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Man charged with homicide in death of baby sitter
Bloomington PantagraphFebruary 1, 2012

Prosecutors charged a Utah man Tuesday with child abuse homicide in the overdose death of his teenage baby sitter whose body was found in a shallow grave more than a month after she was reported missing. Suspect Eric Millerberg also faces charges of ...more »

College students provide free help filing income tax returns in Springfield
KSPRFebruary 1, 2012

Students at both Drury University and Missouri State University will offer free income tax preparation this winter and spring. Here is the information for both. Students will provide free tax preparation through an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Kratovil swornin as QA's judge
The Star DemocratFebruary 1, 2012

The occasion attracted judges from throughout District 3 of the District Court of Maryland and was presided over by Judge Stephen J. Baker, administrative judge for District 3. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety.more »

Health Care Law
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Health Plans and State Medicaid Officials Deny Coverage of Emergency Care...
Sacramento BeeFebruary 28, 2012

28, 2012 -- ACEP Says Basing Coverage on Final Diagnosis Compromises Care for Patients and Violates a Federal Law WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health plans and state Medicaid officials are denying coverage for emergency care, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Lubbock Christian University Names Tim Perrin as New University President
News/Talk 790 KFYOFebruary 3, 2012

LCU Chancellor Ken Jones announced during a press conference this morning that Tim Perrin JD will be the university's sixth president. Perrin currently serves as the Vice Dean at Pepperdine School of Law. He'll take presidential responsibilities ...more »

Immigration Law
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As Arizonans Head to Polls for GOP Primary, Democrats Hope for Latino Backlash
ABC News (blog)February 28, 2012

In a border state where 18 percent of the eligible voters are Latino, where sensitivity runs high a year after the state enacted a strict immigration law, every comment from the potential next occupant of the White House carries a little more weight.more »

Industrial Development Law
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A 'Creative' start
Barbados AdvocateFebruary 25, 2012

The Cultural Industries Bill is an important start but it is only one part of the process needed to develop Barbados' creative industries and creative economy. That is according to Director of the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Stockton mediation first case under new Calif. law
San Jose Mercury NewsFebruary 29, 2012

Stockton is testing a new state law after the City Council agreed to use a mediator before seeking bankruptcy protection. The river port city 50 miles south of the state capital is trying to avoid becoming the most populous US city in modern times to ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Citizens insurance board meets to discuss settlement in class action lawsuit
NOLA.comFebruary 22, 2012

By Ed Anderson, The Times-Picayune BATON ROUGE -- The board that runs the state property insurer of last resorts meets today to discuss and possibly vote on settlement in a lawsuit involving about 25000 policyholders who allege the company was late in ...more »

Animal Law
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Bill calling Va. pets livestock stalls
Staunton News LeaderFebruary 13, 2012

Animal welfare advocates recently voiced concerns over legislation to redefine livestock animals in state law to include hunting, show and breeding dogs. Senate Bill 610, sponsored by Sen. Richard Black, R-Sterling, also sought to place all animal care ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Brain drain: Protecting your organization's intellectual property
InfoWorldFebruary 6, 2012

Intellectual property is increasingly targeted by hackers and inadequately secured. Here's how to protect your business's IP By Lauren Gibbons Paul | CSO Global health care provider Best Doctors employs the most robust technologies and practices ...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 Debate: Ethnic and Racial Preferences in University Admissions
6News LawrenceFebruary 10, 2012

In honor of Black History Month, the Black Law Students Association will host an affirmative action debate at 12:30 pm at Green Hall, Room 203 on the KU Campus. Ron Sullivan from Harvard Law School will be debating on behalf of BLSA and Roger Clegg ...more »

Soon-to-be father and former youth pastor among 7 dead Marines in aviation...
Washington PostFebruary 25, 2012

SAN DIEGO — Details of the personal lives of the seven Marines killed in one of the Corps' deadliest aviation training accidents in years emerged Friday as families across the nation expressed their grief. Those killed included a young man expecting ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Despite challenging safety laws, apartment company has spent millions on retrofits
Edmonton JournalFebruary 29, 2012

Earlier this month, critics alleged the government was set to “legalize fire traps” by repealing safety rules that force landlords to put windows in bedrooms so tenants can escape during a fire. NDP Leader Brian Mason suggested the government had caved ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Tribune's Bankruptcy Legal Bill Almost $231 Million So Far
All Access Music GroupFebruary 1, 2012

s three year bankruptcy and related litigation has reached almost $231 million and counting, according to the company's DECEMBER monthly operating report filed with Bankruptcy Court, reports CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS. The large figure was attributed by ...more »

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Yahoo threatens Facebook with patent litigation
InquirerFebruary 28, 2012

By Dave Neal SEARCH AND ADVERTISING FIRM Yahoo is demamding that Facebook pay it royalties for using its intellectual property. The internet portal is demanding that the social network kick cash to it in return for using its patent protected technology ...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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DOMA Still Dogs Domestic Partners of Feds
GovExec.comFebruary 29, 2012

While the civilians argue the Obama administration's fiscal 2013 budget proposal targets civilian pay and benefits more than the military's, several Republican lawmakers this week said the opposite. Federal News Radio reports: “DoD leaders got battered ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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FBI could shut down Internet to fight virus
Daily CallerFebruary 17, 2012

It's a scary thought, having the Internet forcibly shut off for you. But it's just what some Fortune 500 companies and government agencies could face as the Federal Bureau of Investigation tries to get rid of an extremely malicious computer virus.more »

Personal Injury
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Valuation of Personal Injury Claims Not Always Strictly About the Numbers
JD Supra (press release)February 28, 2012

A claimant bringing a personal injury claim on his own behalf typically has no idea what to expect. In most cases, it is the claimant's first experience with attempting to get payment from an insurer for injuries and other damages that the person has ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Did the NYPD's Spying on Muslims Violate the Law?
TPMFebruary 29, 2012

by Justin Elliott ProPublica Last August, the Associated Press launched a series detailing how the New York Police Department has extensively investigated Muslims in New York and other states, including preparing reports on mosques and Muslim-owned ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Compromise between eye doctors could lead to litigation limits for other ...
TCPalmFebruary 17, 2012

John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, is intended to win enough votes for long-sought medical malpractice reforms in the traditionally reluctant Senate. It also gives the politically-influential optometrists the prescription powers they have wanted for a ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Calpers, other funds urge more aggressive SEC
ReutersFebruary 13, 2012

In a letter to Mary Schapiro, chairman of the SEC, the group said: "Despite the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, we believe there is unfinished business that is critical to protecting and strengthening ...more »

Real Estate Law
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4 in 10 Law Firms Report Landing New Clients by Using Social Media, According ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 28, 2012

"After a slow start to gain acceptance in the legal services industry, US law firms are rapidly gaining confidence in the use of social media as a serious business development strategy," said Kevin Iredell, vice president of research and continuing ...more »

Hendrickson, AxleTech Build Suspensions for Navistar MRAP Trucks
TruckinginfoFebruary 20, 2012

Hendrickson Axle Suspension Systems and AxleTech International say they were recently awarded a contract by Navistar Defense LLC to equip 2717 International MaxxPro long-wheel base armored trucks with independent suspension systems.more »

Sports Law
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Feds Indict Former Online Gambling Billionaire Calvin Ayre
ForbesFebruary 28, 2012

The indictment focuses on the movement of funds from accounts outside the US, in Switzerland, England, Malta, and Canada, and the hiring of media resellers and advertisers to promote Internet gambling. “Sports betting is illegal in Maryland, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Three years on, investors attend Stanford trial
ReutersFebruary 18, 2012

By Eileen O'Grady and Anna Driver | HOUSTON (Reuters) - Defense lawyers made a case for Allen Stanford's innocence on Friday in a courtroom filled with people who said he had stolen millions of dollars of their savings. Some two dozen investors were at ...more »

Obtaining family heirlooms would be difficult without a will
Allentown Morning CallFebruary 25, 2012

For years I have been told that the IRS has three years to audit you and after three years, supporting documentation can be shredded. But I read from other sources (including you) that we should wait seven years. So, which is it?more »

Fathers' custody rights getting attention in Legislature
KSL-TVFebruary 21, 2012

Wilcox's solution is HB88, which says that in custody decisions, courts may not discriminate against a parent “due to gender, race, color, national origin, religious preference, or age." The proposal is one of at least five bills winding their way ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Law Offices of Jackson O'Keefe Launches New Farmington and Wethersfield Websites
PR Web (press release)February 10, 2012

The Law Offices of Jackson O'Keefe have launched two new websites to serve local communities in Connecticut more effectively. The firm's goal is to be more accessible to Farmington and Wethersfield, Connecticut residents and accident victims.more »

Environmental Law
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FACT CHECK: Gingrich energy ad errs on facts
Post-BulletinFebruary 25, 2012

But in the case of Newt Gingrich's unusual extended commercial on American energy policy, it just means more time for mistakes. In the ad, Gingrich offers a pain-free prescription for cheap energy that betrays a misunderstanding of how oil markets work ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Granddaughter cut out of will after 'living in sin' 13, 2012

Mark Dubbery, for the aunt and uncles, said Mrs Murray had not wanted her grandchildren to benefit from her will and they only did so because of an error in drafting. Judge Robert Miles QC accepted that the elderly woman's attitudes may have been ...more »

Family Law
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Government vows to fix Family Court bungle
ABC OnlineFebruary 22, 2012

There was no, you know, particular reporting of that, there was no major disruption to the family law system and we would hope that people would approach it in the same sensible way. SIMON SANTOW: That's not quite how the Opposition sees it.more »

Workers Compensation
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Many Pennsylvania Employers to Benefit from Lower Workers' Compensation Costs
Insurance News Net (press release)February 5, 2012

2 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry issued the following news release: The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has approved a 5.7 percent decrease in overall workers' compensation costs that will result in $160 million in savings for ...more »


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