Jones Act. Legal news and articles for January 31 - 31, 2012

Questions Arise Concerning Suspected Cop Killer's Behavior in CourtLaw Firms Resume Poaching Partners in Tough MarketMo. Democrats vow to oppose discrimination billOpera in Cinema Presents IL TRITTICO: 3 One-Act Operas 2/12Paula Abdul confirms she is leaving 'The X Factor'Womble Carlyle buys S.C. law firmState lawmakers unveil new legislation for anti-cancer medication accessRenowned Law Professor Pens Inspiring Memoir About Living With Severe Mental ...Leahy statement at hearing on Video Privacy Protection ActWomble Carlyle buys S.C. law firmUpdate: Citizens Plan Prayer Vigil For Aiken Law OfficerCosta Mesa's Outsourcing Legal Bills Top $400000Mo. Democrats vow to oppose discrimination billAnger as metal theft law fails'The X Factor:' Is Paula (Abdul) out, too?

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Puerto Rico
Meetings & ConventionsJanuary 1, 2012

In 1917, under the Jones Act, Puerto Rico's residents became US citizens, and the island became a commonwealth of the US in 1952. The 371-room JW Marriott Hotel & Resort at Coco Beach is slated to open in 2013. The property will have nearly 21000 ...more »

Political battlegrounds for 2012
BBC NewsJanuary 2, 2012

By Mark Hannaby BBC Wales political reporter Will first Minister Carwyn Jones be forced to share power in Cardiff Bay with another party? What will 2012 hold in store for Welsh politics? It provides an opportunity to put Welsh lawmaking plans into ...more »

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Questions Arise Concerning Suspected Cop Killer's Behavior in Court
WJBF-TVJanuary 31, 2012

After a bizarre court room appearance Monday, many people are wondering if Jones' behavior was the result of a mental condition or an act? Many of our viewers were asking that question on our WJBF News Channel 6 Facebook page.more »

Law Firms Resume Poaching Partners in Tough Market
Wall Street JournalJanuary 31, 2012

Billable hours increased only 1% overall last year and dropped sharply for transactional work in the fourth quarter, according to the index, which is based on data from about 130 large law firms. Bankruptcy work declined throughout the year.more »

Mo. Democrats vow to oppose discrimination bill
The Rolla Daily NewsJanuary 31, 2012

A measure pending in the Senate would require workers who bring wrongful termination lawsuits to prove discrimination was a "motivating factor" — not simply a contributing factor — in the employer's action. The legislation also would apply to other ...more »

Opera in Cinema Presents IL TRITTICO: 3 One-Act Operas 2/12
Broadway WorldJanuary 31, 2012

This show is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Stage Directed by Richard Jones, Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. The screening takes place at Big Cinemas Manhattan Theater (239 East 59th Street).more »

Paula Abdul confirms she is leaving 'The X Factor'
NewsdayJanuary 31, 2012

... both host Steve Jones and judge Nicole Scherzinger will not be returning, as Fox confirmed last night. But now, almost certainly this, too: Paula Abdul is out. and not the world's biggest surprise either. Paula's lacrimose tearful act didn't quite ...more »

Womble Carlyle buys S.C. law firm
Winston-Salem Journal (blog)January 31, 2012

The Columbia office will focus on campaign finance and election law, public policy, administrative and regulatory law, constitutional litigation and business litigation. Attorneys joining Womble Carlyle are: Butch Bowers, former chairman of the SC ...more »

State lawmakers unveil new legislation for anti-cancer medication access
Milford BeaconJanuary 31, 2012

By Marshall Jones A bipartisan group of state lawmakers, with several oncology-related organizations, recently announced legislation designed to increase access to anti-cancer medication for Delawareans. House Bill 265, known as the Delaware Cancer ...more »

Renowned Law Professor Pens Inspiring Memoir About Living With Severe Mental ...
HealthNewsDigest.comJanuary 31, 2012

It shows that by the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal and graduated second in his class. He worked for an a finalist for a clerkship with the then-Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Dr. Jones taught for a year at the Law School of ...more »

Leahy statement at hearing on Video Privacy Protection Act
vtdigger.orgJanuary 31, 2012

The law also requires that law enforcement obtain a search warrant, grand jury subpoena, or court order before obtaining video rental records. Video of the hearing is available online.] I thank Senator Franken for the responsible leadership he is ...more »

Womble Carlyle buys S.C. law firm
Winston-Salem JournalJanuary 31, 2012

The Columbia office will focus on campaign finance and election law, public policy, administrative and regulatory law, constitutional litigation and business litigation. Attorneys joining Womble Carlyle are: Butch Bowers, former chairman of the SC ...more »

Update: Citizens Plan Prayer Vigil For Aiken Law Officer
News Channel 7January 31, 2012

The 28-year police veteran was the second Aiken officer killed on duty in just over a month. Joshua Tremaine Jones has been charged with murder in Rogers' death and has been denied bond. He was arrested Saturday after police said he killed his ...more »

Costa Mesa's Outsourcing Legal Bills Top $400000
VoiceofOCJanuary 31, 2012

Costa Mesa has spent $409000 so far in attorneys' fees defending against a lawsuit challenging its plan to outsource numerous city services, according to the Orange County Register. The vast majority of the work is being done by the Jones Day law firm, ...more »

Mo. Democrats vow to oppose discrimination bill
CBS NewsJanuary 31, 2012

Black lawmakers in Missouri, fearful of reversing decades of hard-fought civil rights gains, said Monday they will try to prevent votes in the House and Senate on a measure that would change the state's workplace discrimination laws.more »

Anger as metal theft law fails
Hucknall TodayJanuary 31, 2012

A Private Members' Bill was proposed in Parliament by Labour MP Graham Jones, which called for bans on scrapyard dealers making cash payments for metal. The proposal would have covered dealers in the Dispatch district and would have also forced them to ...more »

'The X Factor:' Is Paula (Abdul) out, too?
NewsdayJanuary 31, 2012

7:25 AM By Verne Gay In a more-than-obvious sign that Fox and Simon Cowell were more than unhappy with the so-so ratings of “The X Factor's” first season, both host Steve Jones and judge Nicole Scherzinger will not be returning, as Fox confirmed last ...more »

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