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'Massive' Credit Card Data Breach Involves All Major Brands
KRCRTV.COMApril 1, 2012

By Julianne Pepitone and Leigh Remizowski NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A data breach at a payments processing firm has potentially compromised credit and debit card information from all of the major card brands. Global Payments, a company that processes card ...more »

VietNamNet BridgeApril 1, 2012

The possible bankruptcy of construction company Hanic (SHN) has revealed possible misuses of company funds by staff and drawn attention to the inadequacy of many companies' internal control systems. According to the deputy director of the Ministry of ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Talvivaara Mining Company Plc - Uranium Permitting Update
ReutersApril 3, 2012

According to the Northern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency the hearing time for the general update of the mine's Environmental Permit is anticipated to start in the beginning of May. Another hearing time for the Uranium Permit will commence ...more »

Health Care Law
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Justices' Cerebral Combativeness on Display
New York TimesApril 2, 2012

Over three days of intense arguments on the future of President Obama's health care law, the public got a vivid glimpse of an institution at once immensely powerful and intensely human, one packed with brainy, funny and assertive justices prepared to ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Outside lawyers in redistricting dispute costing taxpayers
Houston ChronicleApril 5, 2012

Contracts with outside counsel go through August and could be extended. The court battle has pushed back Texas' primary to May 29, with a federal district court in San Antonio ordering interim district lines for the 2012 election.more »

Immigration Law
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Bloggings on Immigration Law and Policy
ILW.comApril 9, 2012

Romney has taken some pretty tough positions on immigration including endorsing the Arizona law, pushing for "self deportation", threatening to veto the DREAM Act, etc. To be fair, he has been consistent in supporting skilled worker immigration reform ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Advanced Satellite Communications... Growth Factor Enhanced With The Lankford ...
SatNews PublishersApril 1, 2012

Advanced Satellite Communications has been a leading provider of satellite communications and security systems for industrial, gaming, healthcare, law enforcement, government and lodging clients in the midwest for nearly 20 years.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Former Kellogg Partners Head Floor Broker Wins High Profile Employee Bonus Dispute
ForbesApril 2, 2012

Clearly, Ryan was earning a decent living.In early 2003, the fledgling Kellogg Partners Institutional Services, LLC (a subsidiary of Kellogg Group LLC) was being formed to trade stocks for institutional investors, and the firm sought out Ryan.more »

Insurance Litigation
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Hooper Holmes Receives 2012 Insurance Industry Leadership Award from iPipeline
MarketWatch (press release)April 4, 2012

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, Apr 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Hooper Holmes (ASE:HH) has received a 2012 Insurance Industry Leadership Award from iPipeline®, the leader in on-demand marketing, selling and processing solutions for the nation's top insurance...more »

Animal Law
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Easter: Animal rights groups protest dyeing chicks (VIDEO)
GlobalPost (blog)April 2, 2012

The dyed chicks look like Easter candy come to life, but animal rights groups say dyeing them is cruel. Chicks, that are dyed with artificial colors, are sold at a street market in Beirut on March 28, 2012, to celebrate the Christian occasion of Easter ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Review of intellectual property must protect small businesses
Fresh Business ThinkingApril 4, 2012

"Entrepreneurs are the UK's real innovators and it is essential that they can better protect their ideas and avoid falling foul of intellectual property and copyright laws,” said the Forum's Senior Policy Adviser, Alex Jackman, who last year gave ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Camden rogue police cost New Jersey $340000 in damages
Philadelphia InquirerApril 2, 2012

Through their lawyers, all say they were victimized by dirty cops who planted evidence and falsely charged them. In most cases, authorities say, it is impossible to determine otherwise. The settlements and potential awards in the pending litigation put ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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To Enroll More Minority Students, Colleges Work Around the Courts
New York TimesApril 1, 2012

With its decision to take up racial preferences in admissions at public colleges, the Supreme Court has touched off a national guessing game about how far it might move against affirmative action and how profoundly colleges might change as a result.more »

Crash investigators finish at scene of fatal plane accident
New Zealand HeraldApril 2, 2012

Emergency services working at the scene of a light aeroplane crash, just off Fuller Road, near South Head yesterday. Photo / File Air crash investigators have finished examining the Kaipara paddock where two friends were killed in a light plane crash...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Now renters can screen landlords
Snohomish County BusinessApril 3, 2012

Being a landlord for more than 30 years, I've run my share of credit and criminal histories on prospective tenants as part of their application process at the time of a property turnover. But I've never been asked by a tenant to undergo a landlord ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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SME members not in agreement about dissolution of co-op
Great Falls TribuneApril 1, 2012

"It's a bad situation," Van Haur said. Fergus Electric buys power wholesale from a bankrupt Billings-based electric cooperative. Some 65000 Montanans receive power through six members of the Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission ...more »

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Acacia Subsidiary Enters into Settlement Agreement with SK hynix Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)April 2, 2012

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon our current expectations and speak only as of the date ...more »

Business Law
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Today's media stories from the papers
The GuardianApril 4, 2012

James Murdoch quits as BSkyB boss to spare blushes Rupert Murdoch's son says he didn't want to become 'lightning rod' for criticism of satellite broadcaster ASA bans Sainsbury's ad campaign Advertising watchdog says Sainsbury's 'Feed your family for ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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The Navy's case for green energy
The Virginian-PilotApril 2, 2012

The issue The military's fuel costs are massive. Where we stand Efficiency saves money and lives. The list of benefits from the US military's green energy initiative begins, simply, with this: It'll save lives. For every 50 convoys bringing fuel into ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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"Operation Phalanx" leads to child predator, porn arrests across Virginia
GoDanRiver.comApril 5, 2012

Today, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced "Operation Phalanx," an undercover, collaborative law enforcement effort between Virginia's two Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces and the attorney general's office.more »

Personal Injury
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Former State Court Judge Ronnie L. White launches new website
St. Louis AmericanApril 3, 2012

The site,, will provide ongoing resources for people seeking professional legal representation from one of the most respected lawyers in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Attorney Ronnie White, along with his nationally recognized ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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President Clinton Imagines the Cases He Would Have Cited Before the Supreme ...
ABC News (blog)April 2, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton, who used to teach constitutional law, has a list of cases he seems surprised the Obama administration didn't cite in its arguments defending the health care law before the US Supreme Court last week.more »

Professional Malpractice
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New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Medical ...
Albany Times UnionApril 4, 2012

When negligence on the part of a medical professional affects this, it could be a case of a medical malpractice,” said New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman, whose New York medical malpractice law firm, The Perecman Firm, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Do you Know Your Consumers Rights?
AllAfrica.comApril 5, 2012

Mr Sampa, however, said the CCPC was committed to ensuring that consumer rights were protected under the law. The Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2010 seeks to safeguard and promote competition; protect consumers against unfair trade practices ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Lien law collects on unpaid child support
In-ForumApril 2, 2012

Fleming said a task force that helped with the law's wording included child support advocates and business interests, and a lot of time was spent “discussing how we can improve child support enforcement without grinding commerce to a halt.more »

US, Libya Pursue Probes of Oil Giants
Wall Street JournalApril 8, 2012

The letter mentions oil transactions between NOC and international traders Vitol Group and Glencore International PLC as examples of documents it is seeking. Though the Libyan probe focuses mostly on the Gadhafi era, the letter indicates that the ...more »

Sports Law
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Anti-bully law could turn trolls into criminals
Digital Media WireApril 3, 2012

Even common taunting about sports between rival fans done online is frequently meant to offend or annoy, and is often done using salty and profane language.” UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh is another who is making his concerns known.more »

Criminal Defense
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Prosecutor in Florida teen shooting wants to do "right thing"
ReutersApril 4, 2012

Said Teresa Sopp, a veteran criminal defense lawyer who has battled Corey in court on numerous occasions: "Generally, it's arrest the guy with the gun and sort it out later. That's always been the way it works in Angela Corey's circuit.more »

President Obama Signs Into Law The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act
JD Supra (press release)April 9, 2012

3 WCSR 7212022v5  The conflict of interest rules generally applicable to the marketing of IPOs and communication between research analysts, investment banking personnel and management do not apply to EGCs.  Research reports relating to EGCs may be ...more »

Grandmother sues Walmart over age discrimination
myfoxny.comApril 2, 2012

It's blatant age discrimination." Two weeks before Christmas 2011, the 5'5" (165-centimeter) grandma was told to move 200 loads of merchandise alone, Leeds said. But Walmart spokesman Lorenzo Lopez said that Squatrito, a 17-year employee, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Brits to pay $3 bln to be spied upon on web, emails, texts
RTApril 3, 2012

British security agencies are pushing for a law, which would allow police to gain access to who you call, what sites you surf and how you play video games. The government wants details about text messages, phone calls, email, visited websites, ...more »

Environmental Law
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Windfall of cash could hit state treasury from global warming program
San Jose Mercury NewsApril 7, 2012

Business and taxpayer groups contend that the state has no right to auction off the permits. They argue that AB 32, the state's global-warming law signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, does not specifically authorize auctions and that permits ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Maldon district: Mad rush for postage stamps hits district
Maldon and Burnham StandardApril 19, 2012

Marie Parker, 43, of Wood Road, Heybridge, and her mother Ann Fosbrook, 63, who together own Fosbrooks Wills and Probate, have not been the only ones rushing to the district's post offices, leaving a number of branches temporarily out of stock.more »

Family Law
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Question to ask before hiring an attorney
Washington TimesApril 8, 2012

An example might be a simple Partnership Agreement for the formation of a small business. Without provisions in the Agreement about what happens if a Partner dies, you might have significant problems if that occurs. If you do not know to include a ...more »

Workers Compensation
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BestWeek: Changes Pressuring Excess Workers' Comp Line [Manufacturing Close - Up]
Insurance News Net (press release)April 1, 2012

Big changes lie ahead for the excess workers' compensation line, as the third-largest writer leaves the stand-alone market in the wake of rising medical costs and the possible impact of the Affordable Care Act, according to the latest issue of BestWeek ...more »


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