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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 »

MHT Hires a Slew
Private Equity Hub (press release)September 1, 2011

Previously, Mr. Mullen served as Managing Director of Corporate Strategy for ORIX USA Corporation; Chief Executive Officer of Comprendium Capital; Global Head of Structured Credit at ABN AMRO in London; Head of both Structured Finance and the Non-Bank ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Gov. Haley Calls on Obama to Stand Up to NLRB
The New AmericanSeptember 3, 2011

Boeing has filed a motion to get an administrative law judge to dismiss the action. William Kilberg, an outside attorney for Boeing, said: "Frankly, we have a hard time understanding the elements. We would argue that Boeing's statements are truthful ...more »

Health Care Law
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Kansas inks $135 million contract for Medicaid screening
Gardnernews.comSeptember 3, 2011

Kansas is one of 26 states suing the federal government to overturn provisions of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The law requires uninsured Americans to buy health insurance through such an exchange if no other source was ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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And Then There Were 53
theHogs.netSeptember 4, 2011

Not only did nine draftees make the team, but unless they're picked up off waiver wire, it is probable that the three who didn't will be added to the practice squad on Sunday - OL Maurice Hurt, WR Aldrick Robinson, and RB Evan Royster. ...more »

Immigration Law
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O'Fallon councilmen push bill on immigration
STLtoday.comSeptember 12, 2011

8 when the City Council unanimously adopted their resolution declaring O'Fallon a "Rule of Law" city, asserting a policy of strict enforcement of existing state and federal immigration laws. The resolution states O'Fallon is not, and has no intention ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Surly considers its options as area suitors smooth out obstacles
Minneapolis Star TribuneSeptember 8, 2011

Surly Brewing Co. fought hard this year for a state law allowing it to serve pints of beer at a massive new brewery. Now the hunt begins for the perfect location -- and metro-area cities are jumping on the beer wagon. Officials around the region are ...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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Insurer balks at defending Beebe in Bradley lawsuits
The News JournalSeptember 2, 2011

Beebe hospital spokeswoman Kelly Griffin declined comment on the St. Paul lawsuit in that it is "active litigation." An attorney for the insurance company did not return calls seeking comment. Bradley, whose medical license was suspended, ...more »

Animal Law
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Activists call for Gillard to stand up for animal rights
Herald SunSeptember 13, 2011

AS JULIA Gillard and Tim Mathieson prepare to welcome a pet puppy to the lodge, animal activists are calling on the prime minister to take a stand against puppy farming. Mr Mathieson is buying Ms Gillard a brown spoodle - a cross between a cocker ...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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New, Moving or Expanding: Lawyer's new firm caters to businesses
St. Cloud TimesSeptember 26, 2011

Creque said his specialties will include helping companies secure information online and offline, and interpreting Internet law. He also will provide litigation services to help clients resolve intellectual property, real estate and general commercial...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Lorne Gunter: Ontario Liberals lurch towards affirmative action
National Post (blog)September 7, 2011

They insist this is not showing favouritism to newly arrived workers, that this does not amount to “affirmative action,” as the provincial Tories have charged. But how could it not? Are the Liberals going to give all job seekers the same-sized grant? ...more »

Oyster Bay Recalls Memories of Working for Grumman
Oyster Bay Enterprise PilotSeptember 2, 2011

To mark this year's nationwide Centennial of Naval Aviation celebrations, Grumman retirees are being sought to attend a Labor Day weekend event to be held Sept. 3, 4, and 5 at Republic Airport in Farmingdale. Northrop Grumman is teaming up with the ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Landlords are forbidden to discriminate against the unemployed
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 18, 2011

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on a rental applicant's source of income, as long as the applicant can demonstrate the ability to financially qualify. By Martin Eichner Question: I have been looking for a ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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BofA, JPMorgan, Costco, TCW, Liberty Mutual, UBS in Court News
BusinessWeekSeptember 19, 2011

The option of seeking court protection exists because the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank maintained a separate legal identity for the subprime lender after the 2008 acquisition, said the people, who declined to be identified because the plans are ...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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Fla. Interior Designers Take Case to U.S. Supreme Court
WCTVSeptember 16, 2011

Months after lawmakers rejected a measure to deregulate the profession, a group of designers and the National Federation of Independent Business filed a petition with the nation's highest court to throw out a Florida law that sets professional entrance ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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University of the Rockies Extends Military Grant to More Members of the ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 2, 2011

2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- University of the Rockies has expanded its military grant, including tuition benefits, to cover additional members of the military community. The University of the Rockies Military Grant includes a tuition grant, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Pixieland Employee Arrested For Having Child Porn
KTVU San FranciscoSeptember 1, 2011

... is related to the park's owners. Police say that about 10:30 am, investigators with the local Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force arrested 33-year-old Christopher Michael Hull, a Pixieland employee, for possessing child pornography. ...more »

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

To learn about the team at Burg and Brock, Inc., as well as personal injury lawyer services and contact info, please visit www.legaldefenders.com. SOURCE Law Offices of Burg and Brock, Inc. Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Gov't not erasing legacy of '80 coup, observers say
Hurriyet Daily NewsSeptember 11, 2011

Despite a number of modifications, no effective solutions have ever been found to eliminate Turkey's many constitutional problems, Ergin Cinmen, a constitutional law expert, told the Hürriyet Daily News on Sunday, one day before Turkey marks the 31st ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Distinguished Trial Attorney David H. Marion Joins Archer & Greiner's ...
Citybizlist (press release)September 8, 2011

Recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Commercial Litigation, "Bet the Company" Litigation, Appellate Practice, First Amendment Law and Legal Malpractice Law, Mr. Marion has also been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Super ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Soft Act followed for fast track justice
RepublicaSeptember 9, 2011

Consumers Protection Act, Food Act and Black Marketeering Act are applied against those found involved in cheating the consumer with sub-standard and adulterated food items. Recent cases related to production and distribution of inferior quality and ...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 »

SAIC's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking AlphaSeptember 1, 2011

At the outset, while continued uncertainty in the markets we serve adversely impacted our performance this quarter, I am encouraged by our contract win rate, our increasing pipeline of new opportunities, our record level of outstanding proposals ...more »

Sports Law
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Sports law could have prevented CWG scam, says Ajay Maken
The HinduSeptember 4, 2011

The Commonwealth Games scam might not have taken place had the National Sports Development Bill been passed, said Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken. Had the law been enacted, none would have gone behind bars at Tihar for any ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Many facts in play for sentencing of DiMasi
Boston GlobeSeptember 7, 2011

Defense lawyers argue that a 2010 US Supreme Court decision in the case of former Enron chief executive officer Jeffrey Skilling narrowed the scope of evidence allowed in the type of bribery charges brought against DiMasi, and that it is an issue they ...more »

Four running for mayor of Grove City on Nov. 8
ThisWeekNewsSeptember 26, 2011

Berry said the electorate has a right to be upset and concerned about the city's recent IRS debt issues. The city administration has misled the voters about the extent of the problems while investigations continue to attempt to unravel the facts, ...more »

Judge backs car dealer that fired salesman over Facebook posts
Chicago TribuneSeptember 30, 2011

The BMW car dealership in Lake Bluff that fired a salesman over his Facebook posts did not break the law, an administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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When to Get Title Insurance
St. Augustine Record (blog)September 12, 2011

Title insurance equals financial protection of that asset should someone try to claim all or part of it. Title insurance will pay legal fees to defend your ownership in a court of law, and will pay the amount insured if that defense fails. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Clean Air Initiative struggles to achieve renewable energy goal
Columbia Business TimesSeptember 2, 2011

Proposition C passed with a two-thirds majority vote and required Missouri-based utility companies to either purchase or generate renewable energy. The law required that at least 2 percent of the sales made by utility companies must come from renewable ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Curtis Harrison, Divorce Lawyer in Plano, Recognized as Texas Super Lawyer
PR Web (press release)September 15, 2011

AHR practice areas include business litigation and transactions, employment law, criminal defense, divorce and family law, collaborative law, estate planning, wills and probate. For more information about Albin Harrison Roach, ...more »

Family Law
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Divorce: The Spite in Everything
PatheosSeptember 13, 2011

Before the 1960s, a legal ground for divorce (normally adultery) was required for the dissolution of a marriage. Divorce rates at that time were half their current level. In his article, "The Trust in Marital Law," Diehl states, "Family law today has ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Mass. Court Rules on Joint Employers' Responsibility for Workers' Comp
ClaimsJournal.comSeptember 13, 2011

By Young Ha | September 13, 2011 Two employers can be held jointly responsible for workers' compensation benefits for an injured worker whom they both classified as an independent contractor, a Massachusetts appeals court has ruled. ...more »

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