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Secure Communities not deporting many, but still a big concern
KNDO/KNDUSeptember 1, 2011

Secure Communities is the program that has law enforcement checking a persons immigration status with the federal database, determining if deportation is needed. Yakima is 1 of 8 counties in Washington state to have adopted the controversial program. ...more »

Millthorpe residents, staff speak out over lodge scandal
Blayney ChronicleSeptember 1, 2011

Supporters of the lodge say they are concerned about how the department has handled allegations raised at a Guardianship Tribunal hearing in early July. "It's just shocking, I couldn't believe it," Tracey Nest, an owner of a business located near the ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Fall 2011 Odyssey: Students make connections through annual program
UW Oshkosh TodaySeptember 2, 2011

A former radio-TV-film major at UW Oshkosh, LaVicka earned a law degree from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock School of Law. He recently was appointed as a federal administrative law judge. “I'm looking forward to Jeff LaVicka speaking on Sunday ...more »

Health Care Law
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Mississippi fights Obama's healthcare law
The Student PrintzSeptember 8, 2011

A class action lawsuit contesting the constitutionality of a key provision in President Obama's healthcare law – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — will not be dismissed. That's the ruling United States District Judge Keith Starrett ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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The greatest motivator: fear of humiliation
Pro Football WeeklySeptember 22, 2011

An owner in one of my leagues has so many injured wideouts that he actually tried to pick up a lar gibbon on the waiver wire this week. Brandon Lloyd, Marques Colston, Dez Bryant, Sidney Rice, Lance Moore and Jacoby Ford are among the receivers who ...more »

Immigration Law
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Improve immigrant policies and rights
Central Florida FutureSeptember 5, 2011

The DHS records immigration policies and can conclude whether an individual booked in jail has also violated immigration laws. The main objections toward SComm revolve not around its purpose, but its implementation. Most people agree that deporting ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Baltimore's Unlikely Confederates
New York Times (blog)September 1, 2011

Many in Baltimore may have been pro-Southern, but from almost the moment Trimble left that May, the war began to inexorably turn it toward the North and its promise of industrial development and economic wealth. What Trimble represents, then, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Savannah Morning NewsSeptember 4, 2011

Duties: He will oversee residential real estate sales at the 900-acre master planned community and will manage the six-member sales team as well as serve in a project management capacity. Related work experience: More than 10 years of real estate sales ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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SEO Legal Services weighs in on big anti-foreclosure lawsuit
Athens NEWSSeptember 6, 2011

In the "60 Minutes" show in early August, a former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which insures bank deposits, told Pelley that she believes in many cases in which foreclosure defendants are demanding that plaintiffs produce ...more »

Animal Law
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Escambia Considering New Animal Control Regulations
NorthEscambia.comSeptember 1, 2011

Escambia County is considering new animal control laws, and animal control activists are lobbying against one portion of the new rules. Under the county's current law, no animal over six months old can be tied, chained or otherwise tethered outdoors ...more »

Intellectual Property
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IPAF's 'truth behind excuses' hopes to curb piracy
encoreSeptember 12, 2011

The Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation (IPAF) today announced a new campaign off the back of research that showed 72% of consumers say they would stop illegal downloading if they received a notification from their ISP. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Superior Court judge reaches boiling point over lawyers' antics
The News JournalSeptember 3, 2011

1 letter, told attorneys involved in a pair of asbestos personal-injury cases to report to the New Castle County Courthouse on Sunday at 10 am for "a 'special' emergency refresher course in first year ethics and civility ... this gathering is mandatory ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Tories keep barking about Grits' 'affirmative action subsidy'
Hamilton SpectatorSeptember 14, 2011

“When McGuinty unveiled his platform, he made it clear that this was his affirmative action subsidy for these people. His position was very clear,” Witmer said, speaking at Elms' campaign headquarters Wednesday morning. “When Dalton McGuinty offers a ...more »

Aviation security 'gaps' highlighted in US reports
AFPSeptember 7, 2011

WASHINGTON — The US government department created after 9/11 to protect America from future terrorist attacks has made progress over the last decade but "gaps and weaknesses" remain, particularly in aviation security, an official report said Wednesday ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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10th Judicial Circuit has new candidate
Peoria Journal StarSeptember 14, 2011

His current practice, based in Peoria, focuses on criminal defense, civil litigation and landlord tenant law. Hoppock said Tuesday by phone that he believes as judge he would be able "to do justice. I believe given my experience as a prosecutor, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Monthly payments are most important for credit cards
The Daily CampusSeptember 19, 2011

Additionally, there are fees in these contracts with credit card companies. If you make a late payment, the lender can charge you. They will also record this and make sure it is part of credit history. Some credit cards also have annual fees, ...more »

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Dr Reddy's, Pfizer settle litigation over Lipitor
NDTV.comSeptember 1, 2011

PTI, September 1, 2011( New Delhi) Drug firm Dr Reddy's laboratories on Wednesday said it has entered into a settlement agreement with Pfizer to resolve litigation over cholesterol lowering Lipitor tablets. The Hyderabad-based firm has settled patent ...more »

Business Law
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Ad campaign supported Mich. teacher tenure changes
Chicago TribuneSeptember 14, 2011

An organization that supports eliminating or limiting the significance of teacher tenure reported spending nearly $900000 on advertising in Michigan during the first seven months of 2011. The StudentsFirst spending was mentioned in a ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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A small price for freedom
The Virginian-PilotSeptember 1, 2011

The issue Defense Business Board targets military pensions to help pare federal budget. Where we stand Replacing military retirement benefits with a 401(k) account makes service less attractive. One of the defining characteristics of military...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Norton: Cybercrime Has Become a $4.6B Industry in Australia
International Business Times AUSeptember 8, 2011

As humans assimilate gadgets into their daily lives, threats of online crimes rise, warns Internet security specialist Symantec, which estimates that cybercrime cost Australia a staggering $4.6 billion in 2010 alone. As humans assimilate gadgets into ...more »

Personal Injury
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Pegalis & Erickson, LLC: Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury...
Sacramento BeeSeptember 9, 2011

We will delete comments containing inappropriate links, obscenities, hate speech, and personal attacks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. See more about comments here. is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, ...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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Promise or prediction: Appeals court could decide if doctor's assurance formed ...
WisBarSeptember 14, 2011

Meet and network with lawyers who share your professional background - State Bar sections. More Get confidential support for coping with the stress of practicing law. More Fee Arbitration program - helping lawyers and clients resolve fee disputes. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Q&A with Mark Neeb, new head of debt collectors' association
CreditCards.comSeptember 29, 2011

Mark Neeb puts an affable face on an industry that is not much loved -- debt collection. A CPA by training, he sees his job as educating the public and his new regulator, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, about what debt collectors do. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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The Banks Law Firm Named General Counsel for the North Charleston Housing ...
dBusinessNews Triangle (press release)September 28, 2011

Locklair is a Principal at The Banks Law Firm. She joined the Firm in 1996. Her areas of concentration are commercial real estate and affordable housing and community economic development law. Since joining the firm, Ms. Locklair has taught seminars ...more »

Changing rent reviews will have serious consequences
Irish TimesSeptember 4, 2011

Rents in the retail sector have fallen sharply, but this will only be reflected in new contracts as existing ones may have years to run and will have UORR clauses which will prevent reductions in the absence of agreement between the landlord and tenant...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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Defense lawyer bows out of race for Orleans Parish criminal court bench
NOLA.comSeptember 30, 2011

By John Simerman, The Times-Picayune Defense attorney Willard Brown Jr., who lost in a bid for a criminal judgeship in 2008, said he mailed his withdrawal papers to the state this week. Brown said he realized he couldn't raise enough cash for a viable ...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 »

State Supreme Court Considers Snyder's Pension Tax
WILX-TVSeptember 7, 2011

The Snyder administration countered the tax is perfectly legal -- arguing the constitution does not guarantee a permanent tax exemption for public pensions. "Tax laws change from time to time, and exemption levels change from time to time," said Lt. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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EU Transactions Tax, India Yuan Loans Decision, SEC Swap Rule: Compliance
BloombergSeptember 12, 2011

... to the brink of bankruptcy. US Senator Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, said the SEC was proposing weaker controls than Congress wanted when it added the provision to the Dodd-Frank overhaul of rules for Wall Street. Under the law, swap dealers ...more »

Environmental Law
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How North Dakota Became Saudi Arabia
Wall Street JournalSeptember 30, 2011

But we need to go on to green and alternative energy. [Energy] Secretary [Steven] Chu has assured me that within five years, we can have a battery developed that will make a car with the equivalent of 130 miles per gallon.'" Mr. Hamm holds his head in ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Free Wills, Estate, And Probate Clinc Thursday Night In Central
News Channel 7September 22, 2011

The topic will be wills, estates and probate, featuring attorney Howard E. Sutter III. The clinic will be held from 6 to 7:30 pm The clinic will be held at the Central-Clemson Regional Branch Library located at 105 Commons Way in Central. ...more »

Family Law
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Same-sex domestic abuse targeted
Boston GlobeSeptember 5, 2011

A series of killings of gay men and women by their partners has alarmed advocates, who say the deaths reflect a serious problem of domestic violence in the gay community that draws scant attention from many in law enforcement. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Leagle.comSeptember 5, 2011

Donald Argyle (Claimant) petitions for review of an order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Board), dated December 15, 2010, which affirmed the decision of Workers' Compensation Judge (WCJ) Linda F. Tobin. WCJ Tobin denied Claimant's petition ...more »


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