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Dooger's Warrenton location for lease
Coast River Business JournalMarch 1, 2012

“We have some pad spaces for lease and that's included,” said leasing agent Jeff Olson of Commercial Realty Advisors Northwest. The property at 103 US Hwy. 101 is described on several commercial real estate websites as, “Existing 5000 +/- SF ...more »

Letters: Give people more information on health law
USA TODAYMarch 1, 2012

Enough ("Swing states poll: Health care law hurts Obama in 2012"). On Capitol Hill: Thousands protest the new health care policy on Nov. 5, 2009. On Capitol Hill: Thousands protest the new health care policy on Nov. 5, 2009.more »

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Administrative Law
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Rehberg spokesman: Cebull says he will apologize to president for racist email
Billings GazetteMarch 1, 2012

Chief US District Judge Richard Cebull said Wednesday that he had no racist intent when he sent the email to friends. Common Cause and a former Montana senator on Thursday called on Montana's Chief US District Judge Richard Cebull to resign following ...more »

Health Care Law
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Scott Brown defends defeated Blunt Amendment health care bill
MassLive.comMarch 1, 2012

Brown is being challenged for his seat by Harvard law school professor Elizabeth Warren. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) By STEVE LeBLANC BOSTON — US Sen. Scott Brown is defending his support of an amendment that would have allowed employers or health...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Jones: T.O. council should rethink its decision
Ventura County StarMarch 3, 2012

I realize the current state law allows them to do this, but I would say two things about that law. First, it is a bad law and should be repealed. The governor can fill vacancies in Congress and the Legislature only until the next November election; ...more »

Immigration Law
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States, courts and the illegal alien disaster
UPI.comMarch 4, 2012

At the heart of the dispute: If the federal government and federal law fails to control illegal immigration and its effects, do individual states have the right to enact their own tougher laws? The New York Times reported last week, before the state's ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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California Composting: Growth Of Industry Strains Oversight
Huffington PostMarch 7, 2012

Armando died in an industrial accident, making a civil suit for his death difficult to win under the law. Faustina Ramirez's lawsuit against Community Recycling only mentions the older brother, Heladio, because he worked for A & B Harvesting.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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No Bus Strike this Friday
MyFox PhoenixMarch 2, 2012

Former Arizona Supreme Court chief justice Ruth V. McGregor has been hired to mediate negotiations. Veolia is under contract with Phoenix to manage its bus service and employs the bus operators, mechanics and other staff. The company and union bus ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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TD profit hit by capital markets, litigation reserve
Globe and MailMarch 1, 2012

TD's banking, wealth and insurance units reported higher earnings than a year ago, while its capital markets division saw its profits fall 17 per cent. The results were also affected by a number of one-time items, most significantly a litigation...more »

Animal Law
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Iowa Makes It A Crime To Video Animal Abuse (blog)March 4, 2012

Undercover footage filmed by animal rights groups during the past several years have been instrumental in exposing cases of cruelty to farm animals. Governor Terry Branstad signed the law in a private ceremony. Iowa is the country's leading producer of ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Louis Vuitton's Campaign Against Free Speech
Slate Magazine (blog)March 9, 2012

... their ownership of trademarks constitutes some kind of wide-ranging repeal of the first amendment. Thus, Luis Vuitton has decided to send a cease and desist order to the University of Pennsylvania Law School over the poster you see on the left.more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Obama nominates Oklahoma attorney for judgeship
Appleton Post CrescentMarch 1, 2012

The White House says John E. Dowdell has been a partner since 1987 at Norman Wohlgemuth Chandler & Dowdell, where he handles complex civil litigation and criminal matters before district and appellate courts. Since 1999, Dowdell also has served on a ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Ending affirmative action could be good thing
San Antonio ExpressMarch 1, 2012

I graduated from a diverse public college preparatory school and attended an equally diverse public university where no one ever felt anyone else got in because of affirmative action. My strong undergraduate performance earned me a full-ride ...more »

UN aviation body says emissions proposal by year-end
ReutersMarch 2, 2012

(Reuters) - The head of the United Nations body that oversees civil aviation said on Friday that his agency still plans to have a proposal on measures to address emissions from aviation by the end of 2012, even as critics push for faster change.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Foreclosure leaves little recourse for renters
Port Huron Times HeraldMarch 5, 2012

Crystal Ross talks about the recent foreclosure process with input from her husband, Chris, on Sunday at their home on Quaker Hills Drive in Fort Gratiot. The Rosses lease their home, but they recently discovered that the home is being foreclosed.more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Chadbourne & Parker Appoint 6
JDJournal.comMarch 3, 2012

The law firm, which covers the gamut of legal services, from mergers and acquisitions, to intellectual property and antitrust, to real estate and bankruptcy, is an international player, with offices in Russia, Turkey, the Middle East, Latin America, ...more »

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'Last Samurai' Litigation Set for Trial March 20 With Millions at Stake
Hollywood ReporterMarch 2, 2012

The curtain raises soon on a case featuring a pair of brothers who wrote a script entitled "The Last Samurai," say their agent pitched it to defendants, and then had their work allegedly stolen. The trial over whether Ed Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz and ...more »

Business Law
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Gaiam and Discovery Communications Release Three New DVD Titles This March
Sacramento BeeMarch 1, 2012

The new titles include: Oceanic; True Crime Series Volume 3: Deadly Attractions and Crimes of Passion; and American Warriors. Discovery Channel's OceanicThe ocean covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface and contains 97 percent of the planet's water, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Sen. Scott Brown hosts forum on military health cuts
Boston HeraldMarch 2, 2012

Brown said the cuts would increase health care fees for active duty military families and eligible veterans. He's said before any cuts are made to military health benefits the federal government should begin by cutting the health care benefits for ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Anonymous blocks Peru's high-tech police website
PhysOrg.comMarch 5, 2012

The vigilante Internet hackers called Anonymous blocked the website of Peru's police who fight against computer crime, a officials said Monday. The vigilante Internet hackers called Anonymous blocked the website of Peru's police who fight against ...more »

Personal Injury
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Fla. House OKs bill to fight personal injury fraud
St. Augustine RecordMarch 3, 2012

AP TALLAHASSEE — 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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House Passes 'Anti-Sharia' Bill; CAIR Vows Court Challenge
Sunshine State NewsMarch 2, 2012

"The South Dakota law simply prohibits any religious law from being enforced by a state court, whether or not that religious law violates a party's constitutional right. Thus, a purely innocuous religious agreement could not be enforced. That's stupid.more »

Professional Malpractice
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Leveson inquiry: Lord Condon, Lord Stevens, Lynne Owens - live
The GuardianMarch 6, 2012

12.49pm: Stevens says he does not think "professional relationships could have been fostered without some sort of hospitality". "This is the way they did business – if you didn't do it that way, they probably wouldn't see you," says Stevens.more »

Consumer Protection
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Judge tosses suit alleging 'Drive' is anti-Semitic
The Detroit NewsMarch 1, 2012

Sarah Deming filed a lawsuit last September claiming that a movie trailer for the 2011 film, which stars Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks, violated the Michigan Consumer Protection Act because it falsely represented the content of the movie.more »

Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Q&A: The 4 keys to mortgage modification
Kansas City StarMarch 1, 2012

Do I call a law firm? A real estate agent? A loan modification company? Who? A: Call a lawyer experienced in dealing with struggling homeowners. He or she will help you figure out a strategy that may involve a short sale or a loan modification.more »

SNC wins nuclear contract as board executes accounting probe
National PostMarch 1, 2012

Montreal – SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., the Quebec engineering giant that bought the Canadian government's Candu nuclear reaction business last fall, said its joint venture with construction firm Aecon Group Inc. won a major contract to prepare the ...more »

Sports Law
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KEYC - Mankato News, Weather, Sports -BP settles Gulf spill lawsuits for at ...
KEYC TVMarch 3, 2012

"The United States will continue to work closely with all five Gulf states to ensure that any resolution of the federal law enforcement and damage claims, including natural resources damages, arising out of this unprecedented environmental disaster is ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Jury Finds R. Allen Stanford Guilty on 13 of 14 Criminal Counts
Texas LawyerMarch 6, 2012

Saying it "wasn't OK for Allen Stanford to lie, cheat and steal for 20 years," federal prosecutor William Stellmach asked jurors to find the Houston financier guilty of all 14 criminal counts against him. But Stanford defense attorney Ali Fazel, ...more »

Follow Three Simple Tax Rules
ForbesMarch 2, 2012

Taxes are complicated, but some rules are simple. Respect these three rules, and you'll reduce the chance of coming to grief with the IRS. 1. Keep Business and Personal Affairs Separate. You'll be better off if you can separate your tax life into ...more »

Flint Equal Housing Rights Ordinance Passed After 2-Year Effort From LGBT Groups
Huffington PostMarch 5, 2012

"Housing obviously has been a challenge for many of our constituents for many years," said Stevi Atkins, CEO of the Flint non-profit Wellness Aids Services. "We hear stories all the time about discrimination that occurs ... there had been no recourse ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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BP Reaches $7.8 Billion Deal With Gulf Spill Victims
BusinessWeekMarch 3, 2012

Barbier said in his order that he will schedule a status conference with lawyers to discuss issues raised by the settlement and set a new trial date. “Such a settlement would likely result in a realignment of the parties in this litigation and require ...more »

Environmental Law
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Sidley Austin LLP Expands Project Finance Practice in Washington DC with the ...
ElectroIQMarch 1, 2012

Mr. Moran's projects include alternative energy (wind, solar and biomass), coal and natural gas-fired facilities, natural gas storage facilities, LNG projects and natural gas pipelines. "Tim's level of experience in project finance will be instrumental ...more »

Wills & Probate
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A to Z Law's partner to present estate planning seminar
Ventura County StarMarch 1, 2012

VanConas will discuss how the different ways of holding title to property can affect an estate plan, and will also give an update about current changes in the estate tax laws. VanConas received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, ...more »

Family Law
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Meet law student and contraception advocate Sandra Fluke
Daily CallerMarch 3, 2012

During her time as a law student, according to her LinkedIn page, Fluke has engaged in a variety of internships and activities focused largely on women's rights. She has served as the development editor for the “Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law...more »

Workers Compensation
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Oregon workplace deaths remain at historic lows
Bizjournals.comMarch 1, 2012

Deaths of workers covered by the Oregon workers' compensation system rose in 2011 but are still well below the number of fatalities logged in a typical year. Twenty-eight people covered by the system died during 2011. That's up from the record low 17 ...more »


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