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Florida Bar levies punishment on Trinity attorney for employee's actions
Tampabay.comSeptember 1, 2011

All three clients met with Perez, believed him to be an attorney and decided to hire the firm, according to the Florida Bar. Perez advised one woman to max out her credit cards before filing for bankruptcy; he told a man facing foreclosure to send his ...more »

SAIC's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking AlphaSeptember 1, 2011

At the outset, while continued uncertainty in the markets we serve adversely impacted our performance this quarter, I am encouraged by our contract win rate, our increasing pipeline of new opportunities, our record level of outstanding proposals ...more »

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Administrative Law
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TUDOR v. INDUSTRIAL MOLD & MACHINE CO., INC.
Leagle.comSeptember 5, 2011

Roger W. Tudor (Tudor) appeals from the opinion of the Workers' Compensation Board (the Board) reversing the opinion and award of the Administrative Law Judge (the ALJ). The sole issue on appeal is whether the ALJ correctly calculated Tudor's benefits. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Maloney Requests Tomblin Join Suit to Repeal Health Care Law
WVNSSeptember 2, 2011

1, saying the consequences of implementing the health care act would be felt around the state. “According to the West Virginia Hospital Association, the implementation of this federal mandate is projected to cost $1.3 billion in lost payments over a ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Brees, Brady boost fantasy stocks of those around them
SI.comSeptember 13, 2011

If Nelson is still available in your league he should be a high waiver priority this week. Nelson was actually dropped in my league late last week. I had the second waiver spot but lost out because the guy at the top grabbed him. I'm telling you, ...more »

Immigration Law
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Op/Ed: Illegal Immigration: Making Washington Enforce the Law
Patch.comSeptember 14, 2011

I am not opposed to legal immigration. I'ma product of it, just like many of you are. My ancestors came here legally from overseas. But illegal immigration is something entirely different. The US is a nation of laws. Illegal immigrants choose not to ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Indian cabinet approves land reform measures
BBC NewsSeptember 5, 2011

Many have protested against what they say is the the government's propensity to allow land to be acquired for industrial development at below-market rates. The bill is important for the ruling Congress party, which hopes its passage through parliament ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Media limitations seriously damage country's people: Chairman
Daily MirrorSeptember 7, 2011

By Olindhi Jayasundere There should not be limitations on the media as it would result in grave damage to the people in a country, the Press Complaints Commission's Dispute Resolution Council (DRC) Chairman Sam Wijeysinghe said yesterday. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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GOP Stands on Health Mask Records as Governors
New York TimesSeptember 3, 2011

The three current or former governors running for president — Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Jon M. Huntsman Jr. — are firmly united in their commitment to repealing President Obama's health care law. But that unanimity masks a broad ...more »

Animal Law
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Fur Free WeHo faces stiff opposition
WeHo NewsSeptember 19, 2011

He complained that the language used by the city attorney in drafting the law uses boilerplate taken directly from animal rights groups. “I've read all their stuff on this for years, and the law read exactly like their mailers and articles,” he said. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Summary Box: SAP wins reversal of $1.3 billion award for Oracle in ...
Washington PostSeptember 1, 2011

By AP, TOO HIGH: A federal judge in Oakland, Calif., has thrown out a $1.3 billion jury verdict for Oracle Corp. against German business software maker SAP AG, saying it's too high. THE DISPUTE: SAP admitted that a now-shuttered subsidiary had stolen ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Why red tape means Brampton WI won't be making cakes
News & StarSeptember 2, 2011

Ministers are due to report back in the next few weeks with proposals to simplify legislation. They believe the laws should be used only to protect against serious workplace risks such as unguarded machinery and exposure to asbestos. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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PM: All affirmative actions will be based on meritocracy
Malaysia StarSeptember 27, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will base all future affirmative action on meritocracy where the "right bumiputra should be promoted," said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. “We want to find good, talented and dedicated bumiputra who can succeed. ...more »

66 Vermont Guard members returning from Iraq
Houston ChronicleSeptember 3, 2011

The group is scheduled to be reunited with family members on Sunday morning at the Vermont Army National Guard's Aviation Support Facility in South Burlington. The Guard says the air ambulance company is one of the most deployed units in the Vermont ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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SEASHORE VILLA ASSOCIATION v. HUGGLUND FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Leagle.comSeptember 8, 2011

In 1994, the legislature added a provision to the Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord-Tenant Act (MHLTA) 3 prohibiting landlords from transferring responsibility to maintain permanent structures within the mobile home park to the park's tenants. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Could Central Falls' bankruptcy petition be rejected à la Boise?
WPRI-TV 12 (blog)September 3, 2011

The city is arguing that its personnel and pension costs are the problem, not its bonds – in fact, Rhode Island's new state law explicitly protects bondholders from taking a haircut as part of the bankruptcy process, which no other state has tried to ...more »

Litigation
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Arizona Grammar Police Stand Down Under Threat of Litigation
Wall Street Journal (blog)September 12, 2011

In 2002, following the passage of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, Arizona started to monitor state teachers to ensure that they used proper grammar and did not mispronounce words. But the state will now abandon the program, ...more »

Business Law
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Online Classified Site Asked to Help Fight Human Trafficking
Kansas City infoZineSeptember 3, 2011

Topeka, KS - infoZine - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt asked for information from the online classified site Backpage.com describing its procedures for removing advertising for sex trafficking, especially ads that could involve minors. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' comes to an end
Washington BladeSeptember 15, 2011

The Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriage, prevents the military from offering benefits to gay troops, such as health care benefits. But other benefits related to housing and legal services could be changed ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Computer hackers targeting Richmond households in sophisticated new scam
Richmond and Twickenham TimesSeptember 5, 2011

The conmen's cyber attacks mark a disturbing development in internet crime because they gained access to a victim's computer while talking to her on the phone. The fraudsters, who posed as Microsoft engineers, managed to persuade a 63-year-old woman, ...more »

Personal Injury
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New Law Seeks To Limit Medical Expenses Accident Victims Recover, North ...
PR Web (press release)September 30, 2011

Raleigh personal injury attorneys Ken Hardison and Ben Cochran of Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law, say the recently enacted 'billed vs. paid' law will make skilled, experienced and aggressive legal assistance crucial for North Carolina accident ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Florida Laws That Don't Make Sense
Patch.comSeptember 19, 2011

Perhaps this may be unfair and upset some people, but if a constitution is defined as “the written instrument embodying this fundamental law, together with any formal amendments” by Black's Law Dictionary, why are pigs only granted fundamental rights? ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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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 »

Consumer Protection
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Warning homeowners
Altoona MirrorSeptember 7, 2011

In July 2009, the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act took effect in the Pennsylvania. This law requires all contractors who perform work in excess of $5000 annually on the interior, exterior or the grounds of residential dwellings to register ...more »

Real Estate Law
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NYC's Liu Keeps $32 Million in Pension Costs Secret as Openness Has Limits
BloombergSeptember 7, 2011

The $41.8-billion New York City Employees Retirement System, whose 347000 members are the most of any US municipal retirement fund, reported $28.8 million in such expenses for private-equity investments and $3.1 million for real estate in the fiscal ...more »

Chadbourne & Parke Elects Three to Partnership
PR Newswire (press release)September 14, 2011

14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Benjamin Koenigsberg, Konstantin Osipov and Erez Tucner have been named LLP partners in the Firm. "I congratulate Erez, Benjamin and Konstantin on this ...more »

Sports Law
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The Week Teeth Took Over Pop Culture
New York Magazine (blog)September 9, 2011

• Jude Law sports quite the distinctive diastema in Contagion, which opens today, proving that Gwyneth Paltrow is not the only person willing to fug it up for Steven Soderbergh. (He plays a blogger, so of course he couldn't just be his handsome self. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Venerable attorney, advocate Erwin Mitchell passes away
The Daily CitizenSeptember 14, 2011

Mitchell served as Dalton city attorney, an original trustee of the Whitfield Healthcare Foundation, director of the Dalton College Foundation, member of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and president of the Dalton High School ...more »

The Great Taxgirl Experiment
ForbesSeptember 4, 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 »

Threats 'may mean five years' jail'
The Press AssociationSeptember 20, 2011

Mrs Cunningham said she was also open to extending the discriminatory remarks to cover those based on age and gender as well as to bring it in line with other discrimination legislation. Committee member John Lamont, the Conservatives' justice ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Protecting Your Future: Trusts now being used by middle class
Times Herald-RecordSeptember 4, 2011

There have been legislative efforts to limit the effectiveness of current Medicaid asset protection strategies, including the MAPT. However, these efforts do not have the effect of law at this time, and no one knows what the ultimate limitations will ...more »

Environmental Law
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FIT and right
Inquirer.netSeptember 1, 2011

“FIT” is the “feed in tariff,” the list of rates that we have to pay for what is known as “renewable energy”—the electricity generated from solar and wind power, for instance. The Renewable Energy Law (RA 9513), which Congress enacted in 2009, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Merger to create new law firm
Insider MediaSeptember 22, 2011

A three-way merger is set to create a new law firm AWB Charlesworth Solicitors next month. On 1 October, Armstrong Wood & Bridgman solicitors and Umberto Vietri Business Lawyers, both of Keighley, will amalgamate with Charlesworth Wood & Brown ...more »

Family Law
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Family Law Specialist Announces a Do It Yourself Alternative To Legal Consulting
1888 Press Release (press release)September 1, 2011

Save yourself time and money and do it yourself with new California family law video training. New complete video library teaches California residents their rights and responsibilities when it comes to legal separation, divorce, spousal support and ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Health Strategy Associates' Joseph Paduda on the "Hot Topics" Panel of Virtual ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

Ceniceros and Paduda are part of a panel of industry bloggers who take on hot topics affecting workers' compensation buyers. Other panelists are Mark Walls, manager of the Work Comp Analysis Group on LinkedIn and Thomas Lynch, founder of the Workers' ...more »

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