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IG: Strengthen mechanism to beat domestic violence
Times of IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

INDORE: A workshop on Domestic Violence Act was organized here on Saturday. Inaugurating the event, inspector general (IG) of Indore range Anuradha Shankar emphasised the need to strengthen various mechanisms to overcome domestic violence, ...more »

Money-laundering ring called 'one of most brazen'
The Virginian-PilotJanuary 1, 2012

Recently unsealed court records, a lengthy indictment, and interviews with key players provide a rare window into an audacious four-year swindle prosecutors have called "one of the most brazen" in federal contracting history. The crime went undetected ...more »

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Administrative Law
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2012 could be busy year for Internet technology law and policy in Canada
Toronto StarJanuary 1, 2012

After the earlier trial balloon of opening up the market to companies with less than 10 per cent market share generated a tepid response, the government jumps in with both feet by announcing plans to remove foreign investment limits for telecom ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health care cloudy in New Year
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleJanuary 3, 2012

Gross said Monro is looking at higher costs if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010 is fully implemented. But much of 2012 may pass before employers know if that's what will happen. The centerpieces of the law are a ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Russian ship closer to getting needed fuel to iced-in Nome
Alaskajournal.comJanuary 5, 2012

AP Photo/Jim Paulin The Department of Homeland Security has waived the Jones Act for the Russian ice-class tanker Renda, bringing it that much closer to getting much-needed fuel to the city of Nome. The Renda was chartered by Vitus Marine to carry fuel ...more »

Immigration Law
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Future of Anti-Immigrant State Laws on the Line for 2012
New America MediaJanuary 1, 2012

But one by one, the key provisions of each of these laws – like the Arizona law that inspired them – have been blocked by federal judges. Now the US Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to the temporary stay of her ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Elimination of redevelopment imperils ongoing projects, stops future ...
San Gabriel Valley TribuneJanuary 1, 2012

But now at risk are the sale of the closed Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility in Whittier, the completion of an eight-unit affordable housing complex in Alhambra, the sale of a 14-acre parcel of land to the Gold Line Construction Authority in ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Carolyn Davis takes lessons from federal career into new one
FederalNewsRadio.comJanuary 3, 2012

Post-retirement plans: I've established my own employment consulting business consisting of alternative dispute resolution and equal employment opportunity services. The focus will primarily be on ADR (alternative dispute resolution) because it makes ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Sinkholes become Florida's latest insurance disaster
Tampabay.comJanuary 1, 2012

Citizens has contributed to its losses by opting in some cases to handle the sinkhole repairs itself. Homeowners complain that contractors hired by Citizens do shoddy work, leading to lawsuits and settlements that can run into six figures. ...more »

Animal Law
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Saudi firm buys dairy farm land in Argentina as anger grows from activists ...
Bikya MasrJanuary 2, 2012

LOS ANGELES: Animal rights activists and local farmers are fomenting over a recent purchase of approximately 30000 acres of farmland by a Saudi Arabian dairy company. The sale of Argentina's farm operator Fondomonte for some $83 million by Saudi's ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Wind energy dispute may test US-China IP resolve
ReutersJanuary 9, 2012

By Nichola Groom | LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A little-known dispute between a US renewable energy company and its Chinese customer over the theft of trade secrets could prove to be a significant test of China's intellectual property laws, and the success ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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TORONTO LAWYER REPRIMANDED FOR SEXUALLY HARASSING PROSPECTIVE CLIENT
Law TimesJanuary 3, 2012

The Law Society of Upper Canada has reprimanded Toronto private practitioner Steven Sinukoff for professional misconduct stemming from allegations of sexual harassment. According to the LSUC, Sinukoff sexually harassed HR, a prospective client in ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative Action Perpetuates a Colorized America
Daily NexusJanuary 11, 2012

By Opinion Editor and Alex Gushner Few government policies are more counterproductive than affirmative action. Its origins trace back to the presidential terms of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, both of whom sought to curb discrimination and ...more »

Fuel subsidy removal: Panic in aviation sector
Nigerian TribuneJanuary 3, 2012

an air of uncertainty, on Monday, enveloped the country's aviation industry following the sudden removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government with many passengers worried that air fares may be jacked up to between N40, 000 and N55, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Berwick manager: Defending landlord law is worth the cost
Danville NewsJanuary 5, 2012

“But what you can do is make sure the landlord knows that if a tenant is convicted twice he will be thrown out of the unit. If he doesn't leave, we will shut down that unit until he does.” If the same person is arrested again, the landlord must evict ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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America's Abusive Debt Collectors
NewsweekJanuary 2, 2012

Meet the debt collectors going to scary lengths to collect. We all know the drill. Threatening letters that arrive in the mail, a phone that constantly rings. But Alexis Moore needed a job, and needed one fast “if I didn't want to end up living on the ...more »

Litigation
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IN RE ACTIMMUNE MARKETING LITIGATION
Leagle.comJanuary 2, 2012

DEBORAH JANE JARRETT; NANCY ISENHOWER; JEFFREY H. FRANKEL; ZURICH AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY; LINDA K. RYBKOSKI, Plaintiffs, and INTERMUNE INC.; W. SCOTT HARKONEN; GENENTECH INC., Defendants-Appellees, and DEBORAH JANE JARRETT; NANCY ISENHOWER; ...more »

Business Law
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Potential Danger in Hyperlocal Social Ads
Street FightJanuary 3, 2012

Brian Dengler is an attorney with Vorys Legal Counsel and journalist who covers legal issues in eMedia. He is a former vice-president of AOL, Inc., a former newspaperman, and an EMMY-winning TV journalist. He teaches new media issues as an adjunct at ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Interview with United States Army Wounded Warrior Daniel Prigge
Examiner.comJanuary 1, 2012

If you are still active duty – what are the benefits the Army provided and continues to provide? I am active duty and the Army provides alot of benefits. There are such things like the AW2 (Army Wounded Warrior Program) who help with anything you need ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Man to Plead Guilty to Child Porn Charges
Twin Falls Times-NewsJanuary 4, 2012

The police report reveals the investigation into Freeman began nearly 18 months before his arrest when the state attorney general's office received a tip through its Internet Crime Against Children Task Force. Police interviewed Freeman in March and ...more »

Personal Injury
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New Jersey Personal Injury Firm Gives Back By Participating in Adopt-A-Family ...
PR Web (press release)January 4, 2012

Employees at the New Jersey personal injury law firm, Console & Hollawell are diligent supporters of the Women's Opportunity Center at the YMCA of Burlington County. Giving back to the community is something the firm prides themselves on, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Libyans Debate Draft Election Law
Wall Street JournalJanuary 2, 2012

"That criteria could be used against three-quarters of the country," said Massaoud El Kanuni, a Libyan lawyer specializing in constitutional law. "How are we going to follow a path of national reconciliation if so many people are excluded from [the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Costs Versus Quality In Electronic Discovery Document Reviews
JD Supra (press release)January 5, 2012

Similarly, big law as a whole is not taking the lead on providing true solutions and quality services to clients in the area of e-discovery. McDermott, Will and Emery is facing a widely publicized legal malpractice case for e-discovery failures. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Rep. Hayworth Reflects on 2011, Looks to 2012
The Daily ChappaquaJanuary 2, 2012

What would you replace the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act with? Better tools for enforcement of the laws that we have had for decades, and have been modified over decades right into the 2000s. But if you look at these big ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Q&A : Winter 2012
Napa Valley RegisterJanuary 3, 2012

...confidentiality agreement which prohibits all parties from disclosing the price and terms of an offer (and even the buyer's name) to anyone else prior to, during the pendency of, or after completion of the transaction except as required by law or ...more »

WaMu, Statistics, Coach America, Transwest, SP: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekJanuary 4, 2012

She also ruled that if the warrants represented claims, they should be subordinated to other claims under Section 510(b) of the Bankruptcy Code. Although the unresolved status of the warrants wouldn't prevent confirmation of WaMu's Chapter 11 plan, ...more »

Sports Law
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New Jersey Pushing for Online Poker Law
Poker News ReportJanuary 3, 2012

The proposal must first clear the state Senate and General Assembly Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation committees later this week. If still alive at that stage, the measure would proceed before both New Jersey houses on Monday, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Rod Covlin Hires Defense Attorney As Murder Investigation Continues
DNAinfoJanuary 5, 2012

(Facebook) MANHATTAN — The husband and sole suspect in the 2009 murder of a wealthy Upper West Side woman who was found lifeless in her bathtub has hired a prominent criminal defense attorney and is publicly denying the accusations for the first time ...more »

Leslie Jean McIntosh Pleads Guilty in US Federal Court
7thSpace Interactive (press release)January 5, 2012

Based on the audit, an interview with the victims, and an IRS review, it was determined that McINTOSH wilfully under reported her taxable income in calendar years 2006, 2007, and 2008. The government has concluded that McINTOSH under reported her ...more »

Thousands protest over new Hungarian constitution
Boston.comJanuary 3, 2012

"Our Basic Law defines the family, order, the home, work and health as the most important, shared scale of values." The European Union, the United States and international watchdogs have criticized many of the government's recent moves. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Fall Forum Takes Chicago [Collector]
Insurance News Net (press release)January 2, 2012

Pahl noted the FTC realizes the value the debt collection industry, working in compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, brings to the American economy. So as the commission looks to protect consumers' rights, it makes distinctions ...more »

Environmental Law
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Renewable energy better investment
Press HeraldJanuary 4, 2012

- Would Americans rather pay taxes to project 5th Fleet firepower in the Middle East, or invest those hard-earned dollars domestically to foment a transition from finite energy to renewable energy? Would we be spending so much blood and treasure in the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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The Vermont Commission on Women publishes 'The Legal Rights of Women in Vermont'
vtdigger.orgJanuary 6, 2012

Written in plain language, The Legal Rights of Women in Vermont handbook, although written for women, covers issues affecting all Vermonters, such as marriage and divorce, adoption, wills and probate, women's health, employment and education, ...more »

Family Law
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Proposed changes to child labor laws could affect life on the farm
Kansas City StarJanuary 3, 2012

The Mershons call it a lifestyle they'd never trade. The federal government calls it child labor that ought to be restricted. If recent proposals from the US Department of Labor become law, Adam may have to wait five years before he can be paid to ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Trucking company owners cited for failure to carry workers' comp
Land Line MagazineJanuary 6, 2012

By Clarissa Kell-Holland, Land Line staff writer It's a sad reality that many truck drivers find out the hard way, after an injury, that their company has failed to carry workers' compensation insurance. Besides being injured and unable to return to ...more »

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