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Public authorities and the Freedom of Information Law
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The Freedom of Information Law gives members of the public a general right of access to records held by public authorities (other than exempt records). But what is a 'public authority' for these purposes? The answer to this question raises some ...more »

US judge allows DEA to suspend Cardinal license
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

An administrative hearing of Cardinal's Lakeland license is scheduled to begin at the DEA on April 3. That process could take as long as a year to play out as both sides present their cases. The DEA judge will then make a recommendation to the DEA's ...more »

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Bermuda Insurer Backs Mermaid Deposit
BernewsMarch 20, 2012

Mermaid Marine deposited the sum last week as it asked the US District Court to exonerate it entirely or to cap its liability under admiralty law. The $22 million represents the value of the “Mermaid Vigilance” and her cargo at the time of the incident ...more »

BP Gulf of Mexico Spill Trial to Start as Settlement Pressure Increases
BloombergMarch 2, 2012

Non-government plaintiffs in the case include fishermen, shrimpers, restaurants, hotels, workers and business and property owners along the Gulf coast affected by the spill. The proposed settlement between BP and lawyers for businesses and individuals ...more »

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Cargo ship hits boat; two fishermen killed
Daily PioneerMarch 1, 2012

In a mid-sea 'hit-and-run' incident off the Kerala coast, two fishermen were killed and three went missing when their boat, Don 1 from Neendakara, Kollam, was hit by an unidentified cargo vessel at around 1.00 am Thursday. Two fishermen were admitted ...more »

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