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David Williams' father-in-law gives another $1.5 million to political committee
Louisville Courier-JournalNovember 1, 2011

The father-in-law of Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has contributed $1.5 million more to a political committee that is paying for most of the broadcast advertising advocating Williams' election. Terry Stephens, a Russell Springs ...more »

'We need new laws against cyber crime' says security specialist NCC Group
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

The government needs to draft in new legislation to combat the growing threat of cyber crime to businesses and public sector organisations. That is the view of the boss of Manchester security specialist NCC Group, who reacted to warnings from Iain ...more »

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Administrative Law
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ATT-mobile
CNET (blog)November 3, 2011

The document urges the FCC "to act promptly to designate AT&T's proposed takeover of T-Mobile for a hearing before an administrative law judge," which is the next step if the commission is going to block the deal. AT&T filed a response to the Justice ...more »

Health Care Law
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CLASS Act tackles problems of aging
PoliticoNovember 2, 2011

... by suspending the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act, was met with predictable jubilation by opponents of health care reform. Yet even as my Republican colleagues hail this as proof that the Affordable Care Act will not work, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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New Report: Jones Act Vital to National Security
MarineLinkNovember 8, 2011

A recently released report from the Lexington Institute, The Contribution Of The Jones Act To US Security, says the longstanding maritime law is vital to US economic, homeland, and national security – serving the nation by maintaining a skilled ...more »

Immigration Law
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Justice Department Sues South Carolina Over State's Strict Immigration Law
Fox NewsNovember 1, 2011

The law also makes it a felony for someone to make fake photo IDs for illegal residents and creates a new law enforcement unit within the Department of Public Safety to enforce state immigration laws. It also makes it a felony for illegal immigrants to ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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The Doe Run Company Promotes Matt Wohl to Vice President of Law
PR Web (press release)November 4, 2011

He will also oversee all other legal matters, including permitting, the interpretation of regulations and statutes, compliance and internal and external counsel for company operations. The Doe Run Company is pleased to announce that Matthew Wohl has ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Justice Court Docket: ADR helps court get the job done
Willcox Range NewsNovember 3, 2011

If an answer is filed and the case is not otherwise resolved, we refer the case to the Cochise County Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program, where a hard-working ADR volunteer hears the case and makes a non-binding decision. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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How to protect your company from copyright and patent infringement
Smart Business NetworkNovember 1, 2011

This type of policy covers the insured's costs in bringing and prosecuting litigation against alleged patent infringers. Infringement abatement policies typically cover 75 to 80 percent of the litigation costs but do not cover liability for judgments ...more »

Animal Law
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Loveland, Colorado, slashes animal-control services
Denver PostNovember 17, 2011

Calls given top priority include those in which law enforcement has requested the help of Animal Control, followed by calls for injured domestic animals needing urgent medical care and vicious animals at large, Willms said. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Hackers Looked To Steal Intellectual Property From Chemical Manufacturers ...
Hot HardwareNovember 1, 2011

According to the paper, the hackers were after “intellectual property such as design documents, formulas, and manufacturing processes”. The attacks lasted from late July through the middle of September. Even more notable is that this is not apparently ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Are city's pot co-ops still legal?
Record-Searchlight (blog)November 1, 2011

The closed-session agenda for tomorrow night's City Council meeting includes some discussion of "significant exposure to litigation": Closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(3)(A): CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Sen. Rand Paul: Radicals have taken over the White House
The Hill (blog)November 10, 2011

RADICAL STYLISH COLLEGE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CHICANOS RULE…Hoover, AL..one of the centers listed in the DOJ lawsuit protecting illegal aliens in the USA..is a part of Jefferson Co. Jefferson Co..just went under. The Biggest municipal bankruptcy in ...more »

Aviation companies use local biofuel
abc7news.comNovember 9, 2011

Aviation history is being made this week. Two major airlines put biofuel into their tanks. It's efficient, burns cleaner, and is a major breakthrough for a Bay Area lab. Solazyme has spent years fermenting algae with the goal to produce a renewable ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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How lawyers built a case against NY court for data
Thomson Reuters News & InsightNovember 4, 2011

NEW YORK, Nov 4 (Reuters) - A lawsuit challenging the New York state court systems' decades-old practice of selling information about landlord tenant disputes to outside data companies had been years in the making, as tenants' rights lawyers searched ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Weiland, Golden, Smiley, Wang Ekvall & Strok, LLP Recognized In the 1st Tier ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

Philip E. Strok focuses his practice on business reorganizations and bankruptcy and insolvency matters. He served as counsel to the Official Equity Committee in the Fremont General case, and confirmed a plan of reorganization for Parkview Hospital in ...more »

Litigation
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GSI Technology Reports Developments Related to Pending Patent Litigation with ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GSI Technology, Inc. /quotes/zigman/92694/quotes/nls/gsit GSIT +3.40% today reported on recent developments related to its pending patent litigation with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. ...more »

Business Law
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Businesses on notice after Wicked Campers fined $26k
StartupSmartNovember 1, 2011

A spokesperson for the ACCC says when advertising or promoting the prices of products or services, traders must not make false or misleading representations. “Whether or not conduct is considered misleading or deceptive will depend on the particular ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Century High students take their first steps toward military careers
Bismarck TribuneNovember 20, 2011

Other factors, including family tradition, a sense of duty and the college benefits, led all four teens to enlist in the North Dakota Army National Guard. After meeting with the proper officials they also had to meet all the requirements necessary to ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Crime and malware: A short history of computer fraud
ComputerworldUKNovember 7, 2011

While no application is immune, criminals are focusing their attacks on those applications that give them the most direct payoff, online banking accounts. While it is difficult to estimate how thoroughly crimeware has infested our technologies, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal Injury Lawsuit Against TNA Dismissed
Wrestling Inc.November 9, 2011

The personal injury lawsuit filed against TNA last year by Paul Martin was dismissed with prejudice on October 26th by The US District Court Northern District of Mississippi. Martin was a crew member who was ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Warning over Henry VIII law powers
The Press AssociationNovember 3, 2011

"In our view, the current drafting of clause 41 gives rise to more concern when read in the twin contexts of our constitutional history and strong common law tradition, and of a bill titled Protection of Freedoms." They added that the bill "does not ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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"Best Law Firms" Rankings by U.S. News and Best Lawyers® Lists Gair, Gair ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

... limits its practice to a select group of serious and substantial tort cases in the specialty areas of general negligence, professional and medical malpractice, labor law, construction law, premises liability, product liability and aviation law. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The Savvy Consumer: Website lets consumers check for recalls, complaints
Fort Worth Star TelegramNovember 4, 2011

SaferProducts.gov New website by the Consumer Protection Safety Commission that provides consumers with information on potentially dangerous products, including toys, clothing and nursery equipment, along with appliances, electronics and more. www. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Debts of Defunct Law Firms Haunt Partners in Next Job
Wall Street JournalNovember 7, 2011

Unlike many other businesses, law firms usually don't have big inventories, costly equipment or sizable chunks of real estate to sell off. "The most valuable assets of a law firm go home every night," says Mr. Rubin. Howrey bankruptcy trustee Allan ...more »

Allied, FirstPlus, News Corp., Transocean in Court News
BusinessWeekNovember 2, 2011

3 Degrees Asset Management, ordered by Singapore regulators to shut down over allegations that founder Moe Ibrahim diverted assets, sued former lawyer Ng Wee Chong, claiming breach of duties. 3 Degrees claims Ng, 37, failed in “handling all legal ...more »

Sports Law
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New match-fixing laws could be hamstrung
Sydney Morning HeraldNovember 4, 2011

However, given the global nature of sport and the large number of betting rings, there are concerns other countries will not come to the table. Hayden Opie, director of studies at Melbourne University's sports law program, suggests a trial could be ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Connecticut DUI Defense Lawyer Jay Ruane publishes Reckless Driving E-Book
PR Web (press release)November 1, 2011

"With over 250 people going to jail for reckless driving last year alone, you cannot cut corners when defending these cases," says Ruane. Ruane is a member of Ruane Attorneys, Connecticut's largest criminal defense firm with 6 attorneys handling DUI, ...more »

Five Key Lines in the Circuit Court Rulings on Reform
California HealthlineNovember 9, 2011

More than 2.2 million Medicare beneficiaries have received discounts on prescription drugs totaling $1.2 billion under a provision in the federal health reform law seeking to close a gap in prescription drug coverage, according to CMS. ...more »

Moran Sponsors Discrimination Bill Against Circus to Censor American Institution
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

In this day and age, when businesses are failing, the economy is struggling and families are worried, Congressman Moran is busying himself with legislation that immediately threatens to end the livelihood of more than 250 families working right here in ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Loss of £374m raises worries over use of client money
FundwebNovember 14, 2011

In the case of prime brokers, the level of protection is agreed with clients, and some may find it preferable to skip the extra costs implied by having a segregated account. An expert in asset protection law, who spoke to Fund Strategy on condition of ...more »

Environmental Law
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EU faces growing row over jet carbon plan
Reuters UKNovember 2, 2011

A working paper due to be discussed there Wednesday, seen by Reuters, urged the UN's aviation standards body to tell the EU to abandon unilateral proposals and back ICAO efforts to come up with a global alternative within two years. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Probate No. 5744...
Douglas BudgetNovember 2, 2011

Both decedents died inestate without wills. At the death of CHARLES EARL JEFFRES, he was the owner of the following: One-half of any and all minerals of every kind and character, including oil and gas associated therewith, and that may be produced and ...more »

Family Law
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Yours, Mine and Ours, Defined for a New Era
New York TimesNovember 4, 2011

Not surprisingly the film boasts more than a few memorable performances — by Elaine Bromka, Park Overall and Kelly McAndrew, among others — and one truly remarkable turn by the stage great Brian Murray, as a grandfatherly Southern lawyer with a voice ...more »

Workers Compensation
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California Workers' Compensation Cost Benchmark, Hike Approved
Insurance JournalNovember 4, 2011

The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau's filing to change the way the state's workers' compensation pure premium rate is calculated and a rate hike drew praise on Friday from Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and others. ...more »

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