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Major construction set for I-94 Friday night
Newsradio 620October 1, 2011

By Matt Montgomery & Cody Holyoke Starting Friday night, overnight construction will start, which could mean some traffic headaches for a busy weekend. Engineers with the I-94 project are working to open up a brand new tunnel, but it isn't easy. ...more »

Federal disability benefits could end for as many as 700 resident immigrants
Minnesota Public RadioOctober 1, 2011

The total number of state residents affected by the cutoff of Social Security disability benefits will grow to more than 700, said Immigrant Law Center executive director John Keller. The recipients are not US citizens, and had been granted benefits ...more »

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Administrative Law
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David Baragwanath Appointed New STL President after Cassese's Resignation
NaharnetOctober 10, 2011

“Since it is now more difficult for me to engage in the administrative work and external responsibilities required of the President, I do not feel able to provide the leadership that the Tribunal requires and deserves. However, I will stay on as a ...more »

Health Care Law
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GOP Pressures for Health Reform Repeal with 1.6 Million Signatures
ABC News (blog)October 5, 2011

About a dozen Congressional Republicans gathered Wednesday morning to pressure Democrats to repeal the president's health care law and to receive 1.6 million hand-signed petitions demanding that Congress overturn the law before it can be fully ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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CFP Board Censures Improper CFP® Professional Conduct
PR Newswire (press release)October 10, 2011

This discipline followed CFP Board's investigation of allegations that Mr. Senesi: 1) conducted business as an investment advisor in Rhode Island for three years without being properly registered, as required by the Rhode Island Uniform Securities Act; ...more »

Immigration Law
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Perry campaign says he disagrees with pastor...Government challenging Alabama ...
9&10 NewsOctober 8, 2011

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court has ordered Alabama and the federal government to file motions next week on a bid to block enforcement of the state's tough new immigration law. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals order came Friday after the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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House Republicans' assault on our environmental laws must be stopped
MiamiHerald.comOctober 24, 2011

A better approach is the president's call for federal agencies to ensure that regulations don't overburden American businesses. The EPA has already put that into effect by repealing or revising several unnecessary rules, while ensuring that essential ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Port Hockey Club row rolls on
Messenger NewsOctober 31, 2011

PORT Adelaide District Hockey Club is threatening to take its row with Hockey SA over its disqualified under-18 girls grand final team to the State Sport Dispute Resolution Centre. In a legal letter to Hockey SA last Friday, October 28, ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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"Do As I Say, Not As I Sue" Reveals Corporate Hypocrisy
InjuryBoard.comOctober 28, 2011

Hypocrisy thy name is the Chamber of Commerce and its minion, The Institute for Legal Reform. The Institute for Legal Reform is the organization the Chamber uses to propagate its lies about the civil tort system. For those of you who have been ...more »

Animal Law
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Ohio tightens enforcement of exotic animal laws
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 22, 2011

He also has requested the Ohio Department of Natural Resources set up a hot line for citizens to report animal abuse. “We don't know where they all are,” Kasich said of the exotic animal owners. A Dayton, Ohio-based group that wants to end private ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Tech Weekly Live: Tech City Talk (Intellectual Property) reading list
The Guardian (blog)October 31, 2011

Feargal Sharkey, CEO of UK Music, will be debating intellectual property in the digital age with Minister Ed Vaizey and Prof Ian Hargreaves at tonight's Tech Weekly Tech City Talk. Photograph: Guardian If you have anything to say about intellectual ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Connecticut settles lawsuits against credit rating firms for $900000
Washington PostOctober 14, 2011

The office of Attorney General George Jepsen said the rating agencies denied violating any laws but agreed to the settlements to avoid litigation. S&P is satisfied to have the issue resolved, agency spokesman Edward Sweeney said. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Does Affirmative Action Work?
Claremont Port SideOctober 5, 2011

Last Thursday, in a ballroom energetically charged with dozens of young college students just ending a week of midterms, expert panelists deliberated the merits of affirmative action. Although the Pomona Student Union organized event was ...more »

At NASA challenge, a 2-hour flight for $7 in electricity
GCN.comOctober 6, 2011

For the first time in aviation history, full-scale electric-powered aircraft have performed in competition, taking the top two spots in the CAFE Green Flight Challenge, organized in part by NASA. The competition, created to spur ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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David McWilliams: Sacrificing jobs to protect landlords is plain wrong
Irish IndependentOctober 5, 2011

In the first decade of the 21st Century, the laws need to change to reflect these new realities because the lesson from Irish history is that if the law protects landlords over workers and tenants, this will soon become the unique source of the ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Obama campaign goes on the attack
CBS NewsOctober 3, 2011

We must repair our infrastructure now. by Scott_EngageAmerica October 3, 2011 12:02 PM EDT With over a year to campaign for the next presidential election, both parties seem to have lost focus on our current problems. Obama proposed stimulus spending ...more »

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Winston & Strawn Adds Prominent Litigation Attorney to London Office
JDJournal.comOctober 14, 2011

Winston & Strawn LLP announced yesterday that Michael Madden has joined the firm as head of its commercial litigation practice in London. The addition of Madden follows a succession of high profile appointments for Winston, both in London and globally. ...more »

Business Law
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Bucks & Montgomery County business achievers, Oct. 24
phillyBurbs.comOctober 24, 2011

Diaz will be an associate in the firm's education law group, representing school districts and charter schools in all areas of school law. Prior to joining Wisler Pearlstine, Diaz was an associate in the business litigation group of Goodwin Procter. ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Military personnel deserve retirement benefits
SignOnSanDiego.comOctober 21, 2011

Military retirement pay and benefits, like those for civilian first-responders who put their lives on the line, has long been an important part of the career military overall compensation package and a key recruitment and retention incentive. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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UK cyber attacks at a 'disturbing' level, says GCHQ chief
ComputerWeekly.comOctober 31, 2011

"Together we must begin to address how we can maintain the economic and social benefits of the internet and guard against the criminal and security cyber threats without suffocating future innovation," he said. The conference will focus on economic ...more »

Personal Injury
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City to fight personal injury lawsuit
SignalOctober 26, 2011

The Santa Clarita City Council has voted unanimously in closed session to oppose a personal-injury lawsuit filed by a Newhall resident against the city. "It's a trip-and-fall case on a sidewalk in front ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Death sentence is Judicial Murder: Justice K. T. Thomas
FirstpostOctober 24, 2011

KT Thomas: Evolution of Public Interest Litigation has contributed a lot to the growth and improvement of legal system and expansion of constitutional vistas. Like any other system will have demerits, Public Interest Litigation system also has ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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HIT transition brings new liability risks
Healthcare IT News (blog)October 28, 2011

But policymakers need to consider the potential legal snares thoroughly. After all, the goal is to keep providers moving forward. But it seems safe to say that it won't take many high-profile malpractice suits involving EHRs to make many providers stay ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Consumers sacrificed in struggle over debit card fees
Columbus Business FirstOctober 28, 2011

Contained in the voluminous Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was a last-minute addition that capped debit card fees below industry costs. The so-called Durbin Amendment was adopted with virtually no debate, discussion or study. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Baker Donelson law firm acquires Houston practice
NOLA.comOctober 24, 2011

While the Spain Chambers practice focuses primarily on litigation, energy, construction and the financial sector, Baker Donelson provides legal services to a broader range of industries, including banking, real estate, and health care. ...more »

Saudi Aramco May Lead Gulf in Bond Sales Next Year: Arab Credit
BusinessWeekOctober 26, 2011

“The expectation is that yields will stay down,” Paulina Chahine, an economist at Jeddah-based National Commercial Bank, said in an interview in Dubai yesterday. “They will go away happy,” she said, referring to the pricing Saudi petrochemical projects ...more »

Sports Law
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Q&A: CEO Mark Murphy, Leader Of The Pack(ers)
The Big LeadOctober 23, 2011

After graduating in 1988 with a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, he served as the athletic director at Colgate University until 2003, was AD at Northwestern University. During the 2007 NFL season he was named president and CEO of the ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Brain-testing technique on trial in court
Tbo.comOctober 23, 2011

Defense attorneys now want to use the brain-mapping technique to save clients' lives. First admitted in a Florida criminal courtroom last year, Quantitative EEG, or QEEG, testing is a hot-button issue in death penalty cases. Backers maintain that QEEGs ...more »

Penn. fined Pavone's charity
Amarillo.comOctober 30, 2011

The IRS revoked Gospel of Life's tax-exempt status last year for failing to file required records with the agency. Priests for Life raises money to combat legalized abortion. Entries in its tax returns and audits included a $170000 “employee loan” on ...more »

New law to prevent workers being thrown on 'scrapheap' at 65
WalesOnlineOctober 1, 2011

Employees have had protection from age discrimination since 2006, but the Cardiff-based Hugh James Solicitors noticed a significant rise in claims since 2008-9. Emma Burns, head of employment and HR, said: “That year saw 3800 claims throughout England ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Bernie Madoff's Future Daughter-in-Law Only Person to Profit From New Book ...
Hollywood ReporterOctober 31, 2011

Andrew Madoff is named as a defendant because he allegedly has more than $60 million in fraudulent transfers from Bernard L. Madoff Investment Services. However, the family has maintained their innocence, claiming they were not aware of Bernie Madoff's ...more »

Environmental Law
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Idaho wind companies get 2nd chance to build projects
The Idaho StatesmanOctober 30, 2011

The Idaho PUC efforts to encourage settlement talks for Cedar Creek sets the table for similar talks for the other alternative energy projects. But it's not clear how it will turn out for companies trying to develop alternative-energy projects in Idaho ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Egypt protesters post their wills on Twitter, Facebook
Los Angeles TimesOctober 19, 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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Slain woman's family haunted by ride with stranger
The Associated PressOctober 12, 2011

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Days after someone killed his pregnant sister-in-law and sliced the fetus from her womb, Josue Garcia says his family remains haunted by a single question: Why would Maritza Ramirez-Cruz get into the car of a woman she didn't know? ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Doctor Offers Options
Wheeling IntelligencerOctober 30, 2011

WHEELING -Dr. Vic Wood is reaching out to small business owners faced with soaring workers' compensation premiums and the inability to offer health care to their employees. Wood, founder of the Doctor's Urgent Care clinics, ...more »


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