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Judge rejects both Tribune bankruptcy exit plans
Los Angeles TimesNovember 1, 2011

In a 126-page opinion, US Bankruptcy Judge Kevin J. Carey said neither plan was confirmable under the Bankruptcy Code and threatened to appoint a bankruptcy trustee to resolve the case if the company and its warring creditors can't come up with a ...more »

Countries agree to secure Mekong River shipping
China DailyNovember 1, 2011

The meeting took place nearly one month after two cargo ships were attacked on October 5 which resulted in the murder of 13 Chinese sailors. "The participants agreed to take effective measures to step up efforts in joint investigation so as to uncover ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Occupy Nashville arrests end
The TennesseanNovember 1, 2011

State attorneys did not object at a hearing Monday afternoon, and US District Judge Aleta A. Trauger granted the request. “People can protest freely and express their First Amendment rights on the plaza without fear of being arrested,” Tricia Herzfeld, ...more »

Health Care Law
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Cuomo to sign bill to expand health coverage for autism
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleNovember 1, 2011

Cuomo plans to sign the bill in a ceremony at the state Capitol. Former Gov. David Paterson vetoed similar legislation last year that would have required expanded health care coverage, saying it could cost the state and municipalities $70 million a ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Ince & Co | Single Liability Principle in Collision cases “remains good law”
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)November 9, 2011

... where it has failed to protect time by bringing proceedings within the two year limit provided for at S.8 of the Maritime Conventions Act (“MCA”). Our article considers the decision reached and its implications for Admiralty practitioners.more »

Immigration Law
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Rice defends her native Alabama on immigration law
Gadsden TimesNovember 6, 2011

AP Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Alabama's controversial immigration law is the result of inaction by the federal government - what she calls "the single biggest disappointment of her time in Washington. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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New Jackson city limits to be considered in public hearing
Southeast MissourianNovember 6, 2011

Planning to speak are Fruitland residents who think the city has been conniving in its response to their efforts to become an incorporated village and to subsequent annexation requests by heavy industry. Major new development in the area began last ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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BU mediation fails
Brandon SunNovember 4, 2011

... its striking professors said Thursday evening that mediator Michael Weirer has declared an impasse in the 23-day labour dispute. Werier will now write a report for Labour Minister Jennifer Howard, outlining the issues both resolved and unresolved, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Teacher's lawsuit alleges improper cancer diagnosis
Maui NewsNovember 12, 2011

But his attorneys said Kaiser has refused to cover the cost of Siopes' medical treatment, although that is required by state law and by Kaiser's health insurance plan. He has been a member of Kaiser since 1994. "Faced with mounting medical bills, ...more »

Animal Law
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About 200 Dogs Rescued From Arkansas Puppy Mill
KUARNovember 7, 2011

Law enforcement officers and animal rights advocates are assessing damages and treating about 200 dogs rescued from a “puppy mill” in Hot Springs. Officials say the substandard commercial breeding facility was littered with waist and lacked the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Dallas Intellectual Property Law Firm Adds Partner, Changes Name
PR Newswire (press release)November 1, 2011

1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-based Kennedy, Clark & Williams, PC, a boutique law firm focused on intellectual property and corporate litigation, has added Keith McDole as Partner. With McDole's arrival, the firm has changed its name to McDole, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Book Reviews
WisBarNovember 4, 2011

A useful source to guide journalists who write about securities regulation, Hamilton's publication can also serve as a refresher or “cliff note” on basic securities regulation law for attorneys. Joe Forward, St. Louis Univ. 2010, is a legal writer for ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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TIPEEG Will Fail
NamibianNovember 11, 2011

My emphasis will be to address the topic of decent work through TIPEEG, Affirmative Action, poverty, and labour absorption. It is estimated that TIPEEG will create 104000 jobs and the majority of these jobs are for the youth and unskilled workers. ...more »

Plane crash kills two Volusia pilots
Orlando SentinelNovember 7, 2011

Fuller, the plane's pilot, was a manager at Yelvington Jet Aviation in Daytona Beach, a company that provides fueling, hangars and other aviation services for private planes out of the Daytona International Airport. A release from the Levy County ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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San Francisco's Prop. M legacy will be a bill for $122K
San Francisco ExaminerNovember 1, 2011

... damages if a landlord committed any one of 15 listed offenses, including, “interfere with a tenant's right to privacy” and “threaten the tenant, by word or gesture, with physical harm.” The law already prohibited the actions on the list, but Prop. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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No Credit Report, No Problem
Bank Technology NewsNovember 1, 2011

Aside from the tens of millions of people rebuilding credit after the financial crisis who may be good customers, there are millions of people without enough data to qualify for a traditional credit score who are routinely dismissed as bad risks. ...more »

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Google lawyer responds to Microsoft, tells why the patent system is broken
The VergeNovember 7, 2011

Porter repeated the Google sentiment that Microsoft is using patent litigation to skim revenue off successful companies because it has failed to gain significant share in the mobile phone market. Google isn't happy about Microsoft's success in ...more »

Business Law
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Holding our own on the advertising front
NSBNEWS.netNovember 1, 2011

As the publishers and founders of, launched April 7, 2008, Peter Mallory and I are proud to announce some major advertising partnerships with key businnesses in greater New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill as we ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Taxpayers Get Stuck Saving Defense Contractors' Pensions
Mother JonesNovember 16, 2011

These payments are all the more troubling since politicians from the left and the right (including President Obama) have targeted military veterans' retirement benefits in their cost-cutting zeal. But vets make a whole lot less than contractors, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Man Pleads Guilty to Sending Pornography
KIII TV3November 8, 2011

In march of this year, the Corpus Christi Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force searched Lynn's Padre Island home, seizing several computers and other digital media. Garner will remain in Federal custody until his sentencing ...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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Independence poll legality queried
The Press AssociationNovember 11, 2011

In a paper submitted to Westminster's Scottish Affairs Committee, Professor Adam Tomkins said there was a "strong constitutional case" for the UK Government, and not Holyrood, to legislate for such a vote. Prof Tomkins, an expert on constitutional law...more »

Professional Malpractice
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PHLY Expands Chiropractor Malpractice Insurance Coverage
PR Web (press release)November 18, 2011

Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) is expanding its Chiropractor Professional Liability Insurance to provide coverage in 27 states. Newly approved states include Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Early Warning Notices
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)November 14, 2011

The CFPB is the federal agency with primary responsibility for regulating consumer protection in financial services in the United States. The CFPB, which was created under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real estate: forget the cheats, even the small print is a killer
FirstpostNovember 14, 2011

The proposed act has hit roadblocks, with stiff resistance by real estate developer and promoters. Since this is a proposed new law, and, therefore, will take discussions and time to table and pass, the Maharashttra government has found a shortcut ...more »

American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 14, 2011

The Company expects to acquire seven additional freestanding commercial properties currently under contract by January 2012, including six Advance Auto retail stores and one Walgreens pharmacy. These properties aggregate approximately 57000 leasable ...more »

Sports Law
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Penn State scandal
City PulseNovember 11, 2011

Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno fulfilled his legal obligation in the university's sex abuse scandal, a local professor of sports law and torts said today. “He has a lawyer and I think it's possible that they will be ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Paterno hires D.C. criminal defense attorney Wick Sollers
Washington Post (blog)November 12, 2011

Joe Paterno has retained DC criminal defense attorney J. Sedwick “Wick” Sollers, Paterno's son Scott Paterno Joe Paterno, former head coach of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions. (Matthew Stockman - Getty Images) confirmed late Friday ...more »

The IRS debunks 5 popular tax myths
Examiner.comNovember 2, 2011

Almost all IRS audits are conducted via the mail, and most are initiated due to income that was reported to the IRS from one of your payers, but was left off your tax return. If you have been the subject of an audit, this does not mean that somehow ...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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Walmart Chairman Rob Walton: The Worst of the One Percenters?
Bay Area IndymediaNovember 29, 2011

"The EDF catch share coffers are already filled to the top, while Pew Charitable Trusts has billions in reserve," Donofrio said. "When you add another $36 million annual commitment from the Walton family each year, I can't see how our local efforts can ...more »

Environmental Law
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Rep. Blackburn: We Should End All of These Programs
Fox NewsNovember 1, 2011

Stuart, what we don't want is the federal government micromanaging all these alternative energy programs and ideas. If they are good ideas, take them to the marketplace. Secure your investors. Then make it a profitable venture. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Why a will is the way to go 20, 2011

But most significantly, you won't get any say in how your estate is divvied up. Poor old Dave, your faithful best mate of 20 years, won't receive a cent under intestacy law. Instead, your property will be distributed in a strict formula according to ...more »

Family Law
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Proposed Changes to Legal Aid Will Hit Separating Families
Bude PeopleNovember 7, 2011

It points to a growing advice gap in family law problems and warns mediation cannot take the place of legal advice when families break up. Findings from a survey by Citizens Advice and Resolution, the national organisation of family lawyers, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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ScripNet Launches – ScripNet Insurance Payment Solutions™ (SNIP) to Address ...
The Open Press (press release)November 2, 2011

While group health payers were required to convert to electronic bill processing by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), HIPAA did not impose eBilling requirements on workers' compensation. Seeing the reduction in errors, ...more »


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