Jul 6, 2020

Furloughs could become law firm layoffs, report says

Welcome to Monday, the 37th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Arizona Governing Committee v. Norris decision that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits states from discriminating on the basis of sex in providing retirement benefits. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Many law firm furloughs might […]

Jun 29, 2020

ICC investigators should be free, Trump told

Welcome to Monday, the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Coker v. Georgia decision declaring the death penalty unconstitutional for the crime of rape against an adult woman. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Legal experts urge Trump to let International Criminal Court investigators roam freely. — New Jersey troopers […]

Jun 15, 2020

Being a New Yorker could hurt Trump

Welcome to Monday, the 46th anniversary of the publication of “All the President’s Men.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — Trump’s claim of being a New Yorker could hurt his defense. — Social media activity costs student admittance to law school. — Arizona’s capital city prepares for resumption of jury […]

Oct 17, 2016

Presidential candidate Johnson sees professors as justices

Presidential candidate Johnson on potential justices heads news summary including a watchdog group that doesn't meet, a retrial in the Etan Patz case and an immunity claim in an international criminal trial.

Jun 14, 2013

O’Malley to lead European trade mission

Gov. Martin O’Malley will lead a trade mission to Europe this week, bringing with him the state’s economic development secretary and representatives from several Maryland businesses.

Jan 2, 2013

When smoking could be hazardous to your business

I’m still stumped on the best way to respond when I’m with a client and they pull out a cigarette.

Nov 6, 2012

Do your homework before offering a business gift abroad

Although gift giving plays a very small role in doing business in the U.S., it can take on a lot of relevance in other countries.

Aug 22, 2012

Maryland opening trade office in Africa

Maryland’s economic development agency announced Wednesday that it will open a trade office in Africa in an attempt to lure companies and jobs to the Free State.

May 24, 2012

Let it ring?

Imagine that you’ve just arrived to a foreign country to conduct some business. Your feet are swollen from the flight, your brain is foggy from the jet lag and your stomach is unsettled from the unusual food. It’s nearly the end of the workday and the pleasantries are over — you’re finally in a serious […]

May 15, 2012

The arrival of summer in Maryland

You ought to see some of the characters I work around. The other day, I’m doing my work, and one says: “Drink your tea, drink your tea.” I see him up in the tree, black with ruddy orange under his wings — the eastern towhee. It took me two seasons to see a towhee, though […]

Nov 30, 2011

Central banks’ actions lift world markets

FRANKFURT, Germany — The central banks of the wealthiest countries, trying to prevent a debt crisis in Europe from exploding into a global panic, swept in Wednesday to shore up the world financial system by making it easier for banks to borrow American dollars. Stock markets around the world roared their approval. The Dow Jones […]

Oct 19, 2011

Apple’s earnings miss drags tech stocks lower

NEW YORK — A rare earnings miss by Apple pulled down technology stocks Wednesday. Broad market indexes turned lower in late afternoon trading on reports of an impasse in talks to resolve Europe’s debt crisis. The leaders of Germany, France, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank met Wednesday in preparation for a […]

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