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Arapahoe County voters to consider open space sales tax extension
Our Colorado NewsSeptember 1, 2011

1 to consider extending the 0.25 percent open space sales and use tax. The tax is dedicated to preserving natural areas, enhancing neighborhood parks, building and maintaining trail connections and protecting heritage areas. ...more »

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 »

Business Law News and Stories

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Live Police Scanner
Chaska HeraldSeptember 5, 2011

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Foreign Investments
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Chinese internet vehicles to face scrutiny
Financial TimesSeptember 1, 2011

The regulations, meant to clarify national security reviews of foreign investments in Chinese companies, stipulate that foreign investors will not avoid a review through techniques such as contracts that give them control over a domestic firm, ...more »

Antitrust Law, Domestic
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Antitrust Suit Hems AT&T
Wall Street JournalSeptember 3, 2011

The government lost that case because the court ruled it had defined the market too narrowly. AT&T believes the Justice Department has again incorrectly defined the market by focusing on the country as a whole and believes that gives the company ...more »

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38 Attorneys at Preti Flaherty Selected by Peers for Inclusion in The Best ...
PR Web (press release)September 2, 2011

Timothy J. Bryant of Falmouth for Franchise Law; Peter S. Carlisle of South Portland for Sports Law; John P. Doyle, Jr. of Falmouth for Health Care Law; Gregory P. Hansel of Cape Elizabeth for Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Law and Mass Tort ...more »

Gaming Law
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Middleborough Lawsuit Could Delay Mashpee Tribe Casino Hopes
CapeNews.netSeptember 9, 2011

“A state gaming law that provides a tribal preference in a state licensing process is facially unconstitutional as race-based discrimination that violates the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution,” Ms. Sajer wrote. ...more »

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

... Patent Law Marcy E. Kurtz - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy Thomas D. Manford III - Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Edgar J. Marston III - Corporate Governance Law, ...more »

Government Construction Contracts
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Outdated computer systems threaten state services
San Jose Mercury NewsSeptember 4, 2011

... of a crash that would interrupt crucial government accounting services. In Colorado, a crash of the state's central financial reporting system would stall payments for food stamps and construction contracts and affect nearly every state agency, ...more »

Business Formation
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Analysis: A decade since 9/11 - Revitalisation of Lower Manhattan
Financial NewsSeptember 4, 2011

The corporation, initially chaired by John Whitehead, former co-chairman of Goldman Sachs, was set up by New York governor George Pataki and mayor Rudolph Giuliani to co-ordinate with The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to plan the future of ...more »

Institutional Investing
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FGIC, Lehman, Madoff, A&P, Borders, Gateway Metro: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekSeptember 13, 2011

19, 2008, in the same court, with a trustee appointed under the Securities Investor Protection Act. The Lehman holding company Chapter 11 case is In re Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., 08-13555, while the liquidation proceeding under the Securities ...more »

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Former Redskins General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer David Donovan ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

The firm represents clients in complex civil and criminal litigation, corporate investigations and international arbitrations. Its lawyers receive national and international recognition as top-rated practitioners. The inaugural 2010 Best Law Firm ...more »

Harrisburg Faces Limbo of Missed Payroll, Default, Takeover
BusinessWeekSeptember 2, 2011

“I am not so sure the state had our best interests at heart,” Miller said. “I think we should have filed for bankruptcy. I think we would have gotten more bargaining power.” A law passed this year bars Harrisburg from seeking court protection until ...more »

Commercial Bankruptcy
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Leagle.comSeptember 5, 2011

The court finds that the appellant failed to file a designation of items to be included in the record on appeal and a statement of issues to be presented as required by Rule 8006 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure. ...more »

Internal Investigative Services
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Deepwater Horizon investigations: a compendium
FuelFix (blog)September 14, 2011

Internal investigation led by BP safety chief Mark Bly — Sept. 8, 2010 The blowout was largely the fault of BP contractors including Deepwater Horizon rig owner Transocean and cement contractor Halliburton, and of BP's own rig-based workers. ...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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Making Headway in the Movement to Protect the World's Sharks
New York TimesSeptember 10, 2011

The last 12 months have seen a flurry of laws, regulations and industry actions to end the international trade in the age-old delicacy, including bans on shark fin sales in Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and parts of Canada. Last week, the California ...more »

Communications & Media
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Platform for success with cross-media
ProPrintSeptember 4, 2011

As a result, print risks losing out to other media in the future of marketing communications. Marketers are bombarded with non-print communications options and, if it is to play a significant role in the marketing mix, print needs to get its voice ...more »

Stephen Mayson - ABS licensing is a 'shambles'
Law GazetteSeptember 7, 2011

Townsend told the Gazette separately that he hoped the SRA will be able to license ABSs 'by the turn of the year'. He added that the regulator has had 'in-depth' discussions' with 50 firms looking at becoming ABSs, some of which were not law firms. ...more »

Construction & Development
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AFL-CIO Providing $134M for Penn South's Rehabilitation
Citybizlist Real EstateSeptember 1, 2011

The union's pension capital will be used to renovated the 10-building complex and create 610 union construction jobs in the process. Wells Fargo has partnered with the union on the loan. "Our investment is helping sustain a vital urban community that ...more »

Locating Funds
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Corporate political funds may be unmasked
UPI.comSeptember 4, 2011

... Columbia, Yale and similar institutions] whose teaching and research focus on corporate and securities law." "We differ in our views on the extent to which corporate political spending is beneficial for, or detrimental to, shareholder interests," ...more »

Contracts Involving State & Minicipality
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RAK candidates step up campaigning in race to FNC
Gulf TodaySeptember 2, 2011

Mubarak Al Shamsi, chairman of the RAK Municipality and member of the RAK committee, said that the municipality has contracts with advertising companies that manage public announcement services in the emirate and many candidates are seeking to campaign ...more »

Mortgages & Foreclosures
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Defenses to assessment foreclosure do exist
Sun-Sentinel (blog)September 16, 2011

Associations that maintain accurate bookkeeping and comply with the governing documents and state law should quickly be able to foreclose. Donna commented that the only defense against assessment foreclosure is that the debt is not owed. ...more »

Corporate Finance & Taxation
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Promoter lashes out at tax
The AgeSeptember 2, 2011

PROMOTER Andrew McManus has blamed the Taxation Office for the collapse of one of his touring companies, which went into liquidation last week owing more than $4.2 million. Corporate records show the ATO is owed more than $1.1 million by Andrew McManus ...more »

Non-Profit Corporations
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JPMorgan Chase, Bofa, KKR, Madoff, Dow, Ford in Court News
BloombergSeptember 12, 2011

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), 09-01110, In re Morgan Stanley (MS) Pass-Through Certificates Litigation, 09-02137, and In re IndyMac Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation, 09-04583, US District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan); ...more »

Creditor's Rights
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Parc St. Charles hotel sold out of bankruptcy
NOLA.comSeptember 1, 2011

Doing business as 2 Lee Circle Associates LLC, the group plans a $7 million renovation and will rename the property the Hotel Modern New Orleans. Hotelier Mike Valentino, who runs Valentino New Orleans Hotels, purchased two former Decatur properties. ...more »

Professional Corporations
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Appeals Court Rejects Virginia Challenge To Obamacare
ForbesSeptember 8, 2011

I am a senior editor at Forbes, covering legal affairs, corporate finance, macroeconomics and the occasional sailing story. I was the Southwest Bureau manager for Forbes in Houston from 1999 to 2003, when I returned home to Connecticut for a Knight ...more »

Customs Disputes
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Mexico–US begin poultry anti-dumping hearing
WorldPoultry.netSeptember 1, 2011

Representatives from both industries and their lawyers gathered in Mexico City this week for a rare conciliatory hearing called by the Mexican Unit of International Trade Practices (UPCI), part of the Mexican Secretariat of Economy (Economia). ...more »

Public Offerings
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Park Won-soon, lawyer turned leading activist
The Korea HeraldSeptember 7, 2011

The public's attention has turned to lawyer-turned-civil activist Park Won-soon, as professor. Ahn Cheol-soo declined to run in the upcoming Seoul mayoral by-election, throwing his support behind Park. “Park has long dedicated himself to promoting ...more »

Debt Collection
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Bankruptcy Restriction Orders: HRMC gets tough with bankrupt businesses
Director of Finance onlineSeptember 5, 2011

But with HMRC and the Official Receiver taking an increasingly tough stance, it would be very dangerous to underestimate the long term consequences of being an owner of a bankrupt business.” “The authorities are making an example out of business owners ...more »

Reorganizations & Restructuring
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Bank of America considers laying off 10 percent of workforce
Catholic OnlineSeptember 9, 2011

... of its restructuring. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Bank of America Executives met this week in Charlotte to make final decisions on the staff reductions. The bank has already cut at least 6000 jobs this year as part of its reorganization. ...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 »

State & Minicipal Bonds
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Vedder Price: Magotteaux a Critical Reminder for Businesses to Protect ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

Vedder Price PC is a business-oriented law firm composed of 265 attorneys with offices in Chicago, New York and Washington, DC The firm offers clients a wide range of services in three core practice areas: Corporate, Labor & Employment and Litigation. ...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 »

Trade Associations
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WTO panel rules US tuna labels too restrictive
The Associated PressSeptember 15, 2011

GENEVA (AP) — The popular "dolphin-safe" labels used to market tuna sold in the US are illegal because they restrict too much trade, a World Trade Organization panel ruled Thursday in handing a partial victory to Mexico. The WTO panel concluded the ...more »

False Advertising
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Seminar offered on elder law
Township JournalSeptember 1, 2011

Mr. Pasculli specializes in business law and contracts, real estate, and elder law (which includes wills, estates, guardianships and Medicaid planning). He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Just prior to joining the firm in ...more »

Unfair Competition
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Builders in line of fire
Hindustan TimesSeptember 1, 2011

Recent rulings by Competition Commission of India (CCI) against realty developer DLF for unfair trade practices in two cases seems to have given a ray of hope to several property owners who are disgruntled due to non-delivery of services on time. ...more »

Federal Contracts
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Employer group calls for individual contracts
ABC OnlineSeptember 5, 2011

The group's CEO, Heather Ridout, said the Government's Fair Work Act should be amended and called for the return of individual contracts. SUE LANNIN: Heather Ridout has advised the Federal Government on major economic issues including tax reforms and ...more »

Venture Capital
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Tim Chang Jumps From Norwest To Mayfield
Wall Street Journal (blog)September 6, 2011

Tim Chang, a venture capitalist at Norwest Venture Partners who is part of a younger generation of Silicon Valley investors, is making a jump to venture-capital firm Mayfield Fund. Naveen Chaddha, a Mayfield Fund managing director, ...more »

Federal Grants
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Tompkins: Three new Texas laws go into effect today
Houston ChronicleSeptember 1, 2011

To receive federal boating safety grants used to help fund TPWD's water safety enforcement, Texas is required to collect boating accident statistics and pass them along to the Coast Guard. Under the new rules, a boat operator involved in an accident in ...more »


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