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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 »

Volcker: 'Confidence in Government is Shaky'
BloombergFebruary 1, 2012

... Dodd-Frank Act. Photo: Rich Clement/Bloomberg Enlarge image Bogle Rates Financial System 'D' Bogle Rates Financial System 'D' Peter Foley/Bloomberg John Bogle, the founder of mutual fund company Vanguard Group Inc. who popularized index investing, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Inkster Judge Sylvia James blames court official for using her name
Detroit Free PressFebruary 1, 2012

The job offer made to Kevin Dokes, the former court officer, violated a Michigan Supreme Court's Administrative Order, which states that a chief judge cannot enter into a multi-year contract without permission from the court's funding such as a city ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health care law makes Medicare stronger, more affordable
Tampabay.comFebruary 1, 2012

Part of those values is the promise of Medicare that older Americans won't have to spend the last part of their lives worrying about going broke from a hospital bill. Today, I am visiting Tampa to talk about how the 2010 health care law, the Affordable ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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LSA arrives with a bang with listed Aussie firm's Russell Jones & Walker takeover
Legal WeekFebruary 3, 2012

It's been a long time coming, but the Legal Services Act (LSA) revolution is well and truly underway, with news that Australia's Slater & Gordon is acquiring Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) marking the first takeover of one law firm by another since the ...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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Our view: Development agency needs transparency
Utica Observer DispatchFebruary 3, 2012

Yet GLDC officials continue to insist they are above the law. It's shameful. The public is entitled to know how its money is spent. Period. The GLDC was established as a nonprofit corporation in 1994 to help find civilian uses to redevelop Griffiss Air ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Lab services 'too expensive'
Independent OnlineFebruary 2, 2012

By Bheki Mbanjwa The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health says the services provided by the National Health Laboratory Service are too expensive, while also disputing the amount it reportedly owes to the service provider. This was after reports that the ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Michigan Blues wants aetna antitrust lawsuit dismissed
FierceHealthPayerFebruary 2, 2012

Aetna also claims the Blues contracts have prevented aetna from successfully expanding in the Michigan insurance market, including causing the insurer to stop selling health plans to small businesses in the state, reported the Detroit News.more »

Animal Law
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Pet rescuer hopes to empower residents with class on animal rights
TribLocalFebruary 3, 2012

By Amy Alderman TribLocal reporter Today at 2:26 pm Libertyville animal rescuer Sandy Wisniewski hopes to empower more citizens with information on animal rights through her class, “Say no to animal abuse and neglect.” The five-week course, ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual property rights : Winners of "Hands off my Design" competition ...
IEWY NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Between 2005 and 2010, the number of registered cases at the EU borders of goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights (IPR) increased from 26704 to over 80,0001. Meanwhile, the creative industry estimates that piracy has cost the ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Shrader & Associates, L.L.P. Supports Washington Brake Regulation, Calls for ...
PR Web (press release)February 3, 2012

The fibers are sometimes used in brake pads as well many other industrial and commercial products. The Better Brakes Law is Washington's attempt to protect its auto-mechanics and environment from exposure to asbestos and other toxins.more »

Labor & Employment Law
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New era LSK polls fail affirmative action test
Daily NationFebruary 11, 2012

FILE | NATION A lawyer casting her ballot in Eldoret during elections to pick LSK representatives to the Judicial Service Commission last October. The election of LSK officials will be carried out through secret ballot.more »

Lawmakers close in on FAA funding deal amid pushback from unions
The Hill (blog)February 1, 2012

By Keith Laing - 01/31/12 07:25 PM ET Lawmakers in the House and Senate came close to finalizing an agreement Tuesday to provide long-term funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as unions voiced opposition to a labor deal that paved the ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Banking glitch resolved in aid to landlord Thanh Kim Le's family
HollandSentinel.comFebruary 2, 2012

Wanting to help the family pay Le's outstanding funeral and medical bills, her friends from EBW collected $400 and set up an account at Chase Bank in Holland in the name of Le's daughter-in-law, Tiara Gwynn. Gwynn has been handling Le's bills and other ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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TEXT-Fitch:SBI capital injection is welcome boost as bad loans rise
ReutersFebruary 1, 2012

Banks will face a sharp increase in the volume of restructured loans due to their exposure to infrastructure projects and the struggling aviation and power sectors. Rising credit and pension costs are also likely to limit SBI's ability to boost capital ...more »

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Gardere Litigation Chair Rick Faulk Presents Mock Supreme Court Argument at ...
openPR (press release)February 2, 2012

... Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, presented an impassioned case against judicial review during the University of Houston Law Center's Environment, Energy & Natural Resource Center's mock US Supreme Court argument on climate change tort liability held Jan.more »

Business Law
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MADD Supports Chairman Mica and Legislation to Reauthorize the Nation's ...
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

It also continues critical paid-ad funding for the annual law enforcement crackdowns on drunk driving and seatbelt use. MADD also called on Congress to further enhance the measure's safety provisions by including funding for the Driver Alcohol ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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California veteran suing federal government over benefits not provided to same ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

WASHINGTON — An Army veteran from California is suing the federal government because she and her wife are being denied military benefits granted to heterosexual couples. The lawsuit was announced Wednesday in Washington.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Iran chokes Internet at politically sensitive time
Khaleej TimesFebruary 13, 2012

Attempts to get on Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo and foreign news pages were either met with an Iranian page saying in Farsi that “Access to this page is a violation of computer crime laws” or the connection was slowed to such an extent to make it nearly ...more »

Personal Injury
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Virginia Law Firm of Marks & Harrison Adds Associate to Social Security ...
PR Web (press release)February 11, 2012

Established in 1911, Marks & Harrison represents clients in a variety of different practice areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, car accidents, tractor trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, alcohol/drug-related accidents and pedestrian ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Overstreet Sponsors 'Preservation Of Liberty' Act
KGMIFebruary 3, 2012

Representative Jason Overstreet of the 42nd District says he wrote the bill in response to the National Defense Authorization Act signed by President Obama on December 31st. Overstreet's 'Preservation of Liberty Act' affirms the threat of terrorism, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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James V. Painter Successfully Defends Plastic Surgeon in Medical Malpractice Claim
Houston ChronicleFebruary 6, 2012

(Superior Court of Richmond County Georgia/Case Number: 2008RCCV01821) Mr. Painter graduated from The University of Georgia School of Law in 1994 and is admitted to practice in Georgia, South Carolina and New York. Chairman of Hull Barrett's litigation ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Opinion poll: Anti-regulatory 'hype' unwarranted
RegisterFebruary 3, 2012

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, he says will "hold Wall Street accountable and end taxpayer-funded bailouts," and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "will protect consumers from unfair financial practices and make sure that ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Proposed Law Could Protect Homeowners Facing Foreclosure
Patch.comFebruary 7, 2012

By Fred Musante A legislative proposal to protect homeowners faced with foreclosure might also help the real estate industry according to the Connecticut Association of Realtors. The realtor association said the bill by US Rep.more »

Fine Point Group Files Motion to Enforce Tribal Court Judgment Against ...
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The Fine Point Group yesterday filed a motion in Pojoaque Tribal Court to enforce the decision of that same court in the face of continued interference by the Pueblo of Pojoaque Gaming Commission, whose conduct was previously ...more »

Sports Law
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Knox Co. Law Director asks for audit of KTSC
WBIR-TVFebruary 7, 2012

The letter continues, "If in fact we confirm that the aforementioned payment exceeds the course and scope of the contract, then please accept this letter as a formal demand for repayment." This all stems from transactions that happened back in the 2009 ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Defense attorney seeks on ban on retrial in murder
Delaware County Daily TimesFebruary 11, 2012

By MICHAEL P. RELLAHAN WEST CHESTER — The attorney for Morgan Marie Mengel on Friday asked a Common Pleas Court judge to prohibit the prosecution from retrying his client on charges that she helped murder her husband, saying that the prosecution had ...more »

Identity Theft Crackdown Sweeps Across the Nation
Clarksville OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

“The Justice Department is working closely with the IRS to investigate, prosecute, and punish tax refund crimes committed through the theft of identities,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John A. DiCicco of the Tax Division.more »

The slings and arrows of at-will employment
Las Vegas WeeklyFebruary 2, 2012

Second, because age seems less at issue here than appearance, and discrimination law barely touches the subject. Michigan is the only state with an outright ban on appearance discrimination, though Stanford law professor Deborah Rhode notes in her book ...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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Shell exec discusses alt-energy support
AZ Central.comFebruary 4, 2012

He got his bachelor's in education from ASU and law degree from the University of Tulsa in 1982. He said Shell officials are interested in developing renewable energy and alternative fuels because it is in the best interests of society and the company.more »

Wills & Probate
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Where's there's a will, there's a way to help 7, 2012

Nationally, Will Aid has reported its most successful year ever, raising more than £1.5 million to date. Carolyn Tilly, partner with Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors and specialist in Wills and Probate, said: “It is wonderful to report this success for ...more »

Family Law
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Md. delegate proposing 'Phylicia's Law,' a plan to maximize search resources ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

The case spurred broader interest in missing persons cases and experts and community members discovered gaps as they helped law enforcement search for Barnes. Some were concerned that the fact that Barnes was black kept the case from getting the media...more »

Workers Compensation
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Many Pennsylvania Employers to Benefit from Lower Workers' Compensation Costs
Sacramento BeeFebruary 2, 2012

2, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 Pennsylvania employers.more »


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