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

Ban on Kailua commercial vendors proposedApplication of PPR 2004, PPRA law 2002: exemption granted to NLC is corruption ...RIVERSIDE: Attorney becomes president of Downtown Business CouncilEx-partner in Big Law blogs it allEx-partner in Big Law blogs it allBranham Law Group, LLP Investigating Groupon for Financial Reporting FailuresBusiness Pulse for the Myrtle Beach areaBloch & Chapleau Announces Expansion of Litigation Services for Colorado ...UPI NewsTrack BusinessFeds: Conn. man knows something about stolen artBorough of Pitman V. Monroe Savings Bank, SLA: New case law to protect NJ ...Gay marriage law heads to appeals court in Mass.Mitt Romney, who thrived at Harvard, ties Barack Obama to 'Faculty Lounge'Lawyers divided on court's decision to allow advertising of their servicesLawyer offers advice on opening individual businesses in China

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WORKPLACE: Labor Department launches criminal division
Press-EnterpriseMarch 1, 2012

BY JACK KATZANEK California's Department of Labor has created a criminal division to investigate employers who are suspected of harming workers by deliberately committing illegal acts, it was announced earlier this week. The new division, which will be ...more »

Fresh Iran deadline passes with no new sanctions
Mainichi Daily NewsMarch 1, 2012

Since the United States does little real business with Iran, its economic leverage comes largely from the threat of US financial punishment on foreign government or businesses. Iran has an extensive international trade network, including longstanding ...more »

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Ban on Kailua commercial vendors proposed
KITV HonoluluMarch 31, 2012

Earlier this month, the city council passed a bill into law that would ban commercial activity on Sundays, but some groups felt it wasn't enough. “We got a lot of phone calls. We got a lot of emails,” said Kailua Council member Ikaika Anderson.more »

Application of PPR 2004, PPRA law 2002: exemption granted to NLC is corruption ...
Business Recorder (blog)March 31, 2012

Exemption from the application of PPRA Ordinance 2002 and Public Procurement Rules 2004 granted to National Logistics Cell (NLC) by Planning Commission is Corruption, according to Transparency International Pakistan. Adviser Transparency International...more »

RIVERSIDE: Attorney becomes president of Downtown Business Council
Press-EnterpriseMarch 31, 2012

Joseph T. Ortiz, a labor attorney at Best Best & Krieger LLP, will begin a one-year term in April as president of the Downtown Business Council, part of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce. Joseph T. Ortiz, a labor attorney at Best Best ...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 »

Branham Law Group, LLP Investigating Groupon for Financial Reporting Failures
SYS-CON Media (press release)March 31, 2012

The Branham Law Group, LLP has extensive experience in securities and commercial litigation and handled claims of investor fraud, partnership oppression, shareholder derivative suits, and class actions of all types. The Branham Law Group also advises ...more »

Business Pulse for the Myrtle Beach area
MyrtleBeachOnline.comMarch 31, 2012

Jacqueline M. Bambach has joined Moore, Johnson & Saraniti Law Firm on Glenns Bay Road in Surfside Beach as an associate. • Hugh Huggins, Allstate exclusive agency owner, has been recognized with the Chairman's Inner Circle Conference award from ...more »

Bloch & Chapleau Announces Expansion of Litigation Services for Colorado ...
PR Web (press release)March 31, 2012

Bloch & Chapleau is a full service law firm specializing in trucking, auto, and motorcycle collisions, ski and snowboarding injuries, medical malpractice, and all other types of personal injury claims. The United States economy relies on commercial ...more »

UPI NewsTrack Business
UPI.comMarch 31, 2012

Former Mayor Rick Baker, although a former corporate attorney, said he delegated many of the city's financial decisions to staff members or simply allowed financial managers at Wachovia Global Securities to oversee the city's $400 million investment ...more »

Feds: Conn. man knows something about stolen art
WTNHMarch 31, 2012

Prosecutors say Gentile is a member of a Philadelphia crime family. His lawyer denies the mob allegation. The defense says Gentile, who owned an auto repair business, has a larceny conviction but no history of violent crime.more »

Borough of Pitman V. Monroe Savings Bank, SLA: New case law to protect NJ ...
JD Supra (press release)March 31, 2012

A bank or any other entity acquiring a commercial property through foreclosure is not a "subsequent owner or one who succeeds to control over the premises" under the Code and therefore is not liable for outstanding fire code penalties assessed against ...more »

Gay marriage law heads to appeals court in Mass.
Wall Street JournalMarch 31, 2012

AP BOSTON — A legal battle over a law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples is headed to a federal appeals court in Massachusetts, the first state in the nation to legalize gay marriage. The federal Defense of Marriage Act, ...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 »

Lawyers divided on court's decision to allow advertising of their services
Daily NationMarch 31, 2012

Lawyers Chrysostom Akhaabi (right) and Peter Manda addressing journalists on 30 march 2012. The lawyers have taken issue with a high court ruling that the lifts the ban on advertising by law practitioners. Photo/LABAN WALLOGA By PAUL OGEMBA ...more »

Lawyer offers advice on opening individual businesses in China
Focus Taiwan News ChannelMarch 31, 2012

According to Chiang Chih-chun, a lawyer who also advises Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation on commercial law issues, the newly introduced measure allows Taiwanese to set up a business in China more easily since the operation does not have to be in ...more »

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