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International Patent Laws – Interview with Julian Crump, Managing Member, Mintz Levin's London, UK Office
10 Scalia Interview Highlights
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections
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Bill on Bankruptcy: Who's to Blame for the Hostess Liquidation?
Weekly Brief: Google Antitrust Suit?; Legal Weed; Law Firm Mega-Merger Mania
Appeal Trial Court - What To Do When a Party Loses or is Unhappy with a Decision Made by the Trial Court - Kathi Sandweiss discuss
The Apellate Process Explained - Kathi Sandweiss discusses the appeals process and what it can and can't do for your situation.
Northern Mariana Islands Retirement Fund Files For Bankruptcy
We all know the cost of retaining an expert can be pricey. But does the price tag affect vindication of individual rights under a federal statue and impact court access?
Should the cost of expert witness fees play a role...more
English law schemes of arrangement have become an increasingly debated topic in German law following some prominent cases in recent years. As far as Germany is concerned, the key question is whether schemes of arrangement...more
NASAA isn’t in the business of firing off rockets but it did launch a missile yesterday targeted directly at the JOBS Act. In this press release, NASAA’s president, Jack E. Herstein, is quoted as saying:
"The JOBS bill...more
This Legal Update discusses important changes to Curaçao corporate law that became effective on January 1, 2012 and should be taken into consideration when dealing with corporations existing under Curaçao law....more
Last week, New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote this Op-Ed piece criticizing the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (aka JOBS) Act (H.R. 3606). Dave Lynn provided a good summary of the bill in this posting on...more
Courts are dispute resolution venues of last
resort. When a matter goes to court, disputants
have relinquished their ability to resolve their differences by negotiation. The initiation of
legal proceedings in a court of...more
Earlier, I wrote this post about the exemption from registration found in Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act for “any security issued or guaranteed by any bank”. For purposes of this statute, a “bank” generally means “any...more
This month marks the first anniversary of the entry into force in Aruba of the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol thereto on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment. The Cape...more
The Bankruptcy Code provides that a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization may be confirmed over the opposition of a class of secured creditors whose secured claims are not being paid in full only if it provides one of the...more
Speech at the United Nations to the Ambassadors of the 57 Member States of the Organization of the Islamic Conference on the inherent obstacles to capital formation in classical Islamic law, the Shari'a....more
Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme is a stark reminder of our collective inability to discern wisdom from crowd behavior, especially in financial decisions....more