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Update: Court of Appeals agrees with CMU on political candidacy policy
Midland Daily NewsMarch 1, 2012

By Lisa Satayut The Michigan Court of Appeals sided with Central Michigan University when ruling that the university's employee policy regarding political candidacy is not in violation of a state law regarding political activities by public employees.more »

Rights-based approach needed in new law on legal capacity
Irish TimesMarch 1, 2012

The automatic loss of human rights of those placed under guardianship is a practice that must be changed. As work is under way to overhaul the 1871 Lunacy Act, Ireland is in a prime position to be a progressive leader in this area and ensure its reform ...more »

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Kodak Fights Apple Bid to Restart Patent Litigation
Wall Street JournalMarch 5, 2012

The company urged the US Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan to disregard Apple's "crocodile tears" about the alleged negative consequences that would result from moving the patent litigation away from the district judge who is already familiar with the suit ...more »

General Civil Litigation
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Movers and Shakers March 3, 2012
Coeur d'Alene PressMarch 3, 2012

Grubbs has two decades of trial experience, and will focus on construction law, land use and development, planning and zoning, real estate, contracts, business law, civil litigation, government law, and estate planning and probate with Winston ...more »

Business & Commercial Litigation
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Bermuda's Commercial Court: The first five years
Royal GazetteMarch 2, 2012

It has enhanced the island's legal infrastructure and enabled Bermuda to become a leading offshore jurisdiction for the resolution of commercial disputes. The Royal Gazette asked Supreme Court Judge Ian Kawaley, who in April will be sworn in as ...more »

Securities Litigation/Broker Misconduct
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The Wet Seal, Inc. Announces February Comparable Store Sales Declined 5.8%
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: This news release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements ...more »

Pa. Supreme Court Orders Smith to Call Special Elections
PoliticsPAMarch 1, 2012

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Wednesday ordered Speaker Sam Smith to issue writs of election to fill six vacant State House Seats using 2001 lines. In a 4 to 3 ruling, the court rejected Smith's argument that the special elections must wait for newly ...more »


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