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Quick Loans for Bad Credit – Overcome Your Bad Credit History
Prfire (press release)August 2, 2011

quick loans for bad credit, as the name signifies, that these loans are available to borrowers irrespective of them possessing a less than perfect credit history. So if you have been denied a ...more »

Choosing Credit Cards When You Have Bad Credit
Card TrakAugust 2, 2011

Choosing a new credit card when you have bad credit can be a daunting task. Most people with poor credit or no credit history may turn to secured credit cards to get back on their feet financially. Secured credit cards often impose a number of costs or ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Lawmakers Eye Law Aimed At Superintendent Contracts
WRTV IndianapolisAugust 25, 2011

At a legislative education committee hearing Thursday afternoon, Rep. Robert Behning suggested the law require superintendent contracts disclose the monetary value of the contract and all compensation. The proposed law would also require a public ...more »

Immigration Law
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Cullman Church Leaders Speak Out about Immigration Law
CBS42August 24, 2011

... "We are concerned that they would be hesitant to show up, there's a lot of rumors about what the sheriff or police are going to do and theres a lot of distrust for any anglos because they don't know how afraid we're going to be of the law. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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OP-ED: Rebuilding America and Creating Jobs - A Jones Act Initiative
The Maritime Executive (press release)August 8, 2011

That's why we're forming a new organization called StrongShips for America and holding a series of Jones Act conferences to generate support. If you feel the same way, let me know. Then join the Maritime Executive and StrongShips for America this ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Namibia: Vision Industrial Park Versus Vision 2030
AllAfrica.comAugust 17, 2011

Law upon law was also presented that seemed to fly in the face of such a development. "The Namibian Constitution secures the maintenance of ecosystems, essential ecological processes and biological diversity of Namibia and utilization of living natural ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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You Can't Afford to Believe These Car Insurance Myths
Investing AnswersAugust 26, 2011

... a huge financial mistake that can cost you in personal assets should you become involved in litigation resulting from an accident. MYTH #2: You need to buy additional coverage for a rental car. TRUTH: Your insurance policy also covers your rental. ...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 »

Intellectual Property
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HTC, Second Sight, GoDaddy, iiNet, Summit, TCW: Intellectual Property
BloombergAugust 17, 2011

HTC Corp. (2498), Asia's second-biggest maker of smartphones, filed a complaint at the US International Trade Commission that seeks to block imports of Apple Inc.'s iPhone, iPad and Mac computers. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Showgirl-Strewn Mailing for Lawyers' CLE Event in Vegas Offends Some Women ...
Texas LawyerAugust 17, 2011

At a cost of $1395 for attorneys and $995 for paralegals or firm administrators, the three-day seminars include sessions on asbestos litigation strategy, talking to jurors about pain, hot topics in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation—and ...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 »

Redstone Arsenal clears all employees of Legionnaires disease
al.com (blog)August 16, 2011

An employee working for PEO Aviation in Building 5681 died earlier this month after being diagnosed with Legionnaires. But a test of the building gave no indication the disease was contracted there, Redstone officials said. "To reassure out workforce," ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Some Aspects of Determining Rent Prices
The Moscow TimesAugust 22, 2011

In this case we are talking about the current land tenant, bearing in mind the so-called "original" tenant, or that tenant who first concluded the lease directly with the landlord. But now there is a widespread practice to transfer rights and ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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One year later, Joe Melo's murder remains unsolved
Hamilton SpectatorAugust 16, 2011

Joe borrowed money from people to finance some of his projects — including the purchase of retirement homes out of the Royal Crest Lifecare and North American Living Centres bankruptcy proceedings, Fernando said. Joe purchased four retirement homes ...more »

Litigation
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MANAGEMENT: First Africa, and then the world
Business DayAugust 29, 2011

Otty largely practised commercial litigation and professional indemnity work. "The nature of a law firm has undergone so much change, particularly in the past decade. Law firms still retain the partnership ethos. However, they are running significant ...more »

Business Law
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Will the FDA regulate social media? (Q&A)
CNETAugust 29, 2011

A blog post from the Public Relations Society of America last week complained that "it's time for the FDA to act and to properly advise" pharmaceutical manufacturers about what kind of advertising is and isn't allowed, especially on social-networking ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Flattops come with benefits
China DailyAugust 19, 2011

Whether such a high military expenditure be a drag on the Chinese economy can be evaluated on the basis of two key indicators: whether the proportions of the military budget in GDP and fiscal expenditure are below the generally accepted "safe levels" ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Eminent Domain, Rick Perry, and the Trans-Texas Corridor
OpenMarket.orgAugust 24, 2011

Fast forward to 2011, and we have Texas legislators adopting a bogus eminent domain reform package that will do little in terms of enhancing property owners' protections. Gov. Perry later signed the bill into law. During the debate over the Senate's ...more »

Personal Injury
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New Hanover woman withdraws attempt to get license returned
The Times HeraldAugust 30, 2011

A district court judge previously required Maurer to surrender her driver's license pending her trial on charges of accidents involving death or personal injury, duty to give information and render aid and careless driving in connection with the 1:34 ...more »

Consumer Protection
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School District Adopts New Anti-Bullying Policy
Patch.comAugust 23, 2011

LaSusa said the district's attorney is adamant that there is no need for a confidentiality agreement because the law is clear on the volunteering parents' level of involvement. The district's insurance carrier also has said the parent would be covered ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Self representation in court common nuisance
Lawyers WeeklyAugust 22, 2011

If things turn ugly, Caldwell urges lawyers to remain professional at all times. She says that more than one self-represented litigant has threatened to drag her before the law society, and she's been called a variety of names. ...more »

DeLeo 'fairly confident' gambling bill will be law within two months
Taunton Daily GazetteAugust 25, 2011

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said that he'll be eyeing the gambling debate on Beacon Hill to ensure that Boston's interests are protected. “I want to make sure that the city of Boston gets its fair share of revenue that comes out of the casino. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Harris W. Eisenstein Joins Rosenberg | Martin | Greenberg
Citybizlist (press release)August 26, 2011

Rosenberg | Martin | Greenberg, LLP offers a full range of sophisticated legal services in business and real estate transactions, commercial lending, business litigation, land use, white collar and other criminal defense, bankruptcy, and tax and estate ...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 »

Sports Law
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Sports lawyer listing Rancho Mirage 3BD
BlockshopperAugust 25, 2011

Mr. Galton is a lawyer whose areas of practice include business, commercial, bankruptcy and sports law. He holds a BS and JD from the University of Oregon. According to BlockShopper.com, there have been 556 home sales in Rancho Mirage during the past ...more »

Alberta man claiming age discrimination denied hearing at top court
Montreal GazetteAugust 18, 2011

"After two years of an unsuccessful search for employment upon his return from the United Kingdom, Mr. Hamilton became frustrated then fixated on exposing age discrimination within the school system," an Alberta judge wrote in his 2009 ruling. ...more »

Three Rivers foundation airs grievances against school officials
Southeast MissourianAugust 19, 2011

She has said the organization will provide the Daily American Republic with a copy of its latest audit. Lawyer Paul Kidwell contacted the foundation's chairman in a letter dated June 21 to request copies of its IRS form 990 filings for the last 10 ...more »

Environmental Law
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Mixed Greens: Penn Guts Renewable Plans, Sungevity Gets $50 M in Credit for ...
Greentech Media (blog)August 15, 2011

A new mandate not to buy renewable energy actually appears to violate an existing law that mandates that the state buy 50 percent of its power this year from renewable sources. The Post-Gazette further writes: State Rep. William Adolph, a Delaware ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Throwing parties - German-style
Malaysia StarAugust 29, 2011

(As a curious aside, during our stay in Vietnam, we were advised to avoid giving Vietnamese hosts gifts “Made in China”.) If it's a birthday or housewarming party, a well thought-out gift for the host will be much appreciated. ...more »

Family Law
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Crewe family law firm celebrates decade in business
Crewe ChronicleAugust 17, 2011

It was a double celebration for David Lago who also marked 25 years as a practising solicitor in South Cheshire – the majority spent specialising in the delicate area of family law, handling divorce, matters relating to children and financial ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Where there's a will: How to minimize probate fees
Globe and MailAugust 1, 2011

Likewise, the death benefits of any insurance policies on your life will sidestep probate fees if you name beneficiaries under those policies. By designating beneficiaries (other than your estate), these assets fall outside of your estate and pass ...more »

Health Care Law
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Big firms collect health subsidies
Mansfield News JournalAugust 29, 2011

... financial need and are getting this money just to strengthen their bottom line, that's wrong," Blackburn said. Rep. Steve Chabot, a Westwood Republican, said this is one of several provisions in the health care law that might need further review. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers comp rate hike sought
St. Augustine RecordAugust 19, 2011

By Jim Saunders TALLAHASSEE — Florida businesses could see an 8.9 percent increase in workers-compensation insurance rates next year, as costs slowly creep up after a 2003 overhaul of the system. The National Council on Compensation Insurance, ...more »

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