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Richmond Car Accident Attorneys Encouraged By Virginia's Reduction in DUI ... (press release)September 1, 2011

Although that figure was down from 294 fatalities in 2008, hundreds of people are still losing their lives because of entirely preventable behavior, the law firm says. The Virginia auto accident attorneys at Marks & Harrison urge motorists to pay heed ...more »

Law professor Liu confirmed for California high court
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

After a hearing on Wednesday in San Francisco that lasted little more than an hour, the three members of California's Commission on Judicial Appointments asked Liu a total of five questions. That followed a parade of 10 speakers extolling Liu, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Opinion: SEIU case shows why integrity must be a mainstay of the labor movement
San Jose Mercury NewsSeptember 6, 2011

On July 14, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge Lana Parke found Service Employees International Union (SEIU) guilty of coercion and unlawful threats in the historic California statewide Kaiser election that took place ...more »

Health Care Law
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Doctors' leaders need to speak out on the privatisation of the NHS
The GuardianSeptember 1, 2011

Photograph: Janine Wiedel/Alamy Last week, David Cameron claimed with astonishing chutzpah but complete lack of evidence that health professionals were on board with the health and social care bill. In fact, a back of the envelope calculation suggests ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Gurnee police chief departs with $139600 package after employee complaints
Chicago Daily HeraldSeptember 14, 2011

Monday night's deal came in the wake of Jones being on administrative leave with pay since mid-July after unspecified employee complaints led to an investigation of his conduct by a Chicago law firm hired by the village. Mayor Kristina Kovarik said the ...more »

Immigration Law
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Judge severs suits in illegal immigration case
Montgomery AdvertiserSeptember 3, 2011

A federal judge has severed three cases against Alabama's new immigration law, a month after consolidating them. In an order issued Thursday afternoon, US District Judge Sharon Blackburn said "for case management purposes and ease of appellate review" ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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When Sunoco leaves, what might go up at South Phila. site? | Philadelphia ...
Philadelphia InquirerSeptember 8, 2011

John Grady, president of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., which last year completed a study of the city's remaining industrial land, was skeptical of putting housing where the refinery now stands. "I think you have some significant ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Leagle.comSeptember 5, 2011

The PLA incorporated by reference the dispute resolution procedures from the SLA, which provided that any dispute must be resolved through arbitration. Of particular relevance to this appeal are provisions that relate to the scope of the arbitration ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Reforms Essential to Protect No-Fault, Keep Michigan Insurance Premiums ...
PR Newswire (press release)September 8, 2011

"The Michigan Chamber supports a no-fault auto insurance system that balances the needs of injured drivers while protecting against fraud and excessive litigation and reforms that allow for flexibility, competition and choice in the marketplace," said ...more »

Animal Law
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Law is a simple solution to a horrible problem
North Brunswick SentinelSeptember 27, 2011

He said it should help stop the sale of the animals at flea markets as well. Needless to say, animal rights groups in Canada and the US will be watching what happens as a result of the Toronto law, and if it works, we can expect to see variations of it ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Senators want IP rights defended in trade talks
The Hill (blog)September 12, 2011

Roughly three dozen senators are pushing the Obama administration to protect intellectual property rights during current talks over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In particular, the bipartisan group of ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Thirty Shipman & Goodwin lawyers recognized
Stamford Plus MagazineSeptember 3, 2011

... Ira H. Goldman, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law – a resident of West Hartford; Barry C. Hawkins, Real Estate Law and Litigation – a resident of Black Rock; Timothy S. Hollister, Land Use & Zoning Law and ...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 »

Man fleeing Volusia police arrested in Scottsmoor
Florida TodaySeptember 2, 2011

The hunt for Timmy W. Stafford, 47, in northern Brevard County began about 6 am with BCSO aviation and canine units assisting. SCOTTSMOOR -- A man fleeing Volusia County Sheriff's deputies was arrested today after trying to steal a pickup on Berlin ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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On this site, justice can go to the lowest bidder
Toronto StarSeptember 6, 2011

On Shpoonkle, a registered user selects one of 40 categories — from bankruptcy to landlord/tenant to criminal defence. The person posts everything a lawyer or notary might want to hear at an initial meeting. Automatically, an email goes to all ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Warhill Football Looks to Build Off Historic Victory
Williamsburg Yorktown DailySeptember 20, 2011

As word began circling last Friday night that Warhill High's football team was on the brink of the biggest upset in Bay Rivers District history, you could hear a collective, “huh? ...more »

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Back Off: Bullying Litigation on the Rise
Wall Street Journal (blog)September 12, 2011

The Law Blog has sought comment from Ray Dayne, Superintendent of the Joshua School District. “I am out to protect the children,” Tami Carmichael said. “The schools are supposed to be a safe haven. They are supposed to protect and educate. ...more »

Business Law
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Easing SEC Regulations, Volcker Rule, UBS Trader: Compliance
BloombergSeptember 19, 2011

Currently, closely held companies are restricted from offering more than $5 million in securities or advertising such securities unless they register the offering with the SEC. The legislative proposals include: exempting the practice of “crowdfunding” ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame honors 14
Tulsa WorldSeptember 5, 2011

He's being honored for helping an estimated 20000 veterans and their spouses obtain veterans benefits over the past 20 years. After military service, Graham became a toolmaker and rebuilt engines for the Air Force at Tinker Air Force Base for 35 years. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Missoula man sentenced on child porn charges
KPAX-TVSeptember 8, 2011

Detectives found the residential address of the IP address account holder and then obtained a search warrant and found a computer that belonged to Peeples. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Missoula County Sheriff's Office, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Michigan lawmakers eye changes to auto insurance
Chicago TribuneSeptember 10, 2011

AP COMPLETE COVERAGE: Michigan law requires motorists to buy unlimited personal injury protection coverage as part of their auto insurance packages. Proposals pending in the state Legislature instead would give motorists options for how much coverage ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Constitution Day brings John DiPippa to speak on constitutional issues
Ouachita Baptist University NewsSeptember 9, 2011

DiPippa joined the UALR faculty in 1983 and has written extensively on the topics of legal ethics and constitutional law. He currently teaches Constitutional Law and Public Service Law and also teaches The Legal and Ethical Dimension of Public Service ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Media regulation: what can we learn from other professions?
The GuardianSeptember 30, 2011

Solicitors are at risk of being struck off the Law Society's professional register if they breach regulations in their code of conduct. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is, like the Press Council, a self-regulating body for the industry. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Many banks ending free checking, making other changes
Dothan EagleSeptember 4, 2011

The amendment, part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, was intended to make the fees paid to card issuers “reasonable and proportional to the costs incurred by issuers for electronic debit transactions,” according to a ...more »

Real Estate Law
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'Some laws have to be submitted urgently'
Macau Daily TimesSeptember 12, 2011

Not only as a lawmaker, but also as a resident of Macau, I have the same concerns about real estate prices. Anyway, I feel that the government has had the assurance and courage to keep the [property] market healthy. Secondly, there is the problem of ...more »

Collierville officials' poll may break state law
DeSoto AppealSeptember 11, 2011

"You don't ratify unless a vote has already occurred, said Lucian Pera, attorney for The Commercial Appeal. "There was no open meeting, no public discussion, they are going to rubber-stamp something they already decided." According to a copy of the the ...more »

Sports Law
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News in brief
Westfair OnlineSeptember 9, 2011

The program includes a panel discussion on business transactions in sports law. The exposition will run from 8:30 am to noon Tuesday in the moot court room at Pace Law Library. Registration starts at 8 am Rye-based Curemark LLC, a biotechnology company ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Prosecutor: Mother bullied witness in Anderson homicide case
Record-SearchlightSeptember 2, 2011

But Murray left Roman's bail at $500000, after Redding criminal defense attorney Cynthia Campbell argued that Roman's bail was excessive and should be lowered, saying that her client is not a flight risk, has been available to police for questioning ...more »

VISIONQWEST FIRES BACK! VQ Press Release on Pacquiao, Koncz, and Top Rank
8countnews.comSeptember 20, 2011

Manny signed a Power of attorney on behalf of VQ because it was absolutely necessary to enable VQ's staff to obtain the necessary documents as outlined above. All accounting contracts and Power of Attorneys were in accordance to accounting requirements ...more »

Discrimination Acts to be generalised
PS NewsSeptember 22, 2011

He said since 1975, those protections had been supported by five pieces of legislation: The Racial Discrimination Act 1975, the Sex Discrimination Act 1984, the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, the Age Discrimination Act 2004 and the Australian ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Using Restrictive Covenants to Protect Alternative Asset Managers
FINalternativesSeptember 21, 2011

The law does not require that the employer provide such compensation—and restrictive covenants are often enforced notwithstanding that the employee is receiving no compensation during the restricted period—but one of the considerations taken into ...more »

Environmental Law
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Romney touts Obama-funded energy agency
USA Today (blog)September 7, 2011

In his newly released economic plan former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney criticizes the Obama administration's energy policies, particularly how it invests in alternative energy. Instead, Romney argues, the federal ...more »

Wills & Probate
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The ultimate exit strategy: A when-I-die checklist
Plain DealerSeptember 18, 2011

Parents of minor children should have wills that clearly designate a legal guardian. And older people shouldn't delay estate planning until they're too ill to make important decisions. A clear, legally sound will is essential. Probate Judge Laura ...more »

Family Law
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Women's rights push dads aside
The Australian (blog)September 2, 2011

This kind of court decision, however, will come as little surprise to many dads, all too familiar with the operation of family law in Australia. Usually women's rights trump the needs of fathers and children, as is again being demonstrated by the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Vanek to Lead Internal Audit Division at Ohio Workers' Comp Bureau
Insurance JournalSeptember 8, 2011

Dennis A. Vanek has been appointed as chief of the internal audit division at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC). Vanek most recently served as director of global audit services for Expedia, Inc. in Bellevue, Wash., where he was responsible ...more »


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