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Unsecured creditors likely to lose nearly half money owed by Browns ...
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

The firms face an anxious wait as administrators for Browns Construction Group battle for payments from long-running contract disputes against the company, which helped force it into administration in August. But administrators from Begbies Traynor ...more »

Court: School was Right to Ban "Islam is of the Devil" Shirts
Opposing ViewsNovember 1, 2011

... policy banning “clothing or accessories that ... denigrate or promote discrimination for or against an individual or group on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, race, religion, or gender” was constitutional. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Transcript reveals judges' awkward conversation
Las Cruces Sun-NewsNovember 1, 2011

"Considering that (the Administrative Office of the Courts) thinks that I'm a homophobe," Murphy responds, adding that, "there I am on the PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) roster." Later, 35 pages into the 51-page transcript, ...more »

Health Care Law
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Appeals Court Backs Health Care Law
New York TimesNovember 9, 2011

A federal appeals court in Washington has upheld the Obama administration's health care law, in a decision written by a prominent conservative jurist. The decision comes as the Supreme Court is about to consider whether to take up ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Alessandro Nivola Talks JANIE JONES and REDEMPTION
Collider.comNovember 1, 2011

Don't they say never to act with children or animals? What are you going to be working on next? NIVOLA: I am making a movie that was written by a guy named Louis Mellis, who wrote Sexy Beast with Ben Kingsley and Ray Winstone. He's a Scottish guy, ...more »

Immigration Law
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Eden: Keeping businesses in business after immigration law
Opelika Auburn NewsNovember 13, 2011

Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. The group has scheduled a two-hour public hearing from 3 to 5 pm in the Birmingham City Council Chambers to hear from witnesses about the law's impact on families, businesses, agriculture, law enforcement and civil society. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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What Is An Invention? Ideaing Authors Say It Pays To Know With First To File ...
RedOrbitNovember 3, 2011

A “process†may include industrial or technical processes. A process is also the way an invention performs. Examples are a manufacturing process (for making devices or a drug) and computer software (which performs in a unique way). ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Resolving disputes need not be costly
nebusiness.co.ukNovember 4, 2011

In the construction industry, mediation is being increasingly used within the dispute resolution process. Today, most of the construction cases that are filed with a court of jurisdiction are remanded to mediation by the judge to see if a settlement ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Alleging lending fraud, feds sue mortgage broker
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteNovember 6, 2011

NEW YORK – The federal government sued one of the nation's largest privately held mortgage brokers last week, saying its decade-long fraudulent lending practices cost the government hundreds of millions of dollars and forced ...more »

Animal Law
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City's animal control laws appropriate
Times-JournalNovember 17, 2011

For several months, the prospect of a law regarding animals running loose in Fort Payne has made headlines. A proposal earlier this fall would have implemented an overarching policy on animals and likely would have led to a strain on law enforcement, ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Why Eastman Kodak Will Survive The Current Negativity
Seeking AlphaNovember 7, 2011

Third-quarter digital revenue grew 3% excluding that year-ago intellectual property revenue and a 25% decline in the company's digital cameras & devices business. Eastman Kodak has continued to see a decline in traditional products. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Goodwin Procter Selected for 19 Top Tier National Practice Rankings in US News ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

Goodwin was ranked in 71 metropolitan practice categories overall in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, San Diego and Washington, DC The firm was honored for excellence in Corporate Governance, FDA Law, Public Finance, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Pat Buchanan's Worst MSNBC Moments
Media Matters for AmericaNovember 3, 2011

Buchanan: Obama's Higher Education Was "Probably Affirmative Action All The Way." From the April 26, 2011, edition of MSNBC's Hardball: MATTHEWS: Because this is an incredible assertion, Pat. It's an incredible assertion to make about the president of ...more »

NAS Jax Air Show will continue impact of naval aviation on First Coast
Florida Times-UnionNovember 4, 2011

This year, the show will be celebrating 100 years of naval aviation. Here's more about the air show and its history: By Jeff Brumley That naval aviation has a major impact on the First Coast will become loud and clear this weekend when the Blue Angels ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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You Can Stay In Your Rental If Your Landlord Goes Into Foreclosure
Business InsiderNovember 3, 2011

However, being fully aware of your rights will ensure you aren't bullied by a lender or forced out of your home without due notice. Remember that you haven't done anything wrong – it may be a scary situation but the law is on your side. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Her lawyer seeks to lift non-disclosure agreement because Cain is "bad ...
SalonNovember 2, 2011

But after refusing to answer Politico's questions for at least 10 days, Cain began addressing the allegations on Monday, and as the old political cliché goes, the coverup, or the cover story, may wind up being worse than the crime. ...more »

Litigation
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Visa, MasterCard Eye Settlement Over Price-Fixing Litigation: report
NewsyStocks.comNovember 3, 2011

Payment networks Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) is seeing about $4 billion as potential settlement over price-fixing litigation by merchants, Bloomberg reports. The two companies and banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Bank Of America ...more »

Business Law
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Report: MF Global Broke Law, Did Not Keep Client Funds Separate
The AtlanticNovember 1, 2011

(And having had him speak at my business-school graduation, I can see why.) The unholy glee in his fall has been surprisingly well distributed across the many corners of the internet. But I held off--in part because I was mired in that somewhat ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Veteran notation on drivers license will help vets get military discounts from ...
ReporterNews.comNovember 16, 2011

Military veterans who passed up a free meal or other tokens of appreciation from local merchants this past Veterans Day because they didn't carry proof of their service won't have to forgo such benefits next November. ...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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Washington Area Bicyclist Attorneys need to "walk the walk"
InjuryBoard.comNovember 2, 2011

I was sent information about a local lawyer who is supposedly a plaintiff's personal injury trial lawyer and a Washington DC area bicycle accident victims' advocate. Yet, when I did not recognize the name, I looked to find his number in the Virginia ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Issue 3 sparks health care dialogue
Marietta TimesNovember 4, 2011

"The amendment is written to prevent compulsory participation in a health system, the individual mandate of the federal health care law," Snyder said. "The liberals of Innovation Ohio are twisting words on this clear and simple issue to propel their ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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New York Attorney Andrew J. Smiley: a 2011 "New York Super Lawyer"
U.S. Politics TodayNovember 1, 2011

The New York City personal injury law firm of Smiley & Smiley, LLP is a Midtown Manhattan family owned and operated firm which has provided personal injury legal representation to thousands of individuals and families since 1968. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Business & Consumer News: New watchdog guidelines expected to prevent PPI mis ...
Scottish Daily RecordNovember 1, 2011

The regulators said it was a "key time" as the market shifts away from PPI and firms begin to develop new income protection and debt products. The two bodies will act under their respective powers where firms risk causing harm to consumers. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Venezuela To Create State Real-Estate Co; Names Rental Chief
Wall Street JournalNovember 15, 2011

The official state publication announced the authorization for the creation of National Real Estate SA, which will be headquartered in Caracas and will be in charge of acquisition, sale, leasing and housing allocation. The company will have start up ...more »

Yanks' Sabathia Gets Contract Extension
Wall Street JournalNovember 1, 2011

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. Distribution and use of this material are governed by our Subscriber Agreement and by copyright law. For non-personal use or to order multiple copies, please contact Dow Jones Reprints at ...more »

Sports Law
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Ex-Penn State assistant Sandusky charged with sex abuse
USA TodayNovember 5, 2011

Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General via AP Penn State athletics director Tim Curley has been charged with perjury and failure to report under a Pennsylvania law in connection with allegations former football assistant Jerry Sandusky sexually abused ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Most Beneficial Criminal Defense Attorney by BEALL & THIES, LLC
The Open Press (press release)November 11, 2011

Basically criminal law works out with vast variety of offences like murder, DUI/DWI, identity fraud, sex offences, child pornography and many other offences. BEALL & THIES, LLC provides most beneficial criminal defense attorneys to its clients, ...more »

IRS Delays Tax Preparer Fingerprinting Requirement
Accounting TodayNovember 8, 2011

Shulman said the IRS will begin sending letters to tax preparers who have been identified as “high risk,” calling their attention to problems the IRS has detected on the Schedules A, C, or E, and whose clients' returns contain traits associated with ...more »

New York Woman Claims Movie Theater Fired Her to Replace With Daughter
Fox NewsNovember 12, 2011

The suit seeks unspecified damages for violation of state and federal age-discrimination laws. It also charges theater owner Gary Goldring, a minority investor in the Tampa Bay Rays' baseball team, and operations manager Paul Schuyler with "aiding and ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism Hearing
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 2, 2011

Together with the United States Attorneys' Offices and our many law enforcement partners, the Criminal Division, whose fine lawyers and staff I am privileged to lead, investigates and prosecutes cases involving transnational organized crime all over ...more »

Environmental Law
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Belgium moves toward nuclear phase-out
UPI.comNovember 2, 2011

Citing unnamed Belgian officials, the British broadcaster said the shutdowns would be conditional on finding enough alternative energy sources to replace 5860 megawatts of power now generated by the three reactors. The power plants, which together ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Unapproved Minutes...
Douglas BudgetNovember 2, 2011

Applications for Special Permits/Appointments to Boards and Committees: Councilmember Werner moved to appoint Terry Wills-Cathcart to the Planning & Zoning Commission/Board of Adjustment for a two-year term; seconded by Councilmember Reynolds; ...more »

Family Law
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Family Law Attorney Referral
Santa Barbara EdhatNovember 6, 2011

I am looking for referrals for family law attorneys in Santa Barbara. I am specifically looking for attorneys who may have a sliding-scale fee system, may make payment arrangements, or work with clients in any way in terms of paying their fees. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Budget Cuts Threaten First Responders' Workers' Compensation Benefits
DigitalJournal.com (press release)November 2, 2011

Budget cuts to the commonwealth's volunteer first responders' workers' compensation fund could result in significant changes to the system that provides important benefits to injured first responders. November 02, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Amid ...more »

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