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Southern California Attorneys Call For More Police Training On How to Handle ...
DigitalJournal.com (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 »

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 »

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Administrative Law
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LEVY v. COHEN
Leagle.comSeptember 5, 2011

The pre-deprivation proceedings available to him—which included notice and an administrative hearing at which Levy was represented by an attorney, presented evidence, and called witnesses—combined with the availability of an adequate post-deprivation ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health care law targets premiums
STLtoday.comSeptember 2, 2011

WASHINGTON • Health insurers will have to start publicly justifying big rate increases, according to a new requirement of the health care law implemented Thursday to put pressure on insurance companies to hold down skyrocketing premiums. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Legal responses to 9/11 still in flux
Law.comSeptember 3, 2011

11, 2001, then-Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor kept a long-standing commitment to help dedicate a new building at New York University School of Law. She visited Ground Zero first, and told her NYU audience, "I am still tearful from that ...more »

Immigration Law
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President's Illegal-Alien Uncle Used False Documents to Evade Deportation
The New AmericanSeptember 1, 2011

Amazingly, the president's uncle has crossed paths with the law before, but never fallen into the hands of immigration authorities until now. “Obama has had some minor trouble while working at Conti Liquors, Framingham Police said,” MetroWest Daily ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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New metal technology firm gets $1 million state grant
Chillicothe GazetteSeptember 4, 2011

He supervised the management of state and federal grant projects which included numerous industrial and academic collaborators. He will have overall management responsibility for the program. » Harry Couch, chief science officer: He has worked in new ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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MARKS: Part Failure Yields 28th Place At AMS
TruckSeries.comSeptember 4, 2011

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Insurance Litigation
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Municipality pursued for accident on BC highway
Vancouver SunSeptember 29, 2011

... 2011 When a 12-year-old girl was hit by a truck and seriously injured crossing a BC highway in Logan Lake three years ago, town officials never expected to be slapped with a lawsuit. But that's what happened recently, when the Insurance Corp. of BC ...more »

Animal Law
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N. Ky. woman to be honored for work to get stronger laws to protect people ...
The RepublicSeptember 26, 2011

"Bridgett has taken a tragedy in her life, and she's tried to turn it into a positive," said Dan Evans, executive director of the Kenton County Animal Shelter. "Hers was the first case prosecuted under Romeo's Law in Kentucky that made it a felony to ...more »

Intellectual Property
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NTT DoCoMo, Allergan, Microsoft, Apple: Intellectual Property
BloombergSeptember 9, 2011

Microsoft has entered into more than 700 licensing agreements since the company began its intellectual-property licensing program in December 2003. Marshall Phelps joined Microsoft in 2003 after a 28-year career with International Business Machines ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Pangea3 Dedicates Taskforce to Mortgage-Backed Securities ("MBS") Document Review
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

The Pangea3 Mortgage-Backed Securities Taskforce is spearheaded by senior US litigators with experience managing complex securities litigation at the nation's top law firms and is supported by over 200 full-time attorneys. Since 2010, members of the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Quotas for Indian Muslims?
The Express TribuneSeptember 21, 2011

He is a former editor of the Hindustan Times's Mumbai edition avirook.sen@tribune.com.pk Affirmative action for religious minorities isn'ta new idea. In India, its time comes as important elections approach — and then its time passes. ...more »

Rockwell Collins Good with Inmarsat
Zacks.comSeptember 1, 2011

Inmarsat was the first to provide global safety services that comply with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Currently, Inmarsat has approximately over 12000 aircraft that rely on global in-flight connectivity. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Q & A
New York TimesSeptember 9, 2011

All those subject to rent control are considered “statutory month-to-month” tenants, and cannot be evicted except for cause, like not paying rent. If there was a lease, and the landlord can produce it, the tenant may have fewer rights than he would ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Stockton city hall addresses unsolved homicides
News10.netSeptember 21, 2011

Stockton's mayor said the city was justified in laying off 100 officers in order to balance the city budget and keep Stockton from declaring bankruptcy. "We had to find the money and the only place we could find money was in the police and fire ...more »

Litigation
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LML Settles Litigation With Capital One
MarketWatch (press release)September 14, 2011

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all passages containing verbs such as "aims," "anticipates," ...more »

Business Law
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Medical pot OK in Seattle, in trouble in Spokane
The Seattle TimesSeptember 19, 2011

Community gardens: As of July, state law allows 10 patients to collectively grow 45-plant gardens. The law made dispensaries illegal, but most changed business models to become networks of multiple gardens. Possession: A doctor's recommendation for use ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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DADT repeal benefits servicemembers' children, though inequalities remain
Keen News ServiceSeptember 22, 2011

But if the servicemember is not a legal parent or guardian, the child gets no military benefits, and the family does not get the housing and moving allowances due to servicemembers with dependents. Jane Smith, a major in the US Army, is raising young ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Man sentenced on child porn charge
Quad City TimesSeptember 7, 2011

Honse also said he believed the government was keeping track of what people downloaded from the Internet, according to attorneys. Police executed a search warrant at his home and seized several pieces of computer equipment that were found to contain ...more »

Personal Injury
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Head-on freeway accident results in injuries
Duluth News TribuneSeptember 11, 2011

At 12:52 am Sunday, a head-on accident occurred in St. Louis County at milepost 250 of US Interstate Highway 35, resulting in personal injury. The identities of the parties involved and their conditions have not been released yet, as authorities are ...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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WRIGHT v. LIGUORI
Leagle.comSeptember 26, 2011

The District Court construed the complaint as raising legal malpractice claims against Liguori and his firm, and negligence claims against Wachovia. On September 30, 2009, the District Court granted Liguori's motion to dismiss, and dismissed Liguori ...more »

Consumer Protection
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You'll get emails whenever I post articles on OpEdNews
OpEdNewsSeptember 14, 2011

She long advocated for the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,[4][5] which was established by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Judge denies WexTrust receiver's deal with law firm
The Virginian-PilotSeptember 3, 2011

The federal judge overseeing the recovery of funds for WexTrust Capital investors rejected a proposed settlement with the Chicago law firm that advised WexTrust on several of its flawed securities offerings. An agreement the WexTrust ...more »

Military Base Adds $300000 to Existing Contract for Intellicheck Mobilisa's ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 8, 2011

The NCIC system is available to Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as other criminal justice agencies. Steve Williams, Intellicheck Mobilisa's CEO, commented: "This advanced technology plays a vital role in securing our nation's ...more »

Sports Law
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When Will Youth Sports End Its Don't-Ask, Don't-Tell Policy?
ForbesSeptember 20, 2011

That's because in sports, despite some progress, don't-ask, don't-tell is still the de facto law of the land. There are plenty of theories out there as to why sports seems like a particularly tricky venue for LGBT issues, one being that there is yet no ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Garvey Schubert Barer Adds Laurence Finegold to White Collar Defense Practice ...
dBusinessNews Seattle (press release)September 9, 2011

Finegold joins as an owner in the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations Group, following 30 years as president at The Finegold Law Firm. “Larry is considered one of the finest criminal defense lawyers on the West Coast. ...more »

AUDIT SHOWS LAG IN CODE INSPECTIONS
FireEngineering.comSeptember 29, 2011

ALBANY -- Many rental-apartment inspections are languishing more than a year behind schedule while code officials are not inspecting most large commercial buildings at all, in violation of state law, according to a new audit of the city's Division of ...more »

PHILLIPS v. LEGGETT & PLATT, INC.
Leagle.comSeptember 22, 2011

This is an age discrimination suit. Following a jury trial which resulted in a verdict for the employee, the employer timely moved for judgment as a matter of law. The district court denied that motion. We REVERSE as we conclude that the claim was ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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I'm Establishing a Non-Profit to Offer Divorce Help to Abused Women
ForbesSeptember 21, 2011

BedrockDivorce.com) a national divorce financial strategy firm that exclusively advises women who are going through, or may be going through, a financially complicated divorce (we provide financial analyses and projections, not legal services). ...more »

Environmental Law
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Ygrene Energy Fund Florida Awarded Landmark Energy Retrofit Program
Sacramento BeeSeptember 8, 2011

PACE operates under State law and allows property owners to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy and wind-hardening retrofits on their buildings. Besides benefiting property owners through reduced energy and insurance bills, the programs provide ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Hughes Watters Askanase Expands Wills and Probate Practice With Addition of ...
Business Wire (press release)September 14, 2011

He will also assist HWA's real estate and corporate clients with contract negotiations, business formations, stock and asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, financing arrangements and other needs. For the past eight years, Moore worked as an ...more »

Family Law
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Argument outside court injures two deputies
Pittsburgh Post GazetteSeptember 9, 2011

A man and woman involved in a child-custody case were arrested Thursday after their domestic dispute at the Family Law Center, Downtown, escalated into a full-scale confrontation involving sheriff's deputies, two of whom suffered minor injuries. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Restaurant Self-Insured Group Wins New Claims Fraud Conviction
RestaurantNews.comSeptember 7, 2011

(RestaurantNews.com) The California Restaurant Mutual Benefit Corporation (CRMBC) announced a new conviction as part of its intensified campaign against Workers' Compensation fraud. Jeanette Gallo pleaded no contest to one of the two felony counts of ...more »

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