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Ian Blair: Assisted dying needs a change of heart
The IndependentJanuary 1, 2012

What is their position in relation to the law in this regard?" Healthcare professionals are caught between the nebulous state of the law and a presumed duty of confidentiality to the patient. This snapshot of evidence received by the commission on the ...more »

Office Rules Death a Homicide, Investigation Continues
OzarksFirst.comJanuary 1, 2012

(Greene County, MO) -- The Greene County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of Weston T. North, 17, of Republic, as a homicide. A passerby found his body Saturday morning near Republic, in a ditch on the side of a Farm Road 178 off of Highway ...more »

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Noting "Nastier" Attacks, Gingrich Will Make Adjustments
RealClearPoliticsJanuary 1, 2012

And asked if he'll respond by doing the same, he said, “We may go to a much more clear contrast, but we're not going to respond in kind. Those ads are dishonest, and [Mitt Romney] knows it. They are factually false, and he knows it. ...more »

Foreign Investments
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India lifts restrictions on foreign investors
Financial TimesJanuary 2, 2012

Foreign nationals were previously restricted to investing in India's equity market through mutual funds or other institutional channels. The move was announced over the weekend. “[We] decided to allow qualified foreign investors to directly invest in ...more »

Antitrust Law, Domestic
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Alabama Immigration Law, section nine now in effect
WLTZ 38 NBCJanuary 2, 2012

"What we are going to require is that each business sign a document saying they've e-verified their employees. They must sign it with the city saying they are complying with the federal law," said Finance Director with the city of Auburn, Penny Smith. ...more »

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Who is behind Sarasota County's 10 priciest home sales of 2011?
Sarasota Herald-TribuneJanuary 2, 2012

He currently owns the Wichita Wild indoor football franchise and its 5000-seat arena. Despite spending $1.24 million of his own money, his bid to become a congressman in 2010 fell short when he was defeated in a Republican primary. ...more »

Gaming Law
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Korea's young gamers play all night, despite new law
GeekJanuary 2, 2012

One month in, a new Korean law banning young gamers from online games during late-night hours is “nothing but nominal,” concluded a panel convened by Korean game news site ThisIsGame. One young Korean pointed out that the law has many workarounds and ...more »

Banking Law
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NA passed 25 bills, enacted 22 laws in 2011
The News InternationalJanuary 1, 2012

... the National Defence University Act, 2011 (May 14), the Industrial Development Bank of Pakistan (Reorganization and Conversion) Act, 2011 (May 10), the Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2011 (May 3), the Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design Act, ...more »

Government Construction Contracts
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Cuomo Lays Out Big Plans for Buffalo, Queens
Long Island PressJanuary 6, 2012

His approval ratings remain extremely high after pushing through landmark legislation such as the 2-percent property tax cap and marriage equality while managing to deliver an on-time budget in his freshman year. No small feat in Albany politics. ...more »

Business Formation
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Task force formed to prevent flooding
Republican & HeraldJanuary 1, 2012

According to DiNicola, the formation of an authority will cost a few thousand dollars and take several months. In other business, resident Donald Wenrich read a short statement concerning the two questions on the Nov. 8 ballot about appropriations for ...more »

Institutional Investing
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Mitt Romney
Ames TribuneJanuary 1, 2012

Education: Graduated from Brigham Young University and has dual degrees from Harvard's business and law schools. Career: Founder of Bain Capital, an investment firm that helped launch Staples, Dominoes Pizza and The Sports Authority. ...more »

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The Danger of an Attack on Piracy Online
New York TimesJanuary 2, 2012

After all, SOPA, which stands for Stop Online Piracy Act, sounds like a piece of arcane Internet government regulation — legislation that entertainment companies desperately care about and that leaves Web nation and free-speech crusaders frothing at ...more »

Cuccinelli backs away from call for fast fix to ballot law
Washington TimesJanuary 2, 2012

Mr. Cuccinelli has consistently maintained his intentions were never focused on whether certain candidates or a certain party would benefit or be harmed, but rather on the interests of Virginians, who could be denied the right to vote for the candidate ...more »

Commercial Bankruptcy
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Five things to watch in 2012
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)January 1, 2012

-All eyes will be on AMR chief executive Tom Horton as he attempts to restructure and reorganize American Airlines in bankruptcy court. So far, the carrier has terminated leases on 20 older aircraft and the maintenance facility in Kansas City that it ...more »

Internal Investigative Services
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Undercover Animal Rights Investigations Threatened
Public News ServiceJanuary 9, 2012

Currently, no federal law prohibits the abuse of animals on farms. Poultry is of particular concern to animal-rights groups, since birds compose 95 percent of the land animals consumed by humans.more »

Commercial Leasing
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Getting the job done: Q&A with Prudential's Claude Gardner
Daytona Beach News-JournalJanuary 1, 2012

Both lease rates and sale prices were at the bottom. Oh, another positive, 2011 is over. Any other bright spots in the commercial real estate market? There were three bright spots. First, professionals starting a practice have Small Business ...more »

International Transactions
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Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. Nightclub Sales Rise 12.5 Percent in First ...
MarketWatch (press release)January 10, 2012

... (iv) the operational and financial results of the company's adult nightclubs, (v) conditions relevant to real estate transactions, (vi) the loss of key personnel, and (vii) laws governing the operation of adult entertainment businesses. ...more »

Communications & Media
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New Laws Now in Effect
KYTXJanuary 2, 2012

Woods calls the new law a victory for veterans families. "It really shows and acknowledges the service and the sacrifices of the entire family," she said. The state has about 25000 veterans classified as 100 percent disabled. ...more »

Homeowner and Contractor Protection, Responsibility Increase in 2012
Patch.comJanuary 2, 2012

Assembly Bill 397 (Monning-Santa Cruz) requires contractors to recertify they have no employees every two years when they renew their licenses or to show proof of workers' compensation if they have them. This information is available to consumers on ...more »

Construction & Development
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Islamic Center survives bill, barbs, court battles
The Daily News JournalJanuary 1, 2012

"We are all very familiar with the legal principle that in the United States, all citizens enjoy the right to freedom of religion and freedom of speech. "We have a duty equally to treat those whose religious beliefs are similar to the majority beliefs ...more »

Locating Funds
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Scranton OECD to go with council amendments for 2011 federal funding
Scranton Times-TribuneJanuary 2, 2012

The mayor, the letter says, signed one version of the plan without council's amendments and "now wishes to spend grant funds under that version." "While my office does not opine on issues of local and state law, it appears that the legislative ...more »

Contracts Involving State & Minicipality
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What to Expect in New York in 2012
New York TimesJanuary 1, 2012

1, 2011, could have foreseen the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case, or Tropical Storm née Hurricane Irene, or the relatively stress-free passage of a same-sex marriage law, or Representative Anthony D. Weiner's political death by tweet, ...more »

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
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WilmerHale Continues Growth in New York With Addition of Richard Andersen and ...
MarketWatch (press release)January 4, 2012

Widely renowned as a leader in corporate and transactional work, WilmerHale was recently ranked by US News/Best Lawyers in the national categories of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law; ...more »

Corporate Finance & Taxation
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China's quest for energy from Russia exposes history of distrust
The Seattle TimesJanuary 1, 2012

While the law of supply and demand — as well as a common desire to curb the United States — pushes the two countries together, a long history of mutual distrust, similarly hard-nosed business styles and gnawing fear of dependency keeps them apart. ...more »

Mortgages & Foreclosures
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Apartments Associations have to be careful in leasing units
Chicago TribuneJanuary 20, 2012

They can rent it out and keep the money until the debt is paid or, in the case of a foreclosure, the lender takes over. The law has been around for decades, but associations didn't use it much. Boards didn't like to evict neighbors. ...more »

Creditor's Rights
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AES Eastern Energy Files For Bankruptcy Protection
NASDAQJanuary 3, 2012

(AES) said Tuesday that its subsidiary, AES Eastern Energy LP, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. AES Eastern Energy operates over 1000 megawatts of capacity at four facilities in New York that were acquired from New York State Electric ...more »

Non-Profit Corporations
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SCS Earns B Corporation Certification and is Among the First Benefit ... (press release)January 3, 2012

Certified B Corporations conduct business for the benefit of people and the environment, with products and services that promote sustainability and transparency. The certification was granted by B Lab, a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the ...more »

Customs Disputes
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Wind Towers Are Next Front in Trade War
Environmental LeaderJanuary 3, 2012

The four manufacturers have also filed a petition with the US International Trade Commission, according to Renewable Energy World. The petitions cover utility-scale towers for wind turbines of 100 kW or more. According to lawyer Alan Price from Wiley ...more »

Professional Corporations
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Legal View
Khaleej TimesJanuary 1, 2012

My limited contract got extended automatically for one year. Is it necessary to complete five years in this case to move to another company? Would I be liable to a labour ban as per the new labour law. What is the notice period I should serve before ...more »

Debt Collection
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The Madoff Liquidation, Three Years Later
Wall Street Journal (blog)January 5, 2012

Instead, the judge limited Picard to recovering funds paid out fraudulently in the two years before the liquidation, as bankruptcy law allows. The ruling, which Picard is seeking to appeal, could theoretically be applied to other pending lawsuits. ...more »

Public Offerings
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Mass. state trooper charged in illegal gambling racket
Bizjournals.comJanuary 3, 2012

Casino developers are hoping for a chance to do business in Massachusetts, but the illegal gambling business is already active in the Bay State, according to an affidavit made public Tuesday as part of a criminal complaint by the US Attorney's Office ...more »

Debt Settlement
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Weather, football top list of stories in 2011
Shreveport TimesJanuary 1, 2012

Needham was arrested in April and charged with three counts of first-degree murder, but when evidence in the Bossier City case implicated another person, Bossier-Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin dropped the charges. On the education front, ...more »

Reorganizations & Restructuring
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Omega Navigation Enterprises Defeats Lender Motions
Supply Chain Digital (press release)January 5, 2012

Omega believes the Chapter 11 reorganization process will help the Company facilitate a restructuring of its balance sheet and is working towards exiting Chapter 11 as a financially stronger entity that will be positioned to enjoy future growth based ...more »

Directors' & Officers' Liability
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Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderJanuary 1, 2012

But the demise of the building was sped up after the company that provided property and liability insurance coverage informed the county it would end its coverage because of the poor condition. Concerns about the building's integrity led to ...more »

State & Minicipal Bonds
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New law gives at-home cooks selling power
Sun-SentinelJanuary 6, 2012

Called the cottage food law, it does away with the regulatory hoops associated with most start-up food businesses. Cynthia Adams, of Hollywood, became a cottage cook when she lost her job doing food demos at Sam's Club. Poll: Would you buy from a home ...more »

False Advertising
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5 E-commerce Companies With Aggressive TV Ads
Siliconindia.comJanuary 2, 2012

With a majority share of the revenues coming in from advertising over the Internet, is it a smart move for the ecommerce companies to advertise on television? For any ecommerce company, it is the products which matter and word of mouth publicity is the ...more »

Trade Associations
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US Law abolishing transatlantic slave trade takes effect
OUPblog (blog)January 2, 2012

Congress passed the act in March of 1807, and Jefferson quickly signed it into law. (Great Britain's similar law, the Slave Trade Act, was passed by Parliament later the same month.) The law set its effective date as January 1, 1808—the earliest date ...more »

Federal Contracts
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Money-laundering ring called 'one of most brazen'
The Virginian-PilotJanuary 1, 2012

Recently unsealed court records, a lengthy indictment, and interviews with key players provide a rare window into an audacious four-year swindle prosecutors have called "one of the most brazen" in federal contracting history. The crime went undetected ...more »

Unfair Competition
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BULLION MORNING - Gold off highs but holds up despite plunging euro after ...
FXstreet.comJanuary 5, 2012

2.1 We do not guarantee that access to this Website will be continuously available and will not be liable if for any reason (including but not limited to) the Website being suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, ...more »

Federal Grants
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State cuts put more Stanislaus County programs in danger
Modesto BeeJanuary 1, 2012

Protests a few months ago focused on fraud investigations largely funded by a state grant to be eliminated in January trigger cuts. Authorities said investigators detected fraud in 65 percent of 444 probes last year and saved an estimated $1.2 million, ...more »

Venture Capital
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Sharekhan's shareholders struggle to find a buyer due to steep valuations
Economic TimesJanuary 1, 2012

MUMBAI: Shareholders of India's leading retail stock broker Sharekhan, led by Citi Venture Capital and Samara Capital, are finding it tough to find a buyer for the firm because of steep valuations. The private equity firms are said to be asking for a ...more »


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