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East Fallowfield appeals decision by zoning hearing board
Daily Local NewsOctober 1, 2011

EAST FALLOWFIELD — Township supervisors did not properly vote to pursue an appeal of a zoning hearing board decision, according to a state Sunshine Law expert. Teri Henning, an attorney with the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, ...more »

Major construction set for I-94 Friday night
Newsradio 620October 1, 2011

By Matt Montgomery & Cody Holyoke Starting Friday night, overnight construction will start, which could mean some traffic headaches for a busy weekend. Engineers with the I-94 project are working to open up a brand new tunnel, but it isn't easy. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Many documents on Duke's Edwardsport plant remain hidden
Indianapolis StarOctober 20, 2011

When asked whether public confidence would suffer if large portions of the hearings and supporting testimony and exhibits were hidden from the public, he responded: "I'm not going to second-guess the administrative law judge's rulings. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Appeals court to hear legal challenge to health insurance mandate
Minnesota Public RadioOctober 20, 2011

Legal challenges to President Barack Obama's federal health care law are percolating around the nation, and one of them has a major court date Thursday in Minnesota. A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit will hear ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Fantasy Football: On DeMarco Murray, and why trying to sell high on him right ...
Midwest Sports FansOctober 24, 2011

Murray' competition for carries when Jones is out is the untrusted Choice and and some other no-name rookie who gobbled up some garbage yards against the Rams. It should go without saying that if he's on waivers, no matter your waiver position, ...more »

Immigration Law
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Fear in Ala. towns over tough immigration law
USA TodayOctober 19, 2011

A federal judge last month upheld key components of the statute, allowing much of the law to go into effect. The US Justice Department asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to temporarily block enforcement, arguing that immigration enforcement is the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Honduras becomes Western Hemisphere cocaine hub
Boston.comOctober 30, 2011

And in San Pedro Sula, local gangs moving drugs north have spawned armies of street-level dealers whose violence has given the rougher neighborhoods of the northern industrial city a homicide rate that is only comparable to Kabul, Afghanistan. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Humane Society looking for help with fresh start
Natchez DemocratOctober 9, 2011

As has been reported in The Democrat, this mediation was successful, and the representatives of the two sides reached an agreement they hope and believe will end the division and get the project moving again. The negotiators did not try to select a ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Hightstown settles bias lawsuit filed by borough's former clerk
The Times of Trenton - NJ.comOctober 25, 2011

The settlement ends all litigation with Baylor, Raffetto said. Last year Baylor received $14000 from the borough as part of a settlement over alleged unpaid overtime. The borough admitted no wrongdoing and said an insurance carrier would cover $4800 of ...more »

Animal Law
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Swift resolution expected in deer-kill case
Appleton Post CrescentOctober 5, 2011

Charges against Kuenzi, his brother Robby Kuenzi and Nicholas D. Hermes of Waupaca sparked outrage from animal rights groups and outdoors enthusiasts two years ago. Waupaca County judges dismissed animal mistreatment charges in 2009. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Newspapers to disappear by 2040: UN agency chief
AFPOctober 3, 2011

GENEVA — Newspapers will disappear and be replaced by digital versions by 2040, the UN intellectual property agency's chief said in an interview published on Monday. Francis Gurry, who heads the World Intellectual Property Organisation told the daily ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Del. judge frustrated with docket, tees off on asbestos attorney
Legal News LineOctober 31, 2011

"Even if the court takes plaintiffs' counsel at his word - that he did not intentionally misrepresent the result of the McNulty case - there is no place in this complex and demanding litigation for any attorney to file papers without confirming the ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Does Affirmative Action Work?
Claremont Port SideOctober 5, 2011

Last Thursday, in a ballroom energetically charged with dozens of young college students just ending a week of midterms, expert panelists deliberated the merits of affirmative action. Although the Pomona Student Union organized event was ...more »

Lanka, soon a centre of excellence in aviation - President
Ceylon Daily NewsOctober 20, 2011

President Mahinda Rajapaksa after opening the SriLankan Airlines Flight Academy, with its first Airbus A320 full flight simulator at the BIA yesterday, identified the facility as a part of a futuristic national plan to develop the aviation sector. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Oakland nonprofit landlord treats tenants as if they are slave labor
Bay Area IndymediaOctober 1, 2011

The tenants received notices dated August 8, 2011, threatening them with eviction after the tenants were falsely accused of denying management entry into their apartments. In another recent letter dated Aug. 23, 2011, from the law firm of Kimball, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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China Bad Debt May Reach 60% of Bank Equity, Credit Suisse Says
San Francisco ChronicleOctober 14, 2011

The nation's lenders increased their provision coverage ratio for bad loans to 249 percent in the second quarter from 124 percent for the three months ended March 2009, China Banking Regulatory Commission data showed. Agricultural Bank said bad debts ...more »

Litigation
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US Legal Support Names Beth Apollo Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
MarketWatch (press release)October 18, 2011

Her last position was managing director for Energy Trading Liquidations and Litigation Support for North America and Europe for Enron Creditor's Recovery Corp. Upon completing the liquidation of those groups in 2008, Beth created Apollo Advisors, ...more »

Business Law
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NAACP disputes review praising N.J. state police | Philadelphia Inquirer ...
Philadelphia InquirerOctober 6, 2011

AP NEWARK, NJ - According to a report Wednesday from the state attorney general, the state police is a model agency now that it has emerged from the shadow of a racial-profiling scandal. But the NAACP has raised questions about the ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Analysis: Egypt revolution chips away at Sadat's legacy
ReutersOctober 6, 2011

CAIRO (Reuters)- Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, gunned down by Islamists at a military parade in Cairo 30 years ago on Thursday, left a political legacy that survived largely unscathed in the long reign of his successor, ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Confessed Miley Cyrus Hacker Sentenced to Three Years Probation
Wired News (blog)October 31, 2011

Self-proclaimed Miley Cyrus hacker Josh Holly was sentenced on Monday to three years probation for computer crimes — though not for the Cyrus hack that was his claim to fame. Holly, 22, pleaded guilty last April to possessing about 200 ...more »

Personal Injury
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Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers Yearout & Traylor, P.C. Announce Expansion ...
PR Web (press release)October 27, 2011

Yearout & Traylor, PC is a personal injury law firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. The attorneys of the firm are prepared to help the residents of Tuscaloosa, Cullman, and Huntsville take legal action against the negligent actions of others. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Health Care Law Looms Over New Supreme Court Term
Fox NewsOctober 1, 2011

Presidents of both parties have directed the State Department to ignore the law, saying it wrongly interferes with the president's powers. Just over a third of the 48 cases the court has so far agreed to hear are of interest to the business sector, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Newsmakers
Savannah Morning NewsOctober 9, 2011

Duties: He will be responsible for leading the local and national advertising sales effort and overseeing programming and commercial production. Related work experience: Daniloff was the general sales manager for Root Sports, previously FSN Pittsburgh, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Redbox raises its prices, talks about streaming
Very AwareOctober 29, 2011

Redbox cited rising costs and the recent Durbin Amendment, a provision within the Dodd/Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that limited debit card transaction fees but also paved the way for banks to raise other fees. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Baltimore CFA Society Hosting MBA Chairman for Future of Fannie Mae and ...
Citybizlist Real EstateOctober 23, 2011

Berman is a founder of CW Financial Services (CW) as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of CWCapital, a national lender to the multifamily and commercial real estate industries. Under his direction, annual loan production has grown from $100 ...more »

Vets say the VA fails to give former warriors preference in contracting
Bellingham HeraldOctober 21, 2011

Frustrated by not being able to seek a pair of VA supply contracts because the bidding was restricted, Marshall filed a protest against the department with the US Government Accountability Office. He claimed that the VA failed to follow a 2006 law...more »

Sports Law
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Steinberg: New law on development projects helps California, Sacramento arena bid
Sacramento BeeOctober 28, 2011

The bill, AB 900, speeds up the courts' handling of lawsuits involving projects that are projected to create at least $100 million in investments in California after they are built. The law applies to infill projects and clean energy projects. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Lawyers blast DA's office on contract
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

Some local defense attorneys accuse the Harris County District Attorney's Office of advising county officials to not renew theircontract with Lone Star College as retaliation against Amanda Culbertson, a former Houston Police Department crime lab ...more »

IRS Auditing How Google Shifted Profits Offshore to Avoid Taxes
BusinessWeekOctober 14, 2011

The agency is bringing more than typical scrutiny to how the company valued software rights and other intellectual property it licensed abroad, said the person, who requested anonymity because the audit isn't public. The IRS has requested information ...more »

Former Alderson cop files discrimination suit
West Virginia RecordOctober 6, 2011

The town, Williams alleges, not only committed race and age discrimination, but also violated state law when it did not give him a hearing to contest his termination. The result of his termination, which Williams says was "arbitrary, capricious, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Expert liability for ratings agencies
The National Law JournalOctober 1, 2011

Noting this concern, the staff advised that they would not recommend enforcement of Regulation AB's requirements for prospectus disclosure of ratings. The enforcement position was initially effective for six months, and by replacement letter made ...more »

Environmental Law
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Green energy firms watch election closely
Toronto StarOctober 3, 2011

The cost of capital is also declining as lenders become more familiar with alternative energy. At some point, the declining cost of solar will match the rising cost of other forms of energy. “How many years away is it? It's hard to say. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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On The Move
The LawyerOctober 10, 2011

Lichfield-based firm Keelys has bagged a new head of wills, trusts and probate in the shape of Erica Burt-Moore. She joins from Moseleys, where she was a partner. Armstrong Watson's corporate recovery division has announced the promotion of Dave Robson ...more »

Family Law
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American Law Student Released In Israeli-Egyptian Prisoner Exchange
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVOctober 31, 2011

A Queens law student arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport Saturday for an emotional reunion with his family, after he was freed from an Egyptian prison. Having stepped off a flight from Israel with his ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Doctor Offers Options
Wheeling IntelligencerOctober 30, 2011

WHEELING -Dr. Vic Wood is reaching out to small business owners faced with soaring workers' compensation premiums and the inability to offer health care to their employees. Wood, founder of the Doctor's Urgent Care clinics, ...more »

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