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'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 »

Congress manifesto stresses on development
Times of IndiaFebruary 1, 2012

If voted to power, Congress would lay emphasis on improving the poor law and order situation in the state by making police stations accessible to every citizen and setting up one mahila police station in each district, she added.more »

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Administrative Law
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DC Circuit Rules For DOJ In Legal Fee Dispute
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)February 15, 2012

The federal government does not have to pay legal fees to the advocacy group that challenged the Transportation Security Administration airport body scanner program, a federal appeals court in Washington said today. The US Court of Appeals for the DC ...more »

Health Care Law
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$375M health care scheme went unnoticed for years
Austin American-StatesmanFebruary 29, 2012

Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General US Department of Health and Human Services, right, pauses during a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Dallas. Looking on in background are Bill Corr, Deputy Secretary US Department of Health, left, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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John Powell-Jones
Telegraph.co.ukFebruary 20, 2012

From 1979 to 1982 Powell-Jones was the UK's ambassador and permanent representative at the UN Conference on the Law of the Sea, where he negotiated tenaciously and very successfully to secure British interests in the treaty finally agreed in 1982 .more »

Immigration Law
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Babeu may face new legal question over ex's volunteer work
Tucson CitizenFebruary 25, 2012

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, a nationally known advocate of tough immigration enforcement and border security, may have aided the violation of federal immigration laws himself by allowing his ex-boyfriend, a Mexican national, to work on his ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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The Count Grows As State Agencies Pick Up The Pace
MarketWatch (press release)February 27, 2012

27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- California's economic climate alone makes it tough for law-abiding subcontractors to succeed, but it is worsened by the destructive and costly impact of the underground economy. California's Contractors State License ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Business briefcase
Green Bay Press GazetteFebruary 13, 2012

Sandra Hermans, David Krabbe, Judith Phillips, St. Vincent Hospital; Karen Mastey, St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center; Mark Bartels, Mike Kirschling, Christine Pawlak, Stellpflug Law, De Pere. Frances Blaney, Bonnie Kasprzycki, Carol Krueger, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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FDIC sues former officers of Silver State Bank
Las Vegas Review - JournalFebruary 10, 2012

"These cases are almost always about the insurance policies for the directors and officers or the institutions," said Boston attorney Gregory Pendleton, who has tracked similar lawsuits. Before going to court, he said, the FDIC looks carefully for what ...more »

Animal Law
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New law ends 'pit bull' tag
Toledo BladeFebruary 22, 2012

John Kasich signed the new law on dogs Tuesday. It will take effect on May 20. Lucas County Dog Warden July Lyle, right, with a pit bull. THE BLADE/ANDY MORRISON Enlarge | Photo Reprints COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Tuesday morning ending ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Built a Better Mousetrap? Now Protect Your Intellectual Property
NewsdayFebruary 29, 2012

Now Protect Your Intellectual Property Huntington, NY 631-439-6864 Event overview More events at this venue Be the first to rate: 0 Click to rate When: Wed. 4/4 5-9 pm. Where: Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center 246 Old ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Lawyers want more info on abuse charges
UPI.comFebruary 29, 2012

Anderson also called on the Catholic Church to release its own documents and said information should be given to the state attorney general. Facing a flood of litigation, the archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in January 2011. The archdiocese also has ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Taking Action on Diversity In Higher Education
Cornell University The Cornell Daily SunFebruary 22, 2012

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case on affirmative action in higher education. This Supreme Court decision could eliminate the use of diversity as a justification for any consideration of race in admissions ...more »

Werner Enterprises to Participate in the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 28, 2012

OMAHA, Neb., Feb 28, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:WERN) ("Werner"), one of the nation's largest transportation and logistics companies, announced that it will participate in the annual JP Morgan Aviation, Transportation ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Mark E. Adamczyk: Can association use reserve funds to purchase unit in community?
Naples Daily NewsFebruary 26, 2012

Under Florida law, an association may use one category of reserve funds towards another purpose, provided the community membership properly votes to do so. To designate an alternative use of reserve funds, the board must call a membership meeting, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bank fees 2.0: What financial reform is costing banks - and customers
Pioneer PressFebruary 19, 2012

By Andrew Dunn Three months after banks scrapped plans for debit card fees, it's becoming clearer how they intend to recoup money lost in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Instead of one new fee, prepare to be sold more products, offered new service ...more »

Litigation
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Shida Night Market shops prepare litigation against city government
China PostFebruary 28, 2012

They also plan to file administrative litigation against the city government's acts. The city government had formerly encouraged business operations at the district in order to promote the night market as a tourism spot to attract visitors and ...more »

Business Law
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Tobacco health labels violate free speech, judge rules
msnbc.comFebruary 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — A US judge sided with tobacco companies on Wednesday, ruling that regulations requiring large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising violate free-speech rights under the US Constitution.more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Defense budget lists cuts to jets, benefits
Tucson CitizenFebruary 14, 2012

13, 2012, under USA Today News An array of military programs, from fighter jets to retiree benefits, would be nicked to squeeze savings in the Pentagon's $525 billion budget for 2013, according to officials and documents released Monday.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Child porn raids in Novato, Fairfax, San Rafael lead to arrests
Marin Independent-JournalFebruary 23, 2012

The Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children task force raids took place in Novato, Fairfax and Terra Linda — and more searches were expected at Marin homes Thursday afternoon, said Margo Rohrbacher, spokeswoman for the San Rafael Police ...more »

Personal Injury
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Lawyer conduct panel to discipline Hartford mayor for mistake in personal...
The RepublicFebruary 29, 2012

Segarra has admitted that he failed to file a required notice of intent to sue the city in the case of a 64-year-old woman who fell on a cracked city sidewalk in December 2006 and racked up $50000 in medical bills for a neck injury.more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Tea and Sympathy
Inside Higher EdFebruary 29, 2012

The influence on the movement of constitutional-law scholars such as Foley is minute compared to that of the fantasies that Jill Lepore discusses in her recent book The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Woman Says State Won't Protect Her
Courthouse News ServiceFebruary 29, 2012

In November 2011, Franchi - who had removed the minors' counsel and "said that the legal system had made a lot of mistakes resulting in harm to mother and children" - recused himself on the day that he was scheduled to hear the case, Michele Fotinos ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Supreme Court slams misleading ads
Vancouver SunFebruary 29, 2012

The Supreme Court of Canada found that a Time letter trying to sell subscriptions that appeared to tell Jean-Marc Richard he'd won more than $800000 breached Quebec's Consumer Protection Act. The Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision that found ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Apperson Crump absorbing four Borod & Kramer attorneys
Memphis Business JournalFebruary 28, 2012

Borod & Kramer was founded in 1915 and has a broad-based business law practice, but noted cases have centered on premises liability and victim's rights, as well as executive employment law, intellectual property and business partner disputes.more »

Court rules on nature of maritime agency contract
International Law OfficeFebruary 8, 2012

It was therefore not possible to classify this relationship as commercial representation. The judge compared a commercial representation contract (defined in Law 4886/65), as performed by a commercial agent, with an agency contract (defined in Article ...more »

Sports Law
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KEYC - Mankato News, Weather, Sports -With cameras, informants, NYPD eyed mosques
KEYC TVFebruary 23, 2012

AP Sports News Video AP National News Video More>> NYPD monitored students at colleges across Northeast; sent agent on rafting trip, noted prayer. (Graphic by AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey) More>> By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) ...more »

Criminal Defense
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DUI Charges Dismissed for Client After Judge Grants Motion to Suppress Evidence
PR Web (press release)February 26, 2012

DUI Refusal charges were dropped recently for a client of Finebloom & Haenel, due to a motion to suppress evidence argued by DUI Defense Lawyer AnneMarie Rizzo. This left the State with no choice but to dismiss all charges against Finebloom & Haenel's ...more »

Tax Audit Horror Stories: When the IRS Attacks
DailyFinanceFebruary 28, 2012

It turns out an audit memo that had been sent to her old address was never forwarded and went unanswered. It took her 11 months to dig out from the paperwork avalanche that comes with an full audit. This is the horrid headache that we fear each year ...more »

Computer job applications act as a form of age discrimination
The TennesseanFebruary 23, 2012

Discrimination is rampant in many areas of our lives. Our legislature seems to add another discriminatory rule daily. I've run into episodes of unfair practice. It seems that all the big-box stores (Lowes, Wal-Mart, etc.) ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Oilsands Quest Receives Court Approval of $7 Million Sale of Eagles Nest Asset
MarketWatch (press release)February 23, 2012

Oilsands Quest continues to operate under the protection of the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) ("CCAA") with the assistance of a Court-appointed monitor. The Company's common shares remain suspended from trading until either a delisting ...more »

Environmental Law
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What biz thinks
Crain's Detroit BusinessFebruary 27, 2012

While Reb said he supports right-to-work in theory, he doesn't think that such a law would have much impact on Michigan's economy. He cites surveys that show right to work ranks in the middle of the pack in terms of factors companies consider when ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Providing For Family After Death
The DispatchFebruary 24, 2012

Health care power of attorney allows you to appoint someone to speak for you with doctors, hospitals and nursing homes if you are incapacitated. The person you name can make decisions about your health care, approve treatment and carry out the wishes ...more »

Family Law
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Families forced to face legal minefield
The AustralianFebruary 28, 2012

The Family Law section of the Law Council of Australia held meetings last Friday with government officials and Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant. Family Law section chairman Geoff Sinclair said he hoped legislation would be passed before ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Victaulic foundry employee wins workers' comp for on-the-job stroke
Allentown Morning CallFebruary 21, 2012

By Peter Hall, Of The Morning Call A Forks Township man who suffered a stroke while working in the "hot room" at a Victaulic Co. foundry will receive workers' compensation benefits following a judge's decision in a case an expert described as difficult ...more »

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