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Schools Consider Whether To Accept Major Advertising
WFMY News 2October 1, 2011

Whatever the case may be Guilford County wants to have some kind of policy in place. They hope to take next several months to come up with a policy. Davidson County Schools does not have a policy that allows major outside advertising. ...more »

A federal takeover of education
Washington PostOctober 1, 2011

Such federal aid to education came in 1965, the year of liberals living exuberantly, which produced Medicare and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The latter completed the long repudiation of the idea that some sectors of life are ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Hate group extremists are leading anti-gay amendment push
QNotesOctober 1, 2011

They're hasty consideration of the anti-LGBT constitutional amendment circumvented a true public hearing on the bill and betrayed Republicans' utter disrespect for their hallowed chambers, the law and the people of this great state. ...more »

Health Care Law
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Health Care law debate injected into mayor's race
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)October 5, 2011

8 mayoral election stood on the steps of City Hall this morning and called on him to back off his threat to veto legislation aimed at closing what they describe as a loophole in San Francisco's landmark health care law. The quartet of mayoral aspirants ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Dream Act California: What Gov. Brown's Bill Means for Students, Taxpayers
International Business TimesOctober 9, 2011

The Federal law, however, was filibustered and fell apart last year. It promoted a college education, but would have used it as an avenue to US citizenship. The California version does not (and cannot) create pathways for citizenship. ...more »

Immigration Law
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The inside story: Univision's war with Rubio over immigration, drug report
MiamiHerald.com (blog)October 2, 2011

If Rubio appeared on Al Punto —Univision's national television show where the topic of immigration would likely be discussed — then the story of his brother-in-law's troubles would be softened or might not run at all, according to Univision insiders ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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State supports development of science in Kazakhstan
CaspionetOctober 1, 2011

Representatives of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies believe that this measure will assist the real sector of the economy in creating more competitive products. «As part of the law on state support for industrial and innovative development, ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Gary Hansen to Run for Minnesota House Seat
Patch.comOctober 3, 2011

He also works as a commercial arbitrator on the Minnesota Alternative Dispute Resolution Rule 114 Neutrals Roster, as well as a securities arbitrator for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota/North Dakota ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Burg Simpson Attorney, Peter W. Burg, Appointed To Craig Hospital Foundation ...
Insurance News Net (press release)October 3, 2011

Mr. Burg has developed a national reputation as a trial lawyer handling cases involving personal injury litigation, pharmaceutical mass torts and product liability claims. Mr. Burg serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm ...more »

Animal Law
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Beyond The Fur Ban: What's Next For Animal Rights?
Neon TommyOctober 4, 2011

Bryan Monell is one of the lead investigators for Last Chance for Animals (LCA), an animal rights organization based in Los Angeles. LCA has been tackling animal rights issues for over twenty years and handles multiple campaigns, such as exposing the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Intellectual Ventures Files Patent-Infringement Suit Versus Motorola
Wall Street JournalOctober 6, 2011

Intellectual Ventures filed a patent-infringement complaint against Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) in the US District Court of Delaware, claiming the smartphone and set-top box maker's products use its intellectual property without a license. ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Rate during year of death applied to tax
Centre Daily TimesOctober 1, 2011

asbestos litigation. The litigation was finalized in 2011 and payment was made to the estate. What type or amount of inheritance tax is paid in such a situation? A:If the decedent died in 1988, then the tax rate that applied in 1988 ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Affirmative action bake sale misses the point
Highlander NewspaperOctober 4, 2011

27, 2011, members of the Young Republicans at The University of California at Berkeley staged an "Affirmative Action Bake Sale" in protest of the concept of affirmative action at public universities. The protest offered cupcakes to individuals at ...more »

Goodrich acquires private Winslow Marine Corp.
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

Goodrich Corp. said Monday it has acquired Winslow Marine Products Corp., which provides life rafts to the corporate aviation, helicopter and marine markets. The transaction closed Sept. 30; the company didn't disclose the terms of the sale. ...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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Nashville People in Business
The TennesseanOctober 2, 2011

... creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and litigation-bankruptcy; Mary Taylor Gallagher for railroad law; Dan Haskell for government relations practice; Andra J. Hedrick for trusts and estates; Allen D. Lentz for corporate law; ...more »

Litigation
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IGT Reaches Agreement with Aristocrat to Settle Patent Litigation
Sacramento BeeOctober 3, 2011

This settlement ends all present patent litigation between IGT and Aristocrat and their subsidiaries. "IGT is pleased that we were able to reach an agreement with Aristocrat and put these disputes behind us," said Robert G. Melendres, ...more »

Business Law
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WealthTV to Air Organized Crime Drama Series 'Intelligence'
Sacramento BeeOctober 1, 2011

Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed. • Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience. • Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Maple barrier change would improve safety
Zanesville Times RecorderOctober 10, 2011

... to allow more vehicles into the Military Road turn lane will be up for an emergency vote Tuesday night during a city council meeting. Officials said there is no intent to benefit any particular business and increasing safety is the primary goal. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Hackers set sights on search engines
Brisbane TimesOctober 4, 2011

Mr Ducklin, of computer security firm Sophos, spoke about search engine poisoning at the National Identity and Hi Tech Crime Symposium on the Gold Coast today, hosted by Queensland Police's State Crime Operations Command Fraud and Corporate Crime Group ...more »

Personal Injury
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Lanyon Bowdler's personal injury team offer county-wide service
shropshirelive.com (press release)October 6, 2011

Lanyon Bowdler's personal injury team has been restructured in order to ensure quality legal advice, and support, is readily available across the firm's offices throughout Shropshire and Herefordshire. Partner Neil Lorimer heads this talented team of ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Cornell Scholar to Lecture on Campus
Skidmore NewsOctober 3, 2011

Bernadette A. Meyler, Professor of English and Law at Cornell University, will give the Ronald J. Fiscus Lecture on Constitutional Law on Thursday, Oct. 6. Her lecture, titled "Common Law Originalism: Constructing Constitutional Meaning from ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Attorney Ashley Campbell Receives the 2011 UNC School of Law Outstanding ...
PR.com (press release)October 6, 2011

The law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC is comprised of lawyers with extensive legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas. Ragsdale Liggett is equipped to handle all of a business' legal needs, including formation, day-to-day business...more »

Consumer Protection
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Will plain language laws have an impact on the way businesses and Government ...
Bizcommunity.comOctober 4, 2011

Much has been made of the new plain-language requirements of the Consumer Protection Act, National Credit Act, Companies Act, and other laws and regulations. However, we have not yet seen any rulings on cases specifically involving plain language. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Liquor query upheld
Cherry Hill Courier PostOctober 15, 2011

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, which owns the mall, has promised to pay the township $4 million to buy a total of four licenses at $1 million each. Some groups see this as an attempt to buy passage of the referendum while others say liquor ...more »

Morris County People in Business
Dailyrecord.comOctober 10, 2011

M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1980; his JD from Columbia University Law School in 1977; and his BA, BSE from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business in 1974. MORRISTOWN: Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland ...more »

Sports Law
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Running to keep AHS sports in shape
Attleboro Sun ChronicleOctober 3, 2011

These children need sports and activities. I'm here to support my daughter-in-law's (Lombardy) amazing efforts and also do my part," Joyce Lombardy of Smithfield, formerly of Attleboro, said. Jane Swenson of Cape Cod agreed that her daughter is helping ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Los Angeles Domestic Violence Lawyers, Weinrieb Law Firm, Expand Practice
DigitalJournal.com (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 »

2011 Santa Barbara City Council Q&A with Cruzito Cruz
NoozhawkOctober 6, 2011

My completion of the IRS Income Tax Preparation certification since 2005 to the present has enabled me to develop the keen understanding and legal principles to continue to be of service for all Santa Barbarans by earning your vote and vote of ...more »

A retirement policy that's past its prime
Fort Wayne Journal GazetteOctober 2, 2011

When federal lawmakers first addressed age discrimination more than 40 years ago, they carved out exceptions, including one for top executives in both the public and private sectors. Purdue's policy applies to that group – administrators in high ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Nationwide Incorporators Discusses the Latest Data from IACA Showing the ...
PR Web (press release)October 11, 2011

Is LLC Asset Protection Better Than a Corporation? According to Ross, it depends on the state where the LLC is formed. “Many states have statutes that protect the owners of an LLC from liability for any business claims. ...more »

Environmental Law
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Weekly Review: Kazakhstan improves investment climate and its social policy
Gazeta.KZOctober 10, 2011

In the context of realization of the economic diversification and industrial and innovation development plan the attraction of foreign investments becomes one of the pressing issues. In this regard, the Government works on further improvement of the ...more »

Wills & Probate
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On The Move
The LawyerOctober 10, 2011

Lichfield-based firm Keelys has bagged a new head of wills, trusts and probate in the shape of Erica Burt-Moore. She joins from Moseleys, where she was a partner. Armstrong Watson's corporate recovery division has announced the promotion of Dave Robson ...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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State to boost base rate for workers' comp
The Register-GuardOctober 1, 2011

The base rate employers pay for workers' compensation coverage will go up by an average of 1.9 percent in 2012 — the first increase since 1990, state officials said. The main reason for the increase is Oregon's stagnant economy, ...more »

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