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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 1/4
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 »

Latest homicide victim remembered as caring father
CTV.caApril 1, 2012

Chad's killing is Edmonton's third homicide of the year. Police say it's early in the investigation and they have no leads on suspects. They're appealing to the public for help. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 780-423-4567 or Crime ...more »

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Administrative Law
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State upholds Lee County mine ruling
The News-PressApril 1, 2012

The state has upheld an administrative law judge's decision, saying Lee County's Comprehensive Plan meets the standards to deny zoning for mining in a vast watershed and wildlife area. Cynthia R. Lorenzo, interim executive director of the Department of ...more »

Health Care Law
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Thousands of Ohioans already using new coverage under health care law ...
Plain DealerApril 1, 2012

1.2 million: Medicare-covered Ohioans who in 2011 received free preventive services, such as annual physicals, mammograms and colonoscopies, under changes in the health care law. 2137: Ohioans who in 2011 obtained insurance through a new pre-existing ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Ann Coulter & Van Jones Spar Over Constitutionality Of Health Care Insurance ...
MediaiteApril 1, 2012

by Josh Feldman | 4:35 pm, April 1st, 2012 Earlier today on ABC's This Week, the panel took on the Supreme Court's hearings last week over the Affordable Care Act and specifically the individual mandate. Van Jones predicted the law would be upheld, ...more »

Immigration Law
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US Supreme Court should overturn Arizona's anti-illegal-immigration law
The Seattle TimesApril 1, 2012

They conflict with federal laws and ought not become models for states grappling with illegal immigration. The federal government has exclusive authority over immigration enforcement. One can debate the efficacy of federal efforts but Arizona's 2010 ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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STEEL HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories Of The Day
Wall Street JournalApril 4, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones)--Brazil's new industrial stimulus measures are welcome but only go a "first step" toward boosting the mining industry's competitiveness, the country's mining institute Ibram said Tuesday. LIMA (Dow Jones)--Peru's government ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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It helps bring harmony among litigants, say mediators
The HinduApril 3, 2012

Mediation also tries to remove the element of heartburn. A short span of time within which a long-standing family dispute or divorce case can be resolved is another advantage. Having seen the awareness surrounding the concept of mediation grow during ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Cary sign lawsuit ready for court again
Cary NewsApril 1, 2012

The town's insurance will cover some further costs, but will not pay the bill for a First Amendment specialist, which may continue to rise. The possible impact of the case on town sign laws aren't clear, and the town's legal staff declined to speculate ...more »

Animal Law
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Hempstead Town Notebook: Lawsuit Against Town Over "Unanswered" Shelter Questions
Patch.comApril 1, 2012

By Matthew Hogan Two attorneys, who also happen to be avid animal rights advocates, have filed a lawsuit against the Town of Hempstead after the town board allegedly "refused" to answer questions about the animal shelter at multiple public meetings.more »

Intellectual Property
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Semiconductor (Silicon) Intellectual Property (IP) Market (2012 - 2017) Global ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)April 5, 2012

The Semiconductor Intellectual Property market is expanding robustly in size and prominence at a growth rate which is two times faster than the overall semiconductor market. As process technologies shrink further in the sub-nanometer level, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Law Technology News Goes Behind the Scenes With Graham Smith and William Bice ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 2, 2012

ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news, research and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. ALM's market-leading brands include The American Lawyer, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Race and Beyond: The Death of Affirmative Action
Campus ProgressApril 3, 2012

For all intents and purposes, affirmative action is dead. One could argue, as television pundit Juan Williams has, that affirmative action died three years ago with the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Ricci v. DeStefano, a ruling that affirmed white ...more »

Experimental plane crashes into Florida supermarket, injuring 5
New York Daily NewsApril 3, 2012

AP First responders from DeLand Fire Department, Volusia County Fire Services, EVAC and DeLand Police Department work the scene of a small plane crash at the Publix Supermarket on East International Speedway Boulevard, in DeLand, Fla.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Letter: Law Will Hurt Home Values, Ownership
Patch.comApril 3, 2012

Christine Dwyer of Morris Township sent us this letter, arguing the NJ Residential Forclosure Act is a big overreach, a "government boondoggle to stifle home ownership and erode property values in the already hard hit-housing market.more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Conn's, Inc. Reports Results for the Quarter Ended January 31, 2012
MarketWatch (press release)April 3, 2012

The impact of the change was to reflect the charges for repair service and credit insurance agreements related to credit account charge-offs in net charge-offs and the provision for bad debts. There was no effect on operating income or net income ...more »

Litigation
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How to avoid business litigation
Smart Business NetworkApril 2, 2012

Yet, business litigation is rarely about principle. After all, you are in business to make a profit. Often this is something business owners need to remind themselves of. Monte Mann, partner at Novack and Macey LLP, urges owners to think long and hard ...more »

Business Law
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Lessons From Dad: Tips for Running the Family Ad Agency
AdAge.com (blog)April 1, 2012

Our company is the oldest independent ad agency in Philadelphia. It was founded by my father, Berny, in 1964. Dad is an artist who painted his way into a college scholarship with masterly oil canvases. But he had three children and had to put food on ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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P-8A introduced at Roll-Out Ceremony
Florida Times-UnionApril 4, 2012

We've been a military friendly city for a long time and I believe military affairs are an important part of our community. The P-8 shows the benefits of private/public partnerships for the Navy in their development and acquisition process.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Local man charged in child porn case
The Daily News of NewburyportApril 4, 2012

The investigation into his conduct began on March 9, when Trooper Michael Murphy of the State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force located an Internet protocol address that was sharing files of suspected child pornography, according to ...more »

Personal Injury
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New York Auto Accident Lawyers from BBNRLaw Launch Online Legal Tips for Auto ...
Albany Times UnionApril 10, 2012

Brett J. Nomberg, from BBNRLaw launches New York Personal Injury Help Center with tips on their website for educating the consumer on their rights concerning auto accidents. This resource is provided free of cost on their New York Auto Accident help ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Dean: Individual mandate 'not really necessary'
Fox NewsApril 1, 2012

A central challenge in the case was over whether the requirement that Americans buy health insurance is constitutional. Further, the justices heard arguments on whether a ruling against the mandate should invalidate the health care law as a whole.more »

Professional Malpractice
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On the move
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderApril 17, 2012

As an executive recruiter, Horsted helps client companies identify, attract, evaluate and hire sales and relationship management professionals. Before R&P Group, he worked for US Sen. Tom Daschle's 2004 campaign, President Obama's 2008 campaign, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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'Wrong interpretation of the law by Consumer Forum'
Deccan HeraldApril 21, 2012

The Mysore District Consumer Forum recently dismissed (13-7-11 in Case No. 1070/2010) a complaint filed by a consumer. It appears to be based on a wrong interpretation of the Consumer Protection Act. The consumer had complained that her late husband ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Bengal tweaks law to bar private townships
LivemintApril 2, 2012

Kolkata: West Bengal on Monday barred private real estate developers from building townships and large housing complexes by modifying a 56-year-old land-ceiling law. Under the West Bengal Land Reforms Act, 1955, no entity is allowed to own more than 24 ...more »

UK Businesses Becoming More Optimistic
Wall Street JournalApril 1, 2012

UK gross domestic product contracted by 0.2% in the final three months of 2011, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Thursday said it expects the economy to contract in the first quarter, which would place the UK in a technical ...more »

Sports Law
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WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.BC-BBO--Indians-Rockies, BBO
WSFAApril 2, 2012

AP National News Video More>> Supreme Court takes up key health care law issue: Can the gov't force you to carry insurance? BC-BBO--Indians-Rockies,587 Festering feud: Jimenez drills Tulowitzki in elbow AP Photo AZMS104, AZMS101, AZMS106, AZMS105, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Examines Texas' Recently Enhanced Penalties ...
PR Web (press release)April 4, 2012

Houston criminal defense lawyer Matt Horak analyzes the passage of DWI-related House Bill 1199, which became effective in September 2011, and the impact it will have on drivers throughout Houston. The new DWI laws provide for increased penalties for ...more »

Did F. Lee Bailey Have A Fool For A Client ?
ForbesApril 3, 2012

I don't know that many tax litigators would have done a lot better with the mess that Mr. Bailey's difficult client dumped on him. It may well be that his actual foolishness might not have been so much in acting as his own lawyer as in the attempts he ...more »

Gov. Walker quietly signs several controversial bills into law
Dane101April 6, 2012

Scott Walker signed into law late last night. A repeal of the state's Equal Pay law, which allowed victim's of wage discrimination to collect damages of between $50000 and $300000, and a repeal of the Healthy Youth Act, which had provided requirements ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Government Support of Aveos is an Economic and Moral Issue!
MarketWatch (press release)April 3, 2012

From the time that Air Canada exited from creditor protection in 2004, Air Canada management proceeded systematically to dismantle the corporation, selling off assets and sucking over $4.5 billion out of the company, rewarding themselves handsomely, ...more »

Environmental Law
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A New Energy Third World in North America?
Huffington PostApril 2, 2012

Under such circumstances, concern over the safety of drinking water should be paramount, and federal legislation, especially the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, should theoretically give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the power to oversee ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Movers and Shakers: New operations manager for Southwold Pier
East Anglian Daily TimesApril 10, 2012

Miss Raynes will collect her STEP certificate from His Honour Judge Denzil Lush of the Court of Protection at an awards ceremony in Westminster in June. Birkett Long provides a wide range of legal and financial services including probate, wills, ...more »

Family Law
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Lesbian & Gay Immigrant Families File Suit Challenging Federal Defense of ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 2, 2012

Five lesbian and gay couples filed suit today in the Eastern District of New York, challenging Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents lesbian and gay American citizens from sponsoring their spouses for green cards.more »

Workers Compensation
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Town officials hail 'favorable' terms on arbitrated DPW pact
Ct PostApril 2, 2012

A significant contractual change to affect current public works personnel, annual pension payouts to retired public works employees will not exceed 65 percent of a worker's final-year compensation, state arbitrators decided. That new pension cap, ...more »

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