Wells & Drew

Where is Print in 2012?

Those who have a stake in promoting electronic media – cable companies, computer manufacturers, online booksellers, etc. – are quick to proclaim that print is dead. But a closer examination of trends and paper usage suggests just the opposite: As
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Listing of Endangered Species to Be Clarified by the Administration

December 29, 2011   A new rule proposed by the Obama administration Friday seeks to end the practice of classifying some endangered species differently in various states. This new policy would make clear that an animal or a plant could
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Legal Questions Raised Regarding “Voluntary” Food Advertising Principles

December 29, 2011   The draft of the Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts on children-focused food marketing has been widely criticized by Members of Congress, affected businesses and other sectors of society. By way of a response, the
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Corzine Denies Knowledge on the Whereabouts of MF Global Customers’ $1.2 Billion

December 28, 2011   Jon Corzine, the former chief executive of MF Global, apologized Thursday “to all those affected” by the collapse of the brokerage as he told a congressional committee that he does not know what happened to the
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Spotlight Focuses on Construction Defects Statute

December 28, 2011 When a construction defect complaint was settled for $19 million in favor of the Vistana homeowners association in southwest Las Vegas in 2007, the settlement amount stood out even in the big-money arena of construction defect litigation.
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Lawsuit Against Lenders in Massachusetts Has Big Potential

December 27, 2011   Progress on the legal challenges in Massachusetts against the five biggest mortgage lenders in the country is a positive sign for homeowners who are seeking relief from foreclosures. This was revealed by Vito Torchia, Jr., the
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Inmates Considered by Alabama to Replace Immigrant Labor

December 27, 2011   Agriculture officials in Alabama are seriously considering whether inmates can fill a persistent labor shortage that the farm agency blames on the new illegal immigration law. A deputy commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and
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‘Line Gaming’ to Become Legal in Montana on January 1

December 26, 2011   When it comes to gambling, the state of Montana is seen to be leveling the playing field. Starting January 1, 2012, line games, for the first time, will be legal off of Montana’s reservations. Bill Miller,
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Copyright Fight Led by ‘Funkytown’ Songwriter Against the Music Industry

December 26, 2011   A now ambiguous provision in the American copyright law could spark an enormous legal battle between a St. Louis Park songwriter and the music industry. The songwriter, Steven Greenberg, brought into existence one of the best
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Federal Mineral Lease District Act – Revised by Counties

December 23, 2011   In order for the enabling legislation for the new Federal Mineral Lease District to work properly, the said legislation has to undergo some overhauling. It was in 2011 that the state legislature passed the law to
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