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Richmond Car Accident Attorneys Encouraged By Virginia's Reduction in DUI ... (press release)September 1, 2011

Although that figure was down from 294 fatalities in 2008, hundreds of people are still losing their lives because of entirely preventable behavior, the law firm says. The Virginia auto accident attorneys at Marks & Harrison urge motorists to pay heed ...more »

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 »

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Administrative Law
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Appellate Court Upholds MRCA's Deployment of Stop-Sign Cameras
Palisadian-PostSeptember 1, 2011

Kaufman's vehicle was photographed by a stop-sign camera in an MRCA park for failing to come to a complete stop, and he received an administrative citation in the mail and was fined $175. At the administrative hearing, Kaufman denied he was the 'driver ...more »

Health Care Law
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U.S. Agency Nominees, Health-Care Ruling, RBS Jobs: Compliance
BloombergSeptember 9, 2011

A federal appeals court in Virginia threw out two challenges to the Obama administration's 2010 health-care law, saying it lacked authority to decide whether the measure is constitutional. With the rulings, the court in Richmond yesterday became the ...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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City Halts Airport Project
MyFox AtlantaSeptember 2, 2011

By MYFOXATLANTA STAFF/myfoxatlanta ATLANTA - Georgia's new immigration law unexpectedly halted a major project at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Friday. The city has planned on a major overhaul of the airport's concessions, making all vendor resubmit bids ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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US: Cyber Attacks On Utilities, Industries Rise
NPRSeptember 30, 2011

Edwards and other officials denied reports that the cyber research at Idaho National Laboratory, which included studying the vulnerabilities of the kind of industrial control systems Iran used at Natanz, had aided in the development of Stuxnet. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Divisive drive to unionize in-home child care
Houston ChronicleSeptember 25, 2011

The Bureau of Mediation Services, the state agency that handles labor issues, hasn't commented on how a union vote could proceed or whether the bureau would be involved. The prospect of adding Minnesota to 15 states that already recognize home-based ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Switching Sides from Corporate Work to Plaintiffs Firms
Corporate CounselSeptember 26, 2011

In a memorandum filed by her attorney, William Alden McDaniel, Jr. (whose firm bears his name), Warns denied knowing anything about the company's litigation strategies. Allstate has asked the court to prevent Warns from working on lead paint cases ...more »

Animal Law
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How much is that designer doggie?
Northern Rivers EchoSeptember 8, 2011

Southern Cross University law student Anna Ludvik is an animal protection advocate and she wants to see more public awareness about what puppy farms are and get people thinking more about the animals in our lives. Anna is involved with the Animal Law...more »

Intellectual Property
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UK-Nigeria reach new intellectual property agreement
Fresh Business ThinkingSeptember 5, 2011

“Businesses need to have confidence in the intellectual property systems of other countries if they are to prosper in international markets. The move mirrors a number of efforts to enhance international recognition of intellectual property rights, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Mesothelioma Victims Center Offers Vital Facts About The Best Mesothelioma ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)September 1, 2011

If these individuals were working in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or even 1980's, they were probably exposed to enormous levels of asbestos on their job sites. City or county water works employees could have been exposed to asbestos pipes up until the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Byo pressure group demands affirmative action on firms
The Zimbabwe StandardSeptember 4, 2011

BY NQOBANI NDLOVU BULAWAYO — A local pressure group, Ibhetshu LikaZulu, has begun a process of engaging management at companies operating in the city over their employment policies. The group says it wants to lobby the companies to adopt policies with ...more »

Splendid Air Show Marks 100th Anniversary of Bulgarian Aviation
Novinite.comSeptember 3, 2011

Bulgaria is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the country's aviation a large-scale air show "Skies for Everyone." Photo by BGNES Bulgarian Prime Minister, Bouko Borisov, took part Saturday in celebrations dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Wheels of Justice: Go easy on White-Out, landlords
Montreal GazetteSeptember 22, 2011

... without making headlines, set the ground rules for business in Quebec. Here are a few of the offbeat and/or consequential rulings rendered in recent weeks. If you're going to claim a tenant is responsible for the gas bill for your duplex, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Minnesota attorney general sues 5 Internet payday lenders (press release)September 9, 2011

... ordered the company to pay refunds to consumers who had received collection notices, wage-garnishment requests or court documents from the company. Under Minnesota laws, loans between $250 and $350 are capped at 6 percent interest plus a $5 fee. ...more »

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Litigation bungling
The LawyerSeptember 5, 2011

Litigation funding is a must-know for modern law firms. Nick Rowles-Davies reports on a market that is misunderstood and lacking competent professionals I entered the litigation funding market with Vannin Capital this year. Having been in the law for ...more »

Business Law
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Derbyshire Police Launch Pack For Migrant Workers
Chesterfield PostSeptember 8, 2011

A man who dumped rubbish in NE Derbyshire after advertising an illegal waste disposal service on the internet has been hit with a £400 fine. More... Police in Calow are asking bikers to ensure their vehicles are secure at all times following a number ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Withdrawal Penalty: Obama Could Keep Thousands of Troops in Iraq
International Business TimesSeptember 7, 2011

But the still-tenuous security situation in Iraq has led military officials and some senators to urge more flexibility, even as Iraqi leaders weigh the benefits of bolstering security with more troops against the possibility of a violent popular ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Honey Brook man charged with child porn
Daily Local NewsSeptember 15, 2011

The Chester County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force learned about Niedenthal's alleged illegal activity in January through the FBI's Innocent Images National Initiative and the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, according to ...more »

Personal Injury
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Home Alone 2011: After School Safety Tips For Your Child
InjuryBoard.comSeptember 7, 2011

He is the owner and founder of Lawsuit Financial Corporation which helps provide legal finance cash flow solutions and consulting when necessities of life litigation funding is needed by plaintiffs involved in pending, personal injury litigation. ...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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Prior knowledge exclusion bars coverage for legal malpractice claim
Lexology (registration)September 8, 2011

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, applying Ohio law, has held that a claim for legal malpractice was not covered under a lawyers professional liability (LPL) policy because the claim was reasonably foreseeable at the ...more »

Consumer Protection
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CFPB Looking Into Financial Products Targeted to Military Families
Reverse Mortgage DailySeptember 15, 2011

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Wall Street Reform Act) charged the CFPB with, among other things, educating and empowering servicemembers and their families to make better informed decisions when choosing financial ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Judge denies WexTrust receiver's deal with law firm
The Virginian-PilotSeptember 3, 2011

The federal judge overseeing the recovery of funds for WexTrust Capital investors rejected a proposed settlement with the Chicago law firm that advised WexTrust on several of its flawed securities offerings. An agreement the WexTrust ...more »

Canadian Solar Awarded 2.1 Megawatt Solar Contract to Provide Clean Power to ...
Sacramento BeeSeptember 21, 2011

Its Full Service Solar solution is based on in-house expertise for engineering, project management, construction, financial engineering, and long term system maintenance and customer support functions. As a founding member of NJ's solar industry, ...more »

Sports Law
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FOOTBALL: Billy Gannon, Sheehan run over Law (video)
Post-ChronicleSeptember 16, 2011

To receive breaking sports news first — simply text the word “nhsports” to 22700. Standard msg+data rates may apply. By Joe Morelli MILFORD — Sheehan quarterback Billy Gannon found running room against Law's defense all night long Thursday. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Lawyers in Murray trial using Facebook, Twitter to screen jurors
CNNSeptember 21, 2011

But legal experts say prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Conrad Murray trial will be doing more than simply screening jurors based on their answers to the more than 100 questions filled out on September 8 and 9. They'll also be scrutinizing what ...more »

Zoeller sues former township trustee to recover public funds
Muncie Free PressSeptember 11, 2011

KOKOMO, Ind. - Today Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a civil lawsuit against a former Harrison Township trustee in Howard County seeking repayment of more than $16000 in public funds that are the ex-trustee's personal obligation and should ...more »

Businesses can avoid tribunals, says Bibby Consulting & Support
CisionWire (press release)September 12, 2011

However, there were significant increases in claims relating to the European Working Time Directive (up by 20 per cent), age discrimination (up by 32 per cent), and regulations for part-time workers (almost trebled). The report also showed that of the ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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How to asset protect your clients
Mortgage SolutionsSeptember 28, 2011

Mortgage broker Toby Clement, a partner at Kingswood Law, started actively promoting will and trusts, aka 'asset protection', to his clients back in the summer of 2009. The mortgage market was in tatters, and his income, like most brokers, ...more »

Environmental Law
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Romney touts Obama-funded energy agency
USA Today (blog)September 7, 2011

In his newly released economic plan former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney criticizes the Obama administration's energy policies, particularly how it invests in alternative energy. Instead, Romney argues, the federal ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Living Trusts Protect Financial Privacy
Lew RockwellSeptember 19, 2011

To administer this process, for people who do or do not have a will, the courts take control of all the assets, make sure all the money goes to the right people, and make your will a part of the public record. This is called probate. ...more »

Family Law
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Sarnia man aims to develop family law program
Sarnia ObserverSeptember 6, 2011

Emotional control, acceptance of responsibility and realistic expectations are the key elements in settling family law matters, says a man who knows the issues. Tony Moscardelli, who has been through the system, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Ohio to commemorates 145 workers who died on job
Houston ChronicleSeptember 2, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 150 workers who died on the job over the past year have been honored in a Labor Day-related event held by the agency that oversees the state's insurance fund for injured workers. Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Bill ...more »


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