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Alumni take law into own hands over jobs 'hype'
Times Higher EducationMarch 1, 2012

So unhappy, in fact, that 15 law schools are currently facing lawsuits for fraud, unfair competition and false advertising. Among those being sued are Albany Law School, DePaul University College of Law and New York Law School. "The numbers reported by ...more »

DA Files Motion For High Court To Recuse Gableman, Rehear Act 10 Case
WISC MadisonMarch 1, 2012

... he accepted free legal services from prominent Wisconsin law firm Michael, Best & Friedrich, which represented the state of Wisconsin in the legal fight over Act 10. Act 10 is the contentious law that made changes to collective bargaining rights ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Husband shuts out wife's words about hearing loss
The Star DemocratMarch 1, 2012

Seven years ago, we had a legal marriage, but my family refused to recognize it. My brother's wife went so far as to write letters to the local newspaper urging repeal of the law. My youngest sister said, "We were ordered not to deal with you any ...more »

Health Care Law
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Senate heads for showdown over contraceptives
Chicago TribuneMarch 1, 2012

"Regarding the Blunt bill, the way the question was asked was confusing," said Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul. "Governor Romney supports the Blunt bill because he believes in a conscience exemption in health care for religious institutions and people ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Thousands Re-Enact Historic March Across the Edmund Pettus Bridge
BETMarch 5, 2012

By Joyce Jones Thousands of people on Sunday participated in a ceremonial journey over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, to mark the 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. But this year's event had a more modern purpose — to protest tough new voting ...more »

Immigration Law
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Voter ID, immigration laws take center stage as demonstrators re-enact Selma ...
Washington PostMarch 3, 2012

The Voting Rights Act that came about as a result of the march outlawed discrimination at the polls. Avery said people have grown complacent since then, allowing new restrictive laws be passed. “This is the last part of my legacy, and we plan to go all ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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People on the Move
REjournals.comMarch 9, 2012

Roth's areas of expertise include land assemblage and development, corporate relocation and site search analysis. He has assisted clients such as Walmart, Devicor Medical, USAA Realty, Mirvac Industrial Trust, Liberty Property Trust, Prologis, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Nitish for Independent Panel to Identify Beneficiaries
OutlookMarch 3, 2012

The chief minister said lok adalats have emerged as a system of alternative dispute resolution in a non-adversarial system. Since the focus is on compromise, therefore the system of lok adalats has proved effective for resolving disputes outside the ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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More Directors and Officers Inquiring About D&O Insurance Coverage, Towers ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 7, 2012

NEW YORK, Mar 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- An increasing number of corporate directors and officers are showing more interest in the insurance programs their companies use to protect them against potential litigation, an indication they are growing ...more »

Animal Law
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Big win for animals in Nebraska: LB427 going to Governor to sign into law
Examiner.comMarch 5, 2012

LB427 is a hard-fought bill which amends the Commercial Dog and Cat Operator Inspection Act. It was passed through the Unicameral 45-3-1 on March 1, 2012, and is now on its way to be signed by the Governor. The Bill was sponsored by the Nebraska Humane ...more »

Intellectual Property
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HistoRx Achieves Dominant Intellectual Property Position In
Laboratory NetworkMarch 2, 2012

... images from images that are visually appealing to images that are suitable for quantitative analysis with the accuracy required for clinical results," commented Wendy Davis, VP of Intellectual Property and Portfolio Management at HistoRx.more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Utah Law Firm With Idaho Office Changes Direct-Mail Solicitations About ...
LoanSafeMarch 2, 2012

Law firm reacts: After an investigation and agreement with the attorney general, Corvus, a Utah firm with an office in Post Falls, has modified its direct mail ads to comply with the Idaho Consumer Protection Act. Corvus also is prohibited from using ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Cruise Lines End Affirmative Action
Glossy News (satire)March 7, 2012

In the wake of several recent misadventures, it was announced today all major cruise lines will end their affirmative action programs, effective immediately. Leisure industry analysts say some response was expected, but the move may be too late to ...more »

Priester Aviation Adds Gulfstream G550 and Two Additional Aircraft to Private ...
Albany Times UnionMarch 1, 2012

Priester Aviation, LLC, a global leader in aircraft management and private jet charter solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of three new aircraft to its private jet charter fleet. The new aircraft includes the renowned Gulfstream G550, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Edinburgh campaign urges private tenants to claim disputed fees back from ...
STV LocalMarch 5, 2012

She is adamant that the law is clear, and insists that private landlords cannot charge extra fees for things like reference checks, administration fees, or drawing up leases. The group points to the fact that they are simply mirroring advice provided ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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For Sale: Deserted French village
WTHIMarch 1, 2012

Already more than 100 people have called Credit Agricole lawyer Paul Gerardin's office with queries. They come from all over — every corner of France, England, Italy, Belgium, the United States, the Middle East and Asia. Gerardin's secretary has done ...more »

Litigation
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'Last Samurai' Litigation Set for Trial March 20 With Millions at Stake
Hollywood ReporterMarch 2, 2012

The curtain raises soon on a case featuring a pair of brothers who wrote a script entitled "The Last Samurai," say their agent pitched it to defendants, and then had their work allegedly stolen. The trial over whether Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz and ...more »

Business Law
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Rights Fight Part of Business
CRIENGLISH.comMarch 1, 2012

Legal claims and counterclaims over intellectual property rights have become part of doing business not just in China, but in many other countries as well. So has using litigation, and the threat of litigation, as a commercial weapon.more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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AP ENTERPRISE: Navy 'Sinkex' raises pollution fear
Fox NewsMarch 3, 2012

Then in 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered the Navy to better document toxic waste on the doomed ships, and in return the EPA exempted the military from federal pollution laws that prohibited such dumping in the ocean.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Hacker on trial in manipulation of cable modems
Boston GlobeMarch 1, 2012

By Milton J. Valencia There is little doubt about what Ryan Harris did: He not only learned to hack computer cable modems to access free Internet service, he showed others how to do the same. He even wrote a book about it, called “Hacking the Cable ...more »

Personal Injury
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Help Raise $10000 for Brain Injury Survivors without Even Paying a Cent
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 5, 2012

... the law firm will donate $1 per "Like" to the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, up to $10000, said Steven M. Gursten, a national traumatic brain injury lawyer and head of the Farmington Hills based personal injury law firm.more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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New Wording, New Funding to Keep Anti-Bullying On the Books
Patch.comMarch 2, 2012

The lead sponsor of New Jersey's anti-bullying law said she is close to filing new language -- and finding new money -- that will help the wide-ranging policy pass constitutional muster. State Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) said she ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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TOLIVER v. DUWEL
Leagle.comMarch 5, 2012

{¶ 1} Plaintiff-appellant Nancy Toliver appeals, pro se, from a summary judgment rendered in favor of defendants-appellees David Duwel and David M. Duwel & Associates on Tolliver's legal malpractice claim. Toliver's brief contains eight assignments of ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Hospitals liable for welfare of attendants too
India TodayMarch 12, 2012

Moreover, the Apex court held in the case of Smt Savita Garg v The Director, National Heart Institute 2004 CTJ 1009 (SC) (CP) that "it is the common experience that when a patient goes to a private clinic, he goes by the reputation of the clinic and ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Foreclosure reform bill gets House nod
News ChiefMarch 1, 2012

Critics said the bill would create a new "trail of tears" from displaced homeowners, but a bipartisan group of lawmakers praised the legal revisions for balancing homeowners' rights against clearing a backlog of foreclosures to boost the real estate...more »

Yuet Ming Tham Joins Sidley Austin's Hong Kong Office
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)March 6, 2012

HONG KONG--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--International law firm Sidley Austin is pleased to announce that Yuet Ming Tham has joined the firm's Arbitration, Litigation and Regulatory Group as a partner in the Hong Kong office. Ms. Tham's practice focuses ...more »

Sports Law
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WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC Wash. boy apologizes ...
WECT-TV6March 7, 2012

Twenty-seven states have some form of law preventing firearm access to children. Such laws can include criminal penalties for adults who allow children to get their hands on guns, but Washington is not one of those states, according to the San ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Texas Criminal Law Attorney Kevin L. Collins Invited to Speak at Two Legal Events
Houston ChronicleMarch 2, 2012

Most criminal cases involve violations of state law and are tried in state court, but criminal cases involving federal laws can be tried only in federal court. Kevin Collins is a San Antonio criminal defense lawyer who is able to defend clients in ...more »

Improving IRS Correspondence Audit
JD Supra (press release)March 5, 2012

When the information sought by the IRS is not very extensive or the issue is not complex, the agency usually conducts a correspondence audit via the mail. According to Margaret Begg, Compliance and Enforcement Operations Unit in the Treasury Inspector ...more »

Star settles age-discrimination suit with ex-columnist
Indianapolis Business JournalMarch 2, 2012

Former Indianapolis Star columnist Susan Guyett has settled her age-discrimination lawsuit with the newspaper, according to her attorney. Kathleen DeLaney confirmed the settlement Friday morning but would not disclose the terms or timing of the ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Local assets in Zimbabwe 'are secure'
Independent OnlineMarch 2, 2012

But we are aware of the issues there,” he said, noting that whatever investments and assets were in the country would “be protected”. The bilateral agreement was law, he said, noting that there was a process of negotiation over the matter.more »

Environmental Law
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Crown asks tribunal to dismiss SOE sale claim
Otago Daily TimesMarch 4, 2012

They say sales of 49 per cent of Mighty River Power, Genesis Energy, Meridian Energy and Solid Energy, would prejudice Maori claims to ownership and control of water. In a submission to the tribunal, Crown Law counsel Jason Gough said the claims failed ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Evan Guthrie Law Firm Organizes SC Bar YLD Summerville Habitat For Humanity ...
PR.com (press release)March 1, 2012

These estate planning documents include the option for a simple will, a living will, and a healthcare power of attorney. The homeowners of Habitat For Humanity are especially vulnerable to losing their homes if one of them should pass as many are first ...more »

Family Law
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Miles Mason, Sr. Presents "Forensic Accounting 101"
Business Review USA (press release)March 3, 2012

Presenter, Miles Mason, Sr., JD, CPA, practices family law exclusively with the Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC. He is the author of The Forensic Accounting Deskbook: A Practical Guide to Financial Investigation and Analysis for Family Lawyers, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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SEPTA AND COMP SERVICES, INC. v. WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPEAL BOARD
Leagle.comMarch 2, 2012

SEPTA and its workers' compensation insurance administrator, Comp Services, Inc. (collectively, Employer), petition for review of the June 13, 2011 order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board) affirming the decision of the Workers' ...more »

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