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ESP: Current legal issues

Recent legislative approvals: The reform of the Spanish Labor Market. The expected Spanish labor market reform has been approved through the R.D. Law 3/2012, February 10th, relative to urgent measures for the Reform of the Labor Market. Among its main measures, includes the following: - Changes in the individual dismissal: the dismissal severance passes from 45 to 33 days of salary per year worked, with a maximum of 24 monthly payments. - Changes in collective dismissals

ITA: A new kind of LTD (SRL) - easier and more cost-effective

Monti Government has changed the set of norms relating to the establishment of a LTD in Italy. The antecedent norms were not business-friendly. A quite time-consuming and expensive procedure was a relevant disincentive to establish a limited company in Italy. Now, if one of the shareholders is younger than 35, the paid-up capital is only 1 euro. But the most important change was made with regard to the procedure and its costs: Previously,

EU: Portrait photos are protected by copyrights

Portrait photos enjoy a copyright protection since they form an intellectual creation by the originator, in which the originator’s personality is depicted by his free creational decisions in the making of the picture. Therefore portrait photos by third parties must not be used by the publishing press on their own initiative, invoking public security goals, without referring and naming the third party as originator. In a preliminary ruling, the ECJ decided

GER: Obligation for disclosure of economic re-establishment of a GmbH (German li …

The second civil division of the German Supreme Court (BGH), which is competent in corporate matters, issued a judgment on the liability of shareholders of a GmbH (German limited liability company) if the shareholders re-establish a dormant company economically, but without disclosure of the re-establishment towards the registry court. The decision is based on the following facts: The plaintiff is an insolvency administrator in insolvency proceedings over the assets of a

Dallas Jury Awards $10.66 Million in Lawsuit Alleging Breaches of Fiduciary Duti …

DALLAS - A Dallas County physician who suffered significant financial losses after investing in two North Texas diagnostic medical imaging centers has been awarded a $10.66 million verdict after jurors agreed that his business partners made an orchestrated effort to misappropriate the partnerships’ funds and assets. Lawyers from Dallas' The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson successfully represented Dr. Erwin Cruz in the complex commercial litigation against his former business partners,

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Makes Estate Planning Presentation At St. Andrews Regional …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina talked to a group about the basics of estate planning at St. Andrews Regional Library in Charleston, SC on Thursday April 12th 2012. Attorney Guthrie spoke about the fundamentals of wills, probate court, living trusts, power of attorney, and getting everything organized. Evan Guthrie stressed the importance of planning an estate to protect families and individual assets. Attorney

Michigan Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Create State Helmet Laws Graphic For Bike …

Our Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently created a graphic on the state by state motorcycle helmet laws to visually display the helmet law requirements in every state. The idea behind the graphic was to aide bikers in their travels a cross Unites States. Visit http://bit.ly/MIMotorcycleAccidentAttorneys to view the “Motorcycle Helmet Law” Graphic. The Motorcycle Helmet Law graphic is a map of the United States, with a color

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Attends Dorchester County School District 2 Raise The Bar …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina participated in the Dorchester County School District 2 Raise the Bar for STEM Event in Hutchinson Square in Summerville, SC on Wednesday April 11th, 2012. Raise the Bar for STEM is an event to raise money and awareness of STEM in the local business community and get local business leaders involved in the program through donations and volunteering.

Local Attorney, Darlynn Morgan, Nominated for the 2012 OCBJ Women in Business Aw …

The Eighteenth Annual Women in Business Awards Luncheon & Program honors five of OC’s exceptional business and professional women. The awards program is held on June 5, 2012 in Irvine, CA. Orange County estate planning attorney, Darlynn Morgan, has been nominated for this prestigious award. May 7, 2012- Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer, Darlynn Morgan of Morgan Law Group, has been nominated for the esteemed 2012 Women in

Thompson & Knight Partners Again Named Among Nation’s Top Attorneys

Dallas (May 7, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Gregory S.C. Huffman and Barbara B. Ferguson on being selected for inclusion in “The Nation’s Top Lawyers – 2012 Edition” by United States Lawyer Rankings. Thompson & Knight is one of only two Texas-based firms in the nation with multiple attorneys ranked in the Top 10. For the third consecutive year,

Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Warns Teens of the Consequences of Dangerous Driv …

Houston personal injury lawyer Jason Byrd wants to remind teen drivers and their parents that the actions teenagers take behind the wheel can have lifelong consequences. These consequences not only include an accident, but also legal ramifications. Jason Byrd is releasing this warning after a story out of Rhode Island made national headlines when a 17-year-old had his driver's license revoked for life. The teen was driving with three passengers while

FDA Device Chief Calls for Stricter Guidelines Amid Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

The Byrd Law Firm commends FDA Device Chief Jeffrey Shuren's position on dangerous products including a surgical device that has led to countless transvaginal mesh lawsuits. Shuren has called for stricter guidelines, including closing a loophole related to products voluntarily recalled by manufacturers due to safety flaws. Under the current laws, when a new medical device cites a current predicate, the FDA must approve the device unless there is an

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Completes Accident Scene Management Training

Nationwide motorcycle accident lawyer Joel D. Moses, Esq., completed Accident Scene Management Inc. course to train motorcyclists what to do after a motorcycle accident April 2012 - Nationwide motorcycle accident attorney Joel D. Moses announced today that he completed the Accident Scene Management Inc. class entitled "A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist." Mr. Moses attended this course to enhance his own knowledge about after-accident scene management and also to enable him

Ohio Criminal Practice Rules, Courtroom Quick Reference Now Available From Summi …

Ohio Criminal Practice Rules, Courtroom Quick Reference joins a growing lineup of legal reference materials for Ohio practitioners, including Ohio Court Rules Practice & Procedure, Ohio Court Rules Government of Bench & Bar and Ohio Felony Sentencing. This book is the newest edition to Summit Legal Publishing’s Courtroom Quick Reference series. Combining the full text of the Ohio Evidence Rules, Ohio Criminal Procedure Rules, Federal Evidence Rules, restyled in December

Byrd Law Comments on Whether Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Reduc …

With many hit and run accidents caused by those without a driver's license, Beaumont personal injury attorney Jason Byrd wishes to discuss proposals to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. Such a proposal is currently under discussion in Los Angeles because it is believed that allowing undocumented immigrants to get a license would be safer. Those who currently do not have a license may be driving even without having undergone driver's

Philip Kanayan Named One of Texas' Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

Brent Coon & Associates is proud to announce that attorney Philip Kanayan has been named as one of Texas' Top 40 Lawyers Under 40. With ten years of legal experience under his belt, Mr. Kanayan now manages BCA’s nationwide asbestos docket. Mr. Kanayan focuses on centralizing the firm’s entire docket and using a multijurisdictional approach to spread defendants out and leverage the docket with its strongest cases. In 2011, Mr. Kanayan

Gardere Partner Celeste Yeager to Participate in Cornell University’s Labor and …

DALLAS – Attorney Celeste R. Yeager, Vice-Chair of the Hospitality Industry Team at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, is slated to participate in the 2012 Labor and Employment Roundtable hosted by The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) at the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University. The event will be held May 6-7 at the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, N.Y. This is the 11th annual Labor and Employment Roundtable organized

Evan Guthrie Law Firm of Charleston SC Speaks At Career Fair For Baptist Hill Hi …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina participated in the career fair for Baptist Hill High School In Hollywood, South Carolina. Attorney Guthrie spoke to students as a representative of the legal profession and lawyers. Mr. Guthrie talked to students that were interested in legal careers and answered their questions. Attorney Guthrie spoke to students from both the high school and middle school. Many students

Indiana Criminal Practice Rules, Courtroom Quick Reference Now Available From Su …

Indiana Criminal Practice Rules, Courtroom Quick Reference joins a growing lineup of legal reference materials for Indiana practitioners, including Indiana Court Rules 2012. This book is the newest edition to Summit Legal Publishing’s Courtroom Quick Reference series. Combining the full text of the Indiana Evidence Rules, Indiana Criminal Procedure Rules, Federal Evidence Rules, restyled in December 2011, and Federal Criminal Procedure Rules, this edition is an invaluable tool for criminal

Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback Honored in D Magazine’s 2012 “Best Lawyers …

Dallas appellate lawyer Chad Ruback of the Ruback Law Firm has earned a place on D Magazine’s 2012 list of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas.” Ruback is the youngest appellate attorney ever to have been included in D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers” list. He was included on the list in 2005 and has been included every subsequent year that the list has been published. This is true of

Yaz Lawsuit Settlements Reach $142 Million

Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that Bayer is continuing to offer settlements to plaintiffs involved in federal Yaz side effects litigation. Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 2012 – Nadrich & Cohen, LLP reports that German drug-maker Bayer AG has settled approximately 651 Yaz side effects lawsuits totaling $142 million. Earlier this month, it was reported that the drug-maker had reached settlements in approximately 500 cases filed by women who claimed

Gardere Partners Richard Faulk and John Gray Earn Distinguished Legal Writing Aw …

HOUSTON – Partners Richard O. Faulk and John S. Gray of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP have been selected as recipients of the 2012 Burton Award for Legal Achievement for their article “Public Nuisance at the Crossroads: Policing the Intersection Between Statutory Primacy and Common Law.” The article, published in the Winter 2012 issue of the Chapman Law Review, may be accessed at http://www.chapman.edu/law/_files/publications/15_3PDF.pdf. Mr. Faulk and Mr. Gray will receive

Valensi Rose, PLC Welcomes Kelly Steven Keuscher to its Tax and Wealth Planning …

Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 2012 — Valensi Rose, PLC, a leading Los Angeles law firm, recently announced the addition of Kelly Steven Keuscher to the firm. Mr. Keuscher practices in the area of estate planning, trust administration, probate, taxation, tax-exempt organizations, and general business transactional law. His background includes more than ten years working for various public agencies. “I’m thrilled to be joining a team of such

Energy Attorney Gary D. Compton Joins Thompson & Knight in Austin

The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Gary D. Compton has joined the Firm’s Austin office as a member of the Firm’s Oil and Gas Practice Group. Mr. Compton has 30 years of experience in regulatory and legislative matters. He represents corporations, major utilities, pipelines, oil and gas producers, and alternative and renewable energy companies. He has representative experience with administrative and regulatory

Fish & Richardson Attorneys Earn ‘Best Lawyers in Dallas’ Honors

Dallas – Fish & Richardson announced today that three attorneys from the firm’s Dallas office have been named to the 2012 D Magazine list of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas.” Firm principals Tom Melsheimer, Stephen Fox and Bill Mateja all have been selected to the exclusive listing of the city’s top attorneys. All three lawyers have earned multiple prior selections to the annual list. Mr. Melsheimer, who was selected to this year’s

Southwest Florida Congressional Candidate Byron Donalds Receives Support of Herm …

Naples, Florida – Byron Donalds, a conservative Republican and political grassroots leader who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s 19th District, has received the support of Herman Cain and was added to Cain’s Army of Davids – a roster of candidates who have formally adopted Cain’s 9-9-9 Economic Recovery and Jobs Program. Donalds is promoting the Fair Tax on the campaign trail and has endorsed 9-9-9

McDowell Laybourne & Rodemer, LLC, has introduced an informative webpage about D …

McDowell Laybourne & Rodemer, LLC, has introduced a webpage with information regarding DUI Colorado laws. Anyone who needs legal assistance in a DUI case must be well aware of the DUI laws and the penalties associated with the degree of crime. For help from an experienced DUI lawyer, Colorado, one can contact the law firm to get no-obligation free initial consultation. Colorado Springs, Colorado, 25 April, 2012: McDowell Laybourne & Rodemer,

Trial Lawyer Jeffrey Rasansky Chosen by D Magazine for The Best Lawyers in Dalla …

DALLAS – Texas’ Rasansky Law Firm is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Rasansky will be recognized as a top personal injury lawyer in D Magazine’s The Best Lawyers in Dallas 2012 List compilation of the city’s very best attorneys. Mr. Rasansky is honored to once again be listed among the elite lawyers in the field of personal injury. Mr. Rasansky fights for individuals and families all over the nation in cases

Gardere Environmental Partner Fran Phillips Elected to Board of EPA Alumni Assoc …

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Environmental partner Fran E. Phillips was recently elected to the Board of the EPA Alumni Association, Inc., a nationwide community of former employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Her election was announced April 19 at the association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The EPA Alumni Association was formed in 2008 and has more than 800 members, 75 percent of whom are located

Evan Guthrie Law Firm of Charleston SC Participates In St. John’s High School Ca …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina participated in the career fair for St. John’s High School in John’s Island ,SC on Friday March 30th 2012. Attorney Evan Guthrie represented the legal profession and had a table to speak to students at the high school that were interested in careers in the law. The career fair lasted for about three hours and allowed for all

D Magazine Honors Frank L. Branson, Debbie Dudley Branson Among 2012 “Best Lawye …

DALLAS – The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson is proud to announce that attorneys Frank L. Branson and Debbie Dudley Branson again have been honored in D Magazine’s annual listing of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas.” Selection to the list is based on unsolicited recommendations from practicing lawyers in Texas. D Magazine asks attorneys to identify Dallas lawyers, based on personal observation, who rank among the current best in their

Estate Attorneys In Chicago, Peck Bloom, Sponsoring Retrial Of Mary Todd Lincoln

CHICAGO, IL --Peck Bloom, a firm that can help clients with elder law in Chicago, is sponsoring the 'Retrial of Mary Todd Lincoln.' The event takes place on September 24, 2012 and will demonstrate how differently Mary Todd Lincoln's insanity trial might have been if she had access to today's experts. In addition to the trial, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission hosted

Twenty Thompson & Knight Attorneys Named “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine …

Dallas (April 23, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate its 20 attorneys selected for inclusion in D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas 2012” list, which is featured in the magazine’s May issue. The following are the Firm’s attorneys recognized in this listing: O. Paul Corley Jr. (Banking & Finance) Barbara B. Ferguson (Trusts & Estates) Sharon M. Fountain (ERISA) Herbert J. Hammond (Intellectual Property) Craig A.

Dallas White-Collar, Criminal Defense Attorney Barry Sorrels Honored Among ‘Best …

DALLAS – Texas lawyers and the staff at D Magazine again have selected noted Dallas white-collar and criminal defense lawyer Barry Sorrels of Sorrels, Udashen & Anton for recognition among D Magazine’s annual “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” edition. The immediate past president of the Dallas Bar Association, Mr. Sorrels is a veteran Texas defense lawyer who routinely defends individuals and business interests in state and federal cases. In a career

Dallas Appellate Attorney Deborah Hankinson Honored in D Magazine’s 2012 “Best L …

DALLAS – Hankinson LLP founder Deborah Hankinson has earned a place on D Magazine’s 2012 listing of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” based on her work for business clients in appellate cases, mediations and arbitrations, and trial consulting. This is the seventh time that D Magazine has named Ms. Hankinson to its “Best Lawyers” list. In 2010, the magazine also named her to its list of the best women lawyers in

Gardere Attorneys Earn ‘Best Lawyers in Dallas’ Honors

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that nine Firm attorneys have been named to D Magazine’s list of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas,” which will be published in the magazine’s May 2012 edition. The Gardere attorneys and the practice areas for which they were honored are: • Steven S. Camp, Banking & Finance • Beverly B. Godbey, Insurance Law • Rob Hoffman, Business Litigation • Rick Jordan, Corporate Securities/Capital Markets • Kevin

Trio of McCurley Orsinger Partners Selected Among Dallas’ Best Lawyers

DALLAS – The noted Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that three partners have earned a place on D Magazine’s annual listing of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas.” Joining name partners Mike McCurley and Mary Jo McCurley on the 2012 listing is the firm’s newest partner Jeff Anderson. Each of the attorneys is a repeat honoree based on work in Family Law

Gardere Litigation Chair Richard Faulk to Discuss Scientific Evidence at George …

HOUSTON – Richard O. Faulk, Chair of the Litigation Department of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, will be a featured luncheon speaker on “Perspectives on Daubert” during the three-day Judicial Symposium on Scientific Evidence in the Courts hosted by the George Mason University School of Law at the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel in Fairfax, Va. In addition to his April 24 luncheon speech, Mr. Faulk will moderate panel discussions

Law Firm Helps Gulf Residents and Business Owners Understand BP Oil Spill Settle …

Farrell & Patel works with businesses and residents to help them understand effects of ruling and parameters for claims. Miami, FL, April 17, 2012 -- To help victims of the BP oil spill receive the compensation that they are entitled to, Farrell & Patel, Attorneys at Law, are offering a full case review by a legal professional. It is expected that terms of the new settlement, which should be announced today,

Pilani Golden Couple Celebrate Milestone Wedding Anniversary

The highest happiness on earth is marriage and even though the order may vary for any given year, a wedding anniversary is invariably the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. In America, couples celebrating Golden Jubilee of their wedding anniversary may be lucky to get greetings from the President of USA and similarly in countries like Canada, Australia etc. In UK the Queen from the Buckingham palace may

Thompson & Knight Expands New York Trial Practice

New York (April 16, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Emily L. Saffitz has joined the firm as an Associate in the Trial Practice Group. “Emily has in-depth experience in commercial litigation and class action matters and is a great addition to our group,” says Joseph S. Pevsner, the Firm’s Trial Department Leader. “Her outstanding skills complement our strong trial practice,

Dallas Bar Association ‘Law Day’ Luncheon Honors Local Judiciary

Nearly 250 local judges and lawyers will be on hand Friday, May 4, as District Judge Sam Lindsay presents the keynote address at the annual Law Day Luncheon sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association. Law Day is celebrated each spring in bar associations across the country. This year’s theme is “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.” In addition to honoring our local judiciary, one of the goals of Law Day

Dallas Bar Association Hosts State of the County Forum

The public is invited to a forum on the “state of Dallas County.” The one-hour discussion will be held on Thursday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m. Speakers for the event are Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez. The forum will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. in the Pavilion at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas (garage parking available; enter from Olive Street). The

McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Adds Dallas Associate

DALLAS – The Family Law firm of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that Paula Bennett has joined the firm’s Dallas office as an associate. Ms. Bennett represents clients in a wide range of Family Law matters, with a special interest in issues involving children, including custody cases, termination of parental rights, custody modification, custody relocation and child support. “Paula is an outstanding attorney. Considering her

Democracy watch 2012, issue 12

As the weakened relationship with the EU reaches breaking point, Ukraine's regime blames local representative. With the media reduced to promotion only content, the cultural elite calls for a new national direction. Manipulation takes over mass media The gap between Ukraine’s reality and its television news reports is widening. This year has seen a steep drop in stories covering political developments, leaving the upcoming parliamentary elections nearly uncovered. Recent research from the

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps With Cinderella Project In Charleston SC With Young …

Attorney Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped with the setup of the Cinderella Project event that assists economically disadvantaged high school students to get prom dresses. The Cinderella Project is helped sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar and is one of a number of events that the division helps support. Attorney Guthrie was one of many lawyer volunteers

Thompson & Knight Helps Southwest Airlines Win Another East Texas Patent Infring …

Tyler, Texas (April 12, 2012) – Thompson & Knight attorneys Max Ciccarelli, J. Michael Heinlen, and Gary R. Sorden have obtained another courtroom defense win for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) in an East Texas patent infringement case. The Thompson & Knight team from the firm’s Dallas office represented AirTran Airways Inc. in the trial heard by jurors before the Hon. Leonard Davis in the U.S. District Court for the

Dallas Litigator Announces Opening of Priest Johnson PLLC; New firm focuses on c …

DALLAS – Dallas attorney Kimberly Priest-Johnson is pleased to announce the opening of Priest Johnson PLLC, a boutique law firm focused exclusively on representing corporate and individual clients in complex commercial litigation and defending companies and corporate officers in white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions. Ms. Priest-Johnson is an accomplished trial lawyer with experience in numerous jury trials, complex arbitrations and major settlements. Her background includes representing individuals and Fortune 500 companies

Dick Sayles Honored as “Trial Legend” by Dallas Bar Association

DALLAS – Noted Dallas trial attorney Richard A. “Dick” Sayles, cofounder of the Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner has been honored as a Trial Legend by the Dallas Bar Association. Mr. Sayles was among five local trial lawyers recognized by the Dallas Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section during the 2012 Legends Program held April 3, 2012, at the Belo Mansion in downtown Dallas. The Legends Program featured a panel

Female Genital Mutilation in Iraq

New Study shows: FGM common in Kirkuk For the first time, an empirical study proved that female genital mutilation is also prevalent in parts of Iraq beyond the borders of the Kurdish Region. WADI and the local women’s rights organization PANA have conducted an in-depth research about the existence and background of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kirkuk. They interviewed 1212 women above the age of 14 and asked each of them

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