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'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 »

Gray, others ordered to testify in DC Lottery lawsuit
Washington TimesNovember 1, 2011

A federal judge has compelled Mayor Vincent C. Gray and two council members to testify about a controversial lottery contract awarded in 2008. The order by US District Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson means Mr. Gray and member ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Occupy Nashville arrests end
The TennesseanNovember 1, 2011

State attorneys did not object at a hearing Monday afternoon, and US District Judge Aleta A. Trauger granted the request. “People can protest freely and express their First Amendment rights on the plaza without fear of being arrested,” Tricia Herzfeld, ...more »

Health Care Law
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Innovating health care in the home – a proven solution
The Hill (blog)November 3, 2011

Curbing this growth in health care spending is absolutely necessary for all of us, yet we cannot accomplish this without radical rethinking of how we provide care. New legislation should center on implementing innovative solutions that create this new ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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La. senators fight use of foreign ships to transport oil in US waters
Houma Courier (blog)November 3, 2011

In June, the administration issued a blanket waiver of the 90-year-old Jones Act, a law that requires that domestic cargo move on US-flagged ships unless they are unavailable during a national-security crisis. As a result of the waivers, foreign ships ...more »

Immigration Law
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Expanded Immigration Detention: Locking Up Those Yearning to Breathe Free
Huffington Post (blog)November 1, 2011

But at the core, Smith's measure has little to do with keeping "dangerous criminals" off the street, but is rather another attempt to misuse the immigration detention system to punish immigrants, even when they have never committed a crime and are ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Dyadic International Reports 2011 Third Quarter Financial Results
Sacramento BeeNovember 4, 2011

3, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTC Pink: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzyme and protein products for the bioenergy, industrial enzyme and ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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NADN Launches MISSISSIPPI Chapter -- 7 Leading Mediators & Arbitrators ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) is a national association whose membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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ALLSTATE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY v. ROBERT W. BAIRD & CO., INC.
Leagle.comNovember 2, 2011

The Town alleges, however, that Allstate improperly induced the Trustee to use the TPT revenues to pursue litigation against the Town instead of to service the Bonds. In particular, the Town alleges that "Allstate induced the Trustee to divert the ...more »

Animal Law
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Whales are people too
ABC OnlineNovember 7, 2011

ELIZABETH JACKSON: In the United States, animal rights campaigners have begun a legal battle for the release of five killer whales. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - or PETA as they're known - argue that the whales are being kept as ...more »

Intellectual Property
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MIME creator: Developers face patent trap
ZDNet UKNovember 6, 2011

... 6 November, 2011 12:00 Patent infringement lawsuits have become a very real concern for independent developers and big companies alike, a situation highlighted by the growing number of high-profile courtroom battles over intellectual property. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Suit puts 'court's decisions at risk'
The AustralianNovember 1, 2011

GOVERNMENT lawyers have warned that if federal magistrates press ahead with litigation against the commonwealth, it could lead to a ruling invalidating their appointments and the legislation that established their court. Such an outcome would raise ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Solidarity in court to stop affirmative action
Independent OnlineNovember 3, 2011

By Sapa Trade union Solidarity lodged papers in the Johannesburg labour court on Thursday in a bid to stop affirmative action employment in the Tshwane municipality. Solidarity's deputy general secretary Dirk Hermann said the urgent interdict was filed ...more »

Kingfisher Airlines urgently needs Rs 2000 crore to survive: Expert
Economic TimesNovember 11, 2011

BANGALORE: Tycoon Vijay Mallya's cash-strapped and bleeding private carrier Kingfisher Airlines urgently requires about $400 million (Rs 2000 crore) to survive and keep flying, an aviation expert said late Friday. "If Kingfisher has to survive, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Landlords in Middletown worry about new law
Times Herald-RecordNovember 16, 2011

The association's president, Jody Moraski, told common council members many landlords live nearby, although maybe not in the city, and are available in case of an emergency. Moraski also said designating a tenant or other non-employee and giving them ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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IBA Blog - Day Two
The Lawyer (blog)November 1, 2011

... triumph of man-movement, with fleets of buses shifting a couple of thousand lawyers to the venue and back to their hotels in waves. In the town, all had not been so smooth. Poor old Akbar, our official IBA shuttle bus driver, was having a bad day. ...more »

Litigation
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Additional Trial Dates For Fosamax Lawsuits Scheduled For February 2012
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)November 8, 2011

Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports that four additional trials in the consolidated In re: Fosamax Litigation will commence on February 27, 2012. Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports that the Honorable Carol E. Higbee, who is overseeing the consolidated Fosamax ...more »

Business Law
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The DPP and criminal proceedings
Jamaica ObserverNovember 1, 2011

Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com. 6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Capitol Alert: Assemblyman Richard Pan to seek California benefits for ousted ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 10, 2011

Gay and lesbian veterans who were dishonorably discharged from the military in years past because of their sexual orientation would be eligible for state benefits under legislation being crafted by a Sacramento assemblyman. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Montgomery man guilty in one of Ala.'s ...
WSFANovember 10, 2011

At the start of the investigation Matthews agreed to cooperate with law enforcement and confessed that he had been trading child pornography over the internet for several years. Matthews pleaded guilty in federal court to a one-count felony charge of ...more »

Personal Injury
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Big Daddy's 618 named in personal injury suit
Madison County RecordNovember 14, 2011

Now she is suing the bar for her injuries. Lenora D. Ackman filed a lawsuit Nov. 2 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Big Daddy's 618. In her complaint, Ackman claims she was visiting Big Daddy's on July 8 when two intoxicated patrons began a ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Summary Judgments for Nov. 2
Thomson Reuters News & InsightNovember 2, 2011

But Justice Clarence Thomas, who disagreed with Breyer's 1999 dissent, dismisses the idea thatwhat goes on in other countries is relevant to US law. "I am unaware of any support in the American constitutional tradition or in this court's precedent for ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Edit: Medical negligence needs healing hand
Daily News & AnalysisNovember 3, 2011

Medical malpractice is an act of a doctor or other medical professional of doing something - or failing to do something - that harms the patient. It may result in a complication, prolonged pain, costlier treatment or even death. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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NH consumer protection agency a toothless tiger
Exeter News-LetterNovember 11, 2011

In the wake of the sudden closing of Daddy's Junky Music, I contacted the state Consumer Protection and Antitrust office regarding information about how I would go about getting warranties on instruments that I purchased honored by GE Capital (the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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2011 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Shokrina Radpour Beering
Indianapolis Business JournalNovember 2, 2011

Sphere of influence: As one of the few women practicing real estate law, she is determined to make life easier for women who follow in her footsteps. She founded IndyCREW, an organization that promotes and supports women in commercial real estate. ...more »

HR Business Manager
PersonnelToday.comNovember 1, 2011

I am working with a top 20 law firm to recruit an HR Business Manager for their Northern region working as part of an HR team of more than 30 strong across the UK. This six month contract role will work alongside 5 other HR Business Managers who take ...more »

Sports Law
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Legal agreement forces Harkins Theatres to install technology for blind, deaf
Bizjournals.comNovember 10, 2011

Harkins Theatres will install closed captioning equipment for the hard of hearing and video description technology for the blind in almost all of its 346 Arizona movie screens. The move is part of a legal agreement over a federal disability ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Case of former Jabil Circuit executive Patrick A. Evans to go to jury Wednesday
Tampabay.comNovember 9, 2011

Assistant State Attorney William Loughery ridiculed that argument, saying that "only in a world populated by defense attorneys" would evidence against someone be interpreted as evidence they actually didn't do the crime. The defense attorneys objected ...more »

Real estate lawyer Michael Eddings closes firm amid audit
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerNovember 2, 2011

“Audits for real estate law practices are very common and routine,” he added, saying he'd discuss the matter after the audit is complete. Carrie Navarifar, a First American spokeswoman, said the company does not comment on “internal matters. ...more »

In the Margins: Best to weed out sexual predators when hiring teachers rather ...
MLive.comNovember 11, 2011

SN: Being forced to trade sex for grades is sexual harassment and, as such, discrimination, for which there already are laws on the books. The law defines sexual harassment as “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Business people
Concord MonitorNovember 14, 2011

He is director and chairman of the firm's energy, utilities and telecommunications group and has extensive experience representing utilities in the gas, electric and water industries. GREGORY SMITH of Concord, of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, ...more »

Environmental Law
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Candidates: Legislative District 24
NJ SpotlightNovember 3, 2011

They also panned Christie's energy master plan, saying it was too favorable to the oil industry and too light on incentives for alternative energy sources "The reliance on fossil fuel as a key ingredient is not a master plan for conservation and ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Holzfaster, Cecil, McKnight, & Mues Adds a New Dayton Lawyer, and Earned ...
PR Web (press release)November 3, 2011

HCM&M has been serving those in need of Dayton Estate Planning, and Dayton Auto Accident Law help for the past 70 years. HCM&M also focuses in estate/probate administration, divorce, family law, and litigation in personal injury, and wrongful death ...more »

Family Law
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How Inequality Harms Children of LGBT Parents
BlogHer (blog)November 1, 2011

The report recommends: Legally recognize LGBT families via parental recognition laws at the state level, marriage for gay and lesbian couples, and pathways to immigration and citizenship for binational LGBT families. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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ScripNet Launches – ScripNet Insurance Payment Solutions™ (SNIP) to Address ...
The Open Press (press release)November 2, 2011

While group health payers were required to convert to electronic bill processing by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), HIPAA did not impose eBilling requirements on workers' compensation. Seeing the reduction in errors, ...more »

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