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South Pasadena crime report, April 1: Auto burglary at South Pasadena Racquet ...
Pasadena SunApril 1, 2012

Commercial burglary: Trader Joe's, 613 Mission St., 1:10 pm Los Angeles man, 44, arrested for stealing groceries after pursuit by store employee. Commercial burglary: Pavilions, 2113 Fair Oaks Ave., 2:50 pm South Pasadena man, 48, arrested for stealing ...more »

Little-known court ruling could lead to big-time mess
Nashua TelegraphApril 1, 2012

This dates to the Voting Rights Act that is still applied here as it relates to 10 small communities. On Friday, O'Brien instructed Attorney General Michael Delaney that he wanted to review the AG's submission to federal authorities before it goes out.more »

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Administrative Law
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Judges ban night flights at Frankfurt airport
Europe Online MagazineApril 4, 2012

The Federal Administrative Tribunal in Leipzig declared void a government exemption that would have allowed up to 17 take-offs or landings between of 11 pm and 5 am. Analysts said it was unlikely the state of Hesse, where Frankfurt is located, ...more »

Health Care Law
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In Healthcare Case, the Supreme Court Is Risking Its Legitimacy
U.S. News & World Report (blog)April 2, 2012

Disturbing my peace of mind: the arrogance of Antonin "Nino" Scalia and his four fellow "conservatives" (almost too good a name for what they are if they dismantle President Obama's healthcare law). Piquing my patience: the journalistic myopia leading ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Ben-Gal cheerleader Sarah Jones pleads not guilty
Cincinnati.comApril 2, 2012

“The families are friends,” said the Jones' attorney, Charles Lester Jr. He is representing Sarah Jones and Cheryl Jones until his law partner, radio personality Eric Jones, returns on April 24 from a 61-day suspension for the practice of law in ...more »

Immigration Law
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Undocumented immigrant seeks admission to Florida Bar
Sun-SentinelApril 15, 2012

... titled "The Consequences of my Criminal Childhood," although being in the country illegally is a civil infraction, not a crime). Immigration advocates have lobbied Congress to pass the Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Pharmaceutical waste management: Compliance with environmental regulations
ModernMedicineApril 21, 2012

RCRA, the first federal law to address the hazardous waste issue was enacted in 1976. (See further mention of RCRA below, “Pertinent waste regulations.”) It gives EPA authority to control hazardous waste from any source, from the “cradle-to-grave,” ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Fee-splitting case remains unsettled
Warren Tribune ChronicleApril 9, 2012

WARREN - An attorney for one of two lawyers locked in a fee-splitting dispute wants the 11th District Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision last month that sends the case into arbitration. In the meantime, attorney Michael Rossi also wants the ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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People on the Move for Tuesday, April 10, 2012
DesMoinesRegister.comApril 10, 2012

Michael Hake was hired by Krist Insurance Services as an insurance specialist in personal lines sales and service. Joseph Moser joined the litigation section of Grefe & Sidney as an associate attorney. Shane O'Malley has joined BDF Investments as a ...more »

Animal Law
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Rule meant to save exotic antelope will hurt species, ranchers say
San Antonio ExpressApril 2, 2012

Friends of Animals, a Connecticut-based animal rights organization adamantly opposed to hunting, has been fighting for more than two decades to have the three species listed on the national Endangered Species Act. In 2005, it succeeded.more »

Intellectual Property
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EPA Discusses Intellectual Property Rights
ag-IP-news AgencyApril 2, 2012

ABU DHABI - The Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) in collaboration with the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) organized a panel discussion titled "Intellectual Property Rights" on the sidelines of its participation at the Abu Dhabi ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Judge halts challenge to school district bond
Mountain View VoiceApril 3, 2012

According to Nelson, the district was trying to scare the public into supporting the measure by overstating the risk of asbestos and lead at district schools. 2) Respondents (District) have presented evidence countering the petitioner's (Steve ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Appeals Court Upholds California's Affirmative Action Ban
BETApril 4, 2012

By Danielle Wright A federal appeals court upheld California's Affirmative Action ban on the use of race, ethnicity and gender in public college and university admissions on Monday. The ruling marks the second time the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ...more »

Plane crash victim transferred to Moscow
IT Business NetApril 3, 2012

By GrabNetworks Russian emergency workers transfer passenger injured in Siberian plane crash to Moscow hospital. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). You have to love the new breed of marketeers, publicists. They have every web badge you can find in the ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Jordan- Tenants law has flaws, needs review
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkApril 1, 2012

(MENAFN - Jordan Times) Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh on Saturday said the government might revisit the controversial Landlords and Tenants Law, citing articles that "served just the opposite of what the legislators wanted".more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Friend of father in murder-suicide: 'I'm just stunned'
9NEWS.comApril 6, 2012

DENVER - As new details emerge about the murder-suicide involving a father and son, there are also new questions about why Damion Morine would commit such a crime. On Tuesday afternoon, 40-year-old Morine used a shotgun to kill his 7-year-old son Toby ...more »

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Digital billboard construction blocked in Franklin; litigation expected
MyCentralJersey.comApril 1, 2012

Two more will be filed soon, he said, estimating the cost to be $1 million in litigation costs for the township. “I'm sure in 1969, when Joe Pizzillo was persuading businesses in this state to come to Franklin Township, that's not the way he did ...more »

Business Law
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Alta. elections boss warns groups over third-party advertising laws
Regina Leader-PostApril 2, 2012

The rules, which demand third-party advertisers register with Elections Alberta, submit financial statements showing where their money comes from, and abide by contribution limits, came into force for the first time in this election period.more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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'Military friendly'? College lists aimed at veterans on GI Bill prompt concerns
Louisville Courier-JournalApril 1, 2012

Patty Murray, D-Wash.; US Marines Iraq war veteran Moses Maddox and Iraq war veteran Army 1st Lt. Paul Rieckhoff applaud during a news conference introducing the GI benefit watchdog. / AP Associated Press In press releases and ads, colleges love ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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IT Must Change Security Strategies to Keep Up With Cybercriminals
PCWorldApril 2, 2012

The ISF predicts anyone who is not already using the Internet to advance their cause will start doing so over the next two years, including customer affinity groups, community associations, terrorists, dictators, political parties, urban gangs and more ...more »

Personal Injury
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Accident Victims Center Urges AV Rated Personal Injury Lawyers in All Major ... (press release)April 25, 2012

The Accident Victim Center's goal is to make certain every innocent victim seriously injured in any type of catastrophic motor vehicle accident has access to the absolute best personal injury attorneys, or personal injury law firms in Texas.more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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No Democrat read the 2700 page Obamacare
Naples Daily News (blog)April 14, 2012

I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Leagle.comApril 6, 2012

After a thorough review of the record and law, we affirm in part and reverse in part. {¶ 2} Appellant filed a complaint against Tramer and his accounting firm on September 23, 2010, asserting claims of legal and professional malpractice, professional...more »

Consumer Protection
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Confusion on mandates, fees and conditions will have to be remedied
SA Commercial Prop NewsApril 2, 2012

By SA Commercial Prop News 12 minutes ago Confusion on estate agent mandates, fees and conditions will have to be remedied now that the consumer protection act is in force. Recent court cases, says Bill Rawson, Chairman of Rawson Properties, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Wisconsin law firms merge (Milwaukee)April 3, 2012

“Both Axley and Murn & Martin have the same core values of providing clients with quality and timely legal representation, great service, and reasonable prices.” Founded in 1995, Murn & Martin specializes in real estate and business law, municipal law, ...more »

Bitcoin, the financial traders' anarchic new toy
MSN MoneyApril 2, 2012

She said EU law required only euros to be accepted as legal tender, but this was superseded by German law that allows those involved in a contract to determine its content. So Bitcoin is at least not illegal there. The situation in the United States is ...more »

Sports Law
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KEYC - Mankato News, Weather, Sports -Ariz. bill against 'annoying' online to ...
KEYC TVApril 4, 2012

As written, if the bill becomes law, Horowitz said, speech done in satire, political debate or even sports trash talking could get people in unnecessary legal trouble. "Somebody who posts on their Facebook page and they happen to be an Arizona ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Florida defense attorneys fear backlash in self-defense cases
MiamiHerald.comApril 5, 2012

By DAVID OVALLE With the worldwide press, citizens and celebrities scrutinizing Florida's “Stand Your Ground” law after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, criminal defense lawyers statewide fear that the widespread publicity will hamper their ...more »

Auditor general audit cracks down on state agency in Scranton [The Times ...
Insurance News Net (press release)April 2, 2012

... which was nearly 230 percent higher than its original estimate -- and may have violated laws by outsourcing some of its work to a private firm, according to a recent special performance audit by the state Department of the Auditor General .more »

Age discrimination also affects young workers
Deutsche WelleApril 24, 2012

... homeland and origin, faith or religious or political convictions." Ten years ago, Germany still had no clear law forbidding discrimination on the basis of being too young or too old. That changed with passage of the General Equal Treatment Act...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Finance industry makes up nearly half of pro-Romney super PAC's donations
Huffington PostApril 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 »

Environmental Law
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Solar Firm BrightSource Tests IPO Waters
Wall Street JournalApril 11, 2012

By CASSANDRA SWEET California solar-power developer BrightSource Energy Inc. plans to go public this week, despite a tepid market for solar companies and an uncertain outlook for renewable-energy firms. BrightSource is building a 392-megawatt ...more »

Wills & Probate
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'Ask a Lawyer' Event to be Held in Isanti County Saturday
KSTP.comApril 6, 2012

More than a dozen attorneys, representing all the law firms in Isanti County and neighboring areas, will meet with anyone who has legal questions. The event runs from 9 am to noon April 7 at the Spirit River Community Center, 1320 County Road 5 NE in ...more »

Family Law
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Honor Flag delivered to Padron family
Austin NewsApril 10, 2012

A lot of them are very, very tiny and small and mean a lot to that family and they mean a lot to that law enforcement family so they have to be done and have to be done right," said Wilkison. One detail that has touched the Padron family was the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Division of Workers' Compensation Announces January 2012 Enforcement Actions
Insurance News Net (press release)April 1, 2012

Commissioner of Workers' Compensation Rod Bordelon recently announced final disciplinary actions taken by the Texas Department of Insurance , Division of Workers' Compensation (TDI-DWC) in January 2012 . The final actions include orders related to ...more »


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