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Financial-Planning.comSeptember 1, 2011

Thomas believes "most financial planners simply won't address estate tax planning with sufficient vigor [because] there is no incentive to pursue this type of planning. Some planners would love to do really complete plans, but struggle to get clients ...more »

Shell, Malabu $1.3 billion oil deal questions FG indigenisation plan
BusinessDaySeptember 1, 2011

For instance, to transfer the block will mean drafting a new contract. One analyst even said: “Under the arrangement that we have seen, NNPC [Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation] is not going to be involved in the operations of potentially Nigeria ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Bloomberg Submits FCC Filing asking Comcast to Adhere to Agreement
News On NewsSeptember 1, 2011

It has asked the FCC to submit the dispute to an administrative law judge. Bloomberg has argued against having the dispute adjudicated by a judge, noting in its Tuesday filing — submitted by the high-profile Washington law firm Patton Boggs — that ...more »

Health Care Law
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Obama health chief says law still evolving
Washington Times (blog)September 8, 2011

President Obama's health care law is an "expedition," Donald Berwick, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), told reporters Thursday. "I've said this in speeches before: We're on an expedition of ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Should Faking a Name on Facebook Be a Felony?
Wall Street JournalSeptember 14, 2011

The little-known law at issue is called the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. It was enacted in 1986 to punish computer hacking. But Congress has broadened the law every few years, and today it extends far beyond hacking. The law now criminalizes computer ...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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WHERE WE LIVE
Buffalo NewsSeptember 18, 2011

The Clarence Industrial Development Agency board will meet at 8 am Thursday in Clarence Town Hall. • The third annual Flight 3407 Memorial 5K Race will take place at 9:30 am Saturday at Clarence Town Hall Grove, 1 Town Place. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Parent of SIAST student wants resolution to contract dispute
Prince Albert Daily HeraldSeptember 9, 2011

“I believe that the best mechanism for moving this forward is to have a group of people – who are directly affected financially and whose education is being affected – to pressure the groups involved to come to a resolution.” He said he believes there ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Legal Update
OutpatientSurgery.netSeptember 4, 2011

Win or lose, however, defending a medical malpractice lawsuit is without question stressful. Some practitioners end up devastated by a claim. Try to keep a positive mental attitude. Here's a list of the things you should, and should not, ...more »

Animal Law
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Hearings for animal law, rezoning for motorcycle shop set
Lexington DispatchSeptember 9, 2011

First, the city council will hold a public hearing on proposed animal law changes that call for setbacks of dog runs and kennels near streets and sidewalks. The proposal also addresses the leashing and tethering of animals and makes it illegal for the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Kiwi company stymies Amex
Stuff.co.nzSeptember 8, 2011

Intellectual property expert Theodore Doucas tells his clients court action is a last resort, but it was all his own company had left in a trademark dispute with Amex. "If all else fails, then you have to take legal action and in this case all else had ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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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 »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative Action Training to Satisfy Federal Contractor Obligation
PR.com (press release)September 23, 2011

This training session is designed to educate managers and supervisors on the company's basic Affirmative Action obligations and their role in ensuring compliance. Alpharetta, GA, September 23, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Imagine your company is being audited by ...more »

Unsure whether to go ahead with Boeing purchase: Vayalar Ravi
Economic TimesSeptember 9, 2011

NEW DELHI: Even as the official auditor attributed Air India's massive fleet expansion plan as one of the major reasons for its financial woes, Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi said the national carrier had no money to pay for the 27 Boeing 787 ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Guarantees and AGAs: Some clarity at last?
Shoosmiths legal updatesSeptember 2, 2011

Under the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995, a tenant's liability will usually end on lease assignment. Where it does, the only way that the assigning tenant can be kept on the hook is if it enters into a prescribed guarantee arrangement which ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Data security company emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after two years
Bankruptcy HomeSeptember 1, 2011

QSGI, a data security company based in Palm Beach, Florida, recently emerged from its protection under Chapter 11 bankruptcy law. QSGI, a data security company based in Palm Beach, Florida, recently emerged from its protection under ...more »

Litigation
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Cordray: Litigation Can Be 'Needlessly Acrimonious'
MortgageorbSeptember 7, 2011

Hoping to quash fears that the nascent agency would run amok with lawsuits under his watch, Cordray testified during his nomination hearing that he would pursue litigation "judiciously" if he were approved. Lawsuits, he said, “can be a very slow, ...more »

Business Law
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Governor Signs Simitian Bill that Aids Victims of Data Breaches
Patch.comSeptember 2, 2011

The new law requires business and agencies where breaches took place to provide victims with a full accounting of what transpired, how it may affect them, and how they can protect themselves. “No one likes to get the news that personal information ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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A 10-year war: Sept. 11 changed the military and its soldiers
MetroWest Daily NewsSeptember 11, 2011

"It brings a lot of life skills and benefits to make them better." But programs to support families don't lessen the real stresses of deployments to a war zone. Karen McNulty said her son was working as a manager at a Rte. 9 restaurant in Natick, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Fort Thomas man arrested on sex offender violations
FOX19September 21, 2011

16, 2011, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Mark Steven Schlasinger, 34, of Fort Thomas, Ky. as the result of an ongoing undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. Schlasinger is a registered sex offender from a ...more »

Personal Injury
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WEBB v. MINIX
Leagle.comSeptember 12, 2011

William Webb appeals a judgment of the Boyd Circuit Court from a jury trial denying him an award of damages in a personal injury lawsuit. We affirm. Webb and Gary Minix were involved in a car accident in February 2008 in Boyd County. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Students learn of America's creation
Norwich BulletinSeptember 17, 2011

A federal law passed in 2004 requires all schools that receive federal funding to incorporate the Constitution into their lesson plans on Constitution Day, Sept. 17, the date Constitutional Convention delegates signed the document in 1787. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Local Law Firm Noted For Some Of Best Lawyers In America
The ChattanooganSeptember 7, 2011

... selected in the category of Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants. John B. Curtis, Jr. was selected in the category of Medical Malpractice law, and William E. Godbold, III was also included in the category of Medical Malpractice law- Defendants. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Getting the Lead Out: Protecting Children From Dangerous Toys
U.S. Politics TodaySeptember 2, 2011

In short, the 2008 legislation and subsequent CPSC actions made the agency a player again on consumer protection, not a patsy. For the consumer products industry, however, the 2008 legislation went too far. The strengthened safety rules increased the ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real-estate sector jittery over new land acquisition law
Economic TimesSeptember 5, 2011

It is an absolutely mindless idea to bring private land acquisition under this act," said Lalit Kumar Jain, national president of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (Credai). The bill, which seeks to replace colonial era ...more »

Warranties During Disasters:
Warranty WeekSeptember 2, 2011

And the rules for commercial property or multiple dwelling buildings may differ from the rules for single family homes or mobile homes. And here's where we cross over into insurance. Warranty covers defects. Insurance covers perils. ...more »

Sports Law
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The Fan: Legal questions complicate sports reporting
Utica Observer DispatchSeptember 4, 2011

When the public's right to know clashes with a sports organization's right to a profit, there are some interesting legal conflicts. And since the USA has more lawyers than anyone else, we're way ahead on evolving sports law. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Attorney Mark S. McDaniel Receives Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Peer ...
PR Web (press release)September 13, 2011

Memphis criminal defense attorney Mark S. McDaniel at Mark S. McDaniel Law receives the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell® We can unravel the complex laws that govern Tennessee or federal court proceedings and ...more »

Goodbye Summer! Back to School Week Kicks Off
ForbesSeptember 5, 2011

While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns. I even took the lead on a successful audit. At audit, opposing counsel read my report, ...more »

Train managers to avoid tribunals, businesses urged
Fresh Business ThinkingSeptember 14, 2011

However, there were significant increases in claims relating to the European Working Time Directive (up by 20 per cent), age discrimination (up by 32 per cent), and regulations for part-time workers (almost trebled). The report also showed that of the ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Warning: Don't Let Friends, Family or Non-Divorce Professionals Give You ...
ForbesSeptember 7, 2011

There's the neighbor who claims she hired the “best divorce attorney in the world”—although, unfortunately, he has since left the country. The sister-in-law who knows “exactly” what you're going through –even though she has never been divorced. ...more »

Environmental Law
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After Nuclear Mishap, Japan Debates Energy Future
NPRSeptember 6, 2011

7:00 pm ET Japan faces a dilemma: the country lacks natural resources and relies heavily on nuclear power. But in the wake of the nuclear accident in March, 70 percent of Japanese now say they want to phase out atomic energy. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Russell Jones & Walker | Wills 'simplify probate process for families'
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)September 1, 2011

The probate process faced by a family after a loved one has passed away can be made simpler if the individual in question has drawn up a will prior to their death. That is according to Toby Harris, a tutor in the Certificate in Will Preparation for the ...more »

Family Law
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Bankruptcy Attorneys of the Bodensteiner Law Office Re-Open Office in ...
PR Web (press release)September 10, 2011

I have maintained a solo law practice in Austin, Minnesota on a continual basis since 1983. My practice is mostly in bankruptcy and family law. I do enjoy doing probate work and also handle some criminal and collection matters. Rochester, MN The law...more »

Workers Compensation
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Soledad man gets jail time, probation in workers' comp fraud case
The Salinas CalifornianSeptember 24, 2011

A 42-year-old Soledad man was sentenced Friday to 60 days in Monterey County jail and five years of probation for wrongfully using a contractor's license and not providing workers' compensation insurance for his employees, authorities said. ...more »

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