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TEXT: S&P Assigns Bellisio Foods Inc. 'B' Issue-Level Ratings
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

We are withdrawing the ratings on the company's prior senior secured credit facilities, as well as our preliminary 'B' corporate credit rating on Bellisio Parent LLC, Bellisio Foods Inc.'s new parent company, following our review of the final legal...more »

Cuts in legal aid would harm those already financially strapped
The Seattle TimesMarch 1, 2012

Volunteer lawyers mediate family law cases, provide courthouse-based help for unrepresented litigants, ensure the best interests of disabled wards are met in guardianship matters, and provide free legal support for court-appointed special advocates who ...more »

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Claiming Intellectual Property a Tough Debate for Indigenous Peoples
Indian Country Today Media Network.comMarch 16, 2012

... governments or corporates are reaping all the rewards of indigenous knowledge through patented products when the knowledge was born from the communities of Indigenous Peoples. The difficulty in answering these questions, according to law experts, ...more »

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Why Jennifer Lawrence Is Afraid Of Being Like Kristen Stewart
Hollywood LifeMarch 5, 2012

J-Law went as far as celebrating New Year's Eve in the most public way possible. “I went to Times Square for New Year's Eve,” Jennifer tells Entertainment Weekly. “I had a feeling it was the last year I could do that…I'm just cherishing the time I ...more »

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China to further promote culture development
China DailyMarch 5, 2012

"We will provide a large quantity of high-quality cultural products to meet people's demand," said Wen in the report. The country will also deepen the reform of the cultural system and continue to transform for-profit cultural institutions into ...more »

Patent Prosecution
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Number of Women Patent Holders Surge
Huffington Post (blog)March 1, 2012

She adds that patent law is arcane, but advises anyone who is applying to not be fearful of the process. "It's like chess -- it takes a small amount of time to understand the basics and a lifetime to master -- but you aren't required to master it, ...more »

China morning round-up: Law on secret detentions
BBC NewsMarch 9, 2012

The proposal requires the police to inform the suspect's family within 24 hours "after arrest and surveillance". However, suspects accused of subversion and other security charges can still be detained without their families being informed.more »

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