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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 »

Reportage: Looking to liability
Insurance AgeFebruary 1, 2012

Arguably, what the wide vista of liability reveals is that a broker's learning does not cease with their product knowledge. For Neil Grimshaw, director at Ravenhall Risk Solutions, educating clients on risks and building a long-term partnership is a ...more »

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Administrative Law
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NCUA's Marquis Throws Cold Water on Bill to Overhaul Exams
Credit Union TimesFebruary 1, 2012

By Claude R. Marx A bill to revamp the examination process and allow appeals to an administrative law judge would raise NCUSIF premiums, give examiners less flexibility and raise administrative costs, NCUA Executive Director David Marquis told ...more »

Health Care Law
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GP group mounts full opposition to health reforms
InPharmFebruary 3, 2012

This also adds to the outright opposition to the Bill coming from the royal colleges of nurses and midwives, which last month said it could no longer support the reforms. The Health and Social Care Bill is looking to abolish current NHS managers and ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Ohio bill to offer less-strict exotic animal ban
USA TODAYFebruary 5, 2012

Troy Balderson hopes his legislation will help save places such as the American Primate Education Sanctuary, or APES, a not-for-profit preserve in Blacklick, Ohio. By Trevor Jones, Times Recorder A primate moves through an enclosure at Pam White's ...more »

Immigration Law
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Report says new immigration law will cost Alabama
NECNFebruary 1, 2012

But the report said the costs to the state include hurting the state's economic development effort and the cost of implementing and enforcing the law. Workers who leave will not be replaced by high salaried workers and will not be a big boost to the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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HC clears land transfer for Navi Mumbai airport
Hindustan TimesFebruary 2, 2012

The Bombay high court, on Thursday, paved the way for development of the Navi Mumbai airport, by allowing the City and Industrial Develop-ment Corporation (CIDCO) to hand over 157 acres of disputed land, earmarked for the proposed airport, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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New mediation and dispute resolution service launched
Post OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

By Amy Ellis Expedite Resolution's said that its central focus is to offer mediation and dispute resolution as a viable route to reduce life cycles of claims, and early closure, with a corresponding reduction in costs both direct and indirect.more »

Insurance Litigation
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DESSELLE v. ACADIAN AMBULANCE SERVICE, INC.
Leagle.comFebruary 2, 2012

... of a preliminary injunction prohibiting it from collecting, or attempting to collect, an amount in excess of the reimbursement rate contracted with certain health insurance providers pending litigation of a related class action certification.more »

Animal Law
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We need a spay/neuter law
Mail TribuneFebruary 6, 2012

Any exemptions must pay an increased licensing fee for each intact (nonsterilized) animal. Breeders are allowed only one litter per female in a 12-month period. The Santa Cruz law says anyone intentionally providing for any pet is declared the "owner" ...more »

Intellectual Property
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The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Would Like To Know What ...
TechdirtFebruary 7, 2012

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has a pretty long history of basically being the leading supporter of ever stricter and more ridiculous copyright (and patent and trademark laws). To be fair, in recent years, WIPO has actually been ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Lawmakers refute immigration law cost
News CourierFebruary 1, 2012

The cost-benefit analysis, written by Dr. Samuel Addy of the University of Alabama's Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, found the law could mean Gross Domestic Product losses of $2.3 billion to $10.8 billion, income and sales ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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From Partner Benefits to Affirmative Action, Advocates Discuss Specifics of ...
Metro WeeklyFebruary 6, 2012

4 -- shows three additional important questions that leading advocates are asking: whether such an executive order could be challenged in court; whether domestic partner benefits should be required by such an executive order; and how affirmative action ...more »

Idaho House passes aviation tax exemption
AOPA PilotFebruary 2, 2012

The bill, strongly supported by AOPA and the general aviation community, is now headed for Senate committee. Idaho House Bill 417 passed the house 69-0 Feb. 1, just days after being introduced by the Revenue and Taxation Committee.more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Proposed bedbugs bill targets tenants
DesMoinesRegister.comFebruary 1, 2012

Lawmakers heard conflicting — and at times graphic — testimony on legislation that would rewrite landlord-tenant law concerning bedbug infestations in rental housing. The bill in question, House Study Bill 520, would add new requirements for tenants ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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RI gov seeking nearly $400K in supplemental funds for Central Falls receiver ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

PROVIDENCE, RI — The cost of the state-appointed receiver and legal fees related to bankruptcy proceedings in the Rhode Island city of Central Falls is nearly $400000 more this fiscal year than budgeted, and the total spent on the receivership is ...more »

Litigation
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Itronics Named a Medium Entrepreneurial Technology Company of the Year by NCET ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

("safe harbor" statement under the private securities litigation reform act of 1995:This press release contains or may contain forward-looking statements such as statements regarding the Company's growth and profitability)("safe harbor" statement under ...more »

Business Law
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Business Briefs: New law firm opens
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 2, 2012

Silberstein practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, trusts, taxation, businesses, corporations, partnerships and succession planning. He's been practicing law for more than 25 years. LOS ANGELES -- The Southern California owner of a Honda ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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War over gays in military in new phase
PoliticoFebruary 2, 2012

Gay activists who succeeded last year in repealing the “don't ask, don't tell” law that barred gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military are now pushing for full benefits for their partners. And that's creating a backlash from conservatives ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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FBI warns of new email scam
La Crosse TribuneFebruary 4, 2012

MADISON — The FBI is warning of a new email scam that steals financial information from computers. Victims receive an unsolicited and fraudulent email claiming to be from the National Automated Clearing House Association, Federal Reserve Bank or ...more »

Personal Injury
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Serious Injuries in Product Liability Claims Extend to Exercise Machines and ...
PR Web (press release)February 11, 2012

The Gilman law firm is committed to helping victims of personal injury and defective consumer products and their family members in cases involving wrongful deaths and substantial injuries. Gilman Law LLP offers a team of experienced personal injury ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Here's a state law that needs no fixing
Concord MonitorFebruary 2, 2012

By Joan Flood Ashwell and Sally Davis / For the Monitor House Bill 1354, currently before the New Hampshire House Election Law Committee, seeks to change the definition of who lives or doesn't live in New Hampshire for citizens who want to register to ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Sheppard Mullin Elevates 12 To Partner
Metropolitan Corporate CounselFebruary 8, 2012

Mr. Keshavarzi has extensive experience in complex business litigation matters in state and federal courts involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition and unfair business practices, violations of state and federal antitrust laws, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Lawmakers Working to Protect Millions of American Jobs
WDTVFebruary 2, 2012

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are on board to protect 4 million American jobs. Introduced last month, the US Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act wants a ban on taxpayer subsidies to companies that choose to take American jobs overseas ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Housing correction isn't deterring agents-in-training
The Virginian-PilotFebruary 5, 2012

It takes a certain amount of optimism to want to become a real estate agent in the midst of the biggest housing correction in decades. Home prices have fallen, sales slowed and foreclosures soared in the past five years.more »

AIG Chairman Heads for Hawker
Wall Street JournalFebruary 7, 2012

Ahead of a meeting to introduce himself to Hawker employees, Mr. Miller said in an interview that the company faced "some financial headwinds" because of the tough conditions in the business-jet market. "I'm here to work alongside Bill and figure out ...more »

Sports Law
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Travis Leach Starts New Sports and Entertainment Legal Practice
Opposing ViewsFebruary 1, 2012

At the time, Leach was Co-chair of Phoenix, Arizona law firm Snell & Wilmer LLP's Sports and Entertainment Industry Group. Recently, he made the switch to Jennings Strouss & Salmon PLC, where he will lead a new sports and entertainment legal practice ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Ex-Stephen Grant Attorney David Griem Visits Bashara Home
MyFox DetroitFebruary 1, 2012

It appears Bob Bashara is now bringing in David Griem, who is a well known criminal defense attorney. Griem represented Stephen Grant, who was convicted of murdering and dismembering his wife, Tara, in Washington Township in 2007.more »

Tax time means scam time too
9NEWS.comFebruary 6, 2012

Be sure that you can contact your tax preparer year-round, in case of errors found by the IRS or an audit. If you receive any e-mails from the IRS, contact them directly. "Many times these e-mails will be asking for information the IRS should already ...more »

Gill v Fairfax: judge went to school with chairman
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 8, 2012

The judge dealing with an age discrimination case brought by a former senior Fairfax Media executive has queried whether his relationship with Fairfax Media's chairman, Roger Corbett, would be an impediment to him hearing the case.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Show Me the Money: Helping Clients Find and Protect Assets in a Divorce
ABA JournalFebruary 6, 2012

I'm Stephanie Francis Ward, and today we're discussing family law assets recovery with Randall M. Kessler, an Atlanta, Georgia lawyer; and Ira Freedman, who practices in Beverly Hills. Stephanie Francis Ward: Let's start this out–I have a question for ...more »

Environmental Law
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Measuring how much energy we really use - Low Carbon Fuel Standards
MLive.comFebruary 2, 2012

One way to reduce use of oil as a fuel is by driving less. Another option is to make the transportation sector more efficient, using vehicles that burn gas more efficiently or use alternative fuels. Another that has recently received more scrutiny is ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Judicial races wide open in Gwinnett
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFebruary 1, 2012

Walter J. Clarke, Robert Mock and Dawson Jackson -- chief judges in the Probate, State and Superior courts, respectively -- intend to retire at the end of 2012. And their impending departure has quite a few attorneys sparring for their turn on the ...more »

Family Law
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Facebook page lets citizens offer support, sympathy for family of slain policeman
al.com (blog)February 4, 2012

But it has received comments from people as far away as England and Canada, thanking Green for his sacrifice and offering condolences to his family. Here are a few of hundreds of comments: Keith Phillips: Today is a sad day for all of us in Law...more »

Workers Compensation
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Court Okays Facebook Party Photos in Workers Comp Claim
ABC News (blog)February 3, 2012

Images of injured worker Zackery Clement that were presented as evidence in claim surrounding Workers' Compensation. An appeals court has ruled that photos on Facebook and Myspace of a man “drinking and partying” can be used as evidence to deny him ...more »

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