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HK not a dream destination for mainland graduates
China DailyOctober 1, 2011

The survey was conducted after the Hong Kong government relaxed restrictions on mainland youths studying and working in the city. In 2008, the Hong Kong Immigration Department started extending visas of mainland students who had earned at least a ...more »

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 »

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Administrative Law
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Detention hearing set for man accused of Pentagon plot
CNNOctober 3, 2011

A law enforcement official said Ferdaus posed no immediate danger to the public because undercover operatives kept in close contact with him. There is no information suggesting he was connected to a foreign terrorist organization, the source said, ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term
Centre Daily TimesOctober 3, 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 »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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5 Supreme Court Cases Entrepreneurs Should Watch
Inc.comOctober 7, 2011

Shay Dvoretzky, a partner at the law firm Jones Day law firm, tells The Wall Street Journal that the case "could be a blow to the business community if the court decides that parties must first comply with an administrative agency's order before they ...more »

Immigration Law
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New immigration law causes some Hispanics to flee
North Jefferson NewsOctober 4, 2011

By Ben Montgomery North Jefferson News NORTH JEFFERSON — North Jefferson schools, law enforcement and businesses are all facing changes this week after a federal judge opted not to block Alabama's new immigration law, meaning much of it is now in ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Bank of Israel - The government confirms the appointments of members of the ...
TMC NetOctober 10, 2011

Thereafter he served as CEO of the Bank for Industrial Development. Professor Nina Zaltzman, of the Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University, is a jurist and lecturer in property law, commercial law, and lien law. She has served as a member of the Bank of ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Beachwood City Council Election 2011: Mark Wachter
Patch.comOctober 4, 2011

My practice also includes serving as a mediator and arbitrator of commercial, business and construction disputes. This January, I will begin a term as Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Supreme Court: WPAHS lawsuit is alive
Pittsburgh Business TimesOctober 3, 2011

UPMC controls more than half of Allegheny County's hospital market and Highmark dominants the health insurance business in the region. In its lawsuit, WPAHS alleges that UPMC and Highmark conspired to financially squeeze WPAHS between 2002 and 2007 ...more »

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

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS: It becomes a misdemeanor crime, subject to a $1000 fine and possible jail time, to willfully post publicly the Social Security card number of another person. FORECLOSURE FRAUD REFORM: Homeowners facing foreclosure will have ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Groups Praise US, Seven Other Countries for Signing ACTA
PCWorldOctober 3, 2011

Representatives from Australia, Canada, Morocco, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore also signed ACTA, an agreement to help each other enforcement intellectual property laws and work together on border enforcement of counterfeit goods. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011

MEREDYTH COHEN HAVASY, Trial Attorney, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice, of Washington, DC, for respondent-appellee. With her on the brief were TONY WEST, Assistant Attorney General, JEANNE E. DAVIDSON, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Why We Are Having a REAL Affirmative Action Bake Sale At Fordham
Huffington Post (blog)October 6, 2011

The REAL Affirmative Action Bake Sale, organized by the Affirmative Action Senior Seminar at Fordham University, not only represents my classes' outrage at the "Promote Diversity" Bake sale organized by College Republicans at the University of ...more »

Aviation Heritage Center at Sheboygan County airport gets a piece of history
The Sheboygan PressOctober 3, 2011

Crews mount a Lockheed T-33 jet fighter outside the Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin at the Sheboygan County Memorial Airport last Saturday. The 1950s-era plane was restored over the last six years and will be formally unveiled Saturday in a ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Tenants urge judge to toss Pinnacle deal
New York Daily NewsOctober 12, 2011

State law requires landlords to verify registered rents when they buy a rent-stabilized building, and it holds them liable for overcharges. Last month, instead of being evicted, Moumouni won back rent and legal fees against Pinnacle in Housing Court ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Wife stands by husband accused of murder
MetroWest Daily NewsOctober 1, 2011

Lawyers for Treefon Manoloules, the first man to stand trial, have argued that the man's son didn't say anything about his father being involved until he'd been behind bars for nearly a year. Deborah Manoloules, when questioned about the events of Sept ...more »

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Goldcorp Declares Tenth Monthly Dividend Payment for 2011
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

This press release contains "forward-looking statements", within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial ...more »

Business Law
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Getting the job done: New Smyrna Beach Realtors board chief Ellen Darden
Daytona Beach News-JournalOctober 2, 2011

When you take the test to get your real estate license, does it focus more on what a person can or can't do under Florida law rather than ethics? Right. Florida law and then some other things that are specific, like land measurements and what closing ...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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Busted: Police unit saves UK £140m in crackdown on digital crime
Silicon.comOctober 3, 2011

... Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU), is an 85-strong team whose remit is to tackle those responsible for the most serious digital crime such as computer intrusion, distribution of malware, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and internet fraud. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Marathon Business Development Group Now Offers a Service Designed to ...
PR Web (press release)October 4, 2011

The group says, "People need personal injury attorneys, and or plaintiffs law firms for a million different reasons, and contrary many critics, personal injury, or plaintiffs attorneys play a vital role in keeping, individuals, big companies, ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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'No' to ballot amendments
Monroe News StarOctober 2, 2011

Voters should consider these amendments carefully, and part of that consideration should be whether these items actually belong in the state's constitution. A constitution is the basic, fundamental law that establishes governmental organization, ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Gov. Quinn touts database to check on doctors
Chicago TribuneOctober 19, 2011

It was taken offline last year when a medical malpractice reform law was struck down as unconstitutional by the Illinois Supreme Court. Quinn unveiled the database at the University of Illinois Medical Center. It allows consumers to check out their ...more »

Consumer Protection
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California passes its own conflict minerals legislation
Mining ReviewOctober 11, 2011

This legislation mirrors Section 1502 of the national legislation, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 ‒ simply referred to as the 'Dodd-Frank Act' ‒ which also aims at addressing the problem of conflict minerals ...more »

Real Estate Law
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SunHerald.comOctober 2, 2011

He is a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation, member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and former chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Blackwell practices in the Gulf Coast office with focus on gaming law, construction, ...more »

SocGen, BSkyB, Enterprise, Blackstone, S&P, AT&T in Court News
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

Menon dismissed suggestions from the US March report that Singapore's bank secrecy laws attract tax evaders and money launderers. An Icelandic court dismissed two of six charges against former Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde, limiting the scope of a ...more »

Sports Law
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Law or no law, the dirty games in sports will go on
Sunday Times.lkOctober 1, 2011

On surface it looks good and the subject covers almost every aspect of sports other than the conduct of the people who are going to implement them. We remember the then Sports Minister KB Ratnayake (1973) introduced the Sports Law to Sri Lanka to ...more »

Criminal Defense
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3 judicial candidates offer grab bag of styles for New Orleans Criminal Court ...
NOLA.comOctober 7, 2011

All three candidates are criminal defense attorneys and native New Orleanians. And that's where the similarities end. Sauviac eschews candidate forums and hasn't stirred up much by way of cash or political endorsements, saying he prefers to reach ...more »

IRS hits Oakland pot shop with $2.4M tax bill
The Associated PressOctober 4, 2011

DeAngelo has until Dec. 22 to contest the audit in tax court. The IRS has told him it is now reviewing Harborside's returns for 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, a handful of state officials have written House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, ...more »

Waller Lansden adds more than 15 to core practice groups
Nashville Post (subscription)October 14, 2011

Morgan Jones joins Waller Lansden as a staff attorney practicing in the area of commercial real estate. Jones represents clients in the acquisition, development, leasing, financing and disposition of commercial real property. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Property is the right way to build your SMSF's assets
The AustralianOctober 11, 2011

...laws and act against their own interests when making ill-advised property investments. He says the main problem SMSFs strike with direct property is to become involved in questionable related-party deals involving residential real estate. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Solaria Considers Tax Break in California Expansion
BusinessWeekOctober 1, 2011

Under a 2010 law, the state Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority can exempt sales taxes on equipment, the building or assembly of alternative-energy manufacturing and landfill-gas plants. The authority plans to vote on ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Attorneys to hold free legal clinic for veterans in League City
Ultimate Clear LakeOctober 11, 2011

No appointment will be necessary to attend the clinic. Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive advice and counsel from a volunteer attorney in any area of law, including family, wills and probate, consumer, real estate and tax law, ...more »

Family Law
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Fundraisers to help send family of slain Buckeye officer to DC
AZ Central.comOctober 3, 2011

"They do a bunch of counseling for family members. They have sibling counseling, they have child counseling (for) different ages, they have peer counseling, they have in-law counseling, parent counseling, spouse counseling." The department also will ...more »

Workers Compensation
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The Dollars and Sense of Workers' Compensation
PropertyCasualty360October 3, 2011

Getting injured employees back to work quickly—and providing positive communication and assistance during the rehabilitation process—has always been an important aspect of successful workers' compensation programs. Research consistently shows that ...more »


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