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Kelly Borth: How a trademark can build product differentiation
Smart Business NetworkJanuary 1, 2012

An attorney who specializes in trademark law can best guide you on securing a trademark or you can go to the aforementioned website and manage the registration process yourself. The good news is it as long as there are not any complications, ...more »

IG: Strengthen mechanism to beat domestic violence
Times of IndiaJanuary 1, 2012

INDORE: A workshop on Domestic Violence Act was organized here on Saturday. Inaugurating the event, inspector general (IG) of Indore range Anuradha Shankar emphasised the need to strengthen various mechanisms to overcome domestic violence, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Windsor Locks Fires Police Sgt. Robert Koistinen
Hartford CourantJanuary 12, 2012

... following a disciplinary hearing the night before when it considered acting Chief Chester DeGray's recommendation that Koistinen receive a 90-day suspension and be demoted to a patrolman. Koistinen has been on paid administrative leave, ...more »

Health Care Law
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George Washington sharpens focus on health care policy
The National Law JournalJanuary 30, 2012

George Washington University Law School plans to launch a health care law and policy program next fall. The school has received $1 million from an anonymous donor to kick-start the program and is attempting to raise an additional $4 million, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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George Lucas says he wants to retire from making blockbusters
TheCelebrityCafe.comJanuary 18, 2012

However, he is still working on a fifth Indiana Jones film, which will act as a last hurrah. “Once [Red Tails] is finished, he's done everything he's ever wanted to do,” Rick McCallum said. McCallum has acted as producer on practically all of Lucas' ...more »

Immigration Law
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Exploitive rent demands 'a norm' for newcomers
Toronto StarJanuary 30, 2012

Nicholas Keung Immigration Reporter Rafiqul Islam paid his landlord $8600 of rent upfront for a bachelor apartment in Mississauga. Unaware of tenants' rights under Ontario law, new immigrants like Islam are being asked by landlords to pay as much as a ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Oil sector reforms: Dawn of long-awaited transformation new investments.
BusinessDayJanuary 23, 2012

However, the outlook for the industry this year seems bleak if the Petroleum Industry Bill is not passed into law amid ongoing probe of the fuel subsidy regime, writes ALEXANDER CHIEJINA. The recent six days old strike called upon by the Nigeria Labour...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Conservation easement disputes going to court
Pueblo ChieftainJanuary 6, 2012

DENVER — Land donors have been quick to turn to district court to resolve their disputed conservation easements since a new law gave them that option. According to a report by the Colorado Department of Revenue, 75 percent of the 615 easements it is ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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MoverS & Shakers
Hartford BusinessJanuary 8, 2012

O'Neill also is in the Hartford Litigation Department where she is involved in employment, legal malpractice, health care, energy, product liability and construction matters. Klein is in the Business and Finance Department in Stamford, ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal shelter mandate rewards shelters that kill most animals?
Los Angeles TimesJanuary 26, 2012

After taking heat from animal activists, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is defending its push to repeal a state law that lengthened the amount of time animal shelters must hold stray and abandoned pets before euthanizing them.more »

Intellectual Property
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The 'Stop Online Piracy Act' explained
SBSJanuary 17, 2012

The SOPA legislation also requires US-based payment services, like PayPal, or American advertisers, to stop doing business with foreign sites that are found to be “dedicated to infringing activities.” In addition, the bill requires internet service ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Reliance On Counsel Defense Waives Work Product And Attorney-Client Privilege ...
JD Supra (press release)January 30, 2012

In litigation, the work-product doctrine and the attorney-client privilege protect materials and communications from discovery by an adversary in litigation. The work-product doctrine excludes from discovery materials prepared in anticipation of ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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South Africa, a planet for dark people in Mercedes-Benzes
News24January 12, 2012

More recently, the country has become so bizarre in its zealous pursuit of multiculturalism and affirmative action that some days one feels as if this must be another planet where normal terrestrial principles no longer apply. ...more »

WWII hero Kuroki enters Neb. Aviation Hall of Fame
Kearney HubJanuary 27, 2012

KEARNEY - The Nebraska Aviation Council has inducted World War II hero Ben Kuroki into the Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame. Kuroki, 94, was born in Cozad and grew up in Hershey. After the Pearl Harbor attack that pulled the US into WWII, Kuroki tried to ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Landlord can't decline to put both tenants on lease
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleJanuary 28, 2012

They both want to be on the lease, and the landlord doesn't like that, either. I think he just doesn't approve of unmarried couples living together — a very old fashioned idea in my book. Answer: The New York state fair housing law requires a landlord ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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RI senator: Scrap Central Falls parking ban
Boston.comJanuary 9, 2012

Elizabeth Crowley said it should be up to the elected City Council to approve such an ordinance -- not the retired judge shepherding the insolvent city through bankruptcy proceedings. "I want it to be scrapped," Crowley told The Associated Press. ...more »

Litigation
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Job watch: Shipping litigation
The LawyerJanuary 30, 2012

“Shipping litigation's a very discrete and specialised area of the law. Should you have a good background in this area from a recognisable City firm, it's likely you'll be in high demand,” he says. “Doing proper due diligence with the help of a ...more »

Business Law
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Complying With Brazil's Consumer Protecting Code
JD Supra (press release)January 31, 2012

ADVERTISING The CPC covers prohibitions against false advertising and omitting relevant consumer information, in addition to regulating the way suppliers convey information to consumers. It imposes significant penalties for noncompliance.more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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New West Virginia website to link returning military with jobs, education ...
The RepublicJanuary 14, 2012

West Virginia is creating a website to help veterans shift back into civilian life after returning home from military service. The website provides links to services for employment, health care, training and education, benefits and family resources. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Anonymous And The War Over The Internet
Huffington PostJanuary 30, 2012

19, the US Department of Justice website vanished from the Internet. Anyone attempting to visit it to report a crime or submit a complaint received a message saying the site was unable to load. More websites disappeared in rapid succession.more »

Personal Injury
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California Personal Injury Attorney James Ballidis Featured in New 'Champions ...
Sacramento BeeJanuary 30, 2012

30, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- James Ballidis, a prominent personal injury attorney, is a featured author in the newly released book "Champions: Knockout Strategies For Health, Wealth, and Success From Today's Leading Experts," which has already reached ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Denver Appeals Court Upholds Military Impostor Law
ABC NewsJanuary 27, 2012

The 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a federal law making it illegal to lie about being a war hero is constitutional and making false statements is not always protected free speech. The ruling by a three-judge panel of the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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LocumMatch.com Offers Professional Help To Locum Tenens And Locum Staffing ...
Connectus.net (press release)January 30, 2012

Physicians or nurses who are interested in earning extra income and are excited about traveling can easily start working a locum tenen job and have their malpractice, housing, and travel costs all provided for. The time-period of the typical locum ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Helpline for consumers launched
Khaleej TimesJanuary 17, 2012

The free toll number facility launched by the Consumer Guidance Society of India (CGSI) to mark the completion of 25 years of the Consumer Protection Act can also be used to register complaint of dead telephone calls and resultant excessive bills. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Lawyer barred from probe
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionJanuary 28, 2012

By Jaime Sarrio The top attorney for Atlanta Public Schools has been restricted from dealing with matters related to the cheating investigation because of her connection to former Superintendent Beverly Hall. Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com Sharron ...more »

Irwin Mitchell strengthens contract dispute team
Place North WestJanuary 5, 2012

The national law firm has appointed Emma Giles to its property and commercial litigation department in Manchester. Giles joins from Walker Smith Way in Chester, where she specialised in dealing with professional negligence disputes on behalf of lenders ...more »

Sports Law
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Travis Leach Starts New Sports And Entertainment Legal Practice At Jennings ...
Business InsiderJanuary 31, 2012

We engaged in a lively discussion regarding Collective Bargaining Agreements in the “Big 4″ sports as well as sports agent regulation. At the time, Leach was Co-chair of Phoenix, Arizona law firm Snell & Wilmer LLP's Sports and Entertainment Industry ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Defense attacks ballot probe roots
Albany Times UnionJanuary 27, 2012

By KENNETH C. CROWE II, Staff writer TROY — A State Police investigator's probe of ballot fraud allegations concerning certain Democratic operatives was attacked Thursday in Rensselaer County Court by a defense attorney.more »

Handler Thayer Tax Alert
MarketWatch (press release)January 27, 2012

27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- IRS Announces New Voluntary Disclosure Program for Offshore Accounts and Assets On January 9, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") reopened an Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative ("OVDI") to give US ...more »

Area discrimination lawsuit moves forward as Senate considers changes to law
Southeast MissourianJanuary 26, 2012

By Melissa Miller ~ Southeast Missourian A local sexual harassment case that will now go before a jury highlights Missouri's workplace discrimination laws as the state Senate debates changes to the law. The Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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JERSEY CITY BRIEFS
The Hudson ReporterJanuary 29, 2012

... that [the] state government, local government, and the public can see prior to any sale”; and that “any sale fully meet the [Community Health Care Assets Protection Act] standard of no negative impact on the public interest,” among other demands.more »

Environmental Law
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Car Audio Group Launched New Strategies to Meet the New Car Tax Law in China
PR.com (press release)January 29, 2012

Car Audio Group decided to launch new strategies to boom car audio sales under the new car tax law in China. Shenzhen, China, January 29, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Car Audio Group announced that they launched new strategies to boom car audio sales under the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Huntington attorney dies at 55
West Virginia RecordJanuary 31, 2012

Marc Williams, a partner at Nelson Mullins who was a friend and former co-worker of Stout, said Stout was by far the premier lawyer in the state in the field of wills and estates. "He was also ahead of his time in building a practice through networking ...more »

Family Law
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New immigration rule may aid families
Fort Worth Star TelegramJanuary 29, 2012

To receive a waiver, illegal immigrants cannot have a criminal record and can have violated only immigration law. They must prove that the separation would cause their US citizen family members "extreme hardship." What that means exactly is difficult ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Man Denied Workers Compensation; Marijuana Led to Accident
Opposing ViewsJanuary 16, 2012

He also testified in court that he had not had any marijuana two full weeks before the accident because he was trying to pass a drug test for a potential new employer. An administrative law judge ruled that the accident was caused by Mr. Prock ...more »

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