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Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Investigation of China Organic Agriculture, Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

The investigation focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated federal securities laws by failing to disclose that: (1) despite indicating otherwise, China Organic had received no initial payments for its September 2008 sale of Jilin ...more »

Two others charged in August homicide
News-Press NowDecember 1, 2011

Two more men were charged Wednesday in the Aug. 22 home invasion and shooting death of Brian Ulmer. He had been a prominent musician in the St. Joseph music scene. Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney Dwight Scroggins said Wednesday that felony ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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UH constitutional law professor Jon Van Dyke dies
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkDecember 1, 2011

Nov 30, 2011 (The Honolulu Star-Advertiser - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Jon Van Dyke, a University of Hawaii law professor and leading authority on Native Hawaiian law and constitutional law, died Tuesday night while ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Lap Dances Find Academic Champion as Cities Rein in Strip Clubs
BusinessWeekDecember 5, 2011

Next year, her lap-dances-are-art argument will be part of an appeal before New York's highest court. A stripper in heels is like a ballerina en pointe, she says, and her communication of feeling is no different than that of the New York City Ballet ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Chaplaincy considers student concerns regarding Tufts Christian Fellowship ...
Tufts DailyDecember 8, 2011

Griffiths, a sophomore, said the leadership requirements regarding religious beliefs and practices enable discrimination based on sexual orientation because sexual chastity norms are applied unequally to straight and LGBT students. ...more »

Native Americans
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Brevard School District educators are trying to increase the knowledge of ...
Florida TodayDecember 23, 2011

He is one of three Florida civil-rights leaders profiled, along with Native American activist Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, the first woman to lead the Seminole tribe; and Charles Kenzie Steele, who in the 1950s organized a boycott of Tallahassee buses to ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Dallas Employment Law Specialist Offers Tips to Avoid Legal Liability at the ...
TopWireNews (press release)December 10, 2011

To speak to Mr. Clouse or to another Dallas employment law specialist about employment law issues arising in the workplace, contact the employment law legal team at Clouse Dunn LLP at »

Eminent Domain
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Diner Begins New Chapter in Oak Lawn
Patch.comDecember 1, 2011

Forced out in an eminent domain takeover in Orland Park, Tom Demacopoulos reinvents his diner as "Stacked" that opens Thursday in Oak Lawn. By Lorraine Swanson Orland Park's loss is Oak Lawn's gain: Tom Demacopoulos reinvents his diner and re-opens in ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Boy accused of sexual harassment after groin kick to bully
Globe and MailDecember 6, 2011

In Boston, a 7-year-old boy has been accused of sexual harassment after kicking an aggressor in the groin, reports. Mark Curran was allegedly attacked by another boy before he resorted to violence, according to The Boston Globe. ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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'Honour' crimes against women in UK rising rapidly, figures show
The GuardianDecember 3, 2011

Statistics obtained under the Freedom of Information Act about such violence – which can include threats, abduction, acid attacks, beatings, forced marriage, mutilation and murder – show that in the 12 police force areas for which comparable data was ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Reality Check: The divide between Criminal Law and the War On Terror
FOX19December 9, 2011

It is a nice idea that US citizens are still protected and measures in the Patriot Act that step on the 4th amendments protection against unlawful search and seizure, won't be used unless its against terrorists. According to a 2009 report from the ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Third of Ill. worker comp awards in 12 facilities
CBS NewsDecember 5, 2011

The examination focused on about 7800 cases obtained from the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission through the Freedom of Information Act. The AP analyzed paid claims statewide after linking nearly all the employees with cases to one of hundreds ...more »


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