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Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Investigation of Commercial Metals Company
MarketWatch (press release)December 1, 2011

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP is a national law firm which represents investors and individuals in class action litigation. The firm is focused on providing exemplary legal services in complex litigation in the areas of securities, shareholder, antitrust and ...more »

Govt to consider higher road accident compensation
Malaysia StarDecember 1, 2011

THE Government is considering amending the Civil Law Act 1956 to increase the amount of compensation awarded for injury and death caused by road accidents, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Donald Lim. He said there were grounds to consider a review ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Constitutionality of Pa. takeover of financially troubled capital is ...
Washington PostDecember 1, 2011

The suit alleges that the law and the state's takeover violate the plaintiffs' state constitutional rights. It was filed the same day that a state judge heard Corbett's case to appoint David Unkovic as Harrisburg's receiver. If confirmed, Unkovic would ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Morocco: Free Popular Columnist
Human Rights WatchDecember 6, 2011

Rachid Nini's incarceration belies the commitment of Moroccan authorities to freedom of expression as affirmed in the country's new constitution, Human Rights Watch said. To harmonize its laws with the new constitution, Morocco should also abolish laws...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Central New York Theatres Join Forces For Regional Auditions
Broadway WorldDecember 14, 2011

Cortland Repertory Theatre, The Hangar Theatre and Merry-Go-Round Playhouse/Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, national origin or sexual preference. These theatres also support the practice of ...more »

Native Americans
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Archives exhibit, event here help keep the memory of Pearl Harbor
St. Louis BeaconDecember 5, 2011

October focused on the challenges women overcame to gain their rights, while last month highlighted the story of Native Americans. “Basically, they tell the story of the struggle for equality and citizenship,” said Wanda Williams, an archivist at the ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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Too Much Religious Liberty in America?
American Center for Law and Justice (blog)December 2, 2011

ACLJ Senior Counsel Colby May recently testified before Congress on the state of religious liberty in the United States, providing specific examples of religious discrimination and animosity directed at Christians. However, not everyone agrees that the ...more »

Eminent Domain
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CRMWD To Use Eminent Domain In Pipeline Project 12/08/11
KOSADecember 9, 2011

CRMWD has announced they will be using the power of eminent domain in the process of constructing the pipeline. They say it's a decision necessary to get the pipe online as quickly as it's needed. "The board decided to take the action, ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Katz, Marshall & Banks LLP Partners Named Among “Washington's Best Lawyers” By ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)December 2, 2011

‎‎The firm's attorneys have extensive experience in matters related to employment law, whistleblower law, sexual harassment law and SEC, IRS and other whistleblower bounty programs. For more information about Katz, Marshall & Banks visit ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Waverly superintendent's resignation costs district $161000
Lansing State JournalDecember 4, 2011

The voluntary resignation of Waverly superintendent Debra Jones will cost the district about $161000, according to a copy of the settlement reached with her that was obtained by the Delta- Waverly Community News under the Freedom of Information Act. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Hand-held cellphone rule for truckers to take effect Jan. 1
Land Line MagazineDecember 2, 2011

OOIDA has argued that because the texting and hand-held cellphone bans do not come with specific enforcement plans, the rules violate the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, which protects against unlawful search and seizure. ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Egypt runoff exposes tensions between Islamists
Boston.comDecember 5, 2011

The Freedom and Justice party of the Brotherhood, Egypt largest and best organized political group, is in the lead so far, according to official results released on Sunday. Gamaa Islamiya is part of the second-place Al-Nour alliance with the ...more »

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