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Trying Youth Offenders as Adults
SantaCruz.comSeptember 1, 2011

According to the report, trying juveniles as adults does not act as a deterrent. Though juvenile crime is down statewide since 2001, the counties most likely to try kids as adults saw juvenile crime rates fall at a slower rate. ...more »

Growing clamour over who gets what in UK grants shareout
Belfast TelegraphSeptember 1, 2011

It is all part of the outworking of the Barnett formula which has governed block grants to the regions since the late 1970s. Barnett isn't scientific, it isn't written down in law and it could be changed at the stroke of a pen, but it never has been. ...more »

Business Law News and Stories

Advertising
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Small Businesses – Watch Out From Frauds and Scams
Prfire (press release)September 6, 2011

While innovative technological advancements of the internet have revolutionized shopping, banking, business and the society at large, it has also revolutionized crime — creating new opportunities and thievery tools that make it easier for scammers, ...more »

Foreign Investments
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Biggest EB-5 risk falls on investors
Amarillo.comSeptember 4, 2011

“Employment-based visas sound like a practice encouraged during the Dark Ages, where a rich landlord could punish his wife or a servant ... and then approach the local holy man, make a sizable deposit into the church's treasury and receive absolution ...more »

Antitrust Law, Domestic
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Judge tosses private antitrust case against Google
CNETSeptember 1, 2011

The suit gained prominence because small company, myTriggers, was being represented by Rick Rule and his prominent Washington, DC, law firm, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Rule has long been a key Microsoft lawyer on antitrust matters. ...more »

Franchising
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Patterson Law Firm Attorney Joe Barber Comments on the Recent Opinion Issued ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)September 1, 2011

Attorney Joseph Barber of the Patterson Law Firm, LLC, commented on the importance of following the rules for motions in federal court. A recent opinion issued by Judge Rodovich, Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, ...more »

Gaming Law
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Feds approve casinos for 2 Calif. tribes
San Francisco ChronicleSeptember 3, 2011

There have been only a handful of such exceptions granted since 1988, according to Kathryn Rand, co-director of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at the University of North Dakota. Rand said Friday's decisions by the Obama ...more »

Banking Law
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Temasek Raises Stake in CCB
Wall Street JournalSeptember 5, 2011

Singapore state investment company Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd. has bought 4.4 billion shares in China Construction Bank Corp., raising its stake to 8.10% from 6.27% of the bank's Hong Kong-listed shares, according to a filing to the Hong ...more »

Government Construction Contracts
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BidSync Delivers Government Bid Opportunities to Disadvantaged Business ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 16, 2011

The members will instantly receive an influx of new government bidding opportunities and at the same time, government agencies will have greater exposure to certified companies to help them meet their DBE contract goals. ...more »

Business Formation
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The 10 Worst Military Contracting Boondoggles
Mother JonesSeptember 2, 2011

After three years, the bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting completed its business this week. In its final report to Congress (PDF), it estimates that the federal government has lost between $31 and $60 billion to contractor fraud and waste ...more »

Institutional Investing
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Law firm, angel investment group team up
Boston GlobeSeptember 7, 2011

Boston law firm Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP said it has entered into a strategic partnership with Launchpad Venture Group, a Hub-based angel investment group that focuses on technology-driven start-ups. ...more »

Commercial
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Business complaints about public sector contracts reach peak
The GuardianSeptember 5, 2011

Cairns said that the government was also coming under more pressure to investigate complaints because bidders were increasingly aware of their rights under procurement law and were more likely to take the matter to court. ...more »

A short list of key health-care reforms
Lebanon Daily NewsSeptember 2, 2011

I have provided a copy of the very successful Texas tort-reform law to our legislators. Texas has had an influx of 26000 medical professionals since they addressed exorbitant lawsuits. Deny licensing in Pennsylvania to any medical provider who has lost ...more »

Commercial Bankruptcy
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To grow, Maine businesses can start with a strategic plan
Press HeraldSeptember 4, 2011

DAVID PERKINS is president of Perkins Olson, a business law firm, which is hiring new employees this fall. As a starting point, we need to recognize that we have many strategic advantages. Maine has a distinctive brand based on our excellent workforce ...more »

Internal Investigative Services
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Alderwoman wants investigation into Kings Inn demolition
Mid-Hudson NewsSeptember 1, 2011

KINGSTON – Kingston Alderwoman Andi Turco-Levin Wednesday said she is working with the common council's Finance Committee to begin an internal investigation of City Hall's dealings with contractors who were hired to demolish the former Kings Inn motel. ...more »

Commercial Leasing
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Eugene Giscombe
New York TimesSeptember 1, 2011

Q Giscombe Realty is involved in many areas of commercial real estate. Which is its main focus? A We spend a good portion of our time managing other people's commercial real estate properties, and then leasing and sales are our other area of expertise. ...more »

International Transactions
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Mitsubishi Corporation Tender Offer for Shares of -3-
Fox BusinessSeptember 5, 2011

The Company wishes to advise that it has decided to conduct the Tender Offer from September 5, 2011, as planned. The Company also hereby gives notification of the details of amendments to the aforementioned "Mitsubishi Corporation to Commence Tender ...more »

Communications & Media
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Experts Meet in Rome to Discuss Cleaner and Greener Information and ...
Voice of AmericaSeptember 4, 2011

Alan Finlay is with the Association for Progressive Communications. He also helped to prepare the GISWatch report. He says the effect of using ICTs to build cleaner environments is far more powerful than their harmful effects. ALAN FINLAY: “When you're ...more »

WARREN v. UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION BOARD OF REVIEW
Leagle.comSeptember 1, 2011

The AVP testified that Claimant's license was terminated in April 2010 because Claimant did not provide the Pennsylvania Department of Banking (Banking) with the financial information that it requested. 3 (Id.) The AVP testified that for a loan officer ...more »

Construction & Development
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Round up of personnel notices
Naples Daily NewsSeptember 3, 2011

Dayle T. Cartwright has more than 10 years of experience in real estate development. He worked for several years with Boran Craig Barber Engle Construction Co. Inc. as project manager on new developments. Cartwright was an onsite sales agent for Aqua ...more »

Locating Funds
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Senate panel recommends amendments to AMLA
Philippine StarSeptember 1, 2011

He also expressed concern about the confidentiality of the application when it is filed in the courts. “While we have faith in our courts, if the case matter is brought to the attention of people outside of the AMLC, the confidentiality is jeopardized ...more »

Contracts Involving State & Minicipality
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Copyright law supports failing business model - TUANZ head
New Zealand HeraldSeptember 1, 2011

File photo / Thinkstock The head of the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand has slammed the new "three strikes" law as an act which "serves only to support a business model that no longer works in the internet age". ...more »

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
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Evercore Wealth Management Establishes Midwest Office; Names Six New Partners
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

Evercore's Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions and also provides institutional investors with high ...more »

Corporate Finance & Taxation
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ATO pounces on tax cheats
ABC OnlineSeptember 1, 2011

More than 70000 potentially fraudulent tax refunds, worth around $220 million, have been stopped by the Australian Taxation Office since the beginning of July. The ATO has received more than five million tax returns so far and has issued almost four ...more »

Mortgages & Foreclosures
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Washington Supreme Court to weigh legality of MERS foreclosures
OregonLive.comSeptember 3, 2011

But Huelsman said that although Washington's law is unusual in its definition of beneficiary, the case could lay out a framework for considering the non-judicial foreclosure laws, many of which were written before anyone conceived of a third party ...more »

Creditor's Rights
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Obama: think jobs, think Steve Jobs
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 6, 2011

The company Jobs launched in 1976 and that kicked him out in 1985 was maybe weeks away from bankruptcy when it brought him back in 1996. Today, Apple vies daily with ExxonMobil to be the most valuable company in the world. ...more »

Non-Profit Corporations
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Political Darwinism
MinaretSeptember 4, 2011

Citizens United is a conservative non-profit organization that in 2008 wished to broadcast a film critical of Hillary Clinton, then running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Under the BCRA, Citizens United could not advertise the film using ...more »

Customs Disputes
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Miami Man Arrested for Attempting to Meet 15-year-old Girl
WCTVSeptember 2, 2011

He was greeted by Major Maurice Langston, WCSO detectives and agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HIS). Sauleda sent messages that were sexual in ...more »

Professional Corporations
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Can UK talent make white shoe firms a good fit in Hong Kong?
The LawyerSeptember 5, 2011

In addition, HKEx estimates that there were 187.2 million equity transactions during 2010, but according to the Law Society of England and Wales there are around 6500 practising solicitors in Hong Kong. The real challenge, then, is less for clients and ...more »

Debt Collection
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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 »

Public Offerings
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Ann Arbor officials taking hard look at city's public art program
AnnArbor.comSeptember 4, 2011

Kunselman said he's not convinced the use of dedicated millage or utility funds for public art is legal and he's waiting for the city attorney to issue a written opinion on the matter. City Attorney Stephen Postema said his office has reviewed the ...more »

Debt Settlement
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DeLand bankruptcy attorney disciplined for mishandling cases disbarred
Daytona Beach News-JournalSeptember 2, 2011

J. Christopher Rich, 42, had been suspended from practicing law last year for not providing "diligent representation" in handling several bankruptcy cases. This week, he became one of 23 lawyers across the state to be disciplined. ...more »

Reorganizations & Restructuring
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Brown seeks support of Duval delegation in streamlining city
Florida Times-UnionSeptember 7, 2011

The mayor will need state support to accomplish some of his goals for his first year in office, particularly when it comes to restructuring city government. Parts of that process - most notably making changes to the Jacksonville Economic Development ...more »

Directors' & Officers' Liability
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Alere Inc. Announces First Closing Date Acceptances under Cash Offer to ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 2, 2011

Enquiries Alere Inc. and Alere AS Holdings Tel: +1 (781) 647 3900 Jon Russell, Vice President, Finance Doug Guarino, Spokesman, Press Office Jefferies International Limited Tel: +44 (0)20 7029 8000 (Financial Adviser & Corporate Broker) Ian Crosbie ...more »

State & Minicipal Bonds
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Health care attorney listing in Delaney Park
BlockshopperSeptember 7, 2011

Ms. Wiltse is an attorney at the law firm Swann & Hadley, PA The areas of her practice include health care law, business law, contracts, health care compliance, physician practices, hospitals, health care joint ventures, medical billing and coding and ...more »

False Advertising
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New TV Ad from 1&1 Shows Small Businesses How to Launch a Website in Minutes
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, Sep 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- September sees the launch of a substantial new advertising campaign by 1&1 Internet, Inc., ( www.1and1.com ), a global leader amongst Web hosting providers. Aimed at small business owners, craftsmen, ...more »

Trade Associations
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USAID informs WTO discussion in Central Asia
Gazeta.KZSeptember 2, 2011

On September 2, USAID's Regional Trade Liberalization and Customs Project will hold a presentation of the Russian edition of "The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization" by Peter Van den Bossche, a renowned international law scholar and former ...more »

Federal Contracts
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NADRA database transfer not possible, says Tariq
Pakistan ObserverSeptember 5, 2011

Reacting very angrily on the news item, Tariq Malik “We protect the privacy of the citizens very passionately and are under a social contract that the database belongs to the people of Pakistan. Nobody should even entertain the thought of having an ...more »

Unfair Competition
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CWA Backs AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
Daily MarketsSeptember 6, 2011

Sprint was the first to oppose the deal citing higher prices, job losses, less innovation and unfair competition. The CWA has hinted that this is a case of sour grapes for Sprint, after its failure to successfully bid for T-Mobile. ...more »

Federal Grants
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ALEC 'Guide to Repealing ObamaCare' echoes Florida legislative action
Florida IndependentSeptember 1, 2011

Florida is one of a handful states rejecting grants from the federal health care reform law, a key strategy suggested in literature provided at this year's American Legislative Exchange Council conference, ...more »

Venture Capital
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Leading Technology Media Publisher TechMediaNetwork, Inc. Secures $33 Million ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 26, 2011

Village Ventures is a seed and early stage venture capital firm focusing on the media and financial services sectors. It partners with outstanding entrepreneurs creating innovative products and solving complicated problems in those industries. ...more »

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