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Nevada AG joins anti-human trafficking effort
KVVU Las VegasSeptember 1, 2011

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto Wednesday announced she has joined 45 other attorneys general in asking a popular website to remove its advertising for adult services. It is feared the web service facilitates sex trafficking, ...more »

Law professor Liu confirmed for California high court
ReutersSeptember 1, 2011

After a hearing on Wednesday in San Francisco that lasted little more than an hour, the three members of California's Commission on Judicial Appointments asked Liu a total of five questions. That followed a parade of 10 speakers extolling Liu, ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Des Moines store presses its bid to keep liquor license
DesMoinesRegister.comSeptember 3, 2011

Adelaziz Abdelkarim and Haytham Hamid, owners of Forest Market, 2105 Forest Ave., have appealed a recent decision from an administrative law judge that upheld the City Council's vote to block renewal of the business' liquor license. ...more »

Health Care Law
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CSC Acquires Maricom Systems
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

This acquisition allows CSC to expand its support of HHS efforts to implement IT improvements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Maricom enhances CSC capabilities in the areas of healthcare informatics and data management--the ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Brees, Brady boost fantasy stocks of those around them
SI.comSeptember 13, 2011

If Nelson is still available in your league he should be a high waiver priority this week. Nelson was actually dropped in my league late last week. I had the second waiver spot but lost out because the guy at the top grabbed him. I'm telling you, ...more »

Immigration Law
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'Rewriting of Act' puts offshore deals in doubt
ABC OnlineSeptember 1, 2011

It is unlikely, however, it will redraft the Immigration Act to allow offshore processing because the Greens, who control the Senate, would be certain to block such a bill. However Nauru, which will ratify the United Nations Refugee Convention this ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Mamtek pushed visa deal to Chinese investors
Columbia Daily TribuneSeptember 23, 2011

Mamtek in 2010 was approved for $17.6 million in state tax incentives and other aid, and Moberly issued $39 million in industrial development bonds to finance construction of its factory. The company was supposed to put up $8 million in private ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Emily Greenspan, Peter Light
New York TimesSeptember 3, 2011

Her mother is a retired justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and is currently a Philadelphia-based mediator and arbitrator with JAMS, an international alternative dispute resolution company in Irvine, Calif. Mr. Light, also 33, is studying for a ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Wind Versus Water? Not This Time
PropertyCasualty360September 2, 2011

... I hope more of them also consider flood insurance…from a seriously-in-debt federal program that is scheduled to expire Sept. 30 (Yeah, that's a different story.). Stop with talk about wind vs. water litigation. Maybe there will be several lawsuits ...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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HTC-Apple, Oracle, Google, Eastman Kodak: Intellectual Property
BloombergSeptember 8, 2011

HTC Corp. (2498), Asia's second-biggest maker of smartphones, filed infringement claims against Apple Inc. yesterday, using patents obtained from Google Inc. last week. The nine patents originated with Palm ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
The Am Law DailySeptember 6, 2011

Dinsmore & Shohl boosted its sports and entertainment practice group with new partner ERIC COMBS, previously with Taft Stettinius & Hollister. Combs, who will work in the Cincinnati office, is a general litigator as well as sports law expert. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Really? Affirmative Action for Ugly People?
Opposing ViewsSeptember 7, 2011

University of Texas economics professor Daniel Hamermesh, author of "Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful" is proposing an affirmative action-type program for ugly people, who are often ...more »

Calling All Space and Aviation Thrill-Seekers! RR Auction Presents a Special ...
PR Web (press release)September 1, 2011

RR Auction, an Amherst, NH-based company, is offering a treasure trove of more than 800 unique and amazing historical objects in a Space and Aviation Artifacts auction this September 15-22. The uncertain future of the NASA space program may mark the ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Six Questions for Studley's Michael Colacino
GlobeSt.comSeptember 15, 2011 What types of tenants do you see as being most active right now? What industries do you see the most activity in? Colacino: There seems to be a fair amount of activity in the entertainment and media area--the Conde Nast deal is one of the ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bad Credit and Used Car Fraud
Auto Credit Express (blog)September 4, 2011

This is because, in the nearly two decades we've been involved in bad credit auto sales here at Auto Credit Express, we've talked to customers who have been subject to fraud when trying to buy a bad credit car. In addition to hearing their stories, ...more »

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Why New Patent Law Will Do Little To Halt The Smartphone Litigation Frenzy
paidContent.orgSeptember 6, 2011

But while the bill brings major changes to patent law, it won't do much to end the wave of litigation engulfing the mobile industry. This week's law comes after repeated efforts by Congress in the last decade to address a spike in undeserved patents ...more »

Business Law
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Trade Group Files Suit To Block SF's Yellow Pages Opt-In Plan
The San Francisco AppealSeptember 2, 2011

It charges that Yellow Pages publishers are unfairly singled out for the ban while publishers of advertising circulars are not prohibited from distributing their materials. The law, proposed by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, is intended to ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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For Ex-Soldiers, Extra Paycheck Could Mean Higher Taxes
ABC NewsSeptember 9, 2011

... says Katie Savant, government relations director for the National Military Family Association. "It's trying to make sure they have their payments on the first day of the month," Savant says. "This is something that will benefit them."more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Bradley County man arrested on child porn charges
Chattanooga Times Free PressSeptember 7, 2011

A month-long investigation by the sheriff's office's Internet Crimes Against Children Unit led detectives to search Tyler's home on Holly Brook Circle, Gault said. Detectives searched the residence Aug. 29 and seized two computer hard drives with ...more »

Personal Injury
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Hill Dickinson Claim Solutions (HDCS) selects Eclipse's Proclaim Defendant ...
PR Web (press release)September 6, 2011

HDCS (Hill Dickinson Claim Solutions) has chosen Eclipse's Proclaim Case Management Software system to replace the firm's legacy claims management systems. Operational excellence is vital if we are to push forward and win more business - Eclipse's ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Issue 3 called threat to state health-care
Toledo BladeSeptember 2, 2011

COLUMBUS -- While most attention has focused on its potential impact on President Obama's health-care law, a constitutional amendment before voters this fall could have a much broader effect, opponents said yesterday. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Corsiglia McMahon & Allard Law Firm Partners Named to Northern California ...
U.S. Politics TodaySeptember 14, 2011

Founding law firm partners, Brad Cosiglia, Timothy McMahon and Robert Allard were selected because of their professional track record of results for their clients and recognition by their peers in the profession. Corsiglia was named the 2010 Trial ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Leagle.comSeptember 5, 2011

and the California Unfair Competition Law (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200 et seq.). We have jurisdiction pursuant to 28 USC § 1453(c)(1). We reverse. Because neither the size of the proposed class nor the total amount in controversy was apparent from ...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 »

Congress to Take Up 6-Month Highway Extension
TruckinginfoSeptember 13, 2011

1, all commercial vehicles traveling on I-70 in Colorado between milepost 133 (Edwards exit) and milepost 259 (Morrison exit) must carry sufficient chains to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law.... More > UPDATED -- Key technical details of ...more »

Sports Law
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NBA PM: Owners Won't Back Off Hard Cap?
HoopsWorldSeptember 13, 2011

Gabe Feldman, law profession and sports law expert: “If the players were allowed to keep their current 57% but had to accept a hard cap, then I'm not sure the players would have as much of an issue. They are worried mostly about the combination of a ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Developer Jeff Wirth pleads not guilty to tax fraud
Minneapolis Star TribuneSeptember 3, 2011

But this time, Chris Madel, a prominent Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer who was advising Wirth prior to the indictment, showed up with him. An Oct. 24 trial before US District Judge Ann Montgomery has tentatively been set. ...more »

Guest Post: Tax Reform
ForbesSeptember 2, 2011

Years ago, I found myself sitting in law school in Moot Court wearing an oversized itchy blue suit. It was a horrible experience. In a desperate attempt to avoid anything like that in the future I enrolled in a tax course. I loved it. ...more »

Mandatory E-Verify: Bad for small businesses and the country's bottom line
The Hill (blog)September 16, 2011

Mandating this system will codify discrimination against these workers and their employers. For the economy overall, mandating E-Verify will drive more activity underground. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated this will reduce federal tax ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Brooks Paley, J.D., LL.M., Managing Principal of Paley Law Corporation ...
Sacramento BeeSeptember 9, 2011

Mr. Paley is a Los Angeles-based attorney who specializes in strategic wealth transfers and the mitigation of estate, gift and generation skipping transfer taxes. His practice areas include estate and trust planning, estate and trust administration, ...more »

Environmental Law
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Environmental Lawyer Ivan DeVoren Joins Energy Law Firm of Burleson LLP
MarketWatch (press release)September 15, 2011

... state, and local environmental laws and regulatory programs, including those related to natural gas exploration, production, processing and distribution, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and alternative and renewable energy. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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McKenney & McKenney in business since 1951
Fenton Tri County TimesSeptember 16, 2011

The firm has been recognized by Detroit Business as one of the top lawyers in probate, wills and trusts. An indispensable part of the team is experienced paralegal Claudia Leece. “My clients trust that Mrs. Leece will handle their files, correspondence ...more »

Family Law
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Free seminar on family law
Advertiser-NewsSeptember 8, 2011

Sussex — Project Self-Sufficiency will sponsor a free seminar about issues related to Family Law on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 7 to 9 pm at the Sussex Middle School, located at 10 Loomis Avenue. The program will address child support, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers compensation rates to rise
TheChronicleHerald.caSeptember 1, 2011

Assessment rates will increase for 63 per cent of employers while 37 per cent will see their payments go down or stay the same, the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia said Thursday. The average rate change, ...more »


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