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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

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

Brecher Fishman Attorney Edgar Romano's tenure as President of WILG comes to a c …

At the recent WILG (Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group) Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, Brecher Fishman Pasternack Walsh Tilker & Ziegler, P.C. attorney Edgar Romano was honored as his tenure as President of WILG came to a close. Among those expressing their congratulations were Members of Congress, including Ohio Representative Mary Jo Kilroy, Governor of New York David A. Paterson and Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden.

Reconstruction continues six months after Morakot

Reconstruction continues six months after Morakot The Executive Yuan on February 8, 2010 held a press conference on “Rebuilding Homes in New Hope,” exactly six months after Typhoon Morakot struck Taiwan. The typhoon brought devastating floods that claimed 677 lives, damaged 1,652 houses, and caused incalculable economic losses to the island. At the press conference, Premier Wu Den-yih announced that the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation had already completed constructing

Kubasta Moderates AIPLA Panel Discussion on "Acquired Patents as Litigation Tool …

Dallas, Texas, February 9, 2009 – Kelly Kubasta, partner at Klemchuk Kubasta LLP, moderated a panel discussion at the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Mid-Winter Institute on January 29, 2010. The conference, which was held in La Quinta, California, was focused on identifying opportunities and preserving value in a recovering world economy. In particular, the attorneys in attendance discussed techniques for providing their clients with both effective and

Jackson Walker Announces New Managing Partners

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Wade Cooper has been named Managing Partner of the firm. The firm is also pleased to announce that Matt Dow, David Moran and Susan Halsey have been named the new City Managing Partners in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth, respectively. Mr. Cooper succeeds Mike Wilson, who has served as Managing Partner since 1992. The change is the culmination of three years of succession

Dallas Attorney Mark Werbner Honored as a Texas Trial Legend

DALLAS – Dallas attorney Mark Werbner, co-founder of the trial law firm Sayles Werbner, recently was honored along with an elite group of Dallas/Fort Worth-area attorneys recognized by the Dallas Bar Association as “Texas Trial Legends” based on their illustrious legal careers. Werbner was one of eight trial lawyers recognized by the Dallas Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section at a luncheon held on Feb. 2, 2010, at the Belo

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2010 BTI Client Service All Stars

DALLAS - Jackson Walker partners Carl Butzer and Jay Rutherford were recently chosen for the BTI Client Service All Stars 2010. BTI Client Service All Stars is an elite group of 165 attorneys recognized as delivering the absolute best in client service. Attorneys named to the list are nominated solely and exclusively by clients in BTI’s independent study. BTI conducts more than 250 individual interviews annually with corporate counsel at the

Peak Discovery Appoints John Thacher as National Director of Project Management

Peak Discovery, Inc., a supplier of document review and eDiscovery services, today announced that John Thacher has joined the company as National Director of Project Management. John’s experience brings a comprehensive set of skills and an in depth understanding of the document review and project management process. Prior to joining Peak, John was Director of Project Management at DeNovo Legal, and before he was an Assistant Professor of Management, at

Jackson Walker Welcomes Two New Attorneys to the Houston Office

Jackson Walker welcomes new partners Amy Baird & Tré Fischer to the firm’s Houston office. Amy L. Baird represents clients in the energy industry. She does complex commercial and mass toxic tort litigation for those clients, along with regulatory, transactional and project acquisition work for clients in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. In addition to energy litigation matters, Ms. Baird also handles general contract and complex commercial litigation

Habitat Young Visionary Award 2010 Runner-up BITS Pilani Finance student Aayush …

For the founder of NBC David Sarnoff, the word ‘visionary’ meant a capacity to see into tomorrow and make it work.” Starting from 2004, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi has been engaging with the youth, who are successor generation and form the largest component of our population, through the Habitat Young Visionary Award competition. For more details click This award carries a fully funded summer programme at Cambridge University and

Digitisation of Correspondence Underway

The International Tracing Service (ITS) in Bad Arolsen has commenced work on the most elaborate sub-project involved in the digitalisation of its case correspondence. Around three million files of correspondence between the tracing service, public authorities and the victims of national socialist persecution as well as their family members are to be digitised over the next few years. “Together with the original documents from the Nazi era, the correspondence cases

Taber Estes Thorne & Carr Expands Dallas Office Space to Accommodate Growth

DALLAS - A few weeks shy of their second anniversary, attorneys with the Dallas-based law firm of Taber Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC found the perfect way to celebrate by moving into a new home and more than doubling their total office space. The new accommodations are needed to handle the continued growth since the women-owned law firm first opened its doors in February 2008. Based on Taber Estes Thorne &

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