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Anglo Irish asks U.S. court to deny ex-CEO protection
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Anglo Irish Bank ANGIB.UL asked a US court on Wednesday to deny its former chief executive David Drumm a discharge from United States bankruptcy laws as it seeks to recover debts of nearly $11 million from its former CEO. ...more »

Nevada AG joins anti-human trafficking effort
KVVU Las VegasSeptember 1, 2011

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto Wednesday announced she has joined 45 other attorneys general in asking a popular website to remove its advertising for adult services. It is feared the web service facilitates sex trafficking, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Appellate Court Upholds MRCA's Deployment of Stop-Sign Cameras
Palisadian-PostSeptember 1, 2011

Kaufman's vehicle was photographed by a stop-sign camera in an MRCA park for failing to come to a complete stop, and he received an administrative citation in the mail and was fined $175. At the administrative hearing, Kaufman denied he was the 'driver ...more »

Health Care Law
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Methodist Dallas Medical submits plan to CMS
Bizjournals.comSeptember 8, 2011

CMS accepted Parkland's written plan last month and a re-inspection to determine whether the hospital is back in compliance is under way. Parkland's most serious problems involved emergency care and unsanitary conditions. Bill covers health care, law, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Marriage laws and NC's justices
News & ObserverSeptember 12, 2011

Legislative leaders pressing the amendment explain it is crucial to act boldly "to prevent activist judges from overturning the marriage laws already in place." Say what? In North Carolina? Perhaps we should unpack that claim. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama's Immigration Law Is a Train Wreck
Fox NewsSeptember 2, 2011

For a first offense, the employer must fire all undocumented workers, sign an affidavit promising not to repeat the infraction, and have his business licenses suspended for 10 business days. For a second offense, the government will revoke all of the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Shale Gas and the Future of International Environmental Law
JURISTSeptember 7, 2011

The history of environmental law is one of ad hoc decision-making. Historically, environmental legislative change has followed industrial age environmental disasters. Our environmental legal system is defined by the environmental damage inflicted on ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Mining Giant Backs New Australian International Arbitration Rules
BernamaSeptember 2, 2011

... International-AsiaNet/ -- Vice President of Litigation BHP Billiton, Mr Damian Lovell has today welcomed the introduction of the new ACICA Arbitration Rules designed to speed up the resolution of cross border and international commercial disputes. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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ZEISER MOTORS, INC. v. SENTRY SELECT INSURANCE COMPANY
Leagle.comSeptember 14, 2011

Alternatively, Sentry Select asks that this issue be certified for interlocutory appeal or that the Court stay this case until the underlying state litigation is resolved. I will deny Sentry Select's motion because it has not provided a legitimate ...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, Tivo, SC Johnson, Google: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekSeptember 16, 2011

Hilco Trading LLC's Hilco Streambank Unit said intellectual property assets of Borders Group Inc. brought $15765000 at auction. The Northbrook, Illinois-based company, which has handled sale of IP assets of a number of companies going through ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Chadbourne & Parke Strengthens IP Practice With Addition of Brian Pollack
PR Newswire (press release)September 1, 2011

... and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, executive compensation and employee benefits, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates, and government contract matters. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Najib: Affirmative Action Will Remain For Bumis But More Market Friendly Now
BernamaSeptember 13, 2011

By Nor Baizura Basri & Samantha Tan KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said affirmative actions to help Bumiputeras, which were introduced under the banner of New Economic Policy (NEP), would remain but have ...more »

CIA rendition details 'revealed'
BBC NewsSeptember 1, 2011

Charter company Richmor Aviation and aviation broker SportsFlight have been engaged in a four-year legal dispute over the costs of the flights. The suspects were taken to CIA-run secret prisons around the world and the US detention camp at Guantanamo ...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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Nevada AG accuses Bank of America of widespread misconduct
Reno Gazette JournalSeptember 13, 2011

These include civil penalties of up to $5000 per person for violating state laws -- or up to $12000 if the violations were made against an elderly or disabled person. The bank also could be liable for fines up to $10000 per person for violations in ...more »

Litigation
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Damages Ruling May Be Pivotal in BP Gulf Oil Case
Insurance JournalSeptember 6, 2011

A key court ruling in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill litigation could change the landscape in the massive case — encouraging more plaintiffs to sue, or spurring the parties to make a deal to resolve what could be a ...more »

Business Law
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Better Business Bureau Warns of Shady Gold Transactions
Maui NowSeptember 10, 2011

“Many of the complaints we received are from false advertising and delivery issues where the consumer ends up being appraised far less than what they thought their gold was worth.” platinum dealers, a number that is well on its way to reaching 2010's ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Camp Murray annexation by City of Lakewood possible
TheNewsTribune.comSeptember 5, 2011

Anderson said it's too early to pass judgment on the idea, but he questions what benefits Camp Murray would receive from becoming part of the city. Lowenberg also broached in his letter the possiblility that the city take over the lease for the public ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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PRO4-A takes crime fight to internet
Journal OnlineSeptember 19, 2011

More importantly, De Leon said participants are also instructed how to detect if a computer system is under “attack” by “hackers.” They are also guided on how to detect if criminal elements are using the internet for criminal purposes such as identity ...more »

Personal Injury
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The Law Offices of Burg and Brock, Inc. Provide Powerful Legal Defense for ...
Bradenton HeraldSeptember 2, 2011

However, motorcycling has many risks that driving an automobile doesn't have, such as increased risk of injury or death in the case of a collision or accident. Many important laws pertaining to the operation of a motorcycle are unknown to the everyday ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Fla. columnist decries mandated drug tests for welfare applicants, says it's ...
Washington PostSeptember 27, 2011

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the law, saying it violates welfare applicants' constitutional right against unreasonable searches. For that reason, a federal appellate court struck down a similar Michigan law in 2003. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Cosmetic surgery gets cheaper, faster, scarier
USA TodaySeptember 15, 2011

Investigators, she says, are looking into possible violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, which bans commercial practices that deceive consumers. Joyce Wooten, 53, of Tampa said her surgeries at Lifestyle Lift "ruined my ...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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Twelve Rosenberg | Martin | Greenberg, LLP Lawyers Appear in 2012 Edition of ...
Citybizlist (press release)September 8, 2011

Gerard P. Martin was selected in the fields of White-Collar Criminal Defense, Commercial Litigation, First Amendment Litigation, and Bet-The-Company Litigation. Barry C. Greenberg was selected in the field of Real Estate Law. ...more »

NASA Solicitation: P-POD Mating Device to An EELV ESPA SUM
Space Ref (press release)September 1, 2011

FAR 52.212-4 (June 2010), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable. (1) 52.233-3, Protest after Award (Aug 1996) (31 USC 3553). (2) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78) (b) The ...more »

Sports Law
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Their View: Equity in school sports? It's the law.
Las Cruces Sun-NewsSeptember 15, 2011

Now, it's time to see if school districts are complying with the law - parents, boosters, students, athletes, taxpayers have a right to know how money is spent across sports activities. How much do boys coaches get paid vs. girls coaches? ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Motion challenges VI criminal defense system
Virgin Islands Daily NewsSeptember 5, 2011

A motion in VI Superior Court claims that the territory underpays private defense attorneys appointed to criminal cases at hourly rates so low they defy defendants' constitutional rights to a fair trial. ...more »

"Amazon Tax" Repealed Under New Law
ForbesSeptember 10, 2011

Under existing law, retailers “engaged in business” in the state of California were responsible for collecting sales tax. The law defined a “retailer engaged in business in this state” to include: controlled group that, pursuant to an agreement with or ...more »

MAVROMMATIS v. CAREY LIMOUSINE WESTCHESTER, INC.
Leagle.comSeptember 8, 2011

1 Mavrommatis alleged discrimination and unlawful retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as amended, 42 USC § 2000e et seq., the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"), 29 USC § 621 et seq., and 42 USC § 1981. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Nothing is for Free, Especially Not Life Insurance
ForbesSeptember 17, 2011

He currently serves as a Director of the Washington, DC Estate Planning Council, as Vice-Chair of the Fiduciary Income Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, and as Co-Chair of the Personal Financial Planning Club of the ...more »

Environmental Law
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Sino Bioenergy Salutes China Energy Policy
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

The Chinese government is implementing multiple policies to promote renewable energy. China invested US$34.6 billion into clean energy in 2009, an amount ranked #1 among G20 countries, and almost twice of that of the US The Renewable Energy Law passed ...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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Fran joins the family
B P Collins Buckinghamshire and Thames Valey SolicitorsSeptember 8, 2011

The top ranked expertise within BP Collins' family law team has today been further strengthened with the arrival of associate Fran Hipperson from well-known London firm Payne Hicks Beach. Her appointment makes a powerful addition to the four-strong ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Two charged with workers' comp fraud
NewsOK.comSeptember 16, 2011

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT mmcnutt@opubco.com Two people have been charged with workers' compensation fraud in separate incidents, the state attorney general's office said Thursday. Raul Obed Orozco, 50, of Perry, was arrested after being charged with three ...more »

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