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Fraud allegations a defeat for Chan
Edmonton JournalSeptember 1, 2011

As a columnist for the respected Hong Kong Economic Journal newspaper, he fused his knowledge of the Chinese classics, history and culture with theories on management, finance and business to nurture a steady readership. As head of Sino-Forest, ...more »

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 »

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Administrative Law
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Azerbaijan deports over 1100 foreigners last month
Trend News AgencySeptember 2, 2011

As a result of the measures taken in August, 1322 foreign nationals were found violating the requirements of administrative law. Through fines, the residence of 211 people was legalized. The decision was made to deport 873 foreigners within 48 hours ...more »

Immigration Law
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Enforce Immigration Laws
New York TimesSeptember 6, 2011

“The Nation's Cruelest Immigration Law” (editorial, Aug. 29), about a lawsuit by four church leaders against new restrictions by Alabama on undocumented immigrants, says that those who support enforcing immigration laws “have made many in this country ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Report: 4.2 million hold security clearances
USA TodaySeptember 20, 2011

The report to Congress was required by the 2010 Intelligence Authorization Act. The report says more than 666000 government workers hold Top Secret clearances, as do more than 524000 federal contractors. The rest have lower clearances. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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India to introduce key land bill in parliament
AFPSeptember 6, 2011

NEW DELHI — India's cabinet has cleared a new land acquisition bill to be introduced in parliament Wednesday, aimed at addressing the concerns of farmers whose land is purchased for industrial development. The bill, adopted by the cabinet late Monday, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Set norms for claim settlement, Irda told
Daily News & AnalysisSeptember 28, 2011

... public interest litigation (PIL) filed by social worker Gaurang Damani, pointing out the plight of about 5.50 crore consumers of medical insurance — especially, after Third Party Administrators (TPAs) stopped offering cashless medi-claim benefits. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Primerus Welcomes The Gallagher Law Firm
PR Web (press release)September 6, 2011

The firm represents businesses, families, and individuals throughout Michigan with a variety of legal services in Administrative Law, Aged and Aging, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy, Banks & Banking Law, Business Law, ...more »

Intellectual Property
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DuPont, EBay, Google, Lauder, VF, SingTel: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekSeptember 15, 2011

(This is a daily report on global news about patents, trademarks, copyright and other intellectual property topics.) Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) -- DuPont Co. deserves more than $919 million in damages from South Korea's Kolon ...more »

Animal Law
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Are hotels in southern Turkey guilty of monkey business?
Today's ZamanSeptember 10, 2011

According to Turkish law, it is illegal to personally own a chimp and to keep it on private premises. Even so, Ministry of Environment and Forestry Provincial Manager Mine Kara, in a letter addressed last Tuesday to the HAYTAP Animal Rights Association ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Making Our Women Visible
THISDAY LiveSeptember 12, 2011

In the build up to the last general elections in Nigeria, the womenfolk introduced into the electioneering campaigns a new battle cry known as Affirmative Action. This is a policy which demands that 35 per cent of political positions be given to women ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
The Am Law DailySeptember 1, 2011

Johnson, formerly with Epstein Becker Green, has a broad labor and employment practice covering litigation and counseling work. Areas of expertise include wage and hour, trade secrets, executive compensation, employment contracts, and invasion of ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Resources help with navigating legal issues
Wausau Daily HeraldSeptember 7, 2011

Every day we encounter the rules of law, whether it's obtaining the correct forms to write a will to fighting a traffic ticket to filing bankruptcy. The Marathon County Public Library has a variety of law books available to help people on legal matters ...more »

Flight-school scrutiny still not perfect after 9/11 | Philadelphia Inquirer ...
Philadelphia InquirerSeptember 1, 2011

I do now," said Patrick Murphy, director of training at Sunrise Aviation in Ormond Beach, Fla., near Daytona Beach. Hundreds of US flight schools fiercely compete for students. In Florida, some still pitch the good weather as a way for students to fly ...more »

Litigation
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Patent Overhaul to Curb Litigation, Encourages Innovation
MobilediaSeptember 7, 2011

New legislation may revolutionize patent creation and litigation in the tech industry, as infringement lawsuits escalate among mobile companies. The Senate voted the pass the America Invents Act, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Are financial woes relevant in local politics?
Janesville GazetteSeptember 2, 2011

... she has been convicted of a crime. He doesn't think a person's finances are relevant. Voters, however, should be the ones to make those decisions, he said. Some might believe a bankruptcy or foreclosure reflects a person's ability to manage money. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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A Bipartisan Move to Tackle Benefits Programs
New York TimesSeptember 9, 2011

James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, a House Democratic leader on the panel, said that he was for “smart and compassionate budget cuts” and “ending military adventurism,” but that Congress must not shred Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits. ...more »

Business Law
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Md. Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Fla. to Federal Teen-Sex Enticement-Attempt Charge
ABA JournalSeptember 1, 2011

In addition to practicing family and business law, he ran an entertainment company and billed himself as a "master balloon entertainer" and magician. He also combined his love of camping with holiday events, using the woods near the family's home in ...more »

Personal Injury
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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., Personal Injury Lawyer, Obtains $800000 Settlement for ...
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)September 22, 2011

I hope that cases like this send the message that personal injury victims out there are protected. They are spoken for.” As a result of the impact Ms. Coklar sustained serious injuries, including traumatic fractures of the pelvis and ribs. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Okla. anti-Shariah amendment heads to appeals court
Washington PostSeptember 9, 2011

While judges routinely consider religious law when deciding family or contract disputes that could not be settled by religious authorities, constitutional law supersedes religious law if they are found to be in conflict. Opponents say the Oklahoma ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Common Sense And Malpractice Reform
Health Affairs (blog)September 26, 2011

Since 2005, other law professors and I have published a series of articles about malpractice litigation in Texas using data collected by the state's Department of Insurance. Medical malpractice policy is interesting but frustrating. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Tru Talent signs settlement, closes its doors
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake CitySeptember 4, 2011

"They are agreeing, by signing this, that they've violated the consumer sales practices act and have indicated they will not do it again," said Francine Giani with the Utah Division of Consumer Protection. "There's no question we would not be able to ...more »

Real Estate Law
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'Some laws have to be submitted urgently'
Macau Daily TimesSeptember 12, 2011

Not only as a lawmaker, but also as a resident of Macau, I have the same concerns about real estate prices. Anyway, I feel that the government has had the assurance and courage to keep the [property] market healthy. Secondly, there is the problem of ...more »

Posted: September 8, 2011 - 3:15 pm ET
ModernHealthcare.comSeptember 9, 2011

The records were posted to a commercial website for nearly a year. "The hospital discovered this on Aug. 22, 2011, and immediately took action to ensure removal of the file from the website, which was done within 24 hours," hospital spokesman Gary ...more »

Sports Law
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Bulletin Board
Press HeraldSeptember 5, 2011

The University of Maine School of Law and Preti Flaherty will host a sports law symposium on athletes' rights from 3 to 5 pm Sept. 13 at the University of Southern Maine's Abromson Community Education Center in Portland. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Prosecutor 'Abuse' Merits Dismissal of Charges, Edwards Argues
Main JusticeSeptember 7, 2011

Nonetheless, Edwards' lawyers – including prominent criminal defense attorney Abbe Lowell — have sought to draw an arc from the 2006 US Attorneys firing scandal and uproar over George W. Bush-era politicization of the Justice Department to Holding's ...more »

Prosecutors: Convictions should stand
Monroe News StarSeptember 2, 2011

The prosecution contends that it acted "in the most responsible manner" by referring Deshotels and his attorney to the IRS to handle the investigation, which it referred to as "the only government agency with both the expertise to evaluate the ...more »

EU court rules against Lufthansa pilot retirement rules
FlightglobalSeptember 13, 2011

... has ruled that mandatory retirement of airline pilots at the age of 60, as practised by Lufthansa, constitutes age discrimination and that flight crew should be allowed to work, albeit with certain limitations, until the maximum legal age of 65. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County Receives $25000 Contribution from ...
PR.com (press release)September 9, 2011

... Farr Law Firm has extensive experience in all areas of litigation as well as in personal injury and wrongful death, marital and family law, real estate and title insurance, trusts and estates, business law, taxation, elder law and asset protection. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Greens face bigger task to change the world
The Canberra TimesSeptember 14, 2011

Dumping our rubbish was simply a case of digging a hole in the ground. We no longer live in that world, thanks largely to the vision of green groups, including Greenpeace, which celebrated its 40th birthday yesterday, and WWF and Friends of the Earth, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Russell Jones & Walker | Wills 'simplify probate process for families'
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)September 1, 2011

The probate process faced by a family after a loved one has passed away can be made simpler if the individual in question has drawn up a will prior to their death. That is according to Toby Harris, a tutor in the Certificate in Will Preparation for the ...more »

Family Law
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FAMILY LAW: Same-sex marriage — be careful what you wish for
Wisconsin Law JournalSeptember 12, 2011

Some of these benefits can be extended by a domestic partnership law enacted by an individual state. Others, particularly those involving federal law like retirement plan divisions and Social Security benefits, cannot be extend without amendments to ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' comp premiums in state may rise again next year
TheNewsTribune.comSeptember 14, 2011

Washington workers' compensation premiums might go up again in 2012, despite recent state legislative reforms that added $1.1 billion to the state-run industrial insurance system's bottom line. Washington workers' compensation premiums might go up ...more »

Health Care Law
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Employers skeptical of health law
DesMoinesRegister.comSeptember 4, 2011

A company that gives no bonuses, pays for attendance not output, offers unlimited sick leave and 100 percent disability pay, provides rich medical and absence benefits without performance pay, and offers no profit sharing, is sending its employees a ...more »

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