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Sayles Werbner’s Aimee Williams Named One of “The Best Women Lawyers in Dallas 2 …

DALLAS – Litigation attorney Aimee Williams of Dallas’ Sayles Werbner has earned selection to D Magazine’s listing of the top women attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth. Ms. Williams appears in the publication’s May issue among the list of “The Best Women Lawyers in Dallas 2010.” “Aimee is an incredible attorney with more courtroom experience than a lot of other lawyers, men or women,” says Mark Werbner, co-founder of Sayles Werbner. “We are very

Donaukurier Publisher supports Abolition of Freedom of Communication

Introduction: Georg Schäff, the publisher of the Donaukurier newspaper, in a page-long interview of his own publication expresses his thoughts about Google Streetview. He argues that Google generally has problems with the constitutional system in Germany, but at the same time demands the abolishment of freedom of communication through actions undertaken by his paper. Body: Berlin, April 16, 2010. The weekend edition of April 3 and 4 of the regional newspaper Donaukurier,

Rubin Joins Gardere As Houston Corporate Partner

HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP announced today that Steven D. Rubin has joined the firm as a partner in the Houston office. Mr. Rubin, who joins the Corporate Practice Group, represents private equity clients, handling mergers and acquisitions and securities transactions. His clients include those in the energy, healthcare, telecom and financial services industries. He also has extensive experience in cross-border transactions, particularly for Mexican issuers. Mr. Rubin joins Gardere

President touts Taiwan’s Achievements in Harvard Videoconference

President Ma Ying-jeou took part in a videoconference hosted by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University on April 6, 2010 and delivered a speech entitled “The Quest for Modernity.” In his remarks, the president noted that a truly modern society should seek not only wealth and power but also the foundations of freedom and democracy. He shared that Taiwan has built all three of these pillars. In the

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Require P …

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City is presently seeking people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma to participate in at least three clinical trials investigating the effectiveness of drugs designed to treat mesothelioma. People who are interested in participating in the clinical trials will be evaluated by the Sloan-Kettering research team to determine eligibility for participation. One trial involves the use of the investigational drug CBP 501.

Immigration to Canada set to Rise due to Shortage of Skilled Workers

Dery & Associates (Canadim) is an immigration law firm based out of Montreal, Quebec. Canada's large baby-boom population is starting to reach the age of retirement, this constitutes over a third of the Canadian workforce. They will be retiring over the next 20 years, what this means is that Canada will need to invest considerable efforts to keep offices, stores, companies and factories staffed with skilled and unskilled workers. "The

Gardere Awards McCleary Scholarship to SMU’s Rebekah Bailey

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that it has awarded the Donald C. McCleary Gardere Leadership Scholarship to Rebekah Bailey, a second-year law student at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. The scholarship is awarded annually to a second-year SMU law student who has demonstrated leadership qualities consistent with the values embraced by Mr. McCleary, a former Gardere managing partner. Ms. Bailey is in the top

EU: Consequences of court orders securing the debtor`s assets in insolvency proc …

In the scope of insolvency proceedings, based on the regulation (EC) no. 1364/2000 of 29th May 2000, the district court in Augsburg secured the assets of the debtor by a stay order, prohibiting any creditor to commence enforcement measures and suspending already initiated enforcement measures (except foreclosures into real estate). Insolvency proceedings had been opened over a company with its registered seat in Poland, but whose Center of Main Interest

Former Telephone Technicians are at Risk of Developing Asbestos-Related Lung Can …

In a case still pending against other asbestos manufacturers, asbestos attorneys Weitz & Luxenberg mailed the first settlement check of a six figure sum to the surviving family members of a New York City telephone technician who died January 17, 2010, of asbestos-related lung cancer. During the 1970s, as a telephone technician for a New York-based phone company, he installed communication systems in dozens of commercial buildings, including the Pan Am

EFD Sends Letter to France’s High Audiovisual Council (CSA)

Brussels, 29 March 2010 -- The European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) and the Coalition Against Terrorist Media (CATM) call on France’s audiovisual authority to immediately enforce French and European law against Eutelsat for broadcasting Al-Aqsa TV. In a letter sent to Mr Michel Boyon, Chairman of the High Audiovisual Council or Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA), EFD noted that Eutelsat has failed to comply with the formal warning of 3

EU/CISG: Formal requirements on the conclusion of agreements on international ve …

In day-to-day business relationship, the parties involved in many cases only determine the essential contractual requirements, such as price, quantity delivered, etc. The question which law shall be applicable, the competent court in case of legal disputes and other provisions, that should be agreed upon contractually, are left out, since the parties very often do not have time in order to negotiate such questions extensively. For this reason many companies

Essex Based Notary Public Launches New Website

Essex based Notary Public Vidal E. Martin has officially launched her Notary Public services website at Vidal Martin, a member of The Notaries Society, is a duly enrolled and registered notary public who provides a range of notary public and E-Notarisation services for individuals and commercial organisations. In addition to these services, Vidal is a practicing solicitor at Brights & Sons in Witham and Maldon in Essex. The website,

English as official language of proceedings in commercial court proceedings in G …

On 12th February 2010, the Minister of Justice, Ms. Roswitha Müller-Piepenkötter presented to the Federal Council of Germany a draft law, according to which English shall be established as language of communication in front of courts. Hereto special chambers for commercial affairs shall be established as part of the district courts, comparable to the already existing commercial courts in Germany. Thereby Germany as business location shall become more attractive, since English

Kane Russell Coleman & Logan Announces Relocation and Expansion of Houston Offic …

DALLAS/HOUSTON, TX – Dallas-based law firm, Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC, announces the relocation and expansion of its offices in downtown Houston. KRCL has made great strides in establishing its reputation in the metropolitan Houston area. Since opening the Houston office four years ago, the office has more than quadrupled in size, primarily with the addition of prominent Houston trial lawyer Christopher Pappas and his team. “The move

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settles for Former Painter and Ship Worker

Earlier this month, a Greek maritime worker who came to the United States in 1971 to follow in his father’s footsteps here as a commercial painter, received a settlement check for $466,000 related to an ongoing lawsuit against asbestos-product manufacturers whose construction materials caused him to develop mesothelioma cancer. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lung lining that has no cure and is contracted almost exclusively by job-related asbestos exposure. The

Canadim Explains how to Move to Canada with the Business Investor Visa

Dery & Associates (Canadim) specializes in helping their clients achieve their Canadian Immigration Visa. Canada has become the world's first destination for business and family immigration due to its very advantageous and fast business immigration program, its world recognized quality of life, geographic location and low business taxes. "The appeal for business owners to relocate and invest in Canada is quite simply due to the significant opportunity Canada offers.

New blog lets nonprofit better connect with donors, volunteers

Phoenix, AZ ( openpr ) March 26, 2010 - The opportunity to serve has long been a goal of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix and its new blog – - is helping reach donors and volunteers by providing essential updates on the nonprofit’s programs, services and recent news. A Higher Mission St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix, dedicates its efforts to serving the those in need throughout central and

Taiwan improves Copyright Protection

The Bills of Copyright Act and Copyright Intermediary Organization Act completed third reading at the Legislative Yuan on January 12, 2010, and has been promulgated by the President on February 10, 2010. Highlights of these two bills are as follows: 1. Copyright Act The provisions of Chapter VII (criminal penalty) do not apply in the following circumstances except for works subject to the management of copyright collective management organizations: 1) Exploitation of

Work with Asbestos led to Mesothelioma Cancer in Shipyard Worker

In a case still pending against other asbestos product manufacturers, Weitz & Luxenberg last month sent a six-figure settlement check to the widow of a Brooklyn Navy Yard shipyard worker who died of mesothelioma cancer five months after being diagnosed with the disease. The check represents the first payment of a series of future payments. The story he told during depositions opened a window into the dangerous working conditions he and

EU Expansion of a Different Kind: From Economics to Welfare

Can the European Union succeed in creating a stronger social identity? This question lies at the heart of a current project by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). For an alliance between nations that was originally conceived purely at the market economy level, this would be a fundamental step towards political unity. Within the framework of the project, particular emphasis is currently being focused on investigating the legal scope for action

Europe supports Taiwan’s participation in international organizations

The European Parliament expressed that it “strongly supports” Taiwan’s participation as an observer in international organizations and activities such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This statement is part of a resolution on important global issues passed by the legislative body in an overwhelming vote on March 10. In the resolution, the European Parliament states that it “welcomes the efforts

Asbestos Hazards Plague the Construction Industry in the United States

Asbestos was used extensively in many building products for so many decades that any construction worker working on a construction site prior to the mid-1980s was at risk for lethal asbestos exposure. In the construction industry, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, boiler workers, brick layers and bulldozer operators are all at substantial risk for asbestos exposure, particularly if their work involves the renovation or demolition of an old building. Prior to the 1980s, commercial

Twelve from Kane Russell Coleman & Logan Selected for Inclusion in the 2010 Texa …

DALLAS/HOUSTON, TX--Kane Russell Coleman & Logan congratulates Zach Mayer, Brian Clark, Andrew Sarne, David Thrasher, James Greer, Misty Hataway-Coné, Richard Hathaway, Jennifer Lindsey, Christina Masso, Jeff Novel, Courtney Palm and Aaron Speer. Each were selected for inclusion on the 2010 Texas Rising Stars list to be published in the April 2010 issue of TEXAS MONTHLY and in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition. This is a listing of outstanding

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settles for $2.1 Million for New Jersey Construction Worker

A 48-year-old New Jersey (NJ) union construction worker, who had his left lung removed after he was diagnosed with occupational mesothelioma cancer, received a $2.1 million settlement from a lawsuit he filed against the manufacturers of the asbestos construction products that eventually led to his death. The New Jersey law office of Weitz & Luxenberg negotiated the settlement on behalf of the worker’s surviving family – his wife and two children.

Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Wins $510,813 Mesothelioma Settlement for Rockefeller Cen …

New York mesothelioma law firm Weitz & Luxenberg recently obtained a $510,813 settlement for a retired carpenter suffering from mesothelioma cancer and his family. The TV series “30 Rock” may be an Emmy Award winner, but Rockefeller Center, a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets in New York City, won no prizes for worker safety 50 years ago because the presence of asbestos

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settles with $2 Million Payout for Deceased Brooklyn Constr …

New York mesothelioma law firm Weitz & Luxenberg recently settled the mesothelioma cancer case of a deceased Brooklyn construction worker for $2.16 million. The construction worker died last year from the asbestos cancer- mesothelioma. The deceased worker was exposed to asbestos on a regular basis over 40 years ago as he did construction work at locations such as the World Trade Center, the Union Carbide Building and two

21 Gardere Attorneys Dubbed ‘Rising Stars’

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that 21 of the firm's attorneys have earned selection to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list published by Law & Politics Media Inc. The list of the state’s most accomplished attorneys age 40 and under is included in the April edition of Texas Monthly. Dallas attorneys from Gardere included on the Rising Stars list and their practice areas are: William

Bridge-financing of EPR payments (outstanding wages) – now also possible in Pola …

In Germany the instrument of the so called bridge-financing of EPR payments (outstanding wages owed by the insolvent company) is currently considered as a kind of standard procedure in preliminary insolvency proceedings, if and in so far as the preliminary insolvency administrator intends to continue the business of the insolvent company. As is known, the predicament of bridge-financing of EPR payments in Germany is based on the fact that the exchequers

New York City Construction Worker Describes Life with Mesothelioma

"I can't walk like I used to. I can't climb stairs anymore. I used to climb nine flights of stairs every day. I'm lucky I can climb one." These were the words of a retired New York City construction worker who died from mesothelioma on March 4, 2009. He left behind his wife of 53 years. Mesothelioma is a job-related disease caused by inhaling asbestos dust at a work site. Mesothelioma

Weitz & Luxenberg Mesothelioma Lawyers win $1.28 Million Settlement in Mesotheli …

Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma lawyers recently secured a $1.28 million settlement for a 77-year-old former carpenter suffering from the asbestos cancer, mesothelioma. Prior to this settlement, Weitz & Luxenberg obtained $842,000 from another defendant. The former carpenter is the father of six children and devoted his 30-year career to beautifying such New York City landmarks as Yankee Stadium and the Empire State Building. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in

Attorney Andrew Weinstein A Noted Speaker At The Florida Justice Association’s A …

Coral Springs, FL. – Attorney Andrew Weinstein, managing partner and founder of the Weinstein Law Firm, recently presented at the Florida Justice Association’s Auto Negligence Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar. Andrew’s presentation, "Personal Injury Protection- Where are we now?" focused on current developments in Florida's Personal Injury Protection insurance law including the use of the Medicare fee schedule and the debate over whether it is mandatory or voluntary for insurers

1 Market Square Project In Hailsham Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Hailsham’s most widely used youth facility celebrated its 10th anniversary in January 2010. Youth project staff joined with town councillors and other invited guests at 1 Market Square on Saturday 6th February, where they marked the youth facility’s achievements by holding a multimedia presentation, outlining the project’s achievements over the past decade. Officially opened in January 2000, the 1 Market Square project was set up by Hailsham Town Council to improve the

Harrell & Harrell Launches New Website

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Harrell & Harrell, a longtime Jacksonville law firm specializing in personal injury, wrongful death and product liability cases this week launched its new website at The improved site offers multiple new features including personal and professional profiles of Harrell & Harrell’s 17 personal injury lawyers. Jacksonville-based Harrell and Harrell’s new website also features a myriad of client resources including a 10-part article series that details

Weitz & Luxenberg Mesothelioma Lawyers win $461,000 Settlement in Asbestos Lung …

The mesothelioma law firm Weitz & Luxenberg recently obtained settlements currently totaling $461,000 for a Navy veteran suffering from asbestos-related lung cancer. The man had enlisted in the Navy in 1957 and served as a boilerman aboard the USS Lake Chaplain, an aircraft carrier. In 1960, the ship underwent a complete boiler room overhaul that required the removal of asbestos-containing wrapping that insulated the aircraft carrier's heating and plumbing systems. The

Attorney Andrew Weinstein Awarded The Bronze Eagle Award By The Florida Justice …

CORAL SPRINGS, FL. – Attorney Andrew Weinstein, founding partner of the Coral Springs-based Weinstein Law Firm ( was awarded the Bronze EAGLE Award by the Florida Justice Association at its Annual Convention recently held in Miami, Florida. “I feel honored to have received this award,” said Andrew Weinstein. “FJA is constantly evolving to stay at the forefront of Florida politics and preserve Florida’s civil justice system. As EAGLE members we work

Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer Darlynn Morgan of Morgan Law Group named a …

Newport Beach, CA – February 2010– Orange County Estate Planning Lawyer, Darlynn Morgan, was recently listed as one of the Top attorneys in Southern California by Orange Coast magazine and Law & Politics. Super Lawyers identified the top five percent of the lawyers in Southern California based on a survey and research conducted by Law & Politics. “I am honored to have received this recognition. Southern California and Orange County

Legal Transcription for Businesses

In the business sector, there is significant concern for litigation matters. Reliable and quality legal transcription services can greatly enhance business operations. Legal transcription services cover all areas such as construction, corporate, employment and employee benefits, criminal, civil rights, energy, entertainment, environment, healthcare, immigration, insurance, intellectual property, Internet/E-commerce, real estate and more. Services that Meet all Your Legal Processing Needs Legal transcription services help to accurately process all types of legal

LYMEC: Stop data retention now

Already the second Constitutional Court of an EU Member State has ruled the implementation of the data retention directive (directive 2006/24/EC) and the subsequent general storage of citizens' communication data as unconstitutional: first the Romanian Constitutional Court (Curtea Constituţională a României), and now on Tuesday the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht). LYMEC President Aloys Rigaut reacted to the news: “We can only warmly welcome such judgement! This is yet another blow

Potential mesothelioma vaccine demonstrated to be safe in research study

The American Thoracic Society has reported that researchers have demonstrated the safety of a potential vaccine against mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer that is almost always caused by exposure to the deadly mineral asbestos. The vaccine infuses a patient's nerve cell fibers with the tumor and triggers an immune system response to mesothelioma. Findings of the study were published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The

"Aigner plans to set up a censorship agency.": Internet entrepreneur Peter Debik …

Outline: The operator of the city history and building photo community "" attacks the plans of consumer rights minister Ilse Aigner (CSU), stating that the arguments cited in her case for censoring the internet are fabricated. Main Text: Berlin, March 2, 2010. The federal consumer rights minister Ilse Aigner (CSU) is fighting Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft. The building photo service Google Streetview is Aigner’s arch enemy. Streetview shows buildings and streets

Taber Estes Thorne & Carr Adds Litigator Katie Anand

DALLAS -- The Dallas-based law firm of Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC is pleased to announce that Katherine M. Anand has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Ms. Anand’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and dispute resolution, representing clients before state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Her litigation experience includes cases involving breach of contract, negligence, fraud and misrepresentation, oil and gas disputes, intellectual

Amy Fehn Presents on "Medicaid Integrity" Program at HFMA Winter Meeting

ROYAL OAK, Mich.—January 29, 2010 – Amy Fehn, an attorney with Wachler & Associates, P.C., gave a presentation on the Medicaid Integrity Program, the first federal program to perform audits of Medicaid providers, Jan. 29, 2010, at the Healthcare Financial Management Association Winter Meeting in Johnston, Iowa. She presented information regarding the structure of the program including: (1) Information on the Medicaid Integrity Contractor (MIC) for the state of Iowa;

Andrew Wachler Presents At National Hospice Work Groups Quality Improvement Foru …

ROYAL OAK, Mich.—November 5, 2009…Detroit-area lawyer Andrew B. Wachler, a recognized leader in healthcare law topics such as Medicare appeals, Stark and fraud and abuse and HIPAA, was a featured speaker at the National Hospice Work Group’s (NHWG) Quality Improvement Forum. The forum was held October 23, 2009, in Chicago, Ill. Wachler’s presentation, titled “Current Legal Issues for Hospices,” addressed hospice legal issues, including the Fraud Enforcement & Recovery Act of

Ubuntu Now and The South Africa Project team up with TVEP

DENVER (Feb. 24, 2010) – Ubuntu Now, a nonprofit organization whose current efforts are focused in South Africa, will partner with the Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Program (TVEP). TVEP raises awareness for social issues surrounding HIV/AIDS in South Africa by building a supportive, educational, and healing environment for the victims of rape, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence and child abuse. “TVEP's foundation and aspirations align perfectly with our own. We are delighted to

Andrew B. Wachler Presents on "The New Audits Landscape" at Washington, D.C. AHL …

ROYAL OAK, Mich.—January 21, 2010 – Andrew B. Wachler delivered a presentation titled, The New Audits Landscape: MICs, MACs and RACs (Medicaid Integrity Contractors, Medicare Administrative Contractors and Recovery Audit Contractors), at the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) conference on Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers and Other Teaching Institutions Jan. 21-22 in Washington, DC. The presentation included: Discussion of the roles of the various contractors and the types of

Dallas Law Firm Taber Estes Thorne & Carr No Longer an ‘All Girls Club’

DALLAS – At most law firms, new associates try to blend in without calling attention to themselves. But the newest addition is destined to stand out at Dallas’ Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC, one of the few women-owned law firms in Texas. True to its commitment to diversity, the two-year-old firm recently welcomed Kevin Muenster as an associate. “We know that great lawyers come in all different shapes, sizes, genders,

Weinstein Law Firm Managing Partner Andrew Weinstein Attains AV Rating From Mart …

Coral Springs, FL. – The Weinstein Law Firm is pleased to announce that Managing Partner, Andrew Weinstein recently attained an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. An AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell is the highest an attorney can receive. In addition, Andrew has received a score of 10 from Avvo, which is the highest rating an attorney can achieve from this lawyer rating service. “I am honored to have received the

Corporate and Securities Attorney David A. Wood Joins Shackelford, Melton & McKi …

DALLAS – The Dallas law firm of Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP, is pleased to announce the addition of corporate and securities attorney David A. Wood as Of Counsel in the firm’s Corporate Group. Mr. Wood joins the firm with an extensive background representing corporate clients, investment firms and entrepreneurs in transactions including private placements, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, federal and state securities law compliance and reporting, and

Critical Infrastructure Protection - Latest Requirements for: Energy, Transport, …

The seminar shows successful ways of applying the rules of European Commission’s Directive on European Critical Infrastructure Protection and of designing a proper action plan. The event, held by the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law, is taking place 15th to 16th March, in Berlin, Germany. In the last years new international threats have emerged, making it necessary to add a European dimension to national Security Protection in order to

Jackson Walker Elects 5 New Partners

Jackson Walker L.L.P. announces the election of 5 attorneys to the firm’s partnership. From the Austin office Tara M. Allen, Chris B. Pepper and Elise F. Green were named partners. From the Fort Worth office Ginger M. Webber was promoted to partner as well as James E. McCutcheon from the San Antonio office. Tara M. Allen, Austin, is a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice group. Her practice includes mergers and

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