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OVERNIGHT TECH: FCC releases program carriage order
The Hill (blog)August 1, 2011

New telecom law firm in town: The law firm Telecommunications Law Professionals launched in Washington, DC, on Monday. Carl W. Northrop, a former partner at the firm Paul Hastings, will head the new group. Several of the firm's other founding lawyers ...more »

As An Asset Protection Trust, Henry's Trust Was A Notable Failure
Forbes (blog)August 2, 2011

Henry created a self-settled Delaware Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT) for himself, with BNY Mellon as a Trustee and his lawyer as a co-Trustee. Footnote 1 of the Court's Opinion states “As will become clear, as an 'asset protection trust,' ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Yeddyurappa skips hearing on health grounds
Times of IndiaAugust 28, 2011

Advocates Sirajin Basha and KN Balraj have filed a complaint against Yeddyurappa, his sons, BY Raghavendra, BY Vijayendra and son-in-law RN Sohan Kumar, MLAs Krishnaiah Setty and Dr D Hemachandra Sagar, among others. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Some health plans exempt from new coverage limits
Herald Times ReporterAugust 29, 2011

WASHINGTON — More than two dozen Wisconsin health insurance plans have been granted waivers from annual coverage limits required under the health care reform law enacted last year. Most of the waivers were approved for "mini-med" plans, or plans that ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Jones Act Dead at 91
The Maritime Executive (press release)August 22, 2011

The Jones Act died last week from injuries suffered when a run-a-way drilling rig illegally ran a red light. Witnesses said the rig had performed a questionable maneuver known as a 'bank-shot' before racing towards the oil-rich sanctuary called the ...more »

Immigration Law
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In Alabama, Immigration Law Hits Pocketbooks
New America MediaAugust 26, 2011

Editors of La Opinión write that it is time for Alabama to understand that restrictive immigration state laws have serious side effects that hit everyone's pocketbooks. First, it happened in the state of Georgia. Now, it is time for Alabama to ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Terra offers courses in real estate
Fremont News MessengerAugust 22, 2011

FREMONT -- The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College is offering four real estate courses required for the examination to become a licensed real estate sales agent. » Real Estate Principles and Practices ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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CSC takes $250M hit in contract settlement
Washington TechnologyAugust 24, 2011

In November, CSC and the government agreed to enter into nonbinding alternate dispute resolution process to resolve the matter, the company said in an announcement. The agreement pays CSC an upfront cash settlement of $277 million along with a ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Environmental Attorney Kimberly Bick Joins Irell & Manella's Newport Beach Office
MarketWatch (press release)August 29, 2011

Founded in 1941, Irell is nationally recognized for its intellectual property, litigation, insurance, corporate and tax practices. Irell's clients include Fortune 500 corporations, universities, and leading-edge entrepreneurial companies. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Despite dismissal, more LEED certification litigation expected
Business InsuranceAugust 23, 2011

US Green Building Council et al., a lawsuit brought by Mr. Gifford and others alleging that the Green Building Council made false statements under federal law “regarding the energy- and money-saving aspects of LEED certification. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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AGMA Members Continue to Address Intellectual Property Rights Protection
Marketwire (press release)August 24, 2011

Hosted by APC by Schneider Electric in Newport, RI, examples of real-life scenarios involving the defense of intellectual property rights were provided by representatives from AGMA member companies and members of law enforcement. ...more »

Avsurance Marks Twenty Years of Aviation Insurance Solutions
Helicopter Association InternationalAugust 31, 2011

Focused exclusively on aviation, Avsurance is a leading provider of FBO insurance and commercial aviation insurance and is uniquely capable of procuring the many types of coverage that clients require to reduce exposure, protect assets and save money. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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The Problem With Affirmative Action
truthoutAugust 15, 2011

My rhetorical question was premised upon what Gates and many other highly achieved blacks know and that is the myth of white supremacy is the subtext of the "qualifications" narrative that accompanies debates on affirmative action. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Firms cash in on Howrey bankruptcy
Thomson Reuters News & InsightAugust 17, 2011

The statement followed Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali's order issued last month that required professionals hired by Howrey or the unsecured creditors committee to begin filing monthly statements with the court for payment. Under bankruptcy law...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Elmira takes landlord to criminal court over code violations
Elmira Star-GazetteAugust 21, 2011

But when the city cracks down, it is often going after the wrong target, said landlord Arthur Rozell of Wellsburg, who owns rental properties on Lake Street and Linden Place. "They might better prosecute the tenant or find some way to reimburse the ...more »

Business Law
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California proposal: No more foreclosures
UPI.comAugust 17, 2011

The proposal requires more than 800000 signatures and a 131-day grace period to be put on the next statewide ballot, which makes it possible voters would have a crack at the initiative in 2012, Business Law Daily reported Wednesday. ...more »

Litigation
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LegalView Announces New Vaginal Mesh Litigation Portal
PR Web (press release)August 29, 2011

LegalView, a leading online legal resource and consortium of personal injury lawyers, now offers free legal consultations for vaginal mesh litigation. The new informational portal page can be found at http://vaginalmesh.legalview.com/. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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South Valley Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges
KMPH Fox 26August 25, 2011

Investigators with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) say 24-year-old Jacob Gamboa had files on his computer that showed kids involved in sexual acts. Porterville Police say the children were between 2 and 16 years of age. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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End of a Military Free Ride?
Inside Higher EdAugust 18, 2011

The increased benefit was partially responsible, as was the rising cost of college. Last year, about 350000 members of the military received $542 million in benefits. In June, the House of Representatives attached an amendment to a defense spending ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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The Bumpy Legal History of GPS Devices
New York Law JournalAugust 29, 2011

Even if that were so, state and local law enforcement in New York will still be required to get a search warrant on state constitutional grounds. That might not be as easy to accomplish as it sounds. If such a warrant is issued, how can it possibly be ...more »

Personal Injury
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10 reactions to our story on eliminating no-fault auto insurance
Michigan RadioAugust 31, 2011

She was severely injured in an auto accident and talked about all the help she received because of Michigan's no-fault law. And Howard isn't the only one, many wrote in to say the same. And others wrote to say that insurance costs in Michigan need to ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Gen. Petraeus' wife fights against troop scams
Houston ChronicleAugust 24, 2011

Petraeus is the director of the Office of Servicemember Affairs within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a new agency created out of the financial system overhaul act signed into law a year ago. "They are targeted because they have an ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Maryland Automobile Accident Attorney Opens New Downtown Location
PR Web (press release)August 31, 2011

Several years later, Marc Snyder joined the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office as a Prosecutor, where he worked until founding The Law Offices of Marc G. Snyder. Throughout his career, Baltimore Auto Accident Attorney Marc G. Snyder has assisted ...more »

STATE HOUSE NEWS: DeLeo 'fairly confident' gambling bill will be law within ...
Taunton Daily GazetteAugust 25, 2011

DeLeo, an ardent supporter of expanded gambling whose push last session to guarantee two slot licenses to existing racetracks ran afoul of Patrick's pledge to veto any carve-out that he considered a “no-bid contract,” said the newest proposal reflects ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Willis of Florida Ropes Off 18875 SF at 1450 Brickell
Citybizlist Real EstateAugust 29, 2011

Tere Blanca and Danet Linares of Blanca Commercial Real Estate represented 1450 Brickell LLC and Miami-based developer, Rilea Group, owners of the 582817-square-foot landmark tower at 1450 Brickell, and Rilea Group in the transaction. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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New York Firm Launches Two Websites for Criminal Defense and Immigration Law
DigitalJournal.com (press release)August 23, 2011

If facing charges for committing a crime whether a misdemeanor or serious felony offense, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. Those accused of theft, white collar crimes, drug crimes, DUI and other crimes of a violent ...more »

9 Tax Tips for Back To School
ForbesAugust 18, 2011

While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns. I even took the lead on a successful audit. At audit, opposing counsel read my report, ...more »

The business case for embracing age diversity
SmartCompany.com.auAugust 29, 2011

Failure to do so and your business could be forced to defend a discrimination claim. The right to be treated fairly and equally is cemented in the Age Discrimination Act (2004), and also amongst various state based discrimination legislation. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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KESSLER INTERNATIONAL WINS INTERNATIONAL STEVIE AWARD INEIGHTH ANNUAL ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)August 22, 2011

New York, NY (Law Firm Newswire) August 22, 2011 – After two and a half months of judging by over two hundred worldwide professionals, Kessler International has been named Accounting Company of the Year in the 2011 International Business Awards. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Are Renewable Standards Wishful Thinking?
energybizAugust 18, 2011

The leadership will a “find a path through the thicket,” he said during a speech, emphasizing that green energy presents a viable course forward. Whether's California's law turns out to be wishful thinking or forward leadership is yet to be known. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Goldsmith's golden opportunity
Mudgeee GuardianAugust 25, 2011

As a registered valuer, Sabine is qualified to value jewellery for purposes including insurance, probate and wills. “There aren't many registered valuers in Australia – it's quite a specialised thing,” she said. The move in September from her home ...more »

Family Law
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Judge tosses Boston law firm's suit against Dodgers owner Frank McCourt
Boston HeraldAugust 18, 2011

The law firm representing Bingham could not immediately be reached for comment. McCourt is now fighting Major League Baseball to keep control of the Dodgers, which filed for bankruptcy in June after Commissioner Bud Selig refused to back a lucrative TV ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Texas Supreme Court Decision in Texas Mutual Insurance v. Ruttiger Strengthens ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 26, 2011

"The way the dispute was resolved after Ruttiger initiated the dispute resolution process is the way the Act is designed to function." Lawsuits claiming "bad faith" on the part of all insurance carriers, Texas Mutual included, were on the increase when ...more »

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