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European venture deals hit 11-year low
Financial NewsNovember 1, 2011

European venture capital investment has fallen to its lowest quarterly level since the dot-com crash, according to Dow Jones VentureSource, despite hopes that the region's venture industry is set for a growth spurt. The number of venture deals in the ...more »

Iraq, Government Of... Licensing Learn-In (SATCOM)
SatNews PublishersNovember 1, 2011

"The CMC is pleased to co-ordinate with GVF to facilitate expanded access to satellite communications in Iraq,” said Ahmed Al-Omary, Commissioner with Iraq's Communications & Media Commission. “We look forward to building upon this development with ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Joseph McKinley new chief judge in Kentucky's western district
Louisville Courier-JournalNovember 2, 2011

McKinley, a native of Owensboro, will replace Chief Judge Thomas B. Russell, who has served in that capacity for the last three years. McKinley's term will run for seven years, and he will be responsible for overseeing the administrative affairs of the ...more »

Health Care Law
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Obama health care law has unexpected beneficiaries
BusinessWeekNovember 4, 2011

And the Huntsman family business, where GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman sharpened his executive skills, received about $1 million. Candidates Perry and Huntsman have both vowed to repeal Obama's health care law. Spokesmen for the two campaigns ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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James Henry, General Duncan McNabb and Robert Somerville Receive 2011 Admiral ...
The Journal of Commerce OnlineNovember 2, 2011

"Each has been recognized for significant contributions and important ship services that benefit American seafarers, vessels and American commerce." James Henry has played a significant role in virtually every major initiative in United States maritime...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama and So. Carolina lead nation in Latino population growth – and strict ...
89.3 KPCCNovember 1, 2011

Its HB 56 immigration law, which remains partially blocked but has still caused a rash of school absences and a labor crisis in the fields as Latino workers flee the state, contains more restrictive provisions than Arizona's controversial SB 1070 on ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Middlebury First Selectman Candidates Vie for Position on the Board
Patch.comNovember 7, 2011

His public service includes seven years on the Region 15 Board of Education, serving as a charter member of the Economic and Industrial Development Commission, a former membership on the Water Pollution Control Authority and a member of the 1999 ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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City Council Releases Resolution Censuring Councilman D.J. Wilson
Patch.comNovember 5, 2011

The Edmonds City Council has adopted Resolution No. 1261, which censures Councilman DJ Wilson in what it says was his attempt to mediate a personnel dispute between the City of Edmonds and Kimberly Cole, the former executive ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Insurer says it shouldn't have to pay in contaminated celery death
San Antonio ExpressNovember 8, 2011

Neither the lawyer for the insurance company nor Sanquist could be reached for comment. Other litigation is pending against Sangar, including a lawsuit by another listeria victim, Mackenzie Purma of Austin, who was pregnant when she became ill. ...more »

Animal Law
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MSPCA opposes foothold traps
Boston.comNovember 2, 2011

Nevertheless, current law already allows health officials to use these traps in cases involving threats to public health and safety; animals caught in them must be killed, however. The proposed legislation, H. 3315, would allow recreational use of ...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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The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
The American LawyerNovember 1, 2011

Wiesel's practice covers those areas as well as international arbitration, regulatory and criminal investigations, antitrust cases, and actions involving the interests of foreign sovereigns. As Wiesel puts it: "I'm not the end of this process, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Pat Buchanan's Worst MSNBC Moments
Media Matters for AmericaNovember 3, 2011

Buchanan: Obama's Higher Education Was "Probably Affirmative Action All The Way." From the April 26, 2011, edition of MSNBC's Hardball: MATTHEWS: Because this is an incredible assertion, Pat. It's an incredible assertion to make about the president of ...more »

Third Quarter EPS of $.46 Reported by First Aviation
MarketWatch (press release)November 7, 2011

WESTPORT, CT, Nov 07, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- First Aviation Services Inc. (pinksheets:FAVSD) today released reviewed financial statements for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Income from operations for the quarter increased by 300% ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Landlord of New London apartments installs missing carbon monoxide detectors
Appleton Post CrescentNovember 1, 2011

Tenants who don't have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their buildings "should call your landlord immediately," said Vernon Green, Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue assistant chief/fire marshal. He said tenants should follow whatever notification ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyers Offering Free Initial Consultation to Growing ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)November 1, 2011

The San Diego bankruptcy lawyers at the law firm of the Golden State Law Group hereby announce that the firm is offering a free initial consultation to the growing number of seniors who may need bankruptcy protection based on statistics provided by the ...more »

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Thomas P. Ogden Joins Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP
MarketWatch (press release)November 4, 2011

4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP today announced that Thomas P. Ogden has become a member of the Firm in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, effective October 1, 2011. Mr. Ogden, 55, retired from Davis Polk ...more »

Business Law
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Craig Law-Smith Joins Amobee
Asia Media JournalNovember 1, 2011

SINGAPORE – Amobee, the company defining mobile advertising, today announces the appointment of Craig Law-Smith as Strategy and Business Development Director of the Asia Pacific. Headquartered in Amobee's APAC headquarters in Singapore, Law-Smith will ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Chase Expands Military Banking Benefits to All US Veterans
MarketWatch (press release)November 15, 2011

"We are proud to extend our Military Banking benefits to all our nation's veterans," said Todd Maclin, CEO of Consumer & Business Banking and CEO of Commercial Banking at Chase. "They have made terrific sacrifices to defend our freedom, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Talk of controls and double standards feature of meet
Vancouver SunNovember 2, 2011

In September, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan proposed to the United Nations a global code of conduct including the principle that "policy authority for Internet-related public issues is the sovereign right of states. ...more »

Personal Injury
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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 »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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George Will: While Teaching Constitutional Law GOP Congress-Blaming Obama ...
NewsBusters (blog)November 6, 2011

As NewsBusters observed last month, the media, possibly with marching papers from the White House, have regularly been blaming all that ails the nation on "The Republican Congress" despite the fact Democrats ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Denver Law Firm Burg Simpson Expands Injury Practice -- New Attorneys Hired to ...
Insurance News Net (press release)November 9, 2011

It is important to us to be able to provide our clients with access to a full range of legal services, which we believe will help obtain the maximum in compensation and benefits available to them.” With offices in, Denver , Cincinnati , Cody and ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Treasury Names Members of Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance
Insurance JournalNovember 2, 2011

The committee will provide advice to Treasury's Federal Insurance Office (FIO), which was established as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. “These individuals have tremendous knowledge about the insurance industry ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Barnes, Alford, Stork & Johnson, LLP Attorney Alan J. Reyner Selected as ...
PR Web (press release)November 2, 2011

Alan J. Reyner has been selected by Greater Columbia Business Monthly as a Midlands Legal Elite in the tax law category. Mr. Reyner's selection was published in the magazine's October 2011 issue. A reception was held at Saluda River Club's Chickawa ...more »

The Doe Run Company Promotes Matt Wohl to Vice President of Law
PR Web (press release)November 4, 2011

He will also oversee all other legal matters, including permitting, the interpretation of regulations and statutes, compliance and internal and external counsel for company operations. The Doe Run Company is pleased to announce that Matthew Wohl has ...more »

Sports Law
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State Sen. Bennett seeks refunds from sports team owners
Bradenton HeraldNovember 4, 2011

Mike Bennett, R–Bradenton, filed legislation Thursday to require counties and sports franchises in Florida to obey a current law that requires professional sports franchises receiving Florida taxpayers dollars to allow their stadiums and arenas to be ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Conrad Murray Convicted In Death Of Michael Jackson
Access HollywoodNovember 7, 2011

3, 2011 file photo, Dr. Conrad Murray listens as defense attorney Ed Chernoff, not pictured, gives the defense's closing arguments during the final stage of Conrad Murray's defense in his involuntary manslaughter trial in the death of singer Michael ...more »

The dirty dozen: 12 documents every attorney should review before serving on ...
Jacksonville Daily RecordNovember 25, 2011

Under 607.0850, an organization has the power to indemnify any person who was a director against liability incurred in connection with any proceeding, provided the person acted in good faith and in a manner he or she reasonably believed to be in the ...more »

Should Your 5 Year Old Sue?
ChicagoNow (blog)November 4, 2011

What does this have to do with the law? The person who sent me this link asked: Isn't this age discrimination? The answer – fortunately or unfortunately – is no. Age discrimination discriminates. It's only illegal to discriminate against someone based ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Shipping Companies Quizzed on US Ownership Law Called Obsolete
BloombergNovember 8, 2011

Enforcing the law, which is designed to protect the US maritime industry, may prevent all public shipping companies from operating within US waters, a 'doomsday scenario,' Trico officials told Coast Guard investigators, according to the service's ...more »

Environmental Law
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Vertex Energy, Inc. Reports Record Quarterly Revenue, Increased Net Income ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

Vertex's focus, as a participant in the alternative energy and environmentally friendly investment sectors, is on creating increased value in the products it manages and produces through a variety of strategies and technologies that facilitate the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Unity in the Community to host luncheon
Ennis Daily NewsNovember 4, 2011

Janet Boyanton, an attorney for elder law and the author of Alone and Alive and Dealing with the Death of Your Husband will be dealing with issues on probate, wills, estate planning, Medicaid and other topics. Sheila Venters will demonstrate how to ...more »

Family Law
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City hosts family planning event for gay couples
Edinburgh Evening NewsNovember 1, 2011

GAY, lesbian and transgender couples are to receive advice on how to start a family at what will be the first event of its kind in Scotland. Experts from NHS Lothian and adoption charities will join family law specialists at the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Stressed out employees eligible for workplace compensation as BC amends laws
Winnipeg Free PressNovember 3, 2011

VICTORIA - Stressed out employees in BC will soon be eligible to receive expanded workers' compensation benefits. Labour Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says the law will be amended soon. She says the current law provides stress benefits to sudden and ...more »


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