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Teaching international trade law in a transnational, multi-campus contextUS President Barack Obama has signed into law a major defence bill including ...Banking curbs push Iran oil buy costs higherNew State Laws Take Effect Jan. 1Obama Signs Defense Spending Law, With NotesUS Targets Iran's Central BankADVICE: Existing labor laws updated for 2012With Reservations, Obama Signs Act to Allow Detention of CitizensRecent lawsuits in Valley test state's new anti-barratry lawAmazon will need to reassure nervous investors on costsMoney & the Law: Shady investment business is boomingSend2Press Story Starters for Journalists, for the Week Ending Dec. 30, 2011Who's 'On the Move' in the Cleveland area?New Ala. laws for 2012 include part of immigration law, new rules for expert ...Send2Press Story Starters for Journalists, for the Week Ending Dec. 30, 2011

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FDIC suit against top WaMu execs near settlement
The Seattle TimesDecember 1, 2011

On Wednesday, the Puget Sound Business Journal quoted Ostrager as saying a proposed settlement probably would be filed with the court within a week. Pechman would have to approve any deal. Bruce Larson, a Seattle lawyer who is representing the FDIC, ...more »

Hauliers face harsh winter
The Northern EchoDecember 1, 2011

David Glover, director at specialist transport and commercial law firm Marshall Glover in Durham, said many transport firms were now facing a crippling financial burden. His view was backed by Linda Farish, chair of the North-East arm of insolvency ...more »

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Teaching international trade law in a transnational, multi-campus context
AnglohigherDecember 31, 2011

The rest of this article explores the experience of establishing and delivering one particular unit - International Trade Law (unit code BTW3201) (ITL) - available as an elective for students enrolled at Monash campuses in Australia, Malaysia and South ...more »

US President Barack Obama has signed into law a major defence bill including ...
BBC NewsDecember 31, 2011

The law cuts off from the US financial system foreign firms that do business with Iran's central bank. But Mr Obama stressed that he had concerns about parts of the legislation dealing with the handling of foreign terror suspects. ...more »

Banking curbs push Iran oil buy costs higher
Gulf TimesDecember 31, 2011

Russian, Chinese and a small number of Turkish banks stepped into the shoes of the Western European banks that previously handled business with Iran, said Nigel Kushner, chief executive of Whale Rock Legal, a London law firm specialising in ...more »

New State Laws Take Effect Jan. 1
Patch.comDecember 31, 2011

It provides loan reimbursements and grants to Connecticut students seeking jobs in alternative energy technology and other related fields funded by transferring $3 million from the quasi-public Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority to ...more »

Obama Signs Defense Spending Law, With Notes
BloombergDecember 31, 2011

The Defense Department is currently negotiating the fifth contract for the F-35. At $382 billion, it's the Pentagon's largest weapons program. The defense authorization law calls for spending $27 billion less than Obama sought, and $43 billion less ...more »

US Targets Iran's Central Bank
Wall Street JournalDecember 31, 2011

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. For non-personal use or to order multiple copies, please contact Dow Jones Reprints at ...more »

ADVICE: Existing labor laws updated for 2012
Press-EnterpriseDecember 31, 2011

Fortunately, the law only applies to non-exempt employees and the labor commissioner will prepare a template for employers to follow in making this disclosure. However, the law allows employees to now collect attorneys' fees to enforce a judgment for ...more »

With Reservations, Obama Signs Act to Allow Detention of Citizens
ABC News (blog)December 31, 2011

In a statement, the president said he did so with reservations about key provisions in the law — including a controversial component that would allow the military to indefinitely detain terror suspects, including American citizens arrested in the ...more »

Recent lawsuits in Valley test state's new anti-barratry law
MonitorDecember 31, 2011

Early the next morning, a lawsuit alleges, the man, a disabled veteran residing in McAllen, was barraged with calls to that number from a local personal injury lawyer who said he could represent him and get him a settlement from the car crash. ...more »

Amazon will need to reassure nervous investors on costs
TechFlashDecember 31, 2011

... evolution as 'Land Grab 2.0' and suspect this will lead to a period of low margins that outlasts investor patience,” Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Graham recently told investors, according to a report in the International Business Times. ...more »

Money & the Law: Shady investment business is booming
Colorado Springs GazetteDecember 31, 2011

Not all economic activity has slowed during the Great Recession. For example, over the past few years, the marketing of highly speculative, often fraudulent investments has become a growth industry. This marketing is largely aimed at individuals ...more »

Send2Press Story Starters for Journalists, for the Week Ending Dec. 30, 2011
California NewswireDecember 31, 2011

(SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foley Group, Inc., a leader in the commercial and industrial lighting industry is celebrating their 50th year in business. DULUTH, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Third Law Sourcing managing partners Brad Birdwell and Scott Drobes ...more »

Who's 'On the Move' in the Cleveland area?
Plain DealerDecember 31, 2011

Benesch: Julie Fenstermaker joined the Cleveland law firm as an associate in the intellectual property practice group and Molly Moran Lukenbill as an associate in the litigation practice group. Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center: Dr. Maria O'Neil ...more »

New Ala. laws for 2012 include part of immigration law, new rules for expert ...
The RepublicDecember 31, 2011

Some parts of the far-reaching law have been at least temporarily put on hold by federal judges while other parts have been given judicial approval. The Alabama Department of Homeland Security is offering to help businesses with 25 or fewer employees ...more »

Send2Press Story Starters for Journalists, for the Week Ending Dec. 30, 2011
Send2Press Newswire (press release)December 31, 2011

(SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foley Group, Inc., a leader in the commercial and industrial lighting industry is celebrating their 50th year in business. DULUTH, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Third Law Sourcing managing partners Brad Birdwell and Scott Drobes ...more »

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