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Goldman buys real estate portfolio from Lehman
MSN MoneyNovember 1, 2011

The sale was previously approved by the bankruptcy court in August. The portfolio is comprised of 10 buildings representing 3 million square feet of space and 30 percent of all commercial real estate in Rosslyn, Va. Monday Properties, which originally ...more »

Malaysia court rules against student politics ban
The AustralianNovember 1, 2011

Students have long campaigned for a repeal of the 1971 Universities and University Colleges Act (UUCA), which bars them from joining political parties and trade unions, saying the ban violates human rights and free speech. Malaysia's Court of Appeal ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Judge blocks subpoenas against Transocean
FuelFix (blog)November 30, 2011

... stayed while federal judges consider whether to merge them with a broad class action lawsuit on the disaster. The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigations Board issued those five administrative subpoenas between Nov. 24, 2010 and April 7, 2011. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Obama Rejects GOP States' Health Law Waiver Requests
Fox News (blog)November 29, 2011

GOP leaders at the state level have been extremely critical of the healthcare law and the requirements that it imposes on states. The Department of Health and Human Services said Indiana and Louisiana do not need an adjustment from the health law's ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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White House: It Is Critical For Europe To Act Quickly On Debt Crisis
Wall Street JournalNovember 28, 2011

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--President Barack Obama will tell European Union leaders in a meeting Monday that they need to act swiftly and forcefully in stemming the debt crisis, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration: Baldwin County residents express concerns over law (blog)November 30, 2011

By Guy Busby Press-Register Participants in a discussion of Alabama's new immigration law, from left, lawyer Scott Hetrick, Baldwin County Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack, Probate Judge Tim Russell and John Thomas "JT" Jenkins, Alabama deputy director of ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Across the state
The Decatur DailyNovember 26, 2011

Highlights of the Republican jobs agenda include improvements in large-scale industrial recruiting, workforce training and small business development. These changes and others on the GOP jobs agenda will make Alabama more competitive with other states ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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WADA seeks resolution of dispute over British bans
The Associated PressNovember 21, 2011

LONDON (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency wants a quick resolution of the dispute over Britain's lifetime Olympic bans for drug offenders. WADA ruled Sunday that the British Olympic Association's rule violates the global anti-doping code, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Vermont universal care seen as costing less than existing system
American Medical NewsNovember 14, 2011

The lawsuit asks the court to rule that the current application of observation status violates Medicare statute. HHS does not comment on pending litigation. The department has 60 days to answer the complaint, according to documents filed in a federal ...more »

Animal Law
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Law & Disorder: Starving dogs saved from Jacksonville apartment following ...
Florida Times-UnionNovember 23, 2011

HANDOUT -- 21-year-old North Jacksonville man is behind bars after his Monday arrest on a cruelty to animal charge after police found two starving urine- and feces-covered dogs chained to a porch railing at an apartment at 3715 Almeda St., according to ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Expansion-minded Kasowitz Opens Silicon Valley Office
The American LawyerNovember 21, 2011

In the latest move to build its intellectual property practice, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman announced the opening of an office in Silicon Valley office Monday. Douglas Lumish, the San Francisco-based chair of the firm's IP group, will serve as ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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District 209 plan to fund board president Welch's legal woes rejected
Forest Park ReviewNovember 30, 2011

Currently, the Forest Park Review does not have a copy of the settlement; the newspaper submitted a Freedom of Information Act request, and is awaiting an official response from D209. According to sources with knowledge of the deal, the proposed ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Strategies for Integrating Returning Veterans into the Workplace
PR Web (press release)November 28, 2011

Nicole specializes in compliance support including the areas of affirmative action/EEO, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) audit support, and diversity. Her thorough understanding of the laws and regulations that impact compliance ...more »

The highs and lows of global aviation
Business RecorderNovember 29, 2011

The global airfreight industry is wrestling with the same issues as the rest of the aviation industry: a lurching global economy, skyrocketing fuel costs, fluctuating currency exchange rates, increasing security regulations and environmental ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Court system defends practice of selling tenant data
Thomson Reuters News & InsightNovember 14, 2011

NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A lawsuit challenging the New York court system's practice of selling data on tenant-landlord disputes to third-party companies is "not grounded in common sense," according to a response filed in court Monday from the ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Texas Law Firm Introduces New Personal Injury Attorney (press release)November 23, 2011

The Carlson Law Firm, a Texas firm known for zealous personal injury, medical malpractice, military law, family law and bankruptcy representation, announced the addition of attorney Francisco Morales to their regiment of experienced lawyers, Thursday. ...more »

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Verizon sued over FairPoint's bankrtuptcy by litigation trust
FierceTelecomNovember 3, 2011

"FairPoint Communications' 2008 acquisition of Verizon's northern New England wireline operations occurred after thorough due diligence on the part of FairPoint and its lenders and lawyers, as well as extensive review and approvals from ...more »

Business Law
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Mom promotes Move Over Law, honors Trooper Marc Castellano who was killed on I-195
Asbury Park PressNovember 5, 2011

It's my only car so I thought driving it around was a great advertisement (for the law),” Setaro said. The graphics on the sides of the vehicle, which are taken from the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety website, illustrate how the move-over law...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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USC to train social workers on military issues
Aiken StandardNovember 28, 2011

He said he is trying to set up mobile "one-stop shops" to get information to outlying units and Guardsmen about employment assistance, military medical insurance, psychological assistance and even educational benefits. USC may be able to provide ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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UK firms to trial sharing of cyber attack data
ReutersNovember 25, 2011

The reputational risk of admitting a computer system break-in, as well as the threat of legal action from shareholders, has lead to many companies keeping quiet rather than revealing their vulnerability to cyber crime. "If you are a large international ...more »

Personal Injury
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Woman sues petroleum company for injuries in explosion
Salt Lake TribuneNovember 30, 2011

Stephanie Lucero filed a personal injury lawsuit Friday in 3rd District Court against Petroleum Wholesale LP, a Texas corporation, and its partners, including Sunmart Inc., and employee Gregory John Richman. On the night of Oct. 17, 2008, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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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 »

Professional Malpractice
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Advocacy Group Seeks Full Access to Doctor Malpractice Database
iHealthBeatNovember 18, 2011

The database was required by law to be confidential and accessible only to certain health care providers and entities. However, the database included a section that was stripped of personal identifiers and accessible to the public, researchers and the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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NHPF calls off strikes
Himalayan TimesNovember 18, 2011

The federation represents 179 medical centres registered under Foreign Employment Act. “The department has assured to take action against 12 GCC approved medical centres according to Consumer Protection Act and Competition Promotion and Market ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Gauging the wind of change on the legal scene
Business ReviewNovember 7, 2011

How are the owners of commercial retail centers coping with the falling prices of real estate and the current decrease in buyers' purchasing power? Between 2009 and 2010 we witnessed an adjustment in rents, allowing the survival of tenants and ...more »

Head of Contracts & Procurement (Jubail, Saudi Arabia)
news.careerstructure.comNovember 7, 2011

The successful candidate will need experience of leading a large contract and procurement department (20+) on multi $billion projects. The successful candidate MUST be degree qualified with substantial experience in contract law, contract drafting, ...more »

Sports Law
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ESPN's Longhorn Network doesn't lack for Texas programming
Washington PostNovember 7, 2011

The University of Texas, in conjunction with the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network — sometimes known as ESPN, sometimes known as “The Worldwide Leader in Sports,” sometimes known as “Is Chris Berman really showing video highlights of ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Michelle Parker suspect Dale Smith has ties to Casey Anthony case
Examiner.comNovember 30, 2011

Dale Smith, the ex-fiance of missing woman Michelle Parker, has hired a criminal defense attorney who was once retained by Casey Anthony's parents, George and Cindy Anthony. Attorney Mark NeJame began representing Smith after police announced at a news ...more »

Self-proclaimed prophet Ronald Weinland indicted on federal tax evasion charges
Examiner.comNovember 11, 2011

An investigation by the IRS CID should not be confused with a more common taxpayer audit. “The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is the IRS police department. With the help of the court system, CID puts people in jail. They don't wear uniforms like ...more »

Classic Act of the Elite
MorungExpressNovember 26, 2011

The acts of social discrimination has become a trend and the doers of it are the leaders of our nation. It is sad that these elected representatives of the people has not only become a blot to the democracy of our nation but they have also defamed the ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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American tax law
The EconomistNovember 24, 2011

The operation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has already been postponed for a year because of the immense problems that it is going to cause global investors. The law requires that foreign financial institutions (a category that ...more »

Environmental Law
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Energy Subsidies Stymie Wind, Solar Innovation: Nathan Myhrvold
BloombergNovember 27, 2011

Both of these developments are symptoms of a larger problem with the world's current approach to renewable energy. The range of prospects being tried now is dizzying -- from high-tech windmills to biofuels, from corn to algae, from silicon photovoltaic ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Dian Page column: Attorney Hinkfuss receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Green Bay Press GazetteNovember 29, 2011

A member of the Hinkfuss, Sickel, Petitjean & Wieting law firm for more than 30 years, Hinkfuss continues to practice in business law, probate, trusts, wills and employment relations and as an adviser on condemnations. After Hinkfuss received a degree ...more »

Family Law
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Insurance Must Cover More Autism Treatment
New York Daily News (blog)November 1, 2011

The law will jack up already high insurance premiums on the average family by hundreds of dollars and on businesses by tens of thousands of dollars, said Paul Macielak, head of the New York Health Plan Association. “For some New York families and ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Crown argues WCB hostage taker Clayton merits 14 years in prison
Edmonton JournalNovember 21, 2011

Patrick Clayton, the man accused of taking hostages during a standoff at the Workers' Compensation Board building in downtown Edmonton. EDMONTON - Patrick Clayton should be sentenced to ...more »


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