Commercial Litigation Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

David Landau & Associates, LLC (DLA) is excited to announce the expansion of its forensic accounting group to include a wider-breadth of services surrounding the litigation process. Fairfield, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 21, 2014 – David Landau & Associates, LLC (DLA) is excited to announce the expansion of its forensic accounting group to include a wider-breadth of services surrounding the litigation process.  David Landau, the firm’s Founder & CEO, will lead the newly formed Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support practice, which will now operate as its own service line. DLA has been providing forensic accounting and certain litigation offerings […]


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Seal Beach, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 18, 2013 — Attorney Rachel Simon is returning to Seal Beach with a new boutique law firm focusing on tax, business and non-profit entity planning, and estate planning. “The new firm provides an opportunity to offer exceptional legal advice and unrivaled client service at more reasonable rates than those offered by traditional large firms”, said Simon. Ms. Simon was most recently a partner in the Huntington Beach office of Wasson & Simon, LLP, where she advised clients on various business and tax law matters. Her experience includes representing clients in acquisitions, reorganizations, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 14, 2013 – American Airlines has settled its lawsuit against Orbitz. The lawsuit over the agency’s method for displaying information about the airline’s fares and schedules had been filed in federal district court in Fort Worth, Texas, where American Airlines’ (American) parent corporation is based. The suit was part of an ongoing dispute between American Airlines and Orbitz over the distribution of travel information. In the lawsuit, American claimed that Orbitz made American’s fares appear higher than they actually were. “This type of litigation often arises when companies are attempting to gain a competitive […]


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This is the first in a series of articles delivering practical knowledge to international businesses on how to protect capital investments made abroad and what recourse is available when these investments are jeopardized. Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 13, 2013 – Your company is international in scope. You conduct business abroad, enter into international business transactions, and make investments in foreign countries. You understand that there are many risks to doing business abroad, especially in developing countries where the legal and political landscape can change quickly. Perhaps you believe that there is nothing to be done about these […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2013 – Texas landowners are suing TransCanada Corp. over the Keystone XL Pipeline. The landowners argue that TransCanada does not qualify as a common carrier and does not have the right to acquire their property through eminent domain to build the oil pipeline. The planned pipeline would transport Canadian tar-sands oil to refineries on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. “These cases involve two important interests in the state of Texas: oil and property rights,” said Gregory D. Jordan, a Texas oil and gas attorney. The landowners argue that TransCanada is not […]


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New Kessler Survey finds that 95% of employees steal from employers, up from 79% in Kessler’s 1999 study. New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) April 29, 2013 – An anonymous survey conducted by Kessler International of 500 company employees in varying retail and service industries found that employees are more likely to steal from their employer than their customers. The theft comes in the form of stolen time, theft of office supplies and equipment, theft and sale of corporate secrets and even the theft of the products and services offered by their own employers. The startling uptick in theft was […]


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The Arbitration Boutique Trend and What It Means for Your Business Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 15, 2013 – The recent coverage of the acrimonious lawsuit over law firm DLA Piper’s billing practices has, once again, resurrected longstanding complaints about the high hourly billable rates charged by large international law firms. What may be lost in the controversy is the impact that these high billable rates have on the clients – businesses that rely on sophisticated law firms to handle their transactions and disputes. What is not reported is that increasingly, many companies are effectively priced out of […]


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Santa Cruz, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 23, 2013 – Audi Monterey Peninsula a dba of Cardinale GMC has been sued in Monterey Superior Court for allegedly selling a car without disclosing that it had been in a wreck. A local man bought a car from the Seaside, CA dealership and unknown to him the car had been involved in a prior collision suffering frame damage. The lawsuit alleges that the car was repaired, including repainting the front passenger side to make it appear like new and, allegedly, to conceal the collision damage. Frame damage still exists and the car […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2013 – A lawsuit has been filed over a golf-front housing development. The owner of a housing development overlooking a golf course outside of Austin, Texas filed the lawsuit against the owners of the golf course and a neighboring development. The Golden Bear Reserve is a 21-acre housing development that overlooks the Summit Rock Golf Course in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Its owner, Reserve at Summit Rock, LP, filed suit against Summit Rock Communities LLC and Horseshoe Bay Resort, the owner of the golf course and the neighboring Summit Rock community. The lawsuit alleges […]


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Charleston, W.Va. (Law Firm Newswire) March 1, 2013 – The law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC (Spilman) announced today that member James A. Walls will be speaking on Thursday in Washington, D.C. at the North American Regional Meeting of World Services Group. Walls will be speaking to leaders from the world’s top professional service firms on the topic of “Transforming the North American Natural Gas Market – LNG Exports, Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing and Strategies for Reducing Emissions of Greenhouse Gases – The Need for an Integrated Regional Strategy.” Walls is Spilman’s member in charge of the Morgantown office. […]


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New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) November 14, 2012 – Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP (“AGMB”) is excited to announce that Eric B. Post has joined the firm as partner in its Litigation Practice Group, working in the firm’s New York office. Prior to becoming a partner at AGMB, Mr. Post was a litigation associate at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Mr. Post brings to AGMB 13 years of experience handling complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution for large corporations in federal and state courts and in arbitration. Mr. Post’s extensive experience handling high-stakes litigation for corporate clients includes cases […]


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Washington, D.C. (Law Firm Newswire) November 6, 2012 – The Lietz Law Firm of Washington, D.C. is known for successfully representing clients in wrongful death and critical injury cases. The firm recently launched a new website to help meet the needs of victims and survivors of accidents. “The website is a terrific outreach tool for us to assist and inform current clients, prospective clients, and the public,” said Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer and firm founder David Lietz. “We are excited about this important expansion to our online presence.” Mr. Lietz represents clients in complex civil litigation and commercial accidents. […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2012 – Business attorney, Ron Naves – of The Naves Law Office PC – has recently been awarded the Community Leadership Award for 2012 from the North San Diego County Chamber of Commerce. The event was held in Rancho Bernardo and attended by over 200 community leaders. The award itself was presented to “Coach Naves” by Dr. Sharon M. Lightner, the Dean of the College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos. The Chamber of Commerce recognized the extraordinary efforts of Mr. Naves in volunteering his time and skills to […]


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Scottsdale, AZ (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2012 – Kercsmar & Feltus, PLLC, a leading litigation boutique in Scottsdale, Arizona, is pleased to announce that Geoffrey S. Kercsmar, Todd Feltus, Gregory B. Collins, Carrie A. Kercsmar and William T. Luzader have been named have been named in Super Lawyers 2012. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selections for this esteemed list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters – Legal division based in Eagan, Minnesota. […]


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Provides pre-claim and risk mitigation consultation for small firms and solo practitioners Lisle, IL (Law Firm Newswire) May 16, 2012 – In an era of complex litigation, advice and counsel before a potential claim arises goes a long way towards mitigating risk. As part of its value-added services to lawyers’ professional liability customers, AmerInst Professional Services, Ltd. and A. M. Best “A” rated insurance carrier, United States Fire Insurance Company (part of Crum & Forster insurance group), have launched a new hotline that allows policyholders to seek advice prior to submitting a claim. This is one of an array of […]


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Burbank, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2012 – Affinity Court Reporters Joins the Behmke Family of Companies. Behmke Reporting and Video Services, Inc. acquires Affinity Court Reporters Behmke Reporting and Video Services, Inc. acquires Affinity Court Reporters. Behmke Reporting and Video Services, Inc., a leading international reporting company with principal offices in the San Francisco and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, announced today that it has acquired Affinity Court Reporters of Burbank, California from Affinity Global Services, Inc. Behmke, which was established in 1989 by Paula S. Behmke, CSR, is one of the longest-standing independently-owned companies in the reporting industry. […]


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Woodbridge, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) September 29, 2011 – In a landmark decision construing the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act (“NJFPA”), a federal judge ruled Wednesday that a franchisee in good standing enjoys an absolute right to renew his franchise agreement at the end of its term. This issue arose when BP Products of North America (“BP”) announced that it would not renew its franchise agreements with a group of New Jersey service station operators when their terms ended. Faced with the loss of their livelihoods, those operators (“Franchisees”) filed suit against BP asserting that New Jersey law, in particular, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 14, 2011 – The Supreme Court of Texas recently decided that a party can have the benefits of arbitration under the Texas Arbitration Act without giving up their right to have an unfavorable decision reviewed by the courts. In mid May, the Court decided this in NAFTA Traders Inc v. Quinn, thus aligning the state with others such as California, New Jersey, and Alabama to allow easier and expanded judicial review of arbitration awards in conjunction with state statutes. “This is a dramatic change in Texas Law,” said Austin business litigation attorney Gregory D. […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2011 – The leasing, exploration, production, sale and transportation of oil and gas can be a rollercoaster ride filled with booms and busts. Not only do landowners and producers have to deal with fast changing economics, but every week, numerous lawsuits appear in Texas courts and beyond challenging the rights of one party or another. Disputes over leases, royalties, mineral ownership and processing occur frequently. The oil and gas industry can be a white-knuckle ride for those landowners or businesses without proper legal guidance. “Skilled legal counsel can help you untangle difficult situations,” […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2011 – Breach of fiduciary duties and shareholder disputes take center stage in the class action lawsuit between a Frontier Oil Corporation shareholder and Frontier’s Board of Directors as it tries to merge with the Holly Corporation. Frontier Oil Corporation and the Holly Corporation have signed a $7 billion agreement to merge to become one of the biggest U.S. oil refiners. Frontier’s shareholder Walter Ryan, Jr. alleges they would become minority shareholders in the new company and the deal is really a takeunder because Holly is buying Frontier for less than its market […]


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