Trade Associations. Legal news and articles for January 31 - 31, 2012

Legal legend David Boies won't get another crack at MicrosoftAgriculture Department Eases Stance on ContractsMexico pols trade barbs over $1.9M found in bagsOPEN Act Next: Dodged SOPA & PIPA, but did we leave ourselves wide OPEN?FAQ: the crackdown on insider trading in CongressEinhorn Case Highlights Britain's Broader Definition of Insider TradingFrench lawmakers seek rejection of genocide lawCitigroup Joins MSRB to Oppose Applying Dodd-Frank Law to Muni-Bond MarketChinese trade practices killing US automotive jobs, reports sayHow to avoid the insider trading netFTC Action Terminates Nationwide Employment Scam Agency Cautions Consumers: Be ...CFTC to define high-frequency tradingBackpage.com targeted by Wash. lawmakers over escort ads, child sex tradeRomney promotes expanding immigration in US, trade in Latin AmericaHuman trafficking law will be ready for Super Bowl

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Hungarians protest against new constitution
euronewsJanuary 3, 2012

“The main problem with the constitution is that it is destroying the constitutional order, the new Basic Law is really a one party basic law,” said trade unionist Kornel Arok. Another protester added:” My grandchildren tell me they will not stay in ...more »

ESA and SOPA: Between a rock and a hard place
GamasutraJanuary 4, 2012

They're using their trade group to fight the battle for them now. That's not scurrilous. It's the job of a trade organization. And while the law remains distasteful to many people, this is a case where the ESA is in a spot where it's essentially ...more »

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Legal legend David Boies won't get another crack at Microsoft
ZDNet (blog)January 31, 2012

Today, Microsoft won a key battle in that case, when an administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission threw out Barnes & Noble's primary defense in the case. Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents found the decision in a listing of orders not ...more »

Agriculture Department Eases Stance on Contracts
Wall Street JournalJanuary 31, 2012

The groups said the proposed change would have unfairly required businesses with USDA contracts to certify that their subcontractors and suppliers are in compliance with labor laws, a mandate they called a burdensome and impossible task that runs ...more »

Mexico pols trade barbs over $1.9M found in bags
The Associated PressJanuary 31, 2012

An advertising trade group official said big cash payments "are not a common practice" in the business. Alfonso Castaneda, assistant director of the Mexico's advertising and public relations industry chamber, said such firms often wait some time to get ...more »

OPEN Act Next: Dodged SOPA & PIPA, but did we leave ourselves wide OPEN?
Z6MagJanuary 31, 2012

However, the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade act (which notably, has an “N” in the acronym, but not in the title when spelled out), is most notably different from the others in that it will directly correspond with the International ...more »

FAQ: the crackdown on insider trading in Congress
Washington Post (blog)January 31, 2012

On Monday, the Senate overwhelmingly agreed to move the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act closer to a final vote. Here's a closer look at the bill and why it's on the front burner: Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand ( DN.Y.) and Joseph Lieberman ...more »

Einhorn Case Highlights Britain's Broader Definition of Insider Trading
New York TimesJanuary 31, 2012

Despite the absence of a confidentiality agreement, there is a good argument that the information disclosed in the call would be considered material nonpublic information under United States law. The test is whether a reasonable investor would consider ...more »

French lawmakers seek rejection of genocide law
ReutersJanuary 31, 2012

By John Irish and Pinar Aydinli | PARIS/ANKARA (Reuters) - French lawmakers appealed to their country's highest court on Tuesday to overturn a law that makes it illegal to deny that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago ...more »

Citigroup Joins MSRB to Oppose Applying Dodd-Frank Law to Muni-Bond Market
BloombergJanuary 31, 2012

The agency is writing rules to implement the 2010 law. While an exemption to limits on banks trading for their own accounts under the so-called Volcker Rule would apply to some types of municipal bonds, such as general-obligation debt, ...more »

Chinese trade practices killing US automotive jobs, reports say
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 31, 2012

A 251-page report from the Stewart and Stewart law firm enumerated ways it says China violates its World Trade Organization Agreement, while two other report from the Economic Policy Institute evaluated the economic consequences of China's alleged ...more »

How to avoid the insider trading net
Reuters Blogs (blog)January 31, 2012

Over the past couple of years the way the government investigates and prosecutes insider trading has changed dramatically. Law enforcement now focuses on aggressively identifying and building insider trading cases around relationships – personal, ...more »

FTC Action Terminates Nationwide Employment Scam Agency Cautions Consumers: Be ...
HealthNewsDigest.comJanuary 31, 2012

By Federal Trade Commission (HealthNewsDigest.com) - An operation that allegedly deceived consumers with bogus promises of nonexistent sales jobs will be banned from marketing any employment products or services under a settlement with the Federal ...more »

CFTC to define high-frequency trading
CFTC LawJanuary 31, 2012

The CFTC has announced plans to examine high-frequency trading as a way to more clearly understand the relationship between electronic trading, commodity markets, and trade participants. Last week, CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler explained that the agency ...more »

Backpage.com targeted by Wash. lawmakers over escort ads, child sex trade
CBS NewsJanuary 31, 2012

Speaking at a Senate hearing, clergy members, law enforcement, and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn condemned Backpage.com, an online clearinghouse with a robust adult escort section, for not adequately attempting to verify the age of those listed in the ads ...more »

Romney promotes expanding immigration in US, trade in Latin America
The American IndependentJanuary 31, 2012

Romney said that under his presidency immigration policy would not consist of rounding up and deporting people, but he has been clear that existing immigration laws must be enforced. He made clear during the speech at the Hispanic conference that the ...more »

Human trafficking law will be ready for Super Bowl
Evansville Courier & PressJanuary 31, 2012

... measure into law Monday, saying he hopes it will "put up the 'Don't Try It Here' sign in Indiana" just in time for a game that Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says has a history of attracting increased activity in the commercial sex trade.more »

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