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

Legal Ethics Committee Weighs In on Disclosures by In-House CounselAnti-Corruption Activist Targets Indian CompanyBig data and the legal profession: the jury is inHotel Lawyer Alert: US Hotel Owners could lose $2.1 billion in hotel value ...Election 2012: Health Care Act's Unfinished Business[Debate] Liberal fiction vs. legal factChoice Hotels International Executive Awarded Top Legal HonorsHow big business wants to shrink the electorateMeet the Company Spam-Texting Against Barack ObamaThe Corporate Mad Dogs of Citizens UnitedHUNHOFF: Referred Law 14 is just another blow to S. Dakota schoolsA Corporate Democracy?Orrick, Covington, Jones Day, Locke Lord: Business of LawOklahoma candidates accept corporate contributions, afoul of state lawOrrick, Covington, Jones Day, Locke Lord: Business of Law

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NoozhawkOctober 2, 2012

Fauver specializes in all aspects of business, corporate and employment law. Kocmur advises clients in real estate matters, the formation and governance of business entities and the purchase, management and disposition of business interests, assets and ...more »

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WA todayOctober 8, 2012

But whether a first strike — issued at last year's AGMs off the back of the introduction of the law — has been enough to change company behaviour and improve corporate responsibility is unclear, with some observers saying executives of poor ...more »

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Legal Ethics Committee Weighs In on Disclosures by In-House Counsel
The National Law JournalOctober 31, 2012

Amar Sarwal, vice president and chief legal strategist for the Association of Corporate Counsel, said that the issue of disclosures is typically fact-specific, but that the latest opinion helped clarify what rules should guide in-house lawyers in ...more »

Anti-Corruption Activist Targets Indian Company
New York Times (blog)October 31, 2012

In recent weeks, the activist and his group, India Against Corruption, have made headline news as they leveled allegations of corruption against several high-profile Indian government officials, including former law minister Salman Khursheed, who is ...more »

Big data and the legal profession: the jury is in
ITWorld CanadaOctober 31, 2012

This Forbes article looks at the benefits and downsides of big data from the perspective of a law firm. On the one hand, they have to be more scrupulous about protecting their data than virtually any other company. But like others, they can also do ...more »

Hotel Lawyer Alert: US Hotel Owners could lose $2.1 billion in hotel value ...
Hotel LawOctober 31, 2012

We have helped our clients find business and legal solutions for more than $60 billion of hotel transactions, involving more than 1,300 properties all over the world. .... Scott is a management labor lawyer with more than two decades of experience ...more »

Election 2012: Health Care Act's Unfinished Business
CSPnet.comOctober 31, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Among most convenience store retailers, the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) is very unpopular--in fact, according to preliminary results from CSP's 2012 Outlook Survey, the law ranks among the top three business challenges ...more »

[Debate] Liberal fiction vs. legal fact
The Samford CrimsonOctober 31, 2012

It is more useful to focus on the political effects of the decision and the legal precedent it sets. The evidence clearly contradicts the idea that unlimited corporate contributions undermine democracy. Far from a right-wing conspiracy to create a ...more »

Choice Hotels International Executive Awarded Top Legal Honors
Sacramento BeeOctober 31, 2012

... Maryland, which was ultimately chosen as the Washington Business Journal's 2012 Best Real Estate Deal in the Suburban Office Lease category. Prior to joining Choice, Mr. Lobb was associated with several major law firms in the Washington, D.C. area.more »

How big business wants to shrink the electorate
San Diego CityBEATOctober 31, 2012

Culling through 5,000 documents over 10 weeks, the News21 project found only 10 cases of in-person voter fraud since 2000: about one case for every 15 million eligible voters. What's more, requiring state or federally issued ID at the polls has been ...more »

Meet the Company Spam-Texting Against Barack Obama
The AtlanticOctober 31, 2012

ccAdvertising has aroused controversy before, including for trying to get around robo-calling laws in states. In 2005, the state of North Dakota sued the company. In a 2011 race for Virginia legislature, anonymous 11th-hour texts attacked state Senator ...more »

The Corporate Mad Dogs of Citizens United
Truth-OutOctober 31, 2012

The Corporate Mad Dogs of Citizens United. Jim Hightower: Before Citizens United, employers were barred by federal law from using corporate funds to push workers to support particular candidates. No longer.more »

HUNHOFF: Referred Law 14 is just another blow to S. Dakota schools
Daily RepublicOctober 31, 2012

But lack of a corporate income tax is the biggest tax bonus you could give any company. And I don't believe that smart companies make longterm decisions on where to locate based on tax policy. It makes no sense. They look for skilled workers, good ...more »

A Corporate Democracy?
Yankton Daily PressOctober 31, 2012

This is an age when corporations enjoy legal status as individuals, but unlike individuals, they have no limits to the dollar amount of campaign donations they can make to candidates. Isn't this bribery? Corporations aren't human and sure can't be sent ...more »

Orrick, Covington, Jones Day, Locke Lord: Business of Law
BusinessweekOctober 31, 2012

Zuklie advises entrepreneurs, technology companies such as Fisker Automotive Inc., and venture-capital firms including Benchmark Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. He has led venture-capital financings, public offerings, ...more »

Oklahoma candidates accept corporate contributions, afoul of state law
NewsOK.comOctober 31, 2012

A review of campaign finance data from the Oklahoma Ethics Commission turned up a number of candidates who have accepted donations directly from corporations, something prohibited by state law. By Megan Rolland | Published: October 31, 2012 ...more »

Orrick, Covington, Jones Day, Locke Lord: Business of Law
BloombergOctober 31, 2012

McKenna's practice focuses on contentious reinsurance and insurance matters, including coverage disputes, reinsurance recoveries, breach of contract, avoidance and related disputes, both in commercial courts and in arbitration, the firm said. Locke ...more »

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