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Carbon pricing - what does it mean for the property sector?
Clayton UtzMarch 1, 2012

It may be that the lease provisions permit changes to the lease arising from changes in law. Alternatively, special legislative provisions such as retail leases legislation may prohibit such changes. What should building owners do before entering a new ...more »

American Airlines parent AMR, in bankruptcy protection, lost $234 million in ...
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

... trying to turn around while in bankruptcy protection, says it lost $234 million in January. That includes restructuring expenses of $155 million related to renegotiating aircraft financing and $15 million in fees paid to advisers such as lawyers.more »

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Administrative Law
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Health insurers push back on consumer rebate letter
News & ObserverMarch 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — Thanks to hefty profits and a requirement in the health law that takes effect this year, insurers will send subscribers hundreds of millions of dollars in rebate checks this August. But the industry and the Obama administration are at ...more »

Health Care Law
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White House: no contingency plan if healthcare law rejected
Chicago TribuneMarch 28, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Wednesday that it was not working on contingency plans for President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, in the event that the Supreme Court struck down all or part of the sweeping reforms.more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Analysis: Day 3 of arguments in health care case
USA TODAYMarch 29, 2012

By Richard Wolf and Brad Heath, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Two years and six days after President Obama signed the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's health care system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, the law itself is on life support.more »

Immigration Law
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Ontario lawyer, assistant charged under refugee act
The Sudbury StarMarch 31, 2012

Windsor RCMP said the charges follow a two-month probe into Zaher Immigration Law Office, which claimed to have branches in Damascus, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and Riyadh. "The RCMP is committed to pursue charges against those responsible for the fraudulent ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Obama Signs Peacetime/War Preparation Martial Law Order
Indian Country Today Media Network.comMarch 21, 2012

They are to “foster cooperation” between the defense and “commercial sectors” for research and development and production of “materials, services, components, and equipment to enhance industrial base efficiency and responsiveness.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Washoe backup plan on hold
Montgomery AdvertiserMarch 29, 2012

The county accepted a $50000 federal grant to provide foreclosure prevention counseling and mediation services that will help about 200 people keep their homes. The Washoe County Commission on Tuesday voted to put the brakes on a backup plan for county ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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AZ sheriff faces crossroads in civil rights case
WXOW.comMarch 31, 2012

AP National News Video More>> Supreme Court takes up key health care law issue: Can the gov't force you to carry insurance? More>> By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) - America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff is fast approaching a ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal Cruelty Bill Passes House
LocalNews8.comMarch 29, 2012

By AP BOISE, Idaho -- House lawmakers have approved a plan to authorize felony penalties for animal cruelty and cockfighting in Idaho for the first time. The House voted 64-2 Wednesday to pass the bill, which creates a three strikes felony for animal ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Israeli enterprises to establish intellectual property platform in Chengdu
China DailyMarch 27, 2012

A cooperative framework agreement on the establishment of an intellectual property platform was signed at the forum. Under the terms of the agreement, the Chengdu Science and Technology Bureau will join hands with the Infinity Group to set up a local ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Inside Gaming Litigation Edition: Mo' Money, Mo' Problems for Sands and Wynn
PokerNews.comMarch 30, 2012

Litigation against Roadhouse owner Robert McMakin and operating company Marengo Inc. remains unresolved. The Roadhouse is near three Station properties: Sunset Station, Fiesta Henderson, and Boulder Station. A Station property, Sunset Station LLC, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Speaker says affirmative action still needed to combat discrimination
LimaOhio.comMarch 22, 2012

LIMA — The executive director of the American Association for Affirmative Action said today that affirmative action is a remedy for discrimination, stressing that one still does exist and the other is badly needed. “They say this is a post-racial ...more »

Brockton plane crash survivor released from hospital on day of son's birth
The RepublicMarch 29, 2012

When she arrived to her family's crashed plane 10 minutes later, everyone there tried keeping Kayla at a distance. "I was told he was alive, but that was all that they would tell me," said Kayla, 25. "They didn't want me close to the accident — I ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Renting and the law: Cat allergies lead to questions about lease
Minneapolis Star TribuneMarch 31, 2012

However, if the allergies were serious enough to rise to the level of a disability, then it would likely be necessary for you to reasonably accommodate the tenant by doing something to resolve his health issue. Letting him out of the lease seems as if ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Caterpillar Inc.: APEC Forges Ahead on Remanufacturing
MarketWatch (press release)March 30, 2012

"It's crucial that countries around the world embrace remanufacturing as a business that not only provides customers with another option when repairing, replacing or upgrading their equipment, but also as a business that provides significant economic ...more »

Litigation
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Citizens Bank, Customers Agree to Mediation in Checking Overdraft Lawsuit
BloombergMarch 13, 2012

“The parties have agreed to engage in private mediation in an effort to resolve this case without further litigation,” the Pittsburgh-based bank and the customers said today in a filing in federal court in Miami. They agreed to suspend court filings on ...more »

Business Law
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Google, Facebook working to undermined Do No Track privacy protections
Apple InsiderMarch 30, 2012

By Daniel Eran Dilger Google and Facebook, along with other advertising and technology companies, are working to keep government discussions on "Do Not Track" regulations private so they can twist the definition of "consumer tracking" to the point of ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Honoring the Life and Legacy of Hector P. Garcia
Liberty VindicatorMarch 31, 2012

This month marks 64 years since a young, bold and compassionate Army veteran and physician set out to ensure that veterans received equal benefits and care regardless of their race or ethnicity. On March 26, 1948, Dr. Hector P. Garcia was joined by ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Bring law and order to the digital Wild West
Toronto StarMarch 31, 2012

International law and global security systems clearly need attention, although specialists are quick to remark that extensive and ongoing efforts prevent even more serious cyber-criminal activity. It is time, however, to lift cyber-crime out of the ...more »

Personal Injury
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Washington Attorney Joseph E. Pendergast, III Releases Free Book Download of ...
Seattle Post IntelligencerMarch 30, 2012

Personal injury accidents last for only a few seconds, but the damage done both physically and emotionally during those painful and frightening moments can last a lifetime. Dealing with the injuries, disabilities, and possible fatalities that result ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Reviving the legal basis for our economic liberty
Kansas City StarMarch 31, 2012

One purpose of that amendment's protection of “the privileges or immunities” of American citizenship was to defend the economic liberties of freed slaves from laws restricting entry into trades and businesses. In 1873, in a 5-4 decision in the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Allied World Announces John Telenko and Kim Delaney to Speak at Professional...
MarketWatch (press release)March 22, 2012

Mr. Telenko has been underwriting medical malpractice liability insurance for over 20 years. He graduated from Juniata College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. Mr. Telenko received his RPLU designation from the Professional Liability ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Need financial guidance? This class may be for you
Baxter BulletinMarch 30, 2012

This financial management course is approved by the United States Bankruptcy Trustee as a financial education program, and complies with the laws enacted under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005.more »

Real Estate Law
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Investors See Good Prognosis for Health-Care Real Estate Despite Market ...
CoStar GroupMarch 15, 2012

... and operators of health-care real estate and their clientele. "First, there are a multitude of laws inside the [health-care reform] bill that we don't understand and haven't even been created yet," Taylor said in a video posted on the JLL web site.more »

Horack Talley Promotes Seven Attorneys to Members of the Firm
SYS-CON Media (press release)March 26, 2012

Phillip Lewis - Lewis's practice consists of real estate litigation, complex commercial litigation, attorney malpractice defense, and contract law. Lewis also handles appellate matters. Licensed in North and South Carolina. Keith Nichols - Nichols is a ...more »

Sports Law
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Poll: Health overhaul unpopular, but not as feared
WRICMarch 8, 2012

AP Sports News Video Entertainment News from AP Entertainment News from AP AP National News Video More>> Romney says he's on track to get a nominating majority before convention; rivals undeterred. More>> Romney says he's on track to get a nominating ...more »

Criminal Defense
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More Killings Called Self-Defense
Wall Street JournalMarch 31, 2012

Supporters of stand-your-ground laws say they empower people to confront criminals in life-threatening situations, rather than flee. "I don't want to find out whether I can outrun a bullet," said James Corley, a Columbia, SC, lawyer who shot and killed ...more »

IRS Audit? Don't Panic
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 17, 2012

They can advise how develop the necessary record keeping systems that will collect the data the IRS may be interested in. The IRS does not possess omniscience, yet, but even with their computer system problems, the increasing interconnectedness of ...more »

The chilling effect of the Neasham case
Lake County Record-BeeMarch 2, 2012

There are laws that prohibit any form of discrimination because of race, color, religion and age. So unless someone is determined by law to not be competent, vendors are forced to do business with everyone, regardless of age.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Bonnie Kraham: Make informed decisions about long-term care
Times Herald-RecordMarch 1, 2012

However, there are various strategies that can be employed to protect against the loss of all of one's assets while qualifying for Medicaid. This is true even if one is on the nursing home doorstep. The crisis planning available for single people is ...more »

Environmental Law
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Lemhouse hired by Brammo
Ashland Daily TidingsMarch 31, 2012

Lemhouse's experience in law enforcement, government operations and private business will come into play as Brammo seeks to expand sales. "My role is to open minds to the advantages of integrating alternative fuels and sustainable technology within ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Deciding Between a Will and a Trust
ScoopSanDiego.comMarch 30, 2012

(Mission Times Courier, San Diego, CA) - Most people know that it's important to have an estate plan in place so their assets will be distributed as they'd like upon their death, rather than be distributed according to the California Probate Code.more »

Family Law
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Slovenians reject gay adoption law in referendum
Boston.comMarch 25, 2012

Slovenia held a referendum Sunday on a highly contested new family law which would allow same-sex couples to adopt children in some cases. The law, which is opposed by conservatives close to the Catholic Church, will allow gay couples to adopt the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Miss. House flips to favor workers' comp. changes
WJTVMarch 29, 2012

(AP) Mississippi House members now favor changes to the state's workers' compensation system after previously voting against them. House members voted 60-56 Thursday to pass Senate Bill 2576, which would proponents say would balance a system that now ...more »

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