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SC Treasurer Sounds Alarm About State Investments
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

He says the legislature doesn't need to pass any new laws regarding the state's investments; the current laws just need to be enforced. So who enforces those laws? "In some cases it's the treasurer; some cases the Budget and Control Board; ...more »

November Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico up 12.7% Year-over-year
TruckinginfoFebruary 1, 2012

Trade using surface transportation between the US and Canada and Mexico was 12.7% higher in November 2011 than in November 2010, totaling $76.7 billion, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics of the US Department of Transportation.more »

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Administrative Hearings
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Judge Upholds Discipline for Two Firefighters
13WMAZFebruary 1, 2012

An administrative law judge has upheld the discipline for two Macon-Bibb firefighters who took part in a prank shooting at Station 108 in September. Hughes was fired and Brewer was demoted from sergeant to private and suspended for 10 days by Chief ...more »

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Social Media Sleuthing
PropertyCasualty360February 1, 2012

While social media sites can provide great information for investigators, this capability comes with great responsibility. Even though there is a growing collection of case law on the subject, the rules and regulations are not clear.more »

Federal Regulations
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Optus's copycat capers threaten TV rights
The AustralianFebruary 1, 2012

That said, the case is certain to be appealed to the full Federal Court. If Optus wins again, there will be calls to make some changes to the law. The argument against the decision is that the technology was designed to pervert the law, a contrivance ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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Attorney general opinion clarifies Harbor Police authority
Houma CourierFebruary 1, 2012

The Louisiana Attorney General's office has clarified a 2011 decision which suggested the authority of Port Fourchon's Harbor Police Department is not recognized by the state. The confusion began last year, when the port's private Harbor Police...more »


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