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AFL-CIO Providing $134M for Penn South's Rehabilitation
Citybizlist Real EstateSeptember 1, 2011

The union's pension capital will be used to renovated the 10-building complex and create 610 union construction jobs in the process. Wells Fargo has partnered with the union on the loan. "Our investment is helping sustain a vital urban community that ...more »

NBA, players agree on urgency but little else after six-hour meeting
SI.comSeptember 1, 2011

Thanks to the surge of interest in the NFL, the NBA's labor dispute has flown under the radar. But training camps are scheduled to open in less than a month. Stern said he was not ready to set any deadlines, but by mid-September the league will have to ...more »

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Administrative Law
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New hearing for Verona Bowers in ranger killing
San Francisco ChronicleSeptember 3, 2011

Current law bars parole for federal prisoners sentenced since mid-1984. Bowers tried to escape from prison in 1979. But as his 30-year date approached in 2004, a hearing officer cited his spotless record for the past 15 years and found he was unlikely ...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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The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
The American LawyerSeptember 9, 2011

Securities enforcement lawyer LINDA RIEFBERG jumped to Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in New York from the Enforcement Department of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Riefberg, who joins the enforcement and investigations practice ...more »

Immigration Law
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Bachmann on Immigration: Back To the Asian Exclusion Act (blog)September 14, 2011

by Kristina C. At Monday night's CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential candidates' debate, Michelle Bachmann said that pre-1965 US immigration laws including the National Origins Act and the Asian Exclusion Act “worked very, very well. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Bay leaders look to leverage military ties
Tbo.comSeptember 18, 2011

"The Secretary indicated that he can't protect the national defense without the support of America's industrial base," Pentagon spokesman George Little said. "We need its skills and capabilities, research and development innovations, and willingness to ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Insurance hitch stalls Lehman accord
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 2, 2011

The alternative dispute resolution plan, which had attracted 69 creditors since winning a judge's approval in December, has been stalled because insurance companies aren't willing to pay claims until the resolution of the class-action suit, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Select plans appeal of $50M judgment
Pacific Coast Business TimesSeptember 2, 2011

A spokeswoman for the state fund said the organization could not comment on open litigation. The jury in the case was asked to enter the byzantine world of calculating workers compensation insurance premiums. Premiums are based on three main factors: ...more »

Animal Law
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Starving Dogs Found Buried In Trash
MyFox PhiladelphiaSeptember 18, 2011

PHILADELPHIA - Animal cruelty charges could be brought against the owners of two dogs found starving and buried in trash Sunday after police spotted them while serving a warrant in North Philadelphia. According to officials, city police contacted law...more »

Intellectual Property
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Hilco Joins Forces with Streambank to Strengthen Intellectual Property...
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Needham, MA, Streambank is an intellectual property consulting firm specializing in the valuation and marketing of intangible assets, including trade names and patents. The company is currently engaged to sell ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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DEVELOPING... Sanitary Board Faces Racial Discrimination Suit Allegedly ...
HNN Huntingtonnews.netSeptember 6, 2011

Huntington City Councilman Jim Insco has asked that the administration provide council with an update on the status of this litigation. During a late August 2011 deposition in Wayne H. Friday v. Huntington Sanitary Board and City of Huntington, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative Action for Ugly People
TruthdigSeptember 1, 2011

Research over the years has shown that attractive people tend to reap economic rewards, from higher salaries and more promotions to lower interest rates on mortgages. In fact, one study showed that a person in the ugliest one-seventh of the population, ...more »

Flight-school scrutiny still not perfect after 9/11 | Philadelphia Inquirer ...
Philadelphia InquirerSeptember 1, 2011

I do now," said Patrick Murphy, director of training at Sunrise Aviation in Ormond Beach, Fla., near Daytona Beach. Hundreds of US flight schools fiercely compete for students. In Florida, some still pitch the good weather as a way for students to fly ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Memos & Distinctions
Charleston Post CourierSeptember 26, 2011

Frank Norvell and Drayton Calmes with Norvell Real Estate Group represented the tenant. Lisa Safford and James Mangano of Summit Commercial Properties Inc. represented the landlord, Coastal Glass Facilities Inc., in leasing 1161 square feet of office ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Feds: Crime ring stole vehicles to sell in Iraq
The Detroit NewsSeptember 1, 2011

Hana filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in April 2007, listing more than $690000 in liabilities and $455000 in assets. He said that he was unemployed and that the auto company had closed in 2006. "When people steal from American companies, we all suffer in ...more »

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Centennial Issues Response to Media Coverage of Lawsuits
Patch.comSeptember 2, 2011

In fact, the Right-to-Know law expressly states that records relating to investigations – including complaints, investigative materials, notes, correspondence and reports – are not public records. Turnbaugh's employment contract required nothing more ...more »

Business Law
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Seminar offered on elder law
Township JournalSeptember 1, 2011

Mr. Pasculli specializes in business law and contracts, real estate, and elder law (which includes wills, estates, guardianships and Medicaid planning). He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Just prior to joining the firm in ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Discharged for Being Gay, Veterans Seek to Re-enlist
New York TimesSeptember 5, 2011

As with all people who join the military, the reasons for wanting to rejoin vary widely. Some say they want to finish what they started, but on their own terms. Others point to the steady pay, good health care and retirement benefits. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Study: Total annual cost of cybercrime near $400 billion
ITworld.comSeptember 7, 2011

The report said on top of the $114 billion in money stolen, cybercrime costs victims an additional $274 billion in time lost, putting the total price tag for Internet-based crimes to $388 billion annually. "[C]ybercrime costs the world significantly ...more »

Personal Injury
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Know when to submit a claim to your auto insurance company
e-wisdom.comSeptember 5, 2011

Claims involving property damage or personal injury caused by your vehicle would be considered liability claims. With this in mind, there are several things you should consider when deciding whether or not to report a claim. Each situation or accident ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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The Re-Evaluation of Clarence Thomas
FrontPage MagazineSeptember 5, 2011

Wrote Toobin: “In several of the most important areas of constitutional law, Thomas has emerged as an intellectual leader of the Supreme Court. Since the arrival of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., in 2005, and Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., in 2006, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Hall Booth Smith & Slover Bolsters Statewide Practice with Hiring of Patrick ...
Citybizlist (press release)September 7, 2011

The firm's practice groups include Environmental, Health Care, Energy, Regulatory & Utilities, Professional Malpractice, Transportation, Long-term Care and Elder Housing Regulation, and Government Affairs. The firm has offices in six Georgia cities as ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Set it right
RepublicaSeptember 4, 2011

Ghimire, a promoter of Sugam Gas, along with Nepal Petroleum Trade Links, faced charges like flouting the Anti-Black Marketing Act and the Consumer Rights Protection Act. In grave violation of competition law, his company was found circulating tampered ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Lawyers find issues in real estate law
Macau Daily TimesSeptember 3, 2011

Two local lawyers have urged the government to review the structure of the Housing Bureau (IH), in order to ensure the proper enforcement of the new law regarding real estate activity. In a paper published by International Law, ...more »

Senior Procurement Manager
Supply ManagementSeptember 5, 2011

A high level of commercial awareness, particularly around contract law, terms and conditions and negotiation is essential. Previous experience of working within a blue chip environment is essential, experience within the financial services sector is ...more »

Sports Law
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The Week Teeth Took Over Pop Culture
New York Magazine (blog)September 9, 2011

• Jude Law sports quite the distinctive diastema in Contagion, which opens today, proving that Gwyneth Paltrow is not the only person willing to fug it up for Steven Soderbergh. (He plays a blogger, so of course he couldn't just be his handsome self. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Defense in carbon monoxide case files for dismissal
Aspen Daily NewsSeptember 3, 2011

(F5)” Larry Pozner, a criminal defense attorney in Denver, is not a part of the case but said he is familiar with it. “When you charge a person with an indictment, you have to spell out how it violates the law,” said Pozner, a past president of the ...more »

Back to School: Education Tax Credits
ForbesSeptember 18, 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 »

Opinion: Compulsory retirement cases remain each to their own
The LawyerSeptember 5, 2011

This is a particularly thorny question for lawyers reaching compulsory retirement age, as well as for the law firms they work for. The stakes should not be underestimated. Get it wrong and it could potentially lead to a massive age discrimination claim ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Perpetual Asks: Is your nest egg protected?
PR Leap (press release)September 1, 2011

Chris Balalovski, Perpetual Private Clients Head of Strategic Advice, talks about the importance of asset protection in today's environment. What is asset protection and why is it important? Asset protection is about using sophisticated and legally ...more »

Environmental Law
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The Green Jobs, Clean Energy Scam
Canada Free PressSeptember 8, 2011

The cost of Green “solutions” to non-existant environmental problems is proving particularly evident as reports reveal that “renewable energy” companies rapidly fail when federal subsidies are ended or spent. A case in point was the Senate vote in June ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Majority of Governor's Council opposes Patrick's probate nominee
Boston GlobeSeptember 1, 2011

Registers of probate handle the administrative functions for a court; their responsibilities include wills and estates, paternity cases, visitation rights, guardianship, and divorce. Patrick nominated Rosen for the job - typically an elected position ...more »

Family Law
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Clan has no role where to bury Wambui – expert
Capital FM KenyaSeptember 1, 2011

Lawyer Shiro Mogeni who specialises in Family Law said the only person to decide where Wambui will be buried is her husband Peter Mbugua. Ms Mogeni, who is a program officer at the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), told Capital News that the values ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Possible Workers' Comp Increase in Store for Washington
Insurance JournalSeptember 13, 2011

The state's Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) on Monday asked the Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee for input on restoring the workers' compensation reserve funds, which have been drawn down during the recession. ...more »


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