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WCBI Investigation results in arrest of McDonald's employee for theft
WGMD RadioNovember 1, 2011

A month-long investigation into an internal theft at the McDonald's on Racetrack Road in Berlin has resulted in the arrest of an employee. The Worcester County Bureau of Investigations began investigating the theft in late December. ...more »

Rockford Man Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud
eNews Park ForestNovember 1, 2011

Rockford, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A Rockford man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to bankruptcy fraud. The defendant, Shane Mathew Berry, 39, admitted to making a false statement in documents he signed under penalty of perjury in his 2007 bankruptcy ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Transcript reveals judges' awkward conversation
Las Cruces Sun-NewsNovember 1, 2011

"Considering that (the Administrative Office of the Courts) thinks that I'm a homophobe," Murphy responds, adding that, "there I am on the PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) roster." Later, 35 pages into the 51-page transcript, ...more »

Health Care Law
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Piece by piece, will Obama's health-care reform law be dismantled?
Christian Science MonitorNovember 1, 2011

Critics see beginning of the end for Obama's health-care reforms. By Gail Russell Chaddock, Staff writer / November 1, 2011 President Obama listened as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke about the Affordable Care Act at a ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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'The X Factor' eliminates InTENsity group and determines Top 11 acts
Reality TV WorldNovember 4, 2011

According to Jones, the names of the 10 acts who had survived another week were called out in no particular order. Lakoda Rayne was Abdul's third group act. Astro, Rene and Canty were the three acts in Reid's "Boys Under 30" category. ...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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CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Reports Record Third Quarter Results
MarketWatch (press release)November 1, 2011

Ammonia sales volume for the third quarter of 2011 was 21 percent lower than the year-ago quarter due to the company's decision to decrease industrial contract volume and to drought conditions in the Southern Plains wheat region of the US The company's ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Krauss named to state education employment board
Indiana UniversityNovember 2, 2011

He teaches mediation, dispute resolution and law and public policy. Krauss has been a member of the IEERB Ad-hoc Panel of Mediators and Fact Finders since 1991. Krauss has more than 40 years of experience in the public and private sectors on strategic ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Dennison workers get insurance break
New Philadelphia Times ReporterNovember 6, 2011

Council met in executive session to discuss pending litigation, with no outcome reported. Agreed to the installation of security cameras at the police department. Granted permission to Junior Miss Softball to install a practice field at the stadium ...more »

Animal Law
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Report: Florida Survey Shows Animals Needlessly Killed; Rescue Access Law...
MarketWatch (press release)November 11, 2011

SB 818, the Florida Animal Rescue Act, would require "any animal control agency or animal shelter that euthanizes animals to maintain a registry of animal rescue groups that are willing to accept animals that would otherwise be subject to euthanization ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Samsung, Dell, Apple, Amazon, Perfect 10: Intellectual Property
BloombergNovember 7, 2011

The fight over intellectual property is particularly intense because of the complex relationship between Apple and Samsung. Samsung, based in Suwon, South Korea, is the second- largest component supplier for Apple and gets about 7.6 percent of its ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
[read all news] Adds MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Delaware Farm Bureau, and ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 3, 2011

The Waterkeepers are using litigation as a tactic to put financial and legal pressure on the Hudsons in order to drive them out of business before facts can be presented in the court of law. If successful, this approach would set a dangerous precedent ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Women must pay groom's price -participants
Ghana News AgencyNovember 3, 2011

3, GNA —Participants at a regional consultative forum on Affirmative Action Draft Legislation in Takoradi to solicit inputs into the bill have suggested that women must also pay the groom's price before marriage. They said as it pertained in Southern ...more »

Driver's wrong move resulted the Chithode road accident
The HinduNovember 6, 2011

In the impact, the aviation turbine fuel from the tanker spilled out on the bus setting it afire immediately and leading to the death of seven persons including the bus driver. “The driver of our private sleeper coach tried to overtake the tanker on ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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MPM policies abuse renter rights
Madison.comNovember 2, 2011

First, the landlord's security firms would reserve the right to enter a unit if its members saw or heard of any threat to safety or a lease violation. Second, at high-rise apartments like MPM's Grand Central, tenants would be given an allotment of ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Follow From the Wires
SalonNovember 2, 2011

Since then, FirstPlus has filed for bankruptcy, blaming the alleged criminals for wrecking the firm. Fishman said the alleged conspirators were planning one more “piece de resistance:” They wanted to pump up the stock price of FirstPlus and sell off ...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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How About a Cheesesteak Law?
Patch.comNovember 1, 2011

Legislature passes just one law next should be truth in advertising concerning Philly Cheesesteaks. Photo Courtesy The Original Philadelphia Cheesesteak There is plenty of blame to go around concerning the state Legislature's special session ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Coming home. OK, now what?
The Seattle TimesNovember 7, 2011

We've heard a lot about all the benefits that are supposedly available to veterans and their families, but how do we find out about them? A: When I got out of the Marine Corps I started looking into this, but the process was so cumbersome and ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Child porn suspect pleads guilty
Coeur d'Alene PressNovember 2, 2011

According to the plea agreement, on May 8, 2010, a North Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigator developed information that an Internet Protocol address registered to a Hayden Lake residence was involved in the possession of ...more »

Personal Injury
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Officials blast auto insurance 'fraud tax'
Orlando SentinelNovember 1, 2011

... Cabinet blasted auto-insurance fraudsters and marginal health-care providers Tuesday for driving up the costs of personal-injury protection auto coverage, which they say is sticking drivers with a $910-million "fraud tax" built into their premiums. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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SWF, Unprovoked Assault On Rule Of Law — Tinubu
Leadership NewspapersNovember 2, 2011

“Second, the structural flaws in the law that provide the administering Authority the unfettered right to set up an unlimited number of shadow companies worldwide, to hire any number of outside consultants, to incur unlimited debt and to invest in all ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Doctor database restored with severe restrictions
STLtoday.comNovember 9, 2011

The investigation inspired a new law that gives the state healing arts board more power and gives patients more information about their doctors. The Association of Health Care Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Regulators Publish Surplus Lines 'Alien' Insurer Eligibility List
Insurance JournalNovember 7, 2011

The listing, also mentioned in the Nonadmitted Insurance title of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, identifies nonadmitted insurers domiciled outside of the United States. By way of reference in the federal legislation, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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U.S. News - Best Lawyers Ranks Akerman Senterfitt Among "Best Law Firms ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2011

As part of this year's Best Law Firms rankings, Akerman was named US News - Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Litigation - Real Estate. For the first time, one law firm in each of the practice areas ranked nationally received the prestigious 2011 ...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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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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Most Beneficial Criminal Defense Attorney by BEALL & THIES, LLC
The Open Press (press release)November 11, 2011

Basically criminal law works out with vast variety of offences like murder, DUI/DWI, identity fraud, sex offences, child pornography and many other offences. BEALL & THIES, LLC provides most beneficial criminal defense attorneys to its clients, ...more »

Rules of the Game: Campaign Finance Rules Too Lax, Some Say
Roll Call (subscription)November 5, 2011

In Arizona, Secretary of State Ken Bennett has asked the state attorney general to investigate several tax-exempt groups that he argues are violating the state's disclosure rules. Bennett has also launched an audit of a trio of randomly selected ...more »

Tips for Boomers Looking for Part-Time Work During Retirement
Fox BusinessNovember 10, 2011

We have also found that most boomers have no interest in pursuing an age discrimination law suit. They're time consuming, costly, difficult to prove, and most people seem to think they're good for defending the principle but not very good at helping ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Need for Fashion Protection Inspires Attorney To See Clients Throughout United ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)November 15, 2011

"Private clients always come first to a law office," he explains. "I have plenty of trademarks and copyrights to register, maintain, and enforce-not to mention the associated licensing contracts. I have to make sure they are fully protected before ...more »

Environmental Law
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Yanukovych vetoes bill on feed-in tariff for biogas electricity
Kyiv PostNovember 4, 2011

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has proposed that MPs reject a bill amending the law on electricity that increases the feed-in tariff on biogas electricity. "According to calculations of the Renewable Energy Institute of the National Academy of ...more »

Wills & Probate
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'Survivor' Producer's Parents, Slain Wife's Family Reach Tentative Assets ...
Patch.comNovember 9, 2011

Adrienne Hahn, who represents David and Juanita Beresford-Redman, said after a probate court hearing Monday that an independent administrator will be selected by the parties to help decide who is entitled to property left by Monica Beresford-Redman. ...more »

Family Law
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Ruth Madoff's Daughter-in-Law Calls Suicide Comments 'Offensive'
ABC NewsNovember 3, 2011

"My family had become his. He felt very abandoned obviously by Ruth. He felt abandoned by his brother." Though Stephanie said she's shocked and offended by Ruth's comments, Stephanie still believes that her mother-in-law had no knowledge of Bernard ...more »

Workers Compensation
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North Dakota Legislature: Locked-out workers shut down by Senate committee
In-ForumNovember 8, 2011

The locked-out workers “are not making an ideological point” by asking for coverage under the state's workers compensation program. “They haven't had a check in months.” Several of the locked-out American Crystal workers sat quietly and listened as the ...more »


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