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Reportage: Looking to liability
Insurance AgeFebruary 1, 2012

Arguably, what the wide vista of liability reveals is that a broker's learning does not cease with their product knowledge. For Neil Grimshaw, director at Ravenhall Risk Solutions, educating clients on risks and building a long-term partnership is a ...more »

SPORTCHECK: Not properly enforced!
New Straits TimesFebruary 1, 2012

"Not just athletes, but officials who are investigated and found guilty of supplying or administering the drugs can also face bans from their sports," Dr Jegathesan clarified. "To legislate a law, it would mean we are taking it a step further.more »

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Affirmative Action
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Virginia Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Nullify NDAA
The New AmericanFebruary 1, 2012

Next, as for the NDAA, on December 31, 2011, with the President's signing of that law, the writ of habeas corpus — a civil right so fundamental to Anglo-American common law history that it predates the Magna Carta — is voidable upon the command of ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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The Law Column: 'No win No fee' agreements back on agenda 2, 2012

Readers will probably be familiar with the workings of 'no win no fee' agreements and the chilling effect they have on freedom of expression – but a quick recap might be useful. Essentially, lawyers agree with their claimant clients that the legal fees ...more »

Eminent Domain
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Idaho House Aims To Curb Eminent Domain
LocalNews8.comFebruary 21, 2012

By AP BOISE, Idaho -- The House voted to curb urban renewal agencies' eminent domain powers after a northern Idaho lawmaker argued these organizations could use the threat of seizure to coerce private property owners' cooperation.more »

Native Americans
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Harvard Targeted in U.S. Asian-American Discrimination Probe
BloombergFebruary 2, 2012

The US Education Department is probing complaints that Harvard University and Princeton University discriminate against Asian-Americans in undergraduate admissions. The department's Office for Civil Rights is investigating a complaint it received in ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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WA Senate approves bill to legalize gay marriage
CBS NewsFebruary 2, 2012

"Those of us who support this legislation are not, and we should not be accused of, undermining family life or religious freedom," said Murray, a gay lawmaker from Seattle who has spearheaded past gay rights and domestic partnership laws in the state.more »

Freedom Of Information
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Judge: Detroit financial review team open to public
The Detroit NewsFebruary 6, 2012

"It's a great victory for openness and democracy today," said Andrew Paterson, attorney for Robert Davis who brought two lawsuits against the state to demand the activities of the financial review teams for the Highland Park School District and City of ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Trumbull Worker Suspended for Sexual Harassment
WYTVFebruary 1, 2012

A Trumbull County maintenance worker has been suspended for 30 days after officials found he violated the county's sexual harassment policy. According to records from the human resources department, Tim Morgan received the discipline after two women ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Vogtle Loan Guarantee Update: Nuclear Power Secrecy Continues
Clean Energy News (blog)February 2, 2012

After nearly two years of stonewalling by the US Department of Energy (DOE), the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) continues to press ahead with our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation so that US taxpayers can learn the full extent of ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

Ward appeals his conviction, asserting that the trial court erred by denying his motion to suppress evidence seized following an illegal detention and search. Because police officers seized evidence following an illegal detention and search of Ward, ...more »


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