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2014-03-25 12:24:03

NMMA Calls Saltwater Anglers "Overlooked" WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an exclusive online interview with the Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA), Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), says recreational anglers have been "overlooked" by federal law and regulatory restrictions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140325/DC90372 In the Spring 2014 digital edition of RFA's Making Waves, Dammrich says reduced...

2014-01-21 16:21:17

Cape businesses, residents, and the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound join the Town of Barnstable in challenging the overpriced NSTAR contract for violations of federal law BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NSTAR's no-bid contract to purchase electricity from Cape Wind at three times the price of competing out-of-state green energy violates federal law and would unfairly burden ratepayers, according to a suit filed in U.S. District Court today by the Town of Barnstable,...

Medical Marijuana Proposal Seeks Legalization Under Federal Law
2013-02-26 15:33:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Ground work has been laid to open up legislature to try and get medical marijuana legalized under federal laws. Oregon Democrat Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation on Monday that boasts more than 150 advocates from around the country, attempting to allow more states to legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes and get federal law on their side. There are currently 19 states where medical marijuana is legal but a gray area...

2012-12-08 05:04:02

On November 30, 2012, DOL filed an Amicus Brief in the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in support of plaintiff providers in an ERISA class-action: Aetna must comply with federal law ERISA for all post-payment overpayment demand due to ERISA plan coverage dispute. ERISAclaim.com offers webinars to assess the immediate impact of DOL action for all healthcare providers. Hanover Park, IL (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 On November 30, 2012, federal government, DOL (Department of Labor), filed...

2012-05-30 10:26:04

Plan to largely outsource inspections will endanger public, AFGE writes in official comments WASHINGTON, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agriculture Department's proposal to largely outsource poultry inspections functions and drastically speed up the visual inspection process violates federal law and must not be allowed to proceed, the nation's largest federal employee union said in official comments on the proposal. The American Federation of Government Employees, which...

2012-02-28 10:00:00

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Profit before Children: Lives of Medically Fragile Children & Young Adults at Risk in Florida Geriatric Nursing Homes," a just-released white paper authored by the Florida Association for Medically Fragile Children (www.fragilechildren.org), details how the state of Florida and geriatric nursing homes are violating federal law and putting the lives of medically fragile children and young adults at risk. Major revelations in "Profit...

2012-02-15 15:48:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Senate urgently needs to support legislation that would apply longstanding federal law on conscience protection to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), said the chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In a February 15 letter to all Senators, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston explained how the "Respect for Rights of Conscience Act" (S. 1476)...

2012-01-23 17:22:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), of Palo Alto, Calif., has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $425,000. The settlement agreement (pdf) has been provisionally accepted by the Commission (3-1). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) The settlement resolves staff allegations that HP knowingly failed to report immediately to CPSC, as required by...

2011-12-06 10:00:00

Michigan-based Doorbrake Company, LLC is proud to announce the release of their new door brake security device, the Door Brake. Every day stories of medical marijuana patients being targeted by criminals appear on television and in the newspapers. On top of that, federal law prohibits medical marijuana patients from owning a firearm. The only legal option for medical marijuana patients to protect themselves is to fortify their homes. The door brake door security device prevents home invasions...

2011-05-24 11:42:00

DEA Has Failed to Issue Required Decision after 9 Years WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of advocacy groups and patients yesterday filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to compel the Obama Administration to formally respond to a 9-year-old petition to have marijuana rescheduled under the provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Relief sought from the Court of Appeals would enable states with medical marijuana...