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Roosters costing taxpayers a fortune
KRQENovember 1, 2011

SANTA FE, NM (KRQE) - Some roosters are evidence in a misdemeanor cockfighting case, but keeping them alive so they can be presented in court is costing taxpayers a small fortune. The total is more than $100000 so far. On Monday, a Santa Fe judge ...more »

Malaysia court rules against student politics ban
The AustralianNovember 1, 2011

Students have long campaigned for a repeal of the 1971 Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA), which bars them from joining political parties and trade unions, saying the ban violates human rights and free speech. Malaysia's Court of Appeal ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Citizens Spoke Out on Keystone XL Pipeline, but Is the State Department ...
Inside Climate NewsNovember 1, 2011

... a decades-old law that requires the State Department to solicit and respond to public comments about federal projects that could have a significant impact on the environment. NEPA rules kicked in when a similar round of Keystone XL hearings was ...more »

Health Care Law
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Care for a Poor Bill of Health?
Daily Reckoning - Australian EditionNovember 2, 2011

We've already seen how zombieism overtook the education industry. Now let's look at another one — health. The health care industry is demonstrably unproductive. ...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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Poland plans to relax rules in fresh amnesty for immigrants
Deutsche WelleNovember 5, 2011

The latest legislation comes into force at the beginning of 2012 and is aimed at making the current official procedure for immigrants considerably easier. According to the new law, immigrants will have to make their application for a temporary or ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Government issues building energy and water submetering report (press release)November 9, 2011

By 2050, buildings are likely to use as much energy as the transportation and industrial sectors combined. Formally, submetering is the installation of metering devices to measure actual energy or water consumption at points beyond the primary utility ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Former Alberta politician appointed to lead process to improve rail freight ...
CanadianBusiness.comNovember 1, 2011

Jim Dinning's job will be to bring together shippers, railways and other key players to develop a template for service agreements and a streamlined commercial dispute resolution process. Transport Minister Denis Lebel announced Dinning's appointment on ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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HCC Insurance Holdings Reports Third Quarter 2011 Net Earnings of $60.4 ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made under "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The types of risks and uncertainties which may ...more »

Animal Law
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LA unleashes hefty fine for barking dogs
CBS NewsNovember 2, 2011

At times, your intellectual laziness is downright astounding. by nevwster1 November 2, 2011 8:35 PM EDT COnsidering the animal rights nuts ala peta-ites have pushed for laws banning DEBARKING surgery, you can see their effort is aimed at making dog ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Merck, Teva, Movie Downloads, Poker: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekNovember 1, 2011

(This is a daily report on global news about patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property topics. Updates with Twitter in Patent section.) Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) -- The US Supreme Court left intact a ruling that lets Merck & Co. block ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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In Re Wells Fargo Mortgage Lending Discrimination Litigation
The American LawyerNovember 1, 2011

(Prisbe is in Baltimore; the others are in Towson, Maryland.) —Tania Karas For breaking litigation news, read The Am Law Litigation Daily. Go to A browser or device that allows javascript is required to view this content.more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Women call for early passage of Affirmative Action Bill
Modern GhanaNovember 17, 2011

11/17/2011 4:30:07 PM - Participants at a consultative forum on the Affirmative Action Bill, held in Ho, have appealed to the government to put in place tougher punishments against those found violating the basic rights of women, as well as ensure the ...more »

Probe says hockey team crash caused by pilot error
The Associated PressNovember 2, 2011

The Interstate Aviation Committee said the Sept. 7 crash of the Yak-42 plane near the city of Yaroslavl in central Russia occurred because one of the pilots accidentally activated the brakes during takeoff and then pulled the plane up too sharply in a ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Vote yes on Nov. 8 to reject Z-88 and defend tenants' rights!
The Hudson ReporterNovember 6, 2011

This is obviously not true: Z-88 only benefits landlords who violate the law and harms their tenant victims and does not address the alleged misadministration which motivated the RC hearings in the first place. Mr. Simoncini also suggests because I and ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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UPI NewsTrack Business
UPI.comNovember 1, 2011

Burroughs predicted membership at the nine-branch credit union would grow 5 percent this year, compared to 4 percent in 2010, The Detroit News reported Monday. With a new law limits the amount banks can charge when a consumer uses a debit card at a ...more »

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U.S. News - Best Lawyers Ranks Akerman Senterfitt Among "Best Law Firms ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

As part of this year's Best Law Firms rankings, Akerman was named US News - Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Litigation - Real Estate. For the first time, one law firm in each of the practice areas ranked nationally received the prestigious 2011 ...more »

Business Law
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Law on political advertising
Times of MaltaNovember 1, 2011

Maltese law regulating political advertising poses a conflicting situation because the same norm is not applied across the board in a uniform, standardised and coherent manner to all media. While in the case of the print medium and the internet, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Jobless rates inches down to 9% | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-11-04
Philadelphia InquirerNovember 4, 2011

Patton was deployed to Iraq in 2008 and wants to use military benefits to learn about new technology. Despite encouraging productivity statistics and recent positive news from Wall Street, the nation's job market expanded, albeit barely, adding 80000 ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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FBI specialize to discuss computer system safety
UMSL Daily (blog)November 11, 2011

Mize specializes in conducting investigations related to computer crime and child exploitation on the Internet. He will discuss “Advanced Persistent Threat Attacks” at 9 am Dec. 1 at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2222 Market Street in St. Louis. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys Yonke & Pottenger Discuss Kansas City ...
PR Web (press release)November 4, 2011

According to the Kansas City personal injury lawyers of Yonke & Pottenger, LLC, Kansas City Police Department statistics from the last four years reveal a disturbing trend about traffic accidents in the Kansas City metropolitan area. From 2007 to 2010, ...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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Cepac Lawyer Marketing Presents Internet Business Plan at FJA Masters of Justice
NewYorkInjuryNews (press release)November 2, 2011

The three seminars will cover the topics of medical malpractice, insurance bad faith claims and jury selection techniques. The meeting is also an opportune time to network with the top attorneys and legal experts from across Florida and legal service ...more »

Consumer Protection
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CPA changing the leasing landscape
SA Commercial Prop News (press release)November 2, 2011

Short-term lease agreements make it difficult to predict revenue streams making it that much harder for property owners to seek further investment from the banking sector. “The CPA has no preceding case law, making accurate prediction and outcome of ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Dallas Intellectual Property Law Firm Adds Partner, Changes Name
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

His experience also includes Chicago law firm Kirkland & Ellis, where he was Partner, and Occidental Chemical Corporation, where he served as Vice President and General Counsel. "Keith's experience in high-stakes commercial litigation is unparalleled," ...more »

Contracts of RPPs awarded without advertisement: counsel
Business Recorder (blog)November 1, 2011

On the occasion, the Chief Justice termed the award of project contracts without advertisement as sheer violation of the legal procedure which, he said, was not allowed by the law of the land. According to him, if the federal cabinet has given cover to ...more »

Sports Law
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As NBA talks stall, Mavericks grip on fans' devotion
USA TodayNovember 1, 2011

Three years ago, the Texas Wesleyan law student e-mailed Cuban urging him to hire Carlisle. Carlisle got a chuckle out of telling campers the story, which he had heard through a mutual acquaintance. It was the first time he had met Daryapayma. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Defending the Brady rule
Los Angeles TimesNovember 21, 2011

The Supreme Court should grant Smith a new trial A victory for Smith would remedy this particular injustice, but violation of the Brady rule is widespread in the criminal justice system. The National Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers has proposed model ...more »

Glenn Beck Endorses Tax Resolution Services Co. As Best Firm to Relieve IRS Stress
PR Web (press release)November 2, 2011

No fan of IRS policies and its often intrusive audit and aggressive collection practices, Beck admits it's simply one's duty to pay their taxes. “The IRS is a brutal collection agency and no matter what the excuse, you have to give them what you ...more »

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 »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Despite Syms, Filene's, it's been a slow bankruptcy year
USA TodayNovember 2, 2011

The corporate casualty, though, is an anomaly in what has been a fairly quiet year for bankruptcy protection filings. Outside of the massive implosion of MF Global this week, there have been few other filings, and the overall assets held by the ...more »

Environmental Law
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Texas leaders suspicious of Obama Administration's energy loan favoritism
Examiner.comNovember 3, 2011

ABC News even reported recently that “several of Barack Obama's top campaign supporters went from soliciting political contributions to working from within the Energy Department as it showered billions in taxpayer-backed stimulus money on alternative...more »

Wills & Probate
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Meet Democratic Surrogate Candidate Theodore "Ted" Stevens II
Patch.comNovember 3, 2011

The Essex County Surrogate's Office is responsible for the probate of wills, the processing of adoptions and estate matters and the appointments of administrators, trustees and guardians. Ted Stephens has been a corporate, public sector and privately ...more »

Family Law
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State passes autism coverage law
liherald.comNovember 2, 2011

He has continually stood up for my family and every other family with autism, and we will never forget what he did for us.” New York joins 28 other states that have enacted similar autism insurance reform laws. The law was supported by Autism Speaks, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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How focusing on wellness can reduce workers' comp costs
Smart Business NetworkNovember 1, 2011

Many employers are turning to preventive measures like wellness programs to improve their employees' health and, in turn, reduce health care, disability and workers' compensation costs. “This is a big issue in workers' compensation because we mostly ...more »


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