money-losing incinerator, leaving taxpayers on the hook for about $300 million, five times the city's budget. Last year, Harrisburg entered Pennsylvania's Act 47 aid program for distressed communities, ...more »

Public Offerings
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Zoeller sues former township trustee to recover public funds
Muncie Free PressSeptember 11, 2011

KOKOMO, Ind. - Today Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a civil lawsuit against a former Harrison Township trustee in Howard County seeking repayment of more than $16000 in public funds that are the ex-trustee's personal obligation and should ...more »

Debt Settlement
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'Part-psychologist' bankruptcy attorney leads state organization
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News OnlineSeptember 2, 2011

Eisler, 45, has worked bankruptcy law since he graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1991. He is the owner and principal at Meyers Eisler LLC in Rockville and has represented all sides of bankruptcy law, including debtors and creditors, ...more »

Reorganizations & Restructuring
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Hostess Brands Hires Restructuring Advisers
Wall Street JournalSeptember 1, 2011

She has advised auto-supplier Dana Corp. and others on renegotiating union contracts during bankruptcy reorganizations. Hostess filed for bankruptcy protection in 2004 as consumers started shifting away from sugary snacks and government regulators ...more »

Directors' & Officers' Liability
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Understanding Your Cyber-Risk Policy
PropertyCasualty360September 1, 2011

Many policyholders are surprised to learn that a standard CGL policy likely would not apply to a technology or cyber-privacy claim, notwithstanding that the form typically includes coverage for “property damage” and “personal and advertising injury. ...more »

State & Minicipal Bonds
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On the Boards | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-09-05
Philadelphia InquirerSeptember 5, 2011

Baxter, a former chairman of the business-law department, concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters, and corporate taxation. Fala is cochairman of the firm's real estate practice. Joel L. Frank, managing partner ...more »

False Advertising
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Microsoft boosts Web ad products
Boston GlobeSeptember 7, 2011

SEATTLE - Microsoft is adding features to its Web display-advertising products to keep from losing customers to Google and Facebook in the $12.3 billion US market. The world's largest software maker is unveiling tools and partnerships with ...more »

Trade Associations
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ITC reviewing Apple patent victory over HTC
Apple InsiderSeptember 17, 2011

The US International Trade Commission announced this week its intention to review a judge's ruling that Taiwanese handset maker HTC had infringed on two of Apple's patents, with a final decision scheduled to arrive by Dec. 6. ...more »

Federal Contracts
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DOC ethics inquiry advances
Statesman JournalSeptember 1, 2011

State law prohibits public employees from having a direct beneficial financial interest in a contract awarded by an agency with the employee's participation. The ban continues for two years after the employee leaves public service. ...more »

Unfair Competition
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Tharit finds unlikely allies
Bangkok PostSeptember 16, 2011

Mr Chatuporn said some of the information, including the names of officials in the case, was inaccurate. Mr Chatuporn said a just transfer was normal, but for him an unfair transfer was unacceptable.more »

Federal Grants
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Federal Grants to Cut Down on W.Va. Youth Drug Abuse
State JournalSeptember 1, 2011

Law enforcement agencies and lawmakers are looking forward to federal grants that will help cut down on substance abuse. ( AP) Moundsville -- One million dollars will soon be headed to West Virginia to help organizations across the state to help battle ...more »

Venture Capital
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Venture Capitalists Expected to See Big Losses From Solyndra Bankruptcy
International Business TimesSeptember 1, 2011

Solyndra's fall is especially unnerving given that it was one of the most well-funded start-ups on record, according to The Wall Street Journal's blog Venture Wire, meaning its venture capitalist backers are likely to lose a sizable chunk of their $1.1 ...more »


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