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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 »

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 »

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Advertising
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Governor Signs Simitian Bill that Aids Victims of Data Breaches
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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Harris myCFO® Appoints Francine Lee as Director
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

Ms. Lee has more than 25 years experience in wealth management and tax law at industry leading organizations, serving most recently as a Senior Vice President, Head of Family Wealth Advisory Services-Americas for a global financial institution where ...more »

Antitrust Law, Domestic
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WinInfo Short Takes, September 2, 2011
Windows IT ProSeptember 2, 2011

It goes like this: A company called MyTriggers.com filed a private antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the online giant of boycotting the firm in its search results. Here's the Microsoft connection: MyTriggers.com was represented by Microsoft's ...more »

Franchising
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Patterson Law Firm Attorney Christine Rosso Named by Martindale-Hubbell as One ...
BenzingaSeptember 1, 2011

Less than 5% of women lawyers have achieved this top rating. This recent recognition by Martindale-Hubbell puts her among the elite women of the legal industry. Christine graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2009. ...more »

Gaming Law
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9/11 A DECADE LATER Quinn jabs Chicago aldermen over parking meter lease
Chicago TribuneSeptember 9, 2011

Pat Quinn took a little shot today at Chicago aldermen who passed a resolution urging him to sign into law a major gambling expansion that would net the city a casino. “This is the same City Council that approved a parking meter proposal. ...more »

Banking Law
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Utah Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Preliminary Injunction Against Bank of ...
KCSGSeptember 1, 2011

Attorney General's Letter The Utah Attorney General accused Bank of America of illegal foreclosure activities using the foreclosure company ReconTrust, NA In the letter, Shurtleff said that ReconTrust is in violation of Utah law as set forth in Utah ...more »

Government Construction Contracts
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Contract Agreement signed to kick start APS classroom block
Solomon StarSeptember 14, 2011

A contract agreement for the construction of the Auki Primary School classroom building was signed between members of the APS fundraising committee, the government, APS and JF building construction yesterday at the Honiara Hotel. ...more »

Business Formation
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Perry Used Jet of Donor Who Faces SEC Probe
Fox NewsSeptember 3, 2011

Rick Perry and his family have made presidential campaign trips aboard a jet owned by a wealthy contributor who is under investigation for possible securities fraud by Texas regulators and the Securities and Exchange Commission. ...more »

Institutional Investing
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Madoff, Solyndra, Lehman, NewPage, Inspirada: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekSeptember 9, 2011

Where Rakoff was quick to take lawsuits out of bankruptcy court that involve federal securities laws, he had reservations about the pure bankruptcy-based suits. The Weiss suit is Picard v. The M&B Weiss Family Limited Partnership, 10-04241, ...more »

Commercial
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Rock County Sheriff's Office investigating another rash of burglaries
Janesville GazetteSeptember 3, 2011

A rash of burglaries also were reported in the city of Janesville this week, including five residential and two commercial burglaries, as well as others earlier in the month. Initial investigation revealed no connection or similarities between the ...more »

Meeting Chinese IP Law Demands with Agreement between Wolters Kluwer and ...
Reuters (press release)September 6, 2011

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, a global division of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with annual revenues (2010) of €3.6 billion and approximately 19000 people, serves professionals in the areas of law, business...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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Friday, Sept. 2, 2011: Cloud over Skaneateles program to kick off season
NY State Sportswriters Association (blog)September 2, 2011

Leading off today: A simmering controversy surrounding the Skaneateles football team moved onto the front burner Friday when The Post-Standard reported that an infusion of new players enrolling at the school has triggered an internal investigation by ...more »

Commercial Leasing
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Brokers say commercial retail market stabilizing
Aspen Daily NewsSeptember 3, 2011

The last real bargain lease was made a year ago, Langley added. Commercial brokers also agreed that rent prices have stabilized and as a result, the pop-up retail stores that once were popular in the local market are no longer a viable option for ...more »

International Transactions
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Primerus Welcomes The Gallagher Law Firm
PR Web (press release)September 6, 2011

The firm represents businesses, families, and individuals throughout Michigan with a variety of legal services in Administrative Law, Aged and Aging, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy, Banks & Banking Law, Business Law, ...more »

Communications & Media
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BART cellphone shutdown sparks FCC petition
FierceGovernmentITSeptember 1, 2011

In an emergency petition for a declaratory ruling (.pdf), groups including Public Knowledge, the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, say federal communication law gives the FCC authority to issue rules preventing ...more »

Bloomberg writer admits to perjury to obtain FL concealed firearms license
Examiner.comSeptember 12, 2011

Upon being notified of the pertinent facts by Mr. Crewdson himself, the state has suspended his concealed carry license, and rightfully so. The State of Florida issues concealed carry licenses to eligible law-abiding citizens, and in attempting to ...more »

Construction & Development
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Rush to file condemnation cases in Jones County
ReporterNews.comSeptember 2, 2011

A power line construction company filed 21 condemnation suits Wednesday in Jones County, one day before a new law took effect designed to provide added protection for landowners in eminent domain negotiations. ...more »

Locating Funds
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trapped on boat people policy again
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 4, 2011

The Court found that the Migration Act did not supercede or subrogate the Adoption Act. The big problem with processing them in Australia is their access to lawyers, Australian law and our money to use it. Make them persona non grata until they are ...more »

Contracts Involving State & Minicipality
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Maine GOP Chair: Students Should Pay Taxes If They Want To Vote
TPMMuckrakerSeptember 1, 2011

Back in July, Webster made a list of 200 college students whom he claimed are committing voter fraud because they pay out-of-state tuition rates but are registered to vote in the state. According to Eric Russell of the Bangor Daily News, ...more »

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
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AltaCorp Capital Announces Opening of Toronto Office
Canada NewsWire (press release)September 14, 2011

The new Bay Street office, situated in the hub of Toronto's financial district, will provide services in corporate mergers and acquisitions, property acquisitions and divestitures, equity and alternative financing, institutional equity sales and ...more »

Corporate Finance & Taxation
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From wives to cakes: China's taxing issues
CNN International (blog)September 1, 2011

Rather than rejoice, Chinese netizens are howling about new tax regulations that impact couples seeking to marry. More galling is a new interpretation of tax law that says employees must now pay taxes on gifts of seasonal cakes – popular boxes of ...more »

Mortgages & Foreclosures
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Pittsburgh seeking new ways to keep up with number of vacant properties
Pittsburgh Post GazetteSeptember 18, 2011

He turned to a land bank model that new laws and property tax reforms in Michigan made possible. The land bank allows the county to take ownership of thousands of tax-delinquent properties quickly through tax foreclosure and reuse them to advance ...more »

Creditor's Rights
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National Commercial Auctioneers to Auction High-Visibility Commercial Property ...
Sacramento BeeSeptember 8, 2011

National Commercial Auctioneers is a nationwide auction company that specializes in commercial sales for banks, special servicers, receivers, Trustee's and bankruptcy courts. Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, ...more »

Non-Profit Corporations
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Judge: fired for complaining on Facebook? You're rehired!
ZDNet (blog)September 8, 2011

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan has found that the Buffalo nonprofit organization Hispanics United unlawfully discharged five employees after they posted comments on Facebook concerning working conditions. ...more »

Customs Disputes
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Kirby McInerney LLP Announces $3.85 Million Settlement of Whistleblower Case ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

NEW YORK, Sep 1, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Kirby McInerney LLP today has announced the $3.85 million settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit relating to a decade-long customs fraud scheme conducted by a Hong-Kong based jewelry manufacturer and ...more »

Professional Corporations
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Lack of analogy in MCA, law min view impacting 2G case: CBI
Moneycontrol.comSeptember 6, 2011

They also indicated that divergent views from Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and the law ministry on Loop-Essar relationship are impacting their probe. "It will take a few more days to finalise the third chargesheet. CBI will file the chargesheet ...more »

Debt Collection
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Harrisburg City Council Rejects Fiscal Plan to Rescue Pennsylvania Capital
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

The capital is barred from declaring bankruptcy before July, according to a Pennsylvania law that also calls for the city to lose state funds if it does. Councilman Kelvin Summerford, who supported the mayor's plan, said its defeat further clouds the ...more »

Public Offerings
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Former Dawson County Public Official Sentenced for Tax and Bankruptcy Fraud
7thSpace Interactive (press release)September 14, 2011

United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said, “Public officials who are caught lying, stealing, and abusing their position of trust will end up in jail. This defendant stole from the people of Dawson County to enrich herself. ...more »

Debt Settlement
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Debt Repayment Assistance With Bad Credit–Debt Settlement Not The Only Option ...
Red, White, and Blue PressSeptember 7, 2011

Debt settlement programs are one route that some consumers take due to the fact that it will allow them to come to an agreement with creditors that will essentially let them pay one lump sum or a set amount so that their debt will be forgiven, ...more »

Reorganizations & Restructuring
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Ambac files new bankruptcy plan with regulator OK
Thomson Reuters News & InsightSeptember 22, 2011

Sept 22 (Reuters) - Ambac Financial Group Inc has filed an amended bankruptcy plan after reaching a settlement with its Wisconsin regulator, which could avert a liquidation for what was once the second-largest US bond insurer. ...more »

Directors' & Officers' Liability
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13th corp seeks land as way out of insolvency
Alaskajournal.comSeptember 1, 2011

Rawley became president of 13th Regional in 2006, when former President Norman Ream resigned along with the rest of the board of directors following a $2 million unauthorized investment, allegations of self-dealing and a resulting $10 million liability...more »

State & Minicipal Bonds
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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 »

False Advertising
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AHIMA Selects Leadtail to Develop Online Marketing and Advertising Programs
PR Web (press release)September 1, 2011

AHIMA, the premier association for health information management professionals, has selected Leadtail, experts in online marketing and advertising, to develop and implement its online branding and awareness strategy. AHIMA recently launched a major ...more »

Trade Associations
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ITC to investigate HTC complaint against Apple
CNET (blog)September 27, 2011

The US International Trade Commission announced today that its members have voted to begin an investigation on HTC's behalf into whether Apple infringes on HTC's intellectual property with its mobile phones, tablets, and computers. ...more »

Federal Contracts
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End to child-welfare privatization urged
Omaha World-HeraldSeptember 8, 2011

HHS failed to secure possession of important, as well as potentially confidential, documents relating to client services after terminating its contract with Visinet. » HHS failed to reconcile provider billings in N-FOCUS, the agency's main computer ...more »

Unfair Competition
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PRECIOUS METALS - European Opening View - Markets await direction for payrolls
FXstreet.comSeptember 2, 2011

Should this be the case we are likely to see another rout of risk exposure; the threat to gold however is if the number is surprisingly strong and could see more of the excess liquidity taken out of the market and rushing back into equities as investor ...more »

Federal Grants
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There Are Two Big Reasons Why Goldman Sachs Just Got Sued For Fraud Again
Business InsiderSeptember 5, 2011

The reason Goldman the company is sued for manufacturing these documents and not the people named seems to be that Goldman 1) provided money to the mortgage originators so that they would grant more mortgages to borrowers and sell them to Goldman to ...more »

Venture Capital
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IBM Visits 'Big Data' Arena
Wall Street JournalSeptember 7, 2011

Chief Executive Samuel J. Palmisano came to Silicon Valley last month and met with venture-capital firms to explore how to take advantage of shifts in "big data," becoming the latest tech executive to tap the connections of early-stage investors. ...more »

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