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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 »

Meet the people who've given themselves crazy names by deed poll 1, 2011

The reason behind her name change 18 months ago is simple. “I love wolves,” she says. Throughout her Leicester home, the 53-year-old, who runs a web development business with her partner Paul, has countless pictures of – you guessed it – wolves. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Menino administration, lawyers for Occupy Boston camp make cases in legal...
Boston.comNovember 30, 2011

As Occupy Boston protesters gear up for a Thursday morning court hearing that could determine their future in Dewey Square, attorneys for the protesters and the city have filed dueling legal briefs ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health-care changes signal much-needed shift
Washington PostNovember 30, 2011

14 it will hear a case that challenges certain aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Regardless of the law's pros and cons, some of the government's most significant, positive changes to health care exist outside of it. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Goodier Honored as Distinguished Lawyer
MarineLinkNovember 16, 2011

Jones Walker is pleased to announce that Glenn G. Goodier, a partner in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime practice was honored by the New Orleans Bar Association as the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Maritime Lawyer award. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Family: Illegal-immigrant student martyred himself for Dream Act
Washington TimesNovember 28, 2011

... President Obama has tried to take administration action, with the Homeland Security Department issuing a memo to its immigration services saying those who would have qualified for the Dream Act should be low on the priority list for deportation. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Melanie Emerson Gravitt to manage new Olive Garden
Chattanooga Times Free PressNovember 13, 2011

Varner graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1996 and focuses his practice in civil litigation, including business and contract disputes and insurance defense. He currently serves on the Tennessee Bar Association's Board of ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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RADCOM Expands Deployment of its Mobile Data Service Assurance Solution With ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 28, 2011

The Company's products facilitate fault management, network service performance monitoring and analysis, troubleshooting and pre-mediation. RADCOM's shares are listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol RDCM. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Supreme Court Grants Review of Key Case Testing Constitutionality of Health Law
BNANovember 16, 2011

14 granted review of a decision from the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that struck down a key provision of the federal health reform law (National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, US, No. 11-393, review granted 11/14/11; ...more »

Animal Law
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Many cases of animal abuse unreported
Brownsville HeraldNovember 28, 2011

When they (law enforcement) hear about it, they'll go out there and do a raid or something like that," he said. For all the animal abuse cases that go unreported, others have been able to draw media attention, and, consequently, the fury of public ...more »

Intellectual Property
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CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: Northcore Announces Acquisition of Discount This ...
MarketWatch (press release)November 30, 2011

With this acquisition, Northcore has gained sole ownership of the intellectual property surrounding some of the most novel and exciting developments in social commerce. We expect this purchase to form the basis of a series of patent filings that will ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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New Medical Research and Cutting Edge Treatments at VA Los Angeles Provide New ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)November 5, 2011

In August, the Asbestos Legal Center, a San Francisco mesothelioma law firm, pledged $500000 over the next three years to mesothelioma medical research being conducted at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System. "So many of our Navy veterans who ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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AIG's Former CEO Claims Discrimination For Being Shut Out of Wall Street's ...
OpEdNewsNovember 21, 2011

It was not allowed to participate in the government's affirmative action program for large Wall Street banks, a clear violation of the Fifth Amendment. So claims David Boies, the lawyer who filed the complaint on behalf of shareholder Hank Greenberg. ...more »

Australian air safety bureau probes iPhone
The Borneo PostNovember 30, 2011

SYDNEY: Australia's aviation safety watchdog said yesterday it was investigating after an Apple iPhone apparently began glowing red and emitting smoke after a flight to Sydney last week. Australian carrier Regional Express (Rex) said a passenger's ...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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The WSJ Rushes To The Defense Of Wall Street ... Again
Media Matters for AmericaNovember 30, 2011

[The Wall Street Journal, 11/30/11] WSJ: The CARD Act and Dodd-Frank Law Are To Blame For New Customer Fees. In an October 7 editorial, The Wall Street Journal claimed that the CARD Act and Dodd-Frank law forced banks to impose new levies and fees on ...more »

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Amylin to End Lilly Byetta Partnership to Stop Litigation
BusinessWeekNovember 8, 2011

8 (Bloomberg) -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. agreed to end a decade-long diabetes partnership to resolve litigation between the two drugmakers. Amylin will assume global responsibility for developing the injectable drug Byetta and ...more »

Business Law
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Australia Advances Cigarette Bill, Defying Threats From 'Big Tobacco'
Voice of AmericaNovember 10, 2011

... Threats From 'Big Tobacco' VOA News Australia's parliament moved forward Thursday on a landmark scheme to remove trademarks and advertising from cigarette packages, defying threats of a multi-billion-dollar legal challenge from tobacco companies. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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EquiCenter hosts Military Family Day
Henrietta PostNovember 28, 2011

EquiCenter is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit therapeutic horse center that benefits people with disabilities, veterans and at-risk youth. "We at the EquiCenter are very pleased to give back something to the men and women who have given so much ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Nov 23, 2011 posted by: Mari Lou-WGMD News
WGMD RadioNovember 24, 2011

NEWS RELEASE: In 2010, over 800 Delawareans were victims of Internet crimes at a cost of $1.2 million, according to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center. As Secretary of the Department of Technology and Information, my staff and I want to share ...more »

Personal Injury
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Illinois Injury Attorneys Named Designated Counsel by Mexican Government for ...
PR Web (press release)November 29, 2011

Goldberg Weisman Cairo is Illinois' largest personal injury and workers' compensation law firm, with a staff of more than 85 in its Chicago offices. The firm's areas of practice include auto accidents, construction injuries, medical malpractice, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Missouri high court hears challenge to 2010 ethics law
Kansas City StarNovember 11, 2011

By that test, Holliger said, the provisions on ethics and campaign finance laws should be upheld. So too, he argued, could the original section on government contracting for elected officials, which he said related to the subject of ethics by allowing ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Prescribing Opioids for Pain Requires Careful Approach
Internal Medicine News Digital NetworkNovember 28, 2011

Forensic psychiatrists might be called upon to provide expert opinion in criminal cases asking whether a prescribing physician is guilty of illegally prescribing opioids for distribution or abuse, in civil actions such as malpractice cases, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Are Prepaid Cards in Need of Protection?
MyBankTracker.comNovember 21, 2011

The Consumer's Union, along with a team of other policy groups, wrote a letter to the CFPB last week, asking that they make sure that prepaid products are included in their consumer protection measures. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Local attorney to speak on commercial real estate issues in Estero
The News-PressNovember 14, 2011

Jursinski will provide an update on commercial lease issues, latest case law, how to administer leases in troubled economic times, tenant issues and more. Registration is from 8:30 am to 9 am The cost is free to commercial property managers, ...more »

PERSPECTIVES: Building the right coverage
Business InsuranceNovember 13, 2011

Changes in case law have added to claims challenges for construction risk managers, resulting in the need to scrutinize contracts with owners. One of the most difficult areas for a construction risk manager to navigate is the alignment of contractual ...more »

Sports Law
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In Nation Plagued by Abductions, Search Is On
New York TimesNovember 11, 2011

Law enforcement officials in Venezuela said the sports utility vehicle used in Ramos's abduction had been recovered Thursday morning. The officials said that its discovery helped their investigation and that they had their “best specialists” on the ...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 »

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 »

Discrimination in civil service jobs
Shanghai Daily (subscription)November 22, 2011

CHINA'S civil service is not offering equal opportunities in recruitment, according to a law school study. Many public office employers discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, education and health, researchers at the Constitutionalism Research ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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EU Data Protection Reform to Replace National Laws
ABC NewsNovember 28, 2011

"All social network service providers active in the EU must fully comply with EU data protection laws," Reding said. "Companies have a specific responsibility when personal data is their main economic asset," Existing EU laws date to 1995, ...more »

Environmental Law
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The cost of renewable energy put in perspective
UC Berkeley (blog)November 28, 2011

Citing a study prepared by the California Public Utilities Commission's Division of Ratepayer Advocates, it reported that, on average, new contracts for renewable power are 15% more expensive than power from a natural gas plant. he implication is that ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Co-op to offer family law services
LawCareers.NetNovember 8, 2011

Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) has announced that it is to enter the family law market, supported by three leading family law practitioners from TV Edwards LLP. The three will develop the family law service as CLS prepares to become an alternative ...more »

Family Law
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States' grandparent visitation laws raise concern
USA TodayNovember 7, 2011

"There are very real assumptions on the part of society about parents who are involved in this kind of litigation. It feels like our fitness has already been decided by the public because we've been sued by our parents or in-laws, and that's really ...more »

Workers Compensation
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House expected to pass federal workers' comp bill
GovExec.comNovember 29, 2011

The House is expected to vote Tuesday evening on legislation that aims to provide greater support for some feds injured on the job and to make the workers' compensation program more accountable. ...more »


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