Commercial. Legal news and articles for August 31 - 31, 2011

3 finalists chosen for vacant Nevada court seatBusiness-School BulletinOutdated legal system in need of substantial reformExpert-Network Trial Gets Under Way'Best Lawyers' Recognizes 18 Arnall Golden Gregory AttorneysEcuador Owes Chevron $96 Million for Delays Past, Hague Court RulesGodfrey & Kahn, SC: Announces 2011 Best Lawyer rankingsAirtel to suspend Utl callsFlash Forward with Spansion General Counsel Scot GriffinMurder case against Memphis teen awaits second mental evaluationFears of power shortfalls undimmedEight Williams Kastner Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America(R) ListYuan internationalization takes off in Hong KongWestfield Health employees took part in an Olympic-style competitionMining Giant Backs New Australian International Arbitration Rules

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Business digest: Law firm launches immigration blog
The News-PressAugust 22, 2011

A Fort Myers law firm now offers tips on securing immigrant visas or advice on hiring foreign nationals. Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt created "The Immigration Blog" to enhance its immigration law practice. It will focus on all aspects of ...more »

Mendoza joins Murphy Desmond SC
Wisconsin State JournalAugust 25, 2011

MADISON - Attorney Mario Mendoza has joined the law firm of Murphy Desmond SC, practicing in the areas of Business Law, Municipal Law and Administrative / Regulatory Law & Government Relations. Mendoza has extensive experience in contracts and contract ...more »

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3 finalists chosen for vacant Nevada court seat
Houston ChronicleAugust 31, 2011

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two attorneys from state agencies and a Las Vegas-based commercial lawyer are finalists for the vacant Clark County District Court seat formerly held by Jackie Glass. Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Douglas announced ...more »

Business-School Bulletin
Wall Street JournalAugust 31, 2011

The new degree program combines an undergraduate or graduate degree—in financial services, international business, marketing or accounting—with work toward a professional qualification. The school currently has a job-placement rate of about 85%, ...more »

Outdated legal system in need of substantial reform
Irish TimesAugust 31, 2011

A successful attempt was made some years ago to fast-track the larger commercial cases but they have to involve over €1 million to be considered for this treatment. Earlier there was an ultimately successful effort to have the assessment of damages in ...more »

Expert-Network Trial Gets Under Way
Wall Street JournalAugust 31, 2011

A lawyer for Mr. Saripella didn't immediately return a phone call seeking comment. This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. Distribution and use of this material are governed by our Subscriber Agreement and by copyright law. ...more »

'Best Lawyers' Recognizes 18 Arnall Golden Gregory Attorneys
Citybizlist (press release)August 31, 2011

Scott A. Fisher (2011), Real Estate Law: Mr. Fisher is a partner who primarily represents developers, owners and investors in the structuring and closing of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, financing, ...more »

Ecuador Owes Chevron $96 Million for Delays Past, Hague Court Rules
Courthouse News ServiceAugust 31, 2011

Chevron and Texaco filed the international arbitration case in December 2006, in response to seven commercial claims that Texaco filed in Ecuador between 1991 and 1993. Those claims occurred long before the Lago Agrio case, which first arrived at the ...more »

Godfrey & Kahn, SC: Announces 2011 Best Lawyer rankings
Wisbusiness.comAugust 31, 2011

... James A. Sheriff (Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law); Peter M. Sommerhauser (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law); Nicholas P. Wahl (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law) ...more »

Airtel to suspend Utl calls
Daily MonitorAugust 31, 2011

By January this year, Utl had not paid up to Shs14.7 billion in fees owed to MTN. The money was accumulated between September 2008 and November 2009, according to the court case MTN filed at the commercial court.more »

Flash Forward with Spansion General Counsel Scot Griffin
Corporate CounselAugust 31, 2011

"I manage the group as three practice areas — IP, commercial law and corporate law." He also has two paralegals and an administrative assistant. "What I want to do is build an architecture that lasts, and getting the right people in place is key," he ...more »

Murder case against Memphis teen awaits second mental evaluation
DeSoto AppealAugust 31, 2011

“There are unique characteristics to his case,” she said, without elaborating. Chastain said she hasn't seen police documents detailing allegations that the teen planned the killing. A story by reporter Clay Bailey in The Commercial Appeal last week ...more »

Fears of power shortfalls undimmed
The Daily YomiuriAugust 31, 2011

Under Article 27 of the Electricity Business Law, the power consumption restriction order was imposed July 1 on large-lot users whose contracted electricity supplies are 500 kilowatts or larger. The order was to continue until Sept. ...more »

Eight Williams Kastner Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America(R) List
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

Sheryl J. Willert, Employment Law -- Management, Litigation -- Labor & Employment Jerry A. Creim, Real Estate Law Stanbery Foster, Jr., Litigation -- Trusts & Estates, Trusts and Estates P. Arley Harrel, Commercial Litigation Douglas A. Hofmann, ...more »

Yuan internationalization takes off in Hong Kong
Reuters Blogs (blog)August 31, 2011

Rocked by ongoing inflationary pressure, credit concerns and volatile equities markets, businesses are banking on yuan-denominated bond issuances to boost their capital base. Last month, Australia's Agincourt Capital Management LLC issued A$500 million ...more »

Westfield Health employees took part in an Olympic-style competition
Private Healthcare UKAugust 31, 2011

Westfield Health employees competed against nine other Sheffield companies in the Office Olympics, organised by commercial law firm Nabarro to raise money for charity. Each team represented an Olympic country with Westfield donning the stars and ...more »

Mining Giant Backs New Australian International Arbitration Rules
Sacramento BeeAugust 31, 2011

By Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration SYDNEY, Aug. 31, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Vice President of Litigation BHP Billiton, Mr Damian Lovell has today welcomed the introduction of the new ACICA Arbitration Rules designed to speed ...more »

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