Legal and Law News - Page 11

Page 11 of Legal and Law News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



GDFII/LP Sucralose Win Over Competitor Tate and Lyle

EXETER, Calif., April 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading Sucralose manufacturer Guangdong Food Industry Institute/L&P Food Ingredient Co. Ltd. (GDFII/L&P) today announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington D.C. ruled in its favor in a Section 337 patent dispute (docket no. 337-TA-604) filed against the company by its competitor, Tate & Lyle Corporation (T&L).

Virtual Law Partners Welcomes New Partners Brett Healy, Daniel Meyers, Gregory Kim, Sharon Webb and Dianna DeVore

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) has announced that Brett Healy, Daniel Meyers, Gregory Kim, M. Sharon Webb and Dianna DeVore have joined the firm as partners. ‘We are thrilled that VLP continues to attract experienced lawyers with superb qualifications,’ said Craig Johnson, VLP’s CEO. ‘Their talent and backgrounds speak for themselves.’

Morgan Drexen Offers Help to Attorneys Who Represent Harassed American Consumers and Families Hounded by Debt Collectors

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For years, consumers have been surrounded by the promise of wealth. Mesmerized and spellbound by marketing, they have been enticed to buy what they can’t afford to consume, to accumulate and to live beyond their means. Predatory lenders have enslaved us with credit, crashed our economy and our family finances, and then have unleashed collectors and collection attorneys who ignore Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines and the Fair Debt Collection and Practices Act. Consumers become harassed, hounded, threatened.

Visual Evidence / E-Discovery Partners with Global Legal Discovery to Increase National Presence

CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In response to client needs, Visual Evidence / E-Discovery today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Global Legal Discovery. VE and GLD have similar missions: to serve clients in the legal sector by offering E-discovery services. Both companies are poised to benefit. VE will now have access to GLD’s impressive client roster; and GLD’s clients will enjoy VE’s best-in-class technology and state-of-the-art E-discovery solutions.

Publications International, Ltd. Ordered to Pay Millions

CHICAGO, Ill., March 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On February 6th 2009, a federal jury in Chicago returned a verdict against Publications International Ltd. (PIL) of Lincolnwood, Ill., and awarded $5.6 million to The Smart Marketing Group, Inc. (SMG) in damages resulting from PIL’s breach of a 2003 contract.

Savvy Homeowners Are Turning the Table on Lenders

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National Loan Audits announced today that since only a fraction of distressed homeowners needing a loan modification are getting the help they need, borrowers should obtain a Forensic Loan Document Audit to determine if their lender complied with all federal and state regulations when preparing their loan documents.

Guangdong Food Industry Institute / LP Food Ingredients Vindicated by Initial ITC Determination regarding Patented Sucralose Manufacturing Technology

EXETER, Calif., Sept. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guangdong Food Industry Institute (GDFII/L&P Food), a leading and first manufacturer of Sucralose in China, announced that today, Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued his initial determination on Tate & Lyle’s Section 337 complaint (docket# 337-TA-604). The complaint alleged infringement of process patents relating to the production of sucralose and certain intermediate compounds.

Acushield Financial Assists Attorney General McGraw in its Inquiry of the Services Received by West Virginia

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Sept. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Acushield Financial, Inc, a Nevada corporation delivering outsourcing customer service, billing, education and mediation to U.S. companies, acknowledges that it assisted the West Virginia Attorney General office in late 2007 in their inquiries of services provided to 9 consumers.

‘Family Friendly Employment Policy’ Award for Jon A. Dorf

MAMARONECK, N.Y., June 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Wednesday June 11, 2008, Jon A. Dorf, founder of The Dorf Law Firm, LLP, proudly collected the 2008 ‘Family Friendly Employment Policy’ Award. Presented by the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, this award honors and recognizes Jon’s commitment for creating and instilling countless family friendly employment policies within The Dorf Law Firm, LLP.

First China-Based Sucralose Manufacturer Confirms United States ITC Target Date Extension for Decision in Section 337 Sucralose Patent Infringement Investigation

EXETER, Calif., June 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guangdong Food Industry Institute (GDFII/L&P Food), a leading manufacturer of sucralose, announces that Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has extended the target date for the ITC’s final decision to January 12, 2009 on Tate & Lyle’s Section 337 complaint (docket# 337-TA-604). The complaint alleges infringement of process patents relating to the production of sucralose and certain intermediate compounds.

Title Data Settles Dispute with the Texas Attorney General

HOUSTON, Texas, May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Title Data, Inc. of Houston, Texas today announced the amicable resolution of an inquiry into its business model by the office of the Texas Attorney General. In December of 2005 the Texas Attorney General began an examination of Title Data to determine whether its method of operation of automated land title evidence plants constituted anticompetitive conduct.

Lawyer Requests The United Nations and European Union Impose Trade Sanctions on The United States and Arizona for Alleged Human Rights Violations

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and LONDON, England, April 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Los Angeles Attorney, Frederick A. Romero, a decorated United States Marine Corp. veteran, who has been awarded the Purple Heart medal and was previously honorably discharged as a sergeant, has requested the United Nations, European Union and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to impose trade sanctions against the United States and to freeze U.S. assets abroad.

Most American’s Wealth is Lost by the Third Generation

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Loquvam Law, Southern California’s premier estate planning law firm asserts that traditional bare bones estate planning has focused primarily on what happens after death and usually passes on financial wealth outright with no conditions or safeguards. Today’s American families are realizing that these outdated, traditional estate planning methods are failing them and their families.

Career Insurance: New 24/7 Drunk Driving (DUI) Prevention Service for California’s Major Cities

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Finally, there’s a new way to enjoy a night on the town in your own car and never worry about getting a DUI. Those with a lot to lose from a DUI arrest call it their ‘career insurance.’ Safe Ride Solutions (SRS) is a national network of off-duty and retired, veteran police officers. It’s a new, unique, collaborative DUI prevention program developed by peace officers, professional athletes and business professionals to address the real world problem of DUI.

1-800-SKI VAIL Validated by The Court of Appeals in Trademark Lawsuit Against Vail Ski Area

DENVER, Colo. – Feb. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On February, 7th 2008, a small business from Fort Collins, Colorado won in the Court of Appeals against skiing giant Vail Associates, Inc. (VA) over the right to use 1-800-SKI VAIL. In the appeal, the Tenth Circuit Court affirmed that Vail Associates could not use its registered trademark VAIL to prevent Eric Hanson from using his registered trademark, 1-800-SKI VAIL(R).

Imus Remarks Damage Legacy of President Gerald R. Ford

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jan. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Don Imus’ disrespectful and disparaging remarks about President Gerald R. Ford a month after his death carried a weight of historic proportions, according to FlatSigned Press, Inc.’s Chairman of the Board Tim Miller. ‘Because of Don Imus’ actions, much of the public never heard about the new information President Ford left the world regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy,’ says Miller.

Federal Judge Issues $780,000 Damage Award and Permanent Injunction Against Cyber-Pirate

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Dec. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cyber-Pirates beware: This week, SearchSystems.net, a highly regarded site for researching public records around the world, obtained a judgment of $780,000 in U.S. District Court (case C07-01918) against convicted Cyber-Pirate Mark Musselman and his website, www.courtsonline.org, it was announced today by Novo Law Group, P.C.

Young Pop Singer Claims Songs Stolen, Distributed Online

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nov. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Killian Wells, an up-and-coming young pop singer, songwriter and producer, has allegedly become the target of a stalker from British Columbia, Canada, according to his label Inferno Records. Wells claims the overly zealous fan has e-mailed and made multiple phone calls to his Manhattan recording studio posing as a DJ from a phony radio station in an attempt to obtain unreleased tracks and to set up an interview.

Yale Law Women Releases 2nd Annual List of the Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sept. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yale Law Women (YLW), the largest student organization at Yale Law School, announces the release of its 2007 Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms list. Phoenix-based firm Quarles & Brady received top honors, followed by Proskauer Rose; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer; Jenner & Block; Mayer Brown; Covington & Burling; Arnold & Porter.

New Poll Shows Most U.S. Lawyers Would Not Represent Bin Laden in Court

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Sept. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As we mark the sixth anniversary of 9/11, a new poll conducted by Nader Anise Lawyer Marketing asks lawyers whether they would represent the World’s Most Wanted Man, Osama Bin Laden, in court if he were found alive. (The assumption of course being that a criminal prosecution would ultimately ensue.)

Meriden Connecticut Attorney Continues Work at United Nations

MERIDEN, Conn. – Aug. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Bar Association (ABA) recently re-appointed Houston Putnam Lowry as one of their representatives to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Attorney Lowry has represented the ABA (and other organizations, including the Economic Commission of Europe) at the United Nations for years on a variety of topics.

Plaintiff Alleges Unjust Land Grab by State of Arizona in Excess of $3 Million

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Aug. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After an investigation by Federal and State authorities for allegedly running a methamphetamine lab and unlawfully selling iodine at a feed and tack store, Southwest Feed, The State of Arizona has issued a temporary seizure order. Federal authorities have since dropped out of the investigation and returned the two cases of seized iodine and apologized after finding no evidence of any wrongdoing.

Bay State Detective Agency Protects Amateur Detectives from Information Law Violation

BEVERLY, Mass. – July 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Why hire a Massachusetts private investigator? According to the Bay State Detective Agency, Inc., while ‘Do-It-Yourself’ investigations may be successful at times, unlicensed investigators may not be aware of information laws and may be in jeopardy of committing serious violations, receiving fines, or even jail time.

Women’s Law School Coalition Announces Its Launch as the First Inter-School Advocacy Organization for Women in the Legal Profession

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Apr. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After months of planning, the Women’s Law School Coalition (WLSC) announced its launch as the first inter-law school women’s advocacy organization today. The coalition’s mission is to represent a common voice for women’s law school organizations that will empower these formerly unconnected groups to raise awareness about issues affecting women in the legal profession.

Alma Lasers and Palomar Medical Technologies Settle Infringement Lawsuit

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Apr. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Howard Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of Alma Lasers, announced today that Alma Lasers, Ltd. and Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. have settled their civil action filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The suit involves certain U.S. hair removal patents owned by Massachusetts General Hospital and licensed exclusively to Palomar.

RegisterFly Scandal Culminates in Class Action Lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Mar. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Yesterday, a U.S. District Court judge unsealed a class action lawsuit (case #07cv00188) against Internet domain registrar RegisterFly along with the corporation charged with accreditation and oversight of registrars, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), among others. The lawsuit (Anne Martinez v RegisterFly, ICANN et. al.) filed by Attorney E. Clarke Dummit alleges that RegisterFly has systematically defrauded its customers who attempted to register or renew Internet domain names.

Applied Business Software, Inc. Obtains $1,143,600 Judgment Against Freedom Financial & Trust, LTD in Breach of Contract and Copyright Infringement Suit

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Feb. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Applied Business Software, Inc, (ABS), a leading developer of software for the lending industry, announced today that the Court has granted summary judgment against Freedom Financial & Trust, LTD (FFTL) on ABS’s breach of contract and copyright infringement claims (CV 06-0452 AHM (Ex) US District Court Central District of California – Western Division). In addition, the Court entered a Judgment in favor of ABS in the amount of $1,143,600.

Concealed Information Doesn’t Stay Concealed with The Bay State Detective Agency on the Job

BEVERLY, Mass. – Feb. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Everybody has something to conceal. So said Humphrey Bogart, as fictional private investigator Sam Spade, in the classic film ‘Maltese Falcon.’ David Almeida is no Bogart, and a far cry from the suave sophistication of Sam Spade, but as a private detective, if there is something concealed that needs to see the light of day, he’s your man. Almeida recently opened the doors to the Bay State Detective Agency, Inc.

Christianity ‘Not A Real Religion’ According to LAPD as Cannabis Church Files Suit Against City of Angels

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Reverend Craig X Rubin was arrested at his house of worship he asked the lead LAPD officer for the special rights accorded to clergy under California Penal Codes 1524 and 1525, but was told by the officer that his Bible-based Judeo-Christian organization, that was recognized by the state of California, was ‘not practicing a real religion.’ Temple 420 is a registered religious organization with the State of California.

How Will Insurance Companies Respond to Victims of Friday’s Tornado? asks Central Florida Attorney

ORLANDO, Fla. – Feb. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the camera lights fade and the media attention dies down in the coming weeks, those familiar insurance slogans of ‘Like a Good Neighbor,’ ‘You’re in Good Hands’ and others, may unfortunately give way to an industry whose past is shaky to say the least, especially in recent years. Central Florida resident attorney Alan Garfinkel, of Garfinkel Trial Group, is the nation’s leading expert in natural disaster law and is currently representing thousands of hurricane victims across the country.

JuryTest Creates First On-Demand and Self-Service Internet Mock Trials

BOSTON, Mass. – Jan. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — JuryTest.net, the leading provider of online mock trials since 2002, launched on-demand access to its suite of online case presentation and evaluation tools. Adding to its industry leading services, which combine audio presentations with visual evidence, JuryTest on-demand now provides unprecedented convenience and cost-savings to law firms and insurance clients.

Hollywood Judeo-Christian Cannabis Church Forced to Close; Arrested Reverend Claims Civil and Religious Rights Violated

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Churches and Temples are no longer safe in America,’ says Reverend Craig X Rubin of Temple 420, who was arrested November 8, 2006, at his religious establishment by over one dozen heavily armed officers of the LAPD. ‘If they can do this to us, they can do it to any church that the government disagrees with.’ The Reverend known for his reoccurring role on Showtime’s hit series ‘Weeds’ said arresting officers did not treat Temple clergymen as required by California Penal Codes 1524 and 1525.

Consulting Firm Offers Both Legal Advice and Business Services

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nov. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Would you like to work with a professional that only asks you to describe your business objectives once? Well, that is what you can expect from Indigo Business Solutions, a new company that is not like other consulting firms. Indigo Business Solutions provides most of the legal and business services that your business needs, and that saves time, money, and frustration.

Lawyer Announces Acquittal of Internationally Known Chinese Dissident

FLUSHING, N.Y. – Nov. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bruce L. Roistacher, a prominent Long Island attorney announced today that the founder and leader of the China Democracy Party and the Party for Freedom and Democracy in China has been acquitted of all criminal charges after a jury verdict in Suffolk County, N.Y.

CheapBooks Retains Law Firm Dickinson Wright to Argue Domain Name Disputes

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CheapBooks.com(TM), a Web site that creates competition among book sellers, recently retained the law firm Dickinson Wright, PLLC, to represent them in areas of domain name disputes and acquisitions.

Barristers to Petition The European Court of Human Rights to Highlight Human Rights Abuses, Judicial Corruption, and Miscarriages of Justice Within the State of Arizona

SHEFFIELD, U.K. – Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mr. Michael Nashvili, speaking for Mr. Anant Kumar Tripati, and a representative of a group based in Europe that is raising awareness of Tripati’s case, states ‘I have been contacted by four legal services groups from the European Union who are considering filing a petition with the European Union to bar member countries from doing business with Arizona in order to highlight judicial corruption in Arizona.’

KinderStart says Federal Judge to Rule on Google’s ‘Right’ to Limit Speech on the Internet

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2006 in United States Federal Court, 280 S. First Street, Courtroom #3, San Jose, California, a drama will play out between KinderStart.com (a site for kids zero to seven and their parents) and the giant of the Internet, Google, controlling up to 80% or more of ‘Net searches worldwide.

Pro-plaintiff Firm Empowers Clients in Pending Lawsuits to Pursue Cases to Attain Maximum Financial Settlements

LAS VEGAS, NV – May 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE)– Plaintiffs in pending lawsuits, who need cash now, may be able to quickly cash in and get some financial relief. Crown Financial Services, based in Las Vegas, is in the business of providing emergency cash to plaintiffs in lawsuits. For example, if someone has been injured and is suing the responsible party for their injuries, they may need money for living expenses before the case is settled; emergency cash is now available.

Is Another Hurricane Katrina Coming? New Survey Shows Floridians Grossly Unprepared for Hurricane Season

PENSACOLA, FL – May 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite being in the epicenter of hurricane activity, Floridians continue to roll the dice on hurricane insurance. Attorney Samuel Bearman finds that an alarming number of Florida residents do not have adequate insurance coverage, should a major hurricane hit the state.

Federal Court Issues a Prompt Trial Date in Skyline’s Patent Case Against Google Earth

SKYLINE, VA – Apr. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a patent infringement case asserted against Google Earth (Google’s 3D mapping software) a federal court judge in Massachusetts has issued an expedited discovery and trial schedule in response to plaintiff Skyline Software Systems’ request for a preliminary injunction. The court has not yet ruled on the motion, but issued a claim construction determination and gave Skyline a prompt trial date – usually a strong indication that the court views the claims of patent infringement as having real substance.