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How recent oil and gas discoveries will impact Ohio businesses and landowners
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

Smart Business asked Huntsberger what Utica Shale drilling means for Ohio. Why does the Utica Shale hold so much promise for Ohio? The Utica Shale formation appears to hold significant amounts of 'wet' gas and oil. The wet gas has elements in it that ...more »

Church upset about tax bill for YMCA daycare
Northwest Cable NewsOctober 1, 2011

"They need to pay their fair share of the property tax, based on the amount of revenue that they're receiving," said Yzaguirre. That comes out to be a property tax bill of $17000. That leaves the two non-profits with very few options. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Bankruptcy Judge Sets Harrisburg Hearing
Wall Street JournalOctober 17, 2011

Attorney Kenneth Lee said that city officials have heard from creditors "not even wanting to do business with us all." "We desperately need to have the expedited schedule so we can bring some certainty back to the city," Mr. Lee said. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Romney: 'I didn't get the job done' on health costs
The Hill (blog)October 19, 2011

That is an accurate description of both the Massachusetts reforms and Obama's healthcare law. Both established a new marketplace to buy private coverage, neither created a new government plan, and both provide subsidies to help people purchase private ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Horizon Lines' Stock to Trade on the OTC Market With New Trading Symbol HRZL ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 19, 2011

The forward-looking statements included in the press release are made only as of the date they are made and the company undertakes no obligation to update any such statements, except as otherwise required by applicable law. See the section entitled ...more »

Immigration Law
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Napolitano: DHS Authorizing Illegal Aliens to Work in US
Fox NewsOctober 21, 2011

AP By Edwin Mora, CNS News Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that under the administration's policy of exercising “prosecutorial discretion” in the enforcement of the immigration laws, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Exporting Expertise
Biomass Power and ThermalOctober 31, 2011

Focused for the most part on exporting to European industrial pellet users, the conference also offered insight into Asia's emerging pellet market, as well as predictions from industry experts about how and where the markets will develop in the future. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Surge in demand for civil legal aid services
Irish TimesOctober 7, 2011

These include domestic violence, child abduction, applications by the State to take children into care and cases where statutory time limits are close to expiry. He also pointed out that a pilot-integrated mediation service had been set up in Dublin to ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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SLDN Files Landmark Litigation on Behalf of Married Gay and Lesbian Service ...
Sacramento BeeOctober 28, 2011

Currently, federal law requires the military to ignore these marriages and, therefore, prevents it from providing vitally needed benefits to these legally married spouses, including housing; health care; surviving spouse benefits; the issuance of ...more »

Animal Law
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Ontario SPCA Commends Jail Sentence in Cruelty Case
Marketwire (press release)October 7, 2011

The Ontario SPCA Act mandates the Society to enforce animal cruelty laws and provides Society investigators with police powers to do so – making the Ontario SPCA unique among animal welfare organizations in the province. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual Property Watch (blog)October 17, 2011

We welcome your participation in article and blog comment threads, and other discussion forums, where we encourage you to analyse and react to the content available on the Intellectual Property Watch website. By participating in discussions or reader ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Judge calls letter to asbestos witnesses 'improper'
Legal News LineOctober 31, 2011

(Legal Newsline) - Asbestos attorneys have agreed to be enjoined from undertaking "further improper communication" with potential witnesses, according to an order filed in a Tennessee circuit court. Attorneys for a group of companies filed a motion in ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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On the Supreme Court's 2012 docket: Politics
The Virginian-PilotOctober 8, 2011

... claim protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The school says that since it's part of a religious institution, the separation of church and state exempts it from having to abide by federal discrimination laws for personnel decisions. ...more »

Aviation observers claim payment of AirTanzania debts has tilted the market
eTurboNewsOctober 18, 2011

(eTN) - Air Tanzania (ATCL) has finally received a new AOC – Air Operator's Certification – from the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority, after the previous permit had lapsed following the suspension ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Rent to families only, condo tells landlords
Your Ottawa RegionOctober 24, 2011

Nicholas McLeod is a student tenant trying to force a vote on the motion by informing unit owners about the change. Under the provincial Condominium Act, if 15 per cent of unit owners – about 39 in this case – ask for a vote in the next 30 days, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Workers ask Idaho fiduciary: Where is their money?
CanadianBusiness.comOctober 12, 2011

Before he began referring questions to his lawyer this week, Hutcheson pledged to clear everything up once he talks to federal investigators. "I'm taking responsibility," Hutcheson said Friday. "I'm going to get this fixed." Liens on Hutcheson's house ...more »

Litigation
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People in business
Houston ChronicleOctober 30, 2011

Photo: - / HC BoyarMiller, a Houston-based business and litigation law firm, announced that Jeremy Sanders has joined its Litigation Group as Counsel, bringing more than 10 years of direct litigation experience to the firm. Sanders practice is focused ...more »

Business Law
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Macon Business Owners Meet to Fight Smoking Law
13WMAZOctober 4, 2011

Macon City Council is considering another go at passing a law to restrict smoking in many public places. But Monday, several members of the business community gathered to say they're not happy about it. Mayor Robert Reichert vetoed the first ordinance ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Panetta Reassures Worried About Budget Cuts
Military.comOctober 26, 2011

Tuition assistance, military job cuts and retirement benefits were among the issues raised by troops at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, and later at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. "You've heard things on the news, you've heard things that maybe leak out of ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Electronic devices give predators easy access to children
Lexington Herald LeaderOctober 30, 2011

Flannery is the only Lexington police officer who is assigned full-time to investigate Internet crimes against children. He tackles any cases that involve electronic devices and children, and he gets assistance from The Division of Police's computer...more »

Personal Injury
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Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Calls for Thorough Consideration of Oak Park ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)October 31, 2011

Chicago personal injury attorney Patrick A. Salvi, managing equity partner of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard PC, added a voice of reason to a recent television debate about a proposed eating-while-driving ban being weighed by officials in Oak Park. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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HK gov't to appeal ruling on maids
Philippine StarOctober 1, 2011

“The Court of First Instance ruling involves a law point of great constitutional and public importance, and the government has decided to appeal expeditiously and seek to reverse the court's ruling,” Lee said. He added that the Immigration Department ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff P.C. Adds Attorney Trent B. Collier
PR.com (press release)October 27, 2011

Collier's practice focuses on federal and state appeals, primarily in defending medical and legal malpractice actions, insurance claims, and general commercial lawsuits. He has represented clients from a wide variety of industries, including major ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer Reports Celebrates 75 Years of Product Testing and Consumer Protection
PR Newswire (press release)October 28, 2011

Consumers Reports' toy tests contributed to the 1969 passage of the Child Protection and Toy Safety Act. The organization was also instrumental in the passage of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Safety Belts. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Be wary of online real estate scams
Jacksonville Daily NewsOctober 29, 2011

The house is real, but that listing isn't. It's a duplicate of the actual listing through a local agent renting the home for $1300 a month. Walter Whitehurst, a realtor at Wilkinson & Associates Real Estate in Jacksonville, recently told Daily News ...more »

Devils sign Bernier to a minor league contract
Wall Street JournalOctober 27, 2011

AP ALBANY, NJ — The Albany Devils have signed former NHL right wing Steve Bernier to an AHL contract. General manager Chris Lamoriello announced the signing on Thursday without disclosing details. Bernier spent last season with the Florida Panthers, ...more »

Sports Law
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High school football betting rankles state athletic officials
Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewOctober 30, 2011

Delaware allows only multigame bets on professional sports. The Nevada Gaming Commission allows single-game bets on pro and college sports but prohibits bets on high school games or noncollegiate athletic events. Even if laws permitted such betting, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Defense attorney requests Demjanjuk return to US
Jerusalem PostOctober 24, 2011

By JTA A federal public defender in Ohio has filed a request last week to bring Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk back to the United States. Attorney Dennis Terez in his request last week to US District Judge Dan Aaron Polster claimed that prosecutors ...more »

Does government still deserve our taxes?
BusinessDayOctober 26, 2011

Just recently the Chairman of the Joint Tax Board (JTB), Ifueko Omoigui Okauru promised that a new tax law about to come into effect would lower the tax burden of lower income earners. This is a welcome piece of news. Indisputably, taxes are needed if ...more »

DoJ asks federal appeals court to block Alabama immigration law
World War 4 ReportOctober 9, 2011

The law also invites discrimination against many foreign-born citizens and lawfully present aliens, including legal residents, by making it a crime for any landlord to rent housing to an unlawfully present alien, invalidating all contracts with ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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"Asset Protection" With Attorney Brendan F. Daly at Canton Public Library
Hartford CourantOctober 5, 2011

Learn all about Medicaid and asset protection for long term care. Attorney Daly will provide examples of how single individuals and married couples can qualify for Medicaid benefits while keeping their assets. As long as you know the rules and plan ...more »

Environmental Law
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Bob Smith, Democratic incumbent
MyCentralJersey.comOctober 30, 2011

These regulations will prevent contaminated storm water runoff, which is a main source of pollution in our waterways. PL 2010, c. 7 This law allows municipalities in the state to voluntarily agree to accommodate receiving zones for development pursuant ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Myers opens up world of wills and trusts
Our Colorado NewsOctober 10, 2011

Photo by Pat Hill In the maze of wills, trusts and legacies, planning ahead simplifies the process of inheritance according to the law. In a Lunch and Learn forum Oct. 6 sponsored by the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce, Julie D. Myers, ...more »

Family Law
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FactChecking Health Insurance Premiums
FactCheck.orgOctober 24, 2011

Health insurance premiums for employer-sponsored family plans jumped a startling 9 percent from 2010 to 2011, and Republicans have blamed the federal health care law. But they exaggerate. The law — the bulk of which has yet to be implemented — has ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Doctor Offers Options
Wheeling IntelligencerOctober 30, 2011

WHEELING -Dr. Vic Wood is reaching out to small business owners faced with soaring workers' compensation premiums and the inability to offer health care to their employees. Wood, founder of the Doctor's Urgent Care clinics, ...more »

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