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Southern California Attorneys Call For More Police Training On How to Handle ... (press release)September 1, 2011

... firearm possession, white collar crimes, sex offenses, probation violations, expungement, elder abuse and mental health law. The firm also handles business, personal injury, civil rights, police brutality and products liability cases. ...more »

Oil spill aftermath tests the legal waters
China DailySeptember 1, 2011

"Obviously in the case of the Bohai oil spills, polluting companies are not deterred by the government's administrative power, which has always been a major force in tackling pollution problems in China," said Zhou Ke, a law professor at Beijing-based ...more »

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Administrative Law
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38 Attorneys at Preti Flaherty Selected by Peers for Inclusion in The Best ...
PR Web (press release)September 2, 2011

Timothy J. Bryant of Falmouth for Franchise Law; Peter S. Carlisle of South Portland for Sports Law; John P. Doyle, Jr. of Falmouth for Health Care Law; Gregory P. Hansel of Cape Elizabeth for Commercial Litigation, Antitrust Law and Mass Tort ...more »

Health Care Law
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CSC Acquires Maricom Systems
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

This acquisition allows CSC to expand its support of HHS efforts to implement IT improvements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Maricom enhances CSC capabilities in the areas of healthcare informatics and data management--the ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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The Bear's Mouth
Big Bear GrizzlySeptember 8, 2011

Admission is free, but all guests must sign a liability waiver. Big Bear City Airport is at 501 W. Valley Blvd., Big Bear City. For more information, visit And if you don't get your fill at the Moonridge Animal Park's Ice Cream Safari ...more »

Immigration Law
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Deportation policy: Decree undermines law, harms jobless Americans
OregonLive.comSeptember 3, 2011

Through their elected Congress, Americans have the right to determine their nation's immigration policies. But now, the Obama administration has given much of that right away -- to the very people, indeed, who broke our law to get here. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Kazakh president's son-in-law does not intend to deal with politics
Trend News AgencySeptember 7, 2011

According to the adviser, the president "is full of energy and has big plans for the country's industrial-innovative development." Kulibayev graduated from the Republican Physics and Mathematics School and graduated from MV Lomonosov Moscow State ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Sunrise Period opens for .xxx domain names and blocks
Lexology (registration)September 9, 2011

Any ensuing disputes will be governed by the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), which applies to .com and other domain name disputes, and general trademark laws. Expedited procedures to resolve trademark issues may also be possible.more »

Insurance Litigation
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HERSOM: Grid sport needs rules for weather
Sioux City JournalSeptember 6, 2011

SIOUX CITY -- Perhaps it's just stating the obvious, but our society has reached new levels when it comes to insurance concerns and our overwhelming fear of litigation. This has certainly never been more evident in the world of sports, which is most ...more »

Animal Law
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OP-ED: An Animal Shelter Alliance Will Help Animals AND The Township
Patch.comSeptember 12, 2011

This op-ed article was submitted by Sandra Reynolds, an attorney and founder of the Animal Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation. It was announced today that Glen Ridge has decided to cancel its animal control contract with Montclair and ...more »

Intellectual Property
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AMSC Charges Sinovel With Intellectual-Property Infringement In China
North American WindpowerSeptember 15, 2011

Citing clear evidence of what it calls "stolen intellectual property," Devens, Mass.-based American Superconductor (AMSC) has filed criminal and civil suits in China against its largest customer, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Centennial Issues Response to Media Coverage of Lawsuits
Patch.comSeptember 2, 2011

In fact, the Right-to-Know law expressly states that records relating to investigations – including complaints, investigative materials, notes, correspondence and reports – are not public records. Turnbaugh's employment contract required nothing more ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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ALEC and the Arizona legislature: anti-Affirmative Action Initiative
Tucson CitizenSeptember 5, 2011

05, 2011, under Blog For Arizona by David Safier In 2010, Prop 107, whose purpose was to end affirmative action in Arizona's schools, public employment and public contracting, was passed by the voters. The proposition has a long history which began in ...more »

10 Years Later, Post-9/11 Aviation Security Debate Centered on Privacy vs ...
Fox NewsSeptember 7, 2011

Aviation Safety Expert Brian Jenkins, of the RAND Corporation, says law enforcement agencies must be careful not to push fliers too far. "You cannot risk turning those passengers you are trying to protect into adversaries of the very systems you use to ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tenant Troubles: Can I Break My Lease Due To My Insane Landlord And High Cats?
The San Francisco AppealSeptember 21, 2011

If the landlord is truly crazy as you paint him, I think you've made the right decision on a personal level to walk away from the lease. On a legal level, however, you should be aware that there may be some pitfalls. As you anticipated, the landlord...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Credit ratings suffer in Cranbourne telco disputes
Casey Weekly CranbourneSeptember 5, 2011

When the loans manager was going through his application, she discovered a debt collection agency acting for Vodafone had put a 'red flag' on his credit rating. When Mr Smith called Vodafone, he was told the bill was for a mobile phone contract from ...more »

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Leagle.comSeptember 5, 2011

Edward D. Hassi, New York, NY; Thomas P. Brown, San Francisco, CA, O'MELVENY & MYERS LLP, Attorneys for nominal Defendant eBay. This shareholder securities lawsuit presents issues regarding federal antitrust laws and demand futility. ...more »

Business Law
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Man 'killed his business partner then sent emails from his account about a ...
Daily MailSeptember 1, 2011

The two men ran an Internet advertising company together. He was arrested on Sunday as he boarded a plane for Canada. He decided to kill Smith rather than pay $1 million to buy him out of the business, authorities said. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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How The Pentagon's Policies Hurt US Manufacturing
ForbesSeptember 6, 2011

The Pentagon is the biggest purchaser of cutting-edge technologies and technical services in the world, but as I will demonstrate, its myopic approach to industry minimizes the economic benefits of spending all that money. In the past, the Pentagon was ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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In Tyler Clementi's NJ dorm, tensions were high
The Associated PressSeptember 8, 2011

He pondered a computer program to alert him if Tyler Clementi tried to rape him at night. In his own musings in those first days of dorm life a year ago, Clementi wrote, "I got an azn," or Asian, for a roommate. His family is "soo Indian/first gen ...more »

Personal Injury
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Paramedics filling health care gap as need grows
MSN MoneySeptember 5, 2011

"I've done the car accidents. I've done the shootings and the stabbings. Instead of taking out the blood and guts, this is a move into preventative care, so people don't have to call 911." Creek and a colleague participating in the pilot project ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Group asks judge in Alabama immigration law case to consider California ruling (blog)September 21, 2011

By Kent Faulk -- The Birmingham News View full sizeOpponents to Alabama's immigration law place candles on the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala., during a prayer gathering on July 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser/Amanda Sowards) A ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Smith Moore Leatherwood Announces 63 of Firm's Attorneys Named The Best ...
dBusinessNews Atlanta (press release)September 6, 2011

... William L. Dennis (15): Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Trusts and Estates • Steven E. Farrar: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law (Defendants), Construction Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law (Defendants) ...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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Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Sixty-Five Bracewell Attorneys
PR Newswire (press release)September 2, 2011

... Patent Law Marcy E. Kurtz - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy Thomas D. Manford III - Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Edgar J. Marston III - Corporate Governance Law, ...more »

NASA Solicitation: P-POD Mating Device to An EELV ESPA SUM
Space Ref (press release)September 1, 2011

FAR 52.212-4 (June 2010), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable. (1) 52.233-3, Protest after Award (Aug 1996) (31 USC 3553). (2) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78) (b) The ...more »

Sports Law
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Student Athletes Get New State Protection
KUHF-FMSeptember 1, 2011

Gene Egdorf heads up the sports law department at the Lanier Law Firm here in Houston. He says the bill is important because students themselves are often the ones who don't realize how seriously they've been injured. "You can imagine student athletes ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Leading White-Collar Crime Defense Attorney Joins Venable LLP
JDJournal.comSeptember 25, 2011

The law firm of Venable LLP announced in recent days that Jan L. Handzlik, who is recognized as one of the country's leading white-collar crime defense lawyers, has joined the firm as a partner in its Los Angeles office in its national SEC/White-Collar ...more »

Why would families destroy estate value, Judge Mark Holmes asks appraisers
BVWire NewsSeptember 6, 2011

“Why would a wealthy elderly lady willingly destroy half of the value of her estate,” Judge Mark Holmes of the US Tax Court just asked 200 appraisers at the LA Chapter of the Appraisal Institute's IRS Valuation Summit last month. ...more »

Law Professor Sues University of Pittsburgh for Age Discrimination, New York ...
U.S. Politics TodaySeptember 2, 2011

Brown's teaching contract was not renewed for the 2008-09 academic year. At the end of the 2007-2008 school year, he was given the law school's Excellence in Teaching award. Some New York civil rights violation lawyers and The National Law Journal note ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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SEC Examining Use of Derivatives by Mutual Funds
ForbesSeptember 2, 2011

He advises on a wide variety of funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, mezzanine funds, film funds and funds of funds. He is the author of The Law of Private Investment Funds (Oxford University Press 2008) and the ...more »

Environmental Law
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Chadbourne & Parke Strengthens IP Practice With Addition of Brian Pollack
PR Newswire (press release)September 1, 2011

... and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, executive compensation and employee benefits, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates, and government contract matters. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Downing earns specialist designation
SignalSeptember 16, 2011

The state planning designation is earned by candidates who complete a 135-plus hour education program focusing on trusts, wills, probate and retirement benefits, caring for children and what should be done after the death of a loved one. ...more »

Family Law
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MPs to Appoint New Speaker, Debate Family Law Referendum
STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)September 1, 2011

MPs are also expected to back a proposal to challenge the referendum motion against the family law act at the Constitutional Court. Pavel Gantar stepped down as the speaker of the National Assembly on Wednesday, after his party, Zares, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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CFO Atwater on the Big Three: Workers' Comp, Citizens, and PIP
PropertyCasualty360September 1, 2011

I recently spent four days in Orlando with some 8000 workers' compensation insurance professionals, from claims adjusters to attorneys, agents, brokers, and experts from the provider and medical arenas. Presented for the 25th year by the non-profit ...more »


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