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Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
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Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and Yukon....more
Last night, Congress failed to reach an agreement to continue funding government operations beyond the end of Fiscal Year 2013. The federal government is, consequently, in the process of shutting-down a significant portion of...more
The Minnesota Legislature has an unusually long interim period between sessions this time around. The 2013 session ended on May 20th and the 2014 session is set to convene on February 25, 2014 – more than nine months later....more
In This Issue: Legislature Enters Final Stretch; Appropriators Receive Bad News Regarding Revenue Forecast; Tax Reform Proposal Officially Rolled Out; Major Initiatives of the Governor Topic of Debate...
Momentum is growing in the legislature as the clock ticks toward adjournment. Emotions ran high as legislators worked well into the night during a demanding three-day legislative week. While several significant pieces of...more
A quiet week in Augusta. The House and Senate did not meet and only five Committees met to work on legislation. When the Legislature returns next week, there will be less than two months to go until the statutory adjournment...more
On April 10, the Treasury Department released its “General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2014 Revenue Proposals.” Known as the “Green Book,” the document provides an explanation of the Administration’s FY...more
In the face of strong criticism by the business community that regulations were holding back the economy and job creation, in 2011 the White House began putting the brakes on numerous initiatives that were working their way...more
President Obama became only the second Democratic president to win reelection since Franklin Roosevelt (Bill Clinton being the other), winning both the popular and Electoral College votes. Along with...more
-Overview and Takeaways
-Consumer Product Safety
-Energy and Environment
-Labor, Employment and Human...more
Sometimes no news is big news at the capitol. This week, the lack of action on two topics made news.
Last week we reported the nuclear power bill (HF561) was amended in subcommittee and voted out to be considered in...more
West Virginia Republican House member Shelley Moore Capito has introduced legislation that would increase civil and criminal penalties, strengthen pattern of violation provisions, and form an independent board to investigate...more
Last week, I expressed surprise in this post about the California Public Employees Retirement System’s recent announcement that it plans to abstain on a proposal by Massey Energy Company to jettison cumulative voting. My...more
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*Energy and Climate Legislation
..Senators Oppose Onshore Drilling Reform
..Energy Committee Approves Amendments
..House Passes Home Star...more
The states are engaging in fierce competition amongst themselves to keep and attract business and industry. Economic development incentives (“EDI”), which include tax breaks and other economic incentives not generally...more