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Brookfield Office buys Four World Financial Center
CTV.caNovember 1, 2011

In a related development, Brookfield has a deal to lease 767000 square feet of office space at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan to Bank of America. "Renewing Bank of America/Merrill Lynch for a sizable amount of space at the World ...more »

Commercial Property news in brief
Manchester Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

We saw significant interest in the property as a result a new lease was subsequently negotiated with MAX.” “Demand for serviced apartment accommodation has remained strong throughout the UK, and Manchester is no exception; the city is one of Europe's ...more »

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Administrative Law
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William Marietti named chief judge of Muskegon County Circuit Court
Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.comNovember 18, 2011

1. Marietti will succeed Judge John C. Ruck as the court's administrative chief. Ruck has been chief judge since March 2003. Marietti said the supreme court's appointment followed a unanimous nomination by the 14th circuit's four judges after Ruck ...more »

Health Care Law
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Shots - Health Blog : NPR
NPRNovember 22, 2011

3 Republican in the US House of Representatives, has a very clear record on the Affordable Care Act. He has repeatedly called for its defeat and was one of the co-sponsors of the January repeal measure that easily passed the House but died in the ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Potential hopefuls mull map changes
Amarillo.comNovember 25, 2011

Delwin Jones and Joe Heflin will have lots to think about during the Thanksgiving weekend. Jones, R-Lubbock, and Heflin, D-Crosbyton, said Friday they will decide before Monday, the start of the registration period for next year's Democratic and ...more »

Immigration Law
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Law could affect legal immigrants
Atmore AdvanceNovember 28, 2011

Alabama's controversial immigration law may have had another unintended consequence, some economic development officials worry. The arrest of a German executive for Mercedes Benz in Tuscaloosa — he had left his ID and passport in his hotel room — has ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Clinton Says Aid For Poor Is Security Priority
SalonNovember 30, 2011

These newer donors are being pressed to make sure their aid is linked to protection of the rule of law and good governance. The forum, which was last held in 2008, is also taking up the so-called Millennium Development Goals adopted by the United ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Unions strive for Freeport mine resolution
Radio AustraliaNovember 3, 2011

Trade unionists from around the world including Australia are in Jakarta, to try to resolve the bitter dispute at the Freeport mine in the Indonesian province of Papua. The dispute flared last month, leaving several people dead after clashes between ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Time for No-Fault Reform
PropertyCasualty360November 1, 2011

In an effort to hold down costs, the state adopted a fee schedule limiting the amount insurers have to pay for common medical treatments associated with car accidents. The state's medical society took issue with the change and sued to stop its ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal group gave food and multi vitamins to 20000 animals while children ... News AgencyNovember 14, 2011

Every state in the United States and the District of Columbia has a law prohibiting cruelty to animals. These laws do not give animals rights, but do afford some legal protection. The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is the Federal Law that regulates research ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Jags ReportNovember 9, 2011

It will deliver a memorable impression with Arizona home-buyers and home sellers. As Toll Free Vanity Numbers are simply easier to remember than non-related digits. There are many famous brands that have successfully built a brand around 1-800 vanity ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Canady, Polston often dissent in Florida Supreme Court cases
Palm Beach PostNovember 30, 2011

Other disputes arose in cases such as a challenge to a 2005 law that made it harder to sue for asbestos-related injuries. The court majority rejected a key part of the law that sought to require plaintiffs to show "physical impairment" before they ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Speaker Backs Quota System
Modern GhanaNovember 29, 2011

According to her, affirmative action such as the quota system was a critical measure for rectifying imbalances in women's representation in politics. Opening the 2nd Conference of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP), West Africa Region, ...more »

Workday Selected by CAE
MarketWatch (press release)November 22, 2011

Montreal, Canada-based CAE employs more than 7500 people at over 100 sites and aviation training locations in more than 20 countries, with annual revenues last year exceeding C$1.6 billion. -- CAE continues to expand into new markets worldwide, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Venezuelan Congress passes amendments to landlord-tenant law
El UniversalNovember 8, 2011

The National Assembly (AN) of Venezuela Tuesday approved new amendments to the landlord-tenant law, whose final reading is scheduled for Thursday in the AN plenary session. Diosdado Cabello, the president of the Housing and Administration Committee, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Lawmakers Propose Storm Rebates From Utilities
Patch.comNovember 9, 2011

Other near term measures could include training of non-utility contractors to assess outages, freeing all utility linemen to begin repair work immediately," said Sen. Fonfara. "Over the long term, we can promote distributed generation andenergy ...more »

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BNA Books Announces the Publication of the "2011 Cumulative Supplement" to ...
PR Newswire (press release)November 28, 2011

Intellectual Property Taxation: Transaction and Litigation Issues, with 2011 Cumulative Supplement is authored by Jeffrey A. Maine, Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law, Portland, ME, and Xuan-Thao N. Nguyen, Professor of Law at ...more »

Business Law
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Pa. Supreme Court says former mayor disqualified for office because of fed ...
The RepublicNovember 30, 2011

The central issue in Rambler's case was whether his federal felony conviction for mailing threatening communications amounted to an infamous crime. Rambler had sought payments from people, saying he otherwise would expose them for advertising in a ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Audit cites errors handling veterans' benefits claims
Allentown Morning Call (blog)November 17, 2011

Today's Watchdog column is the latest about military veterans and the poor treatment they've received from their government when they apply for benefits for service-connected disabilities. Air Force veteran Stephen Berger, who lives near Jim Thorpe, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Albuquerque man pleads guilty to child porn charges (4:56 pm)
Las Cruces Sun-NewsNovember 15, 2011

The case also was brought as part of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force's (ICAC Task Force) mission to locate, track, and capture Internet child sexual predators and Internet child pornographers in New Mexico. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal Injury Firm John K. Zaid & Associates Opens San Antonio Office (press release)November 13, 2011

Personal Injury Firm John K. Zaid & Associates Opens San Antonio Office. This satellite office in San Antonio, expanding the firm's practice in Southeast Texas. HOUSTON, TX, November 13, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The personal injury law firm of John ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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UCF senior wins lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott
Central Florida FutureNovember 28, 2011

Rick Scott to block the state law requiring the drug-testing of welfare recipients. A UCF senior's argument for his constitutional rights has led to the blocking of a controversial state law that required welfare beneficiaries to be drug-tested. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Doctor profiles prove popular online
Chicago TribuneNovember 26, 2011

A new state law requiring that all health care professionals convicted of sex crimes, forcible felonies and battery of patients have their medical licenses permanently revoked has improved the lines of communication between county prosecutors and state ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Rwanda parliament passes consumer protection law
The Citizen DailyNovember 27, 2011

Parliament has passed the Competition and Consumer Protection Bill. The law sets punitive measures for any company that violates consumers' rights or abuses competition principles. The legislation is in line with the East African Community (EAC) ...more »

Real Estate Law
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State not keen on doing away with ULC restrictions
Hindustan TimesNovember 29, 2011

The state government has sought legal opinion from the advocate general on the request made by seeking exemptions from ULC approvals since the law was repealed. Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI), body of real estate developers, ...more »

Law firm Watson Burton handles deals worth £225m this year 23, 2011

More recently, the team worked alongside Baker Tilly in successfully advising HG1 Gas Ltd on the management buyout of Contract Natural Gas Ltd (CNG). The transaction involved advising the management team of HG1 Gas on the purchase of the commercial gas ...more »

Sports Law
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As MLB and Players Strike Labor Pact, A Look at Union's Legal Bills for Last ...
The American LawyerNovember 22, 2011

While the quick resolution of the current contract talks between Major League Baseball and its players should keep the related legal bills relatively low this year, The Am Law Daily has the breakdown on how much the players' union have spent on outside ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Wisconsin Democratic Party says Walker supported a bill that makes it easier ...
PolitiFactNovember 10, 2011

"It doesn't make it 'easier' on drunk drivers," said Hawkins, a National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' expert on drunken driving issues. "It makes it so prosecutors have to do more work to assure judges and juries that the evidence they are ...more »

How to Write Off Job-Hunting Expenses
SecondActNovember 9, 2011

If you don't, you could give the government more money than you need to, says Julian Block, an attorney and onetime IRS special agent. Block has written extensively about taxes, including a 2011 book, Julian Block's Tax Deductible Travel and Moving ...more »

Special Times Colonist series: Who's cheating our seniors?
Victoria Times ColonistNovember 26, 2011

Financial elder abuse appears to be on the rise and its dark shadow touches all levels of society. It's not a new issue, but with an aging population, experts say this kind of abuse appears ripe to grow. Statistics Canada pegs the number of people who ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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VINCENT MARTIN calls for a more enlightened legal approach to repossession and ...
Irish TimesNovember 21, 2011

Any proposed change to the bankruptcy code must deal with the issue of personal mortgage debt. There should be a distinct move away from the adversarial system which is part of traditional litigation. Elements of collaborative law, which has spread ...more »

Environmental Law
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Her Majesty Queen Noor Of Jordan Applauds Masdar's Progress In Pioneering ...
Abu Dhabi City GuideNovember 14, 2011

“Jordan, much like the United Arab Emirates, believes in adopting a more balanced energy mix. The royal vision for the energy sector expressed by His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Al Hussein focuses on the need to increase use of alternative energy sources ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Fort Bend Lawyers Care to offer free legal advice
Ultimate Fort BendNovember 9, 2011

These questions might involve divorce, custody, child support, adult guardianship, adoption, real estate, landlord and tenant issues, credit issues, and wills and probate. The Legal Line phone number is 281-239-0015 and is for advice and counsel only. ...more »

Family Law
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When spouse trumps heir
Financial PostNovember 28, 2011

This is the same reasoning behind the election option offered under Ontario estate law and Albertans can already make a claim for their fair share under dependants' relief legislation. As for where the new Alberta Act goes further than that, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Paladin Chooses Mitchell's Worker Compensation Solution to Streamline Services
TMC NetNovember 7, 2011

Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions, a division of Mitchell International, describes itself as a provider of workers' compensation cost-containment technologies and services, whose clients include payers, self-insured companies, third-party ...more »


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