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Putting an end to corruption
Management TodayNovember 1, 2011

'It's surprisingly common in international construction contracts, but a kind of bribery. These "sponsors" are often connected to the ruling elite and you're expected to pay them a retainer to make "connections".' Darby declined and didn't get the ...more »

Commercial Property news in brief
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

We saw significant interest in the property as a result a new lease was subsequently negotiated with MAX.” “Demand for serviced apartment accommodation has remained strong throughout the UK, and Manchester is no exception; the city is one of Europe's ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Supreme Court prepares to take on health care law challenges
Sacramento BeeNovember 13, 2011

Six separate petitions concerning the health care law are before the court and were scheduled for private consideration at a Thursday conference. It takes at least four justices to agree in private for a case to be granted a full hearing. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Supreme Court agrees to hear Obama healthcare law
ReutersNovember 14, 2011

The law, Obama's signature domestic achievement, will be a major issue in the US elections in November 2012 as he seeks another four-year term. Republican presidential candidates oppose the law and Republicans in Congress want to repeal it. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Stacy Francis: Without Simon Cowell on 'X Factor' I crashed and burned
Reality TV WorldNovember 18, 2011

Francis was ousted from the competition after The X Factor host Steve Jones revealed she was one of the bottom two acts based on home viewer votes cast immediately following Wednesday night's Top 10 performance show and judges Simon Cowell, ...more »

Immigration Law
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Across the state
The Decatur DailyNovember 26, 2011

Highlights of the Republican jobs agenda include improvements in large-scale industrial recruiting, workforce training and small business development. These changes and others on the GOP jobs agenda will make Alabama more competitive with other states ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Utahn charged with stealing company secrets, sending them to India
Salt Lake TribuneNovember 29, 2011

A North Logan man is charged in US District Court with e-mailing trade secrets from a Utah drug company to his brother-in-law in India, who worked for a competing company. The charge against 42-year-old Prabhu Mohapatra marks the ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Countering loss with compassion and money
Los Angeles TimesNovember 30, 2011

That's the American legal system." Although funds and marching orders to settle the financial fallout of disaster have helped alleviate money woes among victims, that strategy for dispute resolution has limited application, Feinberg has concluded. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Cigna and HealthSpring Announce Early Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 21, 2011

Statements contained in this communication that are not historical fact are forward-looking statements which HealthSpring intends to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation...more »

Animal Law
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STENHOLM: Wrong approach to animal rights
Washington TimesNovember 12, 2011

James P. Moran united with a retired game-show host and a foreign-based animal rights group to introduce legislation that, if passed, would mean not just the end of our cotton-candy memories of the three-ring circus but also the elimination of hundreds ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Methodics Awarded Rightful Domain Name in Decision by WIPO
MarketWatch (press release)November 28, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Nov 28, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Methodics, Inc., the leading provider of integrated solutions used in managing design data and semiconductor intellectual property (IP) for complex IC design, today announced that the World ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Assembly Republicans have refused to pay Democrat's legal costs
Milwaukee Journal SentinelNovember 30, 2011

But Jambois argued state law is clear that the Assembly must pay his bills. That law says: "Regardless of the results of the litigation the governmental unit, if it does not provide legal counsel to the defendant officer or employee, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Upper caste poor may get sops, not job reservation
Times of IndiaNovember 11, 2011

The planners have also suggested concessional loans for EBCs for economic activities, a charter which borrows from the affirmative action available for Mandal classes. However, the vital difference from Mandalite assistance for OBCs is that EBCs would ...more »

'Aviation corps has come a long way from being a support arm'
Daily News & AnalysisNovember 9, 2011

By Vaishali Balajiwale | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA The Army Aviation Corps completed 25 years on November 1, 2011. This elite force of the Indian Army is celebrating its silver jubilee at the Combat Army Aviation Training School (CATS) in Nashik on ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Spitz: Hudson dog deserved better
Wicked LocalNovember 13, 2011

However, there is ambiguity in the law that can make it difficult to successfully investigate and prosecute willful abandonment cases. "For example, if a landlord evicts a tenant, the landlord assumes responsibility for the tenant's property, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Former NJ Gov. Corzine steps down from collapsed securities firm, hires ...
Washington PostNovember 6, 2011

MF Global's implosion, which came after Corzine made a big, risky bet on European debt, revived memories of the 2008 banking crisis and the ruin of the much bigger Lehman. As Corzine, 64, stepped down as chairman and CEO, he said he felt “great sadness ...more »

Litigation
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Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers–Newark Law School Recommends New ...
News from RutgersNovember 28, 2011

NEWARK, NJ – A report by the Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers School of Law–Newark recommends a series of actions by the State Legislature, school boards, and high school administrators and guidance counselors to help students and their ...more »

Business Law
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2 RI men plead not guilty to $25M investment fraud
The Associated PressNovember 30, 2011

... terminally ill and elderly people, including some they met by advertising offers for a $2000 charitable gift in a Catholic newspaper. Attorney and certified public accountant Joseph A. Caramadre, 49, and his former staffer, Raymour Radhakrishnan, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Group protests for military benefits
Niles Daily StarNovember 11, 2011

The Occupy Southwest Michigan group gathered at the Four Flags Memorial in Niles Friday to rally against proposals by federal legislators in the Super-Committee to privatize military retirement. Event organizer and military veteran Matthew Rosenhagen, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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IDF, Mossad, and Shin Bet back online after day of computer malfunctions
Ha'aretzNovember 7, 2011

Hackers' group Anonymous claims responsibility for crashing the websites of IDF, Shin Bet and Mossad, but government denies this, claiming that an IBM computer component was responsible. By Anshel Pfeffer All Israeli government and security-related...more »

Personal Injury
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Daily Journal Shines Spotlight On Los Angeles Personal Injury Law Firm
Daily MarketsNovember 9, 2011

California's leading legal newspaper has published an in-depth profile of the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys of Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, PC, which highlights the firm's high level of client service. The October 14 article featured in the Los ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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John Jay College and New York Law School Launch New Joint Degree Program in ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 28, 2011

The School is noted for its nine academic centers: Center on Business Law & Policy, Center on Financial Services Law, Center for International Law, Center for New York City Law, Center for Professional Values and Practice, Center for Real Estate ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Many Thanks to Our Advertisers
Above the LawNovember 30, 2011

That's where First Personal Injury comes in. The British firm has an in-house team of injury claim specialists who handle every kind of accident and injury claim on a no win, no fee basis. Whether you've suffered a minor personal injury or a major ...more »

Consumer Protection
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First 100 Days of Consumer Protection Bureau Examined
C-SPANNovember 2, 2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created by last year's Dodd-Frank Act to protect consumer transactions, officially began work on July 21st. It assumed oversight of consumer finance regulations from other federal agencies. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Lawyer on the lam
Real Estate WeeklyNovember 30, 2011

A lawyer from the white shoe law firm Crowell & Moring is facing extradition from Hong Kong amidst allegations that he embezzled $2.5 million from a New York real estate investor. Douglas R. Arntsen, a counsel at the global firm, ...more »

Jarboe criticizes town for handling of Walmart petition
So Md NewsNovember 30, 2011

Jarboe, who lives just outside the town limits and also serves as a board member for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, criticized the town for releasing criteria on how it would handle petitions for referendum two days before the due date ...more »

Sports Law
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The antitrust laws — sports and business
Fenton Tri County TimesNovember 16, 2011

These are but two examples of how sports have become a very large business and the economic impact of the NFL, the NBA and other sports leagues and activities is significant. So the question for today is this - just what is antitrust law? ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Jon Corzine steps down at collapsed MF Global, hires lawyer
Economic TimesNovember 5, 2011

The FBI is examining whether the firm's actions amounted to a crime, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. ...more »

Legislative auditor pushes for access to records
The Daily AdvertiserNovember 19, 2011

AP BATON ROUGE — Louisiana's legislative auditor says he wants a change in state law in the wake of court rulings that restrict his office's access to information he said he needs to do his job. The Advocate reports Legislative Audit Advisory Council ...more »

Why pre-employment screening can be beneficial
Kitsap Peninsula Business JournalNovember 30, 2011

Laws that pertain to employee testing include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The bottom line is that you must ensure that the testing does not ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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VINCENT MARTIN calls for a more enlightened legal approach to repossession and ...
Irish TimesNovember 21, 2011

Any proposed change to the bankruptcy code must deal with the issue of personal mortgage debt. There should be a distinct move away from the adversarial system which is part of traditional litigation. Elements of collaborative law, which has spread ...more »

Environmental Law
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Carbon tax set in stone
The AustralianNovember 11, 2011

With the Greens declaring the policy must go further and advocating a 100 per cent renewable energy future that would terminate the age of coal and gas, Ferguson accused them of "living in fantasy land". He said: "The Greens like to demonise those who ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Relatives of late heiress Huguette Clark file will that left them everything ...
New York Daily NewsNovember 29, 2011

The dueling documents — the stuff of mystery novels — will be the centerpiece of a probate battle between the late recluse's family and her lawyer and accountant. A motion filed in Manhattan Surrogates Court by the descendants accuses the attorney ...more »

Family Law
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Michelle Parker's family hires Morgan & Morgan
WDBO RadioNovember 29, 2011

According to public records, the couple was involved in a domestic violence case involving children in 2009. Parker and Smith have 3-year-old twins together. Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney said Smith would not take a lie detector test when asked. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' comp plan administrator responds to comments
Little Falls Evening TimesNovember 2, 2011

Comments made by Herkimer Deputy Mayor Gary Hartman regarding the Herkimer County Workers' Compensation Self-Insurance Plan have drawn a response. Steven Billings, county personnel officer and plan administrator, said in a statement ...more »

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