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Texas Super Lawyers Honors Four from Dallas’ The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson …

Firm founder Frank L. Branson featured among Top 3 attorneys in Texas DALLAS – The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson in Dallas is proud to announce that four firm attorneys have earned repeat honors on the Texas Super Lawyers list of the state’s top attorneys in Texas, including firm founder Frank L. Branson, who has been named among the Top 3 lawyers in Texas based on peer recommendations. As Texas Super

'Homeland Security to evade the heaviest US cuts, reaching $206.01bn in 2012' sa …

LONDON, UK. 19th July, 2012: Visiongain’s analysis indicates that the global Homeland Security market, in terms of government spending, will reach a value of $206.01bn over 2012. Visiongain’s latest report, The Homeland Security Market 2012-2022, finds that investment will continue in what is an essential area for all nations, with Homeland defence becoming a greater priority than military spending for some nations. The visiongain author of the Homeland Security Market 2012-2022

The Catholic Church and the divorced and remarried

A Bielefeld theologian opened an ecumenical view of the Orthodox Church and from there he opened prospects for a current controversial issue in the Catholic Church Almost 20 years after the pastoral letter of the bishops of the Oberrheinischen Kirchenprovinz "Zur seelsorglichen Begleitung von Menschen aus zerbrochenen Ehen, Geschiedenen und Wiederverheirateten Geschiedenen" since May 2012, this explosive topic is discussed in Germany not only from the "usual church critics", but rather

Big Screen Politics 2012: Political Film Classics at the Adelphi University Perf …

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) and the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development bring you this film series showcasing a variety of political-themed movies this Presidential election season. From comedy, drama, and thriller, the selected films feature all-star casts that don’t disappoint. All screenings are free and are shown in the AUPAC Concert Hall on the brand new high definition 30-foot screen with surround sound. A post

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its Best Lawyers in America 2013

Seventy-two Jackson Walker attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become widely regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice

Gardere Partner Shannon McClendon Appointed to State Appraiser Licensing Board

AUSTIN – Shannon K. McClendon, partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been appointed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to a second term on the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) was established by the Texas Legislature in 1991 to license, certify, and regulate real estate appraisers in Texas under state and federal laws. TALCB exists to safeguard the public interest

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps Students Get School Supplies At First Day Festival I …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped with the First Day Festival at the Liberty Square at the SC Aquarium and the Charleston Maritime Center In Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday August 19th 2012. The First Day Festival is an event to give away free book bags and school supplies to students in elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the Charleston, SC area. The

EvannsCollectionLaw Launches - California Judgment Collection Services

Evanns Collection Law Firm announce the creation of their new website at for clients needing quick and aggressive assistance in judgment enforcement by a court order. is the leading California judgment collection law firm and can often get results on your case in a matter of days. As a former collection company owner and attorney, Richard O. Evanns of Evanns Collection Law has the education and experience needed to

Hawaii Evidence Rules, Courtroom Quick Reference - Summit Legal Publishing’s New …

Summit Legal Publishing is pleased to announce the release of "Hawaii Evidence Rules, Courtroom Quick Reference 2012”. Containing the full text of the Hawaii Evidence Rules and the restyled and traditional Federal Rules of Evidence with the official commentary detailing the changes in the restyled rules, this volume is designed to serve as a highly portable and extremely accessible reference for the evidence rules. The new "restyled" Federal Rules of Evidence

Attorneys from Houston’s AZA Law Firm Honored by Texas Super Lawyers

HOUSTON – Six attorneys from the complex litigation and intellectual property law firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, have earned spots on the 2012 Texas Super Lawyers list of the state’s top attorneys, including appearances in the Top 100 in Texas and Top 100 in Houston lists for name partners Joseph Ahmad and John Zavitsanos. Mr. Ahmad and Mr. Zavitsanos have both earned the highest possible AV

German artist Christophe Didillon donates US-President Obama vast portrait colla …

Head-high Portrait picture of US-President Barack Obama, made from thousands of single photos of car registration plates of all states in the USA Christophe Didillon (40) is a many-sided artist: if he does not paint, he travels through the world, appears sometimes dressed up as a Spiderman on the film festival in Cannes and collects donation money for children suffering from cancer; sometimes he takes photos of the long hair of

Dallas’ Barry Sorrels Honored Among State’s Top White-Collar, Criminal Defense A …

Sorrels among select group to earn 10th selection to exclusive top lawyers list DALLAS – The Dallas-based trial and appellate law firm Sorrels, Udashen & Anton is proud to announce that noted white-collar and criminal defense specialist Barry Sorrels again has earned a place on the Texas Super Lawyers list of the state’s top attorneys. As Texas Super Lawyers recognizes its 10th anniversary, Mr. Sorrels is among a select group of attorneys

Dallas Trial Lawyer Don Godwin Named to Best Lawyers in America 2013

DALLAS –Trial lawyer Don Godwin, founder of Dallas-based Godwin Ronquillo PC, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Best Lawyers, which is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, honored Mr. Godwin for his tireless work for clients in Commercial Litigation matters. This year marks his second consecutive selection to the exclusive list. Earlier this

Texas Super Lawyers Honors Four from Austin’s Howry, Breen & Herman

Experienced courtroom lawyers earn repeat recognition in exclusive listing DALLAS – Austin-based commercial litigation and trial law firm Howry, Breen & Herman LLP is proud to announce that firm attorneys Randy Howry, Sean Breen, Timothy Herman and Glen Wilkerson again have earned selection to the Texas Super Lawyers list of the state’s top attorneys. The 2012 Texas Super Lawyers honors represent the latest accolades for the firm’s trial team, which has built

Dallas Jury Delivers Win for King Consolidated in Employment Dispute

DALLAS – A Dallas County jury on Sept. 5 unanimously delivered a take-nothing verdict in favor of Dallas based oil and gas company King Consolidated Inc. in a dispute over a former employee’s claim to a $250,000 bonus. The jury in Judge Martin Lowy’s 101st District Court ruled in favor of King Consolidated in Tim Register v. King Consolidated, No. 11-06355E. King Consolidated was represented by Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP partner

Godwin Ronquillo Attorneys Honored on 10th Annual Texas Super Lawyers List

DALLAS – The prominent Texas trial and appellate law firm Godwin Ronquillo PC is pleased to announce that seven shareholders from the firm’s Dallas, Houston and Plano offices have earned recognition on the 2012 Texas Super Lawyers listing. Firm Chairman and CEO Donald E. Godwin, as well as President and Public Law Section Chair Marcos G. Ronquillo, are being honored for the 10th consecutive year for their Business Litigation work. Additionally,

Texas Court Orders Longview Energy Directors Huff, D’Angelo to Return Rights, Pr …

DALLAS – In a court judgment believed to be the largest ever involving the Eagle Ford Shale, Judge Amado Abascal of the 365th Judicial District Court in Zavala County has assigned all rights to approximately 46,000 leasehold acres, valued at more than $500 million, to Dallas-based Longview Energy Company. In June, jurors in Longview Energy Company v. The Huff Energy Fund L.P., WRH Energy Partners, LLC, Riley-Huff Energy Group LLC,

Texas Super Lawyers recognizes 49 Gardere Attorneys

DALLAS/HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that 49 Firm attorneys representing 21 separate practice areas have been named to the 2012 Texas Super Lawyers list. Twenty Gardere attorneys earned their 10th consecutive selections to the Texas Super Lawyers list, appearing every year since the list was first published in 2003. They are Allen B. Craig III, Curtis L. Frisbie Jr., Kenneth R. Glaser, Lawrence B. Goldstein, Thomas

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Thomas L. Friedman Discusses “The Future of the Am …

Internationally renowned reporter, journalist, and author Thomas L. Friedman will come to Adelphi University on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. to speak on “The Future of the American Dream” in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Friedman, the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of six bestselling books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem

Christopher Ezold Advocates Close Examination of the Upcoming Quarterly 401(k) R …

Philadelphia, PA - If that 401(k) retirement fund that you pay into each pay period is not growing as fast as you like, it might be because of hidden fees no one really explained to you. New rules will require disclosure of those hidden fees, which can add up to sizeable figures, especially in light of the 72 million Americans who participate in 401(K) type retirement plans. "This rule provides

Summit Legal Publishing Announces Expanded Ebook Availability

Summit Legal Publishing is pleased to announce expanded ebook availability for our growing line of legal products. All titles are now available in iTunes for Apple users, as a NOOK Book on Barnes & Noble, as a Kindle edition on Amazon, in epub for Adobe Digital Editions format on and in PDFs on Summit Legal Publishing’s website. With attorneys, staff, judges and court personnel working more often from mobile devices,

What Is Wrong With All Religions

Summary: All religious philosophies have certain deficiencies in common such as supernatural world view, relying upon faith and belief as opposed to reason and stubborn in their refusal to evolve. Yet they have served useful purpose to mankind and continue to do so. This is primarily because of their holistic character. Therefore they can’t be summarily dismissed either. Einstein in his address at Princeton Theological Seminary, May 19, 1939 commented about

Innova Biosciences Recruits International Licensing Manager

Innova Biosciences Limited is pleased to announce that Dr Andrew Lane has joined the company as International Licensing Manager. Lincolnshire, UK, Spetember 05, 2012 - Innova Biosciences Limited (Cambridge, UK) is pleased to announce that Dr Andrew Lane has joined the company as International Licensing Manager. Andrew brings a wealth of experience having worked in the Biotech industry for more than 18 years. He has negotiated over 200 license and supply agreements

agentto: citizen helps citizen, install a security central on smartphones

Brazil/Europe: An app that installs a security central on your smartphone for real-time alarms. You as a user can invite your dearest people to join your trusted-network (max. 12 persons) who will receive your alert when you are pushing the panic-button on your smartphone. Your friends will see with the alarm your position on a geographical map, the kind of alert you started and they will follow the history and

Illinois Evidence Rules, Courtroom Quick Reference, Now Available From Summit Le …

With the release of Illinois Evidence Rules, Courtroom Quick Reference, attorneys in Illinois have a new legal reference book that can be used in the courtroom, chambers, office or at home. This book contains the complete Illinois Rules of Evidence, effective January 1, 2012 (and current with all 2012 amendments), the Federal Rules of Evidence, effective December 1, 2011, and the Traditional Federal Rules of Evidence, effective through November 30,

Best Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 52 Gardere Attorneys

AUSTIN/DALLAS/HOUSTON – Fifty-two lawyers from the Austin, Dallas and Houston offices of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013, published by Woodward/White Inc. The Gardere attorneys from the Austin office are Edward D. Burbach, who earned selection based on his work in Administrative/Regulatory Law, and Mark Vane, who earned high marks for his Government Relations Practice. The honorees from the

Jackson Walker Welcomes Daniel Nossa

Daniel Nossa joins the Energy practice and the Derivatives group in the Houston office at Jackson Walker. Mr. Nossa represents issuers, underwriters, and derivative counterparties on an array of derivative and structured finance products. He provides regulatory advice to derivative dealers and end users in the energy industry. Mr. Nossa advises numerous private and public companies in negotiating the transaction and credit support documentation related to credit, commodity, equity, and

Litigation Attorney, Kerry Peck, Named To The ABA Commission On Law And Aging

CHICAGO, IL -- Kerry Peck, litigation attorney in Chicago and managing partner of Peck Bloom LLC, a firm that focuses on elder law, was recently appointed as a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging. The ABA Commission on Law and Aging examines a wide range of legal issues that affect older people. The commission publishes educational resources, as well as coordinates conferences, technical assistance, training programs

"Pirate Broadcaster" on Jupiter – Radio Emissions Conceal Surprise

The discovery of a new radio emission from Jupiter is among the highlights of a three-year Austrian Science Fund FWF project. This project actually investigated the planetary radio-frequency emissions of the Earth and Saturn – and a strange radio emission from the planet Jupiter was discovered. Further results of the project, which has now been completed, included the identification of a new modulation in terrestrial radio emissions, as well as

Dallas’ Tom Melsheimer Honored as One of Texas’ Top Commercial Litigators in 201 …

DALLAS – Once every five years, the publishers of Texas’ oldest independent legal newspaper name the state’s top five attorneys in specific practice areas, and Tom Melsheimer of Fish & Richardson is being recognized in 2012 as one of the top commercial litigation attorneys in Texas. Honorees in Texas Lawyer’s upcoming “Go-To Guide” are chosen through an online balloting process followed by months of research from the publication’s reporters and editors,

Trial Lawyer Suzanne J. DuBose Joins Godwin Ronquillo as Houston Shareholder

HOUSTON – The prominent Texas trial and appellate law firm of Godwin Ronquillo PC is pleased to announce the addition of accomplished trial lawyer Suzanne J. DuBose as a commercial litigation Shareholder in the firm’s Houston office. “Suzanne is an outstanding litigator with an impressive background as lead counsel in a number of diverse cases,” says Donald E. Godwin, Chairman and CEO of Godwin Ronquillo. “We are exceptionally pleased to

Kardex Remstar Helps Meet Executive Order 13423

The year 2015 is fast approaching and federal agencies are required to be in full compliance with Executive Order 13423. Instated in 2007, Executive Order 13423 – Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy and Transportation Management is all about sustainability for the future. By the year 2015, Federal Agencies are required to improve energy efficiency and utilize sustainable building design to reduce the current carbon footprint. With only three years left, federal

Attorney Michael K. Hurst Named Chair of DBA Equal Access to Justice Campaign

Michael K. Hurst has been named Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s (DBA) 2012-2013 Equal Access to Justice Campaign benefiting the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP). A partner with Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP, Michael has been a tireless advocate for the Campaign for many years serving as Chair of various divisions and as Co-Chair of the Corporate Division in 2011-12. “Michael has given much time to this Campaign

Illinois State Bar Association's New Chair of Elder Law is Chicago Attorney, Ker …

CHICAGO, IL -- Kerry Peck, the managing partner of Peck Bloom LLC in Chicago, has recently been appointed Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Elder Law Section Council. As Chair, Peck will be charged with upholding the mission of the ISBA Elder Law Section: • To inform and advise the members of the bar whose practice involves representing older persons in such areas as estate planning, public benefits, nursing home residents'

Thompson & Knight Named Among the Top 25 U.S. Law Firms to Work For

The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce its ranking among the top 25 law firms in the U.S. in the 2013 list of “The Best Law Firms to Work For” published by Vault. Thompson & Knight is ranked 17th overall and is the only Texas-based law firm listed. The Firm is also ranked 1st in Office Space, 9th in Satisfaction, 9th in Green,

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Leads Estate Planning And Probate Class At Mount Pleasant …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina taught an estate planning and probate class at Mount Pleasant Regional Library in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina on Tuesday May 22nd, 2012. The presentation took place in the meeting room at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library, which is part of the Charleston County Library System The class led by Mr. Guthrie concentrated on the fundamentals of


On 31.07.2012 the German Company Hein Gericke GmbH, a popular outlet store chain for biker wear and supplies has filed for protection under the new German Schutzschirmverfahren (ESUG). The court has issued a stay order, allowing Hein Gericke GmbH to continue its trading within certain limits set by the order and has appointed Mr. Georg Kreplin as trustee (Sachwalter). bunk-alliance Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has been approached by suppliers of Hein Gericke

Acclaimed Trial Lawyer Graham Hill Joins Houston’s Heard Robins

HOUSTON – The law firm of Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Texas courtroom veteran Graham Hill as a partner in the firm’s Houston headquarters. Mr. Hill has represented clients in Texas and throughout the United States for more than 30 years. His legendary courtroom efforts include handling the nation’s first courtroom trial over the recalled diet drug Fen-Phen and negotiating a $1

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Helps American Bar Association School Public Service Proje …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina helped with the American Bar Association TIPS Burke Middle School Public Service Project at the Burke High School Auditorium In Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday May 17th 2012. The service project was a part of the 2012 ABA TIPS Spring Leadership Meeting that was held in Charleston, SC in May of 2012. Students that attended the service project

Gardere Partner Beverly Godbey Awarded Presidential Citation by State Bar of Tex …

DALLAS – Beverly B. Godbey, a partner in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been awarded a State Bar of Texas Presidential Citation in recognition of the "wisdom, skill, and dedication" she demonstrated during her term as Chair of the State Bar of Texas' Board of Directors. Ms. Godbey, a prominent Dallas litigator, began her one-year term as Chair in June 2011, following a three-way race for the

Mike McKool Named 2012 “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Dallas Bar Association …

DALLAS – Mike McKool, co-Founder and Chairman of McKool Smith, has been named the 2012 “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Dallas Bar Association (DBA). Mr. McKool will receive the award during the DBA's annual Bench Bar Conference in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, on Sept. 27-29, 2012. The prestigious award is presented annually to a DBA member who best exemplifies the principles of the legal profession and who has achieved

Russell I. Marnell Comments on Termination of Marriage between Tom Cruise and Ka …

Russell I. Marnell of The Law Offices of Russell I. Marnell, P.C., says that divorce proceedings between actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes might get contentious and that Ms. Holmes might get her wish for sole custody of her daughter if she is able to have the case tried in New York State, based on certain factors. It was reported that, on June 28, Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom

Evan Guthrie Law Firm Teaches Basics Of Estate Planning And Probate At Library I …

Evan Guthrie of the Evan Guthrie Law Firm in Charleston, South Carolina taught a class on the basics of estate planning and probate at the Berkeley County Hanahan Library in Hanahan, SC on Wednesday May 2nd 2012. The class explored the beginning principles of planning an estate, the difference between probate and non-probate assets, the different types of plans for estates, what happens in probate court, advance directives and healthcare

Bradley Weitz of The Weitz Law Firm, P.A. in Aventura Launches 2012 Social Media …

Experienced attorney for the disabled community, Bradley Weitz, announced the launch of the law firm's new Social Media Program for 2012. “Our firm has made a concerted effort by joining Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and other Social Media sites." Bradley Weitz firmly believes "The Americans With Disabilities Act requires places of public accommodation to be made accessible to the disabled community, and that all disabled patrons have an equal right to access." About

Gardere Expands Mexico/Latin America Practice With Addition of Partner Juan Alca …

AUSTIN – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is announcing the addition of Juan M. Alcalá as a partner in the Firm’s Austin office where he will head Gardere’s Latin America litigation and dispute resolution practice. Formerly of King & Spalding, Mr. Alcalá focuses on international arbitration and litigation. Mr. Alcalá’s distinct familiarity with the Latin American market strengthens Gardere’s Mexico and Latin America Practice, which is already prominently ranked in the

Grayson & Grayson Personal Injury Law Firm Announces Legal Assistance for Person …

June 26th 2012, Los Angeles, CA Grayson & Grayson personal injury law firm ( is offering free case evaluation to victims of wrongful diagnosis and medical malpractice commited by negligent doctors, hospital staff or pharmacy facilities. This popular personal injury firm has been representing personal injury victims of medical malpractice for over 25 years now and has also represented cases of wrongful deaths in their areas of expertise. Los

Brian Andrew Tully Featured in Newsweek's "Nationwide Leading Elder Care & Estat …

Melville, NY — Attorney Brian Andrew Tully, Esq. of the elder law firm of Tully & Winkelman, P.C. announced that he has been featured in Newsweek’s “Nationwide Leading Elder Care & Estate Planning Attorneys Showcase” for the year 2012. Newsweek’s Leading Attorneys Showcase, in which Mr. Tully was featured, appeared in the June 18 issue of the magazine. It is designed to feature top law firms that specialize in particular areas

Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP Launches New Educational Social Security …

Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP, one of New York’s leading Social Security Disability law firms, has launched, a new website with over 100 pages of helpful educational information for Social Security Disability claimants, medical providers and support organizations. The site will be regularly updated with new information as needed. The site contains a full Social Security Disability library that includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), procedural and legal issues and

Survived Prison Officer Craig Wylde Recommends Cut Resistant T-Shirt After Survi …

A prison officer, who has survived one of the most outrageous attacks on prison staff in the UK, is now recommending cut and slash resistant tops to help protect his colleagues. Craig Wylde, who was brutally assaulted at Frankland High Security Prison on 13th March 2010, strongly believes that the severity of his injury would have been significantly reduced if he would have been issued with cut and slash resistant t-shirts. Craig

Dallas Jury Awards $530K Verdict for Sales Rep in Unpaid Commissions Lawsuit

Hightower Angelley helps fired salesman win contract dispute DALLAS – A Dallas County jury awarded a verdict of more than $530,000 in favor of a former salesperson for Dallas-based information technology provider PHNS Inc. after finding that the company improperly withheld thousands of dollars in commissions. Attorneys Jeff Hightower and Wil Angelley from the Dallas law firm Hightower Angelley LLP represented David Canfield against PHNS, which changed its name to Anthelio Healthcare

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