Professional Corporations. Legal news and articles for March 30 - 31, 2012

Ex-partner in Big Law blogs it allEx-partner in Big Law blogs it allExpert helps companies navigate health act hurdlesBranham Law Group, LLP Investigating Groupon for Financial Reporting FailuresTrayvon Martin's death stalls Stand Your Ground LawsMitt Romney, who thrived at Harvard, ties Barack Obama to 'Faculty Lounge'The Corporations Bankrolling ALEC, Which Has Promoted the "Stand Your Ground ...Art Makes a Statement for Business, TooCorporate interests linked to Martin issueThe case for a legal framework in Zambia for cross-border insolvencyGlancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Swisher ...Business, Government Legal News from throughout WVIf Supreme Court scraps ...Ecocide should be treated like a war crime, UK lawyer saysIn-House Legal Departments Rely Less on Outside CounselKey Lawyer In Insider Trading Probe To Leave SEC

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Plan for tougher tax law surprises experts
The AustralianMarch 1, 2012

THE Gillard government moved last night to protect billions of dollars in federal revenue by toughening tax avoidance laws, sparking fears it was rushing to crack down on business without fair consultation. Mark Arbib released the plan in one of his ...more »

Conservative call centre company has checkered legal history in US
Calgary HeraldMarch 2, 2012

OTTAWA — The company that handles the Conservative Party's computerized voter-identification system and powerful fundraising machine has a checkered legal history in the United States, where it operates call centres that have repeatedly been the ...more »

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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 »

Expert helps companies navigate health act hurdles
Minneapolis Star TribuneMarch 31, 2012

QIf upheld by the Supreme Court, the new law will require employers to provide employee health plans or pay a penalty. Are corporate clients anxious about the law? AThere is a fair amount of confusion about it. It takes a lot of education to ...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 »

Trayvon Martin's death stalls Stand Your Ground Laws
Washington PostMarch 31, 2012

Similar laws are now in place in about half of US states, although provisions vary, according to the Legal Community Against Violence in San Francisco, which opposes the laws. Ladd Everitt, communications director for the Washington- based Coalition to ...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 »

The Corporations Bankrolling ALEC, Which Has Promoted the "Stand Your Ground ...
truthoutMarch 31, 2012

(CMD has filed a complaint with Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board about how the ALEC scholarships appear to violate state ethics and lobbying laws.) ALEC boasts of having over 300 corporate members, with almost two dozen corporations sitting ...more »

Art Makes a Statement for Business, Too
New York TimesMarch 31, 2012

Some view their art as an extension of their corporate work life. I enjoy the challenge of coming up with a plan that reflects what a client wants to say about itself. I've been an art adviser to corporations, law firms, developers, trade associations ...more »

Corporate interests linked to Martin issue
The News HeraldMarch 31, 2012

By STEVE IMHOF Florida has come under national and even world scrutiny due to our “Stand Your Ground” law, brought to our attention by the slaying of Trayvon Martin. Nearly every rational person is wondering how it is that the armed pursuer and killer ...more »

The case for a legal framework in Zambia for cross-border insolvency
Zambia Daily MailMarch 31, 2012

Those instances include cases where the insolvent debtor has assets in more than one country or where some of the creditors of the debtor are not from the country where the insolvency proceeding is taking place. The UNCITRAL model law respects the ...more »

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Swisher ...
CNBC.comMarch 31, 2012

The Complaint charges Swisher and certain of the Company's executive officers with violations of federal securities laws. Swisher provides hygiene and sanitation solutions in North America and internationally. The Complaint alleges that throughout the ...more »

Business, Government Legal News from throughout WVIf Supreme Court scraps ...
State JournalMarch 30, 2012

Until then, at least, the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land. But the tenor of the questioning at the high court has led many analysts to suggest that the law could be struck down in whole or in part. The political stakes are clear, ...more »

Ecocide should be treated like a war crime, UK lawyer says
Toronto StarMarch 30, 2012

What happens there is that you end up in a relationship, and it's a trusteeship, a guardianship, a stewardship. That's governed by trusteeship law. And what happens there is you have a legal duty to care. Q: Where do you even start making changes?more »

In-House Legal Departments Rely Less on Outside Counsel
Texas LawyerMarch 30, 2012

In-house legal departments are doing more of their own work and relying less on outside counsel, the Association of Corporate Counsel finds in its ACC 2011 Census Report, released March 28. According to the report, based on survey information collected ...more »

Key Lawyer In Insider Trading Probe To Leave SEC
Wall Street Journal (blog)March 30, 2012

By Chad Bray A Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer who played a key role in the government's broad crackdown on insider trading in corporate America is leaving the agency for private practice. Andrew Michaelson, who also served as a special ...more »

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