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Touchstone Announces Disposition of 33.8% Interest in the Moruga Block Area ...Keith Olbermann, No Longer Afraid Of Corporate Parent Interference, Willing To ...Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Abbott LaboratoriesGingrich campaign, business interests tied togetherVermont pols push to end corporate personhoodDrilling regulators pull double duty as industry promotersAt last, Illinois supreme court agrees to hear arguments in long-stymied ...Unions Beat GOP Candidates in New Hampshire Labor Law VoteMontpelier Citizens United forum draws standing-room crowdCasino opponents working to repeal lawLegal experts define patient-centered careMF Global Trustee James Giddens Says JPMorgan Work by Law Firm Was LimitedCitigroup settlement rejected, SEC's rubber-stamp meets the roadIs Just One US Representative Good For Brevard?Even council has to follow the law

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Redistricting offers Asian-Americans a political opportunity to gain fair ...
New York Daily NewsNovember 1, 2011

Instead, we drew new district lines based on “communities of interest,” which are recognized under the Voting Rights Act and extend beyond race and ethnicity. In the 1996 redistricting case, Diaz v. Silver, a federal court in New York accepted our ...more »

Fight over health law taxes flares up
The Hill (blog)November 3, 2011

"The health insurance companies' relentless pursuit of profit and disregard for people offers another window into how big corporations have abused people and twisted the economy to serve their own interests," Ethan Rome, executive director of the ...more »

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Touchstone Announces Disposition of 33.8% Interest in the Moruga Block Area ...
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 30, 2011

... fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates; changes in income tax laws or changes in tax laws and incentive programs relating to the oil industry; ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; and other factors, ...more »

Keith Olbermann, No Longer Afraid Of Corporate Parent Interference, Willing To ...
TechdirtNovember 30, 2011

SOPA and similar laws will also likely result in censorship. Any attempts to expand IP, or the enforcement thereof, need to be resisted. The only acceptable course of governmental action right now is to substantially retract IP law. ...more »

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Abbott Laboratories
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

BENSALEM, Pa., Nov 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims against Abbott Laboratories ("Abbott" or the "Company") /quotes/zigman/216393/quotes/nls/abt ABT +2.83% and its Board of ...more »

Gingrich campaign, business interests tied together
msnbc.comNovember 30, 2011

Any speaking fees, Gingrich's FOX contract, and some advisory boards he served on, for example, were paid to “Gingrich Communications” and not to Gingrich directly, Hammond said. Gingrich told the AP today that he didn't need to be a lobbyist, ...more »

Vermont pols push to end corporate personhood
vtdigger.orgNovember 30, 2011

His dissent also said that the majority had “changed the case to give themselves an opportunity to change the law.” Until Citizens United, a century of US election laws prohibited corporate managers from spending general treasury funds in federal ...more »

Drilling regulators pull double duty as industry promoters
Environment & Energy PublishingNovember 30, 2011

The agency's website then adds that should be done in a way that will protect "natural resources and the environment." West Virginia law says it is state policy to "foster, encourage and promote exploration for and development" of oil and gas, ...more »

At last, Illinois supreme court agrees to hear arguments in long-stymied ...
ChicagoNow (blog)November 30, 2011

Paul Linton the society's special counsel, welcomed the high court's decision to review the law, saying it “ensures that there will be a prompt resolution of the law's constitutionality….The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized the ...more »

Unions Beat GOP Candidates in New Hampshire Labor Law Vote
The Nation. (blog)November 30, 2011

Newt Gingrich can call for eliminating child labor laws so that school janitors can be replaced with adolescents. But those are not winning positions in mainstream America, where polling suggests Americans recognize the value of labor unions and of ...more »

Montpelier Citizens United forum draws standing-room crowd
vtdigger.orgNovember 30, 2011

Federal Campaign laws abridge freedoms of speech, press by limiting how much money individual citizens and citizens groups can donate to their candidates and issues, and they abridge freedom of assembly by declaring it a crime for candidates, ...more »

Casino opponents working to repeal law
WWLP 22NewsNovember 30, 2011

Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley and Treasurer Steven Grossman this week launched efforts to identify members of a powerful Gaming Commission that will oversee the casino industry's formation. Now that a law is on the books, the battles are ...more »

Legal experts define patient-centered care
FierceHealthcareNovember 30, 2011

FierceHealthcare is the leading source of healthcare management news for healthcare industry executives. Join 50000+ healthcare industry insiders who get FierceHealthcare via daily email. Sign up today! With patient-centeredness as the latest buzz word ...more »

MF Global Trustee James Giddens Says JPMorgan Work by Law Firm Was Limited
BloombergNovember 30, 2011

The parent company's Oct. 31 bankruptcy filing, the eighth- largest in US history, listed assets of $41 billion. The firm said it has about $26 million in cash. Corzine, the former co- chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), ...more »

Citigroup settlement rejected, SEC's rubber-stamp meets the road
Thomson Reuters News & InsightNovember 30, 2011

By Thomson Reuters Accelus – Staff (Business Law Currents) - The emphatic rejection of a proposed settlement between the SEC and Citigroup should liven up the civil procedure syllabus at law schools for a generation. On November 28, 2011, ...more »

Is Just One US Representative Good For Brevard?
Brevard TimesNovember 30, 2011

In reality, this legislation would protect international financial corporations (the same group of people who brought us the collapse of the entire global economy) from being subjected to tougher foreign securities and banking law violations that ...more »

Even council has to follow the law
St. Albert GazetteNovember 30, 2011

The role of our city council is largely limited by the Municipal Government Act and City Manager Bylaw to considering the welfare and interests of the residents while participating generally in the development of policies and programs. ...more »

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