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Subprime Bond Gets AAA Rating
Wall Street JournalSeptember 1, 2011

Springleaf is 80%-owned by Fortress Investment Group LLC, and in May set plans to raise equity for a real-estate investment trust that would invest in subprime mortgages. The subprime model has captured the attention of financial markets as other ...more »

The Good, the Bad and the Uncertain of Dodd-Frank
BankInvestmentConsultant.comSeptember 1, 2011

The sweeping Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act includes some 400 rules that were supposed to be in place by this summer. But regulators are far behind on their deadline. (Less than half those rules have been finalized. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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State's attorney not among five nominated for Harford circuit judgeship
Baltimore SunSeptember 13, 2011

Several sources said Miller came highly recommended from judges in Cecil County, among others. Butanis was appointed to the district court in 1996 by then-governor Parris Glendening. He became the local court's chief administrative judge in 1999 and ...more »

Health Care Law
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Mitt Romney calls his health-care law an asset against Obama
USA Today (blog)September 5, 2011

The last of five presidential contenders speaking at a South Carolina Tea Party forum, Romney denied comparisons made by Obama and others between the state law and the federal law that followed. The Bay State legislation he signed didn't raise taxes, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Kirby Corporation to Present at Jefferies 2011 Global Shipping Conference
MarketWatch (press release)September 1, 2011

... including cyclical or other downturns in demand, significant pricing competition, unanticipated additions to industry capacity, changes in the Jones Act or in US maritime policy and practice, fuel costs, interest rates, weather conditions, ...more »

Immigration Law
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Author of Arizona's illegal immigration law to face recall election
Los Angeles TimesSeptember 14, 2011

Pearce, a Republican known nationally for writing last year's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, will now face two other Republicans, Jerry Lewis and Olivia Cortes, in the recall election. Pearce will automatically be on the ballot, ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Feds: Eureka pot ordinance illegal
Times-StandardSeptember 3, 2011

”The department is concerned about the city of Eureka's creation of a licensing scheme that permits large-scale industrial marijuana cultivation, processing, and distribution, as it authorizes conduct contrary to federal law and threatens the federal ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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TOYOTA: Post Race Notes And Quotes - Atlanta
TruckSeries.comSeptember 3, 2011

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Insurance Litigation
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Wikileaks blames newspaper over 'insurance' file password disclosure
ZDNet (blog)September 1, 2011

... after the whistleblowing organisation alleges an editor published the 'insurance' file password in a book. Wikileaks, the whistleblowing organisation, has acknowledged that it “has commenced pre-litigation action” against the Guardian newspaper and ...more »

Animal Law
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PETA plans Montgomery billboard alluding to Alabama immigration law
al.com (blog)September 2, 2011

By Christine Kneidinger, al.com The controversial animal rights group says it plans to post this billboard soon in Montgomery, alluding to Alabama's immigration law. The ad, which will read, "No One Should Need Papers-Adopt an 'Undocumented' Mutt Today ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Illegal Angry Birds Theme Park Makes its Way to China [VIDEO]
International Business TimesSeptember 18, 2011

The illegal theme park is yet another instance where China has been blamed for hampering with intellectual property. Previously, in July, an American blogger, residing in China, reported the existence of two counterfeit Apple stores in Kunming, China. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Chadbourne & Parke Strengthens IP Practice With Addition of Brian Pollack
PR Newswire (press release)September 1, 2011

... and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, executive compensation and employee benefits, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates, and government contract matters. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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FTAs Reflective Of Malaysia's Liberal Stand, Says Mustapa
BernamaSeptember 12, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) -- The affirmative action taken by the government which is merit based and the free trade agreements (FTAs) signed with several countries are proof that Malaysia is not a protectionist country, Minister of International ...more »

National Stearman Fly-In Schedule of Events
Galesburg Register-MailSeptember 1, 2011

The year 2011 also marks the 100th anniversary of US Naval Aviation. By Anonymous 7-11 am: Hog Capital of the World Days fly-in breakfast, Kewanee Municipal Airport, Kewanee. Food charge. 9 am: Daily pilot briefing, Jet Air hangar, Galesburg Municipal ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Suburbs want landlords to curb problem tenants
Chicago Daily HeraldSeptember 6, 2011

The law, which went into effect at the beginning of August, says landlords can evict tenants who commit any felonies or the most serious misdemeanors on the property. Garvey does not see it as an extra tool but a burden, just like the rules governing ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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In a new light
Business Standard (blog)September 9, 2011

Almost exactly seven years later, it suffered another wrenching setback, just a few blocks away, on Wall Street, following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. Both events changed the country in several ways. But while the events of September 2001 forged ...more »

Litigation
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Imran Khan files suit against drinking age
Times of IndiaSeptember 14, 2011

"After the huge success of 'Delhi Belly' and 'My Brother Ki Dulhan', Imran waited for few days before he filed the PIL (public interest litigation)," said his spokesperson. The delay in filing the suit was also due to uncertainty on his eligibility to ...more »

Business Law
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Nike admits to false advertising
China DailySeptember 9, 2011

Nike China, a leading sportswear and equipment supplier, released a statement on Thursday admitting to false advertising, Caixin.com reported. The advertisement was for Nike Zoom Hyperdunk 2011, which has been on sale ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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A few words about military retirement 'reform' and social class in America
Foreign Policy (blog)September 6, 2011

Any planned change to major military benefits should be studied and agreed upon first by the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (and his service counterparts) before being presented to the congress. Without their buy-in, changes like these will ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Photos Of Child In Sex Acts Found On Computer
WYFF GreenvilleSeptember 1, 2011

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office is a member of the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Task Force investigators have received training on the use of special software to conduct undercover investigations related to ...more »

Personal Injury
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Maritime Law Permitted Claim For Personal Injury Punitive Damages
Gulf Coast MaritimeSeptember 1, 2011

Lobegeiger sued Celebrity Cruises and other defendants in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, where she alleged a variety of personal injury claims. Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Caribbean Cruise Ltd. (Cruise Lines) ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Church-state separation seen as issue in hospital merger
Louisville Courier-JournalSeptember 8, 2011

Since the merger was announced months ago, U of L has maintained that the downtown hospital bearing its name is private because it is operated by University Medical Center Inc., a nonprofit corporation, under a state contract. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Bart rejoins Sherrard & Roe
Nashville Ledger newspaperSeptember 22, 2011

Trademark law attorney Alexandra MacKay is a new honoree this year. Katherine S. Allen, banking and finance, equipment finance; Julian L. Bibb, banking and finance, corporate, land use & zoning; Robert N. Buchanan III, banking and finance, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Congress Is Killing Dodd-Frank Reforms With a Thousand Budget Cuts
BNET (blog)September 7, 2011

You can stop worrying if you think the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform And Consumer Protection Act is a burden on business. Between the courts and Congress it's being filleted so well you could serve it for dinner. Proxy access rules making it easier for ...more »

Real Estate Law
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NYC's Liu Keeps $32 Million in Pension Costs Secret as Openness Has Limits
BloombergSeptember 7, 2011

The $41.8-billion New York City Employees Retirement System, whose 347000 members are the most of any US municipal retirement fund, reported $28.8 million in such expenses for private-equity investments and $3.1 million for real estate in the fiscal ...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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Student Athletes Get New State Protection
KUHF-FMSeptember 1, 2011

Gene Egdorf heads up the sports law department at the Lanier Law Firm here in Houston. He says the bill is important because students themselves are often the ones who don't realize how seriously they've been injured. "You can imagine student athletes ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Helps Individuals Deal With Legal Issues ...
The Open Press (press release)September 1, 2011

Given the complexity of the legal system in Los Angeles, California and elsewhere, people facing troublesome times need a helping hand in the form of a skilled, experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney by their side to see to it that their ...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 »

Group files initiative petition for gay rights ballot measure
Anchorage Daily NewsSeptember 1, 2011

A new campaign is on in the decades-long battle over adding Anchorage's homosexual and transgender residents to the city's anti-discrimination law. A local group -- One Anchorage -- filed an application today that would put an initiative ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Program aims to free inmates who were wrongly convicted
MyCentralJersey.comSeptember 2, 2011

Risinger would not discuss the cases, citing attorney-client confidentiality. She said the program “attracts mail from people who are serving long prison terms for very serious crimes, such as rape and murder.” Right now, the program's staff and ...more »

Environmental Law
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Brinks Innovation Competition Announces 2011 Finalists; Catacel Corporation ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 7, 2011

Finalists include the top Midwest entrepreneurs in green and clean technology that have demonstrated solutions to global challenges such as renewable and alternative energy, environmental technologies, and infrastructure and community improvements. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Thomas Begley joins Capehart Scatchard
The Mt. Laurel TelegramSeptember 16, 2011

The Moorestown resident joins the Mt. Laurel law firm as chairman of its trusts and estates department. By Tim Ronaldson Capehart Scatchard announced that Thomas D. Begley III has joined the law firm as chairman of its trusts and estates department. ...more »

Family Law
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Denver Family Law Attorney Receives Prestigious Announcement
PR Web (press release)September 1, 2011

Law Week is written and edited by award-winning journalists who have credibility in the legal marketplace. Published by Circuit Media, Law Week Colorado publishes annual Barrister's Best Issue every summer. Barrister's Best is just one more in an ...more »

Workers Compensation
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AmTrust buys workers' comp firm CardinalComp
Albany Business ReviewSeptember 23, 2011

An international insurance firm has purchased the assets of CardinalComp in Latham, which supplies workers' compensation coverage to businesses. The sale highlights the rebound CardinalComp and a related business, First Cardinal LLC, have made since a ...more »

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