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Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims on Behalf of Investors of Seracare Life ...
Business Wire (press release)March 1, 2012

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pomerantz Haudek Grossman & Gross LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of SeraCare Life Sciences (“SeraCare” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SRLS) (ISIN: US81747T1043) concerning the proposed acquisition of SeraCare ...more »

City council keeps attorney, changes firms
Hometownlife.comMarch 1, 2012

A new law firm is now representing the city of Novi after current city attorney Tom Schultz left his previous employer, Farmington Hills-based Secrest Wardle, to join a new firm. Schultz will remain the city's attorney while working for Johnson, ...more »

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Proposed NC marriage amendment could reach far
Charlotte ObserverMarch 31, 2012

said Marcia Zug, who teaches family law at the University of South Carolina. Nearly four in five voters approved the South Carolina amendment in 2006. “There's just no real support for those types of cases. There never was recognition, so there never ...more »

Ex-partner in Big Law blogs it all
Chicago TribuneMarch 31, 2012

He would be regarded as an anachronism in today's large law firm, often colloquially called "Big Law," where lawyers come and go like free agents in professional sports. The revolving door, he said, is a reflection of the prevailing business model that ...more »

Ex-partner in Big Law blogs it all
Chicago TribuneMarch 31, 2012

"I was surprised that a guy with all his talent as a trial lawyer would suddenly become a commentator on the business of law," said Fred Bartlit, a former Kirkland partner best known for guiding George W. Bush's legal effort in Florida's disputed ...more »

Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool
New York TimesMarch 31, 2012

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it ...more »

Early learning supporter: What team are they on?
Minneapolis Star TribuneMarch 31, 2012

Leonard Street is among the law firms committed to increasing the number of minority lawyers above the 7 percent now in private practice and 13 percent in government service. The firm's scholars are working in law firms, business, government and ...more »

BizProf: Tax law changes impact small businesses
East Valley TribuneMarch 31, 2012

Dear Professor Bruce: As a small business owner, tax day is fast approaching for my firm. What can I do to help maximize my savings? Answer: Every penny counts, so maximizing your return can be extremely important. Understanding recent tax law changes ...more »

Reviving the legal basis for our economic liberty
Kansas City StarMarch 31, 2012

One purpose of that amendment's protection of “the privileges or immunities” of American citizenship was to defend the economic liberties of freed slaves from laws restricting entry into trades and businesses. In 1873, in a 5-4 decision in the ...more »

RTI: There is no blackmail
GreaterKashmir.comMarch 31, 2012

There has been a marked change in the way bureaucracy functions since the promulgation of the RTI Act in J&K State. This Act has brought a change in the style of functioning of the government. The Government officers have understood that they are now ...more »

State's biggest verdicts involve business disputes
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 31, 2012

But data compiled by the National Law Journal - and highlighted by the Consumer Attorneys of California, which fights restrictions on lawsuits - shows a different dynamic was in play in California courts last year. The biggest verdicts in California in ...more »

Crowdfunding poses pitfalls for business owners
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 31, 2012

But business owners also face risks if they choose to raise money this way, including the chance of getting personally sued under securities laws and getting distracted by lots of small investors. They also might find it harder to raise venture capital ...more »

Mitt Romney, who thrived at Harvard, ties Barack Obama to 'Faculty Lounge'
MassLive.comMarch 31, 2012

Like the president, the former Massachusetts governor is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Unlike the commander-in-chief, Romney also has a second Harvard graduate degree, in business. While bashing Harvard is intended to paint Obama as an ivory tower ...more »

Keys schools union appeals contract decision
KeysNetMarch 31, 2012

On March 22, union attorney Mark Kelly filed a notice of appeal of a Feb. 27 decision from the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission, which concluded district officials did not violate a December 2010 contract by imposing mandatory unpaid ...more »

Brockton signs contract with new police chief
Wicked LocalMarch 31, 2012

The ordinance also states that department heads reappointed to their jobs after 1992 must also move to the city, but City Council attorney Mark Gildea points out in a letter to City Solicitor Philip Nessralla Jr. that Gomes is being appointed, ...more »

Latest Nebraska news, sports, business and entertainment
NTVMarch 31, 2012

(AP) - An Omaha man's website offering free contracts for lottery pools is seeing a lot of business in the run-up to Friday's drawing for an estimated $640 million MegaMillions Lottery jackpot. Michael Freeman started the website, LotteryContract DOT ...more »

NStar OKs top dollar deal with Cape Wind
Boston.comMarch 31, 2012

The price, 18.7 cents per kilowatt hour, is the same as what National Grid agreed to pay when it signed a contract in 2010 to purchase half the power generated by Cape Wind. NStar's deal is to purchase 27.5 percent of the wind farm's total output.more »

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