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Judge to rule on 'practical farmer' law
Charleston GazetteMarch 1, 2012

"We're in the business of bottling water. It is what it is. It's food management." The constitution, however, conflicts with the 1911 law in terms of who should be eligible to take part in an election, Helmick's lawyer, Alex Macia said.more »

Few details from meeting where Duval School Board decided to replace ...
Florida Times-Union (blog)March 1, 2012

The board believes it not only abided by the letter of the state's Sunshine law but met the spirit of the law. The board's minutes for the Feb. 20 meeting in which it decided not to renew Pratt-Dannals' contract do not mention the superintendent by ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Students, Authors Protest Arizona Law Against Ethnic Studies
Latin American Herald TribuneMarch 1, 2012

Tucson's program violates SB 2281's ban on ethnic studies courses that promote “the overthrow of the United States government” or “resentment toward a race or class of people,” state administrative law Judge Lewis D. Kowal concluded in December.more »

Health Care Law
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DNC attacks Romney over female health care
CNN (blog)March 1, 2012

The Democratic National Committee released a web video that used news reports to describe Romney's stumble and accused him of trying to take away women's control over their health care. "So what does the bill that Romney champions mean for women," a ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Jones & Haley, P.C. Selected For "City's Top Law Firms"
Sacramento BeeMarch 1, 2012

29, 2012 -- Jones & Haley, PC of Atlanta, GA has been honored with a recognition by Atlanta Business Chronicle in its selection of "City's Top Law Firms." ATLANTA, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in ...more »

Immigration Law
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Georgia Passes New Immigration law Concerning Dreamers
Hispanically Speaking NewsMarch 13, 2012

Last Monday, March 6th, the Georgia Senate, passed a new immigration law called the SB458. Represented by the Republican Party, this law addresses the current issues related to the Dream Act and recent state legislature that pertains to undocumented ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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ICL Announces New VP Appointments to Replace Soon-to-Retire Executive VP ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 5, 2012

Hezi Israel (44) has served for the past five years as VP Strategy and Business Development for ICL Industrial Products. Previously, from 2000-2007, Mr. Israel served at Teva in the areas of business development and global merger and acquisition ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Stockton mediation first case under new Calif. law
NECNMarch 1, 2012

Stockton is trying to avoid becoming the most populous US city in modern times to seek Chapter 9 protection by moving this week to participate in a 60-day evaluation process with its bond holders, creditors, employee unions and retirees.more »

Insurance Litigation
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FDIC sues leaders of failed Broadway Bank
Crain's Chicago BusinessMarch 8, 2012

Also a defendant in the $104 million lawsuit, filed today in US District Court in Chicago, is well-known Chicago real estate developer Sean Conlon, who served on Broadway's board. In the complaint, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. alleges that ...more »

Animal Law
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States Crack Down On Animal Welfare Activists And Their Undercover Videos
North Country Public RadioMarch 1, 2012

Iowa is poised to join several other states that have passed or are considering what activists call "ag gag" laws. Such legislation criminalizes undercover photography or video inside animal farms. The Senate defeated the Blunt amendment, ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Flextronics Announces Agreement to Sell Camera Module Brand and Assets to ...
Bradenton HeraldMarch 2, 2012

... a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, in which DOC will acquire certain assets of Flextronics' Vista Point Technologies camera module business, including intellectual property and China-based manufacturing operations.more »

Asbestos Litigation
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A Statement by the 9/11 Families United to Bankrupt Terrorism
Sacramento BeeMarch 1, 2012

The Senators, who both held leadership roles in the investigations by the US government into the 9/11 attacks, urged the Court to reinstate the Kingdom and the Saudi High Commission into federal litigation (In re Terrorist Attacks) and encouraged the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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LCCC Students Hold Bake Sale Opposing Affirmative Action
KGWNMarch 7, 2012

By Jenna Browder - email On Wednesday Campus Conservatives at Laramie County Community College held a bake sale opposing affirmative action. Baked goods were priced according to race. Doughnuts, for instance, cost white students $1 while they cost ...more »

CGCC hosts aviation gathering
Arizona RepublicMarch 3, 2012

More than 1000 aviation industry experts, technicians, and community members will be on hand as Chandler-Gilbert Community College transforms its Aviation and Technology Center into a giant classroom for the college's 16th Annual Greater Southwest ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Lawmakers gird for renewed debate on lead poisoning
Baltimore SunMarch 7, 2012

The decline in lead poisoning cases is credited to a 1994 state law requiring landlords with pre-1950 rental housing to take care of peeling, flaking or chipping paint and have each unit inspected before a new tenant with children moves in.more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Everglades may get boost from lawmakers
MiamiHerald.comMarch 1, 2012

House and Senate budget negotiators this week agreed to set aside some $30 million for restoration projects. That's still $10 million short of Gov. Rick Scott's request but a major leap from the zero the Senate had initially penciled in.more »

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Proskauer Expands Litigation Practice, Private Investment Funds Capabilities ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

Mr. Mungovan was the founder and leader of the Private Fund Disputes team and was formerly the Practice Group Leader of the Commercial Litigation and Financial Services and Securities Litigation Practice Groups at Nixon Peabody.more »

Business Law
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Judge rules video of Mirkarimi's wife OK at trial
Sacramento BeeMarch 1, 2012

AP SAN FRANCISCO -- A judge has denied a request by lawyers for the wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to not allow a video as evidence during his domestic violence trial. Judge Garrett Wong ruled Wednesday that a video of Eliana Lopez ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Army families outline quality-of-life wish list
ArmyTimes.comMarch 2, 2012

The current information doesn't warn soldiers that overpayment of benefits will result in debt that must be repaid by medically retired veterans. 4. (Tie) Create an identification card that provides access to Army installations for those authorized to ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Five arrested in high-profile cyber attacks
CNNMarch 6, 2012

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Authorities on Tuesday made wide-ranging arrests of top members of the computer hacker group "Anonymous," and its splinter groups called Internet Feds, AntiSec and LulzSec, which have claimed responsibility for high-profile cyber ...more »

Personal Injury
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New Maryland Expert Opinion Ruling
Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog (blog)March 5, 2012

The Maryland Court of Appeals issued an opinion last week in a case that should be read by every Maryland personal injury lawyer who is putting up or cross examining expert witnesses at trial. In Yiallouro v. Tolson, the plaintiff was injured in a car ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Concord Law School Celebrates Graduation of 106 Students
SunHerald.comMarch 4, 2012

Presently, McKay is a professor at Seattle University School of Law where he teaches Constitutional Law of Terrorism and National Security Law, as well as courses on ethics and leadership. Award winners at the graduation included Heather Knox Bailey ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer Melissa Scartelli Named to "Top Attorneys In ...
Virtual-Strategy MagazineMarch 12, 2012

Scartelli's areas of practice include automobile accidents, auto defects, construction and workplace accidents, defective drugs and medical devices, insurance bad faith, liquor liability, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, premises liability...more »

Consumer Protection
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Five Essential Elements of a Successful International Compliance Program
Law.comMarch 1, 2012

In the US alone, 4000 new laws and regulations are in the works -- and that's in addition to the more than 3500 federal regulations passed just last year. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 represented the most ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. reports fourth quarter and annual 2011 ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 12, 2012

TORONTO, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. (the Company) (TOR:CA:BRE) , a leading provider of services to residential real estate brokers and their REALTORS®¹, today announced that cash flow from operations ...more »

Inadvertent Contracts Over Email - How to Avoid Business Litigation
Business Review USA (press release)March 3, 2012

PORTLAND, OR, February 29, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- As the nuances of day-to-day business operation become more complex, Chenoweth Law Group is here to help you avoid unnecessary business & commercial litigation. Everyday, business professionals send ...more »

Sports Law
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KSWT: Local News, Weather, Sports Yuma, AZ El Centro Imperial Valley, CA ...
KSWT-TVMarch 1, 2012

11 by not sharing information with New Jersey law enforcement agencies when it conducted surveillance in Newark, NJ Christie was US attorney for New Jersey in 2007 when the intelligence-gathering occurred, and he said he doesn't recall being briefed.more »

Criminal Defense
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Defense Starts in Glock GC Theft and Racketeering Trial
Corporate CounselMarch 1, 2012

The defense team began presenting its case Wednesday after a judge rejected their arguments that a Cobb County prosecutor had failed to prove the most basic elements of the crimes with which Jannuzzo is charged. Marietta lawyer Kevin T. Connor, ...more »

Ark. city's residents to consider tax to pay IRS
The Oshkosh NorthwesternMarch 11, 2012

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (WTW) — Blytheville officials will see if they were successful in their efforts to persuade local voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax proposal that will be used to retire a $3.8 million Internal Revenue Service debt.more »

Age discrimination rife in Korea despite legislation
The Korea HeraldMarch 27, 2012

A middle-aged job-seeker writes her resume at a job fair in Seoul for women trying to reenter the workforce. (Lee Sang-sub/The Korea Herald) But they are more likely than men or younger women to experience age discrimination in employment.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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FPL plans to invest more than $200 million in 2012 to continue strengthening ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

In connection with the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (Reform Act), NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) are hereby providing cautionary statements identifying important ...more »

Environmental Law
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Proposed clean energy standard could wake up U.S. energy policy
Environmental Expert (press release)March 2, 2012

Today, Senator Bingaman took a step in that direction by introducing the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012 (CESA), which would create certainty for clean energy investments, diversify the US power mix, and yield meaningful carbon emissions reductions.more »

Wills & Probate
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Estate planning seminar Thursday
Midland Daily NewsMarch 6, 2012

Weiler will talk about the state of participants' estate plans. His topics will include wills: Guardian/conservator for minor children, probate assets vs. non-probate assets, trust: The “main vehicle/conduit” to pass assets at death, financial durable ...more »

Family Law
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Md. senator wants law clinic to support farmers
CBS NewsMarch 6, 2012

The plaintiff claims the family farm is polluting a nearby waterway. The move would transfer $500000 from the law clinic's lobby shop to establish an agricultural law clinic at the University of Baltimore law school. The entire Senate Budget and ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Highest Known Workers' Compensation Settlement in California History - Los ...
Bradenton HeraldMarch 7, 2012

By Asvar Law, APC LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Christopher Asvar ( has just secured the highest known workers' compensation insurance settlement in California history, totaling $8.9 million on behalf of his ...more »


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