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Starr International and Maurice "Hank" Greenberg have "no more than a 20 percent" chance of winning damages in their lawsuit claiming that that the government acted punitively against American International Group's shareholders when it bailed out insurance giant in September 2008, AIG's lawyers say.
Buy a punitively hideous bra and think about what you've done.
We are, in effect, being propelled by government into a new dark age of enforced mediocrity, where the lowest common denominator becomes the legally compelled reality, wealth creation is so punitively taxed that it disappears, and Federal bureaucrats dictate the decisions made by so-called private enterprise that increasingly are state surrogates.
He argues that complex rules often: have punitively high costs of information collection and processing; rely on "over-fitted" models that yield unreliable predictions; and can induce defensive behaviour by causing people to manage to the rules.
Our current business tax system rewards the Wall Street financial engineers and corporate-buyout moguls, since debt is deductible, while punitively taxing capital investment, employment, and equity--the engines of economic growth.
The GM thing alone looked like some [Facebook] executive ticked GM off and they punitively worked to torpedo the IPO," said Enderle.
Again: what do we give up, when we decide we will no longer punitively parent?
We have our sick and disabled being punitively hammered by having their benefits slashed and in some cases stopped altogether, the elderly are struggling to keep warm due to massive increases in utility bills, the cost of petrol and diesel is rocketing due to duty and VAT rises.
Israel later said it would punitively suspend the monthly transfer of roughly $100m in customs, border and some income taxes that it collects each month on behalf of the Palestinians and relays to their government in the West Bank.
Israel later said it would punitively suspend the monthly transfer of roughly $100 million in customs, border and some income taxes that it collects each month on behalf of the Palestinians and relays to their government in the West Bank.
It remains to be seen whether mothers who reacted more punitively after the recession began will show a spike in warm parenting methods when flush economic times return.
9 bln in June -- the cost of doing so is likely to go on being punitively high.