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Southern California Attorneys Call For More Police Training On How to Handle ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)September 1, 2011

... firearm possession, white collar crimes, sex offenses, probation violations, expungement, elder abuse and mental health law. The firm also handles business, personal injury, civil rights, police brutality and products liability cases. ...more »

Nelson stumps for BP fine law, tax reform
Walton SunSeptember 1, 2011

Bill Nelson urged a group of local business and political leaders Wednesday to support — and lobby their US House representatives to support — a proposed law that would send billions in BP fines to the Gulf states affected by the oil spill. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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TUDOR v. INDUSTRIAL MOLD & MACHINE CO., INC.
Leagle.comSeptember 5, 2011

Roger W. Tudor (Tudor) appeals from the opinion of the Workers' Compensation Board (the Board) reversing the opinion and award of the Administrative Law Judge (the ALJ). The sole issue on appeal is whether the ALJ correctly calculated Tudor's benefits. ...more »

Health Care Law
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9/11 Health Watch: Zadroga Act Watchdog Ensuring 9/11 Bill Fulfills Promises
Huffington PostSeptember 6, 2011

After a nearly decade-long battle, supporters of the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act celebrated its passage into law this January. Now, they are looking to ensure that the health care and compensation it provides for 9/11 responders lasts ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Maritime Law Permitted Claim For Personal Injury Punitive Damages
Gulf Coast MaritimeSeptember 1, 2011

Lobegeiger sued Celebrity Cruises and other defendants in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, where she alleged a variety of personal injury claims. Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Caribbean Cruise Ltd. (Cruise Lines) ...more »

Immigration Law
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Bloggings on Immigration Law
ILW.comSeptember 6, 2011

Danielle Beach-Oswald is the current President and Managing Partner of Beach-Oswald Immigration Law Associates in Washington, DC. Ms. Beach utilizes her 19 years of experience in immigration law to help individuals immigrate to the United States for ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Haidian Science Park - more than just a park
China DailySeptember 14, 2011

It has become one of China's most dynamic centers of creativity, a pilot for high-tech industrial development, and a force in Beijing's economy. In building itself into a national innovation center, Zhongguancun has had clear support in the form of ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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A new offer
Inside HousingSeptember 5, 2011

Our vision is to work with others to increase trust in dispute resolution and to improve landlord and tenant relations. Our mission is impartial dispute resolution in rented housing. To deliver our vision we intend to work with landlords and tenants to ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Disaster-racked Americans are finding out the insurance deck is stacked
Examiner.comSeptember 8, 2011

“The biggest hurdle an insured faces in obtaining fair treatment by an insurer in an insurance dispute is the insured's comparative lack of experience in insurance coverage litigation and the insured's limited financial resources. ...more »

Animal Law
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Quebec kennel seizure could be largest in Canada
Ottawa CitizenSeptember 19, 2011

ANIMA-Québec, the body that enforces the province's animal protection act, will decide whether to charge the kennel owner and a judge will decide who has custody of the dogs. If the Quebec government is awarded custody, Aldworth said the dogs would be ...more »

Intellectual Property
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The hardest side of hard cider: A tale of competition over intellectual property
BurlingtonFreePress.comSeptember 1, 2011

The issues they raise provide a lesson in the possessive nature of owning intellectual property. Today's trusted employee can easily become tomorrow's competitor. Named after a slang term for Vermonters, Woodchuck has its own “started-in-a-garage” ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Laid off Yuba worker sues, claiming retaliation for asbestos whistle-blowing
Appeal-DemocratSeptember 2, 2011

A lawsuit filed by a former Yuba County employee says he discovered asbestos problems in the county courthouse, told state regulators about them, and was laid-off in retaliation for whistle-blowing. The federal suit ...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 »

New doubts over Shannon's role in post-9/11 rendition flights
Irish IndependentSeptember 3, 2011

A seemingly incidental court case between two aviation firms in New York has unearthed details of the costs and itineraries of the flights in which the Irish airport was one of a web of transition points around the world for the CIA-operated journeys. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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SEASHORE VILLA ASSOCIATION v. HUGGLUND FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Leagle.comSeptember 8, 2011

In 1994, the legislature added a provision to the Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord-Tenant Act (MHLTA) 3 prohibiting landlords from transferring responsibility to maintain permanent structures within the mobile home park to the park's tenants. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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A Third Solar Company Files for Bankruptcy
New York TimesSeptember 6, 2011

One of those workers filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in the bankruptcy court, accusing Solyndra of violating the federal law that requires larger companies to give 60 days' notice of layoffs. Solyndra did not return a call seeking ...more »

Litigation
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doeLEGAL's CEO to Introduce Legal Enterprise Collaboration as Part of a ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)September 2, 2011

doeLEGAL, LLC, the leading provider of innovative, next generation litigation management, eDiscovery and legal spend and matter management solutions, today announced that CEO Tom Russo will present at a conference jointly sponsored by Inside Counsel ...more »

Business Law
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Small Businesses – Watch Out From Frauds and Scams
Prfire (press release)September 6, 2011

While innovative technological advancements of the internet have revolutionized shopping, banking, business and the society at large, it has also revolutionized crime — creating new opportunities and thievery tools that make it easier for scammers, ...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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Cybercrime to get even bigger: expert
Sydney Morning HeraldSeptember 7, 2011

Marian Merritt, internet safety advocate with computer security company Norton, said a new global study showed 69 per cent of adults around the world experienced cybercrime in their lifetime, much more than previously thought because this type of crime...more »

Personal Injury
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Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers at Atkins & Markoff Launch New Firm Web Site
PR Web (press release)September 27, 2011

The Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Atkins & Markoff hereby announce the launch of a new Web site, located at the URL http://www.oklalawyer.com. The new Web site is an updated version of the Web site that was already in place, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Lawsuit on La. 'crime against nature' law survives
Houston ChronicleSeptember 8, 2011

Deon Haywood, executive director of Women with a Vision, echoed longstanding complaints that the law in question has been used to target gays. "The women and transgender women of our NO Justice Project have been living with the scarlet letter of 'sex ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Removal of Online Malpractice Data Sparks Outcry
MedscapeSeptember 17, 2011

"We have a responsibility to make sure federal law is being followed." Individual researchers can still access the malpractice data by contacting the NPDB, and HRSA may post it online again after the agency figures out how to prevent clinicians, ...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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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 »

Local food advocates to protest in Santa Cruz a crackdown on small dairy farms
Santa Cruz SentinelSeptember 3, 2011

Members can also contract with the farm to turn the milk into cheese, yogurt or other diary products. While shares in fruit and vegetable farms have been a popular part of the local food movement, a new trend is buying shares of animals. ...more »

Sports Law
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Sport & Gambling 2011: Experts to discuss recent regulatory developments in ...
SFCPressPoint (press release)September 6, 2011

World experts on sport's relationship with gambling will converge in London on 29 September for Sport & Gambling 2011, a conference organised by World Sports Law Report and World Online Gambling Law Report. The conference will address recent regulatory ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Dallas' Barry Sorrels Named One of Texas' Top Criminal Defense Lawyers
dBusinessNews Dallas (press release)September 19, 2011

DALLAS –Noted Dallas criminal defense lawyer Barry Sorrels again has earned a spot on the 2011 Texas Super Lawyers list as one of the top 100 attorneys in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Mr. Sorrels, a founding member of Dallas' Sorrels, Udashen & Anton, ...more »

Paper Tiger: Taxpayers ombudsman lacks real power
Montreal GazetteSeptember 24, 2011

Most notably, the US advocate has the power to correct an IRS action that may have created an unfair situation or hardship for a taxpayer. Nor can the advocate's decision be appealed. The advocate's case workers can also issue formal requests to compel ...more »

Tribunal claims down but employers 'still vulnerable'
Works ManagementSeptember 13, 2011

The largest number (39%) related to unfair dismissal, breach of contract and redundancy, while 16% were for unauthorised deductions and 11% for equal pay. Employment law specialist Bibby Consulting & Support has warned that many businesses are leaving ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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The development of longevity as an asset class growing according to experts
MarketWatch (press release)September 12, 2011

... finance, insurance, actuarial science, accounting, corporate governance, law and regulation. This interdisciplinary approach enhances strategic thinking towards the development of new solutions to the complex pensions challenges facing states, ...more »

Environmental Law
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Tough test for Japan's renewable energy strategy
The AustralianSeptember 1, 2011

JAPAN is poised to undergo a radical change of direction on energy policy with both its government and its industrial sector belatedly embracing renewable energy. Deposed prime minister Naoto Kan strongarmed lawmakers into passing a feed-in tariff law...more »

Wills & Probate
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About town: Redondo Beach September 29, 2011
Easy ReaderSeptember 29, 2011

Oct., 20, Staying In Charge; Oct, 27, Wills, Trusts & Probate Avoiders; Nov., 3, Elder Care and Residential Choices; Nov., 10, Financial Planning for Long-Term Care; and Nov. 17, Medi-Cal for Nursing Home Care. Suze Orman, finance expert, columnist and ...more »

Family Law
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Ayen's Law: family's call for national ban on savage dogs will be heard
NEWS.com.auSeptember 8, 2011

By Nick Calacouras A family friend holds a family photo showing four-year-old Ayen Chol. Picture: AFP Source: AFP THE family of the four-year-old savaged to death by a pit bull wants a national ban on dangerous dogs - and the Federal Government has ...more »

Workers Compensation
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BOWMAN v. WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPEAL BOARD
Leagle.comSeptember 1, 2011

Petitioner Bruce Bowman (Claimant) petitions for review of an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board), which reversed the decision of a Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) granting Claimant`s petition to reinstate workers' compensation...more »

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