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Cops sensitized to elders' woes
Times of IndiaApril 1, 2012

BANGALORE: Senior citizen Mandakini's son allegedly threatened her every day and would physically abuse her, forcing her to transfer her property to him. She called the Elders' Helpline, which in turn issued a notice to the son.more »

Homicide Detectives Investigate Death of 4-year-old
San Diego 6April 1, 2012

By Mike Wille SAN DIEGO - Homicide detectives were called in to investigate the death of a 4-year-old boy today in a Carmel Valley neighborhood, San Diego police said. The 36-year-old mother of the boy flagged down a patrol sergeant who was driving out ...more »

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Administrative Law
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GSA head resigns amid reports of lavish spending
WREX-TVApril 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? More>> By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior government official resigned Monday after a report ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health care law's backers think drug, youth policies will stand
Palm Beach PostApril 1, 2012

While few of these changes caught the justices' notice as they debated the constitutionality of the president's sweeping health care law last week, the high court may have already decided their fate. The court met in a secret session, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Report: Saints bounty players could face criminal charges
USA TODAYApril 2, 2012

There can't be legal liability anytime there is an injury. Otherwise, you can't have football." For more information about reprints & permissions, visit our FAQ's. To report corrections and clarifications, contact Standards Editor Brent Jones.more »

Immigration Law
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Romney slams Obama over immigration record
CBS NewsApril 3, 2012

Speaking at an oil distributorship, the former Massachusetts governor said the president "chooses to do nothing" about fixing America's immigration laws and noted that Obama had pledged to make the issue a priority during his 2008 campaign for the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Facebook promises to stop offensive ads: Criminal Investigation Bureau
Taipei TimesApril 13, 2012

He said the Industrial Development Bureau was drafting regulations to manage online game software in accordance with the newly revised Children and Youth Welfare Act (兒童及少年福利法). “Once the regulations are implemented, law-breaking online game ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Petrol prices hit 170p at some garages as strike mediation talks begin 4, 2012

Filling a 70-litre family car with petrol now costs £99 on average, while prices above 170p per litre at the most expensive garages would top £121 for the tank. Up to a third of UK forecourts ran low on petrol after ministers warned last week there ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Time will tell if new law fixes car insurance fraud
St. Augustine RecordApril 2, 2012

1, people injured in auto accidents will have 14 days to seek initial treatment — under current law there is no cut-off — and that first visit will carry more weight. Only people diagnosed with an “emergency medical condition” will be eligible for ...more »

Animal Law
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Equality in animal rights
UVU ReviewApril 2, 2012

The two-day symposium will explore relevant issues and current events about animals and their legal status. The panel of renowned speakers will include two of the nation's top animal law professors, Kathy Hessler and Pamela Frasch, both from the Center ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Manny Pokotilow Awarded Intellectual Property Service Award
Citybizlist (press release)April 6, 2012

The award is "In recognition of his commitment to the highest standard of excellence in Intellectual Property Law." The Award was announced at a PBI program for which Mr. Pokotilow served as the planner and speaker. Mr. Pokotilow's practice focuses on ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Camden rogue police cost New Jersey $340000 in damages
Philadelphia InquirerApril 2, 2012

Through their lawyers, all say they were victimized by dirty cops who planted evidence and falsely charged them. In most cases, authorities say, it is impossible to determine otherwise. The settlements and potential awards in the pending litigation put ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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LETTERS: Black tea party; Affirmative Action; Too many shenanigans; and more
Colorado Springs GazetteApril 1, 2012

March 18, my friend, Former Senator Ed Jones published a column in The Gazette: “Future of Affirmative Action could hinge on the Supreme Court”. Ed and I have been friends for a number of years, we have mutual respect for each other's opinion but we ...more »

Two die in plane crash north of Auckland 1, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Authorities have confirmed two people have died in a plane crash north of Auckland today. The fire service confirmed the plane crash was at South Head, about 90 kilometres north-west of Auckland, today. Reports that a plane had crashed ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Realty Company Cited for Violating Federal Law on Notice of Lead-based Paint ...
EP MagazineApril 2, 2012

Landlords must provide a lead hazard information pamphlet; provide a standard warning statement in the lease on the dangers of lead-based paint; and include disclosure and acknowledgment language in leases. According to EPA's complaint, Crespo Realty, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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World premiere of David Robbins' 'Scorched Earth' at Barksdale Theatre
Richmond Times DispatchApril 1, 2012

That's too bad: The vessel deserves some of the credit for the play, an adaptation of Robbins' 2002 novel of the same title. At least, that's the story the bestselling novelist tells as he sits, barefoot, dressed in jeans and a plaid shirt, ...more »

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Dwarka to Gurgaon in top gear when Expressway opens
Daily MailApril 1, 2012

The speed bumps are in the nature of litigation. More than 14km of the road passes through land that is free of litigation. The other four km sit on land under litigation in bits and pieces. 'Barely 26 acres are under litigation.more »

Business Law
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Block & Leviton Announces Filing of a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against ...
Sacramento BeeApril 2, 2012

By Block & Leviton LLP BOSTON, April 2, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Block & Leviton LLP (, a Boston-based law firm representing investors nationwide, announces that a securities class action lawsuit was filed against Swisher Hygiene Inc.more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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The Navy's case for green energy
The Virginian-PilotApril 2, 2012

The issue The military's fuel costs are massive. Where we stand Efficiency saves money and lives. The list of benefits from the US military's green energy initiative begins, simply, with this: It'll save lives. For every 50 convoys bringing fuel into ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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UK hacker accessed accounts for 20 months before bust
ComputerworldApril 5, 2012

The Metropolitan Police Service said 150 officers across different forces in its Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU) were involved in the operation. The PCeU had earlier announced the arrest of a 37-year-old man in Belvedere, Kent for computer misuse, ...more »

Personal Injury
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The Accident Victims Center Now Urges AV Rated Personal Injury Attorneys in ...
PR Web (press release)April 18, 2012

These types of catastrophes frequently involve multi million dollar verdicts, and we get the difference between an average personal injury attorney, or personal injury law firm, and the absolute cream of the crop AV rated trial lawyer, ...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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Mundelein ReviewApril 1, 2012

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard hired Jennifer Ashley as an associate to join the law firm's Chicago office. She will focus her practice on personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. Ms. Ashley received her law degree from Chicago-Kent ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Finance industry makes up nearly half of pro-Romney super PAC's donations
iWatch NewsApril 2, 2012

Romney, a former private equity executive, wants to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and has said he is opposed to doing away with a tax loophole that has helped make private equity and hedge fund managers enormously ...more »

Real Estate Law
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People and Places for April 2
Richmond Times DispatchApril 2, 2012

Frank J. DeGaetani Jr. has joined the Ballato Law Firm. His practice focuses on collections and creditors rights law, landlord tenant litigation, professional and municipal collections, business and commercial law, simple wills and estates, ...more »

Brian Dickerson: In Lansing, a mortgage bill tailored for one
Detroit Free PressApril 1, 2012

In Schostak's case, Richardville said, legislators had acted to resolve "legal confusion" that might discourage others from investing in Michigan real estate. "There was some uncertainty, it seemed like, in the court system," he explained.more »

Sports Law
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WSFAApril 1, 2012

AP National News Video More>> Supreme Court takes up key health care law issue: Can the gov't force you to carry insurance? By COLIN FLY and REBECCA YONKER Associated Press Police said Sunday that they are satisfied with their work to control the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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More records indicate that inmate was in jail when 1992 double murder occurred
Chicago TribuneApril 2, 2012

At issue is whether prosecutors failed to turn over key information to defense lawyers that would have helped the case of Daniel Taylor, whose defense at trial seemed ironclad: that he had been arrested on unrelated charges before the murders occurred ...more »

Block & Leviton Announces Filing of a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 2, 2012

BOSTON, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Block & Leviton LLP ( ), a Boston-based law firm representing investors nationwide, announces that a securities class action lawsuit was filed against Swisher Hygiene Inc. ("Swisher ...more »

Govt Responds to Report on Economic Potential of Senior Australians
Pro Bono AustraliaApril 17, 2012

The Government's response to the EPSA Report includes $10 million for new Jobs Bonuses to help tackle age discrimination and encourage businesses to employ older Australian who want to stay in the workforce. The Government says as well it will initiate ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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An even better bottle bill
Buffalo NewsApril 3, 2012

Bills by Grisanti, R-Buffalo, and Latimer, D-Rye, would provide a net increase in the amount of money added to the Environmental Protection Fund as a result of the Returnable Beverage Container Law, commonly known as the Bottle Bill.more »

Environmental Law
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The Cypress TimesApril 7, 2012

Most such failing businesses are in the green/renewable energy sector where, without welfare from the Feds, wouldn't even exist due to them having little or no product to market. In the case of the wind industry, the Federal government admits that the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' comp bill advances through Miss. House
SunHerald.comApril 5, 2012

The Mississippi House on Thursday advanced a bill to make changes that manufacturers and business groups are seeking in the workers' compensation system. Senate Bill 2576 passed the House 59-58 and returns to the Senate for more work.more »

Family Law
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Minn. family in fatal crash was on motocross trip
WBAYApril 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? More>> By MARGARET STAFFORD Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Minnesota family and some friends were taking a spring ...more »


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