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Premier Service Bank Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2011
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

In the Bank's lawsuit against the FDIC, as receiver for 1st Centennial Bank, and against certain former officers of 1st Centennial Bank and 1st Centennial's director and officer liability insurance carrier, the Bank negotiated a settlement, ...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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Pflugerville holding second water hearing tonight
Austin American-StatesmanNovember 1, 2011

SouthWest Water Co., which operates Windermere, plans to consolidate Windermere and seven other water and wastewater utilities under the name of another one of its utilities, Monarch. On at 10 am Nov. 8, the State Office of Administrative Hearings, ...more »

Health Care Law
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New York's Mandate Disorder
Wall Street JournalNovember 2, 2011

Mr. Cuomo's autism mandate is especially instructive because the same debate is about to be exported to the other 49 states under the Affordable Care Act. Regulators are now defining the "essential health benefits" that all insurers must cover, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Summary Judgments for Nov. 1
Thomson Reuters News & InsightNovember 1, 2011

The topic sounds broad, and it is - wrapping together a decade's worth of fights against terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering as well as international legal, national security, law enforcement and financial issues. There will be tales about ...more »

Immigration Law
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YOUR VIEW: Alabama's anti-illegal immigration law unnecessary if feds did ...
The Birmingham News - (blog)November 6, 2011

By Letters from our readers After reading your editorial on the feds' response, or rather Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's position regarding Alabama immigration law ("Feds ICE-y toward new law," Our View, Oct. 29), I respectfully ask: ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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District 14: Douglas Armstrong
Baltimore SunNovember 2, 2011

It will also instill more confidence among our residents, who tell countless personal stories of insensitivity, neglect and incompetence by law enforcement. In my 32 years in Baltimore, residents have always told me they distrust the Police. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Legal 500: Kim & CHang and Lee & Ko Are Korea's Top Two Major Law Firms
Arirang NewsNovember 8, 2011

Lee & Ko is also ranked as the top-tier firm in the all researched areas except one category, dispute resolution. In the category of corporate and M&A, Lee & Ko outscored Korea's long-standing top lawfirm Kim & Chang, in terms of the combined size of ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde, LLP Attorney Named State Chair for New ...
PR Web (press release)November 2, 2011

Head of ICRH's Insurance Defense Practice Group, Mr. Mackey concentrates his practice in litigation, primarily insurance-related matters involving fraud, coverage, breach of contract and negligence. He has extensive experience in insurance fraud ...more »

Animal Law
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The hunts that refuse to abide by the law
Times & StarNovember 23, 2011

Animal rights campaigners around the country celebrated and rejoiced when, back in 2004, the government finally moved to ban fox hunting. Having been introduced in Scotland two years previously, the act survived opposition from the House of Lords and ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Workshop on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer for Universities
Ammon NewsNovember 13, 2011

AMMONNEWS —ESCWA Technology Centre (ETC) is holding a workshop on “Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology Transfer for Universities and Research Institutions” on 16-17 November in El Hassan Science City, Amman, Jordan. The workshop is organized in ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Koster campaign profits as lawyer vying for state business
STLtoday.comNovember 6, 2011

... to pursue a contingency case is typically made by state attorneys general — some of whom, like Koster, accept campaign contributions from law firms seeking a piece of the settlement, a relationship that has generated criticism from business groups ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Norm Roche wants explanation for being booted from affirmative action panel
Tampabay.comNovember 19, 2011

Latvala sent a one-sentence memo Friday revoking Roche's appointment to the Affirmative Action Committee, which oversees the human rights office of the county. Latvala said her decision was in response to statements Roche posted using an online alias ...more »

TGI Beats, Raises EPS Guidance
Daily MarketsNovember 1, 2011

Of late, Triumph Group Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets of Aviation Network Services, LLC, a leading provider of repair and refurbishment of aircraft interiors, primarily for commercial airlines. The acquired business is expected to add ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Illinois sues landlord who allegedly sought sex from tenant
Chicago TribuneNovember 3, 2011

The state is taking Ignat to court under the Illinois Human Rights Act, which attaches penalties to civil rights violations — including those in real estate deals. Its civil lawsuit is seeking monetary damages against Ignat for unlawfully altering the ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Gigantic bankruptcy leaves future of former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine at risk
New York Daily NewsNovember 1, 2011

Now he's in the throes of one of the largest bankruptcy filings in US history. The curtain on the third act of ex-Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, 64, came down with a thud Monday as the Wall Street firm he took over just a year ago filed for bankruptcy. ...more »

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VR Holdings Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Litigation Dynamics
Jags ReportNovember 7, 2011

VR Holdings, Inc., whose sole asset is a lawsuit against certain lenders of a subsidiary company and its affiliates, today announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Houston, TX-based Litigation Dynamics, Inc., a provider of hosted ...more »

Business Law
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Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Lawyers at Your Ticket Doctor Now Assist Commercial ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed. • Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience. • Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Gay local Guardswoman faces federal legal fray
Seacoastonline.comNovember 22, 2011

Charlie Morgan made national headlines when, hours after the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, she went on national television and declared, "I'm finally proud to announce that I'm a lesbian." We reserve the right to remove any content at any ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Okmulgee man arrested for child pornography
kjrh.comNovember 3, 2011

Agents with the OSBI Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and Okmulgee County Sheriff's deputies arrested John David McAlister, 26, Wednesday on complaints of aggravated possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and violation ...more »

Personal Injury
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Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy Law Firm Carries on a Tradition of Excellence
Jags ReportNovember 8, 2011

Los Angeles, CA, November 08, 2011 –(– The Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy Law Firm announces its 65th year of representing accident victim clients in personal injury claims and wrongful death claims stemming from aviation accidents, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Constitutional rights
Jackson SunNovember 2, 2011

Even when we dislike or disagree with those who would use their rights to the edge of the law, we must protect them. We are speaking, of course, of the Occupy Wall Street movement so prominent in the media of late. But we could also be talking about ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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For WexTrust victims, little hope of getting much back
The Virginian-PilotNovember 20, 2011

The agreement called for barring investor suits against Much Shelist but allowed the receiver to seek $13 million from the Much Shelist's malpractice insurers. To do that, Coleman planned to hire a well-regarded, but expensive, law firm that ...more »

Consumer Protection
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House Subcommittee Debates Bill To Allow Companies To Make Robo-Calls To Cell ...
MediaiteNovember 6, 2011

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act, passed in 1991, states that it is unlawful for companies to “make any call… using any automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice” to any ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Lawyer selling 4BD in Spring Valley Village
Ultimate MemorialNovember 3, 2011

It is valued at $365807. David Houston of New Leaf Real Estate is the home's listing agent. Mr. Bowlin is a commercial litigation attorney and is a shareholder at the law firm of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry. He holds a BA, ...more »

Austin's DMX, Pandora team up for new product aimed at businesses
Austin American-StatesmanNovember 2, 2011

Austin-based commercial music services company DMX Inc. and Internet music giant Pandora have teamed up to offer customizable radio stations to businesses big and small. The new service, Pandora for Business, allows companies ...more »

Sports Law
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Basketball / Women's League / IBA cancels women's hoops season
Ha'aretzNovember 7, 2011

The players demanded to reinstall the "Russian Law," which ensured that at least two Israelis would be on court at all times. Last week the players shut down the season's opening game day, and the IBA responded with an ultimatum: Get back on court by ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Springfield CVB adds 3 to staff
Springfield News-LeaderNovember 21, 2011

Craig R. Heidemann, with the law firm of Douglas, Haun & Heidemann, PC, in Bolivar, was recently selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Missouri by the National Trial Lawyers Association. According to a news release from the firm, the National Trial ...more »

Audit hits glut of Ga. patrol posts
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionNovember 12, 2011

The state patrol challenged many of the audit's conclusions, saying they came from “hardworking analysts who have no professional expertise in law enforcement.” In the 62-page report, the Department of Audits and Accounts said the state could save more ...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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Most abandoned, abused children in Maharashtra: Report
IBNLive.comNovember 11, 2011

The last audit on child protection homes that rehabilitate abandoned and abused children was done more than five years ago. A law for protecting children against crime is still pending and is due to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Simplification Drives Hydrogenics Power Density Breakthrough in HyPM(R) Power ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

"The advantage, compared to the alternative route that some system integrators take of integrating a 'black box' stack from a separate supplier, is pivotal not only in terms of performance but also for manufacturability and reduced cost to customers. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Wicked LocalNovember 2, 2011

Refreshments will be served. Senior planning today is complex and changing. In order to make informed decisions, seniors must be aware of issues such as wills, nursing home planning, Medicaid, trusts and probate. By attending this free seminar, ...more »

Family Law
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Family fight breaks out over allegedly poisoned pot plants
WWMTNovember 10, 2011

During the confrontation Lt. Baker says the mother-in-law slapped the woman across the face. Lt. Baker says the victim was stunned and called police. “Had really no idea why she was being accused of that,” said Lt. Baker. Lt. Baker says the family...more »

Workers Compensation
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Leagle.comNovember 2, 2011

Mr. Bodily requested a contested case hearing before the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) to challenge Division's denial of benefits. Before conducting the hearing, OAH granted Division's motion for summary judgment against Mr. Bodily. ...more »


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