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Grand jury finds inmate died of natural causes
Columbus TelegramApril 1, 2012

AP | Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2012 5:02 pm | (0) Comments A grand jury has found that an inmate found dead at the Nebraska Center for Woman in York died of natural causes. The York News Times (http://bit.ly/HDyEGO) reports that the grand jury...more »

Fai tries to implicate Indian, US officials
Times of IndiaApril 1, 2012

In a closing statement in the court Fai warned of a catastrophe in Kashmir if the world did not view the dispute as he and his patrons did. Fai's statement did not name the interlocutors involved pointing to his effort to sow mischief even as he faces ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Tulsa police captain on administrative duty pending hearing on protective order
KRMGApril 30, 2012

By Russell Mills A Tulsa police captain has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of a protective order hearing in Osage County District Court. Capt. Shawn King is the defendant in the case; court records show the plaintiff to be Keena ...more »

Health Care Law
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CMS: Health law has saved seniors $3.4 billion on prescription drugs
The Hill (blog)April 30, 2012

By Sam Baker - 04/30/12 10:04 AM ET Seniors have saved $3.4 billion on prescription drugs because of President Obama's healthcare law, the Medicare agency said Monday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said seniors saved an average ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Dog attacks highlight ignored pet laws
WBIR-TVApril 30, 2012

However, victim Selena Jones told 10News she was not trying to separate the dogs when she was bitten. Jones said one dog that was already separated ran directly towards her and intentionally bit her arm. Randolph said it does not matter what caused the ...more »

Immigration Law
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Supreme Court takes up Arizona immigration law
The Herald JournalApril 26, 2012

Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally.more »

Industrial Development Law
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Housing hearings planned Housing hearings planned
Boston.comApril 29, 2012

Medfield's options are few when it comes to a new 96-unit housing development proposed under the state's affordable housing law, officials say, because the town currently falls below state-mandated minimums for those kinds of residences.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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APNewsBreak: Myanmar oath dispute resolved
Sacramento BeeApril 30, 2012

AP YANGON, Myanmar -- Aung San Suu Kyi said she and other lawmakers in her opposition party will attend Myanmar's parliament on Wednesday for the first time and will take the oath of office though they still fiercely dispute its wording.more »

Insurance Litigation
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Trail Lawyers and Insurance Cos are True Beneficiaries of Medical System
Town HallApril 24, 2012

... President and the Director of Clinical Research at the MS Center of Atlanta and I have seen looming problems with the implementation of ObamaCare. Like all practicing physicians we know that it is time to get serious about medical liability reform.more »

Animal Law
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Pond may lose sanctuary status
Caymanian CompassApril 30, 2012

The Salt Water Pond on Cayman Brac could be stripped of its designation as the island's only animal sanctuary. A bill to amend the Animals Law, under which the pond is listed as an animal sanctuary, seeks to remove the protected area designation from ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Kilpatrick Townsend Adds Three Attorneys to the Firm's Internationally ...
Sacramento BeeApril 30, 2012

Mr. Kolassa, who was previously at King & Spalding, focuses his practice on intellectual property matters with an emphasis on patent litigation. Mr. Kolassa earned his JD, with honors, from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Five lawyers vying for district judge seat
Charlotte ObserverApril 27, 2012

Cam Scott has spent much of his legal career handling civil litigation, including property and contract disputes. “I believe in hard work, following the law as written, and uncompromising integrity,” Scott, 32, said. Scott said he brings unique ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Diversity Training Doesn't Work, But It Persists Anyway, Due to Compulsion
OpenMarket.orgApril 27, 2012

The training sent the message that criticisms of affirmative action by white male employees are something that the employer should “nip in the bud” through investigations. That was bad legal advice, since criticism of affirmative action is protected ...more »

Associates: move on up - TLT
The LawyerApril 30, 2012

A total of five lawyers will be made up tomorrow (1 May), while four were promoted at the end of the 2010-11 financial year. The previous two years saw just three promotions in total. TLT's Bristol headquarters have benefited most from the firm's ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Ex-Orange official is landlord to pot dispensary
OCRegisterApril 26, 2012

Other tenants say the dispensary also grows and processes the weed there and in an adjacent warehouse also owned by Rudat. When asked if marijuana is grown on the premises, Rudat said, “That's what a cooperative does.” He was quick to add, however, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Spanish lenders in talks over 'bad bank' plan
WQOW TV News 18April 30, 2012

The blind Chinese lawyer at the center of a diplomatic storm between Washington and Beijing is a taboo topic in each capital. Neither side wants the biggest human-rights issue between the two since Tiananmen Square to...More >> By The Associated Press ...more »

Litigation
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Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Awards “AV Preeminent” to Four Rosen Hagood ...
Houston ChronicleApril 25, 2012

Ariail graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and received her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2001. Andrew D. Gowdown practices in the areas of personal injury, ...more »

Business Law
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Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces That a Class Action Has Been ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 11, 2012

Specifically, the Complaint alleges that defendants misrepresented and/or failed to disclose that: (i) the Company was improperly recording income on loans covered under loss share agreements with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC"); ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Dishonorable Discharge: A WAFF 48 News Special Report
WAFFApril 27, 2012

By Liz Hurley - bio | email The VVA believes vets are being misdiagnosed instead of being diagnosed with PTSD to save the government benefits money. It's one of the invisible wounds of war: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It's been documented and ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Highland man arrested for possession of child porn
Mid-Hudson NewsApril 30, 2012

An investigation by the State Police Computer Crimes Unit and State Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force resulted in the execution of a search warrant at the home of James Pezzo. An analysis of his computers revealed he had several videos of ...more »

Personal Injury
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Bringhurst man succumbs to injuries
Carroll County CometApril 25, 2012

Bringhurst resident Samuel Aaron Hensley, 21, died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a personal injury accident April 11 that occurred east of Delphi on CR200N., west of CR450W. The driver of the 1995 Chevrolet Blazer, Zachary Pickett, 21, Flora, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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FBI right to look out for 'hotbeds of radicalism'
OneNewsNowApril 2, 2012

A constitutional law attorney says the FBI does not violate the First Amendment when it watches and tracks Muslims for the purpose of national security. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released reports revealing that the Federal Bureau of ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Lagos Vows to Dismiss Erring Teachers, Principals Aiding Exam Malpractice
AllAfrica.comApril 28, 2012

Oladunjoye stated that examination malpractice was a major cause of poor academic performance of pupils in the state. According to her, "Only yesterday, somebody in the system was found to have engaged in malpractice. And I said, he is out of the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Nova Scotia to regulate hidden cellphone fees
Globe and MailApril 27, 2012

Service Nova Scotia Minister John MacDonell said amendments to the province's Consumer Protection Act would cap cancellation fees to $50 and require telecommunications companies to provide minimum monthly costs of service in contracts and advertising.more »

Real Estate Law
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The John Marshall Law School Presents “Ethics and Professionalism in ...
Virtual-Strategy MagazineApril 23, 2012

The importance of responsibility in transactional practice is the focus of the 5th annual “Ethics and Professionalism in Transactional Practice” on May 2, 2012, at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Real estate law practitioners will address ...more »

From Biglaw to Boutique: Grammar Police
Above the LawApril 26, 2012

By Tom Wallerstein I was shocked to discover that “[a]ccording to the Lawyer Statistical Report, only 14% of attorneys are employed in large law firms of more than 100 lawyers. The large majority of attorneys (63%) and law firm employees work in small ...more »

Sports Law
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Clemens trial attorneys pitch with 5 days off
Tucson CitizenApril 27, 2012

Mark Conrad, Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies and expert in sports law, Fordham University: “The credibility of the witnesses and the quality of the physical evidence. The government has the harder burden in two ways.more »

Criminal Defense
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Newcomer versus perennial candidate in Democrats' DA race in Harris County
Houston ChronicleApril 29, 2012

A political newcomer with a famous family name, Houston attorney Zack Fertitta, 36, hopes to succeed Lykos - if, that is, he gets past a perennial candidate in the Democratic primary and if he bolsters his name recognition among Harris County voters.more »

In the end, Michael J. Ritacco was all business
Asbury Park PressApril 6, 2012

“This conduct strikes at the core of our trust in government and is intolerable, and today's plea is another affirmative step in federal law enforcement's efforts to ensure that the local government insurance brokerage business in the state of New ...more »

The rights of older people
Pakistan ObserverApril 21, 2012

Despite this fact, there are still not enough legal instruments to ensure that the rights of the old are adequately protected. Older men and women around the world face age discrimination and are denied their rights on a regular basis.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Condo act in need of an overhaul
Lawyers WeeklyApril 16, 2012

Indeed, Toronto has more condominiums under construction than any other city in North America. The growth has not been limited to the GTA: 1.3 million Ontarians now call home among 500000 condo units overseen by more than 7700 corporations.more »

Environmental Law
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Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues
The Associated PressApril 30, 2012

Proposes to remove carbon dioxide from list of pollutants controlled by Clean Air Act and amend clean water and air laws to ensure the cost of complying with regulations is balanced against environmental benefit. Says cap and trade would "rocket energy ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Local Attorney Supports National Health Care Decisions Day
Exec Digital (press release)April 30, 2012

OC Trusts Lawyer Darlynn Morgan and Morgan Law Group is a Southern California Probate Attorney / Estate Planning Lawyer / Wills & Living Trusts Law Firm Serving: Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego & all of Southern ...more »

Family Law
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Law to leave Bangladesh for academy role
Sydney Morning HeraldApril 16, 2012

DECORATED former Queensland batsman Stuart Law has shelved his immediate international coaching career to return to Australia in a key development role. Law yesterday announced he was quitting as head coach of Bangladesh for family reasons.more »

Workers Compensation
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It's a Bad Day at Work When a Meth Lab Explodes in Your Pants
WorkersCompensation.com (press release)April 30, 2012

Robert Wilson is President & CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, and "From Bob's Cluttered Desk" comes his (often incoherent) thoughts, ramblings, observations and rants - often on workers' comp or employment issues, but occasionally not.more »

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