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Mandaric: tax charges are an insult to my family
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

The former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric claimed that the tax evasion charges against him were an "insult" after 12 years in England in which he has rescued Portsmouth, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday from the brink of bankruptcy, ...more »

'Business Connection' features Title Boxing Club
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The Naperville location is one of 19 franchises across the country. TITLE Boxing Club specializes in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Pete Gilfillan came on set to promote his business FranChoice. Want to start your own franchise but don't ...more »

Environmental Law News and Stories

Alternative Energy
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Shell exec discusses alt-energy support
AZ Central.comFebruary 4, 2012

He got his bachelor's in education from ASU and law degree from the University of Tulsa in 1982. He said Shell officials are interested in developing renewable energy and alternative fuels because it is in the best interests of society and the company.more »

Minerals & Mining
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FG Establishes Council for Solid Minerals Sector
THISDAY LiveFebruary 6, 2012

By Patrick Ugeh To provide an effective, efficient and transparent management in the solid minerals and metals sector, a new Council of the Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) has been inaugurated. Minister of Mines and Steel ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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EMA defends steep penalties
NewsDayFebruary 3, 2012

Some industries take advantage of the low fines and dump their waste into rivers without much regard for the people who will drink that same water, she said. EMA charges a maximum of $5 000 for environmental-related offences with the minimum being $5.more »

Natural Resources
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Rule of law triumphs
Deccan HeraldFebruary 3, 2012

Henceforth, no govt can overlook the concept of 'trusteeship' while dealing with the country's natural resources. Ever since the 2G Spectrum scam broke out in 2010 and threatened to consume the UPA government, the dirty tricks department of the ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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William J. Ruberry, administrative law judge
Washington PostFebruary 4, 2012

William J. Ruberry, 84, a retired administrative law judge with the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, died Jan. 30 at Greenspring Village, a retirement community in Springfield. He had cancer and Parkinson's disease, his son William M. Ruberry ...more »

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NH lawmakers look to muffle motorcycles
Boston.comFebruary 6, 2012

The bill would require an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stamp on the exhaust system and lower the legal noise level to 82 decibels for motorcycles or motorcycle exhaust systems built starting next year. It would not change the 106-decibel noise ...more »

Pest Control Law
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Orkin Named to Training Magazine's Top 125
PCT MagazineFebruary 15, 2012

This is the tenth consecutive year the pest control company received a Top 125 ranking. Training selects this prestigious list of companies based on programs tied to business objectives, best training practices and outstanding training initiatives, ...more »

Forest Preservation
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5 Washington State Legislators Introduce Bill Condemning the NDAA
OB RagFebruary 2, 2012

HB 2759, the Washington State Preservation of Liberty Act, was introduced by Reps. Jason Overstreet, Matt Shea, Vincent Buys, Cary Condotta, and David Taylor. The bill condemns the NDAA for authorizing the United States to “indefinitely detain United ...more »

Houston faces penalties over 1970s smog limits
Houston ChronicleFebruary 1, 2012

By Matthew Tresaugue Refineries along the Ship Channel are just part of Houston's pollution picture. Photo: Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle The EPA concluded Tuesday that Houston has failed to meet 30-year-old limits on smog-forming pollution, ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Apple Asks Outside Group to Inspect Factories
New York Times (blog)February 13, 2012

Apple said the group, the Fair Labor Association, started its first inspections Monday at a factory in Shenzhen, China, known as Foxconn City, one of the largest plants in China, with more than 230000 workers. Human rights advocates have long said that ...more »

Public Utilities
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Legal/Public Notices for 02/12/12 - Substitute Trustee's Sales (2)
Murfreesboro PostFebruary 13, 2012

The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the US Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Deed of Trust. The notice requirements of TCA ...more »


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