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Mandaric: tax charges are an insult to my family
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

The former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric claimed that the tax evasion charges against him were an "insult" after 12 years in England in which he has rescued Portsmouth, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday from the brink of bankruptcy, ...more »

Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...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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House votes to repeal part of 2010 health care law
NewsdayFebruary 2, 2012

Click here House votes to repeal part of 2010 health care law Originally published: February 1, 2012 7:19 PM Updated: February 1, 2012 7:35 PM By The Associated Press JIM ABRAMS (Associated Press) (AP) -- The Republican-led House on Wednesday voted to ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Arrest made in 'fire victim' scam case
Laurel Leader CallFebruary 5, 2012

By Charlotte A. Graham, CNHI LAUREL — Local law enforcement authorities have arrested the man suspected of a number of scams in Jones and neighboring counties. Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge identified the suspect ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration law defense bill: $85K
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 2, 2012

By David Montero Utah's enforcement-only immigration law has already cost taxpayers in excess of $85000 to defend in federal court, according to government records obtained by a social justice group. United for Social Justice filed its open records ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Carrying out Forced Industrial Innovative Development Program is top ...
Gazeta.KZFebruary 6, 2012

In accordance with the President's instructions outlined in his state-of-the-nation address, the Government intends to introduce amendments into the Law "On national budget for 2012-2014." The preliminary draft amendments will be considered next week.more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Home working 'made easier by new technology'
CodestoneFebruary 6, 2012

David Liddle, founder and director of dispute resolution specialist Total Conflict Management, noted that the rise of technology has made it easier for people to work from different locations and on various networks. "I think companies should be more ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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MPS wins special-needs education lawsuit
Milwaukee Journal SentinelFebruary 4, 2012

The corrective action plan is required under federal education law because MPS is a district in need of improvement. DPI officials did not return multiple messages Friday seeking clarification on the issue. The ruling deals a blow to Disability Rights ...more »

Animal Law
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Governor Brown Looks to Repeal the Hayden Law – Animals Would Die After Three Days
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)February 3, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown is looking to repeal the Hayden Law, which is a law to protect shelter animals in Claycord, and throughout California. Governor Brown is considering a repeal of a number of provisions of the Hayden Law, citing budget concerns.more »

Intellectual Property
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A New Question of Internet Freedoms
New York TimesFebruary 5, 2012

Now they are putting that knowledge to use in an effort to defeat new global rules for intellectual property. In the American protests , Web sites including Wikipedia went dark Jan. 18, and about four million people signed online petitions opposing the ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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US Antitrust Enforcers Add Litigators to Bolster Odds at Trial
BusinessWeekFebruary 3, 2012

That has increased the agencies' need to fortify their litigation staff, Gavil said. The Justice Department and FTC have joint authority to decide if mergers violate antitrust laws. The FTC, which on Jan. 27 filed a complaint to stop Omnicare Inc.'s ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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South Africa's BEE and AA-thoughtless imprudence or responsible necessity?
News24February 11, 2012

Most people will tell you that application of the South African government's policies such as Black Economic Empowerment and Affirmative Action sounds good on paper and was seen as the best step forward, given our history of deep-seated sense of ...more »

EU's aviation agency orders Airbus A380 wing inspection
Channel 6 News OnlineFebruary 9, 2012

COLOGNE, GERMANY (BNO NEWS) -- The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Wednesday issued a mandate to further inspect the wings of all Airbus A380 aircraft currently in service. The published Airworthiness Directive to mandate a so-called High ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Social housing consultation begins
The Press AssociationFebruary 5, 2012

The proposed new measures aim to reward law-abiding tenants. Mr Brown said: "Landlords and tenants lobbied hard for changes to the way affordable rented housing is allocated and managed. "We have listened and these proposed changes reflect, I believe, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Infrastructure act includes toll credits for Route 219
Daily American OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act filed Tuesday would allow the use of toll credits for Appalachian highway projects such as Route 219. The toll credits would provide funding necessary to finish the highway — a project local, ...more »

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Itronics Named a Medium Entrepreneurial Technology Company of the Year by NCET ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

("safe harbor" statement under the private securities litigation reform act of 1995:This press release contains or may contain forward-looking statements such as statements regarding the Company's growth and profitability)("safe harbor" statement under ...more »

Business Law
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Moneyville Calgary Home Show Giveaway Rules
Toronto StarFebruary 1, 2012

Agreement: These rules govern the Moneyville Calgary Home Show Giveaway (“Contest”). No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest. The act of entering the Contest constitutes acceptance of the Contest rules and the decisions of the Contest judges, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Army Doctor at Madigan Suspended Over PTSD Comments
Military.comFebruary 6, 2012

A Madigan Army Medical Center psychiatrist who screens Soldiers for PTSD has been removed from clinical duties while investigators look into controversial remarks he made about patients and the financial costs of disability benefits, according to US ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Ephrata man charged in child-pornography case
Lancaster NewspapersFebruary 1, 2012

Ortenzi is part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a national group that targets online exploitation of children. He initiated the investigation, police said. Police obtained a search warrant that was served by members of the Lancaster ...more »

Personal Injury
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Portland Personal Injury Attorneys Urge: Don't Drink and Drive This Super Bowl ...
PR Web (press release)February 2, 2012

As the Super Bowl approaches, the Portland personal injury attorneys at Shulman DuBois LLC want to remind Oregon drivers that drinking and driving is a crime that can cost more than the price of a ticket. “People go to parties, enjoy the game with a ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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H. Jefferson Powell to return to Duke Law faculty
Duke UniversityFebruary 2, 2012

A distinguished constitutional law scholar, Powell also has served in a variety of positions in federal and state government during his career. He has briefed and argued cases in both federal and state courts, including the Supreme Court of the United ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Volusia County public records for Feb. 7, 2012
Daytona Beach News-JournalFebruary 7, 2012

Mitchell Green, real property; Wells Fargo Bank NA v. Ilidio J. Santana, real property; John Stanton v. Howard Cauvel, other professional malpractice; State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance v. Lori A. Hill, auto negligence; Fia Card Services NA v.more »

Consumer Protection
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Watchdog: No fears for small banks
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderFebruary 1, 2012

The stringent provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that apply to massive investment banks and modest Main Street institutions alike are debilitating, Beck said. “That's what I'm hearing from our members.more »

Real Estate Law
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At 102%, His Tax Rate Takes the Cake
New York TimesFebruary 3, 2012

Mr. Ross's plight illustrates something that came through in nearly every response and cuts across nearly all income levels: the disparities of the tax code don't just pit rich against poor or middle class. It taxes people within the same income ...more »

New Amendment Bill and Future of Labour Hire
AllAfrica.comFebruary 3, 2012

More significantly when passed, the new law should be able to give greater protection to workers rights and employment conditions in this three-tiered employment industry without diminishing business employers need to operate under flexible competitive ...more »

Sports Law
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Indiana passes human trafficking law in time for Super Bowl
Fox NewsFebruary 2, 2012

They fast-tracked a piece of legislation to warn the traffickers – this is not a good place to do business.” Smith is a former Republican US congresswoman from Washington state. Her nonprofit organization works with states across the country to beef up ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Milwaukee attorney banned from federal courts
Milwaukee Journal SentinelFebruary 3, 2012

By Bruce Vielmetti of the Journal Sentinel If you're a lawyer, it's never wise to ignore "orders to show cause," especially when they're coming from a federal appeals court. Milwaukee criminal defense attorney Bridget Boyle-Saxton learned that the hard ...more »

Mo. optometrist filed $40 million refund claim
STLtoday.comFebruary 9, 2012

The US Attorney's office says in a news release that 61-year-old Dr. Leslie Robert MacLaren of Nixa was sentenced Thursday for evading income taxes, bankruptcy fraud, impeding the work of the IRS and filing a false tax return.more »

Worker Sues for Military Service Discrimination; Can a Supervisor Be Held ...
HR.BLR.comFebruary 2, 2012

The court turned to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), an employment discrimination statute that contains similar language and embodies similar goals./1 It noted that two California Supreme Court cases and one appellate court case have ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Facebook and the future: the battle heats up between business and privacy ...
Irish TimesFebruary 23, 2012

Months before Facebook goes public, the David and Goliath legal battle is being fought on Irish soil, with the Data Protection Commissioner as referee and the rest of Europe looking on. Austrian law student Max Schrems has filed a detailed challenge to ...more »

Environmental Law
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APNewsBreak: Wis. GOP candidate got stimulus money
CBS NewsFebruary 2, 2012

And another renewable energy company run by former US Rep. Mark Neumann signed a letter in November urging congressional leaders to keep the incentives flowing. The letter contradicts Neumann's campaign stance calling for the immediate end to the 2009 ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Clinic open to veterans needing free legal advice
Beaumont Enterprise (blog)February 8, 2012

Appointments are encouraged by calling the bar office at 409-835-8647 but walk-ins will be welcomed. Volunteer attorneys will provide legal advice on issues such as family law, wills and probate, consumer issues, landlord/tenant law, tax issues, ...more »

Family Law
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Adam Vincent's family call for support to change compensation law
This is GrimsbyFebruary 2, 2012

THE family of murder victim Adam Vincent are calling for you to get behind "Adam's Law" – a drive to change the law governing the way the families of victims of violent crime are compensated. As reported, Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell has already revealed ...more »

Workers Compensation
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WCRI: Virginia's Medical Cost Per Workers' Comp Claim Higher Than Most
Insurance JournalFebruary 2, 2012

Broad metrics of worker' compensation costs show that Virginia is a lower cost state, largely due to a lower frequency of claims, according to a new report. But the report from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) also found that the ...more »


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