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Landowners face jail threat over bird deaths
Scotland on SundayJanuary 1, 2012

The landmark “vicarious liability” legislation allows the prosecution of landowners or managers who fail to take steps to ensure staff and contractors act within the law. The legislation applies to the unlawful killing of wild birds and the possession ...more »

Why it's best to spend 2012 between the covers
The IndependentJanuary 1, 2012

The latter should be a real treat for Jacobson's fans: it is set in doomed literary London and stars a downtrodden protagonist with a highly strung, red-haired wife and a deeply troubling mother-in-law.... Attica Locke's The Cutting Season (Serpent's ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Craig James deposition hearing postponed
LubbockOnline.comJanuary 31, 2012

Michael Farris, who was representing James this morning, asked Dry to reschedule the hearing so he and James' legal camp could review the publishers' filings and prepare a response. James, the father of the Tech football player who was at the center of ...more »

Health Care Law
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Can Obama's health-care law force Catholics to support birth control?
Christian Science MonitorJanuary 30, 2012

Without an exemption for Catholic-linked institutions, the Obama health-care law requirement that insurance plans cover birth control would violate religious liberty, priests say. By Mark Trumbull, Staff writer / January 30, 2012 The Obama ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Opera in Cinema Presents IL TRITTICO: 3 One-Act Operas 2/12
Broadway WorldJanuary 31, 2012

This show is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Stage Directed by Richard Jones, Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. The screening takes place at Big Cinemas Manhattan Theater (239 East 59th Street).more »

Immigration Law
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Gould kills measure designed to repeal law on illegal immigrants
Kingman Daily MinerJanuary 30, 2012

Ron Gould has pledged not to let a bill supporting the repeal of SB 1070, Arizona's controversial illegal immigration law, leave the Senate Judiciary Committee. Gould is the chairman of the committee. "I have a special drawer in my desk where bills go ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Bills passed in the Ohio House, Senate this session:
Wooster Daily RecordJanuary 5, 2012

... which are currently housed in the Department of Development. Additional legislation will be required in coming months to complete the transition. -- House Bill 5: Various law changes related to judicial fees and the Ohio Judicial Conference, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Additional safety in online transactions
Myiris.comJanuary 31, 2012

Once you register, the `Verified by Visa` or `Mastercard Secure Code` service will be extended to you at all participating online stores each time you purchase. However, take, for example. Have you noticed that the PIN-based authentication ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Upcoming Federal Insurance Office Report Could Reshape Insurance Regulation in ...
MarketWatch (press release)January 23, 2012

The Dodd-Frank Act explicitly states that the FIO does not have regulatory authority. Instead, the Act provides the FIO powers and tasks consistent with its role as an advisor, coordinator, and information repository for the federal government on ...more »

Animal Law
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Leopard from Zanesville exotic-animal case crushed, euthanized at Columbus Zoo
Columbus DispatchJanuary 30, 2012

"Airline passengers have rights, and they should be able to expect fair and reasonable treatment when booking a trip and when they fly," said US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. With the holiday season in full gear, consumer advocates advise ...more »

Intellectual Property
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H&M In Intellectual Property Dispute With Graffiti Artist
ArtLystJanuary 29, 2012

She only discovered the infringement when friends told her that her intellectual property had been used on a range of household items including sheets,pillowcases and a fibre doormat. When confronted H&M stated that it was not a direct copy of the ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Samsung, Servier, NFL, 'Rogue Attorney', Zynga: Intellectual Property
BloombergJanuary 30, 2012

(005930) lost a patent ruling in Germany in a mobile technology case brought against Apple Inc., a week after judges rejected a similar bid by the Suwon, South Korea-based company against the iPad maker. The Regional Court in Mannheim rejected the suit ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Quest For Increased Female MPs - Quaye Advocates Affirmative Action
Modern GhanaJanuary 30, 2012

Mike Oquaye, says affirmative action, rather than the quota system, is the surest way to increasing the representation of women in Parliament. He cited Angola and Rwanda as some of the African countries that had very high women representation in ...more »

Senior Aviation Finance Specialist joins Maples' Dublin office
MarketWatch (press release)January 25, 2012

DUBLIN, Jan 25, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Irish office of international law firm Maples and Calder ("Maples") is delighted to announce that senior aviation finance specialist Laurence Hanley has joined the Finance Group. Laurence's appointment is one ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tenant with disability wants to keep companion pet
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 29, 2012

Contact your local fair housing agency for more information or assistance with your request. Eichner is director of Housing Counseling Programs for Project Sentinel, a mediation service based in Sunnyvale, Calif. To submit a question, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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The 25 Biggest "What Ifs?" of the Last 25 Super Bowls
Bleacher ReportJanuary 30, 2012

What if Neil O'Donnell hadn't thrown a bad ball? What if a few calls would have gone the Seahawks way? All good "what ifs" as we look at the biggest of the would could have beens over the last 25 Super Bowls. Here was a game that basically got away ...more »

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Federal Judge Schedules DePuy ASR MDL Status Conference For January 23, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)January 10, 2012

2197"), currently underway in the US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, issued an order scheduling a status conference with a committee of lawyers appointed by the court to help coordinate the litigation.* The status conference is set ...more »

Business Law
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Sorting fact from fiction in Florida GOP primary
MiamiHerald.comJanuary 31, 2012

We rated the ad's charge False. The public workers' union AFSCME attacked Romney for having connections to Medicare fraud. “While Romney was a director of the Damon Corporation, the company was defrauding Medicare of millions,” the ad said.more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Former IDF chief on Iran: We must prepare military option
YnetnewsJanuary 26, 2012

Former Military Intelligence chief and head of the INSS, Amos Yadlin, told the conference earlier, "The changes in Syria bear strategic benefits for Israel. For many years defense and political officials recommended that Israel strike a peace deal with ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Ware Man Arraigned On Child Pornography Possession Charge
abc40January 31, 2012

Hill reported that child pornography was being traded on the internet via the “eMule” file sharing network on a computer at that address. The NWDA's Office along with the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services and mobile computer forensic lab, ...more »

Personal Injury
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13 Types of Insurance a Small Business Owner Should Have
ForbesJanuary 19, 2012

Professional liability insurance is applicable for any professional firm including lawyers, accountants, consultants, notaries, real estate agents, insurance agents, hair salons and technology providers to name a few.. 7. Directors and Officers...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Sen. Lee to Testify at Hearing on Illegal Non-Recess Appointments (blog)January 31, 2012

A handful of constitutional law experts are slated to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee tomorrow about President Obama's four unconstitutional non-recess appointments. The witnesses include Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Orlando SentinelJanuary 28, 2012

LITIGATION PARALEGAL —— Job Description: Established AV-Rated Plaintiff's Law Firm is seeking a candidate with a minimum of 5 years litigation experience either plaintiff or defense. This is an opportunity to assist a partner in the areas of personal ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Govt to amend Consumer Protection Act for quick disposal of cases
All India RadioJanuary 31, 2012

The Government is to amend the Consumer Protection Act which will provide for quick disposal of cases, online lodging of complaints by consumers and scope for tackling unfair practices. The Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Justin Bennett Appointed to Board of Directors Houston Chapter of NAIOP
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)January 10, 2012

During his career, Justin has developed over 3 million square feet of office and industrial properties for DCT Industrial and others. Justin has also practiced real estate law with a prominent law firm in Northern California. ...more »

Accenture to Expand Analytics Capabilities with Acquisition of Neo Metrics ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)January 25, 2012

The acquisition will enable Accenture to further develop advanced analytical models across all industries and business functions including sophisticated models and techniques for pricing optimization, quality management, fraud management and demand ...more »

Sports Law
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Bahamas Law Enforcement Sports Challenge just days away!
thebahamasweekly.comJanuary 6, 2012

Freeport, Bahamas - For the first ever Bahamas Law Enforcement Sports Challenge, an 'Olympic Games'-style "international sports event " for Law Enforcement (including Police, Fire & Border Control officers), homage will be paid to local sports legends. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Martinez man receives probation for fatally stabbing man in self-defense in ...
San Jose Mercury NewsJanuary 28, 2012

"I believe my client acted in utter self-defense, which he is entitled to do," defense attorney Jaye Ryan-Maas told the court. Morgan served about six weeks in county jail for the crime but was released, and on Friday walked with a cane due to back ...more »

Tax Trivia Giveaway #2: Prostitution and Tax Evasion
ForbesJanuary 30, 2012

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns.more »

High praise for Supreme Court ruling
Clovis News JournalJanuary 18, 2012

Such laws ban discrimination in employment based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation and marital status. But many religious groups hold beliefs that are contrary to those standards (for example, the Catholic Church ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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SEC-SIPA Suit, Apple-Samsung, Russian Oligarch, TD in Court News
BusinessWeekJanuary 18, 2012

Investors and their advocates in Congress say SIPC is deliberately taking a narrow view of the law to protect brokers from higher assessments. The SEC's commissioners, who have oversight of SIPC, ultimately sided with the investors. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Health plans launch own exchanges ahead of public versions
Gant DailyJanuary 24, 2012

Not since the advent of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s has there been such big changes looming on the horizon for health insurers. In less than two years, the federal health care law will usher in more restrictions on premium increases, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Local offices draw more candidates
News CourierJanuary 6, 2012

He said during that time, he's been able to help people with a variety of issues that relate to probate law, including real estate, mental commitments, guardianships and wills. “I just felt the call to serve, and it's something I wanted to explore,” ...more »

Family Law
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Discriminatory laws and policies harm children of LGBT parents, new study finds
San Diego Gay & Lesbian NewsJanuary 31, 2012

Strengthening Economic Security for Children Living in LGBT Families describes how antiquated and discriminatory laws increase poverty for children with LGBT parents, and can be especially harmful for children living in low-income households.more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' comp lawyers get court's OK to certify
Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewJanuary 20, 2012

People injured on the job soon could have more information about which lawyers are better qualified to handle workers' compensation cases, because of a ruling by the state Supreme Court. The high court agreed to allow the Workers' Compensation Law ...more »


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