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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 »

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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Social media emerges as battleground for protected speech at work
Chicago TribuneSeptember 2, 2011

"This is clearly an area of focus and interest," said Aaron Gelb, an attorney at Chicago law firm Vedder Price, who represents employers in labor disputes. "Until employers recognize what the issues are, everybody is going to be feeling their way ...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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Escopta now drilling in Cook Inlet
Houston ChronicleSeptember 10, 2011

The use of the Chinese ship for part of the voyage has led the US Department of Homeland Security to investigate a possible violation of the US Jones Act. US shipping groups who work to defend the Jones Act have complained to Homeland Security, ...more »

Immigration Law
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Op-Ed: Canada needs to change immigration detention and release rules
DigitalJournal.comSeptember 1, 2011

There are weaknesses in release and detention provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and these need to be changed. A good starting point would be to compare the detention and release criteria with the judicial interim release ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Glendale OKs up to $50 mil in bonds for Midwestern University
Arizona RepublicSeptember 1, 2011

The Glendale City Council last week permitted its Industrial Development Authority to issue $50 million in revenue bonds in behalf of the university. The five-member board issues tax-exempt bonds to projects eligible for financing under Arizona law, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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EU online shoppers double in number but changes to laws needed, new study says
Out-Law.comSeptember 1, 2011

There is no right to return customer-specified or personalised products under the provisions of the proposed new laws. Current UK law says that distance-sold goods can be returned within seven days. EU ministers must approve the proposed new Directive ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Cost of insuring RBS, Lloyds against default at new high
Telegraph.co.ukSeptember 6, 2011

... US sub-prime litigation and worries about liquidity. Photo: Getty Images/A By Harry Wilson, Banking Correspondent Credit default swaps, effectively insurance on a borrower becoming unable to payback their debt, written on state-backed lenders Royal ...more »

Animal Law
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PETA And Bob Barker Call For Spay/Neuter Law To Fight Animal Overpopulation
Huffington PostSeptember 23, 2011

The petition states that “because no more animals need to be bred when so many others go without hope of being adopted, PETA is calling for a mandatory spay-and-neuter law until all dogs and cats in the United States have a home to call their own. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Summary Box: SAP wins reversal of $1.3 billion award for Oracle in ...
Washington PostSeptember 1, 2011

By AP, TOO HIGH: A federal judge in Oakland, Calif., has thrown out a $1.3 billion jury verdict for Oracle Corp. against German business software maker SAP AG, saying it's too high. THE DISPUTE: SAP admitted that a now-shuttered subsidiary had stolen ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Law Review: Lawyer Jerome J. Shestack inspired many others | Philadelphia ...
Philadelphia InquirerSeptember 2, 2011

That changed a few years ago when I came to Philadelphia to write about the world of law firms and litigation. Shortly before leaving Washington, I had a chat with Shestack's old friend William Coleman, the former transportation secretary and key ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Ringwood school board tackles bullying
NorthJersey.comSeptember 26, 2011

Sutcliffe is also the school district's affirmative action officer. Under the new HIB policy, "anti-bullying specialists" will be on hand to listen to students and, if need be, fill out paperwork documenting the students' complaints. ...more »

Checks - but no balance
Ha'aretzSeptember 10, 2011

But the terror attack also caused changes, most of them negative, in the attitude of the "security authorities" toward civil-aviation pilots everywhere in the world. During the past decade all of us pilots have been suspects. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Acme Stays Put; Renews 88000-SF Lease
GlobeSt.comSeptember 19, 2011

During that period, however, both tenant and landlord had to be extremely flexible with terms due to the Great Recession, which left Acme with some vacant space due to client consolidation. “At the end of their committed term, the building began to see ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Madoff, Borders, West End, Point Blank, Farenco: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekSeptember 2, 2011

Rakoff has been taking suits away from the bankruptcy court where claims are based on common law. The new suits only make claims under bankruptcy law. Still, Rakoff is yet to rule on a motion by a customer who wants a fraudulent transfer suit under ...more »

Litigation
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GE Gets Wrapped Up in FHFA Litigation With Banks (GE)
24/7 Wall St. (blog)September 7, 2011

It is not just the banks getting wrapped up in this latest FHFA litigation notice. General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has issued a release this morning showing that it was also caught up in the FHFA actions. The notice, from GE Reports, is as follows: ...more »

Business Law
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Advertising watchdog reports soar in complaints since online remit was widened
Out-Law.comSeptember 6, 2011

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) told Out-Law.com that it had received between 30 and 40% more complaints about adverts since its digital marketing remit was expanded to include social networking sites and company websites. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Serving in Silence No Longer
Huffington PostSeptember 16, 2011

Many who were discharged lost pensions and a raft of military and veteran's benefits. Adding insult to injury, the government continues to pursue individuals discharged under DADT to recover educational loans and enlistment bonuses, even though it was ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Elk Grove Man Admits to Producing Child Porn
Elk Grove CitizenSeptember 10, 2011

The Elk Grove police along with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office investigated Dayley, leading to his arrest in 2009. “It took two years getting there, but it's a great job by the ...more »

Personal Injury
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LABOURDETTE LAW FIRM: Personal Injury Attorney Takes On Big Insurance Companies
CaymanMama.com (press release)September 5, 2011

Labourdette Law Firm has just announced that they have increased their staff in order to handle more personal injury cases in Orleans, St. Tammany, and Jefferson Parish. Labourdette Law Firm is managed by the professional litigation team of Eric and ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Romney has his best outing in South Carolina
Washington Post (blog)September 6, 2011

Rick Perry? We don't know, but Perry's aides, if they are smart, are going through some basics on constitutional law with him. Had he been there it's not clear he would have had the deftness to avoid the invitation to constitutional chaos. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Battling Barratry: Lawyers Publicize New Law, Predict Its Impact
Texas LawyerSeptember 9, 2011

Most of the lawyers interviewed think the new law will cut down on barratry, but one disagrees. Edwards Law Firm founder William R. "Bill" Edwards Sr. says he's already seen another Corpus Christi lawyer's television commercial about the new law, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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CFTC eager to clean up swaps market
PoliticoSeptember 1, 2011

Just over a year ago, Congress and President Barack Obama came together to pass the historic Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, giving the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and other regulators new enforcement tools. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Jon Netts: The Live Interview
FlaglerLive.comSeptember 11, 2011

Principal jobs: In New Jersey: Teacher, School Administrator, Teacher Trainer; Real Estate Broker, College Instructor in Real Estate Law and Investment. In Florida: Owner of a floor covering store, Tow boat operator for TowBoat US Party affiliation: ...more »

Charlie Ericksen: The Live Interview
FlaglerLive.comSeptember 12, 2011

Palm Coast is already a consolidated city: it contracts with the sheriff for law enforcement services, in effect ensuring that it maintains the higher level of law enforcement services that it wants through that contract while avoiding the cost of a ...more »

Sports Law
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Was your club's top players tapped up on deadline day?
Football Trade DirectorySeptember 1, 2011

Speaking on dailymail.co.uk, Mischon de Reya's partner and sports law expert, Adam Morallee said: "Tapping up goes on all the time, pretty much with every transfer it happens. Managers moan about it from time to time but we need to get real and abolish ...more »

Criminal Defense
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In Defense of Perry on the Death Penalty
American Spectator (blog)September 8, 2011

Dallas-based criminal defense attorneys Clinton Broden and FR "Mick" Mickelsen write that, unfortunately, often it doesn't: In most death penalty cases there is little doubt about the guilt of the accused. If there were, it is unlikely the state would ...more »

Clock Ticking on Amazon Deal
ForbesSeptember 9, 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 »

Tacoma teacher union contract rift hinges on money, class size
TheNewsTribune.comSeptember 11, 2011

The district points out that federal and state laws prohibit such discrimination. Still, one teacher, who asked to remain anonymous, says she fears age discrimination if the district proposal goes through: “I've seen principals say, 'I want those young ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Outcome could affect thousands across state
Arizona Daily StarSeptember 23, 2011

Later that same month, the note was assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. as a trustee for Saxon Asset Securities Trust. At the time of the transfer, Saxon didn't record the deed assignment to Deutsche Bank, court documents say. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Feed-in tariff law a boon to renewable energy markets
Asahi ShimbunSeptember 2, 2011

Under the new law to bolster renewable energy, an independent committee to be set up by the government will effectively determine prices at which utilities purchase power. The panel's decisions on prices will go a long way toward determining the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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The Elder Law Minute: Does the debt ceiling deal hurt seniors?
Queens CourierSeptember 2, 2011

Ronald Fatoullah is an attorney and a leading authority in the field of elder law. He is the founder and managing attorney of Ronald Fatoullah & Associates, a law firm concentrating in elder law, Medicaid eligibility, estate planning, special needs, ...more »

Family Law
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Practicing law a family business for Davises
Salisbury PostSeptember 1, 2011

Attorney James A. Davis II took the oath Tuesday morning which allows him to practice law in North Carolina. He will do so out of the same office as his father, James A. Davis, who stood next to his son during the swearing-in at the Rowan County ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Employers' costs for workers' comp is lowest in decades, NASI reports
Workers Comp ForumSeptember 6, 2011

The recession's impact on the workers' comp system is dramatically evident in the latest report from the National Academy of Social Insurance. While not surprising, the 2009 data from the Washington, DC-based nonprofit research organization includes ...more »

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