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Three Lash & Goldberg Attorneys Honored For Inclusion In Florida Super Lawyers 2 …

MIAMI, FL -- June 14, 2010 – Miami-based law firm Lash & Goldberg LLP announced today that partners Alan D. Lash and Martin B. Goldberg have been recognized again for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers, a distinction conferred on only five percent of the attorneys throughout the state. In addition, senior associate Laurie E. Stern has been chosen for the second year as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.

President Ma calls on mainland China to not block Taiwan from signing FTAs

Government Information Office Republic of China (Taiwan) June 9, 2010 One day after Ma Chaoxu, a spokesman for mainland China’s foreign ministry, voiced Beijing’s opposition to Taiwan signing official agreements with other countries, President Ma Ying-jeou said during an interview with the BBC on June 2 that Taiwan and mainland China are both members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and that under WTO rules, both have the right to sign free trade

French audiovisual authorities ban broadcasts of Al-Aqsa TV

Brussels, 10 June 2010 -- The European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) and the Coalition Against Terrorist Media (CATM) wholeheartedly applaud the decision by France’s High Audiovisual Council (CSA) ordering Eutelsat to desist immediately from broadcasting Al-Aqsa TV’s violent and hate-filled television programmes that incite hatred on grounds of race, sex, religion or nationality. This decision comes immediately after the European Commission issued a formal warning to France to ban broadcasts

Gardere Partner Stephen Moll Named Editor-In-Chief of LexisNexis Texas Annotated …

HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP partner Stephen Moll has been named Editor-in-Chief of the LexisNexis Texas Annotated Insurance Code. Mr. Moll, a partner in the firm’s Trial section, has been a contributing editor to the publication for three years. The Texas Annotated Insurance Code contains the complete insurance laws of Texas, featuring case annotations and expert commentary. As Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Moll will oversee the work of approximately 20 experienced insurance

Bilzin Sumberg Partner Michael N. Kreitzer Appointed As Chairman Of The 2010 Wol …

(Miami, FL) June 09, 2010– Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced today that Litigation Group Chair and partner, Michael N. Kreitzer, was appointed as the new Chairman of The Wolfsonian-FIU Advisory Board. As Chairman of its Advisory Board, Mr. Kreitzer will be responsible for helping shape the Board agenda to ensure ongoing sustainability and growth of the museum. The Wolfsonian–FIU is a museum and research center,

EFD Praises European Commission’s Warning to France on Al-Aqsa TV

Brussels, 09 June 2010 -- The European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) and the Coalition Against Terrorist Media (CATM) today praised the European Commission for issuing a formal warning to France requesting its High Audiovisual Council (CSA) to enforce European audiovisual legislation and to cease broadcasting Al-Aqsa TV. The French Foreign Ministry said that the “European Commission has recorded repeated violations of European legislation resulting from the content of programmes of

Asbestos Cancer Mesothelioma can Result from Secondary Asbestos Exposure

Many people are aware that working with asbestos containing products can lead to asbestos exposure which in turn can lead to asbestos cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. Fewer people are aware however that asbestos exposure can occur through secondary exposure. Secondary asbestos exposure occurs when a person is exposed to asbestos from another person who had direct contact with asbestos. The person who has been secondarily exposed can

Gardere’s Gray Appointed Editor-In-Chief Of The Houston Lawyer

HOUSTON – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Partner John S. Gray was recently appointed by the Houston Bar Association as Editor-in-Chief of The Houston Lawyer for the 2010-2011 bar year. Mr. Gray was one of the Gardere Wynne Sewell lawyers recognized in December 2009 by the Burton Awards, a non-profit program run in association with the Library of Congress, when Gardere was named as one of the top 20 law firms for

Asbestos being removed from Summerlin Road in Lee County, Florida

On May 18, 2010, a project to clean up asbestos-laden fill material from Summerlin Road was begun. The source of the asbestos is currently unknown. The discovery of asbestos delayed the clean up project by six months. The delay has been attributed to difficulties in determining the exact location and amount of asbestos. Work site asbestos removal is necessary to prevent asbestos exposure to workers. Asbestos exposure can lead to asbestos

Jesse Adam Markos Joins Wachler & Associates, P.C.

Royal Oak, Mich. - Jesse Adam Markos has joined Wachler & Associates, P.C. as an associate. Wachler & ASsociates Managing Partner Andrew B. Wachler made the announcement. Markos received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 2008 where he served as an Assistant and Associate Editor for the Wayne Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif, an honor society for

Consumers Ask California Appellate Court to Reconsider Cipro Anticompetitive Rev …

Cipro users forced to overpay for medications because Bayer and Barr Laboratories agreed to keep generic equivalent from marketplace, filing states SAN DIEGO – Attorneys representing plaintiffs who overpaid for the antibiotic Cipro are asking a California appellate court to reverse a lower court ruling that set aside antitrust claims against Bayer Corporation. The case involves the agreement Bayer made with generic competitors to prevent competition and to maintain Cipro

Governor Gary Herbert to Keynote Provo College's Commencement Ceremony

(Provo, Utah) - May 13, 2010 – Provo College, providing degree, certification and diploma programs in Utah, announced today that Governor Gary Herbert will give the commencement address to 167 upcoming graduates and their families on Saturday, May 22nd. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Provo Tabernacle in Provo, Utah. Utah State Governor Herbert will give the commencement address. Gordon Peters, Campus President, will confer the degrees.

Amy K. Fehn Named Partner at Wachler & Associates, P.C.

Royal Oak, Mich. - March 12, 2010 - Amy K. Fehn has been named partner at Wachler & Associates, P.C. Wachler & Associates' Managing Partner Andrew B. Wachler made the announcement. Fehn frequently writes and speaks nationally on various health law issues, including HIPAA, the Medicare RAC program, the Medicaid Integrity Program, and other regulatory matters. She and the principal of the firm, Andrew Wachler, recently co-authored articles on the

Andrew B. Wachler Presents "RAC Preparation & Successful Appeals" at Health Care …

Royal Oak, Mich. - April 21, 2010 - Andrew B. Wachler co-presented a presentation on preparation for Recovery Audit Contractor audits and appeals at the Health Care Compliance Association's 14th Annual Compliance Institute in Dallas with Susan Emanuel, System RAC Coordinator, Catholic Healthcare West, Phoenix, AZ. The program addressed: (1) Recent developments and emerging issues related to RACs and other government audits; (2) The Medicare appeals process and successful appeal

Michael Logan Named One of Dallas' Top Business Attorneys

Dallas, TX -- Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC announced today that one of its founding Shareholders, Michael Logan, has been recognized by Dallas Business Journal as one of the top 15 business defense lawyers in the North Texas area. The 2010 edition of the "The Defenders" was published on May 14, 2010. Mr. Logan is a veteran trial attorney with more than 25 years experience and is the head of

EPA Accuses Florida City of Violating Asbestos Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has informed the officials of Marco Island, a city in southwest Florida that it violated six asbestos-related regulations in the course of reconstructing a roadway in 2006. Asbestos is a dangerous mineral that can lead to the development of cancers such as lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma. Asbestos fibers can remain suspended in air for long periods and are not visible to the human

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorney to Serve as NC Bar Association Section Counse …

Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog Attorney to Serve as NC Bar Association Section Counsel Nick Valaoras Elected to a Three-year Term CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 6, 2010) — Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP (, a corporate and civil defense litigation firm, announces that attorney Nick Valaoras of the Charlotte office was recently elected to serve a three-year term as Section Counsel by the Workers' Compensation division of the North Carolina Bar Association. The

New Post-Conflict Reconstruction Certificate Program Approved at Syracuse Univer …

Syracuse, NY – A new certificate of advanced study (C.A.S.) in Post-Conflict Reconstruction (PCR), to be offered by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the College of Law of Syracuse University, was approved this week by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The certificate program, open to all graduate students enrolled at Syracuse University, is a pathbreaking interdisciplinary initiative designed to bridge complex fields of

Michael R. Bloomberg to receive the 2010 Henry A. Kissinger Prize at the America …

Berlin (May 4, 2010) – Michael R. Bloomberg will be the 2010 recipient of the annual Henry A. Kissinger Prize. The award ceremony will take place at the American Academy in Berlin on May 11, 2010. Michael R. Bloomberg receives the annual Henry A. Kissinger Prize for his extraordinary contributions to meeting the challenges of globalization, whether as an innovator in the financial information industry, Mayor of New York City,

Sabadell United Keymorada Invitational Fly-Spin Tournament Brings Together Flori …

Miami, FL – Each May, fishing enthusiasts descend on the Florida Keys with rods and reels to cast their lines for charity at the Sabadell United Keymorada Invitational Fly-Spin Tournament, benefiting the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Co-founders Mitchell E. Widom and his brother, Glenn L. Widom, attorneys at the law firms of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP and Glenn L. Widom PA, respectively, will

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell Attorney Robert Fitzsimmons Appointed to National Chin …

MIAMI – Robert Fitzpatrick, a partner with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, has been appointed to serve as the lead counsel for installers involved in multidistrict Chinese drywall litigation by Judge Eldon Fallon of the United States District Court Eastern District of Louisiana. In this role, Fitzsimmons work with Phillilp A. Wittmann, the appointed homebuilders liaison counsel, to address the important complex issues facing affected drywall installers from across the nation.

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.

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

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

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