Commercial Bankruptcy. Legal news and articles for March 31 - 31, 2012

Cedar Funding investors at varying stages of closure; ex-owner David Nilsen to ...7000 drivers' names sold to criminals: How DVLA made £21m selling details of ...Ex-partner in Big Law blogs it allEx-partner in Big Law blogs it allPolice Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine ToolEarly learning supporter: What team are they on?BizProf: Tax law changes impact small businessesTribune Broadcasting says no DirecTV deal yetReviving the legal basis for our economic libertyTribune Broadcasting says no DirecTV dealState's biggest verdicts involve business disputesCrowdfunding poses pitfalls for business ownersPower engineers urge CM to save PSPCL from 'bankruptcy'Mitt Romney, who thrived at Harvard, ties Barack Obama to 'Faculty Lounge'Distressed Cities Weigh Bold Tactics in a New Fiscal Era

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Rights Fight Part of Business
CRIENGLISH.comMarch 1, 2012

Legal claims and counterclaims over intellectual property rights have become part of doing business not just in China, but in many other countries as well. So has using litigation, and the threat of litigation, as a commercial weapon.more »

Jefferson County bankruptcy judge says creditors should be allowed to directly ...
al.com (blog)March 2, 2012

By Kent Faulk -- The Birmingham News BIRMINGHAM, Alabama --The judge presiding over Jefferson County's bankruptcy case is asking that the federal court of appeals in Atlanta consider the direct appeals to a January order that, among other things, ...more »

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Cedar Funding investors at varying stages of closure; ex-owner David Nilsen to ...
San Jose Mercury NewsMarch 31, 2012

"It would be nice if white-collar crime didn't pay," she said. "I feel he's going to get a slap on the wrist. "What hurts me is there was no oversight," Long said, wondering why real estate regulators, title companies or others that dealt with Cedar ...more »

7000 drivers' names sold to criminals: How DVLA made £21m selling details of ...
Daily MailMarch 31, 2012

By GEORGE ARBUTHNOTT, ANDY WHELAN, ABUL TAHER and MARTIN DELGADO The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has sold sensitive personal details of more than 7000 drivers to a convicted criminal and his company. Today's revelation comes despite the ...more »

Ex-partner in Big Law blogs it all
Chicago TribuneMarch 31, 2012

He would be regarded as an anachronism in today's large law firm, often colloquially called "Big Law," where lawyers come and go like free agents in professional sports. The revolving door, he said, is a reflection of the prevailing business model that ...more »

Ex-partner in Big Law blogs it all
Chicago TribuneMarch 31, 2012

"I was surprised that a guy with all his talent as a trial lawyer would suddenly become a commentator on the business of law," said Fred Bartlit, a former Kirkland partner best known for guiding George W. Bush's legal effort in Florida's disputed ...more »

Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool
New York TimesMarch 31, 2012

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it ...more »

Early learning supporter: What team are they on?
Minneapolis Star TribuneMarch 31, 2012

Leonard Street is among the law firms committed to increasing the number of minority lawyers above the 7 percent now in private practice and 13 percent in government service. The firm's scholars are working in law firms, business, government and ...more »

BizProf: Tax law changes impact small businesses
East Valley TribuneMarch 31, 2012

Dear Professor Bruce: As a small business owner, tax day is fast approaching for my firm. What can I do to help maximize my savings? Answer: Every penny counts, so maximizing your return can be extremely important. Understanding recent tax law changes ...more »

Tribune Broadcasting says no DirecTV deal yet
Wall Street JournalMarch 31, 2012

The satellite television provider also wondered whether Tribune was having difficulty negotiating because of its bankruptcy process. "Threatening station blackouts to extract an exorbitant fee for all of Tribune's content may provide an improved return ...more »

Reviving the legal basis for our economic liberty
Kansas City StarMarch 31, 2012

One purpose of that amendment's protection of “the privileges or immunities” of American citizenship was to defend the economic liberties of freed slaves from laws restricting entry into trades and businesses. In 1873, in a 5-4 decision in the ...more »

Tribune Broadcasting says no DirecTV deal
Belleville News DemocratMarch 31, 2012

In a statement late Saturday, Tribune Broadcasting said that without a deal in place, by federal law DirecTV cannot carry the signal of Tribune's local television stations after midnight, when the agreement expires. The affected markets include New ...more »

State's biggest verdicts involve business disputes
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 31, 2012

But data compiled by the National Law Journal - and highlighted by the Consumer Attorneys of California, which fights restrictions on lawsuits - shows a different dynamic was in play in California courts last year. The biggest verdicts in California in ...more »

Crowdfunding poses pitfalls for business owners
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 31, 2012

But business owners also face risks if they choose to raise money this way, including the chance of getting personally sued under securities laws and getting distracted by lots of small investors. They also might find it harder to raise venture capital ...more »

Power engineers urge CM to save PSPCL from 'bankruptcy'
Hindustan TimesMarch 31, 2012

Alerting the state government over the alarming commercial losses of the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL), the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) engineers' association has urged the chief minister to save the organisation.more »

Mitt Romney, who thrived at Harvard, ties Barack Obama to 'Faculty Lounge'
MassLive.comMarch 31, 2012

Like the president, the former Massachusetts governor is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Unlike the commander-in-chief, Romney also has a second Harvard graduate degree, in business. While bashing Harvard is intended to paint Obama as an ivory tower ...more »

Distressed Cities Weigh Bold Tactics in a New Fiscal Era
New York TimesMarch 31, 2012

New woes were unfolding elsewhere even as a capacity crowd of government officials, investors, lawyers and credit analysts were gathering here to discuss the trend. In Jefferson County, Ala. — which filed the biggest Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in ...more »

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