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Complicated development rule changes in Houston await vote
Houston ChronicleApril 1, 2012

By Chris Moran Washington Court, a group of detached family residences by Weekley Homes, is shown under construction on Friday in the Rice Military neighborhood. The city is looking to revise its Chapter 42 regulations on development.more »

Obamacare fight 'soon to be over'? LOL!
WND.comApril 1, 2012

“We will be crafting contingency plans and mapping out legal strategies to promote freedom and keep government power in check.” Officials with Liberty Counsel said based on the oral arguments, “there is good indication that a majority will rejected the ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Dornfried scores lag in bar survey
Durham Herald SunApril 28, 2012

... awarded for integrity and fairness, professionalism, communication and administrative skills. Dornfried's overall showing ranked well below that of his opponent in this fall's Durham election, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson.more »

Health Care Law
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Is health care law at the mercy of frivolity?
Pueblo ChieftainApril 29, 2012

If health care is not interstate commerce, I'm not sure what is. Listening to oral arguments and the formal announcement of the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), three thoughts continue to nag ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Horizon chief praises Jones Act
ifw-net.comApril 30, 2012

The Jones Act effectively bans non-US operators from the domestic market, and has been criticised as anti-competitive and protectionist. But Stephen Fraser says the law is “critical” to the future of the US economy. Fraser, who is also Horizon's ...more »

Immigration Law
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Civil Rights Groups File Briefs Opposing Anti-Immigrant Law
India WestApril 12, 2012

Immigrant rights activists staged a rally to protest Arizona's SB 1070 legislation. (Jerry Mead-Lucero photo) More than 100 civil rights organizations, members of Congress, and former immigration officials last month sent 22 amicus briefs to the US ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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S Korea March Industrial Output Down 3.1% On Month, +0.3% On Year
Wall Street JournalApril 30, 2012

GWACHEON, South Korea (Dow Jones)--South Korea's industrial output reversed two months of increases in March due partly to weak production of semiconductor and machinery, government data showed Monday. Industrial production fell a seasonally adjusted ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Students to propose mediation
Montreal GazetteApril 30, 2012

With the province's most hardline student association, CLASSE, outright rejecting the Liberal government's proposal to settle the tuition crisis, the only glimmer of hope for a resolution heading into Week 12 of the dispute is the possibility of ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Navigators Appoints Northeast Regional Vice President
MarketWatch (press release)April 30, 2012

Headquartered in New York, Navigators has offices in major insurance centers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation...more »

Animal Law
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Baa-d news as pet owner loses $150000 Supreme Court sheep battle
The AgeApril 30, 2012

But Justice Cameron Macaulay today ruled the council did have the power to make local laws concerning the keeping of animals. Lawyers for the City of Dandenong asked that costs be awarded against Mr Ho. But Justice Macaulay adjourned the matter to ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Is CISPA All About Intellectual Property?
Daily CallerApril 27, 2012

HR 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, safeguards US jobs by making it easier to identify and combat cyber threats, which steal over $200 billion in American intellectual property every year. In other words, the first worry that ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Union Carbide wins asbestos lawsuit on 2nd try
Lexington Herald LeaderApril 27, 2012

But it wasn't long before the Mississippi Supreme Court removed the Smith County judge, saying he did not disclose that his parents were involved in similar asbestos litigation. A new judge threw out the verdict and ordered another trial.more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Petrino, athletic officials pushed for affirmative action waiver to speed up ...
CNNApril 13, 2012

The documents show that Petrino sought a waiver to circumvent a university affirmative action policy requiring that the job be posted for at least 30 days before interviews could commence. Dorrell's first interview was scheduled even before the waiver ...more »

Bhoja plane crash
Pakistan ObserverApril 27, 2012

Islamabad—Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza on Thursday called for exposing those responsible for Bhoja air crash and to recommend steps for improving the system. Commenting during the technical discussion on taking up the air crash issue, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tenants try to block eviction under human rights laws
Property118April 12, 2012

Tenants are trying to exploit human rights laws to stop paying rent and block evictions, warns the Residential Landlords Association. The RLA is concerned that a case waiting to go before the Appeal Court will leave landlords unable to reclaim their ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bankruptcy's Silver Lining – Integrity Law Group Releases Vital Information ...
Seattle Post IntelligencerApril 30, 2012

Bankruptcy specialists, Integrity Law Group, offers incredible service for people who are considering filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Under the proper set of circumstances, filing can have positive consequences for the debtor, the lenders and the ...more »

Litigation
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Are Litigation Hold Letters Discoverable?
JD Supra (press release)April 30, 2012

... alleging similarly-situated employees of NVR were unlawfully denied overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. After almost eight years of litigation and dozens of discovery disputes, the Plaintiffs moved to compel ...more »

Business Law
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FTC hires outside attorney in Google antitrust case
MacworldApril 27, 2012

by Cameron Scott, IDG News Service The US Federal Trade Commission has hired an outside litigator to lead its antitrust investigation of Google, a possible sign that the FTC is preparing to file a lawsuit against the search and advertising giant.more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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What to expect if you are a disabled veteran
NorthFulton.comApril 25, 2012

If you are a military service member who was wounded and needs to apply for disability benefits, it's important to know that you will receive expedited processing. Our wounded warriors initiative is for military service members who become disabled ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Thailand: Internet Provider Faces Lese Majeste Conviction
Eurasia ReviewApril 24, 2012

She was charged under the Computer Crime Act as an internet service provider, or intermediary, for 10 alleged lese majeste statements posted by others on the Prachatai web-board between April and November 2008. If Chiranuch is found guilty, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Lerner and Rowe Opens Criminal Bankruptcy and Real Estate Law Group
PR Web (press release)April 30, 2012

Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, PC, recently opened a criminal defense and bankruptcy practice to complement their personal injury law firm. Lerner and Rowe Law Group is located at 2701 East Camelback Road, Suite #180, Phoenix, AZ 85255.more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Sandoval: Arizona immigration law not needed in Nevada
Carson NowApril 28, 2012

Brian Sandoval, who as a candidate angered Hispanics two years ago when he supported Arizona's tough immigration laws, repeated his stance that a similar law is unnecessary in Nevada, regardless of how the US Supreme Court rules in the Arizona case.more »

Professional Malpractice
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Diederich Healthcare Expands Online Reach and Renews Commitment to Providing ...
PR Web (press release)April 30, 2012

Diederich Healthcare, a division of Diederich Insurance Agency, LLC, has renewed their commitment to providing quality information about medical malpractice insurance to medical professionals. Diederich Healthcare...has renewed their commitment to ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Tareq Salahi Sued by Cuccinelli
HispanicBusiness.comApril 26, 2012

Cuccinelli's lawsuit, filed in Fauquier County Circuit Court, alleges Salahi violated the Virginia Consumer Protection Act for failing to conduct tours that were purchased, failing to provide refunds for canceled tours and claiming other companies as ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Non-Traded REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) Being Investigated by ...
PR Web (press release)April 27, 2012

Investors with large losses in non-traded REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) are encouraged to contact the securities law firm of Gilman Law LLP Toll Free at 888-252-0048 for a free consultation and case review. The securities law firm of Gilman Law...more »

Coventry Health Care Reports First Quarter Earnings
MarketWatch (press release)April 27, 2012

This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are defined as statements that are not historical facts and include ...more »

Sports Law
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Monday's Sports in Brief
SI.comApril 17, 2012

The seven-time Cy Young Award winner was back in court in the government's second attempt to prove that he misled a House committee at a landmark drugs-and-sports hearing in 2008. BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Youkilis' teammates came to his defense after Red ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Key witness in Edwards' trial Young grilled again by defense lawyer
Fox NewsApril 27, 2012

April 23, 2012: John Edwards arrives at federal court in Greensboro, NCAP GREENSBORO, NC – Defense lawyers attacked the credibility again Friday of the prosecution's key witness in the federal criminal trial of former Democratic presidential candidate ...more »

Audit: Ex-Ky. basketball star abused public office
KLAS-TVApril 30, 2012

(AP) -- Thousands of Nevadans have been ticketed for violating a new state law prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving. According to the Office of Traffic Safety, Las VegasMore>> Metro Police say a violent sexual predator and killer is in jail ...more »

Sioux City firefighter files age discrimination lawsuit
Sioux City JournalApril 25, 2012

SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City firefighter has filed a lawsuit against the City of Sioux City and its fire chief claiming he was not promoted because of his age. Brian Thiele said in the lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Sioux City, that Sioux City ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Eight Things to Check Before Tax Day
CNBC.comApril 13, 2012

Taxpayers get a little longer to file this year, thanks to a quirky federal law that turns the District of Columbia's Emancipation Day holiday into a nationwide tax extension. Here are some things to check or consider if you still have the good old ...more »

Environmental Law
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NV Energy ramping up green power
Las Vegas Review - JournalApril 26, 2012

It's the second straight year NV Energy met its entire portfolio standard after about a decade of falling short in Southern Nevada. Bobby Hollis, the utility's executive for renewable energy, said federal grants and tax credits helped.more »

Wills & Probate
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The Local Scene
Appleton Post CrescentApril 4, 2012

Volunteer lawyers, paralegals, and pre-law students from UW-Oshkosh will be available to offer help in the following case types: family law, small claims, domestic abuse/harassment injunctions, probate/wills or guardianships and property disputes.more »

Family Law
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Art and commerce can both be served
Canada.comApril 30, 2012

Writing for TV - especially mainstream, broadcast network series like Body of Proof, Family Law and the soon-to-end House - means serving two masters: art and commerce. And, yes, it can be done, Kaplow insists. Kaplow hopes to explain how, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Walmart Stirs Concern Over Workers' Compensation System
KUT NewsApril 9, 2012

by Becca Aaronson, The Texas Tribune When Walmart, one of Texas' largest private employers, dropped out of the state's workers' compensation system in March, it was a heavy blow to advocates of the system who have watched more large companies offer ...more »

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