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Trade Me pushes for consumer law change
Stuff.co.nzMarch 1, 2012

Trade Me says it will continue to push for an amendment to a bill overhauling consumer law as it believes full and part-time traders should have to identify themselves as being professionals when selling goods online or at fairs, markets and car boot ...more »

Lesbian Woman Denied Communion at Mother's Funeral
ABC News (blog)March 1, 2012

“This isn't about gay rights and it isn't about Catholic bashing, it is simply about the conduct of a reprehensible priest,” said Johnson. But the head of DignityUSA, a group that focuses on gay and lesbian rights and the Catholic Church, ...more »

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A fatal threat to shareholder litigation
The National Law JournalMarch 9, 2012

As Professor John Coffee of Columbia Law School described in "The death of stockholder litigation?" [NLJ, Feb. 13], there were nevertheless ways that Carlyle could have forced the issue and made the SEC defend its position in the federal appellate ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Shell Files Pre-emptive Lawsuit Over Alaska Drilling
New York TimesMarch 4, 2012

David M. Uhlmann, who was the head of the Justice Department's environmental crimes section from 2000 to 2007 and is now a professor at the University of Michigan Law School, said that Shell was, understandably, trying to accelerate the judicial review ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Thomas E. Butler Joins LeClairRyan
Bradenton HeraldMarch 7, 2012

He will be resident in the firm's Manhattan office at Third Ave. and E. 53rd St. Butler focuses his practice on complex commercial and related litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. He has had extensive experience handling cases in state and ...more »

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Proteonomix Announces a Private Placement of $3.8 Million
MarketWatch (press release)March 6, 2012

The securities offered in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, the securities may not be offered or sold in the United ...more »

Is Constitutionalist Justin Amash's Congressional Seat in Jeopardy?
The New AmericanMarch 2, 2012

Furthermore, the writ of habeas corpus — a civil right so fundamental to Anglo-American common law history that it predates the Magna Carta — is voidable upon the command of the President and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel is also revocable at ...more »

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