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Cody couple troubled by violence, debt, divorce
Cody EnterpriseMarch 1, 2012

26 has had previous trouble with the law, according to court records. The couple were also apparently struggling with medical bills and had been on the cusp of divorce. After a brief manhunt, Myron Friday, 28, was arrested Feb.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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Recommended: 5 things you need to know about the birth control mandate
msnbc.comMarch 2, 2012

...administration's contraception rule – whether and when religiously affiliated employers must comply – has dominated recent headlines, that debate has obscured other questions about how the rules will actually be implemented. Under the health law, ...more »

Health Care Law
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McConnell vows full fledge assault on health law amid conservative threat to ...
The Hill (blog)March 1, 2012

said he's committed to repealing President Obama's healthcare reform law after a conservative group threatened to go for his head over the issue. The Hill reported Thursday that McConnell told his conference this week that he does not want to vote ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Lehman bankruptcy's legal tab: $1.6 billion
CNNMoneyMarch 6, 2012

Lehman Brothers' primary law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges is already set to collect $383 million for its work up until January 31, 2012. The firm representing creditors of Lehman Brothers', Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, has already billed nearly $133 ...more »

Immigration Law
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Selma to Montgomery march planned over immigration law
News CourierMarch 1, 2012

... of Alabama's voter ID and immigration laws. Members of sponsor groups said in a Wednesday news conference that they want to bring national attention to what they see as voter suppression in Alabama and the South, failures in public education, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Judicial accountability
Business Recorder (blog)March 6, 2012

No doubt this development has emerged primarily due to the free and independent Superior Judiciary in the country and the role of the press, electronic media and civil society. Such awareness is fast emerging in most developing countries such as India, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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New York Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators: New York State's Premier ...
Business Wire (press release)March 1, 2012

... association whose membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil/commercial conflict resolution and by their commitment to the practice of alternative dispute resolution.more »

Insurance Litigation
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St. Cloud settles officer's discrimination lawsuit
NECNMarch 2, 2012

(AP) — The city of St. Cloud has settled a discrimination lawsuit filed by a police officer for $73000, but admits no liability or wrongdoing. Officer Sean Lathrop sued the city and several members of the police department in federal court.more »

Animal Law
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Branstad defends signing livestock bill into law
Appleton Post CrescentMarch 5, 2012

Terry Branstad is defending his decision to sign into law a measure making Iowa the first state where it's a crime to lie in order to gain access to a livestock operation to record animal abuse. Speaking Monday at his weekly news conference, ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Property rights debate
Windsor StarMarch 3, 2012

Canada's complacency in intellectual property is threatening its relative position in the global pharmaceutical industry and changes are needed in IP protection to re-establish Canada as a global competitor. Adjustments need to be made to patent term ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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English asbestos sufferers - pleural plaques
Furley Page Solicitors (blog)March 1, 2012

By Neille Ryan - 01/03/2012 11:43 AM Legislation in Northern Ireland now allows sufferers of asbestos related pleural plaques to obtain compensation, reversing the 2007 House of Lords decision in Johnson v NEI Combustion Limited, which ruled that ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Rethinking Affirmative Action at Colleges
UPTOWN MagazineMarch 2, 2012

It's official: The Supreme Court will be revisiting the grand old issue of affirmative action this year. Abigail Fisher, who is white, is arguing that her grades and test scores would have admitted her to the University of Texas if she were black or ...more »

Textainer Group Holdings Limited to Present at the J.P. Morgan Aviation...
Business Wire (press release)March 2, 2012

... containers based on fleet size, today announced that the Company's President and CEO, Philip K. Brewer, is scheduled to present at the JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Defense Conference in New York on Wednesday, March 14 th at 10:25 AM EST.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Apartments Restraining order may justify tenant's right to break lease
Chicago TribuneMarch 2, 2012

I'll leave the first one to you and your spiritual advisers; me, I'm only about the law. And the law might, depending on where you live, have something to say about treating this person the way you'd treat any lease-breaking tenant who has no legally ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Review: The History of the Devil
Montreal GazetteMarch 2, 2012

Barker even has a raving Dante appear as a witness in this darkly satirical courtroom drama (first produced in 1980) that strives to give a fair hearing to the devil while blaming all the bad stuff on us – and the Almighty.more »

Litigation
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US trade panel to rethink Microsoft, Motorola decision
Reuters IndiaMarch 3, 2012

Two patents were dropped from the case during litigation. Motorola Mobility was found to infringe one patent out of the remaining seven. A final decision is due in the spring. Microsoft said it looked forward to the review. "We remain confident that ...more »

Business Law
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STOCKTON, or BUST!
Fox and Hounds Daily (blog)March 2, 2012

By David S. White Principal of David S. White & Associates, a real estate and general business law firm, West Los Angeles The very first real-world test of AB 506, requiring that before municipalities can file Petitions in Bankruptcy (Chapter 9 of the ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Rep. West: We can't continue to look to the military as a billpayer for ...
Fox NewsMarch 1, 2012

One of the things that disturbs me is we cannot continue to look at the military as bill payer for our fiscal irresponsibility. The Obama administration says they will not cut healthcare benefits to retirees and raise the rates by triple.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Loss mounts from scams targeting seniors Crimes hardest to investigate and ...
Arab Times Kuwait English DailyMarch 5, 2012

NEW YORK, March 4, (AP): Boomers beware: Scams, frauds and other financial exploitation schemes targeting older Americans are a growing multibillion-dollar industry enriching the schemers, anguishing the victims and vexing law enforcement officials who ...more »

Personal Injury
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Florida House Approves Sweeping Personal Injury Protection Reforms to Combat ...
Insurance News Net (press release)March 3, 2012

House Bill 119 reforms Florida's Personal Injury Protection insurance system by adopting the framework of the Medical Care Coverage (MCC) Law. Under the law, policyholders will retain minimum coverage of $10000 and the availability to recover lost ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Mississippi plans immigration law; court to review others
Plain DealerMarch 1, 2012

... will see more action in the coming days, with Mississippi considering an Alabama-style immigration crackdown bill and a federal appeals court set to consider today whether the Alabama law, and a similar one in Georgia, are constitutional.more »

Professional Malpractice
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Alumnus Attorney Accepted to ABOTA
Hendrix College Events and NewsMarch 5, 2012

His litigation and trial practice focuses on professional liability defense, including medical and attorney malpractice; products liability defense, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumer goods; ERISA benefits litigation and ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Fed Extends Comment Period on Dodd-Frank Prudential Standards
BloombergMarch 2, 2012

The Federal Reserve extended the comment period on a proposed rule to implement “enhanced prudential standards and early remediation requirements” under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Fed extended the comment period ...more »

Real Estate Law
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The Forefront Law Group Announces Launch
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 1, 2012

The Forefront Law Group formally launched its entrepreneurial law practice with more than two dozen initial clients, including venture stage and growth companies in technology, software and social media, luxury and retail, real estate, and renewable ...more »

Main external law firms: Clyde & Co, Linklaters, Mayer Brown, Norton Rose ...
The LawyerMarch 5, 2012

Since her move to insurance giant QBE European Operations from Norton Rose in 2006, Esther Felton has made it her mission to grow a department that would work in partnership with the business. Hers is a model designed to be both commercial and ...more »

Sports Law
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Impact of state anti-abortion laws hard to gauge
WRICMarch 2, 2012

AP Sports News Video Entertainment News from AP Entertainment News from AP AP National News Video More>> By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer When lawmakers take aim at abortion, they draw on an ever-growing arsenal of restrictions and mandates imposed on ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Gigi Gordon's Death Matters
LA WeeklyMarch 1, 2012

It was just after sundown in mid-January and Madelynn Kopple knew that her longtime friend, colleague and, most recently, housemate, famed Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Gigi Gordon, should have returned home from running errands hours ago.more »

Wayne Dunich Kolb of Saddle River charged with stealing nearly $190K in ...
newjerseynewsroom.comMarch 7, 2012

Wayne Dunich Kolb of Saddle River, who operated a tax preparation service, has been indicted on charges he stole nearly $190000 in checks that small business clients wrote to pay sales taxes or payroll withholding taxes to the states of New Jersey and ...more »

What to Prove in ADEA Cases?
HR.BLR.comMarch 2, 2012

When he didn't get it, he suspected age discrimination: The successful candidate was 12 years younger. When he sued, however, the courts wrestled with the standard of proof. For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report "Top 10 Best Practices in HR ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Geithner warns against financial crisis 'amnesia'
Tampabay.comMarch 3, 2012

Geithner offered a vigorous and personal defense of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which has been sharply criticized by the financial industry and Republicans as a severe regulatory overreaction that is hindering the ...more »

Environmental Law
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A Flex-Fuel Mandate Is Pro-Market
Wall Street JournalMarch 2, 2012

So Congress should encourage car makers to look for new alternatives. By ROBERT C. MCFARLANE The current election cycle and the rising price of gasoline have rekindled interest in energy security and how best to achieve it. We've had these spasms of ...more »

Wills & Probate
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End-of-life planning helps all
Toledo BladeMarch 4, 2012

The advance directives of living wills and durable health-care power of attorney became more prevalent as a result of 25-year-old Ms. Cruzan, whose parents wanted artificial feeding and hydration removed. Their legal battle reached the Supreme Court, ...more »

Family Law
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Girl Scouts' centennial finds four generations in Olathe, Kansas family
Bellingham HeraldMarch 5, 2012

By the time Laurie Gilson was 3, she could hold up three fingers and recite “The Law.” I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do,. and to respect ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Bill would ease workers comp for firefighters
KLEWMarch 2, 2012

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho firefighters who get cancer they think is caused on the job are a step closer to winning stronger workers compensation protections. Professional Firefighters of Idaho representative Mike Walker told the Senate State Affairs ...more »

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