Wells & Drew

Ports Lose Bid in Its Attempt To Reverse Fish Law

7/19/2011   A federal judge has ruled in favor of the government and threw out the lawsuit brought about by Gloucester and New Bedford, the two largest ports in the state of Massachusetts, in a legal row over fishing industry
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Life Sciences Companies Being Courted by the State of Massachusetts

7/18/2011   Massachusetts officials descended on the nation’s capital yesterday to promote an industry convention slated to happen in Boston next year. They also trumpeted collaborations with three countries on new life sciences, and at the same time, also invited
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Both sides Claim Victory in a Legal Dispute over Lease of Gas and Oil

7/18/2011   Victory was claimed by both sides in a ruling Wednesday of a federal judge which dealt with when or if the Interior Secretary has to issue gas and oil leases that have been won at auctions. Oil and
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Kentucky Coal Companies is Threatened by Another Legal Action

7/17/2011 Two Kentucky coal companies were notified by a coalition of environmental watchdog groups that they could face lawsuits over their inability to comply with clean water laws. This is the second time in less than a year that such
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Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Petition Approved by State

7/17/2011   The petitions for medical marijuana ballot initiative were formally approved Tuesday by the state, clearing the way for advocates to start gathering signatures in an attempt to postpone the tougher 2011 law and to let voters determine its
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Sale of Motorcycles on Sundays Could Soon Be Legal in Pennsylvania

7/16/2011   A law that prohibits the sale of motorcycles during Sundays could be removed, which would also pave the way for motorcycle dealers to earn from customers who have been crossing state lines for more than 25 years just
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Investors May Lose as Congress Saves Money on Adviser Oversight

7/16/2011   Oversight of nearly 12,000 investment advisers may be handed by Congress as a cost-saving measure to Wall Street’s self-funded regulator. Investors could handle the cost. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, which was commissioned by the government
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Supreme Court Rejects Ban on Sale of ‘Violent’ Video Games to Children in California

7/15/2011   A California law that seeks to ban the sale to children of “violent” video games was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. The case was seen as balancing consumer protection and free speech rights. Monday’s 7-2 ruling
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New York Gay Marriage Law Seen Boosting State’s Wedding Industry

7/15/2011   The passage of the same sex marriage law in New York represented an opportunity for ecstatic same sex couples to have their affection recognized by the state and to also enjoy the benefits accorded to married couples. For
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The Weight of Your Business Card—Not the Place to Cut Corners

Everything in business starts with that all-important first impression. After you shake hands with a prospective client, what’s the next thing that happens? You hand out your business card. Think about what a cheaply-made and inferior business card says about
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