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Harrisburg City Council Rejects Fiscal Plan to Rescue Pennsylvania Capital
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

The capital is barred from declaring bankruptcy before July, according to a Pennsylvania law that also calls for the city to lose state funds if it does. Councilman Kelvin Summerford, who supported the mayor's plan, said its defeat further clouds the ...more »

Blood drive benefits police officer's son
Today's THVSeptember 1, 2011

That's what citizens, police officers and even military members were doing Wednesday afternoon. A blood drive was organized to help out a young citizen of Benton. On July 25, 2-year-old Easton Begoon of Benton, was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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MOSS v. STATE
Leagle.comSeptember 7, 2011

Because there is sufficient evidence in the record to support the administrative hearing officer's findings of fact and the findings of fact support the conclusions of law, we conclude the trial court erred by reversing the revocation of Petitioner's ...more »

Health Care Law
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Gay Partners Can Keep Arizona Health Benefits
Courthouse News ServiceSeptember 6, 2011

The federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld an injunction that bars enforcement of a 2009 law that eliminated health care coverage for domestic partners of Arizona employees. A year earlier, the state passed a voter-approved constitutional ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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NORTHERN CAROLINA SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT v. NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ...
Leagle.comSeptember 16, 2011

2010), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 USC § 794 (2006), and state law. The magistrate judge determined that Plaintiffs' claims against Defendant North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services ("NCDHHS") and its Division of Vocational ...more »

Immigration Law
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Area residents voice opposition to immigration law
WRBLSeptember 7, 2011

Dozens of demonstrators representing the Standing on the Side of Love Alliance, Auburn Ministerial Association and concerned residents of the local community raised their collective voices in opposition to Alabama's tough new anti-immigration law, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Public storm in Dalian
chinadialogueSeptember 6, 2011

During the 1960s, years of drought and salinisation led to a shortage of water for industrial development in the Gaoping River basin. Local government set to work on long term water-resource development, but plans to create a reservoir at Meinong ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Ombudsman sets out 'offer' to tenants
Inside HousingSeptember 5, 2011

In an article for Inside Housing, Mike Biles says the changes should increase the trust tenants and landlords have in dispute resolution, and improve relations between the two parties. From 1 April 2013 the housing ombudsman will take responsibility ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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La Puente grapples with troubles at City Hall
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 4, 2011

Furthermore, investigations, litigation and poor staff morale will continue as well." The behavior of public officials in La Puente has given way to disgust among some citizens. "The council can't play in the sandbox together," said Robert Simons, 63, ...more »

Animal Law
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Not So Fast: Critics Decry Horse-Auction Exercise
Wall Street JournalSeptember 9, 2011

Auction houses that trade some of the world's most valuable race horses face increasing pressure to change a key practice that animal rights activists and some trainers say is harmful to the animals. Running 2-year-old horses in ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Greenberg Traurig Expands its Patent Litigation Practice with the Addition of ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 21, 2011

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Pettus was a partner at King & Spalding and served as deputy practice leader of its Intellectual Property Practice as well as co-head of the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Initiative. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Montana News Digest
MSN MoneySeptember 2, 2011

The settlement aims to resolve a 15-year lawsuit that claims US officials stole or squandered billions of dollars in land royalties meant for American Indians in exchange for oil, gas, grazing and other leases over a century. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Harassment discourages investment: Economist
The ZimbabweanSeptember 10, 2011

The Affirmative Action Group, that is made up of Zanu (PF) apologists, has been accused of its intentions to take over some foreign owned companies. Saviour Kasukuwere the Zanu (PF) Youth Development and Empowerment Minister has also threatened to take ...more »

Hampson Aerospace Tooling Solutions to Showcase Capabilities at Aviation Expo ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 15, 2011

BRIERLEY HILL, UNITED KINGDOM, Sep 15, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Hampson Aerospace Tooling Solutions (Hampson), a division of Hampson Aerospace, will be highlighting its industry leading tooling capabilities at the upcoming Aviation Expo / China ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities announcement
MyIntroducer.comSeptember 5, 2011

In a move designed to strengthen tenants' and landlords' awareness of their rights and responsibilities, Housing Minister Grant Shapps has published helpful advice aimed at those letting or renting a property. Mr Shapps said that too often, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bad Credit Repair Options With Credit Cards–Current Costs On Average Rates ...
Red, White, and Blue PressSeptember 5, 2011

While credit cards are not the only piece of the puzzle when it comes to factoring a consumer's credit score, they are one of the more common ways that an individual can build a better credit history, but as rates and costs on these credit cards ...more »

Litigation
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30 Turner Padget shareholders named among Best Lawyers in America for 2012
SCNowSeptember 7, 2011

In addition, the firm is ranked as the top law firm in South Carolina in six areas: Arbitration, Legal Malpractice, Mediation, Municipal Law, Municipal Litigation, and Trusts and Estates Litigation. Turner Padget is ranked as the top law firm in ...more »

Business Law
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On the Move with Matt Andrews, Brian Harney and more
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)September 3, 2011

Birmingham's Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker LLC has been named as a "Firm to Watch" in India Business Law Journal's annual survey of international law firms. Haskell Slaughter said it is the only Alabama-based law firm on the list and one of only ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Latest News: VA upgrades services for women
Tarentum Valley News DispatchSeptember 5, 2011

Patty Kopa, a spokeswoman for the regional Veterans Benefits Association, said the VA's under secretary for benefits in June directed staff members who handle military sexual trauma claims to get sensitivity training. The VA staff in Pittsburgh ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Photos Of Child In Sex Acts Found On Computer
WYFF GreenvilleSeptember 1, 2011

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office is a member of the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Task Force investigators have received training on the use of special software to conduct undercover investigations related to ...more »

Personal Injury
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Understanding Your Cyber-Risk Policy
PropertyCasualty360September 1, 2011

Many policyholders are surprised to learn that a standard CGL policy likely would not apply to a technology or cyber-privacy claim, notwithstanding that the form typically includes coverage for “property damage” and “personal and advertising injury. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Former justice Stevens to speak at Univ. of Colo.
Houston ChronicleSeptember 22, 2011

Stevens is expected to talk about constitutional law and the Supreme Court at 5 pm at CU's law school to inaugurate a new series of lectures named for him. The lecture is free and open to the public. Stevens stepped down from the court last year after ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Missouri patients can now find out more about their doctors
STLtoday.comSeptember 9, 2011

While the new law provides patients with more information about doctors, Missouri still does not provide as much information about physicians as some other states. For example, it does not give patients information about doctors' malpractice histories. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Feds announce recall of more ethanol fuel gel products
Riverhead LOCALSeptember 1, 2011

"It shouldn't have taken three dozen injuries and two deaths before the agency charged with protecting consumers from defective products takes action," Romaine said today. “These harmful products have caused unnecessary pain and damage to the lives of ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Topeka lawyer to face Supreme Court hearing
Topeka Capital JournalSeptember 23, 2011

Telthorst's law practice primarily deals with estate planning and real estate matters. Telthorst is to appear before the Kansas Supreme Court on Oct. 24 for a hearing in which he must show cause why his law license shouldn't be suspended pending ...more »

Does UFC's Success Exceed Legal Boundaries? Culinary Union Requests FTC ...
BoxingInsider.com (blog)September 2, 2011

It is likely no coincidence that circulation of the letter comes just a week following a report that Zuffa has recently obtained the New York based law firm Axinn-Veltrop-Harkrider, LLP which specializes in anti-trust litigation. ...more »

Sports Law
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Sport & Gambling 2011: Experts to discuss recent regulatory developments in ...
SFCPressPoint (press release)September 6, 2011

World experts on sport's relationship with gambling will converge in London on 29 September for Sport & Gambling 2011, a conference organised by World Sports Law Report and World Online Gambling Law Report. The conference will address recent regulatory ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Fish & Richardson Home to 10 Attorneys on 2011 Texas Super Lawyers List
dBusinessNews Dallas (press release)September 19, 2011

Dallas - DALLAS – Ten attorneys from the Texas offices of Fish & Richardson have earned selection to the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list. • William B. Mateja, Dallas, Criminal Defense: White Collar • Thomas B. Walsh IV, Dallas, Intellectual Property ...more »

Colleges want non-residents to pay full tuition
Newnan Times-HeraldSeptember 20, 2011

ATLANTA -- Georgia's public colleges and universities are taking necessary steps to comply with state law prohibiting non-resident students from getting in-state tuition discounts, according to a state audit. The review of admissions ...more »

Opinion: Compulsory retirement cases remain each to their own
The LawyerSeptember 5, 2011

This is a particularly thorny question for lawyers reaching compulsory retirement age, as well as for the law firms they work for. The stakes should not be underestimated. Get it wrong and it could potentially lead to a massive age discrimination claim ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Waiting for Elizabeth Warren in Watertown
Patch.comSeptember 6, 2011

Warren, who lives in Cambridge and teaches at Harvard, became nationally known last year when she went to Washington to help monitor the TARP (Troubled Asset Recovery Program), commonly known as the "bank bailout." She was critical of many of its ...more »

Environmental Law
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More False Hope About Renewable Energies That Consumers Reject
ForbesSeptember 19, 2011

, CEO and founder of the Institute for Energy Research, says that alternative energy sources fail the cost, reliability and scalability tests. Americans seek affordable energy and expect greater fiscal prudence from Washington. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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The Elder Law Minute: Does the debt ceiling deal hurt seniors?
Queens CourierSeptember 2, 2011

Ronald Fatoullah is an attorney and a leading authority in the field of elder law. He is the founder and managing attorney of Ronald Fatoullah & Associates, a law firm concentrating in elder law, Medicaid eligibility, estate planning, special needs, ...more »

Family Law
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Fort Bend Lawyers Care to offer family law workshop
Ultimate Fort BendSeptember 2, 2011

The workshop is open to low-income residents of Fort Bend County with family law questions ranging from divorce to child custody, child support and adoptions. Those who attend must bring any prior court ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Ohio may offer lower workers' comp premiums to encourage jobs
Workers Comp ForumSeptember 12, 2011

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation is mulling a plan to cut workers' comp costs in exchange for creating jobs. The BWC's board of directors is expected to consider the proposal at its meeting later this month. If approved, new employers to the state ...more »

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