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Five Tips For Selecting The Right Commercial Property Management Firm
PR Web (press release)April 1, 2012

Landlords have many choices when it comes to deciding which commercial property management firm to hire. The challenge is choosing the one company that will meet their objectives according to Capital Retail Group, a premier commercial real estate firm ...more »

Signs of Supreme Court activism worry Reagan administration lawyers
Los Angeles TimesApril 1, 2012

If so, it would be the first time since 1936 that the Supreme Court voided a major federal regulatory law. After the healthcare arguments, Fried was among those who worried aloud about the prospect of the Roberts court embarking on a new era of ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Attorney asks court to review Grekos case, reinstate medical license
Naples Daily NewsApril 30, 2012

An administrative law judge has OK'd the state amending its complaint and will reschedule from June to this fall a hearing on his license suspension. "We are pleased with the recent rulings by the administrative court judge and we are confident that ...more »

Health Care Law
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Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues
Fox NewsApril 30, 2012

Health care law requires contraceptives to be available for free for women enrolled in workplace health plans. Romney: Opposes abortion rights. Previously supported them. Says state law should guide abortion rights, and Roe v.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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High court's stance could spur immigration laws
Fox NewsApril 28, 2012

Emboldened by signals that the US Supreme Court may uphold parts of Arizona's immigration law, legislators and activists across the country say they are gearing up to push for similar get-tough measures in their states. "We're getting our national ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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New Idaho gas laws fuel election challenges
The Idaho StatesmanApril 28, 2012

Republican lawmakers in Payette and Washington counties stood together this winter to defend new state laws that shifted control over Idaho's budding natural gas industry from counties to state officials. Now, two of those lawmakers face strong ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Suu Kyi hopes for Myanmar crisis resolution
Aljazeera.comApril 26, 2012

Opposition leader reaffirms support for president and hopes parliamentary oath dispute will be resolved swiftly. Aung San Suu Kyi has reaffirmed her support for Myanmar's reformist president and says that she hopes for a swift resolution to a dispute...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Keeping employees covered
The LawyerApril 30, 2012

On 28 March the Supreme Court gave its much-anticipated judgment in the employer's liability (EL) policy 'trigger' litigation. In a majority decision the court reintroduced certainty in how certain types of EL insurance policies should respond to ...more »

Animal Law
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Egypt's Forgotten Animals
Global AnimalApril 30, 2012

The country has almost no laws that protect animals, both wild and domesticated, and they face every kind of abuse one can imagine. In many ways Egypt rivals China in its abhorrent treatment of animals. Egypt has a large number of strays, ...more »

Intellectual Property
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The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) will be giving priority to ...
Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information ServiceApril 30, 2012

The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) will be giving priority to legislative amendments during 2012/13, as it strives to improve its ability to protect the intellectual property rights of Jamaican creators, inventors and authors.more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Asbestos Bribe Results in Charges Against for Town Supervisor
CisionWire (press release)April 3, 2012

In addition to possible prison time, Morgan also must pay a $250000 fine. If you or a loved one has developed mesothelioma that can be linked to asbestos exposure, contact Sokolove Law today to learn more about pursuing a mesothelioma claim.more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Benefits eyed for domestic partners
Toledo BladeApril 27, 2012

... which would extend benefits to the domestic partners of city employees, provided they have certified their status with Toledo's Domestic Partner Registry. Both heterosexual and same-sex couples would be eligible for benefits under the proposed law.more »

Pilot dies in Anderson plane crash, authorities say
Greenville NewsApril 27, 2012

By Paul Alongi A pilot died this afternoon when his single-engine airplane crashed at Anderson Regional Airport, authorities said. Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said the pilot had flown from Hendersonville, NC, to the Anderson airport with a ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Province aims for faster co-op dispute resolutions
NorthernLife.caApril 17, 2012

Under the proposed legislation, co-ops would be able to apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board to resolve tenure disputes that are now covered by the Residential Tenancies Act. Co-op providers and residents would have most of the same protections and ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Siblings accused in crime spree sentenced in Colo.
KGWNApril 30, 2012

... siblings accused in a multistate crime spree that involved a daring bank robbery in Georgia were given prison time Monday on charges in Colorado, where they were captured after a nationwide manhunt. "Octomom" Nadya Suleman is filing for bankruptcy, ...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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Small Business Limps to Olympics as London Sets Ad Rules: Retail
BusinessWeekApril 27, 2012

Non-sponsors also can't refer to athletic images, mottos and logos, including the Olympic rings and mascots, said Adam Glass, a partner at UK law firm Davenport Lyons, who advises retailers on advertising around the Olympics.more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Kaplan University Announces New College Scholarship Program for Military Families
Classes2Careers NewsApril 25, 2012

There is no question that a college education is an expensive commitment that many military families cannot afford. Kaplan University continues to make an effort to provide scholarships, tuition benefits, and special services to military students and ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Thai webmaster may get 20 years for others' posts
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionApril 30, 2012

By THANYARAT DOKSONE AP BANGKOK — A webmaster accused of failing to act quickly enough to remove Internet posts deemed insulting to Thailand's royalty was to learn her fate Monday in a case highlighting computer-crime laws that rights groups have ...more »

Personal Injury
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Quik Trip files summary judgment motion in deaf woman's personal injury suit
Madison County RecordApril 26, 2012

Defendant Quik Trip on Wednesday filed a motion for summary judgment in a Madison County personal injury claim. Plaintiff Lois Nelson is suing for damages in excess of $50000 and other relief due to a broken leg she claims to have suffered when no one ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Planned Parenthood sues Texas over exclusion
The Associated PressApril 11, 2012

The groups, none of which provide abortions, contend in the federal lawsuit that a new state law banning organizations affiliated with abortion providers from participating in the Women's Health Program has nothing to do with providing medical care and ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Points Out Doctors Lie to Avoid Being Sued
Law Firm Newswire (press release)April 24, 2012

Mellino is a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer of the Mellino Law Firm LLC, in Ohio. While these revelations may come as a shock to a great number of people who trust their medical practitioners implicitly, they are not unexpected as doctors are ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Banks target vulnerable customers
Brisbane TimesApril 28, 2012

The National Consumer Credit Protection Act prevents banks from offering ''unsuitable'' credit to customers who cannot afford it. But banks are using advancing technology to profile and target customers with credit that will keep them in debt to the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Region's shale boom extended to law
Scranton Times-TribuneApril 29, 2012

Now, as companies continue to drill gas wells across the state, his primary focus is working with landowners across the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations with oil and gas leases and pipeline agreements. Since changing his practice in 2007 to oil and ...more »

Untested South Carolina Outpost Is Central to Boeing's Dreamliner Hopes
Wall Street JournalApril 29, 2012

The Dreamliner, with "Made with pride in South Carolina" emblazoned on its nose, was the first commercial jet built on the East Coast and the first assembled by a nonunion workforce. The 240-acre site here includes the first new jetliner assembly ...more »

Sports Law
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Federal judge stops Texas law on women's health
WRICApril 30, 2012

AP Sports News Video Entertainment News from AP Entertainment News from AP Books and bits united Monday as Microsoft provided an infusion of money to help Barnes & Noble compete with top electronic bookseller Amazon. In exchange, Microsoft gets a ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Trayvon Martin attorney: George Zimmerman misled court about money
ABC Action NewsApril 27, 2012

But criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos said Lester might not react benignly. "I know a lot of judges who would remand the guy back into custody immediately," he said. "If you've got more money stashed in an account and you could just pay the bond ...more »

Why would you need legal assistance? You might be surprised
Milwaukee Journal SentinelApril 10, 2012

You need legal advice during an IRS audit. * A car breaks down while under warranty, and you need help getting the manufacturer or dealer to honor the warranty. * You're adopting a child and need a lawyer to help you complete the necessary paperwork ...more »

LA LGBT Youth Advocates Coalition Celebrates FAIR Education Act
Patch.comApril 14, 2012

The FAIR Education Act requires California schools to integrate age-appropriate, factual information about social movements, current events, and the history of people with disabilities and LGBT people into existing social studies lessons which already ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Annaly CEO's $35 Million From REITs Dwarfs Dimon Pay: Mortgages
BusinessWeekApril 30, 2012

Holdings of government-backed mortgage securities by the lightly regulated firms have almost tripled to about $270 billion since 2009. Annaly, the 15-year-old New York-based REIT that more than doubled its assets over four years to enter 2011 with $110 ...more »

Environmental Law
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BP alternative energy division moves HQ to Houston
Houston Business JournalApril 27, 2012

What's perhaps of most interest to HBJ readers is that Landis, who is based in Washington, DC, confirmed that BP Alternative Energy is in the process of moving its headquarters from Chicago to Houston. We ... Deon covers energy and law for the Houston ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Coodes welcomes wills move
Business Cornwall MagazineApril 24, 2012

Currently, it is possible for anyone to set up a will-writing service without professional training, regulation or insurance. Yesterday, the Legal Services Board published a report in which it identified poor standards in will drafting, ...more »

Family Law
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Godwin Ronquillo PC Adds New Shareholder
PR.com (press release)April 27, 2012

Dallas, TX, April 27, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Godwin Ronquillo PC, the noted Texas litigation and appellate law firm, with offices in Dallas and Houston, is proud to announce the addition of new Shareholder, Keeli L. Rule. Ms. Rule has joined Godwin ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Outcry as axe hangs over WorkCover payouts
Sydney Morning HeraldApril 23, 2012

THE NSW government is considering cutting benefits under the workers compensation scheme by putting a cap on medical expenses payouts, removing coverage for injury claims relating to journeys to and from work and reducing weekly compensation payments.more »

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