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Man indicted on terror charges in NYC bomb case
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

The effort culminated "in the successful construction of one explosive device and the attempted construction of two others," it says. Most terror cases are federal, but this one was brought under a state terror law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks.more »

New laws needed to combat jet ski hoons
Melbourne Weekly BaysideMarch 1, 2012

SFA president Dr Vicki Karalis said more accidents would happen unless tougher licensing laws were passed and zoning regulations changed. Ms Karalis criticised mixed zoning laws – which allow jet skiers to drive to the foreshore – adding that an ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Bongbong: Being a judge was never my ambition
ABS CBN NewsMarch 30, 2012

One position that has never interested him is that of a judge. “Yung governor, in-ambisyon ko yan e. Yung congressman, in-ambisyon ko yan e. Yung senador in-ambisyon ko pero yung judge, never sa buong buhay ko na inambisyon ko. So I was a little bit, ...more »

Health Care Law
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President Obama defends 2010 health care bill during Vermont campaign appearance
Boston.comMarch 30, 2012

By Tracy Jan, Globe Staff WASHINGTON -- President Obama vigorously defended his landmark health care overhaul Friday during a fund-raising speech to about 4500 supporters at the University of Vermont in Burlington. With his sleeves rolled up, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Longer Looks At Supreme Court Battle: Interactions Of Justices Are Key To ...
Kaiser Health NewsMarch 29, 2012

Mother Jones: Will The Supreme Court Create Zombie Obamacare? The first question before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, the last of three days of oral argument about the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care law, was whether the ...more »

Immigration Law
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Mexican Man Denied Entry to US for Son's Funeral
Fox NewsMarch 31, 2012

Attorneys for Fidelmar "Fidel" Merlos-López are trying to win humanitarian parole so he can attend the funeral, but say US Customs and Border Protection has rebuffed their efforts. Damien López died in a row house along with his cousin, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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J'khand to enact law to safeguard tribals' land rights
Daily PioneerMarch 26, 2012

Munda also referred to the Samata judgment of the Supreme Court related to Andhra Pradesh for the protection of tribal rights in making the Act a reality in the tribal dominated State, also the venue of mining and industrial activities.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Keynote Speaker for the Divorce Expo, Los Angeles Family Law Attorney Mark ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)March 29, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/29/12 -- As the Keynote Speaker for the opening night of The Divorce Expo in Detroit, held March 24 and 25th, Los Angeles Family Law Attorney Mark Baer talked about the changes he believes are imminent for Family ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Stop Sex Discrimination In Health Plan Costs
WIBWMarch 20, 2012

(CNN)-- Women face shocking disparities when buying health insurance on the individual market: In the vast majority of states, nearly all the best-selling plans charge women more than men for the same coverage, a discriminatory practice known as ...more »

Animal Law
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Tax cuts, teacher salaries highlight 2012 session
NECNMarch 31, 2012

ANIMAL CRUELTY: Idaho removes itself from the short list of states that don't have felony penalties for animal cruelty. Three convictions in 15 years will trigger the harsher violation, leaving North and South Dakota as the only states without a felony ...more »

Intellectual Property
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CrowdIPR Offers Freemium Plan For Intellectual Property Crowdsourcing Service
ArcticStartupMarch 26, 2012

By Greg Anderson, March 26, 2012, Leave a Comment CrowdIPR has adjusted their pricing model, now allowing their intellectual property rights crowdsourcing platform to take advantage of freemium features. Also In early February, CrowdIPR also received ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Flagstar Bancorp Investor Alert
CNBC.comMarch 31, 2012

DALLAS, Mar 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe, founder of The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC, and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor, LLP announce that the firms are ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Quotas Are Working in Brazil
New York TimesMarch 29, 2012

In 2004, when state and federal universities began implementing affirmative action policies, Brazil closed one chapter of its history and began another. Sure, some argue that racial classification is too ambiguous, but the police seem to have little ...more »

JetBlue pilot has ties to northeastern Wisconsin (story, photos, videos)
Appleton Post CrescentMarch 29, 2012

Not the airline that let him fly for 12 years, the neighbors in his secluded waterfront community of Richmond Hill, Ga., or the friends he tried selling weight-loss shakes to on the side. Witness accounts of Osbon telling his co-pilot "things just ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Community rallies against local landlord treatment
The Jersey Journal - NJ.comMarch 26, 2012

Guzman and other residents who feel shafted by their landlords took a stand Friday with two rallies to show that they will not leave their houses without just cause. “The management staff of the development is treating me differently than other tenants...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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The Virginia Law Firm of Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC Pleased to Announce ...
Virtual-Strategy MagazineMarch 31, 2012

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Lexington. The firm serves individuals and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley and the Mid-Atlantic states in the areas of: bankruptcy, commercial and ...more »

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TiVo Settles Patent Litigation With Microsoft
Multichannel NewsMarch 22, 2012

In a statement, TiVo said, "We are pleased that Microsoft agreed to dismiss its various legal actions against TiVo, resolving all pending litigation. The agreement comes on the heels of the related recent settlement with Microsoft's client AT&T and ...more »

Business Law
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Lawyers divided on court's decision to allow advertising of their services
Daily NationMarch 31, 2012

Lawyers Chrysostom Akhaabi (right) and Peter Manda addressing journalists on 30 march 2012. The lawyers have taken issue with a high court ruling that the lifts the ban on advertising by law practitioners. Photo/LABAN WALLOGA By PAUL OGEMBA ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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`Military friendly' college lists prompt concerns
Kansas City StarMarch 30, 2012

Patty Murray, D-Wash., US Marines Iraq war veteran Moses Maddox, and Iraq war veteran Army 1st Lt. Paul Rieckhoff, applaud during a news conference introducing the GI benefit watchdog, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In press releases and ads, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Meet the Mafia's First Blogger, Tommy Gioeli
Daily BeastMarch 30, 2012

The Bureau of Prisons says that TRULINGS is intended “to provide inmates with some limited computer access, to include the capability to send and receive electronic messages without having access to the Internet,” but Gioeli found a simple way to ...more »

Personal Injury
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Bloch & Chapleau Announces Expansion of Litigation Services for Colorado ...
PR Web (press release)March 31, 2012

Bloch & Chapleau is a full service law firm specializing in trucking, auto, and motorcycle collisions, ski and snowboarding injuries, medical malpractice, and all other types of personal injury claims. The United States economy relies on commercial ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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After Supreme Court's healthcare hearings, experts rate arguments
Los Angeles TimesMarch 29, 2012

Arguments for and against Obama's healthcare law heard at the Supreme Court elicit a range of opinions from four constitutional law experts. This artist rendering shows Deputy Solicitor General Edwin S. Kneedler speaking before the Supreme Court in ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Lawyers give more to Democrats in Senate race
Norwich BulletinMarch 22, 2012

Trial lawyers who file malpractice lawsuits have traditionally contributed heavily to Democratic politicians, who generally oppose caps on damages in personal injury cases while many Republicans have supported limits. Two contributors say that is one ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Theatre owner defies regulator 'money grab'
The ProvinceMarch 25, 2012

More than 50 people turned up for the Saturday morning screening in Schein's first act of disobeying Consumer Protection BC, who are "not protecting any of us," Schein said. Francois Truffaut's classic coming-ofage story is screening as part of a new ...more »

Real Estate Law
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California Civil Attorneys are Featured in LibertyBell Law Group's New Website
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)March 26, 2012

Some of these topics include: Civil Law Business Law Contract Law Professional & Medical Malpractice Employment Law Personal Injury Employment Law Defamation Harassment Family Law Real Estate Law Insurance Bad Faith Landlord / Tenant Law The California ...more »

Mayor Menino reveals donors to city charity
Boston.comMarch 25, 2012

But unlike political contributors, the benefactors who give money to the Fund for Boston Neighborhoods often have remained confidential, shielded by the anonymity of federal tax law. Donors have given $12.5 million to the city-run charity since Menino ...more »

Sports Law
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KEYC - Mankato News, Weather, Sports -Greece swaps bonds worth $232.5 billion
KEYC TVMarch 12, 2012

A Finance Ministry statement said bonds issued under Greek law with a total face value of €177.2 billion ($232.5 billion) were exchanged. A smaller batch worth €28.5 billion, issued under foreign law or by state enterprises, will be swapped in coming ...more »

Criminal Defense
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US Supreme Court vacates sentence in Okla. case
Times Record NewsMarch 29, 2012

Attorneys appealing Rodriguez's case argued the offer never was adequately conveyed to Rodriguez by her defense attorney. Carolyn Merritt, the Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney who filed a petition for relief with the Supreme Court on Rodriguez's ...more »

Top lawyer helped win many college chiefs' perks
Boston.comMarch 28, 2012

Cotton, who works for the Boston-based law firm Mintz Levin, has carved out a niche as one of the nation's most prominent consultants on academic salaries, helping to negotiate or assess contracts for more than 250 clients.more »

Age discrimination a growing issue in a difficult economy
Deseret NewsMarch 8, 2012

By Curt Burnett Age-discrimination complaints in Utah are rising, although not as significantly as for the nation. The primary reasons for the increase? More seniors remaining in the workforce and greater public awareness of anti-discrimination laws.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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$25 Billion Mortgage Servicing Agreement Filed in Federal Court
eNews Park ForestMarch 12, 2012

President Obama established the interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to wage an aggressive, coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. The task force includes representatives from a broad range of ...more »

Environmental Law
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Renewable Energy in Germany Facing Cuts?
SYS-CON Media (press release)March 27, 2012

By PR Newswire A decision is expected at the end of the week on changes to Germany's cornerstone law - the Renewable Energy Sources Act. Drastic reductions to solar subsidies are still on the table, but even this scenario cannot curb Germany's march ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Whitney Houston's Will Was Far From Perfect
ForbesMarch 15, 2012

Instead, Whitney's sister-in-law, Pat Houston, was appointed by the probate court. So what else is surprising about the will? It did create a trust, but not a living trust as most people would do. Rather, the will calls for Whitney's assets to be held ...more »

Family Law
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Beakley family wants suit thrown out of federal court
LubbockOnline.comMarch 29, 2012

By Walt Nett Attorneys for accountant John W. Beakley on Wednesday asked that the securities fraud lawsuit filed against them nearly a month ago in US District Court be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction and for failing to state specific claims against ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Mo. workers' comp insurer to pay $2M dividend
CNBC.comMarch 28, 2012

The Columbia-based workers' compensation insurance company says the payments will go to those who had policies in effect in 2009. The company says it also will be reducing rates for 2012 A recent state audit of the insurer had suggested it pay a ...more »


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