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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 »

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of top-line growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. The firm's gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Litigating Workplace Safety and Health Disputes
EHS TodayFebruary 1, 2012

The OSHRC is the independent federal agency that adjudicates workplace safety and health disputes between OSHA and private industry. In the early 1970s, members of Congress feared that allowing one federal agency to set standards and regulations, ...more »

Health Care Law
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New health care law starts to pay dividends
The Star DemocratFebruary 2, 2012

The legal bees may be busy at the US Supreme Court preparing for March's oral arguments over the legality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but there's no question that health care reform so far has been good for the major players of ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Immigration law 'here to stay'
Andalusia Star-NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Mike Jones said, “The law is not being repealed.” He was Alabamians should expect some “word changes” that will make the law easier to apply. Jones said as written, the new law requires anyone who buys a tag to show proof of citizenship.more »

Immigration Law
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Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy
ILW.comFebruary 7, 2012

by Greg Siskind Feb. 6, 2012: In five published cases posted today a three-member panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered DOJ to "advise the court by March 19, 2012, whether the government intends to exercise prosecutorial ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Mitsubishi Electric Reports Tax Costs Following Revised Corporate Tax Law
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

Deferred tax assets and liabilities for the first 9 months of fiscal 2012 have been re-evaluated for the reduction of corporate tax rates to be effective as of April 2012, which follows the promulgation in December 2011 of the "Act for Partial Revision ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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County Schools Host Student Mediation Conference
FairfaxNews.comFebruary 3, 2012

This year's conference theme, “My Part for Peace,” emphasizes the need for improved conflict resolution skills that will provide the potential to build a more peaceful atmosphere in schools, homes, and communities. During the workshops, participants ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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EBIX, INC. : Ebix Board of Directors Authorizes Regular Quarterly Dividend of ...
4-traders (press release)February 3, 2012

Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, today authorized a regular quarterly dividend of $0.04 per outstanding share of the Company's common stock.more »

Animal Law
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Drury University Launches Animal Studies Minor Funded by Bob Barker
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

According to Dr. Patricia McEachern (Mc-Karen), the Dorothy Jo Barker Endowed Professor of Animal Rights, several students have already begun pursuing the minor. "This minor in Animal Studies has captured the interest of colleges and universities ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual Property Office delivers work report for 2011
Taiwan TodayFebruary 4, 2012

(Staff photo/Chen Mei-ling) By Meg Chang The Intellectual Property Office under the Ministry of Economic Affairs said Feb. 3 that it received a total of 82988 patent applications in 2011, the second highest on record and up 3.1 percent from the ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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For trademark licensors, quality-control provisions can prove risky
The National Law JournalFebruary 1, 2012

On the other hand, quality-control provisions that are too onerous or detailed present the risk that the trademark licensor will suffer a tort/products liability exposure for defective goods or services offered by their licensee.more »

Labor & Employment Law
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City commission could take up rights ordinance within next few months
Salina.comFebruary 7, 2012

By CHRIS HUNTER A proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to protected classes under the city's equal opportunity and affirmative action ordinance could come before the Salina City Commission as soon as 90 days. The proposal was brought ...more »

Battle for the skies at Singapore Airshow
CNNFebruary 7, 2012

The world's third biggest aviation event takes place later this month, a mix of trade conference and national flag-waving with a whiff of kerosene and big money in the air. The main players in the civil aviation industry will be in town, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Landlords Seek New Tenant for Hewlett Bar
Patch.comFebruary 1, 2012

The landlords, who have owned the whole building for over 30 years, are asking $3100 per month for rent, although there may be a little flexibility for the right tenant. They hope to find someone more dependable this time around, according to Odel ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Top Payday Loans with No Credit Check Updated
PR Web (press release)February 1, 2012

The suggested offers do not check the consumers credit score which makes them ideal for people with a bad credit history. Borrowers with a bad credit rating who meet the minimum requirements for approval can virtually guarantee that they will get the ...more »

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Schools may face litigation over poor guidance for pupils
Irish TimesFebruary 2, 2012

Gerry Flynn, deputy president of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC), said school boards of management faced potential litigation if an unqualified person gave inappropriate advice to students. Mr Flynn was speaking at the Oireachtas Committee ...more »

Business Law
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Daniels signs right-to-work into law
nwitimes.comFebruary 2, 2012

Mitch Daniels signed House Enrolled Act 1001 into law, prohibiting a business and a union from agreeing to charge fees to nonunion employees for union-provided representation and grievance services. The Republican governor, who once opposed a ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Female veteran sues US over denial of full benefits
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 2, 2012

The Pasadena woman, a 12-year Army veteran who served in Iraq, says she was denied full benefits because she is married to a woman. The suit targets the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times A Pasadena woman who served ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Senate passes cybercrime bill on final reading
Mindanao Gold Star DailyFebruary 1, 2012

2796, sponsored by Senator Edgardo Angara, seeks to empower law enforcement agencies to investigate, apprehend and prosecute individuals committing internet-related crimes. Angara said SBN 2796 aims to ensure internet security to the public with the ...more »

Personal Injury
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Grayson & Grayson LA Personal Injury Lawyers to Offer Legal Assistance to ...
Exec Digital (press release)February 16, 2012

Los Angeles Personal injury law firm, Grayson & Grayson is now providing legal representation for hit and run accident victims. Los Angeles personal injury lawyers from Grayson & Grayson will be offering victims of hit and run incidences free initial ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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French council to review genocide denial law
CNNFebruary 1, 2012

By Saskya Vandoorne and Ivan Watson, CNN Paris (CNN) -- French lawmakers have asked the country's constitutional council to examine a new law that punishes the denial of genocide with fines and prison time. The French Senate said Wednesday that 65 ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Where Federal Pay Lags: Among the Highly Educated
GovExec.comFebruary 1, 2012

Federal lawyers are trying to expand the government's legal immunity from exposure to medical malpractice claims. The scientists and doctors say the information gathered on them contributed to harassment and wrongful termination, the Post reports.more »

Consumer Protection
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AG Zoeller's Office Sues Four Foreclosure Rescue Companies
LoanSafeFebruary 9, 2012

These four lawsuits raise the total number of actions taken against foreclosure rescue companies to 95 since 2006. Strategic Alliance of California, National Financial Services of Texas, United Capital of Maryland and LA Strattan Law Firm also of ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Report: Trump son-in-law bids for Dodgers
UPI.comFebruary 8, 2012

8 (UPI) -- Jared Kushner, son-in-law of Donald Trump and son of New York real estate magnate Charles Kushner, wants to buy the LA Dodgers, the Los Angeles Times reports. The newspaper said Monday Kushner's bid was confirmed by a person familiar with ...more »

The People: Feb. 6, 2012
VEGAS INCFebruary 6, 2012

Prior's focus is primarily in labor and employment law, providing litigation defense and extensive preventative counseling to clients in all areas of his practice. Schuttert's practice is concentrated in products liability defense, ...more »

Sports Law
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A Local Law Enforcement Official Received UniqueTraining From Experts
KEYC TVFebruary 2, 2012

More>> A local law enforcement official was able to attend a prestigious US Department of Justice program. According the National Center for Missing and Exploited children there are over 200000 missing kids in the US Nicollet County Sheriff Dave Lange ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Criminal Defense Attorney Patricia Campi of Summit Defense Law Firm Wins ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 3, 2012

By a criminal lawyer, San Jose clients are advised that California district attorneys still prosecute domestic abuse cases. In Campi's most recent domestic violence defense victory, the client, whose name is withheld to protect his reputation, ...more »

CPA and Tax Resolution Team in Troy Hires SEO Leader to Attract More Michigan ... (press release)February 12, 2012

Franskoviak & Company PC, a CPA and tax attorney firm in Troy, Michigan, is proud to announce its recently launched SEO marketing plan constructed by Prospect Genius, a leader in local online advertising. Troy, MI, February 12, 2012 --( ...more »

Congress exempt from several federal laws
The Associated PressFebruary 2, 2012

___ The Congressional Accountability Act applied the following provisions to the legislative branch: —The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. —The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. —Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Statement by Paul M. King, President, Pennsylvania Environmental Council on ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 6, 2012

PEC has released a series of reports and legislative proposals, containing more than 40 specific policy recommendations, several of which are now law. We are pleased that many of the environmental protection measures contained in this bill match those ...more »

Environmental Law
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Energy companies fight rule requiring disclosure of foreign payments
Environment & Energy PublishingFebruary 2, 2012

Oil, gas and mining industries are battling a late addition to the 2010 financial reform law that requires energy companies to disclose their payments to foreign governments. Much of the fight has been played behind the scenes at the Securities and ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Honoring the law
Seminole VoiceFebruary 23, 2012

Moran, whose law practice focuses on foreclosures, wills, guardianship and probate, said he does the pro bono work because he feels it's his duty as a lawyer to help people in their time of need. In his mind, in guardianship, he's helping someone with ...more »

Family Law
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One on One With Rep. Lynn Woolsey: US Family Law Is Stuck in the "'Leave It to ...
truthoutFebruary 4, 2012

AB: Let's talk about the Balancing Act. The provisions it includes, such as universal preschool and doubling the length of family medical leave - of course there's always going to be a split in Congress and among the public, but these seem like ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Worker's failure to file comp claim foils suit
Workers Comp ForumFebruary 2, 2012

In Alaska, a municipality can be considered a "project owner" that is required to pay benefits to an injured worker if the worker's employer is a contractor that failed to secure the payments. Case name: Nelson v. Municipality of Anchorage, No.more »


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