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Ammunition business leads the way for Alliant
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 1, 2012

In addition to civilians, the sporting group also markets ammunition and accessories to security companies and law enforcement agencies, which have increased their spending since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Alliant recently won renewal of a contract to ...more »

Supreme Court of the United States
Law.comApril 1, 2012

...Louis - School of Law) has...on the Supreme Courtâ s...the Supreme Court decided establish state court the United States to... by Justice Paul G. Feinman | 03/30/2012 The Matter of Birney v.more »

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Administrative Law
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Judge Finds AFL Web Printing Guilty of Breaking the Law, Illegally Firing ...
ReadMedia (press release)April 2, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (04/02/2012)(readMedia)-- An administrative law judge of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled on March 27th, 2012 that AFL Web Printing had violated the National Labor Relations Act by illegally firing six workers for attempting ...more »

Health Care Law
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GOP wrong on health law cost, but maybe not misleading
Bend BulletinApril 1, 2012

(The CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation also calculated that the law would slightly reduce the deficit in its first 10 years, because of new taxes and spending cuts that begin to bite in 2013.) Brian Walsh, communications director for the NRSC, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Guam - International Group President Pete Sgro has been elected Chairman of ...
Pacific News CenterApril 1, 2012

Seeking an exemption from the Jones Act to make the price of nearly everything on the island cheaper; 3. Developing the captive insurance industry to get more Asian capital to the island; 4. Pursuing easier ways for Chinese tourists to get to Guam ...more »

Immigration Law
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Hearing set in challenge to AZ immigration law
KPHO PhoenixApril 8, 2012

The judge presiding over lawsuits challenging Arizona's immigration enforcement law has set a hearing to consider a request by the law's opponents to grant class-action status in their lawsuit that seeks to declare the law unconstitutional.more »

Industrial Development Law
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Pitt board OKs policy changes
Greenville Daily ReflectorApril 3, 2012

Individuals being considered for appointment to the county ABC Board, the Industrial Development Commission or Vidant Medical Center's Board of Trustees must answer a questionnaire along with filling out the existing application for service.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Boies Hire, Verrilli Ad, Justice Tax Chief: Business of Law
BloombergApril 2, 2012

Dewey has had 38 partners leave since the start of the year, according an article in The American Lawyer magazine. The New York-based law firm lost 12 insurance and regulatory lawyers to Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (1179L) on March 17.more »

Insurance Litigation
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Flagstone Re Enters Definitive Agreement with BF&M Limited for the Sale of ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 2, 2012

... Company may from time to time make, written or oral “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the US federal securities laws, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.more »

Animal Law
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Police arrest 3 in connection to animal cruelty investigation
WNYTApril 2, 2012

HALFMOON - The New York State Police in Brunswick arrested three people on Saturday in connection to a month-long animal cruelty investigation. The New York State Police executed a search warrant due to possible animal cruelty for a mobile home in ...more »

Intellectual Property
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TAGITRAINING and Arab Scout Region Organize a Workshop on Creative Logo Design ...
ag-IP-news AgencyApril 9, 2012

CAIRO - Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Professional Training Group "TAGITRAINING" Cairo office in cooperation with the Arab Scout Region (Graphic and Media Center) organized a workshop on creative logo design and Intellectual Property aimed at giving participants ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Understanding the coming changes to Florida's car insurance laws
Tampabay.comApril 1, 2012

The measure (HB 119) includes a requirement that insurance companies reduce personal injury protection premiums at least 10 percent by Oct. 1 and 25 percent by 2014. Insurers can ask the state to be exempt from the rate cuts, as long as they provide ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Court upholds California affirmative action ban
Albany Times UnionApril 3, 2012

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 »

Drones gain popularity among US hobbyists, government agencies
Fox NewsApril 1, 2012

"Our concern is with all of the drones," said Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Small aircraft are hard to see, and large drones can fly high enough to stay out of sight, she said.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Wigan landlord sentenced over gas safety risk
Place North WestApril 13, 2012

A Wigan landlord has been prosecuted for putting the life of a tenant at risk by falsifying a gas safety document. The Health & Safety Executive took legal action against Terence McBride after it discovered he had changed the dates on the record for an ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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How bad debt history can cost you a new job
Business Daily AfricaApril 1, 2012

Each time you apply for a credit facility from a commercial bank, the bank will first search the credit reference bureau database to ascertain your credit history. Photo/FILE By ISAIAH OPIYO (email the author) A fortnight ago, Franklin (not his real ...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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Solano County DA reaches deal with chiropractor
TheReporter.comApril 1, 2012

The lawsuit stated Altadonna engaged in false and misleading advertising and unfair business practices related to the marketing of the DRX-9000, a spinal traction device. According to the district attorney's office, Altadonna received commissions from ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Art auction benefits Rotary
Scranton Times-TribuneApril 1, 2012

Navy Cmdr. Michelle D. Morse, whose husband, John, is the son of Linda L. Phillips of Clarks Summit, is with fellow sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. They hosted a material, maintenance and management assist (3MA) team, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Mindset 'key' to hacking prevention
News24April 2, 2012

(Duncan Alfreds, News24) Data trails do tell tales - True crime. Now R434.95 Cape Town - The mindset of platform users is critical to their vulnerability to internet hacking and cybercrime, a security company has said. "If we're talking about Linux ...more »

Personal Injury
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US News Best Law Firm, Simonson Hess Leibowitz & Goodman, PC, Chooses Trighton ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)April 1, 2012

Simonson Hess Leibowitz & Goodman, PC, a New York and New Jersey based medical malpractice and personal injury law firm named one of the "Best Law Firms" in Medical Malpractice Law in the 2011-12 US News Law Firm rankings, has chosen Trighton ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Constitutional Babble
First Things (blog)April 2, 2012

The original Star Trek series, with William Shatner as Captain Kirk, would not be the first place one would look for a treatise on Constitutional law. But one episode has an interesting lesson for the Supreme Court to consider as it rules on the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Medics blacklisted for inefficient care
The NationalApril 10, 2012

Violations that result in licences being revoked - sometimes only temporarily - included working as a medical professional without a Haad licence, withholding details about malpractice suits in other countries, facilities that do not have the required ...more »

Consumer Protection
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San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyers Invite Those Waiting for Tax Rebate Checks to ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)April 7, 2012

The researchers pointed to the passage of the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) as the line of demarcation between the larger rise in the number of people filing for bankruptcy protection in the later years of the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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New law protecting real estate investors' assets faces constitutional challenge
Crain's Detroit BusinessApril 3, 2012

By Daniel Duggan The constitutionality of a law passed last week to protect the personal assets of investors with a specific type of loan will be challenged as early as this week. At issue will be the retroactive nature of the new law, which changes ...more »

Re-Sizing Small Businesses
Wall Street JournalApril 4, 2012

"We've lost work to larger firms and like any small business, small architectural firms need a boost these days," says Mr. Davidson, whose 15-year-old firm receives up to 70 federal contracts every year, mostly for renovations to US Postal Service ...more »

Sports Law
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Gov. Scott Walker signs health safety law for youths in sports
Green Bay Press GazetteApril 3, 2012

Scott Walker signed into law Monday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. "This is about safe sports in Wisconsin," Walker said, adding the measure had bipartisan support. He praised the Green Bay Packers and the National Football League for supporting the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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High-octane personality creates memorable law career
The Seattle TimesApril 8, 2012

Browne says he does not enjoy the business side of being a lawyer — and court records reflect the occasional challenges of getting paid. Once, representing an alleged drug dealer, Browne's firm received as payment a 1961 Rolls-Royce.more »

ACLU to Escondido: outside tow audit needed
U-T San DiegoApril 3, 2012

Keenan and ACLU Legal Director David Loy, speaking at a news conference held in the organization's downtown San Diego office, said the results of an internal audit conducted by the city and released last week, were inadequate and raised more questions ...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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US companies using debt to cover pension shortfalls
ReutersApril 5, 2012

One reason for deferring was the hope that the government will amend the Pension Protection Act of 2006 to allow for lower pension contributions beginning in 2012. The US Senate has approved the bill to amend the law in mid-March, and it is currently ...more »

Environmental Law
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Energy bill vote angers Governor
WLBZ-TVApril 2, 2012

The Governor wants to change a twelve-year old law that regulates the purchase of renewable electricity in Maine. That law says that to qualify under Maine's Renewable Energy Portfolio standards, the power must come from sources smaller than 100 ...more »

Wills & Probate
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7 Major Errors In Estate Planning
ForbesApril 25, 2012

In a sense, everyone does have an estate plan; state law makes this point a certainty. It simply may not be the plan that you had in mind, or that your family would have preferred. Not having a will means that at your death the distribution of your ...more »

Family Law
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NTSB looking into Kan. RV crash that killed 5
Dodge City Daily GlobeApril 4, 2012

By Anonymous AP The National Transportation Safety Board will review details of a motor home crash that killed five family members, including looking into laws that allowed a 17-year-old to drive the 57000-pound vehicle, an NTSB spokesman said Tuesday.more »

Workers Compensation
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Ex- maintenance worker sues PSS over lack of compensation for finger injuries
Saipan TribuneApril 1, 2012

By Ferdie de la Torre A former maintenance worker at Koblerville Elementary School for 26 years has sued the Public School System and the CNMI government for lack of compensation coverage over the injuries that he suffered in his finger.more »


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