Industrial Development Law. Legal news and articles for February 24 - 26, 2012

How the Roanoke Valley nearly lured Sierra NevadaUnprepared for shale boom: NY, Pa. have no severance tax on oil, gasA 'Creative' start'Keep farming laws local'Probe of COMIDA deal likelySEC Reviewing U.S. Trading Practices After Decade-Long Shift to AutomationVermont/Region News in Brief: Pedestrian killed, maple fraud ...BP Fate at Spill Trial Next Week Rests With Ex-Maritime LawyerA Roundup of Recent GOP Attacks: Girl Scouts, Muppets, Dr. Seuss and Lunch ...2nd NY court upholds town ban on gas drillingTribune-Review: Drilling feeds Washington County's development boom2nd NY court upholds town ban on gas drillingIn-House Counsel's Guide to Crisis ManagementGovt mulls law revision for Elpida / Aims to allow more time for tie-up ...Friday Business Update: Dow is up; jobless claims are down

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Growth management can stifle a city's economy
Mid Columbia Tri City HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

Kennewick's mayor says the city has lost out on three opportunities to bring businesses to the area because it lacks developed industrial land. Mayor Steve Young is hoping the proposed bill will change that, helping to make land in south Kennewick ...more »

Small business committee to hold first Red Tape Watch meeting
WGCL AtlantaFebruary 2, 2012

By Jennifer Banks - email By Christopher King - email The Special Committee on Small Business Development and Job Creation held a hearing on how to streamline governmental red tape - regulations many believe are smothering small business owners and ...more »

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How the Roanoke Valley nearly lured Sierra Nevada
Roanoke TimesFebruary 26, 2012

Perhaps the full case of drinking water from Spring Hollow Reservoir in west Roanoke County would remind the rock star-like founder of California's Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. how good things could be here, thought Roanoke County economic development...more »

Unprepared for shale boom: NY, Pa. have no severance tax on oil, gas
Elmira Star-GazetteFebruary 26, 2012

For the nation, a huge energy source near where tens of millions of Americans live is a once-in-a-lifetime development. For the region, the dream is even grander: that cheap energy will make manufacturing competitive again and restore industrial might ...more »

A 'Creative' start
Barbados AdvocateFebruary 25, 2012

The Cultural Industries Bill is an important start but it is only one part of the process needed to develop Barbados' creative industries and creative economy. That is according to Director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, ...more »

'Keep farming laws local'
Michigan CitizenFebruary 25, 2012

This effort has presented zoning challenges to both state legislators and city officials. “The new ordinance is going to legalize agriculture activities and set standards for agriculture operations,” says Kathryn Lynch Underwood, of the Detroit City ...more »

Probe of COMIDA deal likely
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleFebruary 25, 2012

The state agency that oversees New York's public authorities says it likely will investigate the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency's work with a Henrietta company. A bipartisan group of Buffalo-area lawmakers and several labor and social ...more »

SEC Reviewing U.S. Trading Practices After Decade-Long Shift to Automation
BloombergFebruary 25, 2012

The SEC is also examining whether the self-regulatory organizations that operate exchanges are complying with and enforcing their own rules, Hawke said. Alternative venues that aren't exchanges are operated by broker-dealers and must register with the ...more »

Vermont/Region News in Brief: Pedestrian killed, maple fraud ...
Bennington BannerFebruary 25, 2012

The Middlefield law was challenged by Cooperstown Holstein, which has gas leases on about 380 acres in the town. The Dryden law was challenged by Denver-based Anschutz Exploration Corporation, which has spent more than $5 million leasing and developing...more »

BP Fate at Spill Trial Next Week Rests With Ex-Maritime Lawyer
BusinessWeekFebruary 25, 2012

After earning a business degree in 1966, Barbier worked as a high school teacher and accountant, including stints at Boeing Co. and Shell Oil Co., while attending law school, according to testimony to the US Senate in 1998 after he was nominated to the ...more »

A Roundup of Recent GOP Attacks: Girl Scouts, Muppets, Dr. Seuss and Lunch ...
International Business TimesFebruary 25, 2012

Dobbs claimed the film, about a character who speaks for the trees against a force that wants to destroy the forest for industrial development, reinforces Occupy Wall Street-like rhetoric that "demonizes the '1 percent' and [espouses] the virtue of ...more »

2nd NY court upholds town ban on gas drilling
Utica Observer DispatchFebruary 25, 2012

The Middlefield law was challenged by Cooperstown Holstein, which has gas leases on about 380 acres in the town. The Dryden law was challenged by Denver-based Anschutz Exploration Corporation, which has spent more than $5 million leasing and developing...more »

Tribune-Review: Drilling feeds Washington County's development boom
NorthcentralPa.comFebruary 24, 2012

Development, spurred largely by the expansion of the natural gas industry, has put Washington County in prime position to invest in the region's continued growth, officials said. The US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked the county ...more »

2nd NY court upholds town ban on gas drilling
Wall Street JournalFebruary 24, 2012

The Dryden law was challenged by Denver-based Anschutz Exploration Corp. Both lawsuits cited a law giving the state authority to regulate gas development. The judges both ruled that a ban on drilling is not regulation. Industry lawyer Tom West says ...more »

In-House Counsel's Guide to Crisis Management
Texas LawyerFebruary 24, 2012

These vary by industry but can include catastrophic accidents, product malfunctions or recalls, discharge of hazardous chemicals, governmental investigations, employee disclosures or whistle-blowing, legal or regulatory actions, and discovery of ...more »

Govt mulls law revision for Elpida / Aims to allow more time for tie-up ...
The Daily YomiuriFebruary 24, 2012

If the tie-up negotiations see a certain degree of progress and the period of the law's application is extended, Elpida's major creditor banks will likely agree to offer it financial assistance. Micron Technology executives visited Japan earlier this ...more »

Friday Business Update: Dow is up; jobless claims are down
NOLA.comFebruary 24, 2012

Legal industry: Two major Louisiana law firms helped Allen Stanford plunder $1.8 billion in his alleged Ponzi scheme by providing fake legal opinions and documentation, the receiver for the Stanford estate said in a lawsuit. * Coming Sunday: Be sure to ...more »

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