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Next step after three-day notice is eviction
Inland Valley Daily BulletinOctober 1, 2011

A: Yes, the tenant still owes for the 30-day notice period, unless the landlord is able to relet the premises before then. The landlord has to make a diligent effort to relet. Q: Our tenant, who has lived there for more than one year, ...more »

Many of state's Friendly's franchises won't be hurt by bankruptcy
Danbury News TimesOctober 1, 2011

While unlikely to threaten their ice cream places, customers and business experts saw the potential bankruptcy as an indication of the economy's state. "You'd think a place like this would be OK with its moderate prices," Furrer said. ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Roseville School District and Board Briefs
Patch.comOctober 2, 2011

Former Roseville Mayor John Kysylyczyn says he will take his complaint against the Roseville School Board and the school administration to the state Office of Administrative Hearings, the proper place for its adjudication. Kysylyczyn said the Ramsey ...more »

Family Law
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Transgender law, others go into effect
Las Vegas Review-JournalOctober 1, 2011

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS: It becomes a misdemeanor crime, subject to a $1000 fine and possible jail time, to willfully post publicly the Social Security card number of another person. FORECLOSURE FRAUD REFORM: Homeowners facing foreclosure will have ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Date Night Destinations In and Around South Orange
Patch.comOctober 1, 2011

Jill Scott will be kicking off her block party tour at Jones Beach Thursday evening. Credit: Livenation THIS WEEKEND: Saturday: La La Anthony (aka Mrs. Carmelo Anthony) hosts a party at mur.mur, with music supplied by DJ Nick Cannon; ...more »

Health Care Law
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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 »

Immigration Law
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Bloggings on Immigration Law and Policy
ILW.comOctober 3, 2011

The states whose new immigration laws are being examined include Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah. To voters in states looking at similar bills, remember that your taxpayer dollars are being used to defend these laws. Greg Siskind is a partner ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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FINRA Fines Merrill Lynch $1 Million for Supervisory Failures That Allowed a ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

... enforcing those rules and the federal securities laws, informing and educating the investing public, providing trade reporting and other industry utilities, and administering the largest dispute resolution forum for investors and firms. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Catholic Campaign for Human Development 2011: Part 2
Spero NewsOctober 5, 2011

SWOP is also a member of Chicago Alinskyian community organizing network, the Industrial Areas Foundation, founded by Alinsky himself. The Chicago local affiliate is called United Power for Action and Justice (UPAJ) and is a mega-meld of institutions: ...more »

Animal Law
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Davis School Board to OK service dogs in meeting federal law
StandardNetOctober 3, 2011

Service animals are defined by law as either a dog or a miniature horse that is trained to perform tasks for the person with a disability, which includes physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental disability. Beus said currently there ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Actos Attorneys for Takeda Support Consolidation of Bladder Cancer Litigation
AboutLawsuits.comOctober 3, 2011

In June, an Actos recall was issued in France after a review of public insurance data identified an increased incidence of bladder cancer with Actos use. The European Union's European Medicines Agency (EMA) also conducted a review and confirmed the ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Kent Masters Assumes CEO Role at Foster Wheeler
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

These include statements regarding the Company's expectations about revenues (including as expressed by its backlog), its liquidity, the outcome of litigation and legal proceedings and recoveries from customers for claims and the costs of current and ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Finding value of intellectual property is far from patently obvious
Montreal GazetteOctober 8, 2011

But determining what that intellectual property is worth once the patent is approved is anyone's guess. The mystery of patent valuation was one of the topics discussed at a two-day conference here on Canada's IP policy, hosted by the Canadian ...more »

REGION: Civilians connect with troops at Miramar Air Show
North County TimesOctober 2, 2011

... jlytle@nctimes.com A crowd roughly equivalent to the population of Oceanside gathered Saturday to witness astonishing displays of speed and winged power as the nation's biggest and best air show saluted the 100th anniversary of Marine aviation. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Sara Goldrick-Rab: Wisconsin's economy needs affirmative action
Capital TimesOctober 8, 2011

This is why affirmative action works for Wisconsin. It helps extend educational opportunities to those who will reap the biggest benefits, which spill over to us all. Without some attention paid to a student's ability to benefit from college, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Amanda Knox Wins Murder Appeal, Will Go Free
People MagazineOctober 3, 2011

Kercher's family also had a presence at the trial, and their lawyer showed dozens of autopsy photos showing extensive gashes and other bloody wounds. But Knox had her defenders. She's "not bad, she's just drawn that way," attorney Giulia Bongiorno, ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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SL Green Teams with Stonehenge Partners to Acquire NYC Retail/Residential...
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

Ofer Yardeni, managing partner and co-founder of Stonehenge Partners, said, "The Stonehenge footprint in New York City continues to expand and this venture with one of New York City's pre-eminent real estate companies further enhances our presence and ...more »

Business Law
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BLIGHT WATCH: City to raze 39 abandoned homes
Muncie Star PressOctober 3, 2011

MUNCIE -- The city of Muncie this week is advertising for bids to demolish 39 abandoned buildings, some damaged by fire, some whose owners are deceased or can't be found, one in which marijuana was being grown, one across the street from a daycare ...more »

Litigation
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IPRO Tech, Inc. Introduces Eclipse 2.1, a Browser Application With Desktop ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 6, 2011

The introduction of web capability allows users to access, search, and review litigation documents via the IPRO Eclipse system using a web browser, but with the look, feel and performance of a true Windows application. Documents can be stored either on ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Weatherford Man Arrested For Possession of Child Pornography
news9.com KWTVOctober 5, 2011

Members of the OSBI Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and Southwestern Oklahoma State University Police Department arrested 25-year-old Craig Kastl Tuesday on an arrest warrant issued out of Custer County. The warrant was issued for Kastl's arrest ...more »

Personal Injury
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Officials say revamp needed for auto insurance's personal injury protection
MyCentralJersey.comOctober 7, 2011

The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee heard nearly four hours of testimony Thursday about a series of changes planned for auto insurance's personal injury protection, or PIP, which covers medical care for injuries, regardless of ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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NCCU law dean OK with proposal withdrawal
Durham Herald SunOctober 3, 2011

The original proposal from Orr, director of the NC Institute for Constitutional Law and a longtime adjunct law professor at NCCU, was controversial because it would have been financially supported by a foundation headed by conservative activist Art ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Florida OIR Report on Med-Mal Shows Profitable 2010
PropertyCasualty360October 6, 2011

OIR notes in its 2011 annual report that “ ... it would appear that the 2003 changes to the law have benefited policyholders and the industry, assisted with the solvency of medical malpractice carriers, and directly contributed to lowering the defense ...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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Steve Jobs put real estate in trust in 2009-records
ReutersOctober 7, 2011

Besides estate planning, the only other reason that an individual might place assets into a trust is to shield them from potential creditors, O'Grady said. However, that is an unlikely scenario given Jobs's vast wealth, he said. California law directs ...more »

Bill against illegal immigrant workers may go to House
OCRegisterOctober 3, 2011

Mahony, who does work in Orange County, is required to use E-Verify because he has work contracts with the federal government. In addition, he said, he does jobs in Arizona, one of a handful of states where E-Verify is required by law. ...more »

Sports Law
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HAHS director questions sport hiring policy
Standard SpeakerOctober 3, 2011

Most people associate Title IX with high school and collegiate athletics, but the law doesn't pertain exclusively to sports. It also governs the contributions of non-school groups, such as booster clubs, that support school-sponsored student activities ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Defense Details Komisarjevsky's Childhood Abuse
Patch.comOctober 6, 2011

If he's only an accessory, the defense will say he ought not to be killed," said Norman Pattis, one of the highest profile criminal defense attorneys in Connecticut. A supporter of the Petit family reportedly approached a juror on the murder trial to ...more »

Nadal Declines To Play in UK Tourney, Citing Tax Laws
ForbesOctober 14, 2011

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. I even took the lead on a successful audit. At audit, opposing counsel read my report, ...more »

Four fire companies to pay $441000 to settle lawsuit
Buffalo NewsOctober 4, 2011

As a result, the senior firefighters kept working but did not receive credit for their service once they reached the maximum age. The EEOC said the age restriction violated the Age Discrimination and Employment Act, a federal law protecting workers 40 ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Is Canterbury a gas-laden bonanza?
The PressOctober 8, 2011

The new law will cover seabed mining, activities that cause redistribution of sediment or damage to the seabed or ecosystems and some aspects of petroleum exploration and extraction. The legislation is designed to help prevent a disaster such as the ...more »

Environmental Law
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German renewable power levy to rise 1.8% after 72% jump last year
PlattsOctober 14, 2011

Under Germany's renewable energy law (EEG), the rising renewable energy costs have to be borne by all consumers through the EEG-Umlage, a special levy set by the transmission system operators and included in retail and industrial power prices. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Safe workplace successes can lead to well workplace
Business InsuranceOctober 2, 2011

Mid-market employers that successfully drive down workers compensation premiums through safety programs can be just as successful in lowering health care costs through wellness programs, although the payback likely will take more time, experts say. ...more »

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