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Ian Blair: Assisted dying needs a change of heart
The IndependentJanuary 1, 2012

What is their position in relation to the law in this regard?" Healthcare professionals are caught between the nebulous state of the law and a presumed duty of confidentiality to the patient. This snapshot of evidence received by the commission on the ...more »

YEAR IN REVIEW: Bustling again - Pro's Ranch Market reinvigorates El Paseo ...
Las Cruces Sun-NewsJanuary 1, 2012

The Anchorage-based Alaska Structures, which makes shelters for the military as well as commercial customers, originally moved into the location at 301 Rea Blvd., when it also started to lease 100000 square feet at the previously empty building at 8500 ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Bridgeport Council to weigh charter, salary issues
Ct PostJanuary 2, 2012

The council meeting will take place Tuesday at 7 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall, to be preceded at 6 pm by a public hearing on this and other agenda items. The mayor's proposal could affect the salaries of about 80 nonunion mayoral appointees. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Christian health-care sharing grows in popularity
The Augusta ChronicleJanuary 2, 2012

The radio spots advertise the fact that Medi-Share members are exempt from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the new health-care law that requires most Americans who can afford it to purchase insurance by Jan. 1, 2014, or pay fees. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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TN lawyers being disciplined more often for theft
The TennesseanJanuary 6, 2012

And some attorneys are taking money from clients and then closing shop without performing the legal services they were paid to do. "Some lawyers are just abandoning their practices because they can't make their business model work, and they're not ...more »

Immigration Law
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High court rules legal immigrants must be enrolled in health program, at cost ...
The Boston GlobeJanuary 6, 2012

The court, in a unanimous decision written by Justice Robert Cordy, recognized the financial burden but said money could not factor in the ruling. “If the plaintiffs' right to equal protection of the laws has been violated … then it is our duty to say ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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'90% of motorists carry fake insurance papers'
The NationJanuary 1, 2012

Now, the local content allows much money to flow into the industry locally instead of the capital flight experience we used to have. With the inflow of foreign exchange (forex) and new accounts in oil and gas as a result of the Cabotage Act, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Group's chief strives to professionalize coaching
Tribune ReviewJanuary 1, 2012

By Chris Posti, FOR THE PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW On top of being current president of the International Coach Federation, Ed Modell is a former lawyer, a professional mediator and a certified professional coach specializing in conflict resolution...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Session preview: Insurance issues take backseat
WJXT JacksonvilleJanuary 6, 2012

But then claims and litigation skyrocketed as attorneys for motorists and heath care providers wrangled with insurance companies over payment. "We believe there are some straightforward, fraud fighting fixes that will help the system and help the ...more »

Animal Law
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Proposed Palm Beach County circus ban faces state hurdles
Sun-SentinelJanuary 3, 2012

By Andy Reid, Sun Sentinel Palm Beach County can't keep the circus from coming to town, according to a legal review ordered by the County Commission. Animal rights activists in December called for the commission to ban wild animal acts they said ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Cinpres: Huf Acquires Extended Gas Injection Licenses
Business Wire (press release)January 7, 2012

MIDDLEWICH, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global automotive supplier Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst has extended its intellectual property licenses in gas injection following the partnership agreement between Maximator and Cinpres Gas Injection. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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2011's wild ride includes controversy, successes
Bonner County Daily BeeJanuary 1, 2012

Bonner County Commission Chairman Cornel Rasor spearheaded the formation of the council to advise elected officials and departments on matters involving private property rights. The council withstood review from the Idaho Attorney General's office, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Line Up or Line Out Filipinos for Supervisor
AsianWeekJanuary 5, 2012

THE DECIDERS: The district will depend on how nine redistricting commissioners weigh in, including APAs – Vice Chair Jenny Lam of Chinese for Affirmative Action, Myong Leigh of the SF Unified School District and Mondejar of the Filipina Women's Network ...more »

Students get insight into aviation industry
Gulf TimesJanuary 2, 2012

The training programme, named Ascent to Excellence, provided an overview of the airline industry, interaction with the senior management, and the opportunity to visit one of the global aviation industry's most exciting projects – the New Doha ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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What kind of landlord you want to be? How to cut out the middleman and save money
This is MoneyJanuary 6, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) also recommends providing tenants with carbon monoxide alarms and similarly, the National Landlords' Association (NLA) says that while fitting a smoke alarm is not a legal requirement, it is 'a must'. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Small cases are big business in California courtrooms
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 2, 2012

Lawyers often do better financially than their clients. Many other states apply stricter judicial standards. Last month, in a ruling that seemed to draw a line on frivolous actions, the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a Los ...more »

Litigation
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On the Move
Sioux Falls Argus LeaderJanuary 4, 2012

... Law-Employers; Gregg Greenfield in the areas of Corporate Law, Environmental Law and Real Estate Law; Roger Sudbeck in the areas of Medical Malpractice-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, and Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants; ...more »

Business Law
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Abortion, immigration changes among new 2012 laws
Glens Falls Post-StarJanuary 2, 2012

A federal judge last week blocked parts of the law that would have required police to check the immigration status of criminal suspects or people stopped for traffic violations they think might be in the country illegally, and that would have made it a ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Odd military trivia
Toronto SunJanuary 5, 2012

Apparently, the youngest American in the Second World War was 12-year-old Calvin Graham who joined the US Navy and was wounded and dishonourably discharged for lying about his age, until an Act of Congress restored his benefits. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Child porn task force searches home of ET employee
Eagle TribuneJanuary 6, 2012

SALEM, NH — A police task force that investigates child pornography seized computer equipment from a Mascoma Road home last night. The New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, with the help of Salem police, executed a search warrant ...more »

Personal Injury
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Hugh Howerton Has Been Voted One of the TOP 100 Texas Trial Lawyers
PR Web (press release)January 4, 2012

Hugh Howerton is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been awarded an "AV" rating by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. An "AV" rating is the highest rating awarded for both legal skill ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Tens of Thousands Protest New Constitution in Hungary
Voice of AmericaJanuary 2, 2012

The Fidesz party won a two-thirds majority in 2010 elections and has rewritten a large portion of the law. Critics fear the new constitution, which went into effect on January 1, curbs constitutional court powers, threatens the media and ends judicial ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Church, State, and Caliphate: A Snapshot of Santorum's America
Blogcritics.org (blog)January 4, 2012

Your trust will be completely broken and then there is only one option left in front of you is to hire the services of a medical malpractice lawyer New York who can claim the compensation against the medical professional who has treated you with wrong ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Policy against misleading ads in the offing
Zee NewsJanuary 7, 2012

He was speaking at the workshop organised by the Ministry and Consumer Education and Research Centre (CERC). "The Consumer Protection Act has a provision that the state or the central government can file a complaint on behalf of any consumer, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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William P. Carey, Leader in Commercial Real Estate, Dies at 81
New York TimesJanuary 7, 2012

The sale-leaseback is a form of financing in which a company sells its property for cash while remaining as a tenant under a long-term lease it signs with the buyer. It is often used by companies that are having trouble obtaining traditional financing. ...more »

Meritor Announces Sale of St. Priest, France, Manufacturing Operation to ...
PR Newswire (press release)January 2, 2012

This release contains statements relating to future results of the company (including certain projections and business trends) that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. ...more »

Sports Law
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For Sugar Bowl committee members, it's more hard work than glamour
NOLA.comJanuary 1, 2012

Last March current Sugar Bowl president and federal district Judge Lance Africk created a committee to make sure the organization is in full compliance with IRS regulations. In September the HBO program “Real Sports” reported that the Sugar Bowl ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Catholic priest's defense to target gambling
Las Vegas Review-JournalJanuary 2, 2012

In October, those fears were realized when McAuliffe and federal prosecutors agreed to a deal. McAuliffe pleaded guilty to the mail fraud charges for sending falsified financial documents across state lines to the San Francisco Archdiocese. ...more »

Firing At Anti-Poverty Agency Bares Claims Of Funding Misuse
Hartford CourantJanuary 28, 2012

State Auditors Robert Ward and John Geragosian confirmed Friday that their office spent months investigating a complaint filed last April by a "whistleblower" about alleged misuse of grant funds by CRT, and that they had referred it to state Attorney...more »

Hungarians rally over constitution
Telegraph.co.ukJanuary 3, 2012

Human rights groups have expressed concerns about lifetime prison sentences without the possibility for parole for violent crimes and a ban on discrimination that does not specifically mention age or sexual orientation. The law's protection of the life ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Sarah Haley Selected For "2011's Awesome Attorneys"
MarketWatch (press release)January 6, 2012

Sarah Haley is the Founder and President of The Haley Law Group, LLC Ms. Haley provides wealth transfer, estate, tax and asset protection planning services to meet the complex planning needs of the Firm's clients. Ms. Haley's tax and estate planning ...more »

Environmental Law
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Whose Priorities Will Be Trump in 2012?
Agri-PulseJanuary 2, 2012

Two national groups-Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association-filed suit in 2009 and asserted that the California law violates the Commerce Clause by seeking to regulate farming and ethanol production practices in other states. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Cumbrian man loses inheritance bid
The Co-operativeJanuary 19, 2012

Although an unfortunate situation, the case illustrates the importance of ensuring that the proper provisions are left in wills to provide for the future. To protect against challenges of probate, writing a memorandum can also help to protect the ...more »

Family Law
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Family priority 2012: Turn back liberalised booze laws
VoxyJanuary 1, 2012

Family First NZ has released its annual list of the top family issues to be tackled, and heading the list for 2012 is turning back NZ's liberalised alcohol laws. "So many of New Zealand's social problems have been fuelled by our binge drinking culture ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Dane Street announces Dr. William Hopper as new National Medical Director of ...
MarketWatch (press release)January 10, 2012

Dane Street is a Medical Review company providing Peer Reviews to the Workers Compensation, Disability, Pharmacy, Group Health and Auto market segments. Our nationwide panel of active-practice, board-certified health care professionals consists of more ...more »

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