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Young people 'more financially savvy'
Vanquis BankFebruary 1, 2012

When looking to build a credit rating, many people could be setting themselves a strict budget plan and using any spare money left over to save for emergencies. Young people may be more disciplined in this sense than their older counterparts, ...more »

BusinessWeekFebruary 1, 2012

Urbanet Corporation Co., Ltd engages in real estate business. The company develops apartment houses and detached houses, as well as studio apartment for investments. It also involves in the resale of apartments and condominiums; and leasing of the real ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Public hearing on propsed gas pipeline held in Mahwah
NorthJersey.comFebruary 2, 2012

BY SAMANTHA FELLER Mahwah — Traffic, water quality, employment — concerns about all were on the table at a public hearing last week at the Law and Public Safety Institute on a plan by a gas company to install pipeline on environmentally sensitive land.more »

Health Care Law
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New health care law
StarNewsOnline.comFebruary 1, 2012

Regarding the "Other Views" editorial on Jan 30, on the topic of Health-care law paying dividends, this has not been good for the health care industry or individuals. This new health care law that was passed last year does not address the real problem, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Chiddy Bang Takes the Torch
University at Buffalo The SpectrumFebruary 3, 2012

New friendships in college are a normal occurrence, but when producer Noah "Xaphoon Jones" Beresin and rapper Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege met each other in 2008 at Drexel University, they didn't know just how far that friendship would take them.more »

Immigration Law
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Proposal from Kan. business groups goes against immigration guru's national ...
Washington PostFebruary 1, 2012

An architect of state and local laws cracking down on illegal immigration is a leading Republican officeholder in Kansas, but business groups in his home state are asking legislators to move in the opposite direction by starting an unusual program ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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SC State University's Executive Speaker Series continues with information on ...
SCNowFebruary 3, 2012

Evans will speak on the topic: “Labor and Employment Laws-Implications for Business.” A managing partner with the Law Office of Ferguson Evans in Washington, DC, Evans specializes in personal injury, worker's compensation, employment and labor law...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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New mediation and dispute resolution service launched
Post OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

By Amy Ellis Expedite Resolution's said that its central focus is to offer mediation and dispute resolution as a viable route to reduce life cycles of claims, and early closure, with a corresponding reduction in costs both direct and indirect.more »

Insurance Litigation
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Catholics plan counterattack on new contraception coverage
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 4, 2012

Church vows to use courts and legislation to fight 'un-American' requirement for religious employers to provide contraception to workers with government-required health insurance. By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times The Catholic Church reacted ...more »

Animal Law
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Fairview rancher heads to court in one of Wyoming's worst animal cruelty cases
Billings GazetteFebruary 6, 2012

If convicted on all six counts of animal cruelty, he could receive up to three years in jail and a $4500 fine. Last May, Wyoming Livestock Board officials and law enforcement raided Ridge's ranch, seizing 98 horses that he had allegedly neglected and ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Enterprise Translation Leader MultiLing Continues Expansion With New Utah ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

PROVO, UTAH, Feb 02, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The translation industry's most advanced provider of global enterprise and intellectual property translation is expanding again. Following its move to expanded headquarters in 2005, MultiLing has ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Attorney remembered for work and contributions
Huntington Herald DispatchFebruary 1, 2012

Educated at Ohio State University for both his bachelor's and law degrees, Stout authored a number of articles for Estate Planning magazine on various aspects of planning, probate and non-charitable gifts. A few years ago, he published his first book, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Innsbruck scientists show positive effects of affirmative action policies ...
EurekAlert (press release)February 2, 2012

"We set up a simple coordination game, which was about the efficient coordination of actions, for example, mutual information exchange," they explain. In this game it was completely clear to all subjects who participated in which intervention ...more »

Salina aviation professor renews flight master title
K-State CollegianFebruary 3, 2012

In order to maintain the high rating of the aviation program at K-State-Salina, its faculty have constantly renewed Master Certified Flight Instructor accreditations. Troy Brockway, associate professor of aviation, recently renewed his Master CFI ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Rise and fall: Legal muddle of marijuana dispensaries weakens market
Lansing State JournalFebruary 3, 2012

"If, however, there are a ton of vacancies, landlords are forced to charge what the market will bear, and frequently it isn't enough." Patrick Lindemann, Ingham County's drain commissioner, owns a building on East Michigan Avenue. The previous tenant...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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“Credit Cards For Bad Credit“ just published at
WebWire (press release)February 1, 2012

Joe McClain starts off his newly published book, “Credit Cards for Bad Credit”, with a gloomy picture of how he had lost everything as his business and personal assets were lost at a blink of an eye in 2007 when his business went bankrupt.more »

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Court to stay infringement litigation while Neptune's krill patent is re-examined
NutraIngredients-usa.comFebruary 3, 2012

Under the terms of the deal struck by the Delaware court, the litigation is now on hold pending the conclusion of the re-examination, said Neptune. “Pursuant to an agreement by the parties… the court has ordered a stay of the litigation until the ...more »

Business Law
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Indiana poised to approve anti-union law
ReutersFebruary 1, 2012

By Susan Guyett | INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Indiana state Senate was expected on Wednesday to give final approval to a new law allowing workers at unionized businesses to avoid paying union dues, the last major legislative hurdle to making Indiana ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Militants claim attack on Nigeria Eni oil pipeline
ReutersFebruary 5, 2012

The joint military task force (JTF) operating in the Niger Delta said recent unrest stemmed from criminal gangs who wanted expired amnesty benefits. "It should be noted that it is not possible to run an inelastic amnesty programme," Timothy Antigha, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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PNP-CIDG lauds Senate approval of Cyber crime Law
Journal OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

... individuals for Internet-related crimes such as fraud, hacking, and cyber sex. Under SB 2796, cyber crime offenses would include: a: Offenses against the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer data and systems (illegal access, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Boyd legislation best to stem insurance fraud in car wrecks
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 5, 2012

As a primary care physician who has practiced in Manatee County and treated patients injured in automobile accidents for 30 years, I have seen it all. I have spoken both to state Rep. Jim Boyd and Sen. Mike Bennett about the need for Personal Injury...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Constitution Check: Should the People Be Able to Veto Supreme Court Decisions?
Huffington Post (blog)February 2, 2012

As an example, Donnelly notes that the media have been talking about how the Supreme Court will "settle" the constitutionality of the new federal health care law. If there were a People's Veto, he argues, the media would in the future focus on 'how the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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President's Message Assisting New Lawyers
WisBarFebruary 9, 2012

The experience of many new lawyers today is utterly different from my own. When I graduated from Marquette University Law School in 1976, I was admitted to the bar with no student debt, had a year of intensive trial experience under the student ...more »

Consumer Protection
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New Radius Cell Manager Strictly Follows TCPA Law
InsideARMFebruary 1, 2012

The Radius Cell Manager solution is a game changer because it's not based on dialer technology, but rather was newly developed starting in 2009 specifically to help call centers, credit grantors, and collection agencies overcome the liabilities ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Investing: Real estate investment trusts risky, but show great returns
The News-PressFebruary 5, 2012

Peculiarly, the commercial real estate market isn't quite as depressed. In fact, funds that invest in real estate investment trusts, or REITs, rose an average 7.5 percent last year, beating the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index's 2.1 percent gain.more »

Can a former employee poach my customers?
Financial TimesFebruary 3, 2012

However, if you can prove that the restriction has been put in place to protect a legitimate business interest, and that the clause goes no further than is reasonably necessary to protect that interest, then a court is likely to enforce it.more »

Sports Law
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Outdoor Channel Holdings Announces Senior Legal Appointments
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

During his tenure with Outdoor Channel, Mr. Bolls has been responsible for overseeing and negotiating network contracts, licensing agreements, intellectual property matters, and litigation, as well as the development of a wide range of entertainment...more »

Criminal Defense
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Cuomo proposes more flexible probation laws
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 1, 2012

"Probation is a punishment, and judges should be able to decide if more or less is appropriate for a particular defendant," said Richard Willstatter, the president of the state Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a partner at Green ...more »

Rocket Lawyer Survey Reveals Top Issues for Small Businesses Are Legal and ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

As SMBs enter into new business contracts, hire new employees, and upgrade to new office spaces, entrepreneurs face a wider range of legal issues, like signing contracts, staying compliant with HR laws, and signing commercial leases.more »

Can labor organize the unemployed?
Facing SouthFebruary 15, 2012

Age discrimination was mentioned by dozens of participants, as was discrimination against workers simply for being unemployed. A 61-year-old in Pinellas Park, Florida, said, "There are no openings for mature women when there are so many people ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Gifting does not give full protection
New Zealand HeraldFebruary 3, 2012

In the past, however, they usually went for the debtor's personal assets. Now that assets can be given to a trust in one go, other existing laws are likely to be used more often. "Because there won't be personal property for creditors to claim against ...more »

Environmental Law
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Around the region
Post-BulletinFebruary 4, 2012

Four projects in this region will receive grants from the Clean Energy Resource Team to increase awareness of alternative energy or upgrade an old school's heating system. The four were among 27 announced for the state totaling $70000.more »

Wills & Probate
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James Gordon running for Baldwin County probate judge (blog)February 4, 2012

James Gordon is running for Baldwin County probate judge. (submitted photo) Gordon will face incumbent Tim Russell and challenger Harry D'Olive Jr. No Democrat qualified for the race and no independent candidate has filed to run.more »

Family Law
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Overcrowding of DHS shelters for children violates Oklahoma state law
NewsOK.comFebruary 12, 2012

“I think they've ignored the law and are doing what they want to do,” Peters said. Deborah Smith, director of DHS's children and family services division, insisted her agency is not intentionally ignoring the law. “We don't want children in shelters,” ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Auditor General says poor management of state workersÂ' insurance fund ...
FOX43.comFebruary 1, 2012

Auditor General Jack Wagner said today that the State Workers' Insurance Fund, the largest workers' compensation insurance carrier in Pennsylvania, paid nearly $4.9 million over a two-year period to a Pennsylvania-based claims services and medical ...more »


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