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Widower files second lawsuit in wife's Pinellas jail death
Tampabay.comSeptember 1, 2011

None of the three was the subject of internal investigations when they left the agency, according to a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. However, a detention deputy and a nurse were previously disciplined by Coats after internal affairs investigations ...more »

Discrimination hearing will be set for former Mason City police officer
Mason City Globe GazetteSeptember 1, 2011

Regarding the religion discrimination, Ohl said in her deposition, “Repeated comments from other officers and supervisor about my religious practices also lead me to believe the decisions to deny me promotional opportunities and treat me differently ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Interim law dean helps throughout transition
USD Volante OnlineSeptember 21, 2011

As a group of students depart from the law school and assistants lock the office doors, one light in the back of the administrative suite stays on. Even at 5:30 pm. on a Thursday evening, interim dean of the law school, Tom Geu, is sitting at his desk, ...more »

Immigration Law
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'Uncle Omar' called the face of Obama's immigration goal
WND.comSeptember 5, 2011

He was being held on a federal immigration warrant this week. "Now the Obama administration wants to expand on its shoddy approach to illegal immigration law enforcement," Fitton said. "Under the Obama administration's newly announced deportation ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Hardin woman denies charge in death of child
Billings GazetteSeptember 8, 2011

Jones said he was concerned that Bird could flee to the Crow Reservation beyond state jurisdiction before her case can be resolved. The judge suggested that he would consider reducing Bird's bond later if she signs a waiver of extradition, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Government Affairs Update
UPENN AlmanacSeptember 6, 2011

In accordance with Governor Corbett's proposal, the final budget aggregates funding for the SBDCs, along with funding for the Industrial Resource Centers, Local Development Districts, and Industrial Development Corporations, into a new single line item ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Goldcorp Declares Ninth Monthly Dividend Payment for 2011
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

... for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, timing and possible outcome of pending litigation, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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A new offer
Inside HousingSeptember 5, 2011

Our vision is to work with others to increase trust in dispute resolution and to improve landlord and tenant relations. Our mission is impartial dispute resolution in rented housing. To deliver our vision we intend to work with landlords and tenants to ...more »

Intellectual Property
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RIM, Apple-Samsung, S3, Location-Based Programs: Intellectual Property
BloombergSeptember 7, 2011

Samsung will pursue all available options, including legal action, to defend its intellectual- property rights, he said. Apple Inc. may have to reveal iPad and iPad 2 sales figures in the UK and US to improve its chances of barring Samsung Electronics ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Montana: Settlement Approved for Asbestos Victims
New York TimesSeptember 17, 2011

Judge Jeffrey Sherlock of District Court in Helena approved the deal to end a lawsuit against the state. Judge Sherlock had dismissed the victims' claims in 2002, a decision the State Supreme Court overturned. The settlement stems from multiple ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Latest job report underscores the continued need for Affirmative Action policies
Latina ListaSeptember 2, 2011

If ever there was an argument that Affirmative Action is still needed, this is a good start. The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes referred to as involuntary part-time workers) rose from 8.4 million to 8.8 million in ...more »

Airstream Aviation signs five-year deal for Commsoft's Oases
AME InfoSeptember 15, 2011

Aviation managementconsultancy and airworthiness specialist Airstream Aviation has signed a five-year deal to use Commsoft's Oases maintenance management software. UAEheadquartered Airstream Aviation operates from the new Dubai World Central (DWC) ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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No-smoking policy may present challenges
Chicago TribuneSeptember 13, 2011

... which interferes with the experience you want your tenants to have with management, that would justify a warning and, if necessary, a termination. Janet Portman is an attorney and managing editor at Nolo. She specializes in landlord/tenant law and ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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BULLION MORNING - Gold dips on softer euro, growing economic worries
FXstreet.comSeptember 13, 2011

“The environment has in our view remained favourable for precious metals but the uptrend is likely to become bumpier and volatility should remain elevated accordingly,” Credit Suisse said in its daily report. The eurozone debt crisis is taking its toll ...more »

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doeLEGAL's CEO to Introduce Legal Enterprise Collaboration as Part of a ... (press release)September 2, 2011

doeLEGAL, LLC, the leading provider of innovative, next generation litigation management, eDiscovery and legal spend and matter management solutions, today announced that CEO Tom Russo will present at a conference jointly sponsored by Inside Counsel ...more »

Business Law
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Upper Marlboro Man Sentenced to Prison for Advertising and Possessing Child ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)September 8, 2011

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J Rosenstein; and Assistant Director in Charge James W McJunkin of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Washington Field Office. According to the plea agreement, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Qatar raises state salaries, pensions
Arab NewsSeptember 7, 2011

By REUTERS DOHA: Qatar will hand out significant salary, pension and benefits increases for its state and military employees costing as much as 30 billion riyals ($8.24 billion). The decree will boost basic salaries and social benefits for state ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Caln man arrested on 100 counts of child porn
Daily Local NewsSeptember 10, 2011

Chester County Detectives have arrested a 68-year-old Caln man on 100 counts of child pornography and other related offenses following an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation. John Michael McMullen, of Caln, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Pegalis & Erickson, LLC: Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury...
Sacramento BeeSeptember 9, 2011

We will delete comments containing inappropriate links, obscenities, hate speech, and personal attacks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. See more about comments here. is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Concealed Handguns in New York City Backed by 243 Members of U.S. Congress
BloombergSeptember 12, 2011

Ten other states, including New York, have “may issue” laws, which leave permitting decisions to state or local law- enforcement authorities. Four states allow residents to carry concealed weapons without permits. In 14 states, residents need some form ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Flagler County public records for Sept. 21, 2011
Daytona Beach News-JournalSeptember 21, 2011

Albert H. Mickler, professional malpractice; Camille Billy v. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co., auto negligence; SunTrust Bank v. Lance Shryock, contract and indebtedness; JP Morgan Chase Bank NA v. Barbara Loesche, real property; ...more »

Consumer Protection
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The Error at the Heart of the Dodd-Frank Act
American Enterprise InstituteSeptember 6, 2011

Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, HR 4173, 111th Cong. (2010), §202(a)(1)(C). 9. "The Orderly Liquidation of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. under the Dodd-Frank Act," FDIC Quarterly 5, no. 2 (2011).more »

Real Estate Law
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Legal Ground: Does a realtor have to tell you the truth?
Jerusalem PostSeptember 9, 2011

Shopkeepers, neighbors and relatives, answering an incidental inquiry that led to the purchase of the apartment, all claimed a commission, even though they had nothing to do with the property field or the real-estate market. The new law provided that ...more »

ECONOMY: Supermarket union talks overshadow Labor Day weekend
North County TimesSeptember 3, 2011

Over the previous day, Gonzalez traded text messages about developments at the negotiating table with Mickey Kasparian, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 135, which represents 14000 workers at the major chains in San Diego and ...more »

Sports Law
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Why central sports bill is a red herring
Yahoo! CricketSeptember 5, 2011

When I first looked at the draft Sports Development Code on the Ministry website, I was totally befuddled. Having contributed to the making of the first sports law in the country (The Rajasthan Sports Act, 2005), I did not know whether I was looking at ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Keyser Law Firm Offers Discounted Legal Services to Military Veterans and ...
PR Web (press release)September 7, 2011

Whatever the legal issue a veteran faces, having an experienced attorney who understands military justice is key. Retaining a criminal defense attorney who is also a Judge Advocate dramatically increases the chances of having a successful legal outcome ...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 »

Feds file 2 discrimination suits
San Antonio ExpressSeptember 27, 2011

The federal government has sued two San Antonio companies, accusing one of racial discrimination and the other of age discrimination. Since at least January, African American employees at AA Foundries Inc. routinely experienced a ...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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Brinks Innovation Competition Announces 2011 Finalists; Catacel Corporation ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

Finalists include the top Midwest entrepreneurs in green and clean technology that have demonstrated solutions to global challenges such as renewable and alternative energy, environmental technologies, and infrastructure and community improvements. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Barriers to entry in the legal profession
The EconomistSeptember 1, 2011

And those without the bar exam or law school under their belt could still, with training and experience, dispense routine guidance and offer legal services, such as drafting wills and arranging simple divorces, to poorer clients. ...more »

Family Law
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Falling marriage rates hurting children: report
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 5, 2011

It will be hard to dismiss as a fringe document because of Professor Parkinson's stature as a meticulous researcher, the huge amount of data he assembled, and his key role in shaping family law policy under the Howard government. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Worker comp rates might go up in 2012 anyway
The OlympianSeptember 12, 2011

The Department of Labor and Industries said today that reforms to the workers compensation system that were passed in May are saving $1.1 billion and putting the state-run system on track for a break-even year in 2012. But L&I leaders want to raise ...more »

Health Care Law
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Will SCOTUS hear challenges to health-care law in '11 or '12?
msnbc.comSeptember 26, 2011

By NBC's Pete Williams A move by the Justice Department -- due today -- may determine whether the Supreme Court takes up the titanic legal battle over the Obama health care bill this term or waits another year. The government must say by today what it ...more »


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