Posts made in February, 2011

DMA in Court in Suit against Colorado

02/26/2011 The contention of Direct Marketing Association was favoured by the court in its case against the state of Colorado and its new tax law. The US District Court for the District of Colorado granted last January 26 the motion
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Legal Answers Website Receives $600K Funding

02/26/2011 A website dedicated to providing “crowd sourced” answers to various legal questions posed by different companies in California, most especially startups, is receiving $600,000 funding from individual investors and from Google Ventures. LawPivot, the website receiving the funding, could
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Strange Alliance Formed Over the Montana Medical Marijuana Industry Bill

2/26/2011 Those who advocate for the use and propagation of marijuana has made a strange alliance with those belonging to law enforcement, as well as with government officials, in order to give support to a major proposal that would have
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Luzerne County Controller Griffith Wants Legal Action against Chamber

02/26/2011 Walter L. Griffith Jr., the Luzerne County Controller, has requested the county commissioners Thursday to consider taking legal action against Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry. This is allegedly due to the failure of the Chamber to put
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How Local Governments Communicate with the Public may Change with New Law

02/25/2011 Advertising legal notices of meetings, bids, job openings and other information that the public sees in newspapers may soon stop. This developed as the Legislature is poised to allow local government to publish similar information in government websites. Newspaper
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Verizon Communications Fires First Shot Against FCC Net Neutrality Rules

02/25/2011 The new Net neutrality rule of the Federal Communications Commission is being legally challenged by Verizon Communications. The communications giant has filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals challenging the Report and Order of the FCC on
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Auto Service Contract Telemarketing Ideas Released by Missouri Attorney General

02/25/2011 A set of recommendations aimed at overhauling the auto service contract telemarketing industry has been released by the Attorney General of Missouri, Chris Koster. Among his recommendations include requiring licenses for contract sellers, as well as implementing tougher protections.
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Immigration Bill Revision Encourages Advocates

2/25/2011 Florida State Rep. William Snyder has announced that some sections of his proposed bill, which could radically alter and amplify Florida’s immigration enforcement, have been changed. This was revealed by Snyder during a meeting with immigrant advocates. The proposed
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Costly Legal Battle over Sewer Easements Weighed by Village

02/24/2011 The Board of Trustees of the Village of Saranac Lake is meeting Monday night to discuss whether it should continue fighting a 6-year legal battle which already cost village taxpayers at least $250,000 million. The village board is scheduled
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State Bar Urged by Mayor Bloomberg to Support Tort Reform

02/24/2011 Attorneys attending the annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association were asked yesterday by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to support changes to tort laws. Mr. Bloomberg said that the changes could save the city tens, or even
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