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Federal judge dismisses part of fraud case against Citi
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 1, 2011

For plaintiffs: Stuart Grant and Megan McIntyre of Grant & Eisenhoffer. For Citi defendants: Brad Karp, Richard Rosen, Susanna Buergel and Karen King for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. (Reporting by Nick Zieminski) REUTERS / Lucas Jackson.more »

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 »

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Administrative Law
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Chugiak High School pleads case on football ineligibility
Anchorage Daily NewsOctober 3, 2011

... football victories for using an ineligible player who was allowed to play because of an administrative mistake by the high school's activities office. The hearing in front of ASAA's board of directors is this morning at 10:30 at the Hilton Hotel. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Barbara Anthony cites 'moral responsibility' in review of health insure rates
Boston HeraldOctober 4, 2011

Deval Patrick, who used the ever-increasing cost of premiums as a bludgeon in his 2010 reelection campaign against former Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charles Baker, has filed legislation overhauling the state's system of paying for and delivering ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Supreme Court to Hear Cases on First Amendment, Due Process
Kansas City infoZineOctober 1, 2011

Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations deals withprofanity and nudity in broadcasts. Fox aired two music awards shows containing what the FCC deemed “indecent” speech by Cher and reality television star Nicole Richie, ...more »

Immigration Law
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Immigration vis-à-vis Illegal Immigration
Huffington Post (blog)October 3, 2011

And I don't like the idea of rewarding people who knowingly broke the law. Yes, I am against illegal immigration, in general. But not in particular. If you know any illegal immigrants -- well, of course you know them -- but if you know them well enough ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Videoke bar owners, workers attends orientation on labor laws and children's ...
Philippine Information AgencyOctober 1, 2011

On the other hand, OIC Provincial Social Welfare Development Officer (PSWDO) Cynthia R.dela Cruz explained that Republic Act 9231 or Child Labor Law protects children from the worst forms of child labor like prostitution, pornography, forced labor, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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NBA owners, players still "miles apart"
Fox NewsOctober 2, 2011

New York, NY – There is still no resolution to the NBA's labor strife despite owners and players meeting Saturday for more than seven hours in an effort to resolve the long dispute. The parties are expected to meet on Monday, however, because they are ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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FBL Financial Group to Sell EquiTrust Life Insurance Company to Guggenheim ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 7, 2011

Certain statements in this release concerning FBL Financial Group's prospects for the future are forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the "safe harbor" from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These ...more »

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

ANIMAL CRUELTY: "Cooney's Law," named after a Reno beagle killed last year by an owner who cut her stomach open with a box cutter, makes it a felony, punishable by at least a year in prison, to "willfully and maliciously" commit cruelty against pets. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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How to avoid the land mines that trademarks, copyrights and patents can create
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

With an estimated 80 percent of the value of S&P companies in their intellectual property holdings, businesses cannot ignore the impact of IP on their bottom lines, their equity value and their day-to-day operations. Intellectual property law is among ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Eversheds appoints FSA heavyweight to litigation practice
Eversheds Press Office (press release)October 3, 2011

International law firm Eversheds has appointed Greg Brandman, a Manager in the FSA's Enforcement and Financial Crime Division, as a Partner in London, beefing up its contentious regulatory practice. Greg joins the fast growing Financial Services ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Fordham Holds A REAL Affirmative Action Bake Sale
Care2.com (blog)October 11, 2011

The controversial “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” was intended, said its organizers, to be a (sarcastic) comment on the University of California's plan to adopt affirmative action policies, thereby creating a “double standard”: Thus, “White/Caucasian” ...more »

56th MCAS Miramar Air Show salutes San Diego
DVIDSOctober 2, 2011

This year's air show theme is “A Salute to San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation.” It features demonstrations by various civilian and military performers including the Blue Angels and the Marine Corps Air-Ground Task Force. MARINE CORPS AIR STATION ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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One of three landlords pleads guilty in fatal Quincy fire in 2009
Boston.comOctober 25, 2011

He said he asked then-district attorney William R. Keating to prosecute the landlords under the new law. “Landlords who put their tenants at risk must be held accountable,'' Coan said. Ma pleaded guilty to four counts of wanton or reckless violation of ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Credit Repair Co. Settles Class Action For $12.5M
Law360 (subscription)October 1, 2011

Law360, New York (September 30, 2011, 2:09 PM ET) -- Credit repair firm Lexington Law on Thursday agreed to pay up to $12.5 million in in-kind services to settle proposed class action claims in California that it illegally blocked ...more »

Litigation
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IGT Reaches Agreement with Aristocrat to Settle Patent Litigation
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

This settlement ends all present patent litigation between IGT and Aristocrat and their subsidiaries. "IGT is pleased that we were able to reach an agreement with Aristocrat and put these disputes behind us," said Robert G. Melendres, ...more »

Business Law
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Charles Short Insurance Says New Law Is Good News for Horse Lovers with Texas ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 2, 2011

The new law aims to protect barn operators and other industry professional from claims of equine-related injuries, and requires that business owners post signs around their property outlining the regulations. The markers will draw attention to the ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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La Sierra Military Academy color guard in Tulare County gets flags
Visalia Times-DeltaOctober 3, 2011

The event benefits the Craig School's $100000 scholarship endowment that awards two to three scholarships each year to students. Guests will sample wines from Twin Pomegranates Wine, Engelmann Cellars, E&J Gallo Winery and Chamisal Vineyards. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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'Smishing' scammers targeting NJ cellphones
Asbury Park PressOctober 17, 2011

The FBI is advising targeted people to report the messages to www.ic3.gov, the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center. The slang term smishing, sometimes spelled SMiShing, ...more »

Personal Injury
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Hull and Zimmerman, PC Announce Expansion of Personal Injury Services to ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 17, 2011

Hull & Zimmerman, PC is a personal injury law firm based in Denver, Colorado. The attorneys handle cases related to a variety of practice areas including (but not limited to) traumatic brain accidents, car accidents, and slip and fall accidents. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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1st ballots to be cast Tuesday
Toledo BladeOctober 2, 2011

The law makes the most sweeping changes to collective bargaining by police, firefighters, teachers, clerks, and other public employees since 1983. The law prohibits all public employee strikes, limits issues for contract negotiations, requires workers ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Attorney Ashley Campbell Receives the 2011 UNC School of Law Outstanding ...
PR.com (press release)October 6, 2011

The law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC is comprised of lawyers with extensive legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas. Ragsdale Liggett is equipped to handle all of a business' legal needs, including formation, day-to-day business...more »

Consumer Protection
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SEC Bares Agenda, Panelists for Roundtable on Conflict Minerals
inAuditOctober 15, 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced the agenda and panelists for a public roundtable on the agency's required rulemaking under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which relates to reporting ...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 »

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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Running to keep AHS sports in shape
Attleboro Sun ChronicleOctober 3, 2011

These children need sports and activities. I'm here to support my daughter-in-law's (Lombardy) amazing efforts and also do my part," Joyce Lombardy of Smithfield, formerly of Attleboro, said. Jane Swenson of Cape Cod agreed that her daughter is helping ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Thomas case: Judge says bribery case was bogus
Tucson CitizenOctober 6, 2011

Donahoe's role in county controversies began in March 2009 when he disqualified the County Attorney's Office from investigating a court-tower construction project. Two months later, he tried to force the Sheriff's Office to do a better job of getting ...more »

COA: Hiring of consultants by Capitol 'didn't follow' law
Sun.StarOctober 10, 2011

THE Provincial Government complied with 16 recommendations in a previous audit, but for 2010, state auditors found the hiring of 45 consultants by Capitol was not in accordance with the procurement law. The Commission on Audit (COA) ...more »

New Second Edition of "Reductions in Force in Employment Law" Provides a ...
PR Newswire (press release)October 5, 2011

BNA is a leading private publisher of news and information products for professionals in law and business. In addition to Reductions in Force in Employment Law, BNA's Book Division publishes: Age Discrimination in Employment Law; Covenants Not to ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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The Washington Woes Of Michael Mastro And Friends
ForbesOctober 1, 2011

... who practices in the areas of creditor-debtor law, including creditors collections and debtor asset protection, and business planning including captive insurance company planning and litigation involving captive insurance arrangements. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Sun + Water + CO2 = Diesel Fuel?
Wall Street JournalOctober 16, 2011

It is a transformational step forward by establishing a new paradigm for large-scale manufacturing of non-fossil derived fuels. Many alternative energy experts now regard photosynthesis as a promising area of biofuel research and development. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Egypt protesters post their wills on Twitter, Facebook
Sacramento BeeOctober 20, 2011

The wills also point to the divisions and suspicions over Islam's political prominence and what effect that will have on November's parliamentary elections and the drafting of a constitution. "Do not trust the military and do not think that any good ...more »

Family Law
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Man released after murder conviction overturned
CBS NewsOctober 5, 2011

Family members screamed and cried when Obie Anthony, 37, walked out of the Twin Towers jail at about 7:40 pm, four days after the judge's decision. After his release, Anthony told reporters he read self-help books during his incarceration and kept his ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Detroit Lions support Michigan's proposed workers compensation reforms
Business InsuranceOctober 3, 2011

The Detroit Lions are backing Michigan's proposed workers compensation reform, in part because they believe it would help limit the organization's liability from aging football players filing claims in California, according to a letter from the team to ...more »

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