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Corrections supervisor investigated
KRQESeptember 1, 2011

SANTA FE, NM (KRQE) - A top dog with the state's Probation and Parole department, who is already being investigated for allegedly cheating on his time card, is facing another investigation for shooting a gun on prison grounds. ...more »

Ethics panel launches investigation of former prison administrator
Statesman JournalSeptember 1, 2011

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is moving forward with a full investigation into whether a former state prison administrator violated the law by going to work for a company he helped choose for a multi-million-dollar state contract. ...more »

Business Law News and Stories

Advertising
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Google wins antitrust case against Ohio firm
InquirerSeptember 2, 2011

The law requires it to show that competition in general suffered due to Google's alleged actions, the judge said, and thus he handed Google a victory that will give the advertising giant hope. It is hard for companies to show widespread damage done by ...more »

Foreign Investments
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Russia Fights Cold War Angst With Cash as Crisis Eases East Europe Drive
BloombergSeptember 4, 2011

The hunger for investment is changing attitudes in Poland, the European Union's largest eastern economy that has resisted Russian investments since breaking from communist rule in 1989. In the Baltic port of Gdansk, the birthplace of Poland's anti- ...more »

Antitrust Law, Domestic
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Practicing law a family business for Davises
Salisbury PostSeptember 1, 2011

Attorney James A. Davis II took the oath Tuesday morning which allows him to practice law in North Carolina. He will do so out of the same office as his father, James A. Davis, who stood next to his son during the swearing-in at the Rowan County ...more »

Franchising
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Two Men and A Truck fights protests over expansion attempt
Pittsburgh Business TimesSeptember 2, 2011

Dottie and Ray Coll own a Two Men and A Truck franchise in Pittsburgh. They have petitioned for permission to expand their service. A Pittsburgh moving company wants to expand its operating territory beyond the borders of Allegheny County, ...more »

Gaming Law
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Empire Resorts Notifies New York Lottery of Opposition to Concord Associates ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 22, 2011

... lottery gaming agent and an interested party, Monticello Casino and Raceway opposes the Application -- as well as Concord's pending application with the New York State Racing and Wagering Board -- as both are inconsistent with New York law and New ...more »

Banking Law
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Senate panel OKs inquiry into bank deposits without owner's permission
GMANews.TVSeptember 1, 2011

The Senate sub-committee on Anti-Money Laundering Law Amendments has agreed to amend a provision in the law which would allow the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) examine suspicious bank deposits even without the permission of the account owner. ...more »

Government Construction Contracts
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Report: Serious flaws in NJ pay-to-play law
Houston ChronicleSeptember 15, 2011

TRENTON, NJ (AP) — It's so easy for local governments to circumvent a New Jersey law intended to keep political contributions from influencing public contract awards that the restrictions are basically meaningless, ...more »

Business Formation
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S. Ogden council candidates tackle crime, business
StandardNetSeptember 1, 2011

SOUTH OGDEN -- Candidates face several complicated issues, including attracting new businesses and cultivating a relationship with Ogden to prevent crime from being pushed into South Ogden. Seven South Ogden City Council candidates ...more »

Institutional Investing
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Opinion: Some basic facts on Alaska's continuing oil tax debate
Alaskajournal.comSeptember 7, 2011

Some lobbying folks immediately sent out e-mail and web claims that the rigs were contracted for in 2007, before BP knew about the 2007 adoption of our new oil tax law. They spread the assertion, and unflattering things about myself and Sen. ...more »

Commercial
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The American Lawyer Finds Money Not Buying Associate Loyalty
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. ALM's market-leading brands include The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, ...more »

Steve Jobs's Law: Why Founders Make the Best Leaders
The AtlanticSeptember 1, 2011

But in a startup company, the interests of the majority investors and the interests of the company are not always aligned. Most obviously, if the company gets a new round of funding at a low valuation, the current investors can benefit--if they are the ...more »

Commercial Bankruptcy
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THE LABOR BEHIND LABOR DAY
Sky Valley ChronicleSeptember 5, 2011

The biggest corporate bankruptcy in American history, Enron, was caused by corporate corruption at the highest levels of that company. The same company that had been praised in business magazine after magazine and on TV shows as a shining beacon of ...more »

Internal Investigative Services
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Rule on problem captain
Palm Beach PostSeptember 7, 2011

Jupiter police have no explanation for why the internal probe has dragged on for so long. Internal affairs investigations sometimes run several months, but this case was piggybacking on a completed criminal case. Police Chief Frank Kitzerow said in ...more »

Commercial Leasing
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Real Estate Leases
Tulsa WorldSeptember 1, 2011

Palmer Continuum of Care Inc. leased 2163 square feet in Lewis Park, 5319 S. Lewis Ave., through Beacon Commercial Group Ltd. and Tulsaproperties.com. Serenity Hospice expanded a lease to 2195 square feet at Crow Creek, 3220 S. Peoria Ave., ...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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Commission screens media law implementation
EurActivSeptember 2, 2011

He also made clear that the letters had nothing to do with the controversy over Hungary's media law which raged for the first few months of the year, stressing that this chapter had been successfully closed. The Commission's concerns regarding ...more »

Total Licensing, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Walter Sims as Interim ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

Except as required by applicable law, we assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these ...more »

Construction & Development
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Lawyer ready for migration scrap
The AustralianSeptember 6, 2011

But he said a "much more difficult issue" would be amending the law to overcome the Immigration Minister's guardianship responsibilities to unaccompanied minors. "I fail to see how the government could seek to fire-proof any amendments to this act from ...more »

Locating Funds
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Ionia Law Enforcement Torch Fun Run and Fire Truck Pull
Sentinel-StandardSeptember 3, 2011

The first Ionia 5K Law Enforcement Torch Fun Run, Walk and Fire Truck Pull will be held at the Ionia Free Fair grounds Sept. 17. Deadline to register for the events is Sept. 10. The event is based on the statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run. ...more »

Contracts Involving State & Minicipality
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Mayor heads up AMO delegation concerned with rising policing costs
EMC ArnpriorSeptember 1, 2011

In 2005, the municipality opted not to sign a contract with the OPP because the new contract saw increased costs of over $2 million. When a request was made to the OPP for a detailed explanation as to where the number came from and why there seemed to ...more »

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
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McGladrey Capital Markets Leads Negotiations as TeamHealth Acquires the ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 13, 2011

The firm's services include mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, capital raising, fairness opinions and restructurings. McGladrey Capital Markets, which offers in-depth expertise in many distinct industry sectors, brings together ...more »

Corporate Finance & Taxation
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Sales tax rebates causing budget woes in some localities
Arkansas NewsSeptember 4, 2011

The Streamline Sales Tax Project includes tax law simplification, more efficient administrative procedures and use of computer technology to reduce the burden of tax collection on those out-of-state companies. In 2008, several new laws approved by the ...more »

Mortgages & Foreclosures
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Exploring non-judicial foreclosure process
Historic City NewsSeptember 21, 2011

Governor Rick Scott, House Speaker Dean Cannon and Senate President Mike Haridopolos all say they are interested in considering legislation to change Florida laws so judges won't have to referee foreclosures. At issue is the amount of time and cost ...more »

Creditor's Rights
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Financial firms merciless on debtors
Korea TimesSeptember 7, 2011

“We exercise our rights as creditors in accordance with rules and procedures.” Taking the severity into consideration, seizure and cancellation of insurance policies have been forbidden since July 6 this year. Although financial institutions say that ...more »

Non-Profit Corporations
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Laumeier Adds Three New Trustees to Non-Profit Board
STLtoday.comSeptember 10, 2011

Each will serve on the 34-member Board that oversees the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which operates Laumeier Sculpture Park in partnership with St. Louis County Parks. “I am thrilled to welcome three new exciting community leaders to the Laumeier ...more »

Customs Disputes
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UTi Worldwide Reports Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Results
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

UTi Worldwide Inc. is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company providing air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage and other supply ...more »

Professional Corporations
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Romney plan ends Obama health law, cuts taxes on corporations, individuals
Alexandria Town TalkSeptember 6, 2011

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney detailed a plan to rejuvenate the US economy here Tuesday, saying he would repeal President Barack Obama's health-care law, cut the corporate tax rate, sanction and reduce taxes on savings and investment by ...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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Petaluma City Council pushes comments to meeting's end
Santa Rosa Press DemocratSeptember 15, 2011

The issue centers on the three minutes provided in Petaluma for individal speakers to talk about any subject, separate from public comment related to specific agenda items. City Attorney Eric Danly advised the council that City Council meetings aren't ...more »

Debt Settlement
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Identity theft & scam prevention seminar
TribLocalSeptember 1, 2011

The program, which is free and open to the public, will teach participants how to protect themselves from financial exploitation in health-care fraud, debt settlement and consolidation traps, check-cashing scams, fraudulent businesses and what their ...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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PNP files plunder raps vs Mike A., others
Philippine StarSeptember 2, 2011

Both officials have denied liability in the purchase of second-hand helicopters in hearings conducted by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee. Retired and active officials of the PNP, who were part of the bids and awards and inspection and acceptance ...more »

State & Minicipal Bonds
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FYI: Business
Tulsa WorldSeptember 11, 2011

Tulsa-based Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson LLP has accepted an invitation to join Meritas, a global alliance of business law firms. The affiliation offers Doerner Saunders and its clients access to legal insight from more than 7000 lawyers in the ...more »

False Advertising
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On the Move with Matt Andrews, Brian Harney and more
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)September 3, 2011

Birmingham's Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker LLC has been named as a "Firm to Watch" in India Business Law Journal's annual survey of international law firms. Haskell Slaughter said it is the only Alabama-based law firm on the list and one of only ...more »

Trade Associations
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Company accused of illegal export
The Japan TimesSeptember 14, 2011

Shin-Toyo Kikai Kogyo Co. allegedly exported the pump to an automotive steel manufacturer in Guangdong Province in December 2008 without obtaining the trade minister's permission, in violation of the Foreign Trade Law. The company, based in Koshigaya, ...more »

Federal Contracts
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Rebuilding after Irene? Watch for contractor scams
NorthJersey.comSeptember 4, 2011

The National Consumer Law Center reported in late 2008 that complaints about contractor fraud to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office leaped to 6000 in the two years after Hurricane Katrina, from about 150 a year prior to the storm. ...more »

Unfair Competition
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Van Horn's Take on Tort Reform Bill
Memphis Daily News (blog)September 8, 2011

He currently focuses his practice on business torts, unfair competition, insurance coverage disputes, complex commercial litigation and product liability. Here's his take on the Tort Reform Bill passed this year that didn't make it into the article. ...more »

Federal Grants
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Congress Returns to Face ESEA, Ed. Funding Issues
Education Week NewsSeptember 6, 2011

The president even hinted at the possibility of federal funding to stave off further teacher-job cuts. “We've got the capacity right now to help local school districts make sure that they're not laying off more teachers,” Mr. Obama said. ...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 »

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