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'Business Connection' features Title Boxing Club
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The Naperville location is one of 19 franchises across the country. TITLE Boxing Club specializes in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Pete Gilfillan came on set to promote his business FranChoice. Want to start your own franchise but don't ...more »

Palike to reclaim Clarence School playground
Deccan HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike will take legal measures to reclaim the Clarence School playground. Commissioner M K Shankaralinge Gowda, while replying to a discussion on the issue in the Council meeting on Tuesday, said the lease of the ground ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Cite Obama with contempt, lawyers urge
WND.comFebruary 2, 2012

In a motion filed in the case pending before Georgia Administrative Law Judge Michael Malihi, attorney Van Irion, representing David P. Weldon, urged the court not to overlook the fact that Obama had been subpoenaed for last week's hearing.more »

Health Care Law
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Seniors navigate health care reform
Green Bay Press GazetteFebruary 9, 2012

H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Area seniors are learning about services and discounts available through the 2010 federal health care reform law, which is set to be challenged next month before the US Supreme Court. A town hall meeting Wednesday at the ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Kim Dotcom Has A Case: Truth Behind Megavideo, Megaupload Indictment
International Business TimesFebruary 2, 2012

All of these things, thrown together in one massive indictment, paint the picture of a man running an organized crime ring like a mafia don, not of a man who created file-sharing sites that can be used for online piracy. Take any of those individual ...more »

Immigration Law
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Police Get Mandatory Immigration Law Enforcement Training
WKRG-TVFebruary 11, 2012

Every certified law enforcement officer in Alabama will be required to attend a four-hour immigration law enforcement course. The mandatory course teaches officers how to enforce the law- which requires officers to verify immigration status on traffic ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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GovSec Delivers Cost-Effective Training for Law Enforcement and First Responders
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

VIENNA, Va., Feb 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GovSec -- the Government Security Conference & Expo featuring the US Law Enforcement Conference & Expo -- will help prepare law enforcement and first responders to address the challenges they face as the ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Dispute between Teamsters, Red Cross may lead to Valentine's Day strike in ...
News-Herald.comFebruary 3, 2012

By Rachel Jackson A blood collections union and the agency that distributes the blood are preparing to square off over a contractual dispute. Teamsters Local 507 in Cleveland this week notified the American Red Cross Northern Ohio Blood Services Region ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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DESSELLE v. ACADIAN AMBULANCE SERVICE, INC.
Leagle.comFebruary 2, 2012

... of a preliminary injunction prohibiting it from collecting, or attempting to collect, an amount in excess of the reimbursement rate contracted with certain health insurance providers pending litigation of a related class action certification.more »

Animal Law
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Got protest? Music mogul Simmons mad over milk
Wall Street JournalFebruary 9, 2012

Simmons, a vegan who has taken on several animal rights causes with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, says milk from cows is less healthy than milk from rice, almonds or soy. He tells The Associated Press he knows dairy is big business in ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Enterprise Translation Leader MultiLing Continues Expansion with New Utah ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)February 2, 2012

PROVO, Utah--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--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 finalized an ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Lawyer Hutton represents big names in pro sports
Minnesota DailyFebruary 8, 2012

Former Gophers receiver Lee Hutton now works as an attorney at a major entertainment and sports law firm, Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, PA He is representing Kris Humphries in his pending divorce from Kim Kardashian. By Sam Gordon It's hard to ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Disabled whites to be excluded from BBBEE - Solidarity
PoliticswebFebruary 7, 2012

White people with disabilities will be completely kicked out of affirmative action processes, trade union Solidarity said today. According to Solidarity, the latest proposed amendments to the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act (BBBEE Act) will ...more »

Hillsboro Aviation Makes Purchase to Grow Bell Service
Helicopter Association InternationalFebruary 12, 2012

To expand its parts sales capabilities and its support of Bell medium helicopters, Hillsboro Aviation has purchased the tooling and equipment of the Heli-Trade Corporation and is offering for sale its complete line of parts, Bell 205 fuselages and STCs ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Property Clinic
Irish TimesFebruary 9, 2012

A IN THE majority of cases a tenant will have a fixed-term lease under the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 (RTA 2004). The landlord is obliged under this Act to register this tenancy with the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB).more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Calif. city is recovering from bankruptcy
CBS NewsFebruary 5, 2012

The process was bankruptcy. Foreclosures were up. Tax revenues down. The city still reeling after the Navy abandoned a shipyard there. Eighty-percent of the city budget was its ballooning payroll. "You're overpaid and your pensions are too big.more »

Litigation
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While many claims are dismissed, judges rule NC redistricting litigation can ...
The RepublicFebruary 6, 2012

GARY D. ROBERTSON AP RALEIGH, NC — A three-judge panel says a pair of lawsuits challenging North Carolina's new boundaries for congressional and legislative seats can move forward. The Superior Court judges on Monday declined to dismiss more than half ...more »

Business Law
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Business Law: Matthew Cameron of Ashton KCJ warns of pitfalls when buying ...
East Anglian Daily TimesFebruary 2, 2012

IF YOU are considering buying, or indeed already own, a property abroad, there are a number of questions which need to be addressed, particularly concerning your will and succession planning. Rules of succession differ from country to country, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Charlie Morgan, Lesbian Service Member With Cancer, Asks John Boehner To Stop ...
Huffington PostFebruary 1, 2012

Charlie Morgan, left, and Karen at an October event of gays openly serving in the military. WASHINGTON -- A lesbian National Guardsman -- who is fighting Stage IV breast cancer and who fears time is running out for overturning the Defense of Marriage ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Crime-fund surplus sought for Virginia's child exploitation fight
Washington TimesFebruary 8, 2012

A 2010 law imposed an additional $10 fee for every criminal conviction in the state to fund the state's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces and law enforcement efforts. But the revenue generated by the law has exceeded a $1.8 million ...more »

Personal Injury
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Baltimore Personal Injury Law Firm Discepolo LLP Plans to Take on Transvaginal ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)February 1, 2012

To say that personal injury lawyer Don Discepolo, founding partner of Baltimore law firm Discepolo LLP, is bothered by the medical device industry's inability to put public safety above personal gain would be an understatement, says the Maryland ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Home > Constitutional Law > How The Litigation Over California's Anti-Same-Sex ...
Justia VerdictFebruary 6, 2012

How The Litigation Over California's Anti-Same-Sex-Marriage Prop. 8 Gave Rise to a First Amendment Fight As readers likely know, Proposition 8—“Prop. 8” for short—is a California initiative that purported to amend the state's constitution to prohibit ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Sweeping anti-abortion bills facing hurdles
Arizona Capitol TimesFebruary 16, 2012

The measure is being pushed by the Center for Arizona Policy, the influential pro-life group that has successfully gotten other broad regulations passed into law over the past several years. Deborah Sheasby, CAP legal counsel, said that the bill was ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Developing Resources, Ignoring Poverty: Why the Cardin-Lugar Amendment Matters
JustmeansFebruary 22, 2012

If the agency misses the deadline, the world's poor will suffer On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. A response to the recession, Dodd-Frank is a major piece financial ...more »

Real Estate Law
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A New Alternative For Real Estate Investors
ForbesFebruary 2, 2012

Over 50 years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation that enabled small investors to make investments in large-scale, significant income-producing real estate. This law, named the REIT Act, combined the attributes of mutual funds and ...more »

Sandra Shoupe-Gorga opens Scottsdale practice
AZ Central.comFebruary 2, 2012

By John McLean, Arizona Business Gazette | azcentral.com Sandra Shoupe-Gorga has opened a private law practice in Scottsdale. She focuses in municipal liability, employment law, tort litigation, sports law and commercial litigation.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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Working group considers changes to defending the poor
Lancaster Eagle GazetteFebruary 27, 2012

AP COLUMBUS -- An Ohio working group considering changes in how defense lawyers are provided for the poor has drafted a proposal that would shift the financial responsibility from counties to the state during a five-year period.more »

Tax time proves taxing on wallet
Enid News & EagleFebruary 1, 2012

Of course, when the IRS is the agency conducting the poll, what other answer could you give? What is a bit surprising is the number of people who say you should cheat on your taxes “as much as possible” doubled in 2011, to 8 percent.more »

Queen Elizabeth – studious, stoic and worthy of her diamond jubilee
The GuardianFebruary 6, 2012

One law the Queen must have enjoyed signing was that banning age discrimination. Had she needed to apply for her job back when she was just 25, the selectors might have balked at her age. Sixty years on, she has played a blinder.more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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$25 billion agreement provides homeowner relief, new protections
Coon Rapids ECM PublishersFebruary 9, 2012

President Obama established the interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force to wage an aggressive, coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. The task force includes representatives from a broad range of ...more »

Environmental Law
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APNewsBreak: Wis. GOP candidate got stimulus money
CBS NewsFebruary 2, 2012

And another renewable energy company run by former US Rep. Mark Neumann signed a letter in November urging congressional leaders to keep the incentives flowing. The letter contradicts Neumann's campaign stance calling for the immediate end to the 2009 ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Hawksford has been shortlisted for two national branding awards.
Businesslife.co (press release)February 7, 2012

These include Hawksford Fiduciary, Hawksford Family Office, Hawksford Wills and Probate, Hawksford Funds, Hawksford Employee Solutions, Hawksford Media and Sports, Hawksford Advisory, Hawksford Succession Planning and the company's Swiss offering, ...more »

Family Law
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Putnam man accuses family law judge, staff of mischief
West Virginia RecordFebruary 3, 2012

WINFIELD - A Putnam family law judge and his staff are accused of legally taking more than $10000 from a Scott Depot man to pay for his alleged child support arrearage. William H. "Chip" Watkins is named as a co-defendant in a writ of prohibition filed ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Liberty Mutual Insurance Webinar Highlights Predictive Modeling's Key Role in ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

BOSTON, Feb 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Now even more commercial insurance brokers, agents and buyers can better understand the pivotal role predictive modeling plays in effectively managing the total cost of workers compensation claims through the ...more »

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