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Huckster Propaganda: Voice of San Diego gets a taste of its own fact check
San Diego CityBEATFebruary 1, 2012

If in certain contexts it characterizes (and trumpets) advertising as a form of support, it should not turn around and deny that advertising is support. The claim is false. The question, however, is whether there are aggravating factors.more »

Palike to reclaim Clarence School playground
Deccan HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike will take legal measures to reclaim the Clarence School playground. Commissioner M K Shankaralinge Gowda, while replying to a discussion on the issue in the Council meeting on Tuesday, said the lease of the ground ...more »

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Administrative Law
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FRY'S FOOD STORES OF ARIZONA, INC. v. INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF ARIZONA
Leagle.comFebruary 8, 2012

The Employer argues that the administrative law judge erred in (1) adopting the testimony of one expert over another concerning the Claimant's capacity to work, and (2) by basing Claimant's loss of earning capacity on an averaged rollback wage rather ...more »

Health Care Law
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Understanding healthcare reform: A picture's worth 1000 words
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 28, 2012

You could visit healthcare.gov and click around dozens of menus to get the full picture of how the law works. Or you could crack open the new book from MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who advised both Mitt Romney and President Obama when they tackled ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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State, ZIPS dialogue over procurement Act
Zambia Daily MailFebruary 13, 2012

By TRYNESS MBALE THE Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS) says it is in talks with Government to explore ways of reversing the amendment of the Public Procurement Act 2011. ZIPS president Jones Klyongwe said his organisation is in talks ...more »

Immigration Law
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U.S. immigration law doesn't recognize same-sex marriages
New York Daily NewsFebruary 22, 2012

The Statue of Liberty stands tall in Upper New York Bay, a beacon to immigrants woridwide. Q. Can I help my same-sex spouse to get legal status here? I married my spouse thanks to the NY State law that allows same sex couples to marry.more »

Industrial Development Law
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Tax credits could bring area 200 jobs
Columbus DispatchFebruary 28, 2012

The company provides machining services for industrial customers, including those in the energy business. “Manufacturing is seeing a comeback in the US,” said Tom Creek, the company's president, after the authority approved tax credits for the company.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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'Year of Bible' sparking dispute
Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderFebruary 3, 2012

By Andrew M. Seder aseder@timesleader.com House Resolution 535 is another example of the fine line between religion and politics being blurred, according to local religious leaders and professors. The two-page resolution, adopted last week by a 193-0 ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Selective Insurance Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-end 2011 Earnings
PR Newswire (press release)February 2, 2012

2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGI) today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. For the quarter, net income per diluted share was $0.29 and operating income(1) was ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal welfare group proposes bill of rights for dolphins
DigitalJournal.comFebruary 21, 2012

Vancouver - A coalition of scientists, ethicists and animal welfare groups is proposing a bill of rights for dolphins. The group says dolphins are so intelligent that they should be thought of as "non-human persons" and given due protection under law.more »

Intellectual Property
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Goldman Sachs, Facebook, Apple, Hyundai: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekFebruary 21, 2012

By Ellen Rosen (This is a daily report on global news about patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property topics.) Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Sergey Aleynikov, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. computer programmer, walked out a New York ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Quebec needs an asbestos registry: environmentalist
CTV.caFebruary 29, 2012

Green's list was compiled over six months by tracking the public tender process; each time a building is renovated, by law the contractor must be made aware if asbestos is present. "(It's in) our schools and hospitals, in our CEGEPs and universities," ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative Action Fight in California Isn't Over
BETFebruary 14, 2012

By Danielle Wright Since its inception in 1965, affirmative action has always been a hot topic. Forty-seven years later, it continues to be an issue for which Californians are willing to fight. Backers of the ban against the law that considers race in ...more »

Aviation firm jets in to city airport on five-year deal
Cambridge NewsFebruary 28, 2012

ONE of the world's up-and-coming aviation companies is switching its operations HQ from Switzerland to Cambridge. ExecuJet Europe has just won a five-year contract to be the fixed-base operator at Cambridge Airport. Now the firm has also decided to ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Property: battles as landlords and tenants clash on 'dilapidation'
Citywire.co.ukFebruary 9, 2012

by Alex Plough on Feb 09, 2012 at 00:01 Legal battles between landlords and occupiers over refurbishment costs are set to increase as the build-up of commercial leases due to expire reaches a peak over the next two years.more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Stanford Got 100-Foot Yacht While CFO Settled for 12-Foot Boat
BloombergFebruary 8, 2012

Enlarge image Financier R. Allen Stanford Financier R. Allen Stanford Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg Financier R. Allen Stanford, left, accused of misleading people who bought certificates of deposit from his Antigua-based bank, spent their money on bad...more »

Litigation
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Brower Piven Announces Summary Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action ...
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 27, 2012

You are urged to obtain a copy of the Notice, which includes, among other things, a description of: (1) the litigation in this Action prior to the Settlement; (2) the full terms of the proposed Settlement; (3) the Plan of Allocation for the proceeds of ...more »

Business Law
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Super PAC, candidates lines blur ahead of Nov. 6
USA TODAYFebruary 29, 2012

Adelson contributed another undisclosed amount in February that's helping fund the super PAC's multistate ad campaign ahead of Super Tuesday's voting in 10 states. "It's astounding to think of a legal theory that says a contribution over $2500 to a ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military all in the family for Lees
Benson News SunFebruary 9, 2012

Army Pfc. Tanner Lee, 20, is visiting his family in St. David after serving 10 months in Afghanistan, where he was part of a specialized bomb unit that scanned for Improvised Explosive Devices and cleared them from routes where troops and military...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Okla. senate passes bill to help fight internet crime against children
KXII-TVFebruary 28, 2012

"Seeing what they are doing on the computer," Tanner said. "Search it every now and then, not to their surprise or anything but just let them know that they are going to search it every once in a while." For more information on internet safety and how ...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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Those defending US Constitution from sharia must have failed high school civics
Christian Science MonitorFebruary 29, 2012

These op-ed contributors warn that anti-sharia hysteria fosters unfounded fear of Muslims in the US, misunderstands Islamic law, and ignores American ideals of religious freedom. There are those who would have you believe that Islamic law, or sharia, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Abortion investigation: Doctor admits procedure tantamount to 'female infanticide'
Telegraph.co.ukFebruary 23, 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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Samra Moves in Line With Companies Act
AllAfrica.comFebruary 17, 2012

"Implementation is now vital to navigate the uncertainty and overreaction related to the implementation of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA) and the planned Protection of Private Information Act (POPI). It will give form to the association's strategic ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Abortion foes want women's health funds rerouted from Planned Parenthood
Columbus DispatchFebruary 29, 2012

Yet, state lawmakers keep seeking to add to the list of public employees whose home addresses cannot be released to the public. The home addresses of federal law-enforcement officers and probation officers would be shielded from release under separate ...more »

Chief of Delaware U.S. Attorney's Office Criminal Division Rejoins Chadbourne ...
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 28, 2012

... Chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Delaware, has rejoined the Firm's White Collar Defense, Regulatory Investigations and Litigation Group as Counsel in the Washington, DC office.more »

Sports Law
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Sports Lawyers Association Night @ The Palace: Pistons v Heat
Business InsiderFebruary 28, 2012

The Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) and the National Sports & Entertainment Law Society have teamed up with Michigan State College of Law to bring a great networking and entertainment experience to attorneys, agent, and students in the Detroit and ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Hampden DA Mark Mastroianni applauds Jeffrey Asher guilty verdict; defense...
MassLive.comFebruary 28, 2012

Hampden County District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni said he was satisfied with the jury's decision. “It was the right verdict. A crime was committed; that was why I prosecuted it,” Mastroianni said, cautioning that local police should not view the ...more »

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Tax Lawyer
ReutersFebruary 27, 2012

By Andrew Chow, JD at FindLaw.com As a small business owner, should you hire a tax lawyer? You may feel like the answer depends on the complexity of your tax filing, or the size of your business. And with the economy still sluggish, affordability may ...more »

The fight for the economic freedom of older people
ABC OnlineFebruary 29, 2012

Yet at the same time, we know millions of Australians want to work longer and are capable of working for many years beyond the age pension age. As the Age Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission, I have found the most ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Micron Shares Climb After Rival Elpida Files For Bankruptcy >MU
Wall Street JournalFebruary 27, 2012

Elpida, ending prolonged speculation over how it will raise enough funds to repay upcoming large loans, said on Monday that it is seeking protection from its creditors under Japan's Corporate Rehabilitation Law. The maker of dynamic random access ...more »

Environmental Law
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Landfill Projects Legislation
Michigan Policy Network (blog)February 27, 2012

On the proponent's side, House Bill 4875, which was signed by Governor Snyder into law on November 10, 2011, has opened the door for research projects designed to develop renewable energy from gases, specifically methane, created by the decomposition ...more »

Wills & Probate
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IN RE WILLIE
Leagle.comFebruary 15, 2012

The underlying proceeding is a will contest concerning three different wills of the decedent, Cecilia Margaret Gibbons. In January of 2011, relator applied to probate the decedent's June 3, 2010 will. Five months later, she filed an amended application ...more »

Family Law
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Homosexual and Lesbian Relationships "Marriages" in Maryland?
Catholic OnlineFebruary 25, 2012

The state Senate voted 25-22 for the law, coming less than a week after the House of Delegates barely passed the measure. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Homosexual and Lesbian unions are on the road to being given the legal equivalency of marriage ...more »

Workers Compensation
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MATTER OF CAPPELLINO v. BAUMANN & SONS BUS CO.
Leagle.comFebruary 10, 2012

The order of the Appellate Division should be reversed, with costs, and the case remitted to that court to remand to the Workers' Compensation Board for further proceedings in accordance with the following memorandum. John Cappellino was employed by ...more »

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