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Judge says Occupy DC demonstrators must get notice before any eviction; feds ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC health officials have expressed concern about a rat infestation at McPherson Square and other sanitation problems, with the mayor suggesting that the demonstrators relocate to Freedom Plaza, another federal space that's been ...more »

Medicare program's enrollment up, premiums down
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

That continues a trend for the Medicare Advantage program that counters the negative predictions of opponents of the 2010 health care law, who said enrollment would drop and premiums would rise. "Premiums are down on average, enrollment is up, ...more »

Intellectual Property News and Stories

CORRECTED-Disagreements on cyber risk East-West "Cold War"
ReutersFebruary 6, 2012

(Corrects name spelling of UK defence firm to QinetiQ in paragraph 13) * East-West disagreements over cyberspace rise * Intellectual property theft, Internet freedom key issues * Increasingly obvious gap between US, allies, Russia ,China By Peter Apps, ...more »

Entertainment Law
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Dropping Out Of Law School: Tips
Huffington Post (satire)February 3, 2012

I mean, I don't necessarily want to be a lawyer, per se, but it will give me a foundation for what I do want to do. And it will make me a lot smarter." Who could disagree with such scholarly aims? It seemed like a great plan because I liked to argue ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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The 2012 EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue is launched
Euroalert.netFebruary 1, 2012

Besides a large number of events and projects hosted by EU Member States and China, the year offers opportunities for Chinese and EU cultural institutions, organisations and other stakeholders to establish and develop structured and sustainable ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Samsung Galaxy Tab Design-Around Passes Muster With German Court
TechNewsWorldFebruary 2, 2012

Now they are trying to design around each other's patents and get to market with products that -- in the context of patent law -- are meaningfully different." Sooner or later, Samsung and Apple will figure out what features they need to have and what ...more »

Summary Judgments for Feb. 10
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 10, 2012, a publication of the Pew Charitable Trusts, reports that all 50 states have expressed at least a willingness to have cameras in the courts, and in the past year Pennsylvania, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Illinois have become more ...more »


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