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Ind. guv praises delay of federal pollution rule
Chicago TribuneJanuary 1, 2012

A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday approved a request by electric power companies, states and other parties seeking to delay the rules until litigation over the regulation plays out. Daniels praised the court's ruling Saturday in a ...more »

Women's Rights at Stake: Why Iowa Feminists Should Caucus for President Obama
Huffington Post (blog)January 1, 2012

While the mainstream media has neglected to pursue which candidates stand with Rick Perry in his newfound opposition to abortion in after the horrific crimes of rape or incest, the New York Times ...more »

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Advertising
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Robbins Umeda LLP Announces an Investigation of Pacific Biosciences of ...
MarketWatch (press release)January 4, 2012

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Foreign Investments
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Warren Buffett's Top 5 Buys In 2011
Seeking AlphaJanuary 2, 2012

But five years from now, no one is going to remember Sokol's resignation from Berkshire, and the hundreds of millions of dollars in Lubrizol profits will be making their way to Berkshire's headquarters to be deployed for new investments. 3. ...more »

Antitrust Law, Domestic
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New Connecticut Laws Go Into Effect for 2012
Patch.comJanuary 2, 2012

1, including ones that make changes in how DUI offenders are treated, increase the fines for drivers caught texting while behind the wheel, several health-related mandates and business-related laws aimed at creating jobs and trying to jump-start the ...more »

Franchising
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Moore continues to state his case for starting QB
CBSSports.comJanuary 1, 2012

... games is seventh-best in franchise history over a nine-game span. Predictably, the eight spots ahead of Moore in franchise history all belong to either Dan Marino or Bob Griese. Moore is still considered a longshot to earn the starting job next season.more »

Gaming Law
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Olszewski Seeks to Exempt Fantasy Football From Gambling Laws
Patch.comJanuary 3, 2012

Courtesy of Del John Olszewski Jr. A state delegate from Dundalk is betting this is the year that his proposed law exempting fantasy football from state gaming laws is passed in the Maryland General Assembly. Del. John Olszewski Jr., a Democrat, ...more »

Banking Law
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Responsible New York Banking
The People's VoiceJanuary 1, 2012

With giant banks bigger than ever during hard times and historically low interest rates, small banks are hard-pressed to compete. Yet growing anger over banking fraud, predatory lending, high fees, and lack of public service encourages depositors to ...more »

Government Construction Contracts
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Mandate relief panel suggests $245M in savings
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleJanuary 2, 2012

The Mandate Relief Redesign Team's recently released report doesn't propose changes to the Wicks Law, which requires multiple contractors for public projects. It has long been criticized for increasing the cost of construction. ...more »

Business Formation
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New Questions About Trips Sponsored by a Scholastic Publisher
New York TimesJanuary 2, 2012

For several weeks, New York State's attorney general has been investigating similar trips involving two dozen education officials from around the country who traveled to Singapore; London; Helsinki, Finland; China and Rio de Janeiro as guests of the ...more »

Institutional Investing
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Investors in Ponzi scheme sue Proskauer Rose, Chadbourne & Parke
Thomson Reuters News & InsightJanuary 3, 2012

Jan 3 (Reuters) (UPDATE 1) - A group of investor clients of Stanford Financial Group is suing law firms Proskauer Rose, Chadbourne & Parke and a partner who worked at both firms for millions the plaintiffs say they lost in a bogus investment scheme. ...more »

Commercial
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Bush named chief executive of Challenger space center
Arizona Daily StarJanuary 1, 2012

He practices in the areas of commercial litigation, appeals, land use, and business and personal-injury torts. He is a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Email notices of hirings and promotions for Moving Up to business@azstarnet.com ...more »

Decrees, Laws and Decisions Issued in 2011
Syrian Arab News AgencyJanuary 1, 2012

4/12/2011: Legislative Decree No. 125 on allowing electors to practice their right to vote in the elections using their identity cards. 7/12/2011: Law No. 23 on amending consumer spending taxes on some products and services. 7/12/2011: Law No. ...more »

Commercial Bankruptcy
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Laying down the laws
Sacramento BeeJanuary 1, 2012

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Internal Investigative Services
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The Top 10 of and eventful year
Slidell Sentry NewsJanuary 1, 2012

Beginning last Mardi Gras season, the Covington Police Department began getting reports of police brutality and other charges that caused for internal investigations. An incident involving a civilian resident resulted in the resignation of Officer ...more »

Commercial Leasing
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For 'van people,' moving from Aspen meant new lease on life
Aspen Daily NewsJanuary 2, 2012

They toured with Buffalo Springfield, Sonny and Cher, and The Turtles and enjoyed some commercial success. Last year, O'Gara and the band were inducted into the Mid-American Music Hall of Fame in Minnesota. Among his personal effects in his motel room, ...more »

International Transactions
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Obama Mob Nukes Iranian Economy
Pacific Free PressJanuary 2, 2012

Two days after becoming law, Iran's currency hit a record low against the US dollar. According to the Associated Press the riyal "hovered around 16800 riyals to the dollar, marking a roughly 10 percent slide compared to Thursday's rate of 15200 riyals ...more »

Communications & Media
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Under new ownership, Pri-Med plans to expand its focus
Medical Marketing and MediaJanuary 1, 2012

Pri-Med is under new ownership following M|C Holding's sale of the US assets to closely held Canadian event and media producer Diversified Business Communications. Terms of the sale were not released. The new executive team features Pri-Med co-founder ...more »

Dallas Law Firm Skiermont Puckett Boosts Litigation, Technical Expertise
Sacramento BeeJanuary 5, 2012

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Construction & Development
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Laying down the laws
Sacramento BeeJanuary 1, 2012

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Locating Funds
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Patterson, other cities to lose redevelopment funds after court ruling
Patterson IrrigatorJanuary 5, 2012

The majority also held that an Assembly bill that allowed cities to participate in an opt-in payment program to retain their RDA funds was unconstitutional. Werdegar wrote that the law violated Proposition 22, a voter-approved law that sought to ...more »

Contracts Involving State & Minicipality
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Laying down the laws
Sacramento BeeJanuary 1, 2012

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures
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On Wall Street, a Renewed Optimism for Deals
New York Times (blog)January 2, 2012

“Europe is still a mess,” said David A. DeNunzio, vice chairman of Credit Suisse's mergers and acquisitions group. “People thought there would be more divestiture activity as companies try to get more liquid, but that hasn't happened yet. ...more »

Corporate Finance & Taxation
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India to sign DTAA with Macau in New Year
IBNLive.comJanuary 1, 2012

... of Direct Taxes Chairman MC Joshi leaves for Macau today to ink a double taxation avoidance agreement with the picturesque city state, a move to facilitate the exchange of tax-related and banking information between the two and prevent tax evasion. ...more »

Mortgages & Foreclosures
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Bondi cleared of firing foreclosure fraud attorneys for 'political' reasons
Florida IndependentJanuary 10, 2012

Edwards and Clarkson have publicly said that their former boss, Richard Lawson (the head of the economic crimes division in Bondi's office), questioned them extensively about the companies, both of which are mortgage processors currently under ...more »

Creditor's Rights
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Economy, hospitals top the list of top buisiness stories for 2011
TheReporter.comJanuary 1, 2012

... managing partner of Westrust, which controls 71 acres of the project, including retail space, the Nut Tree Theme Park, commercial office space and land for more than 200 multi-family units. No. 9 Borders Books closes. A US Bankruptcy Court in July ...more »

Non-Profit Corporations
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Nonprofit takes aim at college readiness gap in city schools
GothamSchoolsJanuary 5, 2012

Of the 600 students Bottom Line has supported in Massachusetts, 74 percent have graduated from college within six years, according to the organization. The boost came not from bolstering students' algebra or grammar skills, but by teaching them study ...more »

Customs Disputes
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Early parole sparks outcry
Cincinnati.comJanuary 1, 2012

At least eight felons, like Johnny Castillo, are wanted by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement for being in the country illegally. Castillo is serving time for assaulting his partner in Montgomery County. Early release undermines the system, ...more »

Professional Corporations
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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 »

Debt Collection
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Legal Aid's SPLASH helpline ready to help senior citizens
Bixby BulletinJanuary 3, 2012

Are you a senior citizen who needs legal help with a will, estate or power of attorney; bankruptcy and collections; or a home ownership or landlord-tenant problem? Oklahomans 60 and over who need legal assistance with one of these civil legal issues ...more »

Public Offerings
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2012 figuring to be hugely important election year for Montana
Billings GazetteJanuary 1, 2012

1, Deschamps said Republicans will turn up the heat on Bullock on issues such as his Land Board votes against natural-resource development and his refusal to join a number of other state attorneys general challenging the Obama's health insurance reform ...more »

Debt Settlement
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Ben Dov agrees to new Tao debt settlement
GlobesJanuary 1, 2012

Tao Tsuot Ltd. (TASE: TAO-M) bondholders today postponed today's meeting for two weeks, after the investment house's controlling shareholder, Ilan Ben Dov agreed in writing to the debt settlement terms In a notice to the TASE, Tao said, "Ben Dov wishes ...more »

Reorganizations & Restructuring
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Ahern to start borrowing on bankruptcy loan to pay debt
KHL GroupJanuary 3, 2012

Following the news that one of North America's largest independent rental companies, Las Vegas-based Ahern Rentals, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to restructure around $500 million in debt. Dow Jones News services has reported that the ...more »

Directors' & Officers' Liability
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Medical Protective Acquires Princeton Insurance
MarketWatch (press release)January 3, 2012

"MedPro's acquisition of Princeton ensures the continuity of Princeton's healthcare professional liability coverage for its current policyholders and enables Princeton to continue its mission for generations ahead," stated Tim Kenesey, ...more »

State & Minicipal Bonds
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Main St. under same scrutiny as Wall St.
Minneapolis Star TribuneJanuary 2, 2012

Now the changing legal landscape for corporate America is washing over closely held businesses, too. Many understandably place the blame on Wall Street for the law tightening its grip upon private business. Since the 1980s, when the legal landscape for ...more »

False Advertising
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Competing visions for economy, business
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and HeadlinesJanuary 1, 2012

This goal of this law is to make life a little easier for the IRS in performing audits of small businesses, but that comes at far too high a cost. Many employees and business owners are concerned about this approach, not because they have something to ...more »

Trade Associations
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Google's legal troubles
The National Law JournalJanuary 2, 2012

Also of concern was that the company would enjoy a monopoly over billions of dollars in advertising revenue generated by the database of books. In rendering his decision, Chin reiterated earlier remarks that much of the problem would be averted if ...more »

Federal Contracts
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Czech police indict 11 MoD staff over rigged, inflated contracts
Czech PositionJanuary 3, 2012

(Bártak has been charged by anti-corruption police for attempted fraud and bribery in the Czech military's Kč 2.6 billion order for Tatra all-terrain trucks in 2006.) The other 10 people indicted in recent days were all subordinates of Hošt during the ...more »

Venture Capital
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Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up?
Capital FM KenyaJanuary 4, 2012

In reality he was raised in wealth and privilege, spent much of his business career in the unforgiving world of venture capital and had a questionable record as a job-creator in Massachusetts. A black-and-white photograph of a young Romney posing with ...more »

Federal Grants
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Decatur races clock
The Decatur DailyJanuary 2, 2012

By Tiffeny Owens Decatur won't have time to waste in 2012: The city must start work on four public projects within 54 weeks or face losing nearly $1.5 million in federal funding. Construction must begin by Jan. 17, 2013, on the lower Bank Street ...more »

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