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Six former Bell council members lose appeal
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 1, 2012

Previous judges have chastised the former council members. In rejecting their motion to drop the charges earlier this month, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy issued a scathing 10-page ruling brushing aside the politicians' ...more »

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 »

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Administrative Law
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Top 10 of 2011: Many delays drag wind case into 2012
Republican EagleJanuary 1, 2012

In order to determine the validity of the ordinance, the PUC asked an administrative law judge to review it, which caused the application to drag into April 2011. It wasn't until June 30 at a daylong hearing in St. Paul that the PUC approved the ...more »

Health Care Law
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2012 U.S. Healthcare: UCR or '$99750 Ear Wax Fraud'? Aetna Wants Court to Stop ...
PR Web (press release)January 2, 2012

According to the court documents, “Plaintiffs Aetna Health Inc. and Aetna Life Insurance Company (collectively, "Aetna") bring this action under the laws of this state against Defendants Ifeolumipo O. Sofola, MD ("Dr. Sofola"), Navin Subramanian, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Former Education Department General Counsel Brian Jones Joins Strayer University
MarketWatch (press release)January 3, 2012

Prior to his tenure with Latimer, Jones served as senior counsel in the postsecondary education practice group at the law firm of Dow Lohnes PLLC. From 2001 to 2005, Jones served as general counsel for the US Department of Education, the fourth-ranking ...more »

Immigration Law
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E-Verify portion of Georgia's immigration law takes effect
WXIA-TVJanuary 2, 2012

ATLANTA -- Just more than seven months after Governor Nathan Deal signed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act into law, one of its more contested components is taking effect. Effective Sunday, Georgia businesses with 500 employees or more ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Waller Lansden Announces Eight New Partners
MarketWatch (press release)January 5, 2012

He represents clients with an emphasis on multifamily, office, industrial and healthcare properties. Head received his BA from Vanderbilt University and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. He serves as a member of the Tennessee ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Mortgage foreclosure mediation program terminated by Florida Supreme Court.
Sun-Sentinel (blog)January 2, 2012

If you can't be nice, we reserve the right to remove your material and ban users who violate our Terms of Service. DANIEL VASQUEZ writes Living with Rules, a column that focuses on the lessons, laws and challenges of living in communities governed by ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Animal Law
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Law spurred by teen's murder one of 200 starting today
Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 1, 2012

Schools are responsible for educating students, parents and personnel about what qualifies as bullying. Convicted sex offenders who are employed at or attend a college or university must register with campus public safety. School boards can suspend or ...more »

Intellectual Property
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New Directions in International Intellectual Property
International IP and the Public InterestJanuary 9, 2012

Perhaps convince you that there is something important and interesting to follow in international intellectual property. The theme of my remarks is that the field of international intellectual property is being shaped today at the intersection of two ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Launches Environmental Department; Welcomes ...
PR Web (press release)January 3, 2012

Mr. Farer and his team of environmental attorneys at GRS&D, including partners Jay A. Jaffe, David A. Roth and Marcie R. Horowitz, will draw upon their collective experience to advise the firm's business clients on the impact of environmental laws on ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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The Messenger
The AtlanticJanuary 3, 2012

The verdict of the young held that our leadership was desolate--off boycotting South Carolina for some expected slight, trying to secure entrance into a country club, picketing Denny's, or fighting over Affirmative Action at Harvard Law. ...more »

Global Aviation Finishes College Bowl Season with 2-2 Record
MarketWatch (press release)January 6, 2012

6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Global Aviation Holdings kicked off the 2011-2012 college bowl season by transporting four football teams and three bands aboard World Airways and North American Airlines chartered aircraft. Global had a "break-even" ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Jamaica tenants sue over poor conditions
TimesLedgerJanuary 1, 2012

“By filing this lawsuit and standing up to their abusive landlord, these tenants have taken a courageous step not only to protect their rights, but to draw attention to a much larger problem,” Robert McCreanor of the Catholic Migration Office, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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A Short Sale May Be the Best Option for Those Facing Imminent Foreclosure Says ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)January 3, 2012

Des Moines, IA (Law Firm Newswire) January 3, 2012 – Short sales work best for homeowners facing imminent foreclosure. If there are doubts about this procedure, consult an experienced Des Moines bankruptcy lawyer. “It's not news that foreclosures are ...more »

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Trinity Structural Towers, Inc. Files Litigation Against Suzlon Wind Energy ...
Business Wire (press release)January 5, 2012

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trinity Structural Towers, Inc. (“TSTI”), a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE: TRN), announced today that it filed a breach of contract law suit against Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation (“Suzlon”) for failure to comply ...more »

Business Law
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Noting "Nastier" Attacks, Gingrich Will Make Adjustments
RealClearPoliticsJanuary 1, 2012

And asked if he'll respond by doing the same, he said, “We may go to a much more clear contrast, but we're not going to respond in kind. Those ads are dishonest, and [Mitt Romney] knows it. They are factually false, and he knows it. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Applied DNA sees benefits in military's new no-fakes law
Newsday (blog)January 5, 2012

Click here Applied DNA sees benefits in military's new no-fakes law Wednesday January 4, 2012 11:27 AM By Joseph Mallia Stony Brook-based Applied DNA Sciences Inc., a maker of genetic anti-counterfeiting technology, said Wednesday that it is ready to ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Townville man faces child pornography charges
Anderson Independent MailJanuary 5, 2012

Both agencies are members of the state's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. According to a sheriff's report, Dew became the focus of an investigation after Anderson police Lt. Chris Cauthen determined that he was downloading multiple known ...more »

Personal Injury
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Pennsylvania Car Accident Attorney Supports Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving
PR Web (press release)January 12, 2012

Munley, Munley & Cartwright, PC, is a Pennsylvania accident and injury law firm that represents car accident victims and their families throughout the state of Pennsylvania and the Northeast, including those injured in accidents that involve speeding, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Lawsuits over 2011 Fla. legislation unresolved
WJAC JohnstownJanuary 8, 2012

Palm Beach County commissioners are challenging a law that lets the governor remove local officials from office and strips them of immunity from lawsuits for enacting local gun laws. The case was filed in state Circuit Court in West Palm Beach. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Attorney Michael J. Cook Added to Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff P.C. ...
Exec Digital (press release)January 4, 2012

The Troy resident has represented clients on a variety of civil litigation matters, including professional malpractice, contractual indemnity, business torts, uniform commercial code and general liability. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Law from 2005 harms debtors needing a new start
Buffalo NewsJanuary 11, 2012

In 2005, Congress passed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act to put the brakes on rapidly escalating filings. This act was not intended to make bankruptcy unreachable for those who were heavily in debt and needed a fresh start; ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Defense lawyer Anthony Chambers, known for handling difficult clients, could ...
Detroit Free PressJanuary 6, 2012

2005: Represented former Detroit Lions safety Julius Curry, who was accused of bilking a woman out of $50000 in a real estate transaction. A Macomb County judge tossed the complaint at a pretrial hearing. He was recharged with different counts, ...more »

Bills, Motions That Shaped
Leadership NewspapersJanuary 3, 2012

The Senate also considered the Report of its Joint committee on Police Affairs; Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs, on the need to avert the growing danger of night movement of commercial buses on Nigerian highways. ...more »

Sports Law
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Column: 2012 - Business in sports will see also-rans, surprises
Prescott Daily CourierJanuary 4, 2012

He is an Associate Professor of Sport Management and Sport Law at Eastern New Mexico University, teaches the Business of Sports at the University of Wyoming, and is a contributing author to the Business of Sports Network. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Hundreds pay tribute to prominent District attorney
Washington Post (blog)January 4, 2012

“Both publicly and behind the scenes.” “He was a very significant player in the legal community,” said criminal defense attorney Frederick D. Cooke. “He was a lawyer and a civic activist.” During the approximately two-hour service, speakers talked ...more »

Apparently Newt Gingrich Tried A Bush-League Version Of Mitt Romney's Carried ...
DealBreakerJanuary 24, 2012

... the tax experts said he may have left himself open to an IRS challenge. “That could be the type of return that would be flagged for an audit,” said one of the experts, Robert McKenzie, a tax attorney at the Arnstein & Lehr law firm in Chicago.more »

Recommended: Actress suing IMDb reveals her real name
msnbc.comJanuary 6, 2012

By Matthew Belloni, The Hollywood Reporter Huong Hoang is the actress who sued claiming the internet search database had violated her right of privacy and opened her up to rampant age discrimination in Hollywood by telling everyone she's 40 years old. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Huntsman Heads South With Wall Street Plan Tougher Than Obama
BusinessWeekJanuary 12, 2012

Huntsman, 51, differs from his opponents in his pledge to establish new regulations -- which include capping bank size and imposing a fee on firms deemed too large -- before pushing for Congress to repeal the law. His proposal goes further to limit ...more »

Environmental Law
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The Race for Alternative Vehicles
The Cutting EdgeJanuary 10, 2012

The company had sought financing under the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program, which was established under a 2007 energy law that passed with bipartisan support and was signed by then-President George W. Bush.more »

Wills & Probate
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Local seniors to be recognized
Poughkeepsie JournalJanuary 8, 2012

Attorney Shari Hubner will be providing helpful, practical tips regarding each document and its importance to you and your loved ones. The probate process will also be explained and the pros and cons presented. This free workshop is presented by Saint ...more »

Family Law
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Aerial searchers find missing Lake Oswego family walking near Timothy Lake
OregonLive.comJanuary 4, 2012

Family launches search for Lake Oswego father, children Shaunda Davis, mother-in-law of Stewart Schmidt, 33, discusses the family's efforts to find Schmidt and his two children, Aidan Schmidt, 6, and his son, Gabriel McCoy, 15. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Child labour in significant number in agate industry: Study
FirstpostJanuary 10, 2012

“Because this is an unorganised sector, the workers are not able to get benefit of Factory Act or the Workers' Compensation Act, or cannot avail any social security benefits of the state government. The main reason being that they are not able to ...more »


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