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30 Jan 8:49 am
For now, the recent eruption of violence along the Israeli-Lebanese border appears to be contained. With thousands of its fighters bogged down in Syrian battles, Hezbollah’s strategic context is radically different from 2006, when a carefully planned kidnapping of Israeli soldiers dragged Israel into a bloody war in southern Lebanon.  Most analysts seem convinced that Hezbollah is not interested in escalation and that the recent flare-up represents an exercise in chest-beating rather than a march toward serious hostilities. But as calm resumes, recent events underline just… [read post]
30 Jan 8:47 am
Pomegranate-juice maker Pom Wonderful LLC made false and misleading claims that its products were effective in fighting heart disease and prostate cancer, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday, upholding earlier Federal Trade Commission findings. [read post]
30 Jan 8:45 am
Photo Credit: www.abc2news.com Upperco, MD — There was a crash reported late Thursday morning (January 29, 2015) that injured two people in Upperco after a box truck crashed into a house and caused major damage. This was reported at about 10:00 a.m. yesterday morning on the Hanover Pike, police said. According to the reports they released, a box truck and a passenger collided nearly head-on, which caused the box truck to swerve off the road and crashed into a nearby house, as pictured above. Police don’t quite know how the accident happened yet, but they said that the… [read post]
30 Jan 8:42 am
John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases. The newspapers were right: snow was general all over New England this week … though, perhaps not as general as some meteorologists had feared. In any event, we hope those of you who found yourselves with an undeserved mid-week snow day made judicious use of your extra time – by catching up on “back issues” of “Relist Watch”! We begin, in customary fashion, with old news – which this week comes in three flavors: “good,” “not so good,” and “meh.” In the… [read post]
30 Jan 8:36 am
Photo Credit: www.12newsnews.com Vidor, TX — There was an accident early Thursday in Vidor that left an 18-wheeler truck hanging off of I-10 and two drivers injured. Police said that this happened around 6:45 a.m. that morning, January 29, 2015 in the westbound lanes of I-10. So far, they confirmed that a dark-colored Nissan sedan was headed west on I-10 that morning while an 18-wheeler truck was in the lane next to it. Near Highway 12, the Nissan tried to switch lanes, but accidentally crashed into the 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler swerved to the right side of the interstate,… [read post]
30 Jan 8:35 am
Today, the advantages and limitations that shaped blog writing into an even notionally recognizably form don’t exist. Blogging was once the fastest form of one-to-many publishing available; today, there’s a kaleidoscope of options: Facebook (which in the early days of blogging was still limited to people will specific .edu addresses), Instagram, Vine, Twitter, Snapchat, things the kids are using that I haven’t heard of yet. via www.thedailybeast.com If Ann Cox says it, it must be true. Just kidding. I'm still not over all her jokes about a&&-fu#@ing. It made… [read post]
30 Jan 8:34 am
Going Public LawyerForeign issuers seeking to go public have several options for their transactions.  Foreign issuers seeking to go public in the U.S. may complete an initial public offering or direct public offering by registering an offering of securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).  Under SEC rules, foreign issuers that qualify as... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer [read post]
30 Jan 8:30 am
In addition to debt forgiveness, Syriza wants a bunch of other stuff, including forgiveness of bank debt for people who are unable to meet their obligations. It’s no coincidence that the Greek stock market was down 13% when the snap election was announced, led by the banks. via www.mauldineconomics.com I had never heard the line about the nude beach before. It's perfectly true. [read post]
30 Jan 8:30 am
Ronen Avraham (University of Texas at Austin - School of Law) has posted Estimating Pain and Suffering Damages - Paths are Many, Loss is One (Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Opponents of pain and suffering damages argue that, unlike pecuniary damages, pain and suffering damages are hard to quantify accurately. They argue that victims exaggerate their losses to receive higher damage awards, so that awarding pain and suffering damages may frustrate the function of tort law by compensating the victims too highly and arbitrarily. Another… [read post]
30 Jan 8:30 am
We all know the IRS can come after taxpayers. If you lose, then naturally there are ways to appeal the IRS action ... through IRS channels. But can taxpayers sue the IRS in an independent forum? If yes, do they have a "snowball's chance"? I mean, the game is rigged, right? Nope. Enter the U.S. Tax Court. Contrary to popular belief, the Tax Court is a real federal court and not a tribunal run by the IRS. Even better, the IRS is a party in the case just like any taxpayer in the Tax Court. This was the backdrop for a recent Forbes article titled “Taxpayer Advocate Reports On Top 10… [read post]
30 Jan 8:28 am
China is violating human rights at an intensity that is unprecedented in its recent history, a top watchdog group said Thursday. The ruling Communist Party has "unleashed an extraordinary assault on basic human rights and their defenders with a ferocity unseen in recent years", the New York-based group Human Rights Watch said in its annual report. via news.yahoo.com [read post]
30 Jan 8:27 am
Publications:Echoes from Syria, no. 7 (Dec. 2014) [full-text]- This issue focuses on "Building Capacity in Syria to Address Internal Displacement."Echoes from Syria, no. 8 (Jan. 2015) [full-text]- This issue focuses on "Community-based Protection for Internally Displaced Persons."Field Exchange, no. 48 (Nov. 2014) [full-text]- Special focus on "Programming Experiences and Learning from the Nutrition Response to the Syrian Crisis.""Implications of the New Turkish Law on Foreigners and International Protection and Regulation no. 29153 on Temporary Protection for Syrians," Oxford Monitor… [read post]
30 Jan 8:27 am
A striking video was posted to the Bike East Bay Facebook page on Tuesday depicting illegally parked cars clogging Oakland’s new buffered bike lane along Broadway. The video, submitted by Volvap Egroeg, shows parents at Oakland Technical High School using the entire block of the bike lane as a pick up zone. Cyclists, displaced from bike lanes, are forced to unsafely veer into higher speed traffic and contend with double-parked cars swerving in and out. No police enforcement is present. The buffered bike lanes on Broadway were supposed to represent a major milestone project for… [read post]
30 Jan 8:25 am
That's the title of this article by Anahad O'Connor. Here's an excerpt: Companies are increasingly adding vitamins and minerals to juices, sports drinks and bottled water, responding to a growing consumer demand for these products. Even though the amounts of added nutrients in these drinks are typically small, some nutrition scientists are concerned that through their overall diets, many people may be ingesting levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful. * * * Today more than ever, studies show, the average person is exposed to… [read post]
30 Jan 8:24 am
January 28, 2015- Vandalia, Ohio David J. Blasik  entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent  (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations that he failed to provide documents and information reqeusted by FINRA in connection with an investigation into allegations that Blasik engaged in an unapproved and undisclosed outside business activity. By … Continue reading Former PFS Investments Broker David Blasik Sanctioned by Regulator → [read post]
30 Jan 8:24 am
In the end, it was money, not sex, that brought down New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. And that’s a giant slap in the faces of women who’ve toiled long and hard in the state capital in Albany. via nypost.com A quick education in NY state politics. [read post]
30 Jan 8:24 am
Have you suffered losses investing in Global X Junior Miners ETF?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that recommended the investment. Global X Junior Miners ETF is an exchange-traded fund.  The investment seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Solactive Global Junior Miners Index (“underlying index”). The fund will invest at least 80% of its… [read post]
30 Jan 8:23 am
Have you suffered losses investing in PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that recommended the investment. PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services ETF is an exchange-traded fund.  The investment seeks investment results that generally correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield of the Dynamic Oil Services IntellidexSM Index. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its total… [read post]
30 Jan 8:21 am
Have you suffered losses investing in PowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy ETF?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that recommended the investment. PowerShares S&P SmallCap Energy ETF is an exchange-traded fund.  The investment seeks investment results that generally correspond (before fees and expenses) to the price and yield of the S&P SmallCap 600® Capped Energy Index. The fund generally will invest at least 90% of its total assets… [read post]
30 Jan 8:20 am
Here. One peculiarity is that retired faculty are listed, as are faculty who have announced their departure to other schools (but are still listed with the school they are leaving). In terms of the actual quality and reputation of these... [read post]