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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 »

Houston Slammed For Clean Air Violations
Care2.com (blog)March 1, 2012

Thirty years of illegal pollution has led us to this. Thirty years is too long. This is the conclusion the Sierra Club acted upon when they brought suit against the EPA for failing to enforce the Clean Air Act in Texas. The EPA's determination of ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Court action by developer could stall housing projects across Iowa
DesMoinesRegister.comMarch 1, 2012

He initiated the legal action after his appeal before an administrative law judge failed. A hearing on whether the state's awards process should come to a halt has been scheduled for March 30. “If we prove our case, there could be an injunction,” ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health Insurance and Contraception in Arizona
Tucson CitizenMarch 3, 2012

Nationwide, 13% of women who become pregnant each year are not insured, which often results in inadequate prenatal care. Federal law requires insurance coverage of contraceptives for federal employees and their dependents. The Health care reform law...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Police details 'passed to inmates'
The Press AssociationMarch 2, 2012

... appeared at Craigavon Magistrates' Court charged under the Terrorism Act with collecting information that could be used by terrorists. A detective told district judge Alan White that the documents contained extensive details about Jones's former ...more »

Immigration Law
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Fed court hears challenge to Ga. immigration law
Access North GeorgiaMarch 1, 2012

The judges were set to hear arguments later on two separate challenges to Alabama's immigration law filed by immigrant rights groups and the Justice Department. The panel said it wouldn't rule until the US Supreme Court releases a decision on a federal ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Zurn Industries Celebrates World Plumbing Day
Water Online (press release)March 5, 2012

"We've been working toward this goal since the Act was passed into law and World Plumbing Day presents the perfect opportunity to celebrate this commitment," says Rick Fields, Senior Director of Marketing and Product Development, Zurn Wilkins.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Don Philbin Receives BCDRC Distinguished Service Award for 2011
San Antonio ExpressMarch 1, 2012

His work in mediation and teaching earned him additional accolades in the 2011 calendar year, as he was honored with The Outstanding Lawyer Award in the mediation category from the San Antonio Business Journal in November, recognized as one of 196 ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Brian S. Fraser, Litigation Partner, Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP to Speak at ...
Exec Digital (press release)March 3, 2012

In financial litigation, Mr. Fraser represents clients in capital markets, derivatives, securities, including asset-backed securities, corporate governance and insurance litigation. Mr. Fraser represents hedge funds, fund managers, ...more »

Animal Law
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Circus Ban On Wild Animals To Be Outlined By MPs, New Licensing Regime For ...
Sky NewsMarch 1, 2012

But a tough new licensing regime will be brought in to improve conditions for performing animals while changes in the law are developed. A Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) spokeswoman said: "We always said we were minded to ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Aaron Ettelman Joins Panitch Schwarze as Partner
SunHerald.comMarch 2, 2012

PHILADELPHIA -- Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, an intellectual property law firm in Philadelphia, is delighted to welcome a prominent intellectual property attorney as a Partner. Prior to joining PSB&N, Mr. Ettelman was a Partner in the ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Lawyer, veteran Sachse dies at 81
The AdvocateMarch 1, 2012

Sachse spent more than 40 years as an attorney and partner at Breazeale, Sachse and Wilson, a law firm his father founded. During his time at the firm, Sachse scored some “extremely important” litigation wins, said firm partner Van Mayhall Jr., ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Implementation Of Affirmative Action Would Contribute To Gender Equality-CHRAJ
GhanaMarch 9, 2012

Ms Lauretta Vivian Lamptey, Commissioner, Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) yesterday said the implementation of affirmative action would contribute immensely to resolve the problem of low representation of women in ...more »

LETU Aviation Faculty named 2012 Teacher of the Year
KETKMarch 1, 2012

Longview, TX — LeTourneau University aviation faculty instructor Becky Teerink was awarded the 2012 Teacher of the Year award from the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM). She will receive her award on March 10 at the WAI ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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FRENCH VALLEY: Commercial park was hub for marijuana
Press-EnterpriseMarch 5, 2012

The tenants said the property was empty until their Orange County-based landlord hit on a new strategy: market it to marijuana growers. An ad for the property on Craigslist didn't mention marijuana but encouraged prospective tenants to “GROW GROW GROW” ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Supreme Court reaffirms pro-arbitration stance
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

In Compucredit Corp v Greenwood the Supreme Court held that claims brought under the Credit Repair Organisations Act are arbitrable and that arbitration agreements subject to the act must be enforced.(1) While Compucredit concerned domestic ...more »

Litigation
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Patent Peace: Article One Partners Raises $7 Million For Its Patent Research ...
TechCrunchMarch 5, 2012

Basically, the startup has built a global research community of patent experts that respond to requests from individuals or corporations, taking those requests and building reports aimed at enabling the company to make better patent-related business ...more »

Business Law
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Pregnant surrogates 'left in the lurch' after RCMP raid fertility consultant's ...
National PostMarch 1, 2012

Although the Supreme Court of Canada struck down much of the act last year, it still bans the purchase of sperm or eggs or the services of a surrogate, prohibitions that are also part of the Criminal Code. Cpl. Glenn would not confirm or deny reports ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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X-STATIC® Silver Antimicrobial Technology Provides Infection Prevention ...
Sacramento BeeMarch 1, 2012

By X-STATIC SCRANTON, Pa., March 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- X-STATIC®, the silver-based fiber technology used widely by US Military Forces, Olympic Athletes, NASA astronauts and hundreds of well-known consumer brands, is now available to the healthcare ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Bedminster man faces child endangerment charges after prohibited images are ...
NJ.comMarch 14, 2012

11, 2012, detectives from the internet crimes against children task force discovered files on Sadek's computer that contained images of children under the age of 16 engaged in prohibited sexual acts. Sadek was taken to the county jail on March 12 with ...more »

Personal Injury
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Fla. House OKs bill to fight personal injury fraud
MiamiHerald.comMarch 3, 2012

A bill aimed at cracking down on rampant fraud in the state's personal injury protection insurance was passed Friday in the Florida House of Representatives. The bill (HB 119) was approved largely along party lines on an 85-30 vote.more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Nevada's medical marijuana distribution law ruled unconstitutional
Las Vegas Review - JournalMarch 3, 2012

By not clearing the way for a patient to legally obtain marijuana, the Legislature failed to abide by the amendment to the state constitution that led to the enactment of the law, the lawyer has said. Mosley agreed. "The law falls short however in ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Barton W. Butterbaugh Has Recently Been Recognized by Strathmore's Who's Who ...
PR.com (press release)March 3, 2012

Westbury, NY, March 03, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Barton W. Butterbaugh, of Scottsdale, Arizona, has recently been recognized as a Professional of the Year by Strathmore's Who's Who Registry for his outstanding contributions and achievements in field of ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Auction kickback scandal deepens
Independent OnlineMarch 5, 2012

She subsequently sought the assistance of the Consumer Protection Act when Levitt refused to open his books to her about what had actually happened on that day. He responded on February 8 by suing her for R2.25 million for defaming Auction Alliance and ...more »

Real Estate Law
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VLP Expands Real Estate Practice with Addition of San Francisco Partners
Send2Press Newswire (press release)March 1, 2012

Mr. Wright's practice includes all aspects of real estate transactional law, including development, acquisition, joint ventures, commercial financing, leasing, dispositions, entity structuring, partnership and limited liability company agreements and ...more »

Local Businessman Turns to Online Reputation Management to Aid in Fight for ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)March 1, 2012

Graham's commercial real-estate firm caters to clients across the United States, and most recently signed a contract to work with an international investor. However, the deal nearly fell through when the investor asked Graham about his past law suits.more »

Sports Law
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WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC Senate defeats bill to ...
WECT-TV6March 1, 2012

The 51-48 vote killed an amendment that would have allowed employers and insurers to opt out of portions of the president's health care law they found morally objectionable. That would have included the law's requirement that insurers cover the costs ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Top New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Joel S. Walter to Lead I CARE Foundation ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)March 1, 2012

Joel S. Walter, a highly respected and renown New York City criminal defense lawyer and a Board of Director member of the International Child Abduction Research and Enlightenment Foundation (I CARE Foundation), will oversee the foundation's newly ...more »

UCAN boss bonuses totaled $249000
U-T San DiegoMarch 9, 2012

On issues beyond those disclosure matters, the lawyer said there was no evidence of misuse of funds, no evidence UCAN failed to conduct a required audit, and no proof Shames practiced law with an inactive license. Also, Dostart found the bonuses were ...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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Estate planning workshop in Lincolnshire
Buffalo Grove CountrysideMarch 2, 2012

The purpose of this workshop is to provide education about the basic tools of estate planning, such as wills, trusts and powers of attorney. The workshops will also cover issues related to probate, guardianship, titling of assets, asset protection ...more »

Environmental Law
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ALEXANDER CALLS ON CONGRESS TO "STOP THE "BIG WIND' GRAVY TRAIN"
Power Engineering MagazineMarch 8, 2012

$6 billion of these Big Wind subsidies will come from the Production Tax Credit for renewable energy, which Congress temporarily enacted in 1992. The prospect of its expiration at the end of this year has filled the Capitol with lobbyists hired by ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Evan Guthrie Law Firm Organizes SC Bar YLD Summerville Habitat For Humanity ...
Exec Digital (press release)March 3, 2012

If a will is in place the probate court process is much easier and the homeowners can pass on the home to loved ones in a simpler way. There were many attorney and legal volunteers that participated in drafting and witnessing the documents that came ...more »

Family Law
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Family Law Matters Do Not Belong in the Courtroom Says Family Law Attorney ...
Business Review Australia (press release)March 3, 2012

This is the norm for Family Law matters in Australia, England, Wales and Ontario, Canada. Using conflict resolution instead of litigation has helped reduce the backlog of court cases, drastically reduced costs for parties in divorces, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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North Carolina Man Sentenced on Workers' Compensation Insurance Scam
Insurance News Net (press release)March 5, 2012

Fuller previously pled guilty to mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud National Employees Services (NES) of more than $2.8 million in what the company believed were insurance premiums for workers compensation insurance.more »

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