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Best of IMCA Brings Leading Conference Content to a Local Level
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

... Inc. Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. does not discriminate in educational opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.more »

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: White & Case Posts Modest Revenue Gain in a ...
The Am Law DailyMarch 1, 2012

"Considering the investments we made in 2011, we are satisfied with our results," says White & Case chairman Hugh Verrier, who recently began his second four-year term in the firm's top leadership post. "We need to have the right people in the right ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Appeals court upholds Katrina flood ruling
Fox NewsMarch 3, 2012

NEW ORLEANS – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a judge's landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers is liable for property owners' claims, saying the shoddy work on a shipping channel caused billions of dollars in damage from Hurricane ...more »

Health Care Law
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Dallas Doctor Arrested for Role in Nearly $375 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme
eNews Park ForestMarch 3, 2012

The arrests and charges were announced today by Deputy Attorney General James Cole and Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Bill Corr, along with Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department's Criminal Division; ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Cancer Fraud Case Stuns Canandaigua
WROC-TVMarch 1, 2012

It's an act of fraud and betrayal and Canandaigua police said a local woman did just that by faking cancer to rake in money. Thirty-year-old Melissa Jones now faces felony grand larceny and another charge after collecting thousands of dollars through ...more »

Immigration Law
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Nation's Toughest Immigration Law Stays Put For Now
NPRMarch 1, 2012

Despite the concerns of some immigrant advocates, defenders of the enforcement laws say they aren't aimed at imprisoning or deporting illegal immigrants. They largely are designed to drive illegal immigrants out of these states through ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Ohio economy has highs, lows as Super Tuesday approaches
MyrtleBeachOnline.comMarch 3, 2012

But thanks to the shale deposits, Ohio's now-flush energy industry could help create and support more than 200000 jobs by 2015, according to industry estimates. From exploration through development, more than 75 different professions are required to ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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McHose takes aim at Obama on gun decision
New Jersey HeraldMarch 1, 2012

... are making a second try at formally "condemning" President Obama's administration over an international weapons dispute. Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose, R-24th Dist., and Michael Patrick Carroll, R-25th Dist., re-introduced a resolution Feb.more »

Insurance Litigation
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SCHULTZ v. AVIALL, INC.
Leagle.comMarch 5, 2012

They seek to recover benefits under the long-term disability benefit plans maintained by their former employers (Aviall, Inc. and Perkins Coie, respectively) and issued by the Prudential Insurance Company of America. Like many private disability ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal activists step up campaign to save California shelter law
Los Angeles TimesMarch 6, 2012

Animal activists have pledged to continue their campaign to pressure Gov. Jerry Brown to preserve California's shelter law, enlisting state and local lawmakers and vowing to highlight their cause in Capitol budget hearings. The law, which lengthened ...more »

Intellectual Property
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An Overview of Intellectual Property Law: Kok Tong Kopitiam v. Kopitiam
Jakarta GlobeMarch 7, 2012

The three of them have different regimes of law, so never get them confused from one another. Let's discuss the terms to avoid this very confusion, starting with the most popular term: Patent. Patents protect what makes things work.more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Senators Bob Graham and Bob Kerrey File Affirmations in Support of 9/11 ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and ambitious middle market companies, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Advantages of affirmative action still needed
San Antonio ExpressMarch 2, 2012

The United States Supreme Court once again has agreed to revisit the touchy subject of affirmative action. This particular case is a continuation of a suit filed by Abigail Fisher, a white student who claims she was denied admission to the University ...more »

Textainer Group Holdings Limited to Present at the J.P. Morgan Aviation ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 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 14th at 10:25 AM EST.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: 5 Tenant Considerations Prior to Executing a Lease
Our Colorado NewsMarch 1, 2012

Matt Call is the co-founder and principal of NavPoint Real Estate Group. Matt brings a wealth of commercial real estate industry expertise having spent the previous four years as director of commercial real estate services for a boutique firm serving ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Paydayloansolutions.net Helps the Borrowers to Meet the Financial Requirement ...
SBWire (press release)March 2, 2012

“ One of the best features of Paydayloansolutions.net is that it provides bad credit loans. This means even if an individual does not have a sound financial background, one can avail loans without any hassle. The banks also provide loan but the ...more »

Litigation
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ILLUMINA, INC. : Illumina Announces Outcome of First Phase of Its Patent ...
4-tradersMarch 1, 2012

Illumina, Inc. : Illumina Announces Outcome of First Phase of Its Patent Litigation Against LadaTech, LLC Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) announced today that a federal jury in Wilmington, Delaware, found that certain of Illumina's TruSeq sample ...more »

Business Law
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Rush Limbaugh Advertiser Sleep Train Pulls Commercials In Wake Of Sandra Fluke ...
Huffington PostMarch 2, 2012

One of Rush Limbaugh's advertisers announced Friday that it was pulling all of its commercials from his radio show in the wake of Limbaugh's incendiary comments about a female law student and contraception. After being bombarded on Twitter, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses Advances Equality
JURISTMarch 7, 2012

Under the current state of the law, illegitimate children can receive more constitutional protection during the administration of an estate and paternity testing than a surviving same-sex spouse does in filing for military benefits. Romer v.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges
Brevard TimesMarch 3, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida -- A 54-year-old Daytona Beach man is facing child pornography charges after sex crimes investigators discovered illegal images on his computer. The images were uncovered during a routine investigation into illegal on-line ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal injury roundtable: Meeting of minds
Insurance AgeMarch 2, 2012

The first of these was held in London where delegates, under Chatham House rules, discussed the issues surrounding personal injury, the problems the industry faces, the potential solutions and how these solutions should be approached and managed.more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Constitutional crisis in the making
Korea TimesMarch 2, 2012

This is caused by the lack of experience in interpreting the Constitution by the justices and their researchers and constitutional scholars at law schools who are more interested in politics than structured legal analysis. For example, the capital ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Leveson inquiry: Lord Blair, Tim Godwin, Bob Quick - live
The GuardianMarch 7, 2012

12.09pm: Blair quotes the legal word "recuse". He says he recused himself from the "cash for honours" investigation because he had a high level of contact with politicians, all of which was professional. He suggests that Yates, who openly declared ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Big Banks Bleed Best and Brightest to Hedge Funds
TheStreet.comMarch 8, 2012

The major banks continue to battle regulators over the implementation of the Volcker Rule -- part of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act -- and its confusing ban on most proprietary trading, but the writing is on the wall.more »

Real Estate Law
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Global Real Estate Job Outlook on the Rise - 61% Plan to Increase Hiring in 2012
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)March 1, 2012

... including CEOs and other senior-level executives from companies active in commercial property investment and commercial mortgage lending, along with a sampling of respondents from investment banks, REIT securities, law firms, corporate real estate...more »

Can SMBs sue their bank and recover losses from a hacked bank account?
SearchSecurity.comMarch 1, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO -- When attackers hack into a business' bank account and empty the account of millions of dollars, can the business sue its bank and successfully win reimbursement? Two courts in the US decided such cases differently, ruling in favor of ...more »

Sports Law
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Greenwich Sports Roundup: March 2
Patch.comMarch 2, 2012

Robustelli's plaque was added along with the other inductees, which included longtime NBA referee Bennett Salvatore, another Stamford native and Robustelli's son-in-law. Joining Robustelli and Salvatore were five other area sports legends -- former NBA ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Prosecutors: Sandusky committed crime with boy in Tampa
Tbo.comMarch 2, 2012

Sandusky, 68, is confined to his home while he awaits trial on 52 criminal counts. He denies the allegations, and his lawyer said he did not think anything in the latest filing would change his defense strategy. “We are continuing with the preparation ...more »

IRS could be interested in undeclared bounty payments
NBCSports.comMarch 3, 2012

And if income isn't disclosed to the IRS, that's a problem. Go ahead and scoff. That's surely what the NBA officials who traded first-class airfare for coach and kept the difference and didn't pay taxes on it. The NFL already has the evidence.more »

Law change central to Superior IV race
Kokomo PerspectiveMarch 1, 2012

It is not that I am for discrimination. I have fought hard against discrimination as an attorney, but there are legitimate reasons for age discrimination in our laws. In 1991, the US Supreme Court upheld the laws as constitutional that 36 states had on ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Primary 2012: 10th Judicial Circuit Judge
Morton Times-NewsMarch 6, 2012

In addition, as a partner, I was involved in the decisions that impact a successful law practice. I represented clients in a wide variety of matters including: civil law, probate, real estate, foreclosures, guardianships, adoptions, family law, ...more »

Environmental Law
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Proposed clean energy standard could wake up U.S. energy policy
Environmental Expert (press release)March 2, 2012

Today, Senator Bingaman took a step in that direction by introducing the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012 (CESA), which would create certainty for clean energy investments, diversify the US power mix, and yield meaningful carbon emissions reductions.more »

Wills & Probate
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Future of Money May Involve Cash After All; LIBOR Reform
US BankerMarch 6, 2012

Following yesterday's news articles about global banks' slow progress drafting living wills for themselves, an FT editorial urges those countries that have yet to release guidance on the wind-down plans to do so, quick snap.more »

Family Law
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Birth Injuries from Medical Malpractice Can Create a Lifetime of Financial and ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)March 7, 2012

In fact, his law firm, the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates, has tried and settled more medical malpractice cases for injured parties than any other attorney in California, and has obtained over one billion dollars in verdicts and ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Bill would ease workers comp for firefighters
KIVI-TVMarch 2, 2012

By AP 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 ...more »

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