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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 »

WA Govt funds Telstra mobile expansion
DelimiterFebruary 1, 2012

news The nation's largest telco Telstra the Western Australian State Government's Regional Mobile Communication Project (RMCP) contract, a deal which will see Telstra receive $39.2 million from the state government and in return provide a value return ...more »

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Administrative Law
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'I hate their guts – they are all devil's spawn'
New York PostFebruary 5, 2012

By SUSAN EDELMAN A Brooklyn teacher — fired for posting snarky online comments suggesting her unruly students should drown — can go back to the classroom, a judge says. Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe last week overturned an ...more »

Health Care Law
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Rick Santorum's Despicable And Hurtful Health Care Lie
ForbesFebruary 26, 2012

Instead, Rick Santorum chimed in his agreement by arguing that the health care law would ration care based on the 'usefulness' of an individual. It's all about utilization, right? It's all about how do we best allocate resources where they are most ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Long-time California Lobbyist Looks to 2012 Legislation That May Impact Insurance
Insurance JournalFebruary 6, 2012

... of Norwood & Associates, has garnered recognition for his political work dating back to the early 1980s, including political battles to amend the state's insurance rate regulations, and reforming insurance agents and brokers licensing laws.more »

Immigration Law
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Lunch forum on immigration laws is today at Wichita's Central Library
Kansas.comFebruary 28, 2012

By Dion Lefler Immigration will be the subject of a lunchtime forum today sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Wichita Public Library. The forum, titled “Immigration Laws for Kansas: Good, Bad or Neutral?” will feature Emira Palacios of the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Residents oppose 96-apartment West St. affordable rental complex
Wicked LocalFebruary 26, 2012

Although the surrounding area is mostly industrial, a block of single-family homes lies across West Street. Residents who spoke at the Feb. 21 board meeting expressed concern about the strain on town resources the development will bring, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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BC government introduces legislation to halt teachers' strike
Canadian Labour ReporterFebruary 29, 2012

The British Columbia provincial government has introduced legislation that would suspend any strike action by teachers and set a “cooling off” period while a mediator is appointed to facilitate negotiations. The legislation was announced the same day ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Insurance Law Podcast Examines the Use of Social Media in Discovery and ...
Business Wire (press release)February 28, 2012

She was named a Florida Rising Star in the area of civil litigation defense in 2010. In an interview with AM Best Co.'s Brendan Noonan and Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys editor John Czuba, the attorneys discuss the proliferation of ...more »

Animal Law
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Hounded by dog menace, Punjab looks to Nagaland
Hindustan TimesFebruary 3, 2012

Under which law are dogs killed for meat in Nagaland when there is a ban on killing them under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act? Punjab has posed this query to the north-eastern state for a different reason: to combat the stray dog menace back ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Research and Markets: Global Digital Signal Processors (DSP) Market by ...
Business Wire (press release)February 10, 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets( has announced the addition of the "Global Digital Signal Processors (DSP) Market by Intellectual Property (IP), Design Architecture ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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PureDiscovery Teams up with LexisNexis to Bring Semantic Discovery Technology ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 29, 2012

The integration between the two products will help litigation discovery professionals find the most relevant documents faster than ever before by integrating PureDiscovery's LegalSuite product with LAW PreDiscovery. PureDiscovery's semantic technology ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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RedBlueAmerica: Is it time for affirmative action to end?
Record-SearchlightFebruary 25, 2012

The court in 2003 ruled that race could be a factor in college admissions — but then-Justice Sandra Day O'Connor memorably suggested that affirmative action would no longer be necessary in 25 years. Nine years later, is it now time to end affirmative ...more »

China Aviation Oil Seeks to Buy March, April Jet-Fuel Cargoes
BloombergFebruary 28, 2012

China Aviation Oil Singapore Corp. (CAO) is seeking to buy as much as 1.2 million barrels of jet fuel for loading in March and April, according to tender information sent to potential sellers. The company is the largest jet-fuel supplier in China.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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TCHC explains eviction proceedings against 81-year-old tenant
Toronto StarFebruary 29, 2012

Paul Moloney Urban Affairs Reporter Toronto Community Housing says it moved to evict an 81-year-old tenant because he failed to disclose his income last year, including money earned through part-time employment. The housing company issued a statement ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Banks on sticky wicket as textile sector loans on verge of turning bad
Economic TimesFebruary 5, 2012

Most of these loans have already been 'restructured' once. If payments fall behind a second time, the account has to be classified as a 'Non Performing Asset' on the bank's balance sheet. Each NPA shows a bank's mistake in choosing credit-worthy ...more »

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Webinar: Nasuni to Explain How Information Technology Can Help Law Firms ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 29, 2012

Nasuni(R), a next-generation enterprise storage company, today announced that it will present a Webinar on March 7, 2012 titled, "How Do You Budget for Litigation Support? Storage, Storage, Storage." In the Webinar, Nasuni's Chris Glew will show how ...more »

Business Law
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Federal judge blocks anti-smoking images required on tobacco products
CNNFebruary 29, 2012

... saying the requirements were a violation of free speech. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act passed in 2009 would have required nine written warnings such as "Cigarettes are addictive" and "Tobacco smoke causes harm to children.more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Tim Barnes and Joe Pitts tout Unemployment Benefits for Military Spouses in ...
Clarksville OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

Clarksville, TN – State Senator Tim Barnes and State Representative Joe Pitts thanked Governor Bill Haslam this week for including unemployment benefits for military spouses in his proposed 2012-13 budget. “The Governor's support of this bill shows ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Sex predator arrested for sending pics to teenagers
Romeo ObserverFebruary 29, 2012

by CHRIS GRAY A Canton man has been accused of using a computer to send lewd pictures of himself to two local teenagers. The Macomb County Sheriff's Office arrested Taylor Best, 32, of Canton on Feb. 22 on six counts of felony crimes related to sending ...more »

Personal Injury
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Denver CO Personal Injury Attorney - Vaden Law Firm - Launches New Website
Einnews PortugalFebruary 29, 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 »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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How Sarkozy's Petulance on a Proposed Law Illustrates a Bigger Political ...
TIME (blog)February 29, 2012

The decision Tuesday by France's constitutional watch-dog striking down a pending law criminalizing the denial of the Armenian genocide by Ottoman Turks produced reactions one might have anticipated: applause from Turkey, disappointment in Armenia, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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The Law Offices of Marc G. Snyder Announce the Addition of Harford County ...
PR Web (press release)February 17, 2012

Mr. Bishop, a Criminal Defense Attorney with the Baltimore County Public Defender's Office joins the firm's Criminal Defense Practice, bringing with him invaluable experience gained while working with the citizens of Baltimore.more »

Consumer Protection
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Posey questions lack of consumer protection oversight
TCPalmFebruary 16, 2012

The CFPB was established under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The legislation was meant to help consumers by increasing transparency in the financial system and helping to prevent another financial crisis. Rep.more »

Real Estate Law
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Elder Law: Annuity valuable option in a crisis
Pittsburgh Post GazetteFebruary 26, 2012

But, basically, the annuity is an investment contract by which the purchaser (usually the owner of the contract who is also the person to receive the income from the annuity) purchases an annuity contract from an insurance company.more »

SCH approves human tissue protection law draft
Gulf TimesFebruary 28, 2012

By Bonnie James Qatar's Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has approved the draft of the proposed human tissue protection law, the Qatar International Conference on Stem Cell Science and Policy 2012, was told yesterday. “The committee meeting in this ...more »

Sports Law
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Sports Shorts: PEA picked for NE tourney
Seacoastonline.comFebruary 29, 2012

The 5K begins at 9 am at the intersection of Central Avenue, Washington Street and Henry Law Avenue, just in front of the museum. Post-race activities, including an awards ceremony and refreshments, will take place in Henry Law Park.more »

Criminal Defense
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Hoffman: Attorney gets attention for Wright case
Houston ChronicleFebruary 17, 2012

"The new title is just a little over the top," says criminal defense attorney Brian Wice, who represented Wright during a six-year struggle to get her 25-year sentence reduced. In fairness, Wright was dubbed the "Blue-Eyed Butcher" by the media during ...more »

Miccosukee tribe says members owe $26M to IRS
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 13, 2012

But the IRS says individual members do have to pay. Lehtinen's attorney told The Miami Herald ( that the Miccosukees are trying to shift blame to him to cover up mistakes by their own leaders. Lehtinen represented the tribe on a ...more »

Advocates ask for ordinances to ban discrimination,`Someone could get fired ...
KSPRFebruary 21, 2012

Under the current non-discrimination ordinance age, race, creed, color, disability, religion, sex, national origin, and ancestry are protected. The Mayor's Commission on Human Rights recently asked the city council to send the issue to a committee or ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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DEP Citizens' Advisory Council appoints new Executive Director
CBS 21February 27, 2012

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 Conservation District Support Division in the ...more »

Environmental Law
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NM firm accused of putting profits ahead of clean air
The Durango HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

Nanasi said in a telephone interview that the utility has less energy efficiency in its portfolio than the industry standard, and it holds about half the renewable capacity it is required by law to have by 2014. “They're claiming they've done all they ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Public Servants
Memphis Daily NewsFebruary 22, 2012

22, as they were honored by the family of the late Probate Court clerk and the Rotary Club of Memphis East. Memphis City Councilman Myron Lowery with wife, Mary, accepts a Bobby Dunavant Public Service Award. Ted Illsley of Code Enforcement received ...more »

Family Law
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Group Tackles Oklahoma's Foster Family Shortage
KTUL (blog)February 29, 2012

TU Law's Family Law Society is hosting a one-night event designed to remove all of the legwork and research needed to become a foster family. It's a one-stop shop with DHS foster family recruiters and multiple training organizations on hand.more »

Workers Compensation
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Chiropractor jailed, fined for workers' comp fraud
Monterey County HeraldFebruary 8, 2012

A Salinas chiropractor was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $5000 on three misdemeanor counts of workers' compensation fraud Tuesday, Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo announced. Robert Schreiner, 59, was sentenced to three years ...more »


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