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Why it's best to spend 2012 between the covers
The IndependentJanuary 1, 2012

The latter should be a real treat for Jacobson's fans: it is set in doomed literary London and stars a downtrodden protagonist with a highly strung, red-haired wife and a deeply troubling mother-in-law.... Attica Locke's The Cutting Season (Serpent's ...more »

How an estate plan can minimize taxes, avoid probate and ensure a smooth ...
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

But creating a plan isn't enough; you have to revisit it to ensure it remains relevant, says Steven C. Hartstein, CPA, JD, a partner in the Tax Planning & Preparation Department at Skoda Minotti. “When it comes to estate planning to protect your ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Leagle.comJanuary 2, 2012

... Mittner and Nguyen had not produced sufficient evidence to establish grounds for equitable tolling or waiver of the administrative exhaustion requirement under 42 USC § 405(g), and that the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at issue was not biased. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Donald B. Mark, Esq.: Health care power of attorney
Gloucester County Times - NJ.comJanuary 1, 2012

If an elderly or disabled individual wants to appoint another individual to act as his or her health care representative, then it is extremely important to consider a Health Care Power of Attorney that complies with HIPAA. The Health Care Power of...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Public helped law enforcement nab 92 fugitives in 2011
TheNewsTribune.comJanuary 1, 2012

Just two weeks ago, Jeffrey Curtis Talbott-Jones was sought by Benton County sheriff's deputies for second-degree escape and two warrants for failing to appear in court. The 31-year-old Kennewick man was featured in a Crime Stoppers bulletin Dec. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Bill takes aim at illegal immigrants
Columbia Daily TribuneJanuary 9, 2012

By Rudi Keller A state senator who wants Missouri's anti-immigration laws to mirror measures passed in Alabama and Arizona is stirring up a fight with advocates for refugees and other foreigners. The bill is designed to deter illegal immigrants from ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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In 2012: Will Nigeria's Maritime Industry Sail Through?
Leadership NewspapersJanuary 1, 2012

The need to develop shipping manpower, curb growing piracy and sea robbery on Nigerian waters and ensuring empowerment of indigenous shippers through the Cabotage law may make top priority list of issues to be addressed in Nigeria's maritime industry...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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AT&T to Compensate TiVo to Resolve Patent Disagreement – NASDAQ:TIVO
Galaxy StocksJanuary 4, 2012

AT&T Inc has decided to pay TiVo Inc a minimum of $215 million and extra monthly licensing fees to resolve a patent violation dispute associated to recording live TV. TiVo, whose brand is identical with a digital video recorders, has turned to ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Breast implants litigation begins in France
Business InsuranceJanuary 1, 2012

Kevin Timms, a trainee solicitor at Garden House Solicitors, a plaintiff law firm in Hertford, England, said his firm has filed a group action representing 27 claimants against 13 clinics. The firm is not pursuing PIP because implant manufacturer does ...more »

Animal Law
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More than 60 animals abused, neglected
KXRMJanuary 9, 2012

Animal Law Enforcement officers with Pueblo Animal Services (PAS) seized more than 60 animals Friday who were living in conditions that one PAS employee said were among the worst he had ever seen. PAS officials said three horses were dead when they ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Document Security Systems Hires ipCapital Group to Support Intellectual...
Sacramento BeeJanuary 11, 2012

"I had the opportunity recently to read through DSS's patent portfolio and to understand the unique business model of digital printing security," said John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman, ipCapital Group, Inc. "A strategy for protection and ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Tanzania weathers diplomatic and legal crisis by reversing EADB $137m ruling
East AfricanJanuary 1, 2012

In a decision that was as much a vindication of the regional lender and Tanzania's judiciary as it was an indictment of opportunistic litigation, the Court of Appeal on December 28 ruled in favour of EADB, quashing a High Court order that had directed ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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'I do not have anything to do with the AAG': Supa Mandiwanzira
Bulawayo24January 4, 2012

by Staff reporter Former Affirmative Action Group (AAG) president Supa Mandiwanzira says he no longer has anything to do with AAG. On Monday, self imposed AAG "life president," Phillip Chiyangwa was quoted in the media saying the AAG had set up an ...more »

AvGas: Aviation Gasoline/Aircraft Fuel Properties and Use
Decoded ScienceJanuary 1, 2012

A piston-powered airplane uses Avgas, short for aviation gasoline, as aircraft fuel to power its internal combustion engines. Flight efficiency, operating cost, and the very safety of the passengers, depend on the quality of the fuel with which the ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Metro homeowners, renters seek crackdown on shoddy rental properties
Detroit Free PressJanuary 5, 2012

Tough rules give tenants leverage. Galloway said he has successfully argued in court that failure to have a required landlord license negates the lease. The difficulty comes when a tenant wants to remain in the house and fight the landlord, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Is Obama Waging War on Texas? Dewhurst Give Credit Where It Is Due I Did It!
Burnt Orange ReportJanuary 1, 2012

The author claims the credit rating was based on bad math calculations by the Obama Administration; however, memories are short and I wrote a valid justified complaint to the Office of the Inspector General April 2009 with concerns that the Tea Party ...more »

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Taking aim at the BCS: Utah attorney general plans lawsuit
San Francisco Luxury NewsJanuary 3, 2012

“But I think, on balance, at this point going into the litigation, I think the BCS would be favored.” For nearly three years — since an undefeated University of Utah was denied a shot at the national title, trouncing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl instead ...more »

Business Law
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New State Laws Take Effect Jan. 1
Patch.comJanuary 2, 2012

Credit CC/Flickr: Mira Hartford If you work for a company that has 50 or more employees and you currently don't get paid sick time, starting Jan. 1 chances are very good that you'll start getting it. A new state law that takes effect New Year's Day in ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Michael O'Hanlon: Benefits of a one-war posture
Capital Times (blog)January 8, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's new strategic guidance, unveiled Thursday, moves in this direction, stating that the future US military “will be capable of defeating a major act of aggression in one theater while denying the objectives of — or ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Nation's No. 1 computer scam hits Windsor-Essex
Windsor StarJanuary 3, 2012

It has been reported that instead, they have installed malicious software to capture sensitive data such as banking user names and passwords, bank account information and personal identity information. The virus scam has become a national investigation ...more »

Personal Injury
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Claim Today Solicitors to Run Attack Ads Over No Win No Fee Changes
Stock Markets ReviewJanuary 2, 2012

Top personal injury firm Claim Today Solicitors will launch a radical marketing campaign this January that will attack planned government changes to the legal system that they say will drastically reduce ordinary people's access to justice during 2012. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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ACLU Sues to Stop Michigan Law That Ends Public Employer Same-Sex Partner Benefits
Metro WeeklyJanuary 5, 2012

Richard Snyder (R) today to stop enforcement of the state's new law that prohibits some public entities from offering health coverage to their employees' domestic partners, arguing that the law is the "the result and expression of discriminatory animus ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Church, State, and Caliphate: A Snapshot of Santorum's America (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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Why Obama's recess battle really matters
Chicago TribuneJanuary 11, 2012

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created in July 2010 by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in response to the 2008 economic meltdown. Although that disaster followed decades of deregulation, Senate Republicans ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Law firm to open Alton office
Alton TelegraphJanuary 9, 2012

Long's prior law practice was focused on commercial and business law, including business formation or reorganization, purchase or sale of businesses, contract work, leases and real estate and general business planning. Sandberg, Phoenix and von Gontard ...more »

Huawei fought the lawmakers (and the law won)
TeleGeographyJanuary 5, 2012

The law, prohibits the US government from 'entering into or renewing a contract with a company that exports sensitive telecommunications technology to Iran'. The letter to Clinton has now been released by the office of Sue Myrick, a North Carolina ...more »

Sports Law
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2012: The Bain attacks begin
msnbc.comJanuary 7, 2012

GINGRICH: NBC's Ali Weinberg reports that Gingrich's campaign told NBC that it would soon run an ad in South Carolina hitting Romney over the Planned Parenthood provision in the Massachusetts health care law. And he even went after Romney on this: "He ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Wayne County: Contracts often begin before commission approves them
Detroit Free PressJanuary 2, 2012

Other companies referenced in grand jury subpoenas, including Strategic Staffing Solutions, Henry Ford Health Systems and the Clark Hill law firm, all have received retroactive contracts in recent years. Ficano's spokesman Pat Dostine acknowledges the ...more »

Tax lawyers question Gingrich's 2010 return
USA TODAYJanuary 23, 2012

After reviewing the 2010 federal tax return Gingrich released last week, the tax experts said he may have left himself open to an IRS challenge. "That could be the type of return that would be flagged for an audit," said one of the experts, ...more »

Omnicare, Los Angeles Dodgers, Renault, Saudi Binladen Group in Court News
BloombergJanuary 12, 2012

Litigation Departments Ex-Sullivan & Cromwell Lawyer Gets 28 Months for Tax Crime John J. O'Brien, a former partner with the New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP who specialized in corporate mergers and acquisitions, was sentenced to 28 months in ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Draft law will protect IDF soldiers who refuse to hear women sing
HaaretzJanuary 13, 2012

A member of an IDF entertainment troupe singing during a performance in Rishon Letzion in 2007. The bill authorizes the Military Rabbinate to rule on points of Jewish religious law and also stipulates the protection of religious freedom for non-Jews ...more »

Environmental Law
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Yearender: DoE managed the unmanageable in 2011
Inquirer.netJanuary 2, 2012

But critics of this administration pointed out that the DoE was not able to deliver the goods last year, failing to implement the law to the letter, much to the detriment of certain sectors. Dissenting quarters noted that, for one, the renewable energy...more »

Wills & Probate
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Executor's job 'big and thankless'
Calgary HeraldJanuary 2, 2012

Accounts are a detailed statement of all of the money collected and paid out during estate administration. Each beneficiary was asked to approve the accounts before the money would be sent out. Some of them dragged their heels. ...more »

Family Law
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James Island family turns over 2-year-old girl following court order
Charleston Post CourierJanuary 1, 2012

At attorney for the Cherokee Nation argued that the adoption failed to comply with notice requirements under the Indian Child Welfare Act, a 1978 law designed to preserve Native American families. Court records note that Brown is an enrolled member of ...more »

Workers Compensation
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2012 Brings Minimum Wage Increase, Unemployment And Worker's Comp Changes
NorthEscambia.comJanuary 1, 2012

The new year brought changes in Florida for both unemployment compensation and the worker's comp rate paid by employers. Florida's 26-week maximum unemployment benefit period changed Sunday to a sliding scale that ranges from 12 weeks to 23-weeks, ...more »


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