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Texas Sees Rising Tide of Property-Rights CasesTop 10 Reasons Why the Migron Evacuation is a Victory for PeaceConstruction disputes continue to soarBath Salts Case Still Presenting Challenges for ProsecutionForeign Firms Most Affected by a US Law Barring BribesAdoption case questions DHS's role with familiesIndian court dismisses cases against Kudankulam plantAdoption case questions DHS's role with familiesIsraeli settlers evacuated from large West Bank outpost following court orderSettlers evacuated from large West Bank outpostArpaio Criminal Investigation Closed by Feds

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Catastrophic Pakistan Fires Prompt Calls for Tighter Safety Laws
Voice of AmericaSeptember 13, 2012

But the blaze that struck a garment factory in the country's commercial center, Karachi, is being described as Pakistan's worst industrial disaster, leaving at least 264 workers dead. The victims, along with many others, were trapped in the three-story ...more »

Wisconsin Anti-Union Law Struck Down; Chicago Teachers Rock Social Media...
In These TimesSeptember 15, 2012

Wisconsin Anti-Union Law Struck Down; Chicago Teachers Rock Social Media; Victory at Hot & Crusty. By Mike Elk. The Chicago Teachers Unions has gained wild popularity on Facebook. (WBEZ Chicago). Every week, In These Times rounds up the labor ...more »

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Texas Sees Rising Tide of Property-Rights Cases
Texas TribuneSeptember 6, 2012

The wind-power boom, similarly, has resulted in the construction of major transmission lines in rural areas. Demographics also play a role, according to Matthew Festa, an associate professor at the South Texas College of Law. Texas' population is ...more »

Top 10 Reasons Why the Migron Evacuation is a Victory for Peace
Americans for Peace NowSeptember 5, 2012

Migron was an open-and-shut case of land theft under Israeli law. Peace Now's successful struggle against Migron proved that, ultimately, settlers aren't above this law. Peace Now succeeded in bringing into the public discourse the issue of this ...more »

Construction disputes continue to soar
Construction NewsSeptember 5, 2012

“It is understood that a number of overseas contracts now have jurisdiction clauses which expressly refer disputes to the TCC in the High Court in London. This is to be welcomed.” Taylor Wessing construction and engineering group senior associate Aine ...more »

Bath Salts Case Still Presenting Challenges for Prosecution
WJFW-TVSeptember 4, 2012

Rhinelander - A unique drug investigation means the case against a Rhinelander man will take even longer. John L. Hildebrand is charged with seven felony counts of distributing a ... One kind of drug gets banned, and drug makers change part of the ...more »

Foreign Firms Most Affected by a US Law Barring Bribes
New York TimesSeptember 4, 2012

A law intended to prohibit the payment of bribes to foreign officials by United States businesses has produced more than $3 billion in settlements. But a list of the top companies making these settlements is notable in one respect: its lack of American ...more »

Adoption case questions DHS's role with families
DesMoinesRegister.comSeptember 3, 2012

DHS officials do not discuss ongoing legal battles, and child-protection cases are confidential under state law. ... Marshall Burkhart, a former construction worker, began receiving disability payments after he had kidney surgery to remove a tumor in 2004.more »

Indian court dismisses cases against Kudankulam plant
Russia & India ReportSeptember 3, 2012

India signed a contract with the Soviet Union to build the Kudankulam plant in 1988, while the actual construction started only in 1997 due to due to the political and economic upheaval in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Source ...more »

Adoption case questions DHS's role with families
DesMoinesRegister.comSeptember 3, 2012

DHS officials do not discuss ongoing legal battles, and child-protection cases are confidential under state law. ... Marshall Burkhart, a former construction worker, began receiving disability payments after he had kidney surgery to remove a tumor in 2004.more »

Israeli settlers evacuated from large West Bank outpost following court order
Washington PostSeptember 2, 2012

Anti-settlement activist Hagit Ofran of the dovish group Peace Now, who brought the Migron case to the Israeli court, also claimed victory. Israeli settlers “are used to putting facts on the ground which become Israeli policy. We managed to prove that ...more »

Settlers evacuated from large West Bank outpost
The Associated PressSeptember 2, 2012

MIGRON OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — Israel completed evacuation of a large unauthorized West Bank settlement outpost on Sunday, culminating years of legal wrangling in a case that has become a rallying cry for hardline settler groups opposed to any ...more »

Arpaio Criminal Investigation Closed by Feds
Fox NewsSeptember 1, 2012

The officials who were targets of the investigations contend the probes were trumped up as retaliation for political and legal disagreements with the sheriff and prosecutor. Criminal cases against former Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe and county ...more »

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