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Bill to fund federal transportation program unveiled in HouseSchmidt legal fund gets one donationChesapeake Lodging Trust Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire 2nd New ...Lawmakers satisfied with handling of jackpotLegislators satisfied with Iowa Lottery's handling of mystery Hot Lotto ...Live at LegalTech: No More Boxing RobotsRomney's many happy returns? Blame CongressChesapeake Lodging Trust Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire 2nd New ...Ending San Francisco Condo Lottery Is Jobs KillerPUGET SOUND ELECTRICAL WORKERS HEALTH TRUST AND VACATION PLAN v. McKENZIE ...Animal advocates support tougher cruelty lawsMashpee Wampanoag tribe faces long, difficult road to a Southeastern Mass casino$4.2M road project to slow loop trafficWellington polo magnate John Goodman adopts adult girlfriendByram of Coombs & Dunlap earns certification

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Lawyer vows to reveal mystery behind lotto jackpot
Wall Street JournalJanuary 4, 2012

Shaw signed the winning Hot Lotto ticket, which was turned in by a Des Moines law firm he retained less than two hours before last week's deadline. Lottery officials won't pay the jackpot until they're satisfied the ticket was legally possessed. ...more »

US SC upholds arbitration clauses
Legal News LineJanuary 11, 2012

In their applications, the consumers agreed to be bound by a provision that read: "Any claim, dispute or controversy (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) at any time arising from or relating to your account, any transferred balances or this ...more »

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Bill to fund federal transportation program unveiled in House
Federal TimesJanuary 31, 2012

The current highway and transit authorization law, called SAFETEA-LU, has been extended eight times since it originally expired Sept. 30, 2009. The current extension will expire March 31. The Senate is also considering a two-year authorization bill.more »

Schmidt legal fund gets one donation
Cincinnati.comJanuary 31, 2012

Sharon L. Kennedy, an administrative judge in Butler County running for the Ohio Supreme Court, raised $152, 452, according to the latest annual campaign... The Blue Wisp, recently opened in its new space downtown, is now serving food.more »

Chesapeake Lodging Trust Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire 2nd New ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)January 31, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, Md.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE: CHSP) (the "Trust") announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the 185-room Hyatt Place New York Midtown South, located in New York, New York, ...more »

Lawmakers satisfied with handling of jackpot
Quad City TimesJanuary 31, 2012

The Iowa Lottery received a letter from the Davis Brown law firm in Des Moines specifying that if the jackpot were to be paid to the trust, that all of the winnings would be donated to charity — minus attorney fees. However, lottery officials declined ...more »

Legislators satisfied with Iowa Lottery's handling of mystery Hot Lotto ...
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and HeadlinesJanuary 31, 2012

The Iowa Lottery received a letter from the Davis Brown law firm in Des Moines specifying that if the jackpot were to be paid to the trust, that all of the winnings would be donated to charity – minus attorney fees. However, lottery officials declined ...more »

Live at LegalTech: No More Boxing Robots
Above the LawJanuary 31, 2012

I attended my first panel yesterday morning: “Global Trends in Law and Technology.” The panelists covered some familiar topics, and the discussion revealed an important shift in the way attorneys relate to technology.more »

Romney's many happy returns? Blame Congress
Reuters IndiaJanuary 31, 2012

The spokeswoman, citing Brad Malt, the Romney family tax lawyer, answered: none. The idea that someone could pay zero gift taxes on contributions to a $100 million trust fund may surprise people who have heard arguments that the wealthy are ...more »

Chesapeake Lodging Trust Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire 2nd New ...
MarketWatch (press release)January 31, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Chesapeake Lodging Trust /quotes/zigman/1533954/quotes/nls/chsp CHSP 0.00% (the "Trust") announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the 185-room Hyatt Place New York ...more »

Ending San Francisco Condo Lottery Is Jobs Killer
Beyond ChronJanuary 31, 2012

31‚ 2012 Real estate speculators are making an all-out effort to eliminate San Francisco's 30-year old law restricting condo conversions. Their plan would allow unlimited condo conversions for a $10000-15000 fee, an amount which barely covers 10% of ...more »

PUGET SOUND ELECTRICAL WORKERS HEALTH TRUST AND VACATION PLAN v. McKENZIE ...
Leagle.comJanuary 31, 2012

McKenzie Rothwell Barlow & Korpi, PS, and its predecessor, Smith McKenzie Rothwell & Barlow, PS, (collectively, "the firm") appeal the judgment that imposes monetary liability on them for legal malpractice. The malpractice claims arise from the firm's ...more »

Animal advocates support tougher cruelty laws
Minot Daily NewsJanuary 31, 2012

Mock said legislators were concerned for the livestock industry, although the amended bill was supported by a diverse coalition of farm groups, veterinarians and county officials. "There's a common interest across the state to address those laws.more »

Mashpee Wampanoag tribe faces long, difficult road to a Southeastern Mass casino
Boston GlobeJanuary 31, 2012

In the meantime, state casino regulators will have to decide if they will move on without the tribe and open the southeast region to bidding by a commercial developers, a potentially risky choice. In crafting the casino law, lawmakers determined that ...more »

$4.2M road project to slow loop traffic
Amarillo.comJanuary 31, 2012

Construction of the access road is stipulated in a civil court case the state filed against property owner Chapman Children's Trust in 1995 and settled in a Nov. 16, 2000, agreed judgment in Potter County Court at Law No. 1.more »

Wellington polo magnate John Goodman adopts adult girlfriend
WPECJanuary 31, 2012

The document indicates Hutchins has even been made a beneficiary of Goodman's children's trusts. "The adoption declares Ms. Hutchins to be Mr. Goodman's child, and legal heir, entitled to all of the rights and privileges of Mr. Goodman's natural born ...more »

Byram of Coombs & Dunlap earns certification
Napa Valley RegisterJanuary 31, 2012

Jennifer S. Byram, a partner with Coombs & Dunlap, LLP, recently became a certified legal specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. Byram obtained her certification from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization after ...more »

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