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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 »

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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Administrative Law
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Stephens sentencing could test Maryland death penalty law
Baltimore SunFebruary 12, 2012

One issue the defense may raise is whether the law refers to the victim's DNA or the defendant's. A major concern with the death penalty has been over how the state can make sure it never executes an innocent person. During chaotic hearings on proposed ...more »

Health Care Law
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Senate Republican reintroduces measure to repeal health law's Independent ...
News-Medical.netFebruary 29, 2012

John Cornyn has reintroduced his legislation to repeal the health care reform law's Independent Payment Advisory Board with a way to pay for it, a sign that Senate Republicans are preparing to go after the provision. Cornyn (R-Texas) would pay for the ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Legislator criticizes House elimination of federal home visiting grant
Florida IndependentFebruary 15, 2012

Jones writes that the elimination of that grant, which exempts the state from millions more for those programs, is a good example of how the state's refusal to take money from the Affordable Care Act has hurt health programs in the state.more »

Immigration Law
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Luis Gutierrez Addresses Mitt Romney's Characterization Of Arizona's Anti ...
Huffington PostFebruary 29, 2012

... onerous anti-immigration policies as a 'model' the US should follow. "That's a lot of people to keep track of," says Guiterrez in the video, "especially if you want to offend each and every one of them." "One, if you're a politician, Arizona's law...more »

Industrial Development Law
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USDA GAIN: Agricultural Situation - Russian Federation - February 2012
ThePoultrySite.comFebruary 21, 2012

Agricultural Minister reported to the State Duma, Russia's highest legislative body, on the results of development of agriculture and related industries in 2011. On February 8, 2012, Yelena Skrynnik, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Dean Valentine and Mark Grotjahn settle on resale royalties
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 8, 2012

After more than a year of court filings and hearings and hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees, artist Mark Grotjahn and Dean Valentine, one of his earliest collectors, have settled a high-profile dispute over the payment of the resale royalty ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Priests for Life says it will sue the Obama Administration
God DiscussionFebruary 9, 2012

It is demanding injunctive relief from impending regulations that would require the organization to pay for employee health insurance that covers abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization. The Obama Administration's rules – recently ...more »

Animal Law
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NY law enforcers push for expanded DNA database
Wall Street JournalFebruary 22, 2012

AP BUFFALO, NY — Representatives from nearly every law enforcement agency in western New York are presenting a united front in support of expanding the state's DNA databank to include samples from everyone convicted of any crime.more »

Intellectual Property
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Motorola, Proview, Michael Jordan: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekFebruary 24, 2012

(This is a daily report on global news about patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property topics. Updates with Comcast in Patent section.) Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. said it is open to resolving its ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Stockton Voting Mediation Before Bankruptcy May Be Followed in California
BloombergFebruary 29, 2012

Stockton, an agricultural and shipping hub of 292000 people about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east of San Francisco, yesterday became the first city to use a state law approved last year to avert municipal bankruptcies by appointing an outsider to ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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One more big case: High court adds affirmative action in college entry to ...
Chicago TribuneFebruary 21, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is setting an election-season review of racial preference in college admissions, agreeing Tuesday to consider new limits on the contentious issue of affirmative action programs. A challenge from a white student who ...more »

Kingfisher Airlines's nosedive poses serious dilemma for government
Economic TimesFebruary 26, 2012

It needs at least $400 million quickly to keep flying, figures Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), a consultancy . Mallya's plans to raise funds through a share sale have been stalled and he has been lobbying the government to get state-run banks ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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More tenants come out against Jamaica landlord
Queens CourierFebruary 29, 2012

Fifteen more families in apartment complexes throughout Jamaica have joined the fight against their landlord, who they said constantly harasses them for money. In December 2011, tenants of 90-36 149th Street filed suit against Zara Realty, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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In the latest setback for the solar energy industry, Auburn Hills-based Energy ...
Detroit Free PressFebruary 14, 2012

2:00 am The Michigan Department of Education is applying for waivers from the No Child Left Behind law that... The Detroit International Bridge Co. has put out an ad in which it claims Gov. It's a damned if you do or don't situation, but we'd really ...more »

Litigation
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Mosaic Co. (MOS) Is Heading Higher On Settlement News
NASDAQFebruary 21, 2012

(MOS) announced after the bell Tuesday that it reached a settlement agreement with the Sierra Club, Manasota-88, and People for Protecting the Peace River in litigation challenging the company's federal wetlands permit at the South Fort Meade mine.more »

Business Law
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FTC Attorney to Join Microsoft
Wall Street JournalFebruary 29, 2012

In recent years, Microsoft has emerged as Google's chief legal antagonist, working publicly and privately to get antitrust cops in Washington and Brussels interested in Google's activities. As part of his new job, Mr. Long will likely continue those ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Hoyle: Crisis ahead for the volunteer military
Daily News TranscriptFebruary 12, 2012

By Anonymous As US forces come home from Iraq after nine years at war, the nation is facing professional troops sufficiently bruised and isolated from American society that some defense experts whisper we may need major changes in military education ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Manchester Ranked No.1 Among Most Dangerous European Online Cities
SPAMfighter NewsFebruary 28, 2012

Additionally, the city has a large number of people who use computers, with access to the Internet, and also visits social-networking websites. Moreover, during the survey, Norton measured the risk parameters as Internet-crime data obtained from ...more »

Personal Injury
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New NHTSA Crash Test Dummy Tests Child Safety Seats
InjuryBoard.comFebruary 27, 2012

By Jim Lewis, Personal Injury Attorney The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has announced the addition of a new crash test dummy. The dummy is the size of the average 10-year-old and will aid researchers in understanding how car ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Gallup: Dems say Obamacare's unconstitutional, want to keep it anyway
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)February 27, 2012

It's going to change over time but there is no way it is all going away. They've been implementing since they day after the ACA was signed. In fact, some have speculated that implementation has already reached the point that it would be MORE expensive ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Time for Dupuy to step down
Daily News - Galveston CountyFebruary 19, 2012

Dupuy and his attorney recently were sanctioned $7500 in a case that involves his private legal practice. In that case, a former client of Dupuy's is seeking $500000 on claims of fraud and malpractice. That case now includes, as part of the record, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Report: Overseas call centers put consumer info and US jobs at risk
Murfreesboro PostFebruary 27, 2012

The report says the US government should strongly encourage other countries to pass data privacy laws. Larson supports proposed bipartisan legislation known as the US Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act. The bill would take steps to make ...more »

Real Estate Law
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ALM's Law Journal Press Publishes New Book Offering Legal Guidance on Family ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 29, 2012

Written by leading lawyers and experts and updated regularly, Law Journal Press editions offer definitive and timely information, insightful analysis and practitioner-oriented guidance for the legal profession. ALM, an integrated media company, ...more »

Kodak wants co. name off LA home of Oscars show
Wall Street JournalFebruary 2, 2012

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports (http://on.rocne.ws/AjcPEm ) that the iconic photography company filed a motion this week in US Bankruptcy Court seeking to end its sponsorship agreement with Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, ...more »

Sports Law
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United Nations backs hijab in football
Chicago TribuneFebruary 29, 2012

GENEVA, Fed (Reuters) - The United Nations has joined the campaign to overturn the ban on the hijab in football four days before the sport's rule makers are due to review the decision. The UN Secretary-General's special adviser on sport for development ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Prominent White-Collar Criminal Defense Litigator Daniel Rubinstein, and ...
PR Newswire (press release)February 23, 2012

23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that nationally recognized criminal defense attorney Daniel D. Rubinstein, as well as noted technology, media and intellectual property litigator Paul D. McGrady, Jr., have joined its ...more »

Leaders of Clark County teachers union see big jump in pay
Las Vegas Review - JournalFebruary 26, 2012

Each earned between $139785 and $208683 for a total of $1.5 million, according to the Clark County Education Association's report to the IRS. John Jasonek, then executive director, got $208683 for running the union but also received $423863 from two ...more »

Important Ruling in Livermore Lab Case Preserves Age Discrimination Claims of ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 23, 2012

According to Gary Gwilliam of the law firm of Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer, which represents the plaintiffs in this case, "The court's ruling that age discrimination is formally back in the case is good news, and we are convinced that we ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Los Angeles Dodgers: McCourt Wants to Have His Cake and Eat It Too
Bleacher ReportFebruary 25, 2012

A first-year law student would quickly recognize that this was an asset protection scheme that would permit McCourt to do exactly what he is doing today—bifurcating assets to paralyze any challenges to his ownership of the Dodgers.more »

Environmental Law
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Gov. Kasich will propose comprehensive overhaul of Ohio's energy policies
Plain DealerFebruary 29, 2012

Changes in existing law would allow electric companies to count such projects as meeting renewable energy or advanced energy mandates set down by existing state law. The governor's aides said the administration does not intend to gut renewable energy...more »

Wills & Probate
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Community Calendar, Feb. 26
The StateFebruary 26, 2012

Proceeds benefit local community service organizations and service projects provided by the St. Andrews Woman's Club. www.sawc-sc.org ERNEST F. HOLLINGS SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY: The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and the SC ...more »

Family Law
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LAW 'N HISTORY: Al Capone's partner in crime
The Patriot LedgerFebruary 27, 2012

Despite his many ventures, he found the time to take business courses at St. Louis University as well as the bar examination although he never attended law school (which was permissible at the time). While his personal life appeared much like his ...more »

Workers Compensation
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KCTV 5Mo. Senate passes workers' comp legislation
KCTV Kansas CityFebruary 16, 2012

Majority Leader Tom Dempsey, who sponsored the measure, says the change will be fairer to workers and protect them from having to pay large court judgments. The legislation also provides for workers' compensation coverage of occupational diseases.more »

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