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Banning Kids From Streets May Make Us Less Safe: Mike Males
BloombergSeptember 1, 2011

Likewise, a study by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice found that during the 1990s and 2000s, juvenile crime and crime in general fell faster in California cities that didn't enforce youth curfews than in those that did. ...more »

Law protecting unborn children capable of feeling pain in Idaho
Canada Free PressSeptember 1, 2011

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was passed by the Idaho state legislature by overwhelming majorities earlier this spring. In passing the law, the legislature determined that there is substantial medical evidence concluding that unborn ...more »

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Administrative Law
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The limitedbenefit plan followup
PoliticoSeptember 27, 2011

Republicans insist the waivers are political gifts from the White House to its friends — especially those in labor. The administration says that's not true and that they're a necessary stopgap until 2014, when the rest of the health care reform law...more »

Health Care Law
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Underinsured Adults Rose From 16 Million To 29 Million In 7 Years
Medical News TodaySeptember 9, 2011

The number of adults whose health insurance was inadequate rose 80% from 2003 to 2010, according to a report by the Commonwealth Fund published in the journal Health Affairs. They added that the Affordable Care Act aims to bring down this number by 70% ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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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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The Edge of Immigration
The Cutting EdgeSeptember 5, 2011

For a year, much of it while the boy remained in jail, Podkul shepherded the process of petitioning US Citizenship and Immigration Services, and asking that the youth be granted a visa for trafficking victims who cooperate with law enforcement. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Southern Africa: International Cooperation, Trade and Security Cluster Media ...
AllAfrica.comSeptember 13, 2011

The Tripartite agreed on a developmental integration agenda premised on the three pillars, which include market integration, infrastructure and industrial development. The overall objectives are to: build on the improved economic development prospects ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Emily Greenspan, Peter Light
New York TimesSeptember 3, 2011

Her mother is a retired justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and is currently a Philadelphia-based mediator and arbitrator with JAMS, an international alternative dispute resolution company in Irvine, Calif. Mr. Light, also 33, is studying for a ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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County Insurance Committee recommends amending on-the-job injury policy
State GazetteSeptember 6, 2011

Government agencies have found themselves in litigation over violating Fourth Amendment rights, which guards against unreasonable search and seizures. "This is written so that post-accident drug and alcohol testing can be done only on reasonable ...more »

Animal Law
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TruthOut and ACLU Massachusets
California Progress ReportSeptember 9, 2011

With "violent Islamists" as his main target, Chief Downing is also keeping track of "black separatists, white supremacist/sovereign citizen extremists and animal rights terrorists." If threats materialize, he can draw upon the LAPD's "amazing" backup ...more »

Intellectual Property
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RIM, Apple-Samsung, S3, Location-Based Programs: Intellectual Property
BloombergSeptember 7, 2011

Samsung will pursue all available options, including legal action, to defend its intellectual- property rights, he said. Apple Inc. may have to reveal iPad and iPad 2 sales figures in the UK and US to improve its chances of barring Samsung Electronics ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Del. Jurist Tops Judge Sparks, Sets Mandatory Civility Course for Lawyers on ...
ABA JournalSeptember 2, 2011

Superior Court Judge Peggy Ableman scheduled a mandatory civility course for warring counsel in asbestos litigation at 10 am on Sunday, in the middle of a holiday weekend. In a Sept. 1 letter provided by Above the Law, she advises the lawyers, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Race Relations, Affirmative Action, and the Church
Christian PostSeptember 2, 2011

I believe fervently in congregational and denominational Affirmative Action. The words have come to mean something else in our political discourse and that is not my agenda here. I think it is absolutely necessary that predominantly white denominations ...more »

Constant Aviation Becomes An Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 Authorized Service Center
MarketWatch (press release)September 9, 2011

CLEVELAND, Sep 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Constant Aviation, LLC, a maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility, has been selected by Embraer to become an Authorized Service Center at their Cleveland (CLE) Facility on the Phenom 100 and 300 airframes. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Man unhappy with interracial couple arrested for stalking
Victorville Daily PressSeptember 29, 2011

Deputies had been called out to the area for various neighbor disputes over several weeks, according to Karen Hunt, spokeswoman for the Victorville station. She said the complaints first started as typical neighbor complaints such as plants coming over ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Solyndra Bankruptcy Fallout Generating Plenty of Work for Lawyers
The American LawyerSeptember 21, 2011

As previously reported by The Am Law Daily, bankruptcy boutique Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones is advising Solyndra on its Chapter 11 proceedings through name partner Robert Pachulski ($950), partners Debra Grassgreen ($795), Bruce Grohsgal ($705), ...more »

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Bridge Bank Provides XOS Digital With $5 Million Line of Credit
MarketWatch (press release)September 2, 2011

Certain matters discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are subject to the safe harbors created by that Act. Forward-looking statements can be ...more »

Business Law
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Michaels settles deceptive ad case in New York
Bizjournals.comSeptember 20, 2011

According to the Attorney Genernal of New York, Eric T. Schneiderman, the company led customers to believe they were getting discounts on custom framing for more than two years. Michaels will give $1 million in gift cards to public schools throughout ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Discharged for Being Gay, Veterans Seek to Re-enlist
New York TimesSeptember 5, 2011

As with all people who join the military, the reasons for wanting to rejoin vary widely. Some say they want to finish what they started, but on their own terms. Others point to the steady pay, good health care and retirement benefits. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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South Whitehall man admits having child porn
Allentown Morning CallSeptember 15, 2011

A police lieutenant on the state's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was working an undercover investigation into child pornography sharing when he came across a computer that was sharing files Nov. 16. The lieutenant downloaded five files ...more »

Personal Injury
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Home Alone 2011: After School Safety Tips For Your Child
InjuryBoard.comSeptember 7, 2011

He is the owner and founder of Lawsuit Financial Corporation which helps provide legal finance cash flow solutions and consulting when necessities of life litigation funding is needed by plaintiffs involved in pending, personal injury litigation. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Appeals court turns down Virginia's health care lawsuits
The Free Lance-StarSeptember 9, 2011

In the other lawsuit, brought by Liberty University on its own behalf and that of two individuals, a federal judge in Lynchburg ruled against the plaintiffs, finding the health care law constitutional. Both lawsuits held that Congress does not have the ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Get the Best Dallas Law Firms to Win your Legal Battle
Newsbycompany (press release)September 3, 2011

This mistake is known as personal injury. The best way to deal with this matter is to bring the person responsible to court. Dallas law firms give you the upper hand in ensuring you are properly sided by making the facts more important than any ...more »

Consumer Protection
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InCharge Debt Solutions Showcases Bankruptcy Services at Hudson Valley ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

"Those numbers are encouraging but consumer credit remains tight and the city of New York, as an example, remains in the top five for bankruptcy filings." The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, or BAPCPA, requires debtors ...more »

Real Estate Law
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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 »

When All Else Fails, Try Sidearm
Wall Street JournalSeptember 17, 2011

ATLANTA—While DJ Carrasco was pitching for the Johnstown Johnnies of the independent Frontier League in 1999, the Pittsburgh Pirates bought his contract for $1. Associated Press Mets' reliever DJ Carrasco, who has a 5.25 ERA through ...more »

Sports Law
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Concussions: A Girl's Testimony That Helped Change Youth Sports
Patch.comSeptember 21, 2011

Editor's Note: This is the final article of a three-part series examining the new state law on sports-related concussions in Minnesota youth sports. The series was reported by John Hageman, Richfield Patch Editor Caitlin Burgess, and edited by Regional ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Multnomah County DA Michael Schrunk confirms he won't run again
OregonLive.comSeptember 7, 2011

Schrunk has steered the department -- which at times numbered more than 100 attorneys and now has 70-plus lawyers -- "through some difficult and radical changes in the criminal justice system," said David McDonald, a criminal defense attorney who ...more »

Back to School: Education Tax Credits
ForbesSeptember 18, 2011

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns. ...more »

Leagle.comSeptember 8, 2011

1 Mavrommatis alleged discrimination and unlawful retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as amended, 42 USC § 2000e et seq., the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"), 29 USC § 621 et seq., and 42 USC § 1981. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Like/Not like so much
BBC NewsSeptember 10, 2011

The world's first data protection law was passed in the German state of Hessen in 1970 and the country's federal data protection act, the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, is among the strictest in the world. Dr Weichert says he simply wants companies that ...more »

Environmental Law
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Power Surge: Firms Grab Roles on Energy and Natural Resource Deals
The American LawyerSeptember 6, 2011

Several leading international law firms are advising on a string of recently announced energy and natural resources deals originating in Brazil, Canada, and the United States. NextEra Energy Resources, the largest generator of wind power and renewable...more »

Wills & Probate
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William Rosen drops bid for appointment as Hampshire register of probate
GazetteNETSeptember 13, 2011

The Governor's Council was unanimous in its support for Mark Ames, a longtime court employee who has served as registrar of probate since January. The registrar of probate heads the court that oversees the county's wills, estates and family cases. ...more »

Family Law
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Divorce with dignity: Collaborative law offers less-adversarial alternative
Memphis Commercial AppealSeptember 6, 2011

"I've seen the practice in divorce law evolve," said Wanda B. Shea, a partner with the law firm who has been practicing for 28 years. "When it started out, it was very much litigation-oriented and that's all there was. In the '90s, mediation developed ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Effective ways to use workers' compensation
Federal Times (blog)September 18, 2011

In this column, I'll discuss workers' compensation, which may be a better option if you are disabled or injured in the line of duty. To be considered disabled, you and your agency must provide the Office of Personnel Management with proof that you are ...more »


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