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Kush y los asociados se unen a Imperato para el Presidente 2008

Imperato emplea a una firma para consulta política Runnemede, el líder de negocio global de NJ (20 de noviembre del 2006) -, El caballero Papal y candidato presidencial Independientes para el 2008, Daniel Imperato, ha empleado a una firma de consulta politica, al Kush y a asociados LLC, para manejar su campaña. Kush y los asociados han proporcionado consultas políticas y la gerencia de la campaña en municipal del estado

Rudy's Bar-B-Q Settles Infringement Lawsuit Against Copycat Competitor

Austin -- The owners of Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q restaurants have resolved a copyright and trade dress dispute with the creators of a Missouri-based competitor called Woody’s. The Woody’s operators and Tri-State Construction, the architect and general contractor responsible for building the restaurant, have agreed to change the restaurant’s look and feel so that it is no longer a virtual copy of Rudy’s. The Woody's defendants also

Imperato para el presidente del 2008 nombra Kush y se asocia con nuevos consejer …

Nueva York – 16 de noviembre del 2006 - Hoy, Imperato para el presidente 2008 anuncio que ha firmado a Kush y asociados, una firma que consultaba política con las oficinas en Nuevo-Jersey y New México, para el trabajo consultivo político con la campaña presidencial de Daniel Imperato. Recientemente, la firma de Kush trabajabó con un republicano que buscaba el nombramiento 2008. Antes de eso Kush y los asociados trabajaron

Imperato For President 2008 Names Kush and Associates as New Political Advisors

New York – November 16, 2006 - Today, Imperato for President 2008 announced that it has signed Kush and Associates, a political consulting firm with offices in New Jersey and New Mexico, for political advisory work with Daniel Imperato\'s presidential campaign. Most recently, the firm was working with a Republican seeking the 2008 nomination. Prior to that Kush and Associates has worked with and advised political candidates in state and

Munck Butrus Shareholder Honored As One of America's Leading Lawyers

DALLAS – Munck Butrus, P.C. co-founder William A. Munck has earned a spot among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Lawdragon is a quarterly publication and Web site focused on the legal industry. It publishes guides to the country’s top lawyers, and provides an online rating guide for attorneys. To compile the Leading Lawyers in America, the publication utilized online balloting and independent research involving interviews with thousands of lawyers nationwide.

Understanding European and U.S. Patent Litigation

On 12-13 February 2007 FORUM will hold the course \"Understanding European and U.S. Patent Litigation\" in Heidelberg and on 13-14 June 2007 in Paris. Patent owners and accused infringers alike must tailor their litigation strategies to the unique laws and procedures of the forum country. This course explores the differences between U.S. and European patent litigation, providing attendees with the tools they need to make important forum-based strategic decisions. From initial

Plaintiff in Dallas Federal Lawsuit says U.S. Gun Control Laws Unconstitutional

DALLAS – A United States citizen who now lives in Great Britain has joined with the country’s leading gun owner rights organization in a federal lawsuit that says nonresident citizens are unfairly being targeted by existing laws that restrict gun ownership to those who live in the U.S. Attorneys William B. Mateja, a principal in the Dallas and Washington, D.C., offices of Fish & Richardson P.C., and Alan Gura of Alexandria,

U.S. Discovery - Where the battle is often won or lost

A small medical device company in Ohio successfully defended its intellectual property against a Fortune 50 company. The dispute spanned 12 years and 2 oceans, and produced 3 separate settlements, totaling $7M, and a lengthy non-compete. Yet, the U.S. district court never made a single decision on the merits. How did this happen? It happened via the tactical advantages achieved through U.S. dicovery, with critical help supplied by parallel efforts

Daniel Imperato, expreso sus preocupaciones con la fricción entre los Estados Un …

Mientras que atendía a la Asamblea General de la O.N.U, 2008 el candidato presidencial Independiente, Daniel Imperato, expreso sus preocupaciones con la fricción entre los Estados Unidos, Irán y el presidente Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Nueva York, NY - de septiembre el 22 de 2006 - "invito hoy a la gente americana a que se den cuenta de que las relaciones vigorosas y agotadoras entre Irán y presidente Ahmadinejad están en un curso

Weitz & Luxenberg Wins $8 Million in Obstetrical Malpractice Case

November 14, 2006, New York, NY—Medical errors account for nearly 100,000 deaths each year, estimates the Institute of Medicine, a Washington-based policy research organization. Many other patients live with debilitating conditions after falling victim to such negligence. Toward its ongoing dedication to hold doctors and other medical professionals accountable for the tragic injuries they inflict with substandard care, Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., one of the leading medical malpractice and personal

El proximo Presidente de América, Daniel Imperato, boleta Independiente

Mientras que en un viaje global, el Sr. Imperato se ha tomado el tiempo para dirigirse a la gente americana de nuevo con su posición respecto a Iraq. "esta declaración debe servir como punto del recordatorio de mi mensaje pasado, perteneciendo a la colocación coreana con respecto a Kim Jong Il de Corea del norte que estalla una bomba en la Ki-Luna de la interdicción del día sintió bien al

Imperato honra a nuestros soldados en el día de los veterano

Los Ángeles, CA - Noviembre:10 del 2006 - Hoy, el candidato presidencial Independiente para el 2008 Daniel Imperato, se tomó la oportuidad hoy para honrar a nuestros soldados en el día del veterano. "Primero que todo, quisiera decir que si no fuera por los hombres y mujeres valientes que sirven a este país, nosotros hoy no estaríamos aquí para celebrar la libertad que gozamos a diario. Nuestros soldados

Imperato Honors Our Soldiers on Veteran's Day

Los Angeles, CA – November 10, 2006 – Today, the leading 2008 Independent Presidential Candidate, Daniel Imperato, took time to honor our soldiers on Veteran\'s Day. \"First of all, I would like to say that if it weren\'t for the brave men and women that serve this country, we would not be here to celebrate the freedom that we enjoy everyday. Our soldiers have sacrificed their lives Government Information Website Launched

Auburn, Ca November 13, 2006 -- The Internet has changed the way citizens access their government. People all over the world are not only looking for government information but also more efficient ways to access that information and unless you know where and how to look that information can elude you. \"This is why was created.\" Founder Neil Bartlett says, \"We want to help people who are looking for Government

WBCSD outlines key elements for future climate framework

Nairobi, 8 November 2006 - The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) will present to the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention (COP 12) possible options for action within a revised international framework to urgently address energy and climate challenges. The WBCSD calls on governments to create the predictable long-term framework conditions required for business to invest in a sustainable energy future. “Before business invests, it evaluates

New Ortho Evra Cases Show Problems Continue

FORT WORTH – Life-threatening problems and complications among women using the Ortho Evra birth control patch continue, as demonstrated by the latest lawsuits filed against the drug’s manufacturer, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). The lawsuits claim more than 40 women using the Ortho Evra patch have experienced health problems, including blood clots and other difficulties. One case filed this week reports that a woman using

Baron & Budd, P.C. Attorney Denyse Clancy to Speak At Harris Martin Benzene Liti …

DALLAS, Texas (November 2, 2006) - Denyse Clancy, an attorney with the law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., will speak at the Harris Martin Benzene Litigation Conference being held today and tomorrow in Miami. Clancy will speak about building and defending a warnings case. Clancy is an attorney in the toxic tort litigation section of Baron & Budd and devotes her practice to representing individuals with leukemia and lymphoma

Sign the Petition to Legalize Online Gambling

This is a call to protest, to every American citizen that is tired of having their rights striped away one at a time, by a government that seems to worry more about getting reelected then improving the lives of its citizens. The new online gambling ban is causing quite a stir, and many Americans have started to complain, so one man has decided to take on the American Government and fight

Thompson & Knight Attorneys Receive ‘Top Super Lawyer’ Honor

Thompson & Knight is pleased to congratulate its attorneys awarded the ‘Top Super Lawyer’ status by Texas Monthly in its October ‘Super Lawyers’ issue. This honor is in addition to being named ‘Texas Super Lawyer’ by the publication. Partners Rhett G. Campbell (Corporate Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights) and R. David Wheat (Tax) are among the Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers for receiving the highest point totals on the 2006

Thompson & Knight Attorney Elected to Chairman of BigBrothers BigSisters Board o …

Thompson & Knight is pleased to announce that William (Bill) Everitt Hopkins has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors for BigBrothers BigSisters of Central Texas for the 2006-2007 term. BigBrothers BigSisters of Central Texas is a non-profit organization dedicated to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships. Mr. Hopkins is a partner in the Health Law Department of Thompson & Knight’s

Thompson & Knight’s 2006 New Associates

Thompson & Knight is pleased to announce the addition of 22 new associates* in its Austin, Dallas, and Houston offices. Austin Office Schuyler B. Marshall V joined the Firm’s Trial practice group in Austin. He received a B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude, from Washington & Lee University in 2000 and a J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law in 2006. Dallas Office Jesse E. Betts joined the Firm’s Corporate

PA Poll: Casey 49%; Santorum 42%

Rendell Leads Swann 57% to 37%; President’s Approval At 35% Atlanta, GA/October 24, 2006 – Strategic Vision, LLC, an Atlanta-headquartered public relations and public affairs agency, announced the results of a three-day poll of 1200 likely voters in Pennsylvania on various political issues. The poll has a margin of error of ±3 percentage points. For the poll, 576 (48%) identified themselves as Democrats; 504 (42%) identified themselves as Republicans; and

America's Next President, Daniel Imperato, Independent ticket, Speaks on Rice, R …

London, England- October 22, 2006 - In a statement from London, 2008 American Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato, spoke out on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the Shiia situation in Iraq, and US leadership. While on a global tour, Mr. Imperato has taken the time to address the American people once again with his position on Iraq. \"This statement should serve as a point of reminder from my last message, pertaining to the

Daniel Imperato, 2008 Independent Presidential Candidate, Speaks out on UN Secre …

London England, - October 20, 2006 – Today, 2008 United States Presidential Candidate, Daniel Imperato, took time to speak out on his position regarding North Korea and the positioning of new UN Secretary-General-Designate Ban Ki-Moon amidst high level business and political meetings. Imperato first reached out to congratulate Ban Ki-Moon, the new Secretary General, who is slatted to replace Kofi Annan at the beginning of next year, but exhibited

Seminar provides introduction to key issues arising in RSL development projects …

Manches in Oxford announces upcoming seminars based on Social Housing issues including Successful Development, A legal update for supported housing and Streamlining the charging process. Oxford, UK – Manches LLP – a leading law firm in London and the Thames Valley announces upcoming seminars based on the issue of Social Housing. The three seminars are to cover topics including Successful Development, A legal update for supported housing and Streamlining the charging

Dallas Designer Dubs Her New Line of Apparel, 'FoleyGate'

Dallas, TX October 16, 2006 – Since the resignation of Mark Foley on September 29, 2006, FoleyGate could soon be dubbed the biggest catch phrase since Watergate, also filled with secrets, lies and cover-ups. Merchandise about the Mark Foley scandal is popping up everywhere and a Dallas Designer is the first to dub her designs \'FoleyGate\'. \'FoleyGate\' apparel, caps, buttons, stickers and other merchandise can be purchased from the online shop

Imperato For President 2008 Releases Brooks and Refocuses on Campaign Finance an …

West Palm Beach, FL – October 16, 2006 – Today the Imperato For President 2008 Campaign announced that it has released Webster Brooks from its 2008 ticket and is refocusing the campaign on building a national team and campaign finance. “A strategic decision has been made in the Imperato For President 2008 campaign has been made to focus on campaign finance. Ballot Access is not possible in almost 90%


Thompson & Knight LLP served as lead legal counsel in the sale of the Colombian subsidiary, Omimex de Colombia, Ltd.(“Omimex”), of Omimex Resources, a Ft. Worth based oil and gas company. In this transaction, India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) purchased 100% of Ominex. This is the first acquisition made jointly by ONGC and Sinopec. Omimex has oil & gas operations exclusively in

New Website Is Dedicated to the United States In Bible Prophecy

Visitors to will learn about the end time events of Bible prophecy which come from the Book of Revelation. They'll learn that the Bible predicts many events for the world. These include: a coming tribulation upon the world, a beast government identified by the number 666, a one world government and one world religion or New World Order (NWO), and a world ruler known as the Antichrist. The Bible

Thompson & Knight Receives ‘Legal Standard of Excellence’ Award for Web Site

Thompson & Knight LLP was recently honored with the “Legal Standard of Excellence” Award sponsored by The Web Marketing Association for its Web site ( “We are pleased to be recognized for our Web site redesign efforts. Our goal was to create a client-friendly, informative, and easy to navigate site that would demonstrate the significant expertise and client-focused culture of the Firm,” says Greg W. Curry, the Firm’s Marketing Partner.

Presidential Candidate Imperato Sends Condolences to Vietnam and the Philippines

October 3, 2006 – Sweeping through the central coast of Vietnam and the Philippines this weekend, the violent winds and rain of Typhoon Xangsane caused the deaths of at least 120 people in the Philippines and Vietnam and left tens of thousands homeless. After learning of the tragedy, 2008 Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato ( offered his condolences to the people of the Philippines and Vietnam. “My heartfelt sympathies go out the

Ten Thompson & Knight Attorneys Selected for Lawdragon’s Leading Lawyers in Amer …

Thompson & Knight congratulates its ten attorneys who were named by the legal services information company Lawdragon to its list of “Leading Lawyers in America.” The Lawdragon 3000 represents less than one percent of the legal profession, and from the list of 3000, the company selects 500 attorneys to whom are bestowed their highest ranking. The company describes its list as the most elite group of legal professionals

Imperato Speaks on Clinton and Bin Monica

Los Angeles – September 28, 2006 – In light of the recent controversy surrounding former President Bill Clinton’s comments to Chris Wallace on Fox News, 2008 Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato spoke about the facts surrounding the Clinton administration’s history on terror. “I stand up to the people of the United States and the rest of the world to address what I believe was one of the worst downfalls

On the Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on microfinancing

Draft of the Law was adopted by Legislative Chamber o­n June 21, 2006 and sent to the Senate o­n June 30, 2006. The Law was approved by the Senate o­n August 25, 2006 and signed by President o­n September 15, 2006. The Law consists of 25 articles. Main goal of the Law is to regulate the relations in the sphere of development of the market of microfinance services, satisfy the needs

Vatican News: Papal Knight Speaks on Pope Benedict XVI and Religious Freedom

Los Angeles – September 24, 2006 - Today Papal Knight and 2008 US Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato spoke out regarding the recent statements of Pope Benedict XVI and religious freedom. “I call on the world today, particularly the Christians and the Muslims, to realize that our Pope Benedict XVI has made a mistake in addressing the issue of Prophet Muhammad during his trip to his hometown Regensburg, Germany.

71 Thompson & Knight Attorneys Honored in The Best Lawyers in America

TEXAS (September 20, 2006) – Thompson & Knight is pleased to congratulate its 71 attorneys who were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2007 (Copyright 2006 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Published since 1983, The Best Lawyers in America is widely regarded as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. The Best Lawyers lists, representing 80 specialties in

Thompson & Knight Attorneys Listed in 2007 Chambers Global Directory

Thompson & Knight congratulates Alexandre R. Chequer and Hassan Yassine who are included in the 2007 Chambers Global “Leaders in their Field” legal directory. Chambers Global features attorneys who are strongly recommended through in-depth interviews with peers and clients. For the current Global directory, over 6,500 of these interviews were conducted in 170 countries worldwide by a team of 30 full-time researchers over a period of 12 months.

Leading Independent Presidential Candidate Imperato Speaks Out at UN General Ass …

West Palm Beach, FL – September 20, 2006 – From the halls of the United Nations General Assembly, 2008 Independent President Candidate Daniel Imperato responded to the inflammatory remarks made by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during today\'s UN session. \"I stand up today from the United Nations General Assembly in New York and call out today to the people of the USA., Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and the

Immigration Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Café Express, Wendy's

DALLAS - A class action immigration lawsuit has been filed against Café Express, its parent company Wendy’s International, Inc and its former law firm on behalf of nearly 100 undocumented employees who were fired last week. According to the lawsuit, the restaurant defendants and the Houston-based law firm missed a 2001 deadline to file paperwork that could have allowed the employees to become permanent U.S. residents. The employees then were fired

Australia's Working Holiday Scheme Draws In Immigrants

15 September 2006, Victoria, Australia--- Incidental Employment. Does that sound nifty or what? As if, finally, fate and chance have favored you to find that elusive job. But with Australia's working holidaymaker scheme, that's exactly what you are entitled to. If your visa qualifies for Australia and you're all set to go, then that's good. But wouldn't it be great too if you could earn

Eva Herman schreibt, was Frauen denken

Die ehemalige Sprecherin der Tagesschau sorgt mit ihrem neuen Buch „Das Eva-Prinzip“ für Aufregung bei den deutschen Karriere-Frauen. Bisher war Eva Herman mit ihrer erfolgreichen Karriere ein willkommenes Vorzeigebeispiel der Frauenbewegung. Diese trifft es nun hart, dass Eva Herman zugibt, die Karriere sei für das Scheitern ihrer Beziehungen verantwortlich, und bei der Selbstverwirklichung habe sie ihr nicht geholfen. Die Grundfesten der Frauenbewegung geraten ins Wanken, denn die Karriere wurde bisher

Sayles Recognized Among Top 500 Lawyers in America

(Dallas) Richard A. Sayles of the Dallas-based law firm of Sayles Werbner has been recognized as one of the top 500 attorneys in America by Lawdragon, a national magazine and online rating service for the legal community. The Lawdragon methodology combines verified online balloting and independent research involving interviews with thousands of lawyers nationwide. \"Regardless of their area of specialty, I believe the vast majority of attorneys appreciate

Citizen Group Adds to Eminent Domain Debate in Texas Governor Race with Online V …

Austin, Texas -- The Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) project championed by Gov. Rick Perry will bring about mass evictions of Texans from their homes, farms, and ranches, according to an online video released by a citizen group. An official web site promoting the TTC project confirms plans for use of eminent domain to evict families from their homes in record numbers. \"This is the largest land-grab in Texas history. Perry plans to force

Afghanistan’s Opium Harvest at Record Levels, Imperato Proves Right Again

West Palm Beach, FL – September 12, 2006 – According to a September 3, 2006 New York Times article, Afghanistan’s opium harvest has reached record levels. In January 2006, Independent Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato predicted this growing crisis. In Imperato’s January release, he pointed to Bin Laden for the reemergence of poppy and commented, “Once again that the greatest threat is for al-Qaeda to regain

Weitz & Luxenberg Airs Ads on Mesothelioma featuring Daniel J. Travanti

September 11, 2006, New York, NY — To highlight its effectiveness in fighting for those harmed by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, nationally-recognized mass torts and personal injury law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. is now airing two :30 commercials on the asbestos-related cancer featuring acclaimed actor Daniel J. Travanti of “Hill Street Blues” television fame. The firm is known for spearheading asbestos cases, among others, winning a historic consolidated

Imperato Leading Independent Presidential Candidate Speaks out on the Footsteps …

West Palm Beach, FL – September 11, 2006 – Today, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, 2008 Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato took time to reflect upon terrorism, Osama Bin Laden, his importance today, and the CNN special “In the Footsteps of Bin Laden”. First Imperato pointed towards the source of strength for Osama Bin Laden, the poppy. “The United States of America and its administration must immediately take action in order

Manches series of autumn business seminars in partnership with Davis Langdon ann …

Manches series of Autumn Seminars continues with Delivering Projects - Delivery mechanisms and procurement routes for public-private partnerships from local partnering arrangements to full scale PFI Oxford, UK – Manches LLP – a leading law firm in London and the Thames Valley announces an upcoming seminar based on Delivering Projects - Delivery mechanisms and procurement routes for public-private partnerships. The second in a series of three autumn events, the seminar on

Manches announces free seminar in Oxford on November 2006 on Delivering Projects …

Manches series of autumn business seminars closes with Delivering Projects - Waste, the Environment and Sustainability Issues with speakers from Davis Langdon and Oxford City Council Oxford, UK – Manches LLP – a leading law firm in London and the Thames Valley announces an upcoming seminar based on Delivering Projects - Waste, the Environment and Sustainability Issues. The third and last in a series of three autumn events, the seminar on

Uzbek Cabinet Discusses New Tax Policy Concept For 2007

As has been reported, o­n August 11, 2006, the session of Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held in Tashkent. Session addressed the main approaches and directions of further improving the tax policy for the year 2007. Strategic priorities defined by President Islam Karimov and directed at ensuring sustainable economic growth, macroeconomic and fiscal balancing of economy and its certain spheres, as well as increasing the life standards

UNESCO head receives Uzbek university’s honorary doctor title

Director General of UNESCO Koïchiro Matsuura visited the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED) in Tashkent on Friday, where he met the professors and students of the university. UWED rector Hamidulla Karomatov awarded UNESCO head with the title of the honorary doctor of the university. This title has been awarded to a number of noted politicians and statesmen, as well as leading scientists. While in the Uzbek capital, Koïchiro Matsuura visited the

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