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Berwyn cops now say they had 6 calls about filthy, animal-filled home
Chicago TribuneOctober 1, 2011

The calls, mostly related to neighbor disputes or property-related issues, did not suggest the five children living there were in danger or that forced entry was warranted, police Chief James Ritz said. Police said the most serious incident was in ...more »

Jefferson Co. truck stop wins TDOT contract, buys equipment, shuts down
WBIR-TVOctober 1, 2011

The following year, in 2003, Lewis filed his first bankruptcy claim, emerging from it in 2005. Then, while still on probation from his earlier crimes, he found himself in trouble with the law again. In April 2010, he was charged with 10 felony counts ...more »

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Administrative Law
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House bill worries California wineries
The Desert SunOctober 3, 2011

It's been assigned to the Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law of the House Judiciary Committee. The beer wholesalers, in a statement, depict it as an attempt to rescue state and local control over alcohol sales from “some online ...more »

Health Care Law
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Closing SF health care loophole debate heats up
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

A proposal to close a loophole in the San Francisco law mandating employers provide some funding for workers' health care costs now has the backing of a Board of Supervisors' majority and an all-but promised veto by Mayor Ed Lee. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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GPS inventor slams GPS tracking
TG DailyOctober 5, 2011

"This is the first case where the Supreme Court will consider automatic, persistent, passive location tracking by law enforcement," says EFF senior staff attorney Marcia Hofmann. "The government can use location information over time to learn where you ...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama Immigration Law Leaves Schools Gripped by Uncertainty
ABC NewsOctober 2, 2011

A judge's ruling Wednesday upheld several portions of Alabama's tough new immigration law, including the section on public-school enrollment. Advocates of the law say it doesn't block enrollment in schools, but simply enables the state to track the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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PPD to be Acquired by The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman
EON: Enhanced Online News (press release)October 3, 2011

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Beachwood City Council Election 2011: Mark Wachter
Patch.comOctober 4, 2011

My practice also includes serving as a mediator and arbitrator of commercial, business and construction disputes. This January, I will begin a term as Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Bankrate, Inc. to Acquire Insurance Lead Generation and Marketing Assets of ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 10, 2011

InsWeb will retain a portfolio of e-commerce and online insurance distribution patents, which it will license to Bankrate on a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive basis. Bankrate has entered into voting agreements with shareholders representing ...more »

Animal Law
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USDA report faults UAF for musk ox deaths
Fairbanks Daily News-MinerOctober 11, 2011

“Overall, the staff and administration of this facility have shown a total disregard for the health and well-being of the animals in their care, as well as contempt for the Animal Welfare Act, and for USDA/APHIS's enforcement of this federal law,” ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Kount Expands Intellectual Property with Issuance of New Patent
SYS-CON Media (press release)October 6, 2011

This latest patent expands its portfolio of intellectual property by adding an additional eight claims to bolster several other patents in the security and fraud prevention space. "Kount has a rich history of developing technology which enables our ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Law and Order
STLtoday.comOctober 6, 2011

City attorney Kevin O'Keefe had no specific comment but said similar laws have been tested by courts across the country. Police Chief Carl Wolf said the cameras do their job and reduce accidents. He said that the city has issued 14442 red light ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Dispelling Myths About Affirmative Action
Huffington Post (blog)October 3, 2011

Over the last decade, the term "affirmative action" has become more controversial than the actual racial and gender inequities it was originally designed to address. However, regardless of your feelings about the term, the fact remains that women and ...more »

Eurocontrol: Danger to aviation safety from misuse of lasers growing sharply
Washington PostOctober 10, 2011

By AP, BRUSSELS — Eurocontrol is urging the EU to criminalize the malicious use of lasers to blind pilots and air traffic controllers — a problem they warn could lead to a crash. The air traffic agency said Monday there were 4266 such incidents in ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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THE LAGOS TENANCY LAW
Nigerian TribuneOctober 6, 2011

It defines the rights and obligations of the both the landlord and the tenant as parties to a contract. Although the law purports to prohibit “unreasonable” increase in the rent on a property, it does not place a ceiling on rents neither does it fix ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Wife stands by husband accused of murder
MetroWest Daily NewsOctober 1, 2011

Lawyers for Treefon Manoloules, the first man to stand trial, have argued that the man's son didn't say anything about his father being involved until he'd been behind bars for nearly a year. Deborah Manoloules, when questioned about the events of Sept ...more »

Litigation
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Simpson takes on Hood for AG post
Hattiesburg AmericanOctober 13, 2011

Simpson said if elected, he would urge the Legislature to form a committee that would review and recommend law firms bidding to undertake state of Mississippi litigation. The committee would give weighted treatment to Mississippi law firms. ...more »

Business Law
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AP Exclusive: US fugitive claims new identity
Sacramento BeeOctober 1, 2011

AP LISBON, Portugal -- The lawyer for George Wright says the captured American fugitive will claim a new identity to prevent the US from extraditing him. Lawyer Manuel Luis Ferreira had told The Associated Press that Wright became a Portuguese citizen, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Pentagon warned over impact of defence cuts
Financial TimesOctober 3, 2011

Reducing such overlap could save billions of dollars from the defence department budget, even without tackling the military pay and benefits that are at the heart of increased costs in the Pentagon's base budget. But the centre warned against cutting ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Website launched to combat cyber crime
Toronto SunOctober 3, 2011

The campaign comes just as the government is beefing up its own computer systems after Treasury Board and the finance department were hacked earlier this year. Canada is ranked sixth in the world as a source for cyber crime, up from 13th in 2010, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Harford County Personal Injury Attorney Offer Free Consultation For Injury And ...
The Open Press (press release)October 4, 2011

Cockeysville, MD (OPENPRESS) October 3, 2011 - To people who encounter any unfortunate circumstances such as personal injury or even wrongful death, finding a lawyer who truly cares about a client's situation and is capable of delivering ideal results ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Heineman: Neb. will wait for health care ruling
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

Heineman told reporters that the state is planning and designing a program in case the US Supreme Court rules in favor of President Barack Obama's health care law. But the Republican governor said it doesn't make sense to build a formal proposal before ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Stephen W. Brown joins Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP
CarriageTradePR.com (press release)October 5, 2011

He works primarily in civil litigation, including commercial disputes, admiralty, and professional malpractice. Brown grew up in Macon, Georgia, where his father is a Superior Court Judge for the Macon Judicial Circuit. A graduate of the Cornell Law...more »

Consumer Protection
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House Panel Upbeat About Proposed FTC Update to Child Online Protection Law
The BLT: Blog of Legal Times (blog)October 5, 2011

A Federal Trade Commission proposal to update the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act got largely positive reviews from both Democrat and Republican members of a House subcommittee at a hearing today. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Bypassing the bank
Columbus DispatchOctober 2, 2011

Taylor drafted a contract for the renter to purchase the home in two years and referred both parties to a lawyer for the lease agreement. The buyer put $2000 down, which he will forfeit if he doesn't buy the home. Although some deals divert a portion ...more »

SocGen, BSkyB, Enterprise, Blackstone, S&P, AT&T in Court News
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

Menon dismissed suggestions from the US March report that Singapore's bank secrecy laws attract tax evaders and money launderers. An Icelandic court dismissed two of six charges against former Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde, limiting the scope of a ...more »

Sports Law
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MEDICAL MARIJUANA - BEHIND THE SMOKE: Card holders give up right to bear arms ...
Southgate News HeraldOctober 12, 2011

Under federal law, any person who uses an illegal controlled substance does not have the right to possess firearms or ammunition in any way. Even those who are using drugs legally with a prescription still technically are breaking the federal law. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Prosecutors Concede Morton Did Not Murder His Wife
Texas TribuneOctober 3, 2011

... who agreed today in a legal filing that DNA evidence revealed Morton almost certainly was not the killer. "Because new DNA evidence, previously unavailable at trial or at the time of Applicant's prior writ applications through no fault of either ...more »

The Business of Being Lindsay
ForbesOctober 13, 2011

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns. ...more »

New law to prevent workers being thrown on 'scrapheap' at 65
WalesOnlineOctober 1, 2011

Employees have had protection from age discrimination since 2006, but the Cardiff-based Hugh James Solicitors noticed a significant rise in claims since 2008-9. Emma Burns, head of employment and HR, said: “That year saw 3800 claims throughout England ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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North Carolina ORC Conference Provides Practical Information
LP PortalOctober 18, 2011

Lauren Cunningham, senior investigator, Global Asset Protection, for eBay, Inc. discussed how the popular online auction site has taken several proactive measures to prevent the sale of stolen property being listed on eBay. eBay partners with retail ...more »

Environmental Law
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Kucinich joins anti-nuke rally
Toledo BladeOctober 2, 2011

Mr. McNamara also said: "Toledo City Council has also had the guts to stand up to FirstEnergy and demand that the renewable energy requirements of state law be followed." Contact Ignazio Messina at: imessina@theblade.com or 419-724-6171. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Children in Panama Could Lose Trust Fund Due to Feud over Will
RealtyBizNewsOctober 4, 2011

Probate court named Lehman as the wills executor, and at the time the estate was valued at around $50 million. Unfortunately this will wasn't popular with Lucom's widow, Hilda Arias Lucom, in spite of the fact that he left a monthly allowance of $20000 ...more »

Family Law
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New healthcare law battle: Family planning rules
The Hill (blog)October 1, 2011

A major provision of Democrats' healthcare reform law has stoked a bitter fight over contraceptives. Federal regulators must soon decide whether family planning should be included in the preventive care benefits ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Letter: Worker's comp changes hurt
Newsday (subscription)October 1, 2011

Letters Newsday > Opinion > Letters Letter: Worker's comp changes hurt Published: September 30, 2011 7:01 PM Regarding "Poverty on the rise on Long Island" [News, Sept. 22], another story that needs to be told was briefly touched on with the woman who ...more »

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