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Conceal carry law starts Tuesday
Today's TMJ4November 1, 2011

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm is urging gun owners who get the permits to make sure they know the law before actually using their gun. "Before they can threaten to use force or actually use force, there's going to be serious ...more »

Mayor Vincent Gray feels vindicated by House report on Sulaimon Brown's claims
Washington PostNovember 1, 2011

... according to the mayor's staff. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform found that Brown appeared to receive money-order contributions from people with ties to a Gray campaign consultant and found circumstantial evidence that Brown ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Apple invokes French law in iPhone hearing
iT NewsNovember 1, 2011

Apple barrister Cameron Moore told a preliminary hearing Tuesday that although Samsung's three patents are registered in Australia, they could ultimately fall under French jurisdiction. The patents underpinned wireless communication standards developed ...more »

Health Care Law
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Low-income state workers begin to gain access to Children's Health Insurance ...
Washington PostNovember 7, 2011

At least six states have opened their Children's Health Insurance Program to the kids of low-income state employees, an option that was prohibited until the passage of the 2010 health-care law. This relatively small step has as its backdrop years of ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Louisiana Fights Threat of Sanctions in Discovery Phase of Oil-Spill Trial
Courthouse News ServiceNovember 1, 2011

The Limitation Action was commenced by Transocean pursuant to the Limitation of Liability Act of 1851 and Rule F of the Supplemental Rules for Certain Admiralty and Maritime Cases. Under this Rule, Transocean has sought to limit its liability to ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration law: Spring Hill College students use Facebook to put a face to ...
al.com (blog)November 3, 2011

By Renee Busby, Press-Register View full sizeFILE - People of different faiths walk under the Avenue of the Oaks during the the Interfaith Religious Freedom Walk ceremony on the campus of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., Sunday, December 5, 2010. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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12 Glen Cove City Council Candidates for 6 Open Seats
Glen Cove Record PilotNovember 4, 2011

I currently serve on the City's Industrial Development Agency. As your Councilman, I will focus on quality of life and economic development. We need to continue to pursue illegal and overcrowded housing conditions and provide important tools for law...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Golder Markets Expands in New Zealand – Licensed and Regulated as Financial ...
PR Web (press release)November 4, 2011

GML Golder Markets (NZ) Limited (registration number 3621811) is a member of the Financial Dispute Resolution Service (NZ) and is registered in the Financial Service Provider Register of New Zealand (FSP181044) as obligated by law. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Ratings Roundup: Torus Specialty, Assurant, National American
Insurance JournalNovember 10, 2011

As offsetting factors S&P cited “Assurant Health's continued weak operating performance, the lingering negative effects of the continued slow economic recovery on premium volumes and profit margins, and high exposure to litigation and insurance...more »

Animal Law
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Rep. Wynn proposes animal abuse law
Royal Purple NewsNovember 2, 2011

State Representative Evan Wynn, R-Whitewater, introduced a new bill Oct. 27 that would create harsher penalties for abuse to animals. According to a press release from Wynn's office, the bill, named “Casey's Law” is named after a ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Pharmaceutical intellectual property laws need reform
EurekAlert (press release)November 7, 2011

Canada's pharmaceutical intellectual property laws need major reform to encourage and protect innovation in developing new drugs, states an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The federal government supports drug innovation in ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Fine after Handyman Exposed to Asbestos
Ashley AinsworthNovember 1, 2011

During its removal, the board broke, and the man realised it contained asbestos. The handyman was wearing two dust masks but was not wearing a protective disposable suit. He was not suitably trained and licensed to work with asbestos. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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PDF File Size: 4.25 MB
PacificanNovember 3, 2011

This is the point of view many people hold in regards to affirmative action, including the author who tackled the UC Berkeley Affirmative Action Bake-Sale in last week's paper. Since the author decided to speak disparagingly of black people in his ...more »

Got Vacant Land? Chicago Aviation to Install 60 Acre Solar Farm at O'Hare
EcopreneuristNovember 2, 2011

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has some great ideas. How about a massive solar panel installation, and an alternative fueling station for private and commercial vehicles at O'Hare International Airport? A new composting program for some ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Will government reforms to the pub industry help struggling landlords tied to ...
Norwich Evening NewsNovember 25, 2011

Phil Cutter, landlord at the Murderers in Timberhill, said it did not go far enough to redress the balance on the PubCos/tenant relationship. He said: “I have a genuine fear that, the small 'ray of light' that this inquiry gave to tenants, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Andrew, Ruth Madoff Say They Were Unaware of $65 Billion Fraud
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

Bernard Madoff, 73, was arrested by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on Dec 11, 2008, and his firm was forced into bankruptcy. He pleaded guilty and is serving a 150-year sentence in a federal prison in North Carolina. In describing the family's ...more »

Litigation
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Latham & Watkins Announces New Partners, Counsel
Main JusticeNovember 7, 2011

She received a JD from New York University School of Law in 2001. William Reckler is a litigator whose practice focuses on white collar defense and investigations, and securities litigation. He has notable expertise in conducting internal ...more »

Business Law
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Art, photo collection going up for bids after being seized from Birmingham ...
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)November 1, 2011

Thomas took advertising images that were targeted at African American culture and removed brand images and text to show how advertising depicts race. This image originally was a Coca-Cola ad. The Unbranded collection was shown at the Brooklyn Museum of ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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California DMV launches new web page to honor military Awards
Red Bluff Daily NewsNovember 15, 2011

I also remind all veterans to make sure they identify themselves as veterans on the form when they renew their drivers license or identification card so we can ensure they get notified of all the benefits they have earned." An estimated 2.2 million ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Talk of controls and double standards feature of meet
Vancouver SunNovember 2, 2011

In September, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan proposed to the United Nations a global code of conduct including the principle that "policy authority for Internet-related public issues is the sovereign right of states. ...more »

Personal Injury
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California Supreme Court Rules Against Personal Injury Plaintiffs
U.S. Politics TodayNovember 10, 2011

The California Supreme Court narrowed the collateral source rule and ruled that defendants in personal injury lawsuits should be able to reap the benefit of a plaintiff having invested in health insurance. November 10, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Consumer's defence among priorities of State - Says Jurist
AngolaPressNovember 1, 2011

According to him, 2010 constitution is comprised by other specific norms, expressed in absolute way and they are strictly connected to Law on Consumer's defence and its legal principles of infra constitutional nature. The seminar on consumer's rights ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Med Mal Caps Hurt Patients
Huffington PostNovember 23, 2011

At least one study found court findings of negligence lined up with assessments by impartial reviewing physicians. Critics of the legal system point out that many cases of negligence are not reported or adjudicated. However, every review has found ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Survey: Parents lie to help preteens get on Facebook
Los Angeles TimesNovember 2, 2011

Boyd, a senior researcher with Microsoft Research, teamed up with Eszter Hargittai from Northwestern University, Jason Schultz from UC Berkeley and John Palfrey from Harvard to take a closer look at the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, COPPA, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Woburn Lawyer Facing Real Estate Fraud Charges
Patch.comNovember 3, 2011

A North Andover man who practices law in Woburn has been charged with diverting mortgage loan funds from real estate closings and misappropriating those funds. Daniel S. Braese, 47, of North Andover, was arraigned in federal court in ...more »

NY group seeks local government mandate relief
Wall Street JournalNovember 2, 2011

—Add factors that include a local government's ability to pay in a labor contract arbitration and making the process more transparent. —Eliminate some state provisions in public construction that drive up the cost by assuring more union work. ...more »

Sports Law
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Jerry Sandusky Charged With Sexual Abuse: Did Penn State Officials Tim Curley ...
Huffington PostNovember 6, 2011

They were also accused of failing to alert police – as required by state law – of their investigation of the allegations. "This is a case about a sexual predator who used his position within the university and community to repeatedly prey on young boys ...more »

Criminal Defense
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New local lawyer joins team helping missing infant's parents
Kansas City StarNovember 2, 2011

Joseph Tacopina, a high-profile New York criminal defense lawyer who is representing the parents of Lisa Irwin, announced Tuesday that Kansas City's John Picerno would join the case. A public dust-up late last week between Tacopina and his previous ...more »

Food Labels, MF Global, FrontPoint, BNY Mellon: Compliance
BusinessWeekNovember 21, 2011

The Canadian government is considering narrowing the focus of its main environmental assessment agency so it can accelerate reviews of major industrial projects, Environment Minister Peter Kent said. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency ...more »

Commentary: 'Obamacare' could be Supreme Court's labor/employment highlight of ...
Insurance News Net (press release)November 10, 2011

One of the other cases up for consideration is a wage-and-hour battle that would provide clarity to the Fair Labor Standards Act's outside sales exemption; the case would further define the contours of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Other ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Most abandoned, abused children in Maharashtra: Report
IBNLive.comNovember 11, 2011

The last audit on child protection homes that rehabilitate abandoned and abused children was done more than five years ago. A law for protecting children against crime is still pending and is due to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Shale could help break Russia's grip on gas
Financial TimesNovember 1, 2011

Shale gas could bring energy security to both Poland and much of Europe. In the Kosciuszko Institute report, Alan Riley, professor of law at City University, London, writes that even if Europe were to access just 10 per cent of its estimated ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Veterans Day Events Across Texoma
KXII-TVNovember 10, 2011

Volunteer attorneys will be on site providing legal advice on issues including family law, wills and probate, veterans' benefits, consumer issues, landlord/tenant law, tax issues, bankruptcy and foreclosure. Service members and veterans who need ...more »

Family Law
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Maryland Attorney Uses Collaborative Skills To Successfully Reunite Her Own ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)November 1, 2011

Bethesda Magazine's November 2011 issue details the behind-the-scenes story that led Regina DeMeo to open her own family law firm in DC this October. DeMeo is well-known in the DC Area as divorce attorney, who is frequently mentioned in the top ratings ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Hartman: Herkimer will pay judgment, file appeal
Little Falls Evening TimesNovember 1, 2011

“While Herkimer County grabbed a headline claiming it was vindicated by an Onondaga County judge, the truth is its workers compensation plan was mismanaged and that premiums were unfairly assessed pursuant to a formula that benefited the county over ...more »

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