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Full City: order restored?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

The district court had convicted the third officer for violation of the Pollution Act, but acquitted him of the charges under the Ship Safety Act. The prosecution did not appeal the acquittal; consequently, the appeal court considered only whether the ...more »

Rockefeller Supports Blind Trust for Members of Congress
HNN Huntingtonnews.netFebruary 1, 2012

The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act) says US Representatives and Senators may not use information they gain in their role as Members of Congress. “Elected officials have a duty to our constituents to be above board in ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Malloy Edits Liquor Bill Before Hearing Today
CBS LocalFebruary 28, 2012

William Rubenstein, the governor's consumer protection commissioner, is expected to present Malloy's revised legislation at a public hearing on Tuesday before the General Assembly's General Law Committee, where hundreds of liquor retailers are expected ...more »

Health Care Law
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Senior Romney Health Adviser: Obamacare Can Move Health Care System In The ...
ThinkProgressFebruary 29, 2012

By Igor Volsky on Feb 29, 2012 at 8:30 am Mike Leavitt, President George W. Bush's former Secretary of Health and Human Services and a senior adviser to Mitt Romney, say the Affordable Care Act could help reduce health care costs and transform ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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The Monkees' Davy Jones dead at 66
CNNFebruary 29, 2012

Jones was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. A Martin County law enforcement source with knowledge of the case said Jones apparently suffered a heart attack. Laurie Jacobson, whose company Living Legends LTD ...more »

Immigration Law
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Report: Tough immigration laws don't make illegal immigrants 'self-deport'
Bellingham HeraldFebruary 23, 2012

"It doesn't benefit anyone for Hispanics to not call the police ... the fact is those crimes are going to spread." Kobach agreed with at least part of the report, that illegal immigrants do sometimes relocate to states with lesser immigration laws, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Call for regulatory policies to revise bio safety law
Vibe GhanaFebruary 28, 2012

Dr Hans Adu-Dapaah, Director of Crop Research of the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, has called for regulatory policies to revise the bio- safety law to maximise gains in the era of genetic revolution. He said this would help reduce cost ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Teachers' dispute not about pay
Burnaby NowFebruary 29, 2012

By Jennifer Heighton, Burnaby Now February 29, 2012 The BC government is legislating teachers with an imposed contract after fruitless attempts at bargaining came up with no resolution. Why was the bargaining process so unsuccessful?more »

Insurance Litigation
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TGA Insurance Managers, Inc. Announces the Hiring of Michael Gallien
MarketWatch (press release)February 22, 2012

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb 22, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- TGA Insurance Managers, Inc. ("TGA"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hallmark Financial Services, Inc., announced today the hiring of Michael Gallien to serve as Product Manager for its Oil ...more »

Animal Law
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Groups assail bill making it a crime to film farm animals
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 29, 2012

PETA spokesman Jeremy Beckham said photographs and videotapes "often are the best tools we can give to law enforcement" in uncovering animal abuses in factory farms. He said several covert operations in other states have led to criminal charges.more »

Intellectual Property
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Motorola, Proview, Michael Jordan: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekFebruary 24, 2012

“They should protect the interest of the trademark holder in compliance with China law. We will appeal.” Apple says it purchased Proview's iPad trademark in China in 2009 and sued Proview over the rights in 2010 in the Shenzhen Intermediate People's ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Proceedings | Highlights from the WSJ's Law Blog
Wall Street JournalFebruary 13, 2012

The firm, to be called Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP, so far has about six clients, Mr. Shuster said, and will focus on complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, securities law and antitrust litigation. The camera-shy Supreme Court isn't ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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DeWayne Wickham: Affirmative-action defense is secondary to bigger issue
The TennesseanFebruary 29, 2012

... claim that she was denied admission into the university because of her race — a brash assertion of white privilege that might give the court's right-wingers the opening they need to strike a death blow to affirmative action in higher education.more »

Rockwell Collins Executive VP and COO to address JP Morgan Aviation...
defproFebruary 29, 2012

15:45 GMT, February 29, 2012 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa | Kelly Ortberg, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Government Systems for Rockwell Collins, will address the JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Defense Conference in New York on ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Manhattan Church Leads an Area's Improvement
New York TimesFebruary 8, 2012

The eight-story former warehouse, between Charlton and Vandam Streets in the Hudson Square neighborhood, has been vacant for a decade after several scuttled development plans and even a legal tussle. Last week construction finally began on a $113 ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bankruptcy Still an Option as Florida Mediation Program Fails
Law Firm Newswire (press release)February 29, 2012

Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 29, 2012 – The Florida Supreme Court recently abandoned its efforts at a statewide mediation program for residential foreclosure cases. Lack of participation and low rates of loan modification meant the program ...more »

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Shida Night Market shops prepare litigation against city government
China PostFebruary 28, 2012

They also plan to file administrative litigation against the city government's acts. The city government had formerly encouraged business operations at the district in order to promote the night market as a tourism spot to attract visitors and ...more »

Business Law
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WOLTERS KLUWER : > TyMetrix Legal Analytics Puts Big Data to Work to Manage ...
4-tradersFebruary 16, 2012

TyMetrix, the global leader in intelligent solutions to better manage the business of law and a part of Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services (CLS), has unveiled a new business called TyMetrix Legal Analytics. TyMetrix Legal Analytics aggregates tens ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Congress questions fairness of DoD pay and benefit cuts
FederalNewsRadio.comFebruary 29, 2012

By Jared Serbu As Defense officials take to Capitol Hill to defend their proposed personnel budget, they're beginning to hear a common theme: Complaints that civilian employees aren't bearing their fair share of military spending cutbacks.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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TPD, Internet Crimes task force arrest man on child pornography charges
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)February 29, 2012

A police report from TPD says Kirkpatrick used "common Internet search terms" for child pornography on multiple occasions. After Kirkpatrick was confronted at his home and his house was searched, he said he used Torrent programs and Frostwire to ...more »

Personal Injury
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Kearny Mesa Chiropractor Celebrates 25 Years Treating Injuries
MarketWatch (press release)February 26, 2012

Dr. Salanger announced that over the last 25 years, he has had tremendous success using chiropractic adjustments to treat personal injury, car accident injury and workers compensation. Dr. Salanger practices with Dr. Carol Spiegelman.more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Silver Pen letter: Political funding must change
Appleton Post CrescentFebruary 18, 2012

The Supreme Court is deemed to be the final recourse for disputes regarding constitutional law. Unlike the pope, I see no evidence that justices are also deemed to be infallible in their decisions. Since their ruling on the Citizens United case, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Abortion investigation: doctor caught falsifying sex selection paperwork 24, 2012

Whatever an individual's opinion on abortion … laws in this country are decided by Parliament, not by individual doctors. If some professionals disagree with the law as it stands they should argue their case for change. Simply flouting them in a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Supreme Court slams misleading ads
Vancouver SunFebruary 29, 2012

The Supreme Court of Canada found that a Time letter trying to sell subscriptions that appeared to tell Jean-Marc Richard he'd won more than $800000 breached Quebec's Consumer Protection Act. The Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision that found ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Denver CO Personal Injury Attorney - Vaden Law Firm - Launches New Website
EIN News (press release)February 28, 2012

The Vaden Law Firm specializes in personal injury accident cases, real estate law, car and truck accidents, business law, and trusts and estate planning. Vaden Law provides personal attention to clients offering years of experience, expert knowledge of ...more »

DigitalGlobe Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)February 29, 2012

Included in fourth quarter revenue is $6.4 million of amortized revenue related to NextView, the predecessor to the EnhancedView contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Not included in fourth quarter revenue is $20.3 million of ...more »

Sports Law
[read all news] Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, WeatherW.Va. DOT Secretary ...
WBOY-TVFebruary 27, 2012

Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox reminds all political candidates and groups of the regulations regarding outdoor advertising as the primary election coming up in a news release from the West Virginia Department of Transportation.more »

Criminal Defense
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Police chief, defense attorney, judge testify for Cline
Durham Herald SunFebruary 28, 2012

BY BETH VELLIQUETTE DURHAM – The chief of police and a longtime Durham defense attorney testified Monday that they did not think the actions of suspended District Attorney Tracey Cline have been prejudicial to the administration of justice in Durham ...more »

Nine Tax Tasks to Do Before February 29
Fox BusinessFebruary 20, 2012

"Then, stick with it, from paying payroll taxes, if applicable, through to the tax credits you claim. There can be long-term tax consequences of worker classification from the outset, and so an attorney's advice can be extremely helpful for getting the ...more »

Older employees can protect themselves by making age an issue; lawyer
Toronto StarFebruary 10, 2012

John Goddard Business Reporter A good tactic for the older employee who feels nudged toward the door is to ask for help because of age, says Toronto employment lawyer David Whitten. Most employees do the opposite. “Most people go, 'No, no, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Pennsylvania DEP Citizens' Advisory Council Appoints New Executive Director
MarketWatch (press release)February 27, 2012

27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Citizens' Advisory Council to the Department of Environmental Protection announced today the appointment of Marjorie Hughes as its executive director. Hughes, who most recently served as chief of DEP's ...more »

Environmental Law
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2nd victim dead after Ohio school shooting
CBS NewsFebruary 28, 2012

King was studying alternative energy at nearby Auburn Career Center and like the others who were shot was waiting for a bus for his daily 15-minute ride to the center. Student Daniel Parmertor died hours after the shooting. On Tuesday morning, a third ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Leagle.comFebruary 20, 2012

[¶ 1] Philip Sprague appeals from an order denying his petition for formal probate of a will allegedly executed by Harriet O. Clemetson. Because we conclude the district court correctly applied the law on the presumption that a missing will is revoked, ...more »

Family Law
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Reno toddler gets approval for brain cancer treatment; family hopes for ...
The RepublicFebruary 21, 2012

The family appealed that decision to a state hearing officer but lost the appeal in December, records show. Both federal and state laws prohibit Medicaid coverage for drugs that are considered experimental. Because there is no FDA-approved treatment ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Attention – Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Proposal!!!
InjuryBoard.comFebruary 29, 2012

Despite a system which is working pretty much fairly and fine, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce is aggressively lobbying the Pennsylvania legislature for legislation to severely limit your rights under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act.more »


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