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AMR wins right to hire bankruptcy advisers
CBS NewsMarch 1, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says a federal judge approved its hiring of legal, business and financial advisers to help steer the company through reorganization under bankruptcy protection. Sean Collins, a spokesman for American parent AMR ...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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Politics on Apple's side in China trademark dispute
ComputerworldMarch 2, 2012

By Michael Kan IDG News Service - Politics could tip the scales in Apple's favor for a high-stakes legal battle that will decide ownership of the iPad trademark in mainland China. But some legal experts remain divided on whether it will be enough to ...more »

Health Care Law
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NH First For New Health Care Law Funds
Patch.comMarch 3, 2012

New Hampshire will be the first state in the country to receive new Medicaid grant dollars – $26.5 million over three years – provided by the Affordable Care Act to keep people out of institutions and living productive lives in their communities, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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TEXT-S&P rates Commercial Barge Line 'B'
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

CBL operates a fleet of Jones Act-qualified vessels. We categorize CBL's business risk profile as "fair," financial risk profile as "highly leveraged," and liquidity as "adequate" (as our criteria define the terms). We expect CBL to achieve a gradually ...more »

Immigration Law
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Bloggings on Immigration Law
ILW.comMarch 12, 2012

Meanwhile, Grandpa, who got his green card through sponsorship by an employer after his daughter and son were too old to benefit, supports everyone. He feels guilty because he brought them into this situation. And they all worry about the adult son, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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CP expands Bakken crude-by-rail origination capability on North Dakota network
MarketWatch (press release)March 6, 2012

... today announced that it will be moving additional Bakken crude oil by unit train rail from a planned industry logistics hub served by its North Dakota network. The Van Hook, North Dakota, facility, to be developed by US Development Group (USD), ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Chukchansi Dispute Continues
KSEEMarch 1, 2012

... call tribal leadership, that is not tribal leadership." The Madera County Sheriff's Department stepped in during the violence and put the tribal offices on lock-down. For now, both sides have agreed to disagree and a resolution is nowhere in sight.more »

Insurance Litigation
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Supply chain coverage can have many limitations: RMS speaker
Business InsuranceMarch 1, 2012

NEW YORK—Supply chain risks are increasingly not being covered by firms' contingent business interruption coverage, warned a speaker at Business Insurance's Risk Management Summit ® . John D. Dempsey, managing partner at Wilton, Conn.more »

Animal Law
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Animals rights spokeswoman: 'Ag Gag' won't stop us! (blog)March 1, 2012

The group, Mercy for Animals, is urging Gov. Terry Branstad to veto the bill even though a spokesman has said the bipartisan support behind the bill speaks favorably for its ultimate signage into law. “Mercy for Animals is committed to preventing and ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Google, JPMorgan, Viterra, Oshkosh: Intellectual Property
BloombergMarch 7, 2012

Google Inc. (GOOG) and a Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) unit were ordered by the US judge presiding over an Apple Inc. patent lawsuit to turn over information about the development of Google's Android operating system. The Motorola Mobility unit ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Philadelphia Attorney Jillian A. S. Roman Presents The Topic of Pelvic Mesh
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

On February 8, 2011 Jillian AS Roman, attorney at the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth was a presenter at the Actos and Pelvic Mesh Litigation Update A Plaintiffs Only Forum, sponsored by Mass Torts Made Perfect. The roundtable, which was open to ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Case Renews Focus On Race In College Admissions
New Hampshire Public RadioMarch 2, 2012

By Claudio Sanchez College and university presidents are wringing their hands over the US Supreme Court's decision to revisit the issue of affirmative action next fall. Critics of racial preferences are thrilled because the court could significantly ...more »

Jet Aviation Acquires Enterprise Jet Center FBO At Hobby Airport
The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment andMarch 2, 2012

29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jet Aviation has acquired the Enterprise Jet Center FBO at Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, adding the 14th FBO to its global network of premium aircraft service and support facilities. Enterprise Jet Center is one of the ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Expert Q+A: green leases – part two
Lexology (registration)March 6, 2012

Q: Between Landlord and Tenant, which party is entitled to the benefit of any rebates, credits or other incentives that accrue because of new sustainability efforts? A: Tenants clearly reap the benefit of the savings to the operating expenses that ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Florida Bankruptcy Attorney Publishing Article on Using REST Report to ...
PR Web (press release)March 2, 2012

The managing partner of the bankruptcy law firm of Cox & Sanchez, Thomas F. Cox, has had an article accepted for publication by the St. Petersburg Bar Association publication, "Paraclete-The Magazine for the Legal Profession.more »

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Leagle.comMarch 5, 2012

That court worked with plaintiffs' litigation committees to identify several categories of plaintiffs and individual "bellwether" plaintiffs. This opinion concerns three groups of bellwether plaintiffs, all suing the United States for flood damages.more »

Business Law
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King & Wood Mallesons Now in Business
Wall Street Journal (blog)March 2, 2012

By Gillian Tan In an emailed statement to our colleagues at Law Blog, a spokeswoman said the firm was already working on over 40 new business leads and matters, reflecting the interest from clients, both international and Chinese, ...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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Teacher pleads not guilty to child porn charges
KPHO PhoenixMarch 1, 2012

Police were acting on a tip from a Valley computer repair company about pornographic images of children on a computer believed to belong to Warner. Detectives from the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force said they found numerous items ...more »

Personal Injury
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Florida Bill that Eliminates Massage from Personal Injury Protection Now on ...
Massage MagazineMarch 16, 2012

In Florida, all drivers must purchase personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. Until now, motorists injured in an accident could receive massage therapy or acupuncture, along with other medical care. But with the passing of Senate Bill 1860, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Supreme Court Poised To Smack Down Affirmative Action
TPMMarch 1, 2012

University of Texas ruling is uncertain, but barring a shocking change of heart from one of the five Republican-appointed justices, the high court seems set to deal a blow to Affirmative Action. This fall, for the first time since 2003, ...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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Suit to test protections of religious employers
WBIR-TVMarch 5, 2012

And the mission board argues the Nollners' lawsuit should be dismissed because the Nollners' employment contract was governed by Virginia, rather than Tennessee, law and that the Dodd-Frank Act's whistleblower protections don't extend beyond the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Releases Fourth ... (press release)March 1, 2012

UN), Canada's largest non-government owner and manager of medical office buildings and healthcare real estate, today announced its results for the three month period and year ended December 31, 2011. Through recent investment property acquisitions, ...more »

States Hardest Hit by Housing Lead Jobs Recovery
BusinessWeekMarch 9, 2012

By Steve Matthews on March 09, 2012 The states that were most hurt in the real estate collapse over the past five years -- Arizona, California, Florida and Nevada -- are now leading the US labor market expansion. The four states added 222100 jobs from ...more »

Sports Law
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Limbaugh Targets Georgetown Law Student
W*USA 9March 2, 2012

Numbers are all the rage in sports, but I'll leave things like PER and UZR to ... UPDATE: Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia released the following statement on Friday: There is a legitimate question of public policy before our nation ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Kennedy's experience deserves your vote
Mundelein ReviewMarch 1, 2012

My next door neighbor and friend, Chris Kennedy is running for Lake County State's Attorney. I have known him and his family for seven years and I want to share why he is the best candidate for the position. I am a criminal defense attorney who has ...more »

Paonia mayor, trustees assailed over handling of town finances
Delta County IndependentMarch 8, 2012

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is leading the investigation after the Town of Paonia was informed by auditor Pete Blair of problems discovered during the 2010 audit. From there the town turned to the district attorney who brought in CBI.more »

Ex-Burnsville school administrator had filed charges and complaint
ThisweekLiveMarch 2, 2012

... known or unkown,” against the district for a range of possible violations, including violation of the state Human Rights Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and other civil rights laws.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Institutional Shareholder Services Helps Clearstream Enhance Proxy Voting Service
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

... ProxyExchange(TM) and will also be able to manage meetings for assets in the Clearstream securities lending programme and vote on positions pledged as collateral as part of the CMS with Clearstream. Customer data protection is handled by multiple ...more »

Environmental Law
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Energy Initiative May Be Repealed
The LedgerMarch 4, 2012

By ZAC ANDERSON TALLAHASSEE | Few states had a more aggressive Republican-backed effort to address global warming and promote renewable energy than Florida in 2007 and 2008. But the political mood has changed so dramatically that lawmakers today are ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Crowded field seeks probate judgeship
South Bend TribuneMarch 31, 2012

St. Joseph County is the only county in the state with a probate court, which handles paternity cases, guardianship, adoptions, juvenile delinquencies, child welfare, and wills and estates. "The public generally gets worked up when kids are committing ...more »

Family Law
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Lawyers combine spinning, legal education in class at JCC
STLtoday.comMarch 1, 2012

Alvin Wolff leads a spinning class at Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. Photo by Emily Rasinski, First there were spin doctors. Now meet the spin lawyers. Alvin Wolff, a personal injury ...more »

Workers Compensation
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New Tool for Comparing Workers' Compensation System Laws Across U.S. and Canada
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

An essential tool for researching and understanding the distinctions among workers' compensation laws in all US states and certain Canadian provinces is now available from the International Association of Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) and ...more »


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