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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 »

RCMP cautions YK renters to beware of scams
HQ YellowknifeOctober 1, 2011

The Yellowknife RCMP's commercial crime section is warning people about fraudulent ads popping up on on-line classified sites offering apartment rentals. Two such incidents have been reported in Yellowknife this month. Corporal Jarret MacDonald with ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Federal lawmakers hear about Appleton guardianship abuse
Green Bay Press GazetteOctober 3, 2011

At a hearing last week before a US Senate subcommittee, testimony suggested the case against Jeffrey M. Schend is far from unique. "While the vast majority of court-appointed guardians are undoubtedly professional, well-meaning and law-abiding, ...more »

Health Care Law
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Affordable care?
Salt Lake TribuneOctober 2, 2011

The Affordable Care Act became the law of the land in 2010. Health insurance premiums shot up 9 percent in 2011. That's the sharpest hike in six years, triple the rate of overall inflation and more than four times the rate at which workers' earnings ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Cell-Penetrating Peptides for Drug Delivery Act Like a Swiss Army Knife: UCLA ...
MedIndiaOctober 6, 2011

Previous research has shown that cell-penetrating peptides, such as the HIV TAT peptide, are able to enter cells using a number of mechanisms. These iclude processes such as direct entry to ...more »

Immigration Law
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Undocumented Students Face Obstacles Even After College
Fox NewsOctober 2, 2011

Terry Gorman, executive director of Rhode Islanders for Immigration Law Enforcement, opposes in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants. He cites a 1996 federal law that laid out certain restrictions on undocumented immigrant benefits, and says it's ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Planning law reform: Tory ministers back changes but oppose backyard developments
Daily MailOctober 4, 2011

A swathe of other ministers have backed him, declaring that Britain must build its way out of recession, regardless of an outcry from countryside and green groups, including the National Trust. Meanwhile, the Campaign to Protect Rural England has ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Member states must do more to promote mediation
PublicServiceEurope.comOctober 3, 2011

This can result in the preservation of a relationship, which might otherwise deteriorate due to a number of reasons associated with court cases, primarily heavy financial burdens. Mediation is of particular benefit in cases involving children as 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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Harsher penalties for animal cruelty coming to Queensland
My Sunshine Coast (press release)October 11, 2011

"Nor does it apply to domestic pets or farm livestock where the suffering is inflicted by the animal's owner. "The new law will plug this gap and give all animals protection in law and help make sure thugs get the punishment they deserve. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Westinghouse Solar, Aker Biomarine, BSkyB: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekOctober 5, 2011

“Unfortunately, we believe that Zep Solar, Canadian Solar and others have not appropriately recognized Westinghouse Solar's intellectual property rights by incorporating a system -- the Zep System -- that we contend infringes certain of our patents,” ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Danziger & De Llano Now Offers Free Consultation for Mesothelioma Cases
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 3, 2011

Danziger & De Llano, LLP is a law firm that offers specialization in Mesothelioma cases. Those who are suffering with the disease or have loved ones who have been diagnosed can contact the law firm to receive a free consultation for their case. ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Chiyangwa takes control of AAG
New Zimbabwe.comOctober 18, 2011

by Staff Reporter PROPERTY tycoon Phillip Chiyangwa had declared himself acting Affirmative Action Group (AAG) president after five executives quit on Sunday. AAG president Supa Mandiwanzira and four other executives announced they were leaving during ...more »

2nd aviation company to expand in southeast Kansas
CanadianBusiness.comOctober 4, 2011

(AP) — A second aviation components manufacturer in a matter of weeks has announced expansion plans that will bring jobs to southeastern Kansas, a welcome development for the region of the state with the highest unemployment rate. ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Anne Peterson: Remaining roommate is 'jointly and severally' responsible for ...
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

The lease states that the tenant must repaint any room that requires two coats of paint to cover. The landlord gives rooms a single coat of paint to freshen them up when new tenants come in, I guess. Anyway, my lease will be up next month, ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Professor of law to speak at AAUW meeting
nwitimes.comOctober 2, 2011

Professor Stuart practiced law for 11 years in Indianapolis after a three-year clerkship with the Indiana Court of Appeals. Her practice focused on education, labor and employment law, but also included commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters. ...more »

Litigation
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SEC Asks Apple CFO for Information on Nokia Patent Litigation Settlement
BloombergOctober 3, 2011

The US Securities and Exchange Commission asked Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer for information on the financial terms of a patent litigation settlement with Nokia Oyj. ...more »

Business Law
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Whalen Responds To Political Ad
Ashland CurrentOctober 2, 2011

The Facebook advertising was a proper and legal expense up until the recall date of 8-22-11 and it will be after the election is over. The difficulty is that there can be no appearance of using City funds for political purposes, so during the recall ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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US debts forcing big military cuts, but where?
The Associated PressOctober 12, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the nation deep in debt and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, the military knows it's in for painful spending cuts. But where? Touch military benefits and face the wrath of Congress — and a network of veterans ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Upper Darby man hit with child porn rap
Delaware County Daily TimesOctober 15, 2011

An Upper Darby man told authorities he has fantasized about having inappropriate contact with young girls in his family, according to a charging document filed Friday by the Delaware County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Calif. man found alive by his children after wreck
Boston GlobeOctober 1, 2011

The body found in the car could not be visually identified due to decomposition, but Gelfand's son-in-law Will Matlack said the family had been contacted by the coroner's office, which was trying to match fingerprints or dental records to make a ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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High court may factor in election
Boston GlobeOctober 2, 2011

The Obama administration's request last week that the justices resolve whether the health care law is constitutional makes it more likely than not that they will deliver their verdict by June 2012, just as Obama and his Republican opponent charge ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Hire A Brooklyn Personal Injury Attorney For Legal Claims
Prfire (press release)October 4, 2011

Using the experience of a Bronx personal injury attorney, the Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish can provide the help and guidance you need to make a case. A lawyer will support you throughout your case and gather evidence required. ...more »

Consumer Protection
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If you didn't order it, you don't pay
Independent OnlineOctober 3, 2011

The Consumer Protection Act saves purchasers from being hounded for unsolicited goods. The bottom line is that if you didn t order it, you are not obliged to pay for it. Two years ago I wrote about a Johannesburg-based company called Haltrex Systems ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Ellwein gets real about law
Napa Valley RegisterOctober 5, 2011

“I hated my real property class in law school,” Ellwein admitted. But after getting a job at a firm that publishes real estate law, “I ended up liking it a lot,” she said. “There is always something new to learn. It just fascinated me. ...more »

Women to Watch: Change of jobs let attorney apply law in new ways
Memphis Commercial AppealOctober 2, 2011

Pam Skelton relaxes at one of her favorite spots, Otherlands coffee shop in Cooper-Young. "This is the perfect time of year in Memphis," the attorney says. Pam Skelton, a former litigator and assistant ...more »

Sports Law
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Q&A with football coach Mike Leach
Los Angeles TimesOctober 3, 2011

Possessing a law degree from Pepperdine, Leach did not shrink. His legal team secured emails revealing university leaders discussing the possibility of dismissing him a year earlier, and poked numerous holes in the account of James' son, Adam, ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Vermont investigates fingerprint lab work
Boston GlobeOctober 8, 2011

Harnett's motion also mentions a July 6 letter from a lawyer for the Department of Public Safety, Rosemary Gretkowski, to the office of Bennington County State's Attorney Erica Marthage. “The letter suggests that Ann Horsman committed misconduct in ...more »

Legal & Public Notices 10/16/11- Substitute Trustee's Sales, Trustee's Sales ...
Murfreesboro PostOctober 17, 2011

57 ON THE PLAN OF BRANDYWINE SUBDIVISION, PH II, A PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, AS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 17, PAGE 52, REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR SAID COUNTY, TO WHICH PLAT REFERENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE LEGAL DESCRIPTION. ...more »

Tanzania: Vestiges of Gender Discrimination in Labour Laws
AllAfrica.comOctober 6, 2011

Tanzania has been praised, in different quarters, for enacting laws that promote, at least in spirit, gender equity. To a large extent this perception has been reinforced by the removal in some cases or promotion in other cases of seemingly blatant ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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APNewsBreak: Feds target CA pot dispensaries
CBS NewsOctober 6, 2011

They state that federal law "takes precedence over state law and applies regardless of the particular uses for which a dispensary is selling and distributing marijuana." "Under United States law, a dispensary's operations involving sales and ...more »

Environmental Law
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Domestically Produced Propane Prominent at Virginia Energy Conference
PR Web (press release)October 18, 2011

The commonwealth, in an effort to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and create jobs, is seeking to replace its state-owned fleet with a domestic alternative fuel. For more information on PERC and its programs, visit propanecouncil.org. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Helping Out for Oct. 5, 2011
Charleston Regional BusinessOctober 5, 2011

Legal Help with Wills, Estates and Probate. 6-7:30 pm Thursday, Main Library, 68 Calhoun St. Attorney George E. Morrison will come to the library for a free legal clinic about wills, estates and probate issues. This event is co-sponsored by the SC Bar ...more »

Family Law
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Family Minister hails law on domestic violence
AngolaPressOctober 5, 2011

Benguela – The Minister of Family and Woman Promotion, Genoveva Lino, said on Tuesday in the central Benguela province that the law on domestic violence, into force since July this year, is an important tool to combat practices that contributes to the ...more »

Workers Compensation
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RetailFirst Insurance Group Earns B++ (Good) Rating from A.M. Best
Sacramento BeeOctober 5, 2011

RetailFirst and BusinessFirst are Florida-based monoline workers' compensation carriers, with total assets of $269.8 million, and a policyholder surplus of $128.3 million as of June 30, 2011. Both are backed by a top-rated reinsurance company, ...more »

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