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Criminal offenders getting second chance through work program
Salt Lake TribuneApril 1, 2012

The 43-year-old Utah County woman was so discouraged about her prior criminal history she didn't want to fill out another application. "There was just a lot of apprehension," Murphy said, adding that when the form asked if she had been convicted of a ...more »

Critics of health care reform say state costs to rise
Inland Valley Daily BulletinApril 1, 2012

State health care reform legislation connected with the federal Affordable Care Act still could mean higher premium costs in California, despite the potential for the Supreme Court to strike down the federal law, critics charge.more »

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Administrative Law
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NYC restaurant inspections: A Staten Islander's first-hand account
SILive.comApril 1, 2012

If they chose to request an Administrative Hearing and re-inspection, the Administrative Law judge could see that the owners were already correcting the violations. I am grateful that I was given the opportunity to personally observe the inspections.more »

Health Care Law
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Obama says health care law is constitutional
Fox11online.comApril 3, 2012

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama weighed in Monday on last week's Supreme Court arguments about health care reform, saying he expected the justices to rule the act is constitutional. "In accordance with precedents out there, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Voters for Tuesday's elections will need photo identification
Salina JournalApril 2, 2012

By TIM UNRUH Based on responses from those voting in advance of Tuesday's election, Linda Bogart and Barb Jones are not concerned about negative reactions to the new voter identification law. "Everyone who has come in to advance vote so far has had ...more »

Immigration Law
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ABA Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Ariz. Law Requiring Immigration Checks of ...
ABA JournalApril 2, 2012

By Debra Cassens Weiss The ABA has filed an amicus brief urging the US Supreme Court to overturn part of a controversial Arizona law that requires immigration status checks for some people who are stopped or arrested. The ABA brief urges the court to ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Furchtgott-Roth: The dangers of regulating the wireless industry in the ...
FierceWirelessApril 24, 2012

The program will be co-hosted by three think tanks: the New America Foundation, Public Knowledge, and the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy and Law. Those interested in hearing one perspective on the future of the wireless industry may want to ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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More tests lie ahead for vacant Courthouse Square
Statesman JournalApril 3, 2012

The dispute with the insurance company will likely drag on into 2013. Court records show that the insurance company has been given until July to file an answer to the complaint. Deadlines for a “Joint Alternate Dispute Resolution Report” and a pretrial ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Managing More Class Action Litigation, Spending Less To Do It
Corporate CounselApril 18, 2012

By Catherine DunnContactAll Articles Could it be that in-house counsel are tapping into a Murphy's Law of sorts when it comes to class action litigation management? According to a report out from Carlton Fields, corporate law departments expect to see ...more »

Animal Law
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Emory University Hosts Animal Ethics Conference
Global AnimalApril 2, 2012

(ANIMAL WORKSHOP) Over the weekend, Emory University hosted an animal conference titled “An Uncomfortable Conversation: Human Use of Animals,” featuring lecturers from disciplines such as law, philosophy, and English. The two-day interdisciplinary ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Cooley Named 2012 Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year in the Western US Region
MarketWatch (press release)April 2, 2012

PALO ALTO, CA, Apr 02, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Cooley LLP was presented the 2012 "Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year" award in the western US regional category by Managing Intellectual Property, a leading international IP publication.more »

Asbestos Litigation
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EL city attorney steps down
MSU State NewsApril 2, 2012

As of April 1, McGinty now is serving as the chief assistant city attorney, while former Assistant City Attorney Tom Yeadon has stepped up to fill McGinty's role. The move was planned during the city's last contract signed with the law firm of both ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Court upholds California affirmative action ban
KTAR.comApril 2, 2012

By CHRISTINA HOAG AP LOS ANGELES (AP) - Affirmative action proponents took a hit Monday as a federal appeals court panel upheld California's ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities.more »

Breckenridge plane crash claims life of pilot
ReporterNews.comApril 4, 2012

By Rob Durham / Special to the Reporter-News A Breckenridge man has died following a plane crash in southern Stephens County. The identity of the man has been withheld pending notification of next of kin. The plane, a single-engine, single-passenger ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Merced Buses Begin Displaying Renters' Rights Placards
Beyond ChronApril 16, 2012

"We are looking forward to helping as many Merced tenants as possible learn about their rights and how to assert them." Many tenants do now know their rights. Under California law, tenants have the right to 24-hour written notice before the landlord...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Tribune Broadcasting says no DirecTV deal
BusinessWeekApril 2, 2012

In a statement late Saturday, Tribune Broadcasting said that without a deal in place, by federal law DirecTV cannot carry the signal of Tribune's local television stations after midnight, when the agreement expires. The affected markets include New ...more »

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IE Discovery's CEO, Chris May, to Lead Discussion on Legal Holds at ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 16, 2012

About IE Discovery, Inc. IE Discovery provides comprehensive litigation support and discovery management services to government agencies, corporate law departments and outside counsel who routinely manage complex, information-intensive litigation.more »

Business Law
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Former OJ Lawyer In Vegas Sues Florida Colleague
NPRApril 3, 2012

by AP LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas lawyer who represented OJ Simpson in the Nevada trial that led to the celebrity football star's conviction on armed robbery and kidnapping charges is suing Simpson's Florida-based lead attorney in the case, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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The GI Bill Is Back, Helping Thousands Of Veterans
WIBWApril 5, 2012

GI Bill students can combine their military benefits with other forms of financial aid, like scholarships and loans. Unlike the old bill, the new GI Bill can be applied to college or graduate studies, as well as technical schools, flight schools and ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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En Banc Ninth Circuit's Nosal Decision Restricts Computer Fraud And Abuse ...
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 18, 2012

The former colleagues were authorized to access the database, but the company's computer-use policy prohibited disclosing confidential information. The Government indicted Nosal for aiding and abetting his former colleagues' alleged crime of ...more »

Personal Injury
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Experienced Florida Accident and Personal Injury Website Launch: Gilman Law ... (press release)April 9, 2012

Gilman Law LLP is a leading Florida accident injury firm providing professional legal services to clients in areas such as personal injury, car accidents, truck accidents, brain injuries, wrongful death, and other serious injuries resulting from ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Obama's insurance requirement not the only mandate
San Jose Mercury NewsApril 1, 2012

During Supreme Courts arguments last week over the constitutionality of the health care law Justice Kennedy mused that Congress could have created a Medicare-style program for the uninsured, run exclusively by the government without the involvement of ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Medical ...
Virtual-Strategy MagazineApril 4, 2012

New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman comments on hospital negligence and medical malpractice after the New York Daily News (3/28/2012) reports on the accidental severing of an infant's finger by a hospital nurse. The New York medical ...more »

Consumer Protection
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How Huge Banks Threaten the Economy
Wall Street JournalApril 3, 2012

Mergers and acquisitions of yesterday are followed by divestitures and spin-offs of tomorrow. Investment banks, private equity firms and turnaround managers are among the specialists enabling corporate restructurings. Since 2008, a few of the largest ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Countries that spend the most on health care
msnbc.comApril 1, 2012

Breaking news and analysis of the economy, markets, autos, real estate and consumer issues. Check us out on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. The United States spends more than any other country but has the eighth-lowest life expectancy in the ...more »

James Bovard: The Wrong Way to Help the Disabled
Wall Street JournalApril 8, 2012

8, Patricia Shiu, director of the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), declared: "For nearly 40 years, the rules have said that contractors simply need to make a 'good faith' effort to recruit and hire people with ...more »

Sports Law
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Ferdinand Porsche, 911 sports car designer, dies
KCAUApril 5, 2012

AP National News Video More>> Moving day: 101-year-old Mich. woman evicted from foreclosed home gets it back 7 months later More>> Supreme Court takes up key health care law issue: Can the gov't force you to carry insurance? More>> By DAVID McHUGH AP ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Supreme Court declines Porco Appeal
WXXAApril 2, 2012

Defense Attorney Terry Kindlon, says it's not over 'til it's over. "A criminal defense lawyer cannot call herself a criminal defense lawyer if he or she gives up easily," Kindlon said. But District Attorney David Soares says Kindlon can file appeal ...more »

Odds favor IRS in Supreme Court tax cases: study
ReutersApril 5, 2012

The study said its findings "can be exploited by both government and corporate attorneys." BOOSTING ODDS OF WINNING The government's chances of prevailing in cases of alleged abuse increase when there are discrepancies between a corporation's internal ...more »

Man who lost job for turning 65 wins case
Peterborough Evening TelegraphApril 3, 2012

AN ENGINEER who won a landmark age discrimination case after his employers told him to retire on his 65th birthday has seen the verdict upheld by the Court of Appeal. Michael Bailey (68), from Swan Road, Whittlesey, had his employment with R&R Plant ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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How to clean the Hudson
Albany Times Union (blog)April 2, 2012

The most encouraging response comes from local government officials, for whom stopping pollution in blatant violation of the federal Clean Water Act would benefit the bottom line of strained municipal budgets. That is, if sewage system repairs are made ...more »

Environmental Law
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Lugar put on defensive on energy issues
USA TODAYApril 4, 2012

He drives a hybrid car and regularly honors Hoosier "energy patriots" who have taken steps to improve America's energy security.When Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis created a center to study renewable energy in 2007, they named the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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'Ask a Lawyer' Event to be Held in Isanti County Saturday
KSTP.comApril 6, 2012

More than a dozen attorneys, representing all the law firms in Isanti County and neighboring areas, will meet with anyone who has legal questions. The event runs from 9 am to noon April 7 at the Spirit River Community Center, 1320 County Road 5 NE in ...more »

Family Law
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Health Care Law Expands Support for Children and Families
MarketWatch (press release)April 3, 2012

These awards are part of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) created by the Affordable Care Act. The nearly $72 million in funding announced today will allow states to expand or establish their home visiting program ...more »

Workers Compensation
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InsurCard® Announces Their 'No-Cost' Way to Pay Providers
MarketWatch (press release)April 4, 2012

LANSDALE, Pa., Apr 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- InsurCard, the industry leader in prepaid card programs for Workers Compensation payments, recently announced the introduction of the InsurCard Virtual Card, their 'no-cost' program for insurers and TPAs ...more »


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