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Trying Youth Offenders as Adults
SantaCruz.comSeptember 1, 2011

According to the report, trying juveniles as adults does not act as a deterrent. Though juvenile crime is down statewide since 2001, the counties most likely to try kids as adults saw juvenile crime rates fall at a slower rate. ...more »

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 »

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Administrative Law
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Karachi violence case: Apex court resumes hearing today
The Express TribuneSeptember 4, 2011

PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/ EXPRESS The Supreme Court's larger bench will resume hearing of the suo motu case on Karachi violence from Monday in a bid to improve law and order in the metropolis which has witnessed the worst incidents of target killing. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Judge allows health care suit to continue
Houston ChronicleSeptember 1, 2011

(AP) — A federal judge will allow a lawsuit filed in Mississippi challenging part of the Obama administration's health care law to continue. US District Judge Keith Starrett, in a ruling issued Aug. 29, denied the Obama administration's motion to ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Health Care Law Lawsuits Dismissed by Federal Appeals Court
ThirdAgeSeptember 9, 2011

The individual health insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act requires most individuals to purchase health insuranc... Read Moree. A federal appeals court dismissed two lawsuits over President Obama's new health care law Thursday, The Hill reports ...more »

Immigration Law
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Like Previous Administrations, Obama Is Using Existing Laws to Improve our ...
Huffington PostSeptember 2, 2011

For instance, following the failure of comprehensive immigration reform in 2007, the Bush Administration publicly commented on its executive authority to enforce immigration laws. DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and Department of Commerce Secretary ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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India introduces long-awaited land bill
AFPSeptember 7, 2011

... acquisition bill in parliament on Wednesday to address concerns of farmers whose fields are purchased for the nation's rapid industrial development. The bill, intended to replace a more-than-century-old law framed by former British colonial rulers, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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How to keep your rugby emotions in check
Stuff.co.nzSeptember 5, 2011

Massey University's Dispute Resolution Centre director Virginia Goldblatt said that while emotions would be running high throughout the tournament, it was important to keep a cool head and avoid rugby-related fallout with friends and family. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Wikileaks blames newspaper over 'insurance' file password disclosure
ZDNet (blog)September 1, 2011

... after the whistleblowing organisation alleges an editor published the 'insurance' file password in a book. Wikileaks, the whistleblowing organisation, has acknowledged that it “has commenced pre-litigation action” against the Guardian newspaper and ...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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Accelerating IP and Innovation in South Africa Conference
Patent DocsSeptember 5, 2011

The event is being organized by co-chairs Sherry Knowles of Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies (and former Chief Patent Counsel at GlaxoSmithKline); Jonathan Youngleson, Chief Director of the National IP Management Organization; ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Home Renovations Can Cause Deadly Cancer: Study
International Business Times AUSeptember 5, 2011

Theodora Ahilas, asbestos principal lawyer in New South Wales, said compensation law firm Maurice Blackburn had seen an increase in the number of people becoming sick after doing small and large scale home renovations and general maintenance around ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Bake sale reignites affirmative action debate
ABC30.comSeptember 28, 2011

What seemed to have been a harmless bake sale is reigniting a debate over affirmative action. The Berkeley College Republicans held a bake sale Tuesday charging $2 dollars a pastry for White students and less for minorities. "It's trying to segregate ...more »

FAA eases turbulence rule for Boeing's 747-8
The Seattle TimesSeptember 13, 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration dropped a requirement that Boeing's latest version of the jumbo jet, the 747-8, must keep at least 10 miles separation from other airplanes. Now it will require just 4 miles of separation from heavy jets and up to 6 ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Property managers, managed properly
Canadian Real Estate MagazineSeptember 12, 2011

You have to know the Landlord Tenant Act thoroughly or your tenants, who do know their rights, may take advantage of you very quickly. Then there's the daily maintenance of the property. When your tenants need something repaired, can you get to it in a ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bad Credit Auto Loans and Online Used Car Fraud
Auto Credit Express (blog)September 5, 2011

We also built a web site where we explain why a tote the note dealer won't improve your FICO scores and go over the bad credit auto loans process so our applicants can avoid many of the issues that end in repossession. But with the fall car sales ...more »

Litigation
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Greenberg Traurig's Expansion Continues in California; Adds Former Federal ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

Others include Orange County Tax shareholder Gino Bianchini and Environmental shareholder Greg Trimarche; the Orange County Real Estate team led by shareholders Bruce Fischer and Scott Morehouse; Los Angeles Labor and Employment/Class Action Defense ...more »

Business Law
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Google wins antitrust case against Ohio firm
InquirerSeptember 2, 2011

The law requires it to show that competition in general suffered due to Google's alleged actions, the judge said, and thus he handed Google a victory that will give the advertising giant hope. It is hard for companies to show widespread damage done by ...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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Who's to blame 'complicated,' Cristian Fernandez's mom says of younger son's death
Florida Times-UnionSeptember 17, 2011

The computers became key after the mother said she surfed the Internet for medical info before getting help for David about two hours later. But one computer shows the first search for medical info happened before 11 am that day, while Susana showed up ...more »

Personal Injury
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ABI launches attack on compensation culture
Insurance DailySeptember 5, 2011

The number of personal injury claims received by insurers leapt 72% between 2002 and 2010. UK consumers pay £2.7 million a day to claimant lawyers through their motor insurance premiums, despite the fact that people get more personal injury...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Tea Party pushes schools to teach Constitution, meet federal mandate
The Union of Grass ValleySeptember 21, 2011

Members of the Nevada County Tea Party Patriots seek to ensure other area schools fall in line this week with a federal law requiring schools to teach some sort of educational program on Constitution Day related to the United States Constitution. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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ORTHOWORLD Introduces ORTHOPRENEUR(R), an All-Digital Journal Aimed at ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

Surgeon owned hospitals, physician owned distributorships (PODs), medical malpractice insurance costs, the doctor/patient relationship relative to patient care choices -- each remains unclear or unaddressed under the new healthcare reform law. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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'Compliance must not overlook rural branches'
Mail & Guardian OnlineSeptember 5, 2011

Compliance with data protection legislation has come under the spotlight since the implementation of legislation such as the Consumer Protection Act, the new Companies Act and the coming Protection of Personal Information Bill. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Surrogate Finds Pact Unconscionable, Slashes Firm's Fee Award by $28 Million
New York Law JournalSeptember 12, 2011

Specifically, Surrogate Anderson said, the partners had kept the gifts secret from Ms. Levine's three children and from their own law partners. They also had not advised Ms. Lawrence that, because of gift taxes, the actual cost of the gifts to her ...more »

The Law Lords: Commercial Property
Business WeeklySeptember 21, 2011

The Legal 500 guide pays due homage to the high quality of the region's Real Estate lawyers. Mills & Reeve is accorded stand-alone number one slot for Cambridge while Hewitsons and Taylor Vinters share the second ranked berth. The Legal 500 reports: ...more »

Sports Law
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Brown blocks youth helmet law for snow sports
abc7news.comSeptember 7, 2011

The Democratic governor says "not every human problem deserves a law." SB105 by Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, would have allowed $25 fines for parents whose children didn't wear helmets. He cited statistics showing half of reported ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Veteran attorney disbarred, pleads guilty to tax evasion
Baltimore SunSeptember 1, 2011

His plea calls for him to pay more than $660000 in unpaid taxes and to forfeit more than $490000 in cash that prosecutors say he "structured," a term for depositing money into an account in increments less than $10000 to avoid IRS reporting ...more »

"Death", Alzheimer's and Taxes: When "I Do" Turns Complicated
ForbesSeptember 22, 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 »

Maxim settles disabilities case
Minneapolis Star TribuneSeptember 22, 2011

Congress responded to complaints in 2008 by revamping the ADA, changing the law to make it easier for people to prove they are disabled. Whitledge's case is one of three discrimination cases involving cancer patients that have been brought by the EEOC ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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James Odell Joins DTCC as First Deputy General Counsel
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)September 22, 2011

In this capacity, he will work with the General Counsel in managing the legal department as well as outside legal. He will become a key member of DTCC's legal team, collaborating in the full range of strategic, business development, asset protection, ...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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'Retire? - I've still got too much to do' says lawyer Geoffrey Shindler
Manchester Evening NewsSeptember 23, 2011

He was one of the owners of Manchester city centre 'boutique' practice Lane-Smith & Shindler, which specialised in wills, trusts and probate, and says that he was attracted by the idea of working as part of a much larger 'umbrella' company, ...more »

Family Law
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Fathers Day present from hell
On Line opinionSeptember 1, 2011

In the lead up to Fathers Day this Sunday I received a call from a grandmother who was in tears because of what her son was going through in the Family Law Court. Her son, she told me, is a devoted dad ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Honoring NJ's 100 years of workers compensation
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog)September 2, 2011

Wilson's first major legislative achievement was enacting the Workers' Compensation Act. By Peter J. Calderone As we near the day celebrating labor, we look back at the first major legislative achievement of Woodrow Wilson, who, while governor of New ...more »

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