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Overview (February 2011)
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

As a result, during 2011 a number of amendments were introduced to the employment framework. Significant legislation affecting employers introduced in 2011 included the following. Enacted on September 19 2011 by the National Council of Employment, ...more »

College students provide free help filing income tax returns in Springfield
KSPRFebruary 1, 2012

Students at both Drury University and Missouri State University will offer free income tax preparation this winter and spring. Here is the information for both. Students will provide free tax preparation through an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

... PRISCILLA PENA; HILDA GIRON; DEBBIE ALMANZA, individually and in their official capacities; STATE OF NEW MEXICO-New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts, Defendants-Appellees. Before BRISCOE, Chief Judge, MURPHY and BRORBY, Circuit Judges.more »

Health Care Law
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Health care committee hears flu prevention bill
Oregon Capitol News (blog)February 3, 2012

In its first meeting of the 2012 Oregon legislative session, the Senate Health Care, Human Services and Rural Health Policy Committee held informational hearings on a series of bills. Among the bills discussed during the Wednesday, Feb.more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Kan. plan: Allow illegal immigrants to stay, work
Long Island PressFebruary 1, 2012

The Kansas proposal also is notable because it complicates the debate over immigration issues in the home state of Kris Kobach, a former law professor who helped draft tough laws against illegal immigration in Alabama and Arizona.more »

Immigration Law
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Abu Qatada: attorney general says government must follow rule of law
The GuardianFebruary 7, 2012

Individuals enjoy the right to liberty and government is bound by the rule of law and has to observe it. "The government is obviously very concerned about this case and very much wishes to see Abu Qatada deported to Jordan and, when he is in Jordan, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Carrying out Forced Industrial Innovative Development Program is top ...
Gazeta.KZFebruary 6, 2012

In accordance with the President's instructions outlined in his state-of-the-nation address, the Government intends to introduce amendments into the Law "On national budget for 2012-2014." The preliminary draft amendments will be considered next week.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Okla. Gov. Fallin asks tribal leaders to dismiss tribal water rights suit ...
The RepublicFebruary 2, 2012

Fallin asks them to dismiss their federal lawsuit and allow an ongoing mediation process to resolve disputes between the state and the tribes. In exchange, Fallin says the state will not file a separate state court action to determine the extent of ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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'Provide cover for HIV patients'
Business StandardFebruary 3, 2012

A public interest litigation has prompted the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority to issue a draft guideline mandating insurance cover for HIV patients. The regulator came up with the directions today, after a PIL challenged the practice of ...more »

Animal Law
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County to stick with 96-hour animal hold law
Bakersfield CalifornianFebruary 4, 2012

BY JAMES BURGER Californian staff writer Animal groups across California are railing against Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed repeal of a 1998 law that required animal control agencies to hold strays for 96 hours before euthanizing them.more »

Intellectual Property
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Tessera Updates Status of Annual Meeting
Business Wire (press release)February 1, 2012

The Company's Intellectual Property reporting segment (formerly known as Micro-electronics) is a patent licensing business that owns patents generated in over 20 years of semiconductor packaging research and development. The Company's other reporting ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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King & Spalding Continues Expansion of Its Litigation Practice With the ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

Balser represents Fortune 500 companies, privately held businesses, corporate officers and directors, and law firms in trials, arbitrations and appeals in complex business litigation matters throughout the United States. He represents both plaintiffs ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Supreme Court will rule on challenge to affirmative action in case from Texas
KTVBFebruary 21, 2012

AP Please take a moment to review the available e-mail newsletters has to offer. Place a checkbox next to the newsletters you wish to subscribe to. Thank you for becoming a member of KTVB.COM. You now have full access to the best local coverage and ...more »

Travolta donates jet to Museum of Aviation
Macon Telegraph (blog)February 2, 2012

By WAYNE CRENSHAW - Film actor John Travolta, a pilot and avid aviation enthusiast, is donating his Gulfstream II executive jet to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame, which is located at the museum, said Chrissy Miner, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Higher rents for some - despite shared landlord
This is South WalesFebruary 1, 2012

A LEGAL deal means some tenants in Neath, Port Talbot and the Swansea Valley pay higher rents than their neighbours even though they share the same landlord. The quirk is down to an agreement made when NPT Homes took control of more than 9000 council ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Tribune's Bankruptcy Legal Bill Almost $231 Million So Far
All Access Music GroupFebruary 1, 2012

s three year bankruptcy and related litigation has reached almost $231 million and counting, according to the company's DECEMBER monthly operating report filed with Bankruptcy Court, reports CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. The large figure was attributed by ...more »

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New litigation firm has niche in employment law
Bermuda SunFebruary 8, 2012

Ms Snelling, a specialist in general civil litigation with a focus on employment law, has joined forces with Mr Harshaw, who works in commercial and public law. She said: “Canterbury is a boutique litigation firm with a niche in employment law — we're ...more »

Business Law
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Thwarting scams, frauds takes vigilance
The Westerly SunFebruary 1, 2012

... scams, and misleading advertising. "We believe in outreach and education because we believe in protecting consumers by prevention," Miller said. The Consumer Protection Unit has six investigators and one lawyer who determine if there have been any ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Digital partnership improves health care access for veterans
United States Army (press release)February 3, 2012

By Robin Boggs, First Army Division East Cpl. Eric McNulty, an infantryman from Southern Plains, NC, fills out the e-benefit form with military service coordinator Nathan Talley after returning from deployment with C Company, 279th Infantry Regiment, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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School computer hacking probed
Omaha World-HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

By Kevin Cole Douglas County sheriff's deputies are investigating the case of a Millard student who reportedly disrupted his high school's computer network over a three-day period. Chief Deputy Marty Bilek said no arrests had been made in the incident ...more »

Personal Injury
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Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm Expands Houston Focus with New Office ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)February 1, 2012

The Sloan Firm has an impressive track record with regard to negotiations and litigation in their key practice areas, which include general practice law and personal injury law. The firm's attorneys also have expertise in commercial law, employment law ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Senate polls can't be invalidated, says Babar
DAWN.comFebruary 5, 2012

“The Senate election cannot be invalidated through any legislation, judgment or petition under law as the only way to do so is through an amendment to the Constitution,” he said while stressing that the present assemblies were enjoying the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Change in leadership at malpractice insurer
Parkersburg NewsFebruary 1, 2012

"We had a change in leadership," said Dr. R. Austin Wallace, who has taken over as president and chief executive officer of West Virginia Mutual Insurance Company. "It's been a very great transition." Wallace took over the top positions at the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Fighting Back Against Statutory Penalty Class Actions, Part I
Corporate CounselFebruary 7, 2012

Instead, their lucrative penalty schemes encourage lawsuits over hyper-technical statutory violations and promote “creative” interpretations of otherwise well-intentioned laws. See, eg, In re Nissan Odometer Litigation (2009). Companies faced with such ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Timeshare Bill Proposed to Reduce Fraud
Housing PredictorFebruary 1, 2012

By Kevin Chiu A state bill proposed to reduce fraud in Timeshare resales has made it through the Florida state senate and could be the first law enacted in the US intended to eliminate one of the oldest lies in real estate.more »

CRDA approves Atlantic City Tourism District Master Plan
Press of Atlantic CityFebruary 2, 2012

They voted at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Wednesday, a deadline set by state law. Effective one year ago, those regulations also established the Tourism District and CRDA development powers within it, in addition to setting in motion other ...more »

Sports Law
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Indiana passes human trafficking law in time for Super Bowl
Fox NewsFebruary 2, 2012

They fast-tracked a piece of legislation to warn the traffickers – this is not a good place to do business.” Smith is a former Republican US congresswoman from Washington state. Her nonprofit organization works with states across the country to beef up ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Lawyer agrees to treatment
Cincinnati.comFebruary 1, 2012

David Scacchetti, the suspended Hyde Park attorney facing drug charges, agreed Wednesday to seek addiction treatment. Scacchetti, once a high-powered, prominent criminal defense attorney, will report Feb. 8 to the treatment facility.more »

Tax Prep Nightmare: Don't Get Ripped Off by Your Tax Pro
DailyFinanceFebruary 14, 2012

By Selena Maranjian, The Motley Fool Posted 3:05PM 02/14/12 Taxes, Crime We all know to expect occasional poor service. If you hire someone to prepare your taxes, for example, you know that there's a chance they might miss a deduction or credit you're ...more »

Black Officers File Lawsuit Against Capitol Police
BETFebruary 8, 2012

Hostile work environments, reprisals, denial of promotions, age discrimination and denial of career-enhancing opportunities are just some of the allegations of discrimination outlined in the lawsuit. “The Chief of Police, Phillip Morse, and members of ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Jessica Mutch: Asset sales set to dominate Waitangi Day
TVNZFebruary 3, 2012

To partially sell off state assets the Government needs to take the assets protection clause (Section 9) out of the State Owned Enterprises Act which has Treaty provisions and they need to create a new law. There are three options: keep Section 9 of ...more »

Environmental Law
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Transportation Bill Would Streamline Environmental Review, Sponsors Say
Bloomberg BNAFebruary 2, 2012

2 will mark up a transportation reauthorization bill that Republican sponsors say will streamline the environmental review process for new construction projects. The American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act (HR 7) would impose new timetables on the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Las Vegas-based estate planning, probate firm expanding to Peoria
Phoenix Business JournalFebruary 10, 2012

It also offers legal services related to prenuptial agreements, financial agreements, limited-liability companies, domestic partnerships and wills. Cassady offers free 30-minute financial service, probate and estate-planning consultations to ...more »

Family Law
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Family law Judge Diane Altamirano seeks re-election
Imperial Valley PressFebruary 1, 2012

A native of Brawley, Altamirano was a general law practitioner exclusively in the Imperial Valley for 30 years before her appointment. She hears family law cases. Prior to her appointment, Altamirano served 12 years as the Superior Court's self-help ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Facebook Photos Doomed Workers' Comp Claim
Courthouse News ServiceFebruary 1, 2012

By JEFF D. GORMAN (CN) - A retailer and its insurance company properly used pictures of a worker drinking and partying to fight claims that he deserved workers' compensation for a hernia, the Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled. Zackery Clement was injured ...more »


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