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Court: School was Right to Ban "Islam is of the Devil" Shirts
Opposing ViewsNovember 1, 2011

... policy banning “clothing or accessories that ... denigrate or promote discrimination for or against an individual or group on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, race, religion, or gender” was constitutional. ...more »

A Patent for Software
IPWatchdog.comNovember 1, 2011

The “uniqueness” requirement mentioned is similar to the requirements for all inventions to be patented and is grounded into the patent laws by the novelty and non-obviousness requirements. The “tied to a machine” requirement comes to us thanks to the ...more »

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Bad Credit History
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Suit Drags on Against the Lawyer Who Wrote the Book On Legal Mal
Texas LawyerNovember 1, 2011

Hilton Stein, the once dean of legal -malpractice lawyers who went bankrupt and has been on disability inactive status since 2002, is fighting to stave off trial of a nearly 10-year-old suit by a former client. The case, Mehta v. Stein, Bankr. No. ...more »

Collections
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Better Business Bureau scam alert
Beaufort ObserverNovember 1, 2011

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits debt collectors from using abusive, unfair, or deceptive practices to collect from consumers. BBB has been alerted that consumers are receiving calls from scam artists who claim that there is a virus on ...more »

Chapter 11, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
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Suit Drags on Against the Lawyer Who Wrote the Book On Legal Mal
Texas LawyerNovember 1, 2011

Hilton Stein, the once dean of legal -malpractice lawyers who went bankrupt and has been on disability inactive status since 2002, is fighting to stave off trial of a nearly 10-year-old suit by a former client. The case, Mehta v. Stein, Bankr. No. ...more »

Disputes With Irs
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Jackson businessman gets 9 months for tax fraud
Asbury Park PressNovember 1, 2011

TRENTON — A Jackson man was sentenced today to nine months in prison for underreporting figures on his tax returns. US District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson, sitting in Trenton, also ordered Michael Logan, 45, to serve three months of home confinement ...more »

Garnishment
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JOB TALK: Demands of yesteryear creates culture of today
GoDanRiver.comNovember 6, 2011

There are payroll, tax and retirement laws varying from state to state concerning garnishments, child support payments of wages or bonus money and tax liens. There are laws that tell the employer how to pay vacation pay if you resign. ...more »

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
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Beacon Power (BCON) Latest DOE Fueled Green Energy Failure; Ener1 (HEV) Next?
Green Stocks CentralNovember 1, 2011

On Sunday night, Beacon Power (BCON), which makes flywheel technology to recycle unused power, filed for bankruptcy protection. Granted Beacon's loan guarantee was less than a 1/10th of Solyndra's at $43 million of which $39 million was used to finance ...more »

Personal Bankruptcy
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Tribune Co. deep in review; plans to hammer out adjustments for bankruptcy judge
Chicago TribuneNovember 2, 2011

Tribune Co. and its allies in bankruptcy court were optimistic Tuesday that their plan for reorganizing the company had a real chance of winning a Delaware judge's approval. But as lawyers hunkered down to ...more »

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