Wells & Drew

The Obama Administration’s War on Marijuana

11/6/2011   The new federal attack against medical marijuana, which was announced by the four California U.S. Attorneys October 7, sent chills throughout the pot industry. The move is seen by most marijuana advocates as a stunning reversal by the
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Few Americans are Taking Work Left by Immigrants In Alabama

11/5/2011   Keith Smith, a potato farmer, saw most of his immigrant workers leave after the tough immigration law of Alabama took effect. So he hired Americans. According to Smith, the move has not worked out. Most of his new
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Healthcare Law New Coordination Program Pleases Hospitals, But Irks Employers And Insurers

11/5/2011   Hospitals rejoiced while insurers worry about industry consolidation after the Obama administration launched a key program of the healthcare reform law that aims to promote greater coordination among healthcare providers. Published on Thursday, the long-awaited regulations seek to
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Microsoft Corp’s Bill Gates to Give Testimony in Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

11/4/2011   A legal face-off between two of the giants in the high-tech industry is under way in a Salt Lake City courtroom as the companies, Novell Inc and Microsoft Corp, argue over fair business practices. In 2004, Novell filed
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Federal Funding Cut Looms for Pro Bono Legal Work

11/4/2011   Local leaders recognize the great value of pro bono legal services. However, organizations like the Legal Aid of East Tennessee are likely to operate with less funding due to the national budget crisis. According to the website of
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Finance Approves JPMorgan Chase But Withdraws JALA and Denies Monroe Street

11/3/2011   The Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee on Tuesday deliberated on legislation for JPMorgan Chase incentives to create 250 new jobs, closure of Monroe Street and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid funding or JALA, and ended up with different results.
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First Legal Challenge Being Faced By CPSC Database

11/3/2011   A new consumer complaints database is confronted this week by its first legal challenge when a company attempted to stop the federal agency that runs it from posting what the firm called as “baseless allegations” against its product.
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The Next Wave of Mortgage-Backed Securities Claims is Wall Street’s New Nightmare

11/2/2011   In early June, a little-known Texas attorney named Kathy Patrick was suddenly thrust into the limelight as the nation came to know the person behind the successful $8.5 billion settlement with Bank of America and her clients, which
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Increased Drilling Helped Increase Halliburton’s Profit

11/2/2011 The petroleum industry has not been spooked so far by a five-month slump in oil prices. Halliburton Co., a key provider of oil industry services, revealed that in the third quarter of this year, its profit increased 26% as
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A Change Is Brewing In The Beer Market Of Oklahoma

11/1/2011   The official beverage of the state of Oklahoma is milk, but you can have that anywhere. The drink that is exceptionally popular in the state is 3.2 beer. In 2010, Oklahomans consumed 76.5 million gallons of beer, or
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