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Despite Forecasts of Doom, Signs of Life in the Legal IndustryCorporate America comes out swinging against 'religious freedom' lawsHere Are 10 Major Companies Protesting States' New Anti-Gay LawsNew anti-corporate law doesn't discuss 2012 amendmentCorporations Can't Have Consciences, Unless They Oppose Mike PencePeople on the move: The Legal ProfessionNine CEOs Call on Gov. Pence to Revise Indiana Law9 Ind. CEOs call for changes to 'religious freedom' lawLeaders Of Indiana Companies 'Deeply Concerned' Over LGBT Discrimination...How Angie's List got involved in the Indiana religious freedom lawFallout over 'religious freedom' law hits business communityFarmers Union votes for referral of corporate farming lawsKnow the Law: Do I need to maintain a corporate record book?Apple CEO: Pro-discrimination 'religious freedom ' laws are dangerousIndiana backlash: Angie's List joins companies opposed to anti-gay law

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LIVE: 7th NUJS-HSF National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition, 2015
Legally India (blog)March 7, 2015

Hello, Happy Holi and welcome to the 7th edition of the NUJS-HSF National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition to be held from 6th-8th March, 2015. The competition, which is on an invitation-only basis, will be held on 6, 7 and 8 March 2015 at the NUJS ...more »

ND lawmakers approve anti-corporate farming law exemptions
KFGOMarch 16, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Legislature has passed a bill to exempt pork and dairy operations from the state's eight-decades-old anti-corporate farming law. North Dakota's House approved the measure 56-37 on Monday. The measure was ...more »

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Despite Forecasts of Doom, Signs of Life in the Legal Industry
New York TimesMarch 31, 2015

So, there will be disruptions, but this is likely to be a case of lawyers shifting from law firms to corporate departments and compliance becoming its own industry. Solo practice, meanwhile, will become more difficult because of automation. Again ...more »

Corporate America comes out swinging against 'religious freedom' laws
FortuneMarch 31, 2015

The recently passed “religious freedom” law in Indiana has elicited an unprecedented torrent of criticism of major companies, from Apple AAPL -0.84% and Marriott International MAR -0.18% to Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly ELI and Angie's List ANGI -3.87% .more »

Here Are 10 Major Companies Protesting States' New Anti-Gay Laws
Huffington PostMarch 31, 2015

The passage of an Indiana law that critics warn could lead to business owners refusing service to LGBT customers has triggered protests from some of the biggest companies in the country. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act will allow individuals and ...more »

New anti-corporate law doesn't discuss 2012 amendment
AG WeekMarch 31, 2015

FARGO, N.D. — Now that Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed into law the first significant changes in the state's anti-corporate farming law in 73 years, the question is: Will the law be referred by the North Dakota Farmers Union and like-minded groups that ...more »

Corporations Can't Have Consciences, Unless They Oppose Mike Pence
National Review OnlineMarch 31, 2015

Watching the protests against Indiana's new religious freedom law this week, I have been struck by something rather interesting: namely, by how abundantly happy people who are usually critical of corporations have been to recruit them to their side in ...more »

People on the move: The Legal Profession
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteMarch 31, 2015

In addition, he also handles commercial financial transactions for institutions such as banks and business capital investors. ... The practice areas include Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Defense, Land Use & Zoning Litigation and Real Estate Litigation.more »

Nine CEOs Call on Gov. Pence to Revise Indiana Law
Wall Street Journal (blog)March 31, 2015

Corporations are ratcheting up pressure on Indiana over its religious-objections law. Nine chief executives wrote a letter to Republican Gov. Mike Pence calling on the him to revise the law. The full text of the letter, which was written by CEOs from ...more »

9 Ind. CEOs call for changes to 'religious freedom' law
USA TODAYMarch 31, 2015

The RFRA debate shows not just how corporations are taking a more active role in social issues, but that they expect to be heard, said Indiana native Melissa D. Dodd, an assistant professor of advertising-public relations at the University of Central ...more »

Leaders Of Indiana Companies 'Deeply Concerned' Over LGBT Discrimination...
Huffington PostMarch 30, 2015

The law would allow corporations or private citizens to cite their religious beliefs as a defense if they are sued, which many say would make discrimination against LGBT individuals permissible. While Pence has said that the intent of the law was not ...more »

How Angie's List got involved in the Indiana religious freedom law
Washington Post (blog)March 30, 2015

Pence and Indiana have faced national outcry following the passage of a bill that would critics say would allow businesses to openly discriminate against gay couples by raising religious objections. In his role as Angie's List CEO, Oesterle announced ...more »

Fallout over 'religious freedom' law hits business community
MSNBCMarch 30, 2015

Indiana state lawmakers are facing growing pressure after the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act was signed by Gov. Mike Pence last week, prompting some of the nation's top companies to take direct aim at the state's economy.more »

Farmers Union votes for referral of corporate farming laws
Farm and Ranch GuideMarch 30, 2015

Jack Dalrymple's office at the state Capitol in Bismarck during a rally on Friday supporting North Dakota family farms and protesting the recent loosening of the state's anti-corporate farming law by the legislature. "I wanted the governor and ...more »

Know the Law: Do I need to maintain a corporate record book?
The Union LeaderMarch 30, 2015

We invite your questions of business law. Questions and ideas for future columns should be addressed to: Know the Law, The McLane Law Firm, P.O. Box 888, Manchester, NH 03101 or emailed to knowthelaw@mclane.com. Know the Law provides general ...more »

Apple CEO: Pro-discrimination 'religious freedom ' laws are dangerous
Washington PostMarch 30, 2015

There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week ...more »

Indiana backlash: Angie's List joins companies opposed to anti-gay law
fox6now.comMarch 29, 2015

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Add Angie's List to the roster of companies and business interests taking a stand against Indiana's new anti-gay law. CEO Bill Oesterle announced Saturday that the company had put its proposed campus expansion project in ...more »

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