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Impact of circle rates
Times of IndiaNovember 1, 2011

There are several reasons for this, like the stricter general power of attorney norms as well as higher stamp duty. The financier's profit margin is smaller in this scenario," added GP Tiwari (name changed), who invests in real estate. ...more »

Premier Service Bank Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2011
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

In the Bank's lawsuit against the FDIC, as receiver for 1st Centennial Bank, and against certain former officers of 1st Centennial Bank and 1st Centennial's director and officer liability insurance carrier, the Bank negotiated a settlement, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Supreme Court schedules hearing on non-ambulatory law
FeedstuffsNovember 1, 2011

Arguments surrounding the California law that bans all non-ambulatory livestock from being slaughtered in the state for processing into meat will be reviewed by the US Supreme Court next week. The court has scheduled a hearing on the matter Nov. 9. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Ohio voters to decide fate of collective bargaining law, federal health care...
The RepublicNovember 8, 2011

Voters will also decide whether to allow the state to opt out of a federal health insurance mandate and whether judges should be allowed to sit on the bench through age 75. Akron and Columbus are also electing mayors. The effort to turn back Ohio's ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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The real anti-Catholic bigots
WND.comNovember 1, 2011

The 1965 Voting Rights Act struck down state impediments to black access to the ballot. The 1968 act forbade discrimination in the purchase and sale of housing. While these laws restricted the freedom of state officials, restaurateurs, bar owners, ...more »

Immigration Law
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South Carolina immigration laws encourage discrimination
The GamecockNovember 3, 2011

Yes, there are millions of illegal immigrants here who committed a crime and bypassed the system. Unfair as it may be to some, we must be realistic. There are millions here, and trying to round them all up and ship them back to their home countries is ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Peabody's new boss down to business
The Boston GlobeNovember 13, 2011

A graduate of Holy Cross College and Suffolk University Law School, Bettencourt and his wife, Angela, have three daughters. The mayor's race attracted considerable interest as a battle between two well-known contenders in a city that had seen only one ...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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Michigan Auto Accident Insurance Industry Seeking to Protect Profits Over People
InjuryBoard.comNovember 2, 2011

Under Michigan's current No-Fault system, the highest-priority insurance company is usually very easy to identify, and it is required to begin paying for medical care immediately without the need for or delay of litigation to determine fault. ...more »

Animal Law
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Ryerson student takes veganism discrimination dispute to Human Rights Tribunal ...
National PostNovember 8, 2011

Correspondence from the school to Ms. Ketenci indicates it views the dispute as an academic matter, exempt from discrimination law. “There is no positive obligation on the school to expand course work to allow for the inclusion of all creed or faith ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Uganda: Nation Asked to Develop Intellectual Property Rights Laws
AllAfrica.comNovember 24, 2011

Uganda has been advised to quickly develop coherent Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policies with attention to access to technology for development, at a time when piracy and exploitation are rampant. The recommendation was made in research findings ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Orlando SentinelNovember 5, 2011

LEGAL ASSISTANT —— Real Estate Law Firm in Maitland seeks full time professionals for litigation files and pre/post closing positions. Ideal candidates for litigation will have experience with foreclosure, eviction, and other real-estate based ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Tshwane folds in racial discrimination case - Solidarity
PoliticswebNovember 17, 2011

The court order decrees, among other things, that employment equity may not be one of the criteria for filling the position for which De Sampaio applied. According to Dr Dirk Hermann, Deputy General Secretary of Solidarity, De Sampaio's case is a ...more »

Elite Aviation Earns ARG/US Platinum, WYVERN and IS-BAO Certifications
PR Newswire (press release)November 3, 2011

3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elite Aviation, a global premiere private jet company with a diverse fleet servicing flights worldwide, announced today that the company has successfully completed the ARG/US Platinum, WYVERN and IS-BAO audits. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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City of Montreal removes tenants from mouldy building
CTV.caNovember 11, 2011

I hope that he goes to jail There is nothing worse than a slum lord that specializes in victimizing new Canadians that don't yet know their full rights. Or at least make sure the Regie du Logement offers tenant rights leaflets in as many languages as ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Are big banks now in the clear for allegedly aiding Madoff?
Reuters Blogs (blog)November 3, 2011

US District Court Judge Colleen McMahon dismissed Picard's common law tort claims against JPMorgan Chase and UBS (and related defendants), finding that Picard does not have standing. Her ruling expands and reinforces a previous decision on the same ...more »

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Scorpio Tankers Inc. to Announce Third Quarter 2011 Results on November 14, 2011
MarketWatch (press release)November 9, 2011

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements ...more »

Business Law
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Holy Land: 'Don't advertise settlements as part of Israel, rules ASA'
Independent Catholic NewsNovember 2, 2011

The ASA said the company had breached two parts of the code, 'unreasonable delay' in responding, and 'misleading advertising'. stolen land, but those who care about international law will take every opportunity to remind them. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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WCTC to hold Veterans Day Military Benefits & Education Fair
Sussex SunNovember 7, 2011

In keeping with its commitment to serve veterans, WCTC will hold a “Veterans Day – Salute to Those Who Served: Military Benefits & Education Fair” on Friday, Nov. 11, from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Richard T. Anderson Center, 800 Main Street, Pewaukee. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Minnesota sex offender's online actions to be monitored
Grand Forks HeraldNovember 5, 2011

In those cases, the sites are usually named because they were a part of the crime. There continues to be an increase statewide in computer-related crimes involving the Internet and social media sites, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom said. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal Injury Claim Solicitors Help You To Provide the Compensation That You ... (press release)November 9, 2011

November 05, 2011 -- Personal injury claim solicitors are one of those few people who can assist you while you have been injured because of someone else's negligence. In this regard, is providing you personal injury claims solicitors that ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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APNewsBreak: NH rep drops gay marriage amendment
Boston.comNovember 1, 2011

David Bates, the Windham Republican who also is sponsor of the repeal bill, told The Associated Press on Tuesday he wants to let the Legislature consider repealing the law enacted under Democrats two years ago before debating a constitutional change...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Legal Events Calendar: November 1, 2011
Brooklyn Daily EagleNovember 1, 2011

"Labor Law and Construction Accident Update." Speaker: Brian J. Shoot. Reservations are required. For more information, call (718) 875-0158. Location: Rex Manor, 1100 60th St. (at 11th Avenue), Bay Ridge. TODAY, Nov. 1, CLE: Brooklyn Bar Association ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Survey: Many parents help kids lie to get on Facebook
CNETNovember 1, 2011

In 1998, Congress passed the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) that requires Web sites to "obtain verifiable parental consent" before collecting personal information from ...more »

Real Estate Law
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PERSONNEL FILE: Jackson Kelly only firm in US to receive mining law recognition
West Virginia RecordNovember 3, 2011

... Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Tax Law, Water Law and Workers' Compensation Law - Employers. ...more »

Ince seals Supreme Court victory in Rainy Sky contracts case
The LawyerNovember 3, 2011

Ince & Co has scored a victory in the Supreme Court after it ruled that business sense should be applied when interpreting commercial contracts. In Rainy Sky SA & Ors v Kookmin Bank, the Supreme Court accepted arguments put forward by appellant Rainy ...more »

Sports Law
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Latest North Dakota news, sports, business and entertainment...
KXNet.comNovember 2, 2011

Police chief Keith Ternes said at a Tuesday news conference that he is working with law enforcement in Cass and Clay counties to take a proactive approach to the recent robberies. The Fargo Forum reports that Ternes called the recent string of four ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Corzine steps down at collapsed firm, hires lawyer
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNovember 5, 2011

Seeking to raise MF Global's profile and expand its business, he sought help from former Goldman Sachs colleagues in New York and Washington. In February, he successfully lobbied the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to make MF Global one of only 22 ...more »

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The Associated PressNovember 15, 2011

The players responded Monday by vowing to file an antitrust lawsuit. The owners are continuing legal action of their own. So, after months of hard feelings, contentious negotiations and downright ridiculous claims (did a union attorney really say ...more »

War on Drugs racist: Mass incarceration and the ugly specter of a new Jim Crow
Louisville Courier-JournalNovember 20, 2011

(The elder Dr. Paul wants to legalize marijuana, an obvious necessity to ending the War on Drugs.) If that's true, they have to oppose tax dollars funding a practice that is rendering millions of people unemployable and labeling them useless at a time ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Waters attacks Volcker rule
Financial TimesNovember 20, 2011

The rule, part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is meant to reduce the need for future taxpayer-funded bail-outs of US banks by barring banks from engaging in risky activities such as prop trading and limiting their ...more »

Environmental Law
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Rep. Blackburn: We Should End All of These Programs
Fox NewsNovember 1, 2011

Stuart, what we don't want is the federal government micromanaging all these alternative energy programs and ideas. If they are good ideas, take them to the marketplace. Secure your investors. Then make it a profitable venture. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Follow the paper trail to minimise IHT
Financial TimesNovember 11, 2011

If a will did exist and was admitted to probate, but cannot now be found, copies of the will, any codicils and the grant of probate can be obtained from The Postal Searches and Copies Department, Leeds District Probate Registry, York House, York Place, ...more »

Family Law
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Despite New Law, Domestic Workers Struggle to Care for Their Families in Kenya
TrustLawNovember 1, 2011

She gets two days off a week, is paid very well and often gets gifts to take to her family. The Africans keep changing house girls every few months. I have met so many new ones in my three years of working here." Jane Muchiri, 34, a banker from Nakuru, ...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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