Business & Commercial Litigation. Legal news and articles for February 24 - 27, 2012

'Businesses like ours have to be courageous'Legal briefs: Energy and Commerce general counsel returns to SteptoeThe Long DivergenceBusiness Digest: Parris joins InView GraphicsBusiness: Mathew B. Tully'S Ask The Lawyer column: Recourse to anticipated ...Who's 'On the Move' in the Cleveland area?BP Fate at Spill Trial Next Week Rests With Ex-Maritime LawyerFlagstar Enters into Agreement with Department of JusticeFlagstar Enters into Agreement with Department of JusticeThe Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200Keating Muething & Klekamp Named a 2012 Leading Law Firm by Chambers USAKeating Muething & Klekamp Named a 2012 Leading Law Firm by Chambers USALegal questions raised over business social media creationsPatrick Industries, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Twelve Months 2011 ...Apple's Tim Cook: 6 months running the iPhone empire

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Gas Natural Inc. Names Dean A. Ward as Chief Information Officer
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

The Company markets approximately 1.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas to commercial and industrial customers in Montana and Wyoming on an unregulated basis. In August 2011, the Company acquired its propane operations, delivering liquid propane, ...more »

Florida's business courts
Florida TrendFebruary 3, 2012

Since then, that court has handled more than 3600 cases, and the concept of designating a judge to specialize in business litigation — antitrust suits, franchise cases, intellectual property suits and the like — has spread throughout Florida.more »

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'Businesses like ours have to be courageous'
Irish TimesFebruary 27, 2012

When the boom came to an abrupt end, conveyancing and spin-off work from commercial and residential property transactions evaporated, and law firms had little choice but to broaden their bases and shift resources to other areas.more »

Legal briefs: Energy and Commerce general counsel returns to Steptoe
Washington PostFebruary 26, 2012

Crowell & Moring new head of arbitration group Henry Burnett, a partner in Crowell & Moring's New York office, has been tapped to lead the firm's international dispute resolution group, replacing former chairman Arif Ali, who earlier this month left ...more »

The Long Divergence
Business Today EgyptFebruary 26, 2012

In short, stagnation began in the Middle East (while Europe thrived) because restrictions prevented merchants and small business entrepreneurs from adapting and embarking on more specialized commercial endeavors. Thus, the downward plight of the Middle ...more »

Business Digest: Parris joins InView Graphics
Chattanooga Times Free PressFebruary 26, 2012

by Staff Report InView Graphics, a large-format digital printer and graphics design company serving business and the retail industry, has hired Michael Parris as operations manager. Parris has spent more than 20 years in the digital printing industry.more »

Business: Mathew B. Tully'S Ask The Lawyer column: Recourse to anticipated ...
The SaratogianFebruary 26, 2012

Do I have to wait for him to breach our contract or can I take legal action now? Answer: Knowing that a supplier will not fulfill its obligations under a contract can be like watching a train wreck in slow motion. The law protects businesses from ...more »

Who's 'On the Move' in the Cleveland area?
Plain DealerFebruary 25, 2012

Wayne Serra, a partner with the firm, was appointed vice chairman of the Standards Setting Committee, Antitrust & Competition Law Division, of the Intellectual Property Owners Association. Natalie Stevens, an attorney in the Cleveland office, ...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 »

Flagstar Enters into Agreement with Department of Justice
MSN MoneyFebruary 24, 2012

24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. FBC (the "Company"), the holding company for Flagstar Bank, FSB (the "Bank"), today announced that the Bank has entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") with the United States Department of Justice ...more »

Flagstar Enters into Agreement with Department of Justice
MarketWatch (press release)February 24, 2012

24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:FBC) (the "Company"), the holding company for Flagstar Bank, FSB (the "Bank"), today announced that the Bank has entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") with the United States ...more »

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
The Am Law DailyFebruary 24, 2012

Legatos, who was formerly with Latimer LeVay Fyock, represents real estate developers in transactions including acquisitions, debt and equity financing, development, land use, and leasing matters. In Hong Kong, NEIL CAMPBELLhas left O'Melveny & Myers, ...more »

Keating Muething & Klekamp Named a 2012 Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA
SunHerald.comFebruary 24, 2012

In addition, KMK was recognized as a leading law firm in Ohio in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, and General Commercial Litigation. The Chambers & Partners research team spent a year canvassing clients and lawyers...more »

Keating Muething & Klekamp Named a 2012 Leading Law Firm by Chambers USA
MarketWatch (press release)February 24, 2012

In addition, KMK was recognized as a leading law firm in Ohio in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, and General Commercial Litigation. The Chambers & Partners research team spent a year canvassing clients and lawyers ...more »

Legal questions raised over business social media creations
Inside Tucson BusinessFebruary 24, 2012

Asking employees to create social media accounts to promote your business can be risky. It's important to have a policy that addresses issues such as these: Who owns social media pages generated at work? Recent legal developments regarding ownership of ...more »

Patrick Industries, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Twelve Months 2011 ...
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 24, 2012

The increase was primarily attributable to a 44% increase in the Company's revenue from the RV industry, which represented approximately 60% of its fourth quarter sales. The revenue improvements resulted from the contributions from business...more »

Apple's Tim Cook: 6 months running the iPhone empire
Computerworld (blog)February 24, 2012

By Jonny Evans Six months to the day since officially becoming Apple's [AAPL] CEO, Tim Cook has already made subtle but important changes to the way the company does business. Apple today is both more human and more complex than it has been before.more »

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