The Attorney's Handbook on Consumer Bankruptcy and Chapter 13 (41st Ed. 2017)

A Legal Practitioner's Guide to Chapters 7 and 13

Author: Harvey J. Williamston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781880730485

Category: Bankruptcy

Page: 508

View: 5823

This 2017 bankruptcy handbook for attorneys is the perfect practice guide for attorneys seeking to expand their practice areas into consumer bankruptcy, and experienced practitioners alike. Includes a consumer bankruptcy practice guide for Chapters 7 and 13, sample Bankruptcy Forms, the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and bankruptcy exemptions for all 50 states.

Sustainable Security

Rethinking American National Security Strategy

Author: Jeremi Suri,Benjamin Valentino

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190611480

Category: National security

Page: 432

View: 1804

As the world shifts away from the unquestioned American hegemony that followed in the wake of the Cold War, the United States is likely to face new kinds of threats and sharper resource constraints than it has in the past. However, the country's alliances, military institutions, and national security strategy have changed little since the Cold War. American foreign and defense policies, therefore, should be assessed for their fitness for achieving sustainable national security amidst the dynamism of the international political economy, changing domestic politics, and even a changing climate. This book brings together sixteen leading scholars from across political science, history, and political economy to highlight a range of American security considerations that deserve a larger role in both scholarship and strategic decision-making. In these chapters, scholars of political economy and the American defense budget examine the economic engine that underlies U.S. military might and the ways the country deploys these vast (but finite) resources. Historians illuminate how past great powers coped with changing international orders through strategic and institutional innovations. And regional experts assess America's current long-term engagements, from NATO to the chaos of the Middle East to the web of alliances in Asia, deepening understandings that help guard against both costly commitments and short-sighted retrenchments. This interdisciplinary volume sets an agenda for future scholarship that links politics, economics, and history in pursuit of sustainable security for the United States - and greater peace and stability for Americans and non-Americans alike.

The Data Industry

The Business and Economics of Information and Big Data

Author: Chunlei Tang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111913840X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 216

View: 1025

Provides an introduction of the data industry to the field of economics This book bridges the gap between economics and data science to help data scientists understand the economics of big data, and enable economists to analyze the data industry. It begins by explaining data resources and introduces the data asset. This book defines a data industry chain, enumerates data enterprises’ business models versus operating models, and proposes a mode of industrial development for the data industry. The author describes five types of enterprise agglomerations, and multiple industrial cluster effects. A discussion on the establishment and development of data industry related laws and regulations is provided. In addition, this book discusses several scenarios on how to convert data driving forces into productivity that can then serve society. This book is designed to serve as a reference and training guide for ata scientists, data-oriented managers and executives, entrepreneurs, scholars, and government employees. Defines and develops the concept of a “Data Industry,” and explains the economics of data to data scientists and statisticians Includes numerous case studies and examples from a variety of industries and disciplines Serves as a useful guide for practitioners and entrepreneurs in the business of data technology The Data Industry: The Business and Economics of Information and Big Data is a resource for practitioners in the data science industry, government, and students in economics, business, and statistics. CHUNLEI TANG, Ph.D., is a research fellow at Harvard University. She is the co-founder of Fudan’s Institute for Data Industry and proposed the concept of the “data industry”. She received a Ph.D. in Computer and Software Theory in 2012 and a Master of Software Engineering in 2006 from Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Analyzing Investment Properties

Author: Andrew W. Tompos

Publisher: Oncourse Learning

ISBN: 9780324143850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 122

View: 9959

Practical, easy-to-read, mathematically accessible - and filled with an abundance of real-life examples - this book explains how to collect data on investment properties, how to use the HP-12C financial calculator to process data, and how to interpret the data to make decisions on buying, selling or keeping an income producing property. The procedures are applicable to any property owned or considered for purchase.

Promoting Prosperity in Mississippi

Author: Brandon N. Cline,Russell S. Sobel,Claudia R. Williamson


ISBN: 173203530X


Page: N.A

View: 675

In this book, we identify key areas for Mississippi economic policy reform. Twenty-one scholars, ten of which are from or work in Mississippi, have contributed original policy research. All twenty chapters were written specifically for Mississippi with a shared goal to promote prosperity in the state. While some of the chapters contain complex policy reforms, we have made every effort to present the concepts and ideas in a way that is understandable to the average citizen, the person who can benefit the most from this information. The first three chapters of the text summarize the basic economic principles necessary to achieve economic prosperity. These three chapters present the principles behind the reforms proposed in the subsequent seventeen chapters. Each chapter was written independently and offers unique insight into different areas of state policy reform. While the topics covered range from tax reform, education reform, healthcare, corporate welfare, occupational licensing and business regulatory reform to criminal justice reform, and natural disaster recovery efforts, there is a clear unifying framework underlying the conclusions reached in each chapter. The theme throughout is that economic growth is best achieved through free market policies, policies which are based on limited government, lower regulations, lower taxes, minimal infringement on contracting and labor markets, secure private property rights, low subsidies, and privatization. Policy based on these principles allows Mississippians to have more rights and more choices in their lives.

Construction Insurance and UK Construction Contracts

Author: Roger ter Haar,Anna Laney,Marshall Levine

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317496191

Category: Law

Page: 800

View: 3419

Construction Insurance and UK Construction Contracts has long been the premier text for legal professionals looking for a combined analysis of construction contracts and their relation to insurance law. In a new and updated third edition, this book continues to provide in-depth commentary and pragmatic advice on all the most important regulations and policies surrounding contracts and insurance in the construction industry. Including brand new chapters on reinsurance and energy products, this book covers subjects such as: Minor, intermediate and major project construction contracts Classes of insurance contract The role of insurance brokers Risks in construction and legal liability Professional indemnity insurance and directors' and officers' liability insurance Bonds and insurance Latent defect insurance Property insurance Health and Safety and Construction Regulations Contract Insurance FIDIC, JCT and NEC 3 regulations PFI/PPP projects in the UK Dispute resolution This book is a vital reference tool and practical guide for lawyers and in-house counsels involved in the construction industry as well as project managers, quantity surveyors, construction contractors, architects and engineers needing advice from an experienced legal perspective.

A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions

Author: Marcy Hogan Greer

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604429558

Category: Law

Page: 1354

View: 3340

Complete with a state-by-state analysis of the ways in which the class action rules differ from the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, this comprehensive guide provides practitioners with an understanding of the intricacies of a class action lawsuit. Multiple authors contributed to the book, mainly 12 top litigators at the premiere law firm of Fulbright and Jaworski, L.L.P.

Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

The Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention by National Courts

Author: George A. Bermann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319509152

Category: Law

Page: 1102

View: 5075

This book examines how the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, commonly known as The New York Convention, has been understood and applied in [insert number] jurisdictions, including virtually all that are leading international arbitration centers. It begins with a general report surveying and synthesizing national responses to a large number of critical issues in the Convention’s interpretation and application. It is followed by national reports, all of which are organized in accordance with a common questionnaire raising these critical issues. Following introductory remarks, each report addresses the following aspects of the Convention which include its basic implementation within the national legal system; enforcement by local courts of agreements to arbitrate (including grounds for withholding enforcement), recognition and enforcement of foreign awards by local courts under the Convention (including grounds for denying recognition and enforcement), and essential procedural issues in the courts’ conduct of recognition and enforcement. Each report concludes with an overall assessment of the Convention’s interpretation and application on national territory and recommendations, if any, for reform. The New York Convention was intended to enhance the workings of the international arbitral system, primarily by ensuring that arbitral awards are readily recognizable and enforceable in States other than the State in which they are rendered, subject of course to certain safeguards reflected by the Convention’s limited grounds for denying recognition or enforcement. It secondarily binds signatory states to enforce the arbitration agreements on the basis of which awards under the Convention will be rendered. Despite its exceptionally wide adoption and its broad coverage, the New York Convention depends for its efficacy on the conduct of national actors, and national courts in particular. Depending on the view of international law prevailing in a given State, the Convention may require statutory implementation at the national level. Beyond that, the Convention requires of national courts an apt understanding of the principles and policies that underlie the Convention’s various provisions. Through its in-depth coverage of the understandings of the Convention that prevail across national legal systems, the book gives practitioners and scholars a much-improved appreciation of the New York Convention “on the ground.”

Fashion Law

A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys

Author: Guillermo C. Jimenez

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1609018958

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 3600

In todays' highly competitive global market, fashion designers, entrepreneurs and executives need state, federal, and international laws to protect their intellectual property-their brands and the products by which their customers recognize them. Fashion Law provides a concise and practical guide to the full range of legal issues faced by a fashion company as it grows from infancy to international stature. Updated to reflect recent legal decisions and regulatory developments, this revised edition covers such a vital issues as intellectual property protection and litigation, licensing, anti-counterfeiting, start-ups and finance, commercial transactions, retail property leasing, employment regulations, advertising and marketing, celebrity endorsements, international trade. Features of the text help to make legal concepts accessible to the lay reader. More than 25 leading attorneys practicing in the emerging legal specialty of fashion law contributed the chapters for this authoritative text, and their expertise provides a foundation for fashion professionals and their legal advisors to work together effectively. New to this Edition~Expanded section on Intellectual Property protection, including an all new Chapter 6 on Litigation~All new Chapter 10 on Fashion Finance Features~Box Features provide real-life examples that demonstrate the role that law plays in the fashion business, including landmark court cases and current events~Practice Tips discuss legal issues that should be considered as fashion designers and executives establish procedures for conducting their business~Sample Clauses familiarize readers with the legal language that covers the rights and responsibilities of the parties to agreements. Instructor's Guide and PowerPoint presentations available.

Proceedings of International Conference on VLSI, Communication, Advanced Devices, Signals & Systems and Networking (VCASAN-2013)

Author: Veena S. Chakravarthi,Yasha Jyothi M. Shirur,Rekha Prasad

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132215249

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 472

View: 9511

This book is a collection of papers presented by renowned researchers, keynote speakers, and academicians in the International Conference on VLSI, Communication, Analog Designs, Signals & Systems and Networking (VCASAN-2013), organized by B.N.M. Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India during July 17–19, 2013. The book provides global trends in cutting-edge technologies in electronics and communication engineering. The content of the book is useful to engineers, researchers, and academicians as well as industry professionals.

McElhaney's Trial Notebook

Author: James W. McElhaney

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590315033

Category: Law

Page: 771

View: 9705

"Trial Notebook" offers hundreds of techniques and tactics for every stage of a trial's progress in spare, lively, memorable prose. Users get strategies grounded in actual courtroom experience that will improve the effectiveness of their advocacy.

Evidence for Paralegals

Author: Marlowe

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 0735590133

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 2163

Clearly written textbook that helps students understand how evidentiary principles are applied in real-life situations. Text focuses on the practical applications of the Federal rules of Evidence and how the rules relate to paralegal practice. Features: Covers a full range of topics, including gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and researching. Written from a real-life perspective, showing how actual practice works in local, state, and federal court. Pedagogy in text developed for paralegal students, and includes short case summaries, readable examples, marginal definitions of terms, marginal cross-references to the Rules of Evidence, review questions, and hypotheticals. Short, concise presentation is ideal for paralegal courses. Updated with changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence. Updated with new cases. New hypotheticals and discussion questions added.

The Harper Record

Author: Teresa Healy

Publisher: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives = Centre Canadien de


Category: Canada

Page: 503

View: 7147

The Class Action Fairness Act

Law and Strategy

Author: Gregory C. Cook

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: 9781627223065

Category: Law

Page: 366

View: 9900

The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy looks at CAFA's provisions, with in-depth analysis of statutory language, descriptions of key judicial interpretations, and specific suggested strategies for practitioners. CAFA has created important new strategic considerations for both plaintiffs and defendants. This book will provide both plaintiff and defense counsel with a clearer picture of the statute, its case law, and helpful strategies, so attorneys can make better-informed decisions for their clients.

Electoral Law in Ireland

Author: Jennifer Kavanagh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780438133

Category: Law

Page: 228

View: 8025

Electoral Law in Ireland: The Legal Regulation of the Irish Political Process guides the reader through the labyrinthine regulation of electoral law in Ireland from the creation and registration of parties, through to administrative issues with funding, lobbying, political advertising through to issues regarding ethical aspects of political life such as Standards and Ethics in Public Office. Since the foundation of the State there have been 61 acts and 287 statutory instruments dealing with the regulation of political activities in Ireland. The legislation deals with everything from creating a party, to donations through to the regulation of elections and referendums. A comprehensive understanding of this complex legislation is vital to those working in politics and to those who wish to gain greater understanding of political regulation in Ireland. This book also deals with the major challenges and issues such as lobbying regulation and political advertising concerns. Contents: 1. Introduction to the Regulation of Political Life in Ireland: General Background; Current Issues; Main Regulation Legislation; 2. Creation and Registration of Parties: Registration of Political Parties; 3. Party Finance: Standards in Public Office Regulation; The Standards in Public Office commission; Donations and Funds; Accounting Units; State Finance Regulations; 4. Running a Campaign: Political Advertising; Selection of Candidates and Gender Quotas; Guidelines for specific elections (Dail, Local, European, Referendum and Presidential); 5. The Electoral Process and Regulation: Expenditure; Voting (registration, disqualification, Seanad Elections, candidate nomination; Regulation of the Polling Process (i.e. postal voting); The Count (i.e. Duties of the Returning Officer, conduct of the poll, prevention of electoral abuses, appointment of agents) 6. After the Election: Regulation of Political Appointments; Ethics in Office; Party Leaders Allowance; SIPO Codes of Conduct for Office Holders.