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Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC | USA | 29 Dec 2010

Estate planning under a new law

Estate planning has been altered significantly by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Act), signed on December 17, 2010.

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Chadbourne & Parke LLP | USA | 21 Dec 2010

Lender’s letter of interest to borrower held not binding

A New York trial court recently held that a so-called letter of interest did not obligate a lender to provide a loan to a prospective borrower.

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Pepper Hamilton LLP | USA | 1 Dec 2010

Past performance: recent rules of the road

Past performance information plays a role in most bid protest litigation at the United States Court of Federal Claims and the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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Bird & Bird LLP | United Kingdom | 29 Nov 2010

ACG Acquisition XX LLC v Olympic Airlines SA

In ACG Acquisition XX LLC v Olympic Airlines SA, the English High Court examined the effect of signature of a Certificate of Acceptance and a hell and high water clause in deciding not to grant summary judgment to the lessor for unpaid rent.

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Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 26 Oct 2010

Xe Services, LLC Enters into a US$42 million settlement agreement with DDTC for alleged AECA and ITAR violations

Xe Services, LLC (also known as Blackwater Worldwide), a provider of private security services, entered into a consent agreement with the DDTC to settle allegations of 288 violations of the ITAR involving the unauthorized export of defense articles and provision of defense services to foreign end-users in multiple countries between 2003 and 2009.

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Haynes and Boone LLP | USA | 13 Oct 2010

Court ruling won't allow secured creditors to be shut out by crafty bid procedures

On October 5, 2010, Judge Bruce Black of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois (the “Bankruptcy Court”) issued a ruling in the River Road Hotel Partner LLC, et. al. (the “Debtors”) bankruptcy cases denying the Debtors’ bid procedures motion incident to plan confirmation.

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Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 31 Aug 2010

The secondary considerations of non-obviousness of commercial success, failure of others, and industry praise must be linked to the claimed invention, not pre-existing market share

Patentee sued for infringement of a patent for a “bundle breaker” used for breaking multiple, uneven bundles of corrugated board.

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 31 Aug 2010

The top five tax traps in M&A transactions

The tax consequences of acquisition and disposition transactions can dramatically impact deal value.

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Kelley Drye & Warren LLP | USA | 29 Aug 2010

FCC preparing multiple "junk fax" enforcement actions

There has not been an official announcement, but indications are strong that the FCC is planning soon to issue a number of forfeitures and proposed forfeitures for the sending of so-called "junk faxes."

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Morton Fraser | United Kingdom | 30 Jul 2010

Certificate of acceptance: enough to constitute delivery?

ACG Acquisition XX LLC (the “Lessor”) leased a Boeing 737 aircraft to Olympic Airlines SA (the “Lessee”) for a period of 5 years.