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Argentina Debates Foreign Land Buys
Wall Street JournalSeptember 1, 2011

Mrs. Kirchner has indicated that her law wouldn't be applied retroactively, meaning that current investments wouldn't be affected. One of the provisions of her proposal would be to create a unified registry of land ownership to define who owns what ...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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Family of dead, local leaders push for San Bruno legislation
San Jose Mercury NewsSeptember 6, 2011

PUC lawyer Robert Cagen told Administrative Law Judge Amy C. Yip-Kikugawa at a hearing Tuesday that the commission's investigators won't be able to finish their work and produce a report until late February at the earliest. "I'm really reluctant to ...more »

Health Care Law
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Repealing health care legislation will create jobs
SunHerald.comSeptember 1, 2011

But when the measure was signed into law in late March 2010, the hiring freeze began. In the 15 months after the law passed, the economy added a mere 6500 jobs each month on average - less than one-tenth the pre-health-care act rate. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Monday, September 5, 2012
Law TimesSeptember 5, 2011

The 177-year-old firm serves more than 200 Canadian clients with more than a dozen lawyers who will spend time in the new office providing US legal counsel in areas such as corporate, tax, labour, and intellectual property law. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Georgia's new immigration law requirements confuse businesses
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionSeptember 3, 2011

A major part of the state's new immigration enforcement law is triggering some tricky questions -- and confusion -- among Georgia employers. A provision in the law requires many businesses to use the federal E-Verify program to ensure ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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India's Apex Court Leaves Gujarat Riot Case to Trial Court
Wall Street JournalSeptember 12, 2011

Though he has been re-elected twice and has won plaudits for the state's rapid growth and industrial development, allegations that Mr. Modi looked the other way as a massacre ensued in his state have stunted his ability to pursue national office, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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David C. Wolinsky Joins Otterbourg
MarketWatch (press release)September 8, 2011

Wolinsky began his legal career in the New York office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he obtained extensive experience in real estate law. "The firm is fortunate to have David join us," said Daniel Wallen, chairman of Otterbourg. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Wind Versus Water? Not This Time
PropertyCasualty360September 2, 2011

... I hope more of them also consider flood insurance…from a seriously-in-debt federal program that is scheduled to expire Sept. 30 (Yeah, that's a different story.). Stop with talk about wind vs. water litigation. Maybe there will be several lawsuits ...more »

Animal Law
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9/11 changed campus sense of security
The Brandeis HootSeptember 9, 2011

Public safety coordination extends locally to the Waltham Police Department, state law enforcement officials and to other federal agencies. Bio-medical research and animal rights activism is another cause for increased security threats on campus, ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Small Opening For Non-OEMs in Intellectual Property Battle
Castle InkSeptember 13, 2011

New York, NY –- Here at Castle Ink, we have spent a lot of time covering legal proceedings between companies (usually one OEM vs. one or more non-OEMs). One of our best sources for this information has been the Recycler. Now, their publisher David ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes Launches Investigation ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

K&T, an experienced, qualified and nationally recognized securities litigation law firm, practices exclusively in the field of securities arbitration and litigation. It continues its representation of investors throughout the world in securities ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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It could be men who need affirmative action
Daily NationSeptember 2, 2011

Article 27 directs the State to take the necessary measures to implement the principle of gender affirmative action as stated, but does not imply that this needs to be achieved forthwith. It is, therefore, a process and not an Article that must be ...more »

2 planes crash over Alaska, officials say
StandardNetSeptember 3, 2011

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration says one pilot landed his aircraft on tundra and the other plane crashed and burned. Investigators believe the two planes carried only one pilot each and no passengers. The incident was reported to ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Re: Fashola, on tenancy law
Daily SunSeptember 9, 2011

Finally, let me add a comment on the cheap emotional rubbish that has been peddled to support this law. It is claimed tenants don't pay rent in advance in any other country. This is utter nonsense. When you take a lease of a property for 2, 5, 10, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Marriott Blasts Hawaii Hotel Owner's Bankruptcy Filing
Wall Street JournalSeptember 1, 2011

The international hotel company called the move self-destructive but said it will respect the law, which prevents the company from filing any countersuits during bankruptcy proceedings. "We will vigorously pursue tens of millions of dollars of claims ...more »

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Litigation bungling
The LawyerSeptember 5, 2011

Litigation funding is a must-know for modern law firms. Nick Rowles-Davies reports on a market that is misunderstood and lacking competent professionals I entered the litigation funding market with Vannin Capital this year. Having been in the law for ...more »

Business Law
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'Dudus' appeal - Lawyer seeks character witnesses
Jamaica ObserverSeptember 2, 2011

However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: 6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: 7. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Blood drive benefits police officer's son
Today's THVSeptember 1, 2011

That's what citizens, police officers and even military members were doing Wednesday afternoon. A blood drive was organized to help out a young citizen of Benton. On July 25, 2-year-old Easton Begoon of Benton, was diagnosed with T-cell leukemia. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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53 Seattle-Area businesses target of hacking and break-ins
KING5.comSeptember 22, 2011

"This wasn't the type of crime that we anticipated." Because the hackers used other employee's names, several victims said they initially launched internal investigations. By masking their IP addresses, which trace back to certain computers, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Nashville Personal Injury Attorneys Pohl & Berk Announce the Launch of Newly ...
Online PR News (press release)September 1, 2011

The Nashville personal injury attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP are proud to announce the redesign of their website Online PR News – 01-September-2011 –The Nashville personal injury attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP are proud to announce the ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Mass. high court upholds fees to appeal tickets
Boston GlobeSeptember 21, 2011

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that the law establishing a $25 fee to appeal a civil infraction to a clerk-magistrate and a $50 fee to appeal to a district court judge is constitutional. The court's ruling follows a similar decision in a ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Tainted Transplants
InjuryBoard.comSeptember 23, 2011

Pursuing justice for medical malpractice victims is not just about compensation. Lawsuits help promote safer and better health care. Medical malpractice litigation can, and does, keep patient safety in the spotlight. Holding the medical profession ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Can a Lehman Brothers-style meltdown happen again?
STLtoday.comSeptember 11, 2011

Even with the tough new provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in place, however, it's far from clear that we've done enough to prevent future Lehman-like events from happening. Banks today are required to hold more ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real estate lawyer relists Magnolia 6BD for $1.95M
BlockshopperSeptember 9, 2011

Mr. McCullough is a member at McCullough Hill, PS, where he focuses on land use, real estate financing and development issues. He has an AB from Harvard College and a JD from Harvard Law School. According to, there have been 252 home ...more »

Financial inclusion of sugarcane farmers in modern-day India
Moneylife Personal Finance site and magazineSeptember 3, 2011

Let me start with an example and I hope that commercial banks and (any) microfinance institutions (MFIs) involved in this space attempt to redress the same. I also hope that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) looks into this issue so that the tripartite ...more »

Sports Law
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Chat with Andrew Brandt
ESPNSeptember 22, 2011

He is also a lecturer at the Wharton School of Business, teaching Sports Law, Sports Business and Negotiations. He has written for Forbes, the Huffington Post and Sports Business Journal, while also appearing across all ESPN TV, radio and online ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Experts: Court Case Impact Negligible
Fort Smith Times RecordSeptember 6, 2011

Fort Smith attorney Joseph Self, a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, agreed with his colleagues that the Perry case — regardless of how it's decided — will have minimal if any impact in Arkansas. “I didn't see anything there that's ...more »

Guest Post: Income Tax Alternative
ForbesSeptember 2, 2011

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. 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. ...more »

Equal Employment Commission files age discrimination suit on behalf of former ...
Corpus Christi Caller TimesSeptember 21, 2011

The EEOC also claims the agency attempted to get Star Tex to voluntarily comply with age discrimination laws before resorting to the lawsuit, the filing states. In the filing, the EEOC seeks back wages and other pay, damages and hiring Champion into a ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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On The Beat: Man Has History Of Stealing Drugs
Rockdale CitizenSeptember 6, 2011

Walmart asset protection officers said it was the man's second offense and they banned him from all Walmarts, Sam's Clubs and Murphy USA facilities. His parents were on location at the time he was arrested. A CPD officer worked a minor wreck and ...more »

Environmental Law
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Solyndra Scandal Hits Obama White House
Big GovernmentSeptember 19, 2011

Two weeks ago, alternative energy company Solyndra, which received $535 million in “stimulus” loan guarantees from the Obama administration, collapsed. Solyndra was the poster child for the Obama administration's claim that it could ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Neighbors of Bureau County Jail: Will facility expand?
LaSalle News TribuneSeptember 14, 2011

Taylor explained employees in the circuit clerk's office file traffic tickets, criminal cases, suppressed cases, juvenile cases, adoptions, civil cases, wills and probate cases; make sure all aspects of the jury process are met; make sure the court ...more »

Family Law
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South Carolina Law Firm Announces Launch on Online Consumer Information Initiative
Benzinga (press release)September 23, 2011

The Hartman Law Firm, which provides personal injury, family law and auto accident legal representation, has announced the launch of an enhanced web presence to provide consumer information, according to Frank Hartman, owner of the firm. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers comp denied for spouse of sales manager working from home
Business InsuranceSeptember 2, 2011

The spouse of a sales manager who died several days after being found unresponsive in his home office is not entitled to workers compensation benefits, a Pennsylvania appellate court has ruled. Court records in Donald Werner, Deceased vs. ...more »


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