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Many of state's Friendly's franchises won't be hurt by bankruptcy
Ct PostOctober 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 »

California exits foreclosure talks
Los Angeles TimesOctober 1, 2011

Harris' decision will create further uncertainty and legal liability for the large banks involved in the discussions — BofA, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Ally Financial Inc. — which have been struggling in recent months ...more »

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Administrative Law
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UAE: Trial of Activists 'Fundamentally Unfair'
Reuters AlertNetOctober 2, 2011

The previous four trial sessions have been held in secret, closed to family members as well as the media and human rights observers. The court told the rights groups on September 29 that the fifth hearing will be open to the public. ...more »

Health Care Law
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An ObamaCare Reform Law That Is A CLASS In Fiscal Irresponsibility
ForbesOctober 3, 2011

In another e-mail, a top aging policy official points out that CLASS will “create significant new burdens on the states” by forcing them to make up for federal funding shortfalls. HHS personnel also called the state-level deadlines for implementing the ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Council Clippings
TechniqueOctober 7, 2011

Jones objected to holding conference committees via email, citing the practice as a violation of the Georgia Open Meetings Act and SGA bylaws that maintain open meetings for the undergraduate student body population. According to Jones, these emails ...more »

Immigration Law
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New immigration law becomes hot topic among sheriff, schools
Wetumpka HeraldOctober 1, 2011

A federal judge's decision to uphold many parts of Alabama's recent illegal immigration law means that local law enforcement and school officials have some work to do. The law, which has been called the toughest in the nation by both supporters and ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Putin, Medvedev discuss investment climate
Russia Beyond The HeadlinesOctober 11, 2011

“The development of innovative technologies in the defense industry is a top priority for us, said Putin, “which is why some 20 percent of the total funding will go on for research and design work… and immediately stimulate high-tech sectors. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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John Campbell: Arbitration revamp a new dawn for debt campaigners
ScotsmanOctober 2, 2011

THE Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 represents the fruition of a long-held dream for many who believed in arbitration as a mechanism for dispute resolution, and who believed that Scotland should have a coherent and enforceable code for ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Insurance Litigation Attorneys
Healthy Wealthy n WiseOctober 1, 2011

Insurance litigation attorneys are lawyers that can help you with insurance claims against you, or claims you have against others. No matter what the situation, they will try their best to win for you. There are many different types of people that use ...more »

Animal Law
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Irish Radio Airs Documentary of Man Killed by Pit Bulls
Opposing ViewsOctober 4, 2011

By May, the Teohs -- who would not be interviewed for the documentary -- had teamed up with an animal rights attorney and activists to "save" their four pit bulls from destruction. As stated in the radio piece, the Teohs had originally agreed to put ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Summit to feature PHL success in IPR enforcement
Philippine Information AgencyOctober 18, 2011

QUEZON CITY, October 18 (PIA) -- The country's campaign to uphold the law on intellectual property rights (IPR) will be discussed during the First Philippine Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Summit on October 24-28. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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New Legal Firm Opens Downtown
Wheeling IntelligencerOctober 3, 2011

Chapman focuses in insurance defense, health care law, asbestos and toxic tort litigation, employment and education law. She also has a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating. She is a founding member of the West Virginia Council of School Attorneys and served ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative-Action Case Could Be Campaign Issue
WBUROctober 5, 2011

A Texas affirmative action case that has the potential to rewrite law on how or whether public colleges and universities may consider race and ethnicity as a factor in admissions could be headed for the US Supreme Court, and soon. ...more »

ICAO Moves Forward on Global CO2 Emissions
Aviation International NewsOctober 2, 2011

As the date of the European Union's (EU) controversial implementation of its aircraft Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) nears, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is moving forward with plans for a global carbon dioxide (CO2) standard for ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Q&A: Short sale sometimes comes with cash incentive
Sacramento BeeOctober 13, 2011

There is some small dispute and the landlord and tenant can't come to terms on the lease, and the tenant asks for the money back. The landlord tells the scammer that the cashier's check was deposited, and the tenant agrees to take a personal check from ...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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Litigation involving city remanded to Lackwanna County Court
Scranton Times-TribuneOctober 1, 2011

Commonwealth Court has remanded litigation between Scranton and a Carbon County resident over collection of unpaid fees and taxes back to Lackawanna County Court. The court also reversed a trial court's order, ...more »

Business Law
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San Francisco mulls pregnancy center gag law
LifesiteOctober 1, 2011

The “False Advertising by Limited Services Pregnancy Centers” is the latest in a string of similar ordinances cropping up in major American cities, in tandem with a nationwide campaign unveiled by NARAL Pro-Choice America this spring to shutter ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Glen Lerner & Associates Assisting Injured Veterans in Obtaining TSGLI Benefits
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 3, 2011

Glen Lerner & Associates, a Las-Vegas based injury law firm, is now assisting injured military servicemembers in recovering benefits, and getting the word out to many veterans who don't realize they are entitled to these benefits. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Forsyth Co. Man Faces Multiple Child Porn Charges
My Fox 8October 11, 2011

Willard was placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $250000 secured bond. Deputies released no other information, citing the ongoing investigation. The SBI and the state Internet Crimes Against Children task force are also helping in the ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal Injury Attorney Offers Winter Car Accident Tips
PR Web (press release)October 6, 2011

Downplaying injuries can be used against a victim later should his or her injuries worsen later. “Spinal cord injuries, for example, often go unnoticed by victims for days, even weeks after an accident,” said Salerno. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Nobel in Medicine
Inside Higher EdOctober 3, 2011

A proposal to create a center on constitutional law at North Carolina Central University has been withdrawn amid criticism of the source of funds, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported. The money would have come from the John William Pope Foundation, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Posted On Tuesday, October 04, 2011 at 03:25:20 AM
Ahmedabad MirrorOctober 3, 2011

A student of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) is under investigation for an alleged malpractice for admission under the physically handicapped (PH) category. The details of this particular case have come to the fore through a series of RTI ...more »

Consumer Protection
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McGraw Sues Bank of America Corporation
WBOY-TVOctober 4, 2011

Similar to the GE Money Bank suit, this suit charges Bank of America with violating the state's consumer credit protection act. By Andrea Lannom In a second Sept. 30 federal lawsuit, West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw is charging another ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Investors Check Out of Real-Estate Stocks
Wall Street JournalOctober 4, 2011

And, it means employment is going to be weaker," making it harder for some office landlords to boost occupancy, said Brad Case, senior vice president of research and industry information at the National Association for Real Estate Investment Trusts. ...more »

International legal expert to speak on marine insurance reform
UQ NewsOctober 10, 2011

The annual lecture was established by the University's TC Beirne School of Law in honour of the late Justice Richard Cooper of the Federal Court of Australia. It features topics which reflect Justice Cooper's interests in maritime and native title law...more »

Sports Law
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Pitt expects non-revenue sports to benefit from ACC move
Pittsburgh Post GazetteOctober 2, 2011

Most, if not all, of the new revenue created by the move to the ACC will be spent on existing athletic programs at the university, which is why Paul Haagen, co-director of the Center for Sports Law and Policy at Duke University, said that conference ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Legal experts: Loughner's only defense is insanity
The Associated PressOctober 1, 2011

Mike Black, a former federal defender who argued four death penalty cases and is now in private practice as a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix, said the Hinckley verdict caused an outcry and drew nationwide reform that limited the insanity defense ...more »

Internal Revenue Service Launches New Voluntary Classification Settlement ...
ESR NEWSOctober 3, 2011

If the IRS or state agencies determine that workers should have been classified as employees, then the business can be subject to fines, penalties, back taxes, and lawyer's fees. What happens if the audit results in a finding that the business was ...more »

Feds ask appeals court to block Ala. immigration law
USA TodayOctober 7, 2011

"The law also invites discrimination against many foreign-born citizens and lawfully present aliens, including legal residents, by making it a crime for any landlord to rent housing to an unlawfully present alien, invalidating all contracts with ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Preserving wildlife can rebrand Zim
The Zimbabwe StandardOctober 2, 2011

Inappropriate resettlement and lack of the rule of law has seen the demise of an asset, which is at the core of the nation-building initiatives for the immediate and future generations of Zimbabwe and the global context. Some 80% of Zimbabwe's wildlife ...more »

Environmental Law
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Solaria Considers Tax Break in California Expansion
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

Under a 2010 law, the state Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority can exempt sales taxes on equipment, the building or assembly of alternative-energy manufacturing and landfill-gas plants. The authority plans to vote on ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Injuries highest in health care field
TheChronicleHerald.caOctober 1, 2011

Eight years later, the Cape Breton woman can only stand for 10 minutes at a time, drive for half an hour at a time, and will be receiving wage replacement workers' compensation until she's 65. When her grandchildren called a couple of nights ago and ...more »

Family Law
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Louisville unveils new electronic emergency protective order system
Louisville Courier-JournalOctober 10, 2011

Chief Jefferson Family Court Judge Stephen George said the new system will also make it easier for law enforcement to serve a warrant if a criminal complaint was filed as a result of the domestic-violence allegation. He said that previously when a ...more »


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