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Stealing your identity
bcrnews.comOctober 1, 2011

Mike Prusinski of LifeLock, an identity theft protection business, said identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. “You are 10 times more likely to have your identity stolen than your car,” he said. And of those thefts, one out of every ...more »

How to protect your business in the event of a breach of personal information
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

Smart Business spoke with Winter about how privacy and security liability insurance can protect your company if personal information is stolen. What kinds of companies should be concerned about the loss of personal information? Any company that retains ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Cory Maples' 'mailroom error' Death Row case gets US Supreme Court hearing
al.com (blog)October 2, 2011

There is no constitutional right to an attorney in that proceeding," Lee Kovarksy, assistant professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law, said in a recent interview. "They've actually got to sit down and think seriously about whether ...more »

Health Care Law
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Hot Topics Before High Court
Wall Street JournalOctober 2, 2011

The Obama administration and some civil-rights and business groups contend the measures improperly conflict with federal laws. The term is "shaping up to be quite significant and possibly even historic, based on what the court does with the health-care ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Perry stem cell push faces hurdles
Houston ChronicleOctober 2, 2011

The legislation's original draft was written by Jones and tweaked by Perry, according to correspondence obtained through the Texas Public Information Act. Adult stem cells are cells in the body that multiply to replenish dying cells. ...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama Immigration Law Prompts Immigrants to Flee School, Jobs, Homes
International Business TimesOctober 4, 2011

A judge's decision to uphold Alabama's stringent new immigration law has led immigrants to flee their homes, pull their children from school and avoid farming jobs at the height of harvesting season. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer With Secret Iran Sales
BloombergOctober 2, 2011

In 1980, David Koch ran for vice president on the Libertarian ticket, pledging to abolish Social Security, the Federal Reserve System, welfare, minimum wage laws and federal agencies -- including the Department of Energy, the Federal Bureau of ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Project SAFE Rockingham County hopes to cut down crime
GoDanRiver.comOctober 2, 2011

ReDirections of Rockingham County, a non-profit agency which offers mediation services to citizens and is located in the Ashcroft Shopping Center on Freeway Drive in Reidsville, recently received a grant by the Governor's Crime Commission for the ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Triple-S Management Awarded Five Regions of Puerto Rico Medicaid Plan
Sacramento BeeOctober 3, 2011

... Triple-S Management provides non-Blue Cross Blue Shield branded life and property and casualty insurance in Puerto Rico. This document contains forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. ...more »

Animal Law
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Cat shooting in UAE pushes animal rights to the forefront
Bikya MasrOctober 9, 2011

DUBAI: Days after a cat was shot 12 times with an air gun, animal rights is at the forefront of campaigners in the United Arab Emirates to push for greater laws protecting animals. The National newspaper reported that Mickey, the cat, ...more »

Intellectual Property
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ACTA signed and ready to go
FudzillaOctober 5, 2011

The United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement which is an accord targeting intellectual property piracy. The European Union, Mexico and Switzerland have not ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Orr pulls idea for NCCU law center
Charlotte ObserverOctober 1, 2011

... who hoped to create one of the few centers in the country devoted to the study of state constitutional law. Orr's proposed source of funding for the center was $600000 in grants from the John William Pope Foundation, the family foundation headed by ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Cheating? That's affirmative
WND.comOctober 3, 2011

The bill says the University of California and California State University systems "may consider race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, geographic origin, and household income, along with other relevant factors, in undergraduate and graduate ...more »

Sudan Airways plane crash lands after wheels jam
AFPOctober 2, 2011

KHARTOUM — A Sudan Airways plane carrying 45 passengers was forced to crash land at Khartoum airport on Sunday after its wheels jammed, a civil aviation spokesman said, without causing deaths or serious injury. The Fokker 50 aircraft left the Sudanese ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Teen stabs tenant's relative
Mid-DayOctober 6, 2011

Reportedly, the tenant had to return his brother-in-law's loan and they used to fight frequently over the issue. Trying to intervene in one such fight, landlord's son stabbed the latter Trying to make his tenant's life a bit easier, a Class XII student ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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The Roller Coaster Ride Continues for Madoff Investors
New York TimesOctober 3, 2011

Judge Lifland found the protection afforded securities transactions inapplicable because insulating fraudulent payments would undermine investor confidence rather than protect it. So there are conflicting decisions in the same bankruptcy case, ...more »

Litigation
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Litigation case, the focal point
Daily News & AnalysisOctober 3, 2011

Without ruling out other angles, the police said they are focusing on the Nataraj's financial transactions in a property litigation case. It is believed that an amount of about `2 crore was paid to Nataraj. The money was invested in his finance ...more »

Business Law
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Man headed to prison for posessing child pornography
Sacramento Bee (blog)October 1, 2011

The case resulted from an investigation by the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a federally and state-funded task force managed by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and composed of agents from federal, state and local ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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DoD Leaders Mull Retirement Sleight of Hand
AOL DefenseOctober 3, 2011

The military's retirement system is a mess. But the current proposals to fix it have a hidden agenda. No, I'm not talking about cutting benefits to save money. That's the stated agenda, which is sure to get attention in this ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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FBI reports online crime increase in El Paso
TMC NetOctober 15, 2011

FBI agents said they have seen an increase in Internet crime cases out of El Paso as more people use computers to shop, sell goods and socialize. The FBI office in El Paso had a news conference on Friday to promote its national Internet Crime Complaint ...more »

Personal Injury
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Regal Beagle attack subject of personal injury suit
Madison County RecordOctober 7, 2011

Marquis says he received serious injuries to his head during the the alleged attack. Marquis alleges Everage was too drunk to understand his actions and accuses the Regal Beagle of violating Illinois' Dram Shop Act by allowing the patron to be consume ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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At variance with the Constitution
Malaysia StarOctober 5, 2011

If all matters of Islam are in State hands, as some experts are arguing, then whether it is crime, tort, contract, banking, or commercial law, if it involves Muslims, the matter should be in State Assembly hands and triable by the Syariah Courts. ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Legal and Law Enforcement Recognized
Santa Barbara EdhatOctober 10, 2011

Pitluck has mediated personal injury, medical malpractice, and contract and construction cases and served as an assistant state's attorney for McHenry County. A past president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Pitluck is a co-author with ...more »

Consumer Protection
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WMBAA Hosts Second Annual Swap Execution Facility Conference
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

SEFCON remains the only conference series singularly focused on the regulatory classification of SEFs under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The WMBAA and its partners have supported the actions of the current ...more »

Real Estate Law
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McDonald Hopkins Law Firm Elects Four Members: Anne Owings Ford, Michael J ...
Sacramento BeeOctober 3, 2011

Owen P. Quinn (Chicago) is a litigator who specializes in construction law and real estate litigation as well as commercial and financial services litigation. He has counseled clients in matters involving contract disputes, fraud, civil conspiracy, ...more »

Lufkin City Council votes against measure to regulate roadside animal sales
Lufkin Daily NewsOctober 5, 2011

The proposed ordinance would have required breeders to submit an application to the city's animal control department, pass a pre-license inspection with a veterinarian or law enforcement agency, provide proof they have written permission from the owner ...more »

Sports Law
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Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment
NECNOctober 1, 2011

According to a statement from Georgi Parvanov's office on Saturday, the council is scheduled to shape "emergency measures to guarantee law and order in the country and prevent and counter ethnic tensions." Riots erupted last weekend in the southern ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Harris County DA office accused of retaliation
Houston ChronicleOctober 2, 2011

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

The Business of Being Lindsay
ForbesOctober 13, 2011

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. 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. ...more »

Retire When You Want To!
Motley Fool UKOctober 3, 2011

In other words, Britain's senior workers now have a legal right to work beyond age 65. This law -- the latest piece in a complex jigsaw of anti-discrimination legislation introduced by the previous Labour government -- should spell the end of ageism in ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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LAW: Hemet, Indio courthouse projects up for review
Press-EnterpriseOctober 5, 2011

The 32{+n}{+d} annual Inland Empire Estate Planning Seminar for attorneys, CPAs and professionals is scheduled to start at 1 pm Nov. 9 at Orton Center at the University of Redlands. Topics for breakout discussions include asset protection in California ...more »

Environmental Law
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A-Power Receives Further Nasdaq Notice of Noncompliance
Sacramento BeeOctober 3, 2011

A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. ("A-Power"), through its China-based operating subsidiaries, is a leading provider of distributed power generation systems in China and is expanding into the production of alternative power generation systems. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Women were soldiers in the Civil War
Danville Commercial NewsOctober 16, 2011

The categories include census research, vital records, adoption, marriage records, wills and probate, cemeteries, obituaries, court records, tax records, immigration and naturalization, land records, maps, military records, church records, ...more »

Family Law
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TV Ratings: 'The X Factor' Steady; 'Survivor,' 'Harry's Law' Hit Lows
Hollywood ReporterOctober 6, 2011

NBC's "Up All Night" improves against stiff competition, but ABC's "Modern Family" is Wednesday's highest-rated program. The 90-minute effort of Simon Cowell's competition series (11.5 million to total viewers, 3.9 rating in adults 18-49 demographic), ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Escrow account doesn't save worker's settlement from reduction
Workers Comp ForumOctober 3, 2011

In Indiana, an injured worker who settles with a third party for substantially less than the damages value of his claim without the consent of his employer or the workers' compensation carrier can reduce his lien by attorney's fees and costs. ...more »

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