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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 »

Judge in the dock to defend himself over Franco investigation
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

"When people disappear, it is a permanent crime, which no amnesty law can affect." Outside the court hundreds of supporters of the judge, including British historian Ian Gibson – who has investigated the murder of poet Federico Garcia Lorca by Franco's ...more »

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Criminal Defense
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Tribute to Russel: rival, friend
Colorado Springs IndependentFebruary 2, 2012

Bob Russel was in his first term as district attorney. I was destined to spend much of the next 20 years as a criminal defense lawyer, and Russel went on to serve five terms until leaving office. In short, we spent much of our professional lives in ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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New chairman of Pa.'s Board of Probation and Parole has reputation of reformer
Patriot-NewsFebruary 6, 2012

By DONALD GILLILAND, The Patriot-News A crew from the Department of General Services had just finished affixing Potteiger's name and “chairman” title to the glass doors leading into Pennsylvania's Board of Probation and Parole.more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Stanford Financial's Davis Says Founder Conspired in Fraud
BusinessWeekFebruary 2, 2012

2 (Bloomberg) -- Former Stanford Financial Group Co. finance chief James Davis, testifying as a US government witness, said company founder R. Allen Stanford conspired with him in an investment fraud. Davis, who pleaded guilty to three felony charges ...more »

Police Brutality
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Occupy Oakland declares 'day of action' against police brutality
Press TVFebruary 4, 2012

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly has declared February 6 as a 'day of action' against police brutality against Occupy movement protesters. Occupy Oakland has faced heavy police repression since its inception. From the first police raid on October ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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suspect arrested, three sought in connection with Gert Town gang rape case
UptownMessenger.comFebruary 2, 2012

He has been arrested for Illegal Use of a Weapon, Illegal Firearm during a Crime, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number, firearm additional penalties, Resisting/Obstructing an Officer, Possession of ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand jury indicts Peorian in Taft Homes shooting
Peoria Journal StarFebruary 1, 2012

By Anonymous A Peoria County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Peoria man for allegedly shooting two people in November. Melvin L. Sanders Jr., 23, of 1128 W. Thrush Ave. faces two counts of aggravated battery and possession of a weapon by a felon and ...more »

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Legal proceedings: What is a John Doe investigation anyway?
WisBarFebruary 14, 2012

As John Doe proceedings unfold in Milwaukee County, criminal defense lawyer Marcus Berghahn explains what John Doe legal proceedings entail, how they are conducted, and why they are necessary. By Marcus J. Berghahn, Hurley, Burish & Stanton SC, ...more »

Gun Charges
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House Advances Bill for Gun Law Repeal
WSETFebruary 1, 2012

Richmond, VA - The House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to legislation repealing Virginia's one-handgun-a-month law. The bill will be up for a final House vote Wednesday. The 1994 law allowing people to buy no more than one handgun in a ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Court news: See who was indicted from your neighborhood
Oxford PressFebruary 4, 2012

Stephen Estes, 27, 217 Warrick Ave., Apt. B, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of burglary and theft (direct). Lorrie R. Frazier, 39, 5199 Hamilton Eaton Road, Hamilton; indicted on one count each of robbery and assault. Anthony E. Sansone III, 19, ...more »

Pottstown woman, 31, found dead in home; homicide suspected
Philadelphia InquirerFebruary 3, 2012

By Anthony R. Wood A 31-year-old Pottstown woman was found dead at her home Thursday, and officials were seeking the public's help in what they termed a homicide investigation. The victim was identified as Alicia Schmidt of the 400 block of Cherry ...more »

Search & Seizure
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N.B. police raid on blogger raises questions (blog)February 3, 2012

... FREDERICTON - The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is asking questions about a Fredericton Police Force arrest and seizure of computer equipment and files belonging to blogger Charles LeBlanc. Police officers executed a search warrant on Jan.more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Living With Mental Illness in Luzira Upper Prison
AllAfrica.comFebruary 6, 2012

By Ciaran Cross and Ivan Okuda, 5 February 2012 In his bright yellow uniform, there is not much to distinguish Wilfred Ojwiya from the other inmates of Upper prison. But twice a day, Ojwiya dispenses psychiatric medication to the patients on his ward ...more »

Sex Crimes
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LCQ10: Combat sex crimes in railway areas
7thSpace Interactive (press release)February 1, 2012

improving the spatial design in the railway premises, as well as setting prevention and combating sexual violence crimes as a corporate responsibility, and list the follow-up actions to each recommendation? (a) In addition to having regular anti-crime...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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New book on social media explores Internet privacy issues
nwitimes.comFebruary 1, 2012

Andrews, professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law and the director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology, believes that very few of us — even those considering themselves Internet savvy — understand just how much information we give away ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Alleged Porn Infringer Countersues, Says Porn Cannot be Copyrighted
AVN News (press release)February 3, 2012

Plaintiff is informed and believes, and thereon alleges that to create the work, Hard Drive and its agents and/or its employees violated laws which prohibited pimping, pandering, solicitation and prostitution, including any claims of conspiracy. 91.more »

Juvenile Crimes
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Investigators call Utah-Idaho crime spree among largest they've seen
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 5, 2012

By the time investigators caught up with them, in less than two months, authorities allege four men and one juvenile had among them committed close to 200 crimes that dipped as far south as Ogden to as far north as the Pocatello, Idaho, area according ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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UN envoy says Myanmar should admit to rights violations
Chicago TribuneFebruary 5, 2012

YANGON (Reuters) - A top United Nations envoy warned Myanmar Sunday not to backtrack on its ongoing reform program and said the civilian government should acknowledge its past human rights violations to allow the country to move forward.more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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2 Inmates Captured After Escaping From Walker State Prison
The ChattanooganFebruary 7, 2012

He was convicted and serving a life sentence for several charges including kidnapping, forgery, armed robbery and burglary. The Department of Corrections is the fourth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly ...more »

White Collar Crime
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US authorities looking into Murdoch foreign payments
ReutersFebruary 7, 2012

By Mark Hosenball and Georgina Prodhan | LONDON (Reuters) - US authorities are stepping up investigations, including an FBI criminal inquiry, into possible violations by employees of Rupert Murdoch's media empire of a US law banning corrupt payments to ...more »

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UPI NewsTrack TopNews
UPI.comFebruary 4, 2012

The Journal Sentinel described one of Walker's two attorneys, Michael Steinle, as one of Milwaukee's most prominent criminal defense lawyer. The other, John Gallo, is a former federal prosecutor. Walker has said he is not a target of the investigation ...more »


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