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Sustaining maritime's growth through indigenous professionals - Guardian
The Guardian NigeriaMay 1, 2013

Nigeria according to the President, generates about 70 per cent of the ship traffic, cargo throughput and volume of trade in the West and Central Africa sub-regions, adding that Nigeria's volume of trade has steadily risen from 82 million tons of cargo...more »

Family files claim against school district over drug sting
U-T San DiegoMay 1, 2013

The family filed a claim -- which is a precursor to filing a lawsuit -- with the district last week, more than a month after an administrative law judge barred the district's attempts to expel the student. The student, who is not being named because he ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Zheng v. New Grand Buffet, Inc., 03/20/13
WorkersCompensation.com (press release) (blog)May 1, 2013

Zheng disputed that she had undergone a change in condition for the better and sought reinstatement of her income benefits, payment of certain medical expenses, permission to change her ATP, a late penalty, and an assessment of attorney fees. The ...more »

Health Care Law
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Seminar about the new health care law - Newsday
NewsdayMay 1, 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is a mammoth new law that is changing health care. To better learn the facts -- and dismiss the misconceptions -- you can attend an adult-education seminar presented as part of ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Fla. House Democrats use tactical move to gain ground on health care
Florida Times-UnionMay 1, 2013

Rick Scott support the plan, but House Republicans don't want to use the federal money. “Once the Senate votes on the bill, we are looking for them [House leadership] to act in all due haste and bring the bill up,” said Rep. Mia Jones, D-Jacksonville ...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama immigration law stays dead
Waterbury Republican AmericanMay 4, 2013

The Alabama law authorized the police to arrest and jail persons who hid or transported illegal immigrants. By an 8-1 vote, the justices let stand lower court rulings that said enforcing the immigration laws is the job of the federal government, not ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Vuzix Sells Out of Gold Software Developer Kits for New M100 Smart Glasses
DigitalJournal.com (press release)May 1, 2013

Certain statements contained in this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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The Part Of The Internet You Don't See Lets Machines Talk To Each Other—And ...
Co.ExistMay 1, 2013

Vehicles will have greater "contextual awareness" (for other road users, for example), and become more service-oriented. Instead of hardware ... Like energy, Bruner sees health care as an antiquated industry ripe for technological mediation. He sees ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Athletes and disability insurance
Akron Legal NewsMay 6, 2013

He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including sports litigation, breach-of-contract claims, consumer class actions and intellectual property disputes. He can be reached at dwerly@foley.com. Robert S. Bressler is a litigation ...more »

Animal Law
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Assembly Approves Albano & Andrzejczak Bill to Crack Down on Animal...
PolitickerNJMay 2, 2013

"There is a need to elevate the seriousness with which courts address animal cruelty offenses because offenders too often receive minimal or no fines for offenses that are many times treated as civil violations and not criminal offenses," said Albano ...more »

Intellectual Property
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New intellectual property law 'inverts normal operation of copyright'
Journalism.co.ukMay 1, 2013

"They [publishers] will be in no position to find out who the author is and will use it without the author's permission, which might even be damaging if it is used in a way that the author believes to be unacceptable as well as stealing their possible ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Lex Machina Raises A Round As IP Litigation Reaches New Highs
TechCrunchMay 1, 2013

The identity of the plaintiff and the defendant, the district(s), judge(s), and lawyers involved in a particular case, have a significant impact on the outcome of a litigation, including whether a particular litigation will proceed at all. While legal...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative Action Limits Opportunities For Asian Americans
Acton Institute (blog)May 16, 2013

This is the greatest irony of affirmative action education policy. The attempt to redress past injustices does nothing but set the stage for new forms of injustice against other groups. Today, Asian-American high-school students are faced with the ...more »

Bayern Munich have thrashed Barcelona 3 - 0 to make it an all German ...
Belfast TelegraphMay 1, 2013

Six killed in Mexico plane crash new. Six employees of the Mexican Attorney General's Office have been killed in a plane crash, authorities say. Coronation Street actor Bill Roache who was arrested on suspicion of an historic allegation of a ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tenant rights may decrease
UW Badger HeraldMay 1, 2013

Elected officials and prominent Madison-area community members have raised concerns about a proposed bill that they say would infringe on the rights of tenants in Wisconsin if adopted. The new state bill builds upon a similar act passed the Legislature ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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North Carolina Senate panel approves consumer loan bill - Fayetteville Observer
Fayetteville ObserverMay 1, 2013

But several civilian lawyers and financial counselors said the interest rate restructuring, along with proposed late fees and deferred payment fees, would still hurt other groups, such as retirees and single parents. Triangle Family Services credit...more »

Litigation
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No Discovery Permitted in Inter Partes Reexamination Proceedings in Patent ...
The National Law ReviewMay 4, 2013

Litigation Positions and Underlying Basis—Asking for the other party's litigation positions and the underlying basis for those positions is not necessary in the interest of justice. The Board has established rules for the presentation of arguments and ...more »

Business Law
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SPECIAL REPORT-How Google UK clouds its tax liabilities
TrustLawMay 1, 2013

If the UK tax authority were to decide that UK-based employees do sell to British clients, UK law could consider Google to have a tax residence, lawyers and academics say. Google UK Ltd. employed 1,300 people at the end of 2011, of whom 720 were ...more »

Personal Injury
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Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Brant Stogner Was Selected for Inclusion in the ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)May 1, 2013

Mr. Stogner focuses his practice on advocating for those seriously injured by others throughout Texas and is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Stogner's dedication to the legal profession and ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Jail for Chelmsford DJ who groomed and abused teenage girl
This is Total EssexMay 2, 2013

A PREDATORY paedophile DJ who calls himself 'The Fridge' has been jailed for nine years for grooming two teenage girls on the internet and abusing one of them. Benjamin Spratt, a former Chelmsford taxi firm boss, was ... On further examination of his ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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With malpractice reform, you could see everything your doctor does (Column)
New Haven RegisterMay 2, 2013

Malpractice laws vary by state, and while some allow for video recording, it must be part of a “formal review process,” according to Atlanta-based health-care lawyer Elizabeth Schoen. To make videotaping routine in hospitals and clinics would require ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Aceh's controversial flag is legal, Constitutional Court chief says
Jakarta PostMay 1, 2013

Banda brothers: Aceh Governor Zaini Abdullah (left), member of the House of Representatives Nasir Djamil (center) and Constitutional Court chief justice Akil Mochtar make merry after a meeting on the implementation of the Special Autonomy Law for Aceh ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Top Business and Real Estate Law Firm in Southern California Opens New ...
Marketwire (press release)May 21, 2013

The Firm has more than 60 attorneys practicing in complex business, real estate and insurance litigation and transactions for Fortune 500 companies, medium and small businesses, and high net-worth individuals. The partner in charge of the Las Vegas ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer fora can initiate 'contempt of court' as well
Times of IndiaMay 26, 2013

The Consumer Protection Act vests the redressal agencies with the power to decide consumer disputes following a summary procedure. Disputes are decided, just like a court. The term "court" has to be interpreted in its generic sense. Whether the ...more »

Sports Law
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ESPN The Magazine Editor Chad Millman On Why Gambling In Sports Should ...
ForbesMay 1, 2013

The bi-weekly will celebrate the event with an issue called “Mag 15,” which is simultaneously a retrospective and prospective, with stories on Robert Griffin III, Bryce Harper, Kobe Bryant and Tom Brady. The issue will hit ... By law it's not. But I ...more »

Madonna concert imperils Russia's promotion market
Russia Beyond The HeadlinesMay 1, 2013

Most promoters of concerts for international performers in Russia stay in the business until the first conflict with law enforcement. As soon as promoters smell trouble, they go bankrupt – only to start a new company under a different name some time ...more »

CTR's Tax Team Supports Clients With New IRS Debt Collection Initiative - PRWeb
PR Web (press release)May 14, 2013

When an individual is facing IRS debt collections, every day can be a fight to protect personal property and finances. CTR's Philadelphia tax lawyer has developed a new program to help clients stop these collection actions in their tracks and restore ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Austin Criminal Defense Attorneys at Carroll Troberman Criminal Defense Now ...
Watch List News (press release)May 12, 2013

The Austin criminal defense firm handles DWI and DUI cases, along with a range of other criminal cases, including probation violations, domestic violence, assault, robbery, theft, weapons charges, arson, drug possession, hit and run and white collar crime.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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hmrc clampdown on offshore trusts face jail
International AdviserMay 2, 2013

UK residents who have access to money through offshore trusts are being advised to check that their arrangements are still within the current tax laws following HMRC's recently announced swoop on trusts that are being used to hide income and wealth ...more »

Park names ex-lawmaker as head of unification council
Yonhap NewsMay 2, 2013

... council on national unification, her office announced Thursday. Hyun Kyung-dae, 74, now chief of a law firm, was designated to lead the National Unification Advisory Council as its senior vice chairman. The president is the ex-officio chairman of ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Why do conveyancing solicitors not advertise their charges?
TrethowansMay 1, 2013

Are they a one trick pony, without colleagues in support who can offer legal advice in other areas of law which impact conveyancing (e.g. Wills, trusts, probate, disputes, family, employment)? The fact is, the majority of conveyancing solicitors will...more »

Environmental Law
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Vectren being investigated by IURC
14 News WFIE EvansvilleMay 4, 2013

Under Indiana law, Vectren must supply net-metering for renewable energy to residential homes and K-12 schools. They must also provide documents called interconnection agreements, but 14 News found customers who applied for those documents from ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Key Considerations When Selecting A Structured Settlement Company
WorkersCompensation.com (press release) (blog)May 14, 2013

Author Michael B. Stack, CPA, Director of Operations, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in employer communication systems and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. He is a writer, speaker ...more »

Family Law
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Gain your 3 CPD points with the April issue of the Family Law journal
Family Law NewswatchMay 2, 2013

This Order commences provisions of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (c.5) ("the Act") that relate to universal credit (UC) and the abolition of income-related employment and support allowance and of income-based jobseeker's allowance, by reference to the ...more »

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