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Schools Consider Whether To Accept Major Advertising
WFMY News 2October 1, 2011

Whatever the case may be Guilford County wants to have some kind of policy in place. They hope to take next several months to come up with a policy. Davidson County Schools does not have a policy that allows major outside advertising. ...more »

The law of unintended consequences
The Canberra TimesOctober 1, 2011

... taxes and contribute to the economy and the society in myriad ways, will begin to demand better access to government services, greater political representation and, eventually, access to the franchise and other rights that come with citizenship. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Hate group extremists are leading anti-gay amendment push
QNotesOctober 1, 2011

They're hasty consideration of the anti-LGBT constitutional amendment circumvented a true public hearing on the bill and betrayed Republicans' utter disrespect for their hallowed chambers, the law and the people of this great state. ...more »

Health Care Law
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White House Used Mitt Romney Health-Care Law as Blueprint for Federal Law
Fox NewsOctober 11, 2011

Newly obtained White House records provide fresh details on how senior Obama administration officials used Mitt Romney's landmark health-care law in Massachusetts as a model for the new federal law, including recruiting ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Joint Center Tech
Politic365October 4, 2011

Never mind that so much of what is in the President's American Jobs Act was supported in the past by Republicans. Never mind all that. This is Washington where nothing can get done. This [...] Joyce Jones of BET and I talked to Rep. ...more »

Immigration Law
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The inside story: Univision's war with Rubio over immigration, drug report (blog)October 2, 2011

If Rubio appeared on Al Punto —Univision's national television show where the topic of immigration would likely be discussed — then the story of his brother-in-law's troubles would be softened or might not run at all, according to Univision insiders ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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What ails asset reconstruction firms?
LivemintOctober 2, 2011

Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) followed suit by merging itself with IDBI Bank and creating a stressed asset stabilization fund (SASF) to alienate Rs 9000 crore worth of bad assets from its books. But two other development finance ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Eversheds adds FSA lawyer to London disputes team
The LawyerOctober 3, 2011

Eversheds has hired a lawyer from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to join its financial services dispute resolution team in London. Greg Brandman joins Eversheds today as a partner and will act for regulated entities in enforcement, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Judge ends SemGroup lawsuit
Tulsa WorldOctober 7, 2011

The company settled its bankruptcy lawsuit for a reported $30 million. The money was paid from an executive insurance policy. Another lawsuit, a class-action petition brought by investors in the former SemGroup public entity, now called BlueKnight ...more »

Animal Law
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Sri Lanka: Animal-Rights, Multiculturalism And “Purity”
Sunday LeaderOctober 1, 2011

No doubt, the animal-welfare organisations which, going by the letter, congratulated the Minister on his brave act will support such a move, as much deserved as it is long over-due. Of course, Moslems and the slaughtering sheep, particularly at the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Nortel patent sale shows need for Canadian intellectual property strategy
Globe and MailOctober 3, 2011

The Harper government caused an international stir last year when it used the Investment Canada Act to block the takeover of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan by an Australian company. Yet the sale of a rich trove of Nortel Networks patents this summer, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Open Beaches Act litigation to continue
Daily News - Galveston CountyOctober 1, 2011

GALVESTON — In a short order issued Wednesday, the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion by the state's attorney general to end part of some long-running litigation over enforcement of the Texas Open Beaches Act. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Probable Supreme Court Case Based On Widely Debated Issue
The CandorOctober 12, 2011

According to, one topic that could be scheduled for a hearing is affirmative action. This has been a very controversial issue since the late 1970s. The Obama administration has shown support for the law of affirmative action while GOP ...more »

56th MCAS Miramar Air Show salutes San Diego
DVIDSOctober 2, 2011

This year's air show theme is “A Salute to San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation.” It features demonstrations by various civilian and military performers including the Blue Angels and the Marine Corps Air-Ground Task Force. MARINE CORPS AIR STATION ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Washington County property owners and managers: You're invited to a forum to ...
OregonLive.comOctober 5, 2011

Wolf said the second part of the forum always features Bennett, the rental property attorney, discussing how landlords and managers can avoid common problems. Those who attend can also ask about landlord-tenant law issues. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Bad Credit Unsecured Payday Loan Borrowers Seek Alternatives Such as TD Bank ...
Subprime Blogger (blog)October 2, 2011

Individuals will likely find there many opportunities at the local and regional level when it comes to gaining access to bad credit loans. Rather than accepting higher fees on a payday loan some individuals enjoy the opportunity to pay loans back over ...more »

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Disaster lawyer on options to compensation litigation
Irish TimesOctober 2, 2011

ALTERNATIVES TO litigation do not come much bigger than compensation for the massive BP oil-spill or for the victims of the 9/11 attacks on New York. American lawyer Kenneth Feinberg was given the task of dealing with both of them. ...more »

Business Law
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Bloomberg: "Koch Brothers Flout Law With Secret Iran Sales"
AMERICAblog (blog)October 3, 2011

A Bloomberg Markets investigation has found that Koch Industries -- in addition to being involved in improper payments to win business in Africa, India and the Middle East -- has sold millions of dollars ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Veterans enjoying benefits of Operation Baby Shower
Deseret NewsOctober 1, 2011

Marine veteran Diaz never thought of the VA for her pregnancy until they contacted her to tell her about her benefits and her services. She was surprised to learn the VA offers prenatal and maternity care. Military veteran moms and expectant moms ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Hackers set sights on search engines
Brisbane TimesOctober 4, 2011

Mr Ducklin, of computer security firm Sophos, spoke about search engine poisoning at the National Identity and Hi Tech Crime Symposium on the Gold Coast today, hosted by Queensland Police's State Crime Operations Command Fraud and Corporate Crime Group ...more »

Personal Injury
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High Rate of Table Saw Injuries Require New Standards: CPSC Votes
AboutLawsuits.comOctober 10, 2011

A high rate of personal injury accidents involving table saws have led federal product safety regulators to begin looking at new mandatory safety requirements for the devices. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously last week ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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High Court Indirectly Tackles Gun Rights and Church/State Divide
Wall Street Journal (blog)October 4, 2011

But in a brief defending the state's gun laws, Maryland Assistant Attorney General Brian Kleinbord wrote, “The Second Amendment does not bar a state from requiring residents to obtain a permit before carrying handguns outside the home,” the Christian ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Says Better-Informed Decisions Will ...
PR Web (press release)October 3, 2011

... Chicago medical malpractice attorney Patrick A. Salvi said today. “This will be valuable new tool for the public to use in their search for qualified physicians,” said Salvi, whose Chicago medical malpractice law firm, Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Durbin Amendment unfair to customers
NYU Washington Square NewsOctober 4, 2011

by WSN Editorial Board President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law on July 21, 2010. Included in this package of checks and balances on the corporate agenda was the Durbin Amendment — a rule ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Colorado Association of Realtors(R) Announces 2011-12 Leadership
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

A Denver-native and 24-year real estate industry veteran who has helped nearly 1000 families purchase a home, Matthias brings extensive professional leadership experience at the local, state and national level. In addition, he is an active volunteer ...more »

DigitalGlobe Inc : DigitalGlobe Wins US Government Value-Added Services ...
4-traders (press release)October 5, 2011

DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a one-year contract at a funded level of $37.9 million by the US Government via the National ...more »

Sports Law
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Ghana GOC Congress: Baba & Appiah Initiate “Operation Elimination”
GhanaWebOctober 3, 2011

The removal of the suspension was in response to Parliament modifying the existing sports law. Given the calm on the airwaves and in the print media since the announcement, Ghanaians can be forgiven for expecting peace and progress on the sports ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Haggerty Defense Grills Mayor Over Campaign Spending
NY1October 3, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the witness stand in Manhattan criminal court today in the trial against a former political aide accused of stealing $1.1 million intended for ballot security. Former political consultant John Haggerty is charged with grand ...more »

audit gives 'fair' grade to KC School District
Kansas City StarOctober 12, 2011

The audit helped to expedite the process.” Schweich and his staff completed the 2500-hour audit started by then-auditor Susan Montee, who took the opportunity provided by a change in state law allowing a review of school districts without being ...more »

AT&T settles EEOC nationwide age bias lawsuit
ReutersOctober 25, 2011

The three-year consent decree resolves an August 2009 lawsuit by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces federal anti-discrimination laws. It requires AT&T to end any prohibitions against rehiring workers who left under two ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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It's important to be aware of asset transfer laws
The Prairie StarOctober 5, 2011

It is important for individuals to be aware of these changes in the law for asset transfers as it pertains to their personal situation. Financial planning is a complex process that should involve your financial advisor and an Elder Care attorney who ...more »

Environmental Law
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Michelle Malkin: Solar Energy School Propaganda 101
Marietta Daily JournalOctober 5, 2011

But the House Budget Committee reported last week: “The president's stimulus law alone included tens of billions in new government subsidies for politically favored renewable-energy interests: $6 billion in loan guarantees for renewable energy...more »

Wills & Probate
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Fort Myers, FL Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Attorney Barbara M. Pizzolato ...
eYugoslavia.comOctober 1, 2011

... New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida, with 24 years of experience. Ms. Pizzolato represents clients by reviewing current estate plans, establishing new estate plans including Wills and Trusts, Probate and Trust Administration, and Business Planning.more »

Family Law
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Rules for family law reporting of interest in Irish legal circles
Irish TimesOctober 2, 2011

IN ENGLAND and Wales, members of the media may attend family law proceedings held “in private”, although members of the public may not. Some information about the proceedings, but not everything that happens in court, may be reported, according to a ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Emanuel, Burke launch crackdown on worker comp cases
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 11, 2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Edward M. Burke (14th), chairman of the City Council's Finance Committee, have agreed to work together to wring $15 million in savings out of the city's $100-a-year million tab for workers compensation. ...more »


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