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When entitlement to leave lapses under EU law – a neverending story?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

Under German law, the statutory minimum entitlement to leave is four weeks per year. However, six weeks' paid annual leave is often agreed under collective bargaining agreements or in employment contracts. For example, if an employee is unable to work ...more »

Court of appeals rules on ship construction contract dispute
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

"in the Brazilian legal framework there is no legal rule determining that the registration of the vessel construction contract with the respective Maritime Registration Office is a requirement for the validity thereof. The effect of its registration is ...more »

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No criminal trials at SCC Superior Court since 2010
Nogales InternationalFebruary 3, 2012

During that same time period, the court has held 21 criminal trials. While a former judge called the statistics "startling" on first read, a criminal defense lawyer with experience litigating cases in the county said the low number of jury trials may, ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Alamogordo Daily News
Alamogordo Daily NewsFebruary 7, 2012

Clayton Whitehead, 22, of the 1200 block of Dewey, was arrested on a New Mexico Department of Corrections order for an alleged probation violation. Whitehead was incarcerated at OCDC pending his appearance in court. Travis Hancock, 42, of the 30 block ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Ex-Credit Suisse Global CDO Chief Charged and Two Plead Guilty
BusinessWeekFebruary 1, 2012

In his State of the Union address to Congress last month, US President Barack Obama said he would establish a financial crimes unit “to crack down on large-scale fraud and protect people's investments.” Obama urged lawmakers to “make the penalties for ...more »

Police Brutality
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Police identify three men in video of gay man's beating
12NewsNow.ComFebruary 11, 2012

By Moni Basu ATLANTA (CNN) -- Police have identified three men seen on a video brutally beating a young man and shouting anti-gay slurs in Atlanta. No names have been released. Nor has anyone been charged yet in the February 4 beating of Brandon White, ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Beckley Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Possession
WVNS-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Larry Wayne Gluyas, 44, of Beckley, pleaded guilty today in federal court before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger to being a felon in possession of a firearm. On September, 2, 2011, following a domestic incident, the defendant admitted to ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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New court date set for Mt. Carmel man charged in grand jury case
Mt. Carmel Daily Republican RegisterFebruary 3, 2012

Richland County Circuit Judge Larry Dunn reset first advisement in the case of a Mt. Carmel man charged by a Wabash County Grand Jury with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. Judge Dunn, who presided over the grand jury proceeding in ...more »

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Attorney appointed for Joseph Gentz in Jane Bashara case
Detroit Free PressFebruary 6, 2012

By Joe Swickard Detroit defense attorney Susan Reed has been appointed to represent Joseph Gentz, who has told investigators he killed Jane Bashara. Reed, president of the Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association, was named by Presiding Judge ...more »

Gun Charges
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gun rights advocates press bills to expand weapon owners' freedoms
DesMoinesRegister.comFebruary 8, 2012

The issue centers on multiple efforts in place to enhance gun rights in the state. One would amend the state constitution in a way that critics say would throw out virtually all gun regulations in Iowa. But advocates of the bill say it is necessary to ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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2 arrested in clubbing death of Haralson Co. man
The Oshkosh NorthwesternFebruary 13, 2012

Lewis faces charges including murder, armed robbery, assault and battery. Further investigation led deputies to 26-year-old Mickey Ray Mulder Jr., an associate of Lewis. Mulder faces charges of theft by receiving and being a party to crime.more »

Paradise Valley couple ID'd as victims in homicide case
AZ Central.comFebruary 3, 2012

2, 2012 05:50 PM The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed that Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro were the victims of a possible homicide and arson fire that occurred in the couple's Paradise Valley home on Monday.more »

Search & Seizure
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Feds charge alleged leader of Metro Detroit drug ring, former state rep.
The Detroit NewsFebruary 1, 2012

The case against Powell is outlined in search warrant records and a Justice Department forfeiture complaint filed in federal court. Besides the cash and drugs, the feds have seized a fleet of expensive boats and vehicles, including two Bentleys and a ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Myanmar: UN rights expert urges authorities to remain committed to reforms
UN News CentreFebruary 6, 2012

The UN has welcomed the recent decision by Myanmar's President Thein Sein to grant amnesty and set free a significant number of prisoners of conscience, and acknowledged other reform measures by authorities in the South-East Asian nation, ...more »

Sex Crimes
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Teacher working at NY jail charged with sex crimes
Wall Street JournalFebruary 1, 2012

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Office tells Syracuse media outlets that 34-year-old Jesus Rolon (hay-SOOS' roh-LAHN') of DeWitt was charged Tuesday with criminal sexual act, endangering the welfare of a child and other crimes.more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Hackers intercept FBI, Scotland Yard call
The Associated PressFebruary 3, 2012

The FBI said the information "was intended for law enforcement officers only and was illegally obtained" but that no FBI systems were breached. It added that "a criminal investigation is under way to identify and hold accountable those responsible.more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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CPAC: The elephants' graveyard
Washington BladeFebruary 15, 2012

Pandering to the far right in the Republican Party as exemplified by the speeches given at CPAC will only move independents more solidly into the Democratic fold. The nation is focused on the economy and creating jobs. Congress, which can't get its act...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Do we need new laws on charging juveniles as adults?
Florida Times-Union (blog)February 10, 2012

He would like some limits placed into the law regarding putting younger juveniles into adult court. The Fernandez does seem to call for additional rules regarding juveniles accused of committing violent crimes, something more than the usual juvenile...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Alcohol citations rising as freshmen class size increases
University Star (blog)February 1, 2012

However, each freshman receives and signs a letter from the Department of Housing and Residential Life upon moving in outlining the sanctions for alcoholic offenses. The letter states the disciplinary actions of the university are meant to “educate” ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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A mother wages a battle
Daily Star OnlineFebruary 4, 2012

In Friday's case filed with Sutrapur Police Station, Nusrat accused Nurul of passport forgery, kidnapping and violation of the HC order prohibiting Nurul from leaving the country. The police station immediately sent a wireless message to immigration ...more »

White Collar Crime
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Davis Polk Welcomes Senior Federal Prosecutor, Greg D. Andres, to Its White ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

The firm's White Collar Group has consistently been ranked in the 1st tier among New York law firms in White Collar Crime and Government Investigations in Chambers USA. The firm represents corporations and individuals from around the world in ...more »

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Jerry Sandusky to be given names of alleged abuse victims | College football
The Seattle TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The attorney general's said it would give the 68-year-old Sandusky, a former assistant coach at Penn State, the names of the 10 young men he is charged with having sexually abused. By TOM WITHERS; By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer; AP Sports Writer No ...more »


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