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Executives reaped millions regardless of companies' results
HaaretzApril 1, 2012

And then there's Kaman Holdings, which handed out NIS 12 million to its executives even though it issued a going concern warning and is planning a debt settlement. The company, controlled by Yitzhak Tshuva's son-in-law Roni Elroy, issued a going ...more »

Punishing Prometheus: Part IV - Machine or Transformation, We Hardly Knew Thee…
Patently-OApril 1, 2012

What is it about patent law that makes the Court think we're not lawyers? Second, I ask you: what's wrong with making patent eligibility depend on our skill? The patent is a contract, a quid quo pro: disclose the invention and in exchange obtain the ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Muslim Brotherhood Candidate to Run in Egypt
BusinessWeekApril 1, 2012

“We have taken administrative, legal and judicial measures before the military judiciary and based on this, all convictions have been dropped,” Abdel Monem Abdel Maqsoud said in a phone interview in Cairo today. “All legal obstacles have been removed, ...more »

Health Care Law
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On health care law, swing vote an enigma
Sarasota Herald-TribuneApril 1, 2012

Engel, who clerked for Kennedy during the court's 2001-2002 term, considers Kennedy a mentor. But even Engel, who has done several interviews with national media on the subject, said he is not certain how his former boss will vote on the legislation's ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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The Voice Confirms Battle Advisors!
MTV UKApril 4, 2012

Tom Jones - who she has previously collaborated with on track Baby, It's Cold Outside - with his acts. Santaigo, who was once in a group with Will.I.Am called Atban Klann - which he left in 1995 before they became the Black Eyed Peas - will act as ...more »

Immigration Law
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Estimating the Costs of Restrictive Immigration Laws
Council on Foreign Relations (blog)April 2, 2012

Much has been written about the rise of restrictive immigration laws in states such as Arizona, Alabama, and Georgia, both by those for and against these measures. What is now emerging are initial assessments of the economic costs and benefits of these ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Clay, Randolph officials vent displeasure over tax diversion bill
Anniston StarApril 13, 2012

The bill would also seek to limit the hiring practices of the Randolph County Industrial Development Council, eliminating funds from the tobacco tax that currently pay for a full-time position. Several officials spoke out against the bill, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Dispute resolution amendments need to be reviewed
Business StandardApril 1, 2012

Therefore, it is proposed to amend the Income-tax Act to provide for an alternate dispute resolution mechanism which will facilitate expeditious resolution of disputes on a fast track basis.”The main advantage of DRP is that the Assessment Order passed ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Miss. settles beef plant case for $3.9 million
WSOC CharlotteApril 16, 2012

Hood said the state recovered $3965000 from an insurer for Georgia's Facility Group, which was hired to oversee construction of the plant. Of that amount, $65000 will go to an unpaid conveyor belt contractor, leaving $3.9 million for the state.more »

Animal Law
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Hollywood's long history of animal cruelty
SalonApril 2, 2012

The Hays Office, well known for prissy extremes such as insisting that marital bedrooms feature twin beds and that Betty Boop dress more modestly, also banned apparent animal cruelty. Films were submitted to the Office before release to get a ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual Property Awards Can Instill A Culture Of Innovation - Ismail Sabri
BernamaApril 3, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 (Bernama) -- The National Intellectual Property Awards can instill a culture of innovation among Malaysians, said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. He said the awards served to ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Fundraiser's Woes Hit Nevada Politics
Wall Street JournalApril 1, 2012

Now he is entangled in litigation that is roiling the political landscape in one of the nation's swing states. Mr. Whittemore, 55 years old, worked his way to the top of Nevada's political scene as a lobbyist and prodigious fundraiser over much of the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative action: Attempt to lift ban rejected
San Francisco ChronicleApril 3, 2012

A federal appeals court on Monday rejected an attempt to revive preferential admissions for minorities at the University of California and reaffirmed the legality of Proposition 209, the state's voter-approved ban on affirmative action.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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Monica Yant Kinney: Landlord of Philadelphia-area buildings in hot water over ...
Philadelphia InquirerApril 4, 2012

They are workers, students, and retirees, foreign professionals unfamiliar with tenant rights and lifelong renters threatened with eviction for exercising theirs. "I'm the town crier," boasts Laverne Tanner, who pays $1800 a month for a three-bedroom ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Calipari has shot at history
Winston-Salem JournalApril 2, 2012

"The problem was, he had a bad hip. So, you start talking like him, dressing like him. I developed a limp — and I didn't have a bad hip." The big hitch now: Outsiders interpret Calipari's success in molding one-and-done recruiting stars into ...more »

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The Perils of State Human Rights Litigation
Corporate CounselApril 2, 2012

An exquisitely-timed conference was held at UC Irvine School of Law on March 2, three days after US Supreme Court arguments in Kiobel, to assess the prospects of human rights litigation under state law. I began the conference with enthusiasm, ...more »

Business Law
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Robert Reich: Health care jujitsu
Lincoln Journal StarApril 1, 2012

The dilemma at the heart of the new law is that it continues to depend on private health insurers, who have to make a profit or at least pay all their costs, including marketing and advertising. Yet the only way private insurers can afford to cover ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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SPLC condemns House Republicans' intervention in disabled veteran's case
San Diego Gay & Lesbian NewsApril 3, 2012

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Monday condemned efforts by House Republicans to prevent a decorated 12-year US Army veteran and other married gay and lesbian veterans from receiving the same disability benefits provided to their married ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Internet Thieves Piggyback on Legitimate Users
CNBC.comApril 9, 2012

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski called "IP hijacking" of large amounts of Web traffic one of the top three biggest cybersecurity threats facing the Internet. The others are "botnets," a computer network designed to launch ...more »

Personal Injury
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Leagle.comApril 9, 2012

After he was injured during a car accident, plaintiff Albert M. Kun and the registered owner of the car he was driving, Melinda Barany (collectively, plaintiffs), sued Hilary Brook Andron, the driver of the other car, for personal injury and property ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Those Unelected People
Freeport Journal-Standard (blog)April 3, 2012

By Larry Bucaria Barack Obama must have received his great knowledge on constitutional law from the University of Moscow. Sensing a torpoeding of his stupid Health Care bill he blatantly attacks a decision which for all intents and purposes has not yet ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Arizona “Pregnant Before Sex” Law Not The Worst Law
Lez Get RealApril 13, 2012

Arizona's new anti-abortion law has also been characterized as the “egg drop bill” but I would rather not associate it with Chinese soup, thank you very much. I would never be able to face the buffet table again or follow the directions for making ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Confusion on mandates, fees and conditions will have to be remedied
SA Commercial Prop NewsApril 2, 2012

By SA Commercial Prop News 12 minutes ago Confusion on estate agent mandates, fees and conditions will have to be remedied now that the consumer protection act is in force. Recent court cases, says Bill Rawson, Chairman of Rawson Properties, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Business briefs & newsmakers
The News-PressApril 3, 2012

The class will have two guest speakers: Jim Kerr, a local estate attorney, will talk about the current issues in the federal estate tax law and also touch on estate planning, particularly within the state of Florida. Also speaking will be Joe Pankus, ...more »

Legal View : 'I want to go when visa expires'
Khaleej TimesApril 2, 2012

It depends upon the nature of your employment contract. If your contract is for an unlimited period, as per Article 117 of the UAE Labour Law, after the completion of two years with the current employer, you can terminate it at any time with a 30 days ...more »

Sports Law
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Sports, art, streetlights: A new life in Mogadishu
WGMEApril 3, 2012

In 1776, George Washington received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard College. In 1860, the legendary Pony Express began carrying mail between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif. (The delivery system lasted only 18 months before giving ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Defense attorney: Criminal charges against Zisa product of politically ...
NorthJersey.comApril 4, 2012

BY STEPHANIE AKIN HACKENSACK — Criminal charges against suspended Hackensack Police Chief Charles Ken Zisa were the product of a politically motivated “witch hunt,” lead by the chief law enforcement officer in the county, defense attorney Patricia ...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 »

EEOC final rule clarifies age discrimination in Employment Act defense
Lexology (registration)April 3, 2012

On March 29, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a final rule amending the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) regulations in the wake of the United States Supreme Court's decisions in Smith v.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Environment New Jersey report: 'New Jersey's waterways the 12th worst in the ...
Gloucester County Times - NJ.comApril 4, 2012

According to Megan Fitzpatrick, clean water associate with Environment New Jersey, the report does not zero in on whether facilities like DuPont were breaking the law or exceeding any permit levels. “But if industrial facilities are dumping 8.5 million ...more »

Environmental Law
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Alabama Basic Business Taxes 2012 | Alternative and Renewable Energy Act of ...
Area Development OnlineApril 3, 2012

Among other measures, the act provides tax credits and abatements for various energy-related expenditures. A 4 percent sales tax is based on gross retail sales and gross proceeds derived by lessors for leases or rentals. A 4 percent use tax is levied ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Five documents of estate planning detailed
Agri-ViewApril 6, 2012

They're durable power of attorney for financial matters, power of attorney for health care, marital property agreement (for married Wisconsin residents), a will and a revocable trust, according to Dan Rupar, an attorney who specializes in farm ...more »

Family Law
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Zimmerman attorney no stranger to high-profile cases, TV cameras
CNNApril 12, 2012

But he's also not a media hog," said CNN legal analyst Mark NeJame who has gone up against O'Mara in the courtroom. "He's going to go out and say and do what's appropriate on behalf of his client." O'Mara is expected to make his first court appearance ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Leagle.comApril 2, 2012

Michael DeWine, Attorney General of Ohio, and Jose E. Martinez, Assistant Attorney General, for Defendant-Appellee Administrator, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. {¶1} Plaintiff-appellant Robert Bell appeals from the judgment of the Hamilton ...more »


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