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TEXT: S&P Assigns Bellisio Foods Inc. 'B' Issue-Level Ratings
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

We are withdrawing the ratings on the company's prior senior secured credit facilities, as well as our preliminary 'B' corporate credit rating on Bellisio Parent LLC, Bellisio Foods Inc.'s new parent company, following our review of the final legal...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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Administrative Hearings
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Vessel sold after red flags raised about foreign control
Alaskajournal.comMarch 2, 2012

By Andrew Jensen, Alaska Journal of Commerce The American Fisheries Act was passed in 1998 to prohibit foreign control of US fishing vessels, but a well-known member of the Alaska fleet and one of the state's largest Japanese-owned processors may have ...more »

Federal Regulations
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Court skeptical of using US laws in foreign human rights cases
Corporate CounselMarch 1, 2012

The US Supreme Court during arguments Tuesday appeared skeptical of citizens and foreigners using two federal laws to hold corporations and other organizations liable for human rights violations committed abroad. The justices heard back-to-back ...more »

Administrative Law
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Judge: Ogeechee Riverkeeper has no standing in Ogeechee River case
Savannah Morning NewsMarch 20, 2012

In an 11-page decision issued Tuesday, Administrative Law Judge Lois Oakley wrote that the Ogeechee Riverkeeper and its members did not meet the legal criteria needed to establish their right to challenge the consent order in court.more »

Investigations
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County Coroner cleared of alleged misconduct
The ReviewMarch 1, 2012

The report dated Oct. 19, 2011, was issued by Mark Kollar, a special agent for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), which was asked to investigate allegations brought to the attention of the county Sheriff's Office by the two coroner's ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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NJ governor says NYPD spying ignored 9/11 lessons
Jamestown SunMarch 1, 2012

11 by not sharing information with New Jersey law enforcement agencies when it conducted secret surveillance of Muslim communities, Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday. Associated Press TRENTON, NJ (AP) — The New York Police Department ignored one of ...more »

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