A Tale of Two Laws

Once in a while, two stories will appear at around the same time that are actually the same story. Sometimes the two stories–which can be on wholly unrelated topics, by the way–taken together reveal the pattern of how the world works in ways that neither of them could do in isolation.  661 more words

QATAR: The Court of Cassation applies the New York Convention to reinstate ICC award

We recently reported on the annulment by the Qatari Court of First Instance on 7 December 2013, of an award not rendered in the name of his Highness the Emir of Qatar, even though the tribunal had been seated in Paris.  269 more words


Cincinnati Restaurateur Sues Jim Edmonds

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Cincinnati restaurant owner is suing former Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds over the name of the Precinct, a restaurant he co-owns in downtown St. 95 more words


Lawsuit Accuses Ill. Governor Of Patronage Hiring

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago attorney is asking a judge to order an investigation into hiring under Gov. Pat Quinn, saying there’s an “embedded culture of patronage practices” in Illinois government. 118 more words


Common Misconceptions About Non-Competition Agreements in Texas 

A big part of my practice consists of enforcing non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements against the departing employees on behalf of their employers. Conversely, I also advise employees regarding what they can and cannot do in light of the non-competition or non-solicitation restrains imposed on them by their former employers.  779 more words

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Aggravated DUI Plea In Metro-East Highway Worker's Death

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois man faces up to 10 years in prison after admitting in court that he was driving impaired when he caused a 2012 wreck that killed a highway construction worker. 94 more words


Missouri's Next Execution Could Be Wednesday

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied a stay of execution for a condemned Missouri man scheduled to die later this week, and the case is now heading to the U.S. 119 more words