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Miami cop innocent of reckless driving on turnpike, lawyer says
MiamiHerald.comNovember 1, 2011

Officer Fausto López's lawyer, William Matthewman, said in a statement that López client is innocent of the charge of driving recklessly, a second-degree misdemeanor, on the morning of Oct. 11, when Florida Highway Patrol Trooper DJ Watts stopped him ...more »

Conceal carry law starts Tuesday
Today's TMJ4November 1, 2011

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm is urging gun owners who get the permits to make sure they know the law before actually using their gun. "Before they can threaten to use force or actually use force, there's going to be serious ...more »

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Administrative Law
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House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia Hearing
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 4, 2011

Assisting Afghanistan in regard to regional economic integration, development of its administrative capacity, and management of its economy so as to strengthen its capacity in the coming era of diminished external assistance. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health insurance costs rising more slowly
Kansas.comNovember 6, 2011

Health insurance premiums for next year are still rising, but the rate of increase may be starting to slow, according to experts in the insurance field. And the effect of some new benefits under the new federal health care law , which ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Summary Judgments for Nov. 2
Thomson Reuters News & InsightNovember 2, 2011

But Justice Clarence Thomas, who disagreed with Breyer's 1999 dissent, dismisses the idea thatwhat goes on in other countries is relevant to US law. "I am unaware of any support in the American constitutional tradition or in this court's precedent for ...more »

Immigration Law
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Biz deadline delayed due to Ala. immigration law
BusinessWeekNovember 5, 2011

Alabama has pushed back the deadline for businesses to get their state and county licenses because of difficulties with the state's tough new immigration law. State Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee signed an order extending the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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INLAND: Communities vs. megawarehouses
Press-EnterpriseNovember 6, 2011

For three generations Galleano's family has protected its land from development. Now they're watching others join the fight. From Norco to Perris to Moreno Valley and parts of San Bernardino County, residents have created websites, passed out fliers, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Improving Cash Flow is Within Your Reach
ABCN's Officing TodayNovember 2, 2011

With its long history of providing clients with aggressive, ethical representation at affordable rates, United Mediation Services, Inc. was established as “a different kind of collection agency.” Focusing solely on commercial debt collections, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Butler Rubin Named Among Best Law Firms in US News Media Group and Best ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

US News also ranked Butler Rubin as a Tier 2 "Best Law Firm" in the areas of arbitration, commercial litigation and bankruptcy/reorganization. Best Lawyers named eight Butler Rubin attorneys as leaders in their fields: Louis J. Aurichio (Insurance Law) ...more »

Animal Law
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Simple and clear: State's animal care review starts in the right direction
Fairbanks Daily News-MinerNovember 6, 2011

The state veterinarian, housed in the Department of Environmental Conservation, wants to create more specific regulations reflecting Alaska's animal care law. More specifics will help everyone understand when animal care does or does not comply with ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Op-Ed: Intellectual Property attorney has creative side as artist (Includes ...
DigitalJournal.comNovember 9, 2011

San Francisco - Few legal associates knew that intellectual property attorney Richard Greenstone had an accomplished creative side. Over a hundred people showed up at a reception on November 3 showcasing his work in a solo exhibit. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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SMM wrangle rages
NewsDayNovember 3, 2011

Shabanie Mashaba Mines Holdings (SMMH) has denied claims by the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) it now owns the comatose asbestos mines in Zvishavane and Mashaba and has taken the legal route to stop ZMDC from assuming ownership. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Factions lining up for battle on affirmative action proposal
Tulsa WorldNovember 6, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY - Several organizations are forming a coalition to oppose a state question that would abolish affirmative action in the public sector. The measure, State Question 759, is expected to appear on the ...more »

OAG Cargo Helps Amerijet International to Reach 34000 Freight Forwarders Globally
Sacramento BeeNovember 2, 2011

By UBM Aviation MIAMI, Nov. 2, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Freight forwarders wanting fast access to Amerijet International's all-cargo flights serving the Americas, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia can now gain instant schedule information and ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Judgment reserved in Joburg lease case
News24November 3, 2011

The Rental Housing Act also stipulated that a landlord could not cancel a lease on grounds that were unfair. Berger said the pursuit of profit should be balanced against the constitutional rights of the tenants. At least seven people living in the ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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PROFNET EXPERT ALERTS: Electric Vehicles / Liberian Elections / Enron
Stock Markets ReviewNovember 2, 2011

He has more than a decade of experience in online and print media. News Contact: Wendy S. Loughlin, Phone: +1-315-443-2785 Website: **4. LAW: CRIMINAL CASES BOOSTED CAREERS, BLEMISHED DOJ. ...more »

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Hong Kong Litigation: Why Quinn Isn't In
The American LawyerNovember 1, 2011

But don't expect the Am Law 100's most profitable litigation firm to launch a Hong Kong office anytime soon. "We looked into it," says John Quinn, managing partner of Los Angeles-based Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, who checked out the Hong Kong ...more »

Business Law
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Sexual harassment settlements: 'cost of doing business'
CNNNovember 1, 2011

The website of Allred's law firm boasts of verdicts from $5 million to $18.4 million. The confidentiality clause is also an attractive near-guarantee that the matter will stay secret, unless someone is subpoenaed to discuss the terms in a court of law...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Veteran's Day events across Colorado
Denver PostNovember 4, 2011

Denver VA A "VA Information Day" event will be from 8 am to noon in the auditorium at the Denver VA Medical Center, 1055 Clermont St. The event is an opportunity for any Veteran to come to the Medical Center and find information about (and assistance ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Nixa Police Department helps snare child-porn purveyor
Christian County Headliner NewsNovember 11, 2011

... Tri-Lakes Regional Internet Crimes Task Force working with the Nixa Police Department learned that someone at the residence was trading images of child pornography on the Internet. The case was developed when Nixa Investigators located the computer...more »

Personal Injury
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Gov. Scott To Tackle Auto Insurance Fraud
WESH OrlandoNovember 3, 2011

Scott spoke about growing concerns regarding personal injury protection and auto insurance in Florida. Personal injury protection compensates the policyholder for bodily injury damages occurring in an accident by providing payment for medical and ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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The consequences of ignoring Constitutional eligibility
RenewAmericaNovember 1, 2011

The law is a necessary and proper power in conjunction with Congress's constitutional authority to declare war. In other words, Obama acted in complete disregard of the Constitution. Instead of submitting to the Constitution and US law, Obama submitted ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Expert Defends UNM Actions In Malpractice Suit
ABQ Journal (subscription)November 11, 2011

An expert in legal malpractice and legal ethics told a judge Thursday that a University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center attorney had done everything right when he contacted top ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 7, 2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has broad rule-making authority for a wide range of consumer protection laws that apply to all banks and savings institutions such as the Bank, including the authority to prohibit "unfair, deceptive or abusive" ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Attorney accused of mortgage loan fraud
Eagle TribuneNovember 3, 2011

By Mark E. Vogler NORTH ANDOVER — A Woburn real estate attorney, who serves on the town's Zoning Board of Appeals, faces allegations of misappropriating mortgage loan funds from real estate closings. ...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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Hopkinton officially bans shooting at Fruit Street site
MetroWest Daily NewsNovember 2, 2011

... ensure the safety of employees and people using sports fields there. While state law already bars hunting and shooting on municipal land unless officially allowed, the resident who previously owned the Fruit Street site permitted those activities. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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US Denies Retaliation in Pursuit of Prominent Boston Lawyer
Main JusticeNovember 9, 2011

Prominent criminal defense lawyer Robert A. George of Boston has said it's part of his mission to see the court system through the eyes of the defendant. But federal prosecutors say he went over the line and ...more »

Immigrants' successes in business to be highlighted
DesMoinesRegister.comNovember 3, 2011

“We have practical seminars,” said Sa, like what sort of taxes to expect, what it means to be audited by the IRS, and even how to attract customers. “The IES is an event where we call out to people, to help them to be self-sufficient. ...more »

Moran Sponsors Discrimination Bill Against Circus to Censor American Institution
MarketWatch (press release)November 2, 2011

In this day and age, when businesses are failing, the economy is struggling and families are worried, Congressman Moran is busying himself with legislation that immediately threatens to end the livelihood of more than 250 families working right here in ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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U.S. Department of the Treasury Awards VSE Corporation Potential $250 Million ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

This contract includes options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative 10-year maximum potential value of this contract to approximately $250 million. VSE has been the prime contractor for Treasury's Office for Asset Forfeiture (TEOAF) general ...more »

Environmental Law
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Legislation could open cell phones to robocalls
GCN.comNovember 4, 2011

The communications landscape has changed dramatically since the Telephone Consumer Protection Act was passed in 1991, and a House bill would bring it up to date by treating cellular phones more like traditional wireline phones. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Paladin Managed Care Services, Inc. Selects Mitchell Workers' Compensation...
MarketWatch (press release)November 7, 2011

"We are pleased to welcome Paladin to Mitchell," said Nina Smith-Garmon, senior vice president and general manager of the Mitchell Workers' Compensation Solutions Division. "This new alliance is a compelling example of the speed and success of the ...more »

Family Law
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States' grandparent visitation laws raise concern
Boston.comNovember 5, 2011

"There are very real assumptions on the part of society about parents who are involved in this kind of litigation. It feels like our fitness has already been decided by the public because we've been sued by our parents or in-laws, and that's really ...more »


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