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Hail Damage Helps Sales and Use Tax Revenue Soar
KGWNOctober 1, 2011

Sales and use tax collections typically lag the point of sale by about two months, which means the work load from the hail storm events that happened in July are just now starting to show in the state's tax numbers. "We're seeing this work load ...more »

Finally, some good news on the uninsured
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

It's critical for our kids, our parents, our friends and neighbors and our health care jobs that they find solutions that protect the federal government's commitment to Medicaid. Proposals like block grants and spending caps would simply make more ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Arizona redistricting investigation hearing set for Nov. 7
AZ Central.comOctober 4, 2011

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will have finished public hearings on new political boundaries before Attorney General Tom Horne gets his day in court in his ongoing probe of the commission. ...more »

Health Care Law
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PATRICK JOHNSTON: Why health insurance rate regulation is not the answer
Bakersfield CalifornianOctober 5, 2011

Under the new federal health care law, millions of low income Californians will be added to the state's Medi-Cal program. Government subsidies will be available to help people with more moderate income to pay for health coverage through the new Health ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Ex-EJ adviser files complaint against FSA over Towry 4, 2011

A former Edward Jones adviser has filed an official complaint against the Financial Services Authority (FSA), accusing it of poorly regulating Towry Law. In a letter to the FSA dated 6 September 2011, seen by IFAOnline, Jason Levett, now a stockbroker ...more »

Immigration Law
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First person charged with violating Ala. immigration law
WSFAOctober 3, 2011

Alabama's controversial new immigration law is less than a week old and officials say they've already made their first arrest for its violation. A man identified as Yemeni national was arrested after he could produce no ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Hammond candidates debate attorney fees
WatertownDailyTimes.comOctober 5, 2011

... town supervisor candidate Michele W. McQueer says her opponent has cost the town tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees by pursuing a wind facilities law that will be overruled by Article X, a state law governing industrial wind development. ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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DLA bulks up Dubai arbitration group with Norton Rose hire
The LawyerOctober 3, 2011

Quinlan has advised on a range of arbitrations in London, at the International Chamber of Commerce and at the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, as well as in the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. According to the firm, arbitration in ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Bernstein Liebhard LLP Named to the National Law Journal's Plaintiffs' Hot ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

The National Law Journal featured three of the firm's recent successes: - a partial settlement in excess of $100 million in In re Tremont Securities Law, State Law and Insurance Litigation, No. 08-CV-11117 (TPG) (SDNY), in which the firm, ...more »

Animal Law
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Sri Lanka: Animal-Rights, Multiculturalism And “Purity”
Sunday LeaderOctober 1, 2011

No doubt, the animal-welfare organisations which, going by the letter, congratulated the Minister on his brave act will support such a move, as much deserved as it is long over-due. Of course, Moslems and the slaughtering sheep, particularly at the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Legislation helps SMEs protect intellectual property rights in Patents County ...
ComputerWeekly.comOctober 3, 2011

A law has come into force to make it easier for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to protect intellectual property such as copyright and trademarks. The law ensures lower value cases will be dealt with at the less costly Patents County Court ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Tripp Levy PLLC Announces Investigation of Pharmaceutical Product Development (press release)October 3, 2011

Tripp Levy PLLC, a leading national securities law firm, announces an investigation into the proposed acquisition of Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. (Nasdaq:PPDI). It was announced that PPDI has entered into a definitive merger agreement under ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Pitts' column 'half-baked'
Jackson Clarion LedgerOctober 21, 2011

Apparently, Pitts did not approve of the method the group used to show how affirmative action affects people. Diversity is great, but diversity for the sake of diversity is just plain wrong. Keeping students out of state colleges and universities, ...more »

FAA workers to get back pay for furloughs
The Hill (blog)October 1, 2011

Federal Aviation Administration employees who were furloughed for nearly two weeks this summer during a congressional impasse over the agency's funding will receive back pay for the time they missed, officials have ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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New laws to slash rents for inviable businesses
Irish IndependentOctober 9, 2011

If the legislation sends out the wrong message, we are not going to be able to avail of this law. I think Ireland Inc needs to send out the right message. This is actually going to be a jobs bill." Dave Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Viceroy, Lehman, Corus, Nebraska Book, Point Blank: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekOctober 3, 2011

30, the Lehman trustee likewise contends the European broker isn'ta customer under the plain meaning of the statute, although he points to different provisions in the law. The fight is over the so-called house claim that subsumed transactions where the ...more »

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Local attorney named lawyer of year
Coastal CourierOctober 7, 2011

“Best Lawyers,” the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Billy Jones of Jones, Osteen & Jones as the “Savannah Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. “Best Lawyers” is designating ...more »

Business Law
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PPP to emerge victorious in next general election: Babar Awan
Associated Press of PakistanOctober 1, 2011

But we received a total of 37 applications for the post of Pakistan coach against the advertisement the Pakistan Board put out for the position. CHAKWAL, Oct 1 (APP): Former Law Minister, Senator Babar Awan on Saturday expressed the optimism that ...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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London Met e-Crime Unit saves UK economy stg£140m
Siliconrepublic.comOctober 3, 2011

The funding has been provided by the government over a four-year period to support the development of the Met's Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU), an 85-strong team whose remit is to tackle those responsible for the most serious cyber crime incidents ...more »

Personal Injury
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Personal injury suit over fall on Galveston sidewalk dismissed
Southeast Texas RecordOctober 4, 2011

GALVESTON - A December 2010 lawsuit resulting from a fall on a Galveston sidewalk was recently disposed. Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Wayne Mallia issued an order Sept. 2 granting defendant Todd W. Slaughter's no-evidence motion for ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Where Is the Judicial Branch on Targeted Killings?
The AtlanticOctober 1, 2011

Can a US citizen -- himself or through another -- use the US judicial system to vindicate his constitutional rights while simultaneously evading US law enforcement authorities, calling for "jihad against the West," and engaging in operational planning ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Legal Events Calendar: October 12, 2011
Brooklyn Daily EagleOctober 12, 2011

Oct. 24, CLE: Brooklyn Bar Association - Landlord-Tenant, 6-8 pm Approved for 2 CLE credits (Professional Practice). "Introduction to L&T: The ABC's of Landlord-Tenant Law." Speakers include Kings County Housing Court Bar Association President Michael ...more »

Consumer Protection
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B of A not all bad
Boston HeraldOctober 4, 2011

The government passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act. The government coerced Bank of America into buying Countrywide Financial. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with support of the government, destroyed the housing market. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Jacksonville legal giants join forces
Florida Times-UnionOctober 4, 2011

By The Times-Union Two prominent Jacksonville law firms have merged. Gunster, one of the city's largest business law firms, has combined with Pappas Metcalf Jenks & Miller, which focuses exclusively on commercial real estate and land use law. ...more »

Adjustments on Williamson Act Language Headed to Supervisors
Livermore IndependentOctober 1, 2011

A Williamson Act contract runs for 10 years. It is automatically extended every year. If a landowner wants to drop out of the Williamson Act, there is a procedure for doing so. The county's new policies on the Williamson Act show no major changes. ...more »

Sports Law
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Patriots in good hands with Medfield native
Boston GlobeOctober 2, 2011

Murphy graduated from Notre Dame and Harvard Law School before starting at Ropes & Gray. Knowing his passion for sports, a friend passed along an ad from the Steinberg Moorad & Dunn law firm asking, “Do you want to be the next Jerry Maguire? ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Los Angeles Domestic Violence Lawyers, Weinrieb Law Firm, Expand Practice (press release)October 6, 2011

The team of experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Weinrieb Law Firm have expanded to not only provide legal representation for individuals charged with domestic violence in the San Fernando Valley, but also in Los Angeles, CA. ...more »

Brookline Opthalmologist Sentenced for Tax Evasion
Patch.comOctober 14, 2011

In 2008, during an IRS audit of Omega's defined pension benefit plan, the government claims that Hughes obstructed that audit by communicating false information to the IRS about the nature of Omega's business. United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and ...more »

Sackings were public hanging, says Ramsay's father-in-law 7, 2011

Hutcheson senior is taking Ramsay to tribunal for unfair dismissal, age discrimination, unpaid wages, unpaid holiday pay, and failure to provide a written contract. The pair started Gordon Ramsay Holdings in 1998. Adam Hutcheson and Hutcheson junior ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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The Sad Last Ballad of Jerry Lynn Williams: Divorce Decree Fails To Defeat ...
ForbesOctober 13, 2011

Partner of the Newport Beach, California, law firm of Riser Adkisson LLP, who practices in the areas of creditor-debtor law, including creditors collections and debtor asset protection, and business planning including captive insurance company planning ...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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Register of wills candidate unveils 6-point plan
Reading EagleOctober 5, 2011

The fourth point also involves the Internet: Carbajal said he would work to install a system that would allow attorneys to probate wills online, something he said is done by several registers of wills in nearby counties. For his fifth step, ...more »

Family Law
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Law lets friends help put indigent dead to rest
Houston ChronicleOctober 2, 2011

Researchers try hard to find funds, using federal databases including Social Security and Veterans Administration, bank and insurance records, identification and any other federal forms of subsidy to help determine eligibility for a county ceremony. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Leagle.comOctober 10, 2011

GMS Mine Repair & Maintenance, Inc. (GMS) and Chartis Claims, Inc. 1 (collectively, Employer) petition for review of the December 22, 2010, order of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (WCAB) affirming the March 12, 2010, decision of a workers' ...more »


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