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Restarting the US Capital Machine
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

Reforms in Congress, such as the Fincher-Carney Reopening America's Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act, would create a five-year "on-ramp" for smaller companies to comply with certain provisions of Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank that ...more »

Randolph's BP deal violated state law
Tri Parish TimesMarch 1, 2012

Because BP has a financial relationship with the parish, Randolph cannot accept gifts from the company, according to state law. In the same vein, state law prohibits Randolph from entering into personal economic agreements with the company.more »

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Immigration Laws of Alabama, Georgia Under Scrutiny in US Appeals Court
BloombergMarch 1, 2012

Alabama and Georgia are arguing to salvage state laws targeting illegal immigrants in a hearing before a federal court that already said there's a “substantial likelihood” some parts will be thrown out. A three-judge panel that began hearing cases ...more »

Federal Regulations
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Goldman, Wells Fargo May Face SEC Mortgage-Securities Claims
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 2, 2012

Government agencies are also looking at whether the San Francisco-based bank may have violated fair lending laws or other regulations when making home loans, the firm said. The company is providing information requested by various agencies conducting ...more »

Administrative Law
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Cozen Grows Revenue 6 Percent, PPP 8.3 Percent
Law.comMarch 16, 2012

Cozen O'Connor had a strong financial showing in 2011, bringing in historic highs forthe firm when it came to gross revenue, revenue per lawyer (RPL) and profits per equitypartner (PPP), according to preliminary numbers from the firm.more »

Investigations
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San Benito County sheriff's deputy accused of DUI
KSBW The Central CoastMarch 1, 2012

The San Benito County Sheriff's Office placed Pena on administrative leave soon after his arrest. "One of our deputies is currently under investigation for DUI in Alameda County. Two parallel investigations are progressing simultaneously; ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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Undercover storefront operations prove successful for law enforcement in ...
The Augusta ChronicleMarch 1, 2012

By Summer Moore Storefronts, like the one used in Augusta's latest sting operation, are favorite tools used by law enforcement to catch criminals. Cheap Cigarettes II, located on Peach Orchard Road, was used by police for a seven-month undercover ...more »

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