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Police investigate city's 39th homicide on New Year's Eve
Global WinnipegJanuary 1, 2012

It's not the way Winnipeg Police hoped to end 2011, investigating the city's 39th homicide of the year. A man was shot and killed inside a house in the 6-hundred block of Selkirk Avenue around 5 am Saturday. "It's supposed to be a new year tomorrow and ...more »

5 Resolutions for a Healthier & Greener 2012
Care2.comJanuary 1, 2012

We know that the big players in agribusiness will dispute this claim, but it makes sense to us. Organic farms tend to have richer, healthier soil than farms that use fossil-fuel derived fertilizer that's constantly being depleted. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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No one speaks at public hearing in Normal
Bloomington PantagraphJanuary 4, 2012

The remaining $9175 will be used for administrative costs such as postage, printing, public notices and development training for staff. The council also approved a bid of $241400 from George Gildner Inc. of Bloomington for construction of a sanitary ...more »

Health Care Law
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Christian health-care sharing grows in popularity
The Augusta ChronicleJanuary 3, 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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Jude Law, Kevin Spacey vie for Whatsonstage awards - Seattle Post Intelligencer
San Francisco Luxury NewsJanuary 3, 2012

LONDON (AP) — There's a Hollywood cast for Britain's Whatsonstage theater awards, with James Earl Jones, Jude Law and Kevin Spacey competing for best actor in a play. Jones is nominated for “Driving Miss Daisy,” Law for “Anna Christie” and Spacey for ...more »

Immigration Law
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Lawsuit, immigration enforcement lead SC new laws
The StateJanuary 1, 2012

... of the law on hold including rules against harboring illegal immigrants and the immigration status checks that police are required to perform. One part of the law that will be enforced is a requirement that businesses check the status of new hires.more »

Industrial Development Law
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Student killed in power protest
GreaterKashmir.comJanuary 2, 2012

Boniyar/Srinagar, Jan 2: A class 12 student was killed and two persons injured on Monday when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel guarding National Hydroelectric Power Corporation projects in Kashmir opened fire on people protesting ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Douglas E Noll Selected as President of the California Dispute Resolution Council
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)January 1, 2012

CDRC has a reputation for integrity, honesty, and knowledge whose opinion is sought by legislators introducing bills involving or affecting alternative dispute resolution. Doug Noll brings skills and expertise in professional mediating and peacemaking, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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The future of US health insurance should be clearer in late June
IFAwebnews.comJanuary 3, 2012

I see little chance insurers will restore that money if the law is killed. Meanwhile, the deadline for states to apply for another key round of federal grants to implement health exchanges, the online shopping center for health insurers required under ...more »

Animal Law
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Farm Teaches Large Animal Rescue
GPBJanuary 4, 2012

By Josephine Bennett Under federal law, states must have evacuation plans not only for people, but also for animals. Hurricane Katrina prompted then-President George Bush to sign the, “Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act” in 2006. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Greater Protection in China?: China's Intellectual Property Rights ...
American University Intellectual Property BriefJanuary 3, 2012

On December 19, 2011, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) issued a report indicating that China's applications for patent, trademark and “international design” protections increased significantly in 2010. A few days later, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Jeff Ashton explains why he's running for state attorney
Sun-SentinelJanuary 1, 2012

Ashton said local defense attorneys, other prosecutors and even civil-litigation lawyers encouraged him to challenge Lamar. By entering the race, 54-year-old Ashton becomes the third Democrat to seek the office of the region's top elected ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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A surreal presidential race
Khaleej TimesJanuary 14, 2012

What kind of country would France be if it abandoned its 35-hour work week, set up an affirmative action programme for its Muslim immigrants, and scaled back its ambitions for Europe as a global political force to more attainable goals? ...more »

Fuel subsidy removal: Panic in aviation sector
Nigerian TribuneJanuary 3, 2012

an air of uncertainty, on Monday, enveloped the country's aviation industry following the sudden removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government with many passengers worried that air fares may be jacked up to between N40, 000 and N55, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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New Radon Law Catches Property Owners By Surprise
WSIL TVJanuary 4, 2012

Wright plans to obey the law, he says if a tenant wants to pay for a radon test that's their prerogative. However, he's still frustrated he found out from our crew, instead of the state. "You would think that if the state goes passing a law they would ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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How Cambridge senators voted on now-languishing bills in 2011
Wicked LocalJanuary 1, 2012

PUT STATE RETIREMENT FUNDS IN LOCAL BANKS (H2036) - Provides that not less than $250 million of the state-administered Pension Reserves Investment Trust (PRIT) funds be invested in local banks that are incorporated in or have their headquarters located ...more »

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Litigation funders may look at Murchison
The AustralianJanuary 3, 2012

But the Chinese are expected to take a hard-nosed commercial approach. In particular, they will want to know whether the Jack Hills magnetite project is likely to be a viable development and, if so, when it is likely to be in production, ...more »

Business Law
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Bob Dyer: 16th annual Bobby Awards announced
Akron Beacon JournalJanuary 1, 2012

THE PERFECT CRIME: A 39-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was arrested after police said he broke into the Tallmadge home of his estranged wife's boyfriend and attacked him with a sledge- hammer. According to the police report, the assailant wore a ski mask ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Readers respond to leaner defense spending
Washington PostJanuary 9, 2012

6 Washington Forum column, “Benefits of a one-war posture,” Michael O'Hanlon stated that events in Iraq and Afghanistan illustrated the “fallacy” that the United States maintained a two-war capacity during Bill Clinton's presidency. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Man sentenced for luring a minor
Grand Forks HeraldJanuary 5, 2012

In fact, he was communicating with an officer with the Grand Forks Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children program. The online chats continued for the next two weeks, becoming increasingly sexual in nature. Swanson told the girl to keep ...more »

Personal Injury
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Pursue your personal injury claim with the experts at Setfords Solicitors
PRundergroundJanuary 26, 2012

The sensitive issue of personal injury has suffered from negative connotations in recent years, with unflattering media portrayals and a handful of unscrupulous companies arguably giving the whole sector a bad name. Pursuing your genuine claim with ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Kentwood commissioner voted out
WOOD-TVJanuary 4, 2012

He cited Michigan constitutional law prohibiting ex post facto law from impairing the obligation of contract. "I spoke about my past. .. I submit that I've done nothing to break those oaths of office," said VerWys. "I have done nothing to cause my ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Taking Stock: Appointments, Promotions, Achievements
Wausau Daily HeraldJanuary 1, 2012

Her practice focuses on claims involving motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice. Habush Habush & Rottier has served Wisconsin as a personal injury law firm for more than 75 years. The firm handles cases from simple auto accidents to complex ...more »

Consumer Protection
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When it doesn't 'ad' up
Calcutta TelegraphJanuary 8, 2012

Pointing out that the flow of misleading ads with unsubstantiated claims continues unabated despite ASCI efforts, the consumer affairs minister has also acknowledged that laws like the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act and the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Law Seeks To Make Civilian Employment Easier For Vets
KKTV 11 NewsJanuary 2, 2012

For example, veterans can now use their training from the armed forces to apply for licensing to be a real estate or insurance agent. In the past, state licensing requirements disregarded military training and experience. For a list of all other laws...more »

Year of the Oops: 2011 Was Spent in Reverse
Wall Street JournalJanuary 2, 2012

The 31000-member Machinists union at Boeing Co. last month approved a contract extension, settling one of the biggest labor disputes in recent years. The deal ended opposition to a new nonunion plant in South Carolina. The National Labor Relations ...more »

Sports Law
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ESPN still contends Ohio State violated state public record laws
Gant DailyJanuary 3, 2012

Columbus, OH, United States (AHN Sports) – An attorney for ESPN contends that despite recent actions, Ohio State violated Ohio public record laws over several public records involving the recent scandal in the football program. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Marine accused of losing control in war crime
WGMEJanuary 9, 2012

5, 2012 file photo, United States Marine Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich arrives at a court room at Camp Pendleton with lead defense attorney Neal Puckett in Camp Pendeton, Calif. Opening arguments in Wuterich's will be Monday, Jan. ...more »

FIRST ON 3: IRS hits Navassa with $35k penalty
WWAY NewsChannel 3January 13, 2012

NAVASSA, NC (WWAY) -- The IRS has issued a nearly $35000 fine to the Town of Navassa. When reached by phone this morning, Mayor Eulis Willis said the council has not yet talked about the penalty, but it does have the town's lawyer working on it. ...more »

J.T. and Dale talk jobs: Being set up to be fired? Know laws, your rights ...
Arizona Daily StarJanuary 10, 2012

SCOTT: Exactly. For example, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act is a federal law that prohibits an employer from terminating an employee based on age. Anyone age 40 and over is protected. Also, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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New Hire Roundup: SEC Welcomes Norberg; Fleming Joins FINRA Board
AdvisorOneJanuary 19, 2012

The SEC announced Tuesday that Jane A. Norberg has been appointed as deputy chief of the Office of the Whistleblower, which oversees the agency's whistleblower program, established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. She ...more »

Environmental Law
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Put these 10 stories on your radar this year
News & ObserverJanuary 1, 2012

Enthusiasts are eager to tap into an estimated four-decade supply of the clean-burning domestic fuel as an alternative to using dirty coal or imported oil. This state sits atop a 1400-square-mile deposit of natural gas trapped in prehistoric shale rock ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Why boomer widows are financially at risk
ReutersJanuary 20, 2012

Make sure all accounts are jointly held, for instance, so assets aren't walled off and subject to a lengthy probate process. "I know of one couple where the husband had a heart attack while packing for an anniversary cruise," says Korb. ...more »

Family Law
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Washington's campaign-finance disclosures rightly upheld
The Seattle TimesJanuary 3, 2012

Family PAC, the group originally formed to oppose passage of the same-sex unions law in 2009, argued that the disclosure rule interfered with its freedom of speech under the First Amendment. In the opinion by Judge Raymond Fisher, the three-judge court ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' Compensation Rehabilitation Certification Standards for Canadian ...
PR Web (press release)January 6, 2012

A new credential for Canadian physiotherapists and assistants, occupational therapists and assistants and athletic trainers who care for workers' compensation patients has been established to certify professionals in these fields. ...more »


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