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Court further confirms rights of mortgagees under Maltese law
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Through the court-approved private sale, the law seeks to support the mortgagee and other creditors of a defaulting owner by ensuring the best price for the vessel (which is associated with a private sale and not a judicial sale by auction), ...more »

PBA of NYS approves contract
Albany Times Union (blog)February 1, 2012

the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, the union that inherited the mantle of the law enforcement unit of Council 82, has ratified a proposed contract, 965 to 36. The union was created in part due to deep dissatisfaction with the initial ...more »

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Appellate Practice
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ROJAS v. HOLDER
Leagle.comFebruary 3, 2012

Tony West, Assistant Attorney General; Anthony W. Norwood, Senior Litigation Counsel; Manuel A. Palau, Trial Attorney, Office of Immigration Litigation, United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Respondent. Present: AMALYA L. KEARSE, ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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US Antitrust Enforcers Add Litigators to Bolster Odds at Trial
BusinessWeekFebruary 3, 2012

That has increased the agencies' need to fortify their litigation staff, Gavil said. The Justice Department and FTC have joint authority to decide if mergers violate antitrust laws. The FTC, which on Jan. 27 filed a complaint to stop Omnicare Inc.'s ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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BOK Financial Reports Earnings of $286 Million for 2011
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

Commercial loans increased $637 million, which partially offset the pressure of lower rates on net interest revenue. Growth in operating expenses was limited to 3.2%, excluding changes in the fair value of mortgage servicing rights." "The Company's...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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CORRECTION: NovaGold Announces Bought Deal Increased to US$332.5 Million
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

The offering is being led by RBC Capital Markets and JP Morgan Securities LLC. The offering will result in gross proceeds to NovaGold of US$332.5 million. The offering is expected to close on or about February 7, 2012. NovaGold has granted the ...more »

Greenberg and Greenberg Challenge to Ex Post Facto Application of Law Wins ...
U.S. Politics TodayFebruary 1, 2012

They granted Greenberg and Greenberg's petition for a writ of prohibition and their client was once again set free. This case highlights the importance of a strong defense. To contact Daniel Greenberg or Philip Greenberg, please call 951-329-9300 or ...more »

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