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Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearms Possession
KSEENovember 1, 2011

Her was then arrested on April 23, 2011 after again running from a car that police had stopped, and he threw another loaded handgun and possessed methamphetamine he said he was going to sell. Both incidents occurred after Her was convicted in 2005 for ...more »

Why we need confidentiality laws for juvenile suspects
Washington PostNovember 1, 2011

Why is the adult probation system not picking these “youth” up when they reach legal adult status? It seems to me that statutes related to youth offenses (such as the confidentiality laws cited in the editorial) should not be applicable to legal adults ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Natrona County prepares for battle with state over school funding
Casper Star-Tribune OnlineNovember 30, 2011

The next step in the process is a formal hearing which follows strict guidelines of commission rules and the Wyoming Administrative Hearings Act. The district initiated a formal hearing in April but opted to request an informal hearing first, ...more »

Health Care Law
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ALEC Adopts Health Care Compact as Model Legislation
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

"States, not the federal government, are in the best position to implement market-driven and patient-centered health care reform," said Christie Herrera, director of the Health and Human Services Task Force of ALEC. "The Health Care Compact Act adds to ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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City seeks guidance on law's impact
Troy MessengerNovember 23, 2011

10, 2011-2014; Industrial Development Board, Jack Norton, Clarence Scott, Bert Brown and Marsha Gaylard, Dec. 10, 2011-14; Downtown Redevelopment Authority, David Contract Jr., Nov. 12, 2011-16; Library Board, Susan Murphree, Oct. 8, 2011-15; ...more »

Immigration Law
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New immigration law, online platform on the way: Vayalar Ravi
Economic TimesNovember 26, 2011

The government has already drafted a new immigration law which will transform the migration process into a simple and transparent mechanism, he said. Voicing serious concern over reports of harassment and exploitation of Indians in the Gulf region, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Developers rush to harvest sun on prime CA ag land
San Jose Mercury NewsNovember 7, 2011

Jerry Brown could make marginal land far more attractive for development. The law will expedite the process by which poor soil can be developed with solar by allowing owners to more easily end their Williamson Act contracts, which grant lower tax rates ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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US HOT STOCKS: Gilead Sciences, Pharmasset, Chevron, Regeneron
Wall Street JournalNovember 21, 2011

Freeport agreed to pay higher rates even though its massive Grasberg mine in Indonesia remains hamstrung by a labor dispute. "This increase was a marginal upside surprise," says Barclays, adding that the deal is supported by expectations of a ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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SCORECARD: TORT REFORM
The CapitolNovember 14, 2011

Hospitals and doctors claim the multimillion-dollar payouts are a major cost driver for their medical-malpractice insurance premiums, and lead doctors to order expensive tests they don't need to avoid liability in case of lawsuits. ...more »

Animal Law
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Advocates say 'pioneering' NJ tiger registry bill may protect animals from ...
Washington PostNovember 30, 2011

She said the law would help give enforcement officials a needed tool to help capture criminals who deal in wild animal products by being able to identify the dead animal's origin. “Having the DNA evidence would give enforcement officials the tools to ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Yarnell's property to go on the auction block
CanadianBusiness.comNovember 27, 2011

Searcy City Attorney Buck Gibson told the city council during its November agenda meeting that since the city is not in the business of selling property, it would be best for property to be sold at auction. Gibson said the ADFA could then place a ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Pfizer Reports Higher Profits and Share Buyback Plan
New York Times (blog)November 2, 2011

... four times higher than the $866 million of the year-earlier quarter, but most of that difference came from the $1.3 billion gain from selling Pfizer's Capsugel unit this year and special charges a year ago, such as settling asbestos litigation. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Ira Michael Heyman dies at 81; led UC Berkeley, Smithsonian
Los Angeles TimesNovember 22, 2011

Heyman championed affirmative action at Berkeley. He also became the first non-scientist to lead the Smithsonian Institution. During 10 years as UC Berkeley chancellor, Michael Heyman increased minority representation in the student body and on the ...more »

Alliance Aviation to launch $120 mln IPO Monday
MarketWatchNovember 27, 2011

SYDNEY (MarketWatch) -- Alliance Aviation Services Ltd., a company that provides fly-in fly-out transportation for resources workers in Australia, will begin a bookbuild Monday for an initial public offering, or IPO, in a deal that ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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No regulation of landlords, promises government in housing strategy
Choices (blog)November 22, 2011

These are: regulation, giving private landlords wider rights to evict convicted tenants found guilty of looting and anti-social behaviour, and boosting institutional investment. The paper says: “The Government is committed to supporting growth and ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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'Spot Delivery' & 'Yo-Yo Sales' Attorney Informs FTC Panel About Abuses
NewsReleaseWire.com (press release)November 27, 2011

Lyngklip has been quoted as an expert on consumer law by such national publications as Smart Money magazine, Wall Street Journal Money Watch, the New York Times and Kiplinger's. He is one of 5% of all lawyers designated as a Super Lawyer and has ...more »

Litigation
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Bloomfield Mayor At Wits End; Threatens Litigation
CT NewsjunkieNovember 7, 2011

Bloomfield Mayor Sydney Schulman told reporters Monday that while he prides himself on keeping his cool, he had reached the breaking point due to what he called Connecticut Light & Power's “travesty” of a ...more »

Business Law
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Internet Ad Groups Revise Privacy Program on FTC Concerns
BusinessWeekNovember 8, 2011

The alliance “has announced important changes to address how data can be collected and used online,” Jessica Rich, deputy director of the FTC's consumer protection bureau, said in an e-mail yesterday. “We've been encouraging them to make these changes ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military technology center renews priority on Navy
Charleston Post CourierNovember 28, 2011

There is concern about what will become of SPAWAR's growing body of work, which ranges from outfitting mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, made locally by Force Protection, to handling the Veterans Administrations benefits program. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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North Mankato man arrested after porn investigation
Mankato Free PressNovember 28, 2011

After Minneapolis investigators working for the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force reviewed files on the computer, Gabler was arrested, said Det. Cmdr. Matt DuRose of the Mankato Department of Public Safety. The computers allegedly contained ...more »

Personal Injury
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Christmas time, mistletoe and... personal injury claims?
Telegraph.co.ukNovember 24, 2011

Last year, one man even received £35000 in personal injury compensation from the Czech Supreme Court after he was crushed by a 101ft Christmas Tree in the nation's capital of Prague. But it's not just people suffering at the hands/branches of those ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Orr to step down from constitutional law post
The Independent WeeklyNovember 8, 2011

Former NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Bob Orr is stepping down as executive director of the NC Institute for Constitutional Law, according to an announcement on the nonprofit organization's website. Orr, who had been the group's founding director ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Doctor denies allegations
Albany Times UnionNovember 30, 2011

According to the state Department of Health, he has settled three malpractice lawsuits, two of which had "below average" payouts. Wilmot said two cases involved injections in which he punctured the lung, causing a collapsed lung. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Now ads will have to deliver what they promise
FirstpostNovember 18, 2011

Reuters There are already laws in place to protect the consumer, but these, the minister felt, were not enough. “Of course, the Consumer Protection Act provides for protection of consumers from unfair trade practices… but they do not have the power to ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Syms, Blitz, Lehman, Real Mex, Broadstripe: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekNovember 10, 2011

Gores Group LLC bought the business in September 2010 under a contract with an advertised price of $208 million, including cash of $149.85 million. Based in Uniondale, New York, NEC filed under Chapter 11 in June 2010, saying assets and debt were both ...more »

Police-supply firms give big to museum project in D.C.
USA TodayNovember 14, 2011

WASHINGTON – The list of the most generous donors to the planned $80 million National Law Enforcement Museum is packed with corporate powerhouses — Motorola, DuPont, Verizon and Panasonic, among others. ...more »

Sports Law
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Three charged in Penn State sex crime case
Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewNovember 6, 2011

Bruce Antkowiak, who heads the criminology and law program at St. Vincent College in Unity, said the allegations against Sandusky obviously are disturbing because they involve crimes against children. The charges against the administrators are ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Defense attorneys falsify the decision of the Military Court on April 7 events ...
24November 17, 2011

Defense attorneys Kubanychbek Tashbaltaev and Eugenie Petrov falsified the decision of the Military Court on April 7 events at the higher authority. This was reported to 24.kg news agency by attorneys themselves. According to them, the Supreme Court ...more »

The US Government has no regard for the People or Freedom of Speech
NUG MagazineNovember 3, 2011

Taxes – taxation without representation – Harborside Health Center just got hit with a $2.4 million tax bill after an IRS audit of their 2007 and 2008 tax returns. The government ruled that the dispensary could not make normal business deductions, ...more »

Minnesota State Agencies to Pay $574000 For Age Bias in EEOC Suit
JobmouseNovember 18, 2011

In its age discrimination lawsuits against the three agencies, the EEOC contended that the incentive plans contained in collective bargaining agreements for certain employees violate the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) because the incentive ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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US Regulators To Use Call Reports For Determining Asset Size Under Dodd-Frank
NASDAQNovember 17, 2011

Under the law Congress passed last year in response to the financial crisis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau examines institutions with assets exceeding $10 billion for compliance with consumer financial laws. The Federal Reserve, the Federal ...more »

Environmental Law
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Protesters plan to greet state lawmakers
WRAL.comNovember 27, 2011

Raleigh, NC — When state lawmakers will return to Raleigh Sunday night for yet another legislative session, they will be met by opponents of the alternative gas drilling method known as "fracking." Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed the bill, but the Senate ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Free Legal Assistance for Low-Income Older Adults
Patch.comNovember 17, 2011

Other areas of the law addressed at these clinics include: Family Law, General Civil Legal Issues, Divorce, Parenting, Bankruptcy, Probate, Housing and Small Claims. For a schedule, listing individual clinics and their times and locations for services, ...more »

Family Law
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Autism Coverage Grows
Wall Street JournalNovember 2, 2011

The state Health Plan Association estimates the bill, signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will cost an average family "hundreds of dollars" and employers tens of thousands of dollars. "For some New York families and employers, it could be the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Lost in a loophole
The TelegramNovember 26, 2011

Photo by Gary Hebbard/The TelegramJerome Lawlor, an injured worker, holds a long list of massage therapists he was given by the province's workers' compensation commission. He says the problem is that none of them will treat him for $25 per half-hour,. ...more »

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