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Richmond Car Accident Attorneys Encouraged By Virginia's Reduction in DUI ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)September 1, 2011

Although that figure was down from 294 fatalities in 2008, hundreds of people are still losing their lives because of entirely preventable behavior, the law firm says. The Virginia auto accident attorneys at Marks & Harrison urge motorists to pay heed ...more »

Southern California Attorneys Call For More Police Training On How to Handle ...
PR Web (press release)September 1, 2011

When law enforcement officers can't recognize signs of mental illness, it can lead to brutality and tragedy, say Southern California criminal defense lawyers of Lessem & Newstat, LLP. Ventura County criminal defense lawyer Joshua E. Newstat When ...more »

Business Law News and Stories

Advertising
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Gov. Signs Simitian Data Theft Bill
Patch.comSeptember 2, 2011

The new law requires business and agencies where breaches took place to provide victims with a full accounting of what transpired, how it may affect them, and how they can protect themselves. “No one likes to get the news that personal information ...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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Obama Blinks
Lew RockwellSeptember 3, 2011

Someone in the Obama ranks apparently talked to the president in the same way about this potentially catastrophic regulation. Those same people should say the same about all the taxes, antitrust regulations, environmental regulations, wars, welfare, ...more »

Franchising
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It's 100 candles for giant law firm Borden Ladner Gervais
Vancouver SunSeptember 1, 2011

s 1986 acquisition of the Bank of BC, and was corralling smaller banks to form HSBC Bank Canada, which Tom Ladner incorporated. "Warren and I flew to Toronto," University of Toronto law grad Bird said, "and came back with the share certificates of the ...more »

Gaming Law
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Cops' petition to revoke suspension order dismissed
Times of IndiaSeptember 3, 2011

They were arrested on July 5 and released the same day after cases were registered against them for offences under Sections 8 and 9 of the Tamil Nadu Gaming Act. However, on July 8, they were suspended by their higher officials on the grounds that they ...more »

Banking Law
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Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Sixty-Five Bracewell Attorneys
MarketWatch (press release)September 2, 2011

... RCRA/Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste, Superfunds/Environmental Remediation DallasSanford M. Brown - Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation LawBruce A. Cheatham - Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, ...more »

Government Construction Contracts
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Firms cited by feds are back
Minneapolis Star TribuneSeptember 4, 2011

Nationwide, the federal government wants at least 10 percent of construction contract dollars going to disadvantaged firms. Met Council member Steve Elkins said last week that he and others would push for proof that disadvantaged firms "are actually ...more »

Business Formation
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News Corp Nominates Venture Capital Partner To Join Board
Wall Street JournalSeptember 2, 2011

(NWS, NWSA) nominated James W. Breyer, a partner at global venture capital firm Accel Partners with experience as an investor in a number of Internet, media and technology companies, to join the media company's board. Breyer, 50 years old, ...more »

Institutional Investing
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Peru approves consultation law
BBC NewsSeptember 7, 2011

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has approved a law giving indigenous communities the right to be consulted about development on their lands. Mr Humala enacted the law in Bagua, an Amazon region where more than 30 people were killed in 2009 during ...more »

Commercial
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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 »

Student-friendly edition of child protection law launched
Stabroek NewsSeptember 17, 2011

The 24-page full-colour booklet explains in simple language what the Protection of Children Act says, what is meant by the best interests of the child and what children's rights are. It advises children when they need protection, how they will be ...more »

Commercial Bankruptcy
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Bank of Israel buys bankruptcy model
YnetnewsSeptember 6, 2011

Moody's Analytics provides risk measurement and management services to companies across credit, economics and financial risk management and among its clients are commercial banks, insurance companies as well as public sector bodies such as the European ...more »

Internal Investigative Services
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Hayes says he acted on video
Omaha World-HeraldSeptember 3, 2011

"I started an internal investigation because there was something on that tape that disturbed me," Hayes told The World-Herald on Friday. "And it disturbed the command staff because they notified me immediately." Concern about the department's perceived ...more »

Commercial Leasing
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New Associate Justice , Commercial Court Judges Commissioned as President ...
New LiberianSeptember 4, 2011

I will not be on the payroll of any lawyer or any law firm. My opinion will not be dictated other than by my conscience,” the new Associate Justice declared. Cllr. Banks cited a shortcoming in the country's legal system where, so often, ...more »

International Transactions
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Sprint, BofA, News Corp., Mamma.com, Citigroup, AOL, GM in Court News
BloombergSeptember 7, 2011

“Citi informed law enforcement immediately upon discovery of the suspicious transactions and we are cooperating fully to ensure Mr. Foster is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” Bell didn't have an immediate comment yesterday. The case is US v. ...more »

Communications & Media
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Western-Zionist Plot to Create Sectarian Violence in Syria Fails
Worldmeets.usSeptember 4, 2011

Other measures include changes to the electoral and media laws as well as political reform. At the time, people welcomed these reforms, and to some extent, security and calm returned to the country. [Editor's Note: Demonstrators have dismissed the ...more »

It's the law
nwitimes.comSeptember 4, 2011

All residential rental properties within the Dyer corporate limits must be registered annually. There is a registration fee is $25 for each rental dwelling or rooming unit that is due prior to Jan. 31 of each subsequent year after the property is first ...more »

Construction & Development
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'Ego' Drives Oracle, Law Firm Fracas Over $1500
PCWorldSeptember 2, 2011

"Oracle has invested countless hours and billions of dollars in the research and development of its software and support materials," the filing states. "It employs thousands of people across the world, and its financial stability depends in large part ...more »

Locating Funds
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Capps, sheriffs fight law-enforcement cuts
Times Press RecorderSeptember 2, 2011

SCAAP reimburses states and counties for a portion of the costs of incarcerating undocumented immigrant inmates, and COPS provides grants to state, local and tribal law enforcement to hire more police officers and ...more »

Contracts Involving State & Minicipality
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Gov. To NJ: Enjoy This Weekend Down The Shore
Patch.comSeptember 3, 2011

Mayor Vincent Barrella, who was at the ramp at Arnold Avenue to greet Christie when he arrived on Friday afternoon, has often expressed frustration that state law does not allow the municipality to impose taxes on parking lot revenue, like Newark does, ...more »

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
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TTK Partners, LLC Announces Robert F. Barnett, III Has Become a Partner and ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 26, 2011

He possesses over 25 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience. He previously served as Managing Director and Sector Head of BMO Capital Markets' Commercial and Industrial Group, which provided investment banking and commercial ...more »

Corporate Finance & Taxation
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Tax debate symptom of larger impatience
People's Daily OnlineSeptember 2, 2011

The Ministry of Finance announced Wednesday that a person seeking to add the name of their partner on the deed of a property they own would no longer be taxed. The announcement was greeted by many couples with a sense of relief. ...more »

Mortgages & Foreclosures
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Facing foreclosure? Austintown workshop designed to help
Youngstown VindicatorSeptember 25, 2011

Cozmyk will share free legal information about the most-common types of errors and violations found in loan documents and provide an explanation of the laws that protect homeowners when facing foreclosure eviction, the news release said. ...more »

Creditor's Rights
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Next ECB head calls for integration as yields rise
San Francisco ChronicleSeptember 5, 2011

Countries like Greece and Portugal eventually came close to bankruptcy and were saved only by international rescue packages. New legislation that would give budget rules more teeth has been floundering for months as the European Parliament and EU ...more »

Non-Profit Corporations
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Fact Check: Target is among top 10 donors to nonprofit groups
Florida Times-UnionSeptember 4, 2011

Target also is among the top 10 largest donors to nonprofit groups, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy as published by Forbes magazine. For its fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2011, the company gave more than $146 million. ...more »

Customs Disputes
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Cook County Votes To Free Immigrant Inmates Wanted By Feds
Huffington PostSeptember 9, 2011

“The [ordinance] affects anyone charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime who posts their bond or has their case adjudicated," Steve Patterson, a spokesman for sheriff Tom Dart, told the Sun-Times. "If they also have an immigration detainer, ...more »

Professional Corporations
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Widener Law programs to receive prestigious honor
Cecil WhigSeptember 5, 2011

Widener's Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law offers the only master's-level corporate program in the United States accredited with the society, which is an arm of the Health Care Compliance Association. Additionally, Widener offers a ...more »

Debt Collection
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Banks say US tax deal must respect Swiss law
swissinfo.chSeptember 5, 2011

Investigations have widened to around ten Swiss banks and Credit Suisse was recently served with official notice that it was being probed. Stories are also appearing in the media that the US negotiators are losing patience with their Swiss counterparts ...more »

Public Offerings
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Lawyers discuss how San Bruno suits should proceed
abc7news.comSeptember 2, 2011

The attorneys want a public trial. Just about the only thing everyone can agree on is that they want whatever happens to begin as soon as possible. "We do not want piecemeal litigation with confidential settlements behind a steel curtain of secrecy, ...more »

Debt Settlement
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Consumers Battling Unfair Debt Collection Gain Legal Ground Against Debt...
TMC NetSeptember 1, 2011

Howard has been utilizing Morgan Drexen's Integrated Systems, providing him with an accurate system which enables extension of help to consumers facing debt settlement problems and to some extent automates the settlement process. ...more »

Reorganizations & Restructuring
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GM Eyes Profitability in Europe Along With Ford on Improvements
San Francisco ChronicleSeptember 13, 2011

The company, which went through a US bankruptcy reorganization in 2009, also revamped its European operations, including paring production capacity by 20 percent, closing a plant in Belgium and cutting 8000 jobs. The US restructuring has helped GM's ...more »

Directors' & Officers' Liability
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Ventas to Participate in the 2011 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Real ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

... borrowers and managers to obtain and maintain adequate liability and other insurance from reputable and financially stable providers; (r) the impact of increased operating costs and uninsured professional liability claims on the liquidity, ...more »

State & Minicipal Bonds
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Himlan is a peak performer at law, road racing
Presidio SportsSeptember 3, 2011

That means she has had take it easy, as of late … which is pretty tough, as busy as she usually is running around is in her new life: a young attorney launching her career with specialty in family, bankruptcy and business law, working out at Spectrum, ...more »

False Advertising
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Google touts daily deal on home page, a first
Reuters CanadaSeptember 1, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc promoted a Groupon-like daily deals offer on its home page on Wednesday for the first time, a rare instance of the Internet giant using its prized online real estate for advertising. The world's No.1 Web-search ...more »

Trade Associations
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Newport law firm HBJW acquires SRBlegal
WalesOnlineSeptember 7, 2011

The deal, for an undisclosed sum, boosts its commercial law offering in a bid to increase the company's local market share and expand its UK-wide presence. The annual fee income of the now-enlarged firm is £2.5m. ...more »

Federal Contracts
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Minn. law won't block contractors from seeking losses for road work stopped ...
The RepublicSeptember 2, 2011

A last-minute provision in the shutdown-ending budget bars contractors from claiming shutdown-related damages unless their contracts explicitly anticipated the government closure. But Gutknecht says contracts for road projects allow claims from ...more »

Unfair Competition
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Vlingo Lawsuit Charges Nuance With Unfair Competition and Commercial Bribery
XconomySeptember 6, 2011

... two by Vlingo—covering patent infringement claims on both sides, a false advertising suit brought by Nuance against Vlingo, an investor rights case also lodged by Nuance, and last week's unfair competition complaint filed against Nuance by Vlingo. ...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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TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington Confirms He Is Starting A VC Fund
ForbesSeptember 2, 2011

I'm a deputy editor at Forbes, where I cover venture capital and startups and produce Forbes' annual Midas List. Since joining Forbes, I've helped send a bad guy to jail, picked the world's most powerful people, covered a dispute between a drug company ...more »

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