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Finally, some good news on the uninsured
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

It's critical for our kids, our parents, our friends and neighbors and our health care jobs that they find solutions that protect the federal government's commitment to Medicaid. Proposals like block grants and spending caps would simply make more ...more »

DOJ seeks trustee in Solyndra bankruptcy
ReutersOctober 1, 2011

By Dan Levine (Reuters) - The US Department of Justice is seeking to give control of Solyndra's estate to a bankruptcy trustee, citing the refusal by executives at the solar power company to answer questions about its operations. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Cambodia: Judges Investigating Khmer Rouge Crimes Should Resign
TrustLawOctober 3, 2011

If the court only investigates cases involving the top leadership of the Khmer Rouge, lower-ranking mass murderers will continue to remain at liberty, often in the same villages as the families of their victims. "The UN is burying its head in the sand ...more »

Health Care Law
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Five ways to squeeze Medicare
USA TodayOctober 3, 2011

Here's another: Doctors, drugmakers, hospitals, medical colleges, home health providers, medical equipment manufacturers and insurers have been targeted before — most recently in last year's health care law. They agreed to those cuts because the ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Barbier: BP cleanup contractors are immune only if directed by government
The Louisiana RecordOctober 4, 2011

Although he didn't dismiss all personal injury claims on grounds of immunity, he dismissed many of them on specific grounds. He rejected all injury claims under state law, ruling he would apply only maritime law. He had imposed the same rule on claims ...more »

Immigration Law
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As Supreme Court Begins New Term, Immigration Looms Large
New America MediaOctober 3, 2011

Cecillia Wang, director of the Immigration Project of the ACLU in San Francisco, called the Arizona decision “very limited” and directed at Arizona's licensing law. “It is not carte blanche to regulate the employment of immigrants,” she said. ...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 `9000 crore worth of bad assets from its books. But two other development finance ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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KESC management, unions looking to govt for solution
The News InternationalOctober 2, 2011

Regarding the formation and convening of the maiden meeting of the proposed dispute resolution committee, both the management of Karachi Electric Supply Company and the leadership of KESC Labour Union and other labour bodies of the power utility have ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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BPU Faces Sewage Leak Lawsuit
Jamestown Post JournalOctober 2, 2011

A letter from the city's liability agent, Slone-Melhuish Insurance, added that other services for "debris removal and liming of (McCullough's) backyard, cleaning services and appliance repair" were paid directly to contractors in addition to the claim. ...more »

Animal Law
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Protect dolphins from slaughter
MiamiHerald.comOctober 3, 2011

This new paradigm offers hope of making the dual stains on our legacy of dolphin captivity and dolphin slaughter a thing of the past. Ira Fischer is an attorney-at-law in Delray Beach. He devotes his retirement to the cause of animal welfare through ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Kilopass Non Volatile Memory XPM Intellectual Property Core Holds ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

SANTA CLARA, CA, Oct 04, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that its XPM IP is integrated into a Haier Set Top Box ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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BNY Mellon under Litigation over Deception in Foreign Exchange
Dice NewsOctober 5, 2011

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (BK.N) was sued by the Justice Department (US Attorney) and New York's attorney general on Tuesday, both had filed separate lawsuits (civil) in Federal Court, accusing that the bank has deceitfully over-charged customers ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Statement: CPP to support proposed affirmative action bill
Myjoyonline.com (press release)October 14, 2011

“The CPP is fully supportive of the Affirmative Action Bill that aims at encouraging and accelerating women's participation at all levels of decision-making in our national life." This is according to Hon. Samia Yaba Nkrumah (MP JOMORO, Chairperson and ...more »

Goodrich acquires private Winslow Marine Corp.
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

Goodrich Corp. said Monday it has acquired Winslow Marine Products Corp., which provides life rafts to the corporate aviation, helicopter and marine markets. The transaction closed Sept. 30; the company didn't disclose the terms of the sale. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tenant Troubles: My Landlord Forged Documents To Get Me Evicted
The San Francisco AppealOctober 5, 2011

If you are unsure about who to call check out the Crow & Rose list of tenant resources. Dave Crow is an attorney who specializes in San Francisco landlord tenant law. However, the opinions expressed in these articles are those of the author, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Payday loans for bad credit: The option with the credit history that you have
Prfrog.co.uk (press release)October 2, 2011

And in life everyone goes through the moment some how or the other. So we need to be ready for such times in life. Payday loans for bad credit is the answer to such people who need money but have a bad credit score and have no where to go. ...more »

Litigation
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Merck reports fourth win in Fosamax litigation
ForbesOctober 3, 2011

AP , 10.03.11, 04:56 PM EDT WHITEHOUSE STATION, NJ -- Drug maker Merck said Monday it won a fourth court case brought by a patient who blamed the company's osteoporosis drug Fosamax for jaw and dental injuries. A jury in New York ruled in the company's ...more »

Business Law
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Whalen Responds To Political Ad
Ashland CurrentOctober 2, 2011

The Facebook advertising was a proper and legal expense up until the recall date of 8-22-11 and it will be after the election is over. The difficulty is that there can be no appearance of using City funds for political purposes, so during the recall ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Facebook Fan Pages Security Update Benefits US Military Families and Small ...
eYugoslavia.comOctober 4, 2011

And they're declaring that it will be done with the sole intent of concurrently helping struggling small business owners as well as our US Military families nationwide. “Custom fan pages are an extremely valuable asset for every business, regardless of ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Two men arrested on child pornography charges
The News JournalOctober 13, 2011

Task force detectives were investigating the undisclosed Dover address -- based on a tip from the Pennsylvania Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force -- when the Delaware State Police responded to a domestic disturbance at the same address, ...more »

Personal Injury
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No-fault insurance changes could shift cost to taxpayers
Michigan RadioOctober 3, 2011

Right now, people who buy car insurance in Michigan also have to purchas something called Personal Injury Protection. But, Representative Pete Lund says drivers who don't want the coverage should by law be able to pay for something less. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Law firm error imperils Alabama death row inmate
ForbesOctober 4, 2011

Maples' lawyer in the Supreme Court is former Solicitor General Gregory Garre, who says no one should be executed without a court review of "serious constitutional questions." Garre wants the justices to order lower courts to consider Maples' claim ...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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Suite justice at last for fobbed-off furniture customer
Independent Online (blog)October 3, 2011

I spend most of my work week investigating reader complaints about companies failing to honour their Consumer Protection Act (CPA) rights. The complaints pour in – from bus and train coupons and pre-paid data expiring within a short time, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Real estate lawyer lists Westwood 3BD for $1.45M
BlockshopperOctober 7, 2011

Mr. Mescobi is a lawyer who handles legal matters involving professional liability, business, and real estate litigation. He holds a JD from Southwestern Law School and a BA from the University of Southern California. Ms. Mescobi serves as director of ...more »

Chadbourne FCPA Study Reveals Six-Year Trend in Anti-Corruption Enforcement ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 4, 2011

... of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, venture capital and emerging companies, energy/renewable energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability...more »

Sports Law
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Patriots in good hands with Medfield native
Boston GlobeOctober 2, 2011

Murphy graduated from Notre Dame and Harvard Law School before starting at Ropes & Gray. Knowing his passion for sports, a friend passed along an ad from the Steinberg Moorad & Dunn law firm asking, “Do you want to be the next Jerry Maguire? ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Charges dropped against former Tigers star Denny McLain
Detroit Free PressOctober 4, 2011

Unfortunately, the Saint Charles Parish Sherriff's Office took the drastic step of issuing an arrest warrant,” New Orleans-based criminal defense attorney Craig J. Mordock said. “We're pleased the St. Charles District Attorney's Office, when presented ...more »

IRS Auditing How Google Shifted Profits Offshore to Avoid Taxes
BloombergOctober 13, 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 »

Browning asks court to scrap federal oversight of Florida election laws
Palm Beach PostOctober 11, 2011

Under changes to the Voting Rights Act approved by Congress in 1972, the preclearance is required for jurisdictions in which at the time less than 50 percent of the voting-age citizens were registered to vote or voted in the presidential election, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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CT REIA Announces Lee Phillips As A Guest Speaker At 8th Annual New England ...
Connecticut Business News JournalOctober 18, 2011

Lee Phillips will teach attendees: the nine legal loopholes that will let you grow wealth faster; the asset protection structure that the wealthy use to guard against business failure, accidents, lawsuits; the "ins and outs" of the 2 greatest money ...more »

Environmental Law
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Solar energy visionary wins 'Alternative Nobel Prize'
eco-business.comOctober 1, 2011

Not just a businessman, he served in parliament, and was instrumental in drafting China's 2005 Renewable Energy Law. In a quote on the Awards website, Ming says: “I have a dream that one day my entire country fellows, even the global citizens, ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Register of wills rips challenger's claims
Reading EagleOctober 6, 2011

"You cannot probate wills online. You can fill out some paperwork, but original documents still have to be turned in to me, and the formal naming of an executor must occur before the register of wills or his deputy." In all, Medaglia said, ...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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FARM FAMILY CAS. INS. CO. v. BRADY FARMS, INC.
Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011

Defendant did not have workers' compensation insurance at that time. Supreme Court thereafter granted defendant's motion for summary judgment seeking a declaration that, inter alia, plaintiff is obligated to defend and indemnify defendant under the ...more »

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