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Police Blotter: Police Deal With Cases of Narcotics, Thefts, Burglaries
Patch.comSeptember 1, 2011

Theft at the 2000 block of Oakmont Avenue on 8/24 at 11:19 am — Three strands of outdoor lights were stolen from the victim's fence. Theft at We Are Wireless (1300 block of West Chester Pike) on 8/25 at 1:49 pm — Two black males entered the store and ...more »

Trying Youth Offenders as Adults
SantaCruz.comSeptember 1, 2011

According to the report, trying juveniles as adults does not act as a deterrent. Though juvenile crime is down statewide since 2001, the counties most likely to try kids as adults saw juvenile crime rates fall at a slower rate. ...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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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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Garvey Schubert Barer Owner Sara Sandford Appointed to Executive Committee of ...
dBusinessNews Seattle (press release)September 9, 2011

On the Web at: Garvey Schubert Barer is a business law firm focused on clients in the United States and abroad, with strategic emphasis on the Pacific Northwest. From five business-critical ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration law advisor jailed over scam
UK Visa & Immigration NewsSeptember 5, 2011

Gupta, an accredited immigration law advisor, was found to be illegally supplying false documents to accompany immigration applications that he was charging around £5000 for each. Gupta admitted 14 charges of assisting illegal immigration and an ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Retain redundancy law, say unions
Jamaica GleanerSeptember 6, 2011

Describing the proposal as an echo of the sounds emanating from the banking and other industrial quarters, Brown characterised the suggestion as a backward position that was not supported in international best practices and not endorsed by the labour ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Gaming board cold to Foxwoods moves to regain license | Philadelphia Inquirer ...
Philadelphia InquirerSeptember 4, 2011

An attorney for the board, James Eisenhower, said it was "pure fiction" to think there could be an amicable resolution of the dispute that would eliminate the need for an appeal. "The parties have not even discussed such a resolution, nor is it at all ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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How to better manage your TPA
Business InsuranceSeptember 25, 2011

Despite enjoying the freedom of selecting their own TPA, self-insured firms risk litigation, prolonged open claims and ultimately higher losses by not establishing clearly defined service parameters and monitoring the performance of that service. ...more »

Animal Law
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Supervisor Slater-Price to step down next year
SignOnSanDiego.comSeptember 8, 2011

County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price will not seek reflection next year and will retire from politics, saying she's achieved numerous goals relating to environmental stewardship, public safety, regional transportation, domestic violence and animal rights...more »

Intellectual Property
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Apple vs Samsung in Global Legal War: Intellectual Property Dispute
International Business Times AUSeptember 12, 2011

A German court has ruled that Samsung is not allowed to sell the Galaxy tablet in Germany due to intellectual property infringement. The court, in the west German city of Duesseldorf, substantiated that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 computer, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Partner Jeffrey S. Grand To Speak At Fall Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Conferences
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)September 2, 2011

In July 2011, he was named Co-Liaison Counsel in In re Pelvic Mesh Litigation, by the Honorable Carol E. Higbee of the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Atlantic County, who is overseeing the centralized management for all transvaginal mesh or ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Does Justice Department have Double Standard on Hate Crimes?
Opposing ViewsSeptember 15, 2011

This violates constitutional equal-protection guarantees, which forbid discrimination against whites, except for certain bona fide affirmative action programs in employment, education, or contracting. when the victims of racial violence are white, ...more »

Timco to move work, add jobs
Greensboro News & RecordSeptember 3, 2011

GREENSBORO — A Timco Aviation Services official said Friday that the company plans to shift all of its manufacturing operations from Piedmont Triad International Airport to Wallburg. In addition, the official said, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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NY Bar Association offers advice to storm victims
Wall Street JournalSeptember 10, 2011

The bar's Lawyer Referral and Information Service is coordinating the program. The service is available to people in the 20 counties declared disaster areas. Victims seeking legal advice should call the referral service at 1-800-342-3661. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Defense of Marriage Act spotlighted in California bankruptcy case
Out In JerseySeptember 7, 2011

This is not only important in bankruptcy law, but could apply to veterans' benefits and Social Security entitlements. Interestingly, 20 of the 24 bankruptcy judges in the district signed the memorandum of dismissal. Normally, when a case is filed, ...more »

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Former Howrey Chairman Ruyak Joins Winston & Strawn as Litigation Partner
BloombergSeptember 12, 2011

Robert Ruyak, former chairman and chief executive officer of dissolved Washington law firm Howrey LLP, joined Winston & Strawn LLP as a partner in its global litigation practice. Ruyak, who will be based ...more »

Business Law
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The Buzz: Bill seeks to loosen rules for LA stadium
Sacramento BeeSeptember 3, 2011

Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed. • Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience. • Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Coastal Link: Relay for Life, Market to Benefit Military Families
WSAV-TVSeptember 13, 2011

That amounted to 34-percent of the total raised in Savannah. Plus, helping the military and military spouses is as easy as shopping. A market being held benefits the Helping Our Troops Organization's Education Funds of Hunter's Military Spouses Club.more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Milton Man Charged With Possessing Child Porn Wanted in Maine
Patch.comSeptember 19, 2011

Corey MacDonald, commander of the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children task force. MacDonald also said that while the investigation into Wright's contact with children is ongoing, there does not appear to have been any actual offenses ...more »

Personal Injury
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Perry bid elevates lawsuit reform
Washington TimesSeptember 14, 2011

That same study credited a reformed legal climate with a more than $100 billion increase in annual spending and with the fact that more than 400000 Texans have been added to the ranks of those with health insurance. Texas voters get it. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Bloomberg's Private Lobbying for Gay Marriage Defended by AG
New York Law JournalSeptember 19, 2011

The case is New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms v. State Senate , 807-2011 (See Complaint). Mr. Schneiderman's office countered that the Legislature has exempted itself from the disclosure requirements of the state Open Meetings Law and is free to ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys Available to Review Medical Negligence Claims
Emailwire (press release)September 17, 2011

The Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Morgan and Morgan are providing a free online case review to patients who suspect they were injured as a result of a negligent medical professional or facility. (EMAILWIRE.COM, September 17, 2011 ) Atlanta, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumer rights endorsed as human rights
Himalayan TimesSeptember 6, 2011

Above 80 per cent of shops — wholesale and retails — have not displayed price-list according to Consumer Protection Act. Consumer rights activists welcomed the directive from the commission. “It is a great achievement because it has endorsed consumer ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Attorneys, Associations Warn of Lender Lawsuits
GlobeSt.comSeptember 12, 2011

According to the amendment, a lender can be forced to take remedial action on a property if the site is just vacant, and not even in foreclosure. Though cities such as Miami, Boston and Cincinnati have enacted similar laws, these do not go as far to ...more »

Winston & Strawn Welcomes Prominent Trial Attorney Robert Ruyak to Its Global ...
Sacramento BeeSeptember 12, 2011

Winston & Strawn LLP is an international commercial law firm with 15 offices in North America, Asia, and Europe. More information about the firm is available at Reader comments on are the opinions of the writer, ...more »

Sports Law
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Part 3 of 3: Girl's Testimony Helps Change Concussion Practices in Youth Sports
Patch.comSeptember 22, 2011

Editor's Note: This story is the last in a three-part series examining the new state law on sports-related concussions in Minnesota youth sports. Read Tuesday's part one and Wednesday's part two. At age 15, she needs reading glasses to combat a ...more »

Criminal Defense
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SF police launch probe into iPhone search
CNETSeptember 7, 2011

Criminal defense attorneys in San Francisco say that some of the allegations are worrisome if true. According to Calderon's statements to SF Weekly, he suggested that "officers" tried to intimidate him and his family into cooperating with the search. ...more »

High court overturns conviction in drug case
DesMoinesRegister.comSeptember 24, 2011

Justices on Friday upheld the original Dubuque County court decision, reasoning that the bank had failed to make the proper objections to preserve its appeal and that the former IRS agent who had been called to testify was not qualified to discuss ...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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DFW Muslims profess love for their country
Fort Worth Star TelegramSeptember 10, 2011

Many of those who attended were not Muslim -- they were Christians and Jewish clergy who had come to lend their support and protection. Christians and Jews offered to ring the mosques with their bodies so no harm would come to the buildings. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Bishop backs study on oil deregulation law
MalayaSeptember 19, 2011

"We need to look into all possible sources of fuel and energy given the high prices of oil and our government must lead the way," he said. Iñiguez said the government must also fund the research efforts for alternative fuel sources. – Gerard Naval.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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'Contending with Catastrophe'
Jerusalem PostSeptember 11, 2011

In his introduction Broyde stresses that the necessity of this volume is to place the 9/11 attacks in the area of Jewish family law. Specifically, he refers to the Jewish individuals who disappeared because of this tragedy. Their wives, who survived ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Medivest Presents at the 2011 Florida Workers' Compensation Educational Conference
PR Web (press release)September 7, 2011

Marine Terminals of Ark. Medivest recently participated in the educational program at the 66th annual Florida Workers' Compensation Institute (FWCI) Conference held in Orlando, Florida at the Orlando World Marriot Center on August 21- 24, 2011. ...more »


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