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How recent oil and gas discoveries will impact Ohio businesses and landowners
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

Smart Business asked Huntsberger what Utica Shale drilling means for Ohio. Why does the Utica Shale hold so much promise for Ohio? The Utica Shale formation appears to hold significant amounts of 'wet' gas and oil. The wet gas has elements in it that ...more »

GB govt to impose income tax on corporate sector
The News InternationalOctober 1, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The Gilgit-Baltistan government on Friday formally decided to impose income tax on corporate sector, registered firms and corporations and salaried class and piece of legislation is expected to be tabled in Gilgit-Baltistan ...more »

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Administrative Law
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The New Driving While Black: Walking While Looking Illegal
Huffington PostOctober 4, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of law enforcement men (and women) hours will be spent along with related judicial and administrative hearings. Jails will be filled. A miniscule number will be discovered and punished and some deported. But nevertheless, 20 to 40 ...more »

Health Care Law
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Reply to comment
California Progress ReportOctober 11, 2011

Today, the caregiver involved in the cases has been charged with four felonies and one misdemeanor count of financial elder abuse and is currently awaiting trial. While LeBoeuf was saved from financial ruin, many seniors aren't so lucky. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Momentous Term for the 'Kennedy Court'?
ABA JournalOctober 3, 2011

Editor's Note: On this First Monday in October as justices convene for the US Supreme Court's fall term, the ABA Journal welcomes constitutional law scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, who will write a regular online column for the ABA ...more »

Immigration Law
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As Supreme Court Begins New Term, Immigration Looms Large
New America MediaOctober 3, 2011

Cecillia Wang, director of the Immigration Project of the ACLU in San Francisco, called the Arizona decision “very limited” and directed at Arizona's licensing law. “It is not carte blanche to regulate the employment of immigrants,” she said. ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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St. Tammany Parish Council punts decision on Lacombe waste transfer station
NOLA.comOctober 7, 2011

Parish Attorney Neil Hall said he was concerned that the judge's ruling that certain industrial zoning regulations in the Unified Development Code are unconstitutional could open the parish to future legal problems. Council administrator Mike Sevante ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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NBA PM: The Waiting is the Hardest Part
HoopsWorldOctober 4, 2011

As most of you know, Tuesday was supposed to be “Doomsday” for the NBA's bothersome labor dispute. Both the players and the commissioner David Stern have stressed that major strides had to be made over this past weekend for there to be ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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Clubs, Manufacturers Can Lessen Lawsuit Possibilities
Insurance News Net (press release)October 4, 2011

And all of those things aren't covered by insurance. So anything club operators can do to stop litigation at the club level is a good thing.” Avoiding lawsuits also keeps equipment costs from rising since manufacturers build insurance costs into the ...more »

Animal Law
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Prosecutors' focus attention on animal cruelty
Sun-SentinelOctober 10, 2011

Investigators have some 300 ongoing cases, most of them for animal neglect, and now a dedicated prosecutor will provide a central coordination point for Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control and other law-enforcement officers. ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Kilopass Non Volatile Memory XPM Intellectual Property Core Holds ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)October 4, 2011

Kilopass Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of embedded NVM intellectual property, leverages standard logic CMOS processes to deliver one-time programmable (OTP) and many-time programmable (MTP) memory. With 58 patents granted or pending and more ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Thomas hearing: Attorneys warned about testimony
AZ Central.comOctober 1, 2011

Throughout the hearing, the attorneys have been questioned about their dealings with the Board of Supervisors on issues ranging from contracts dealing with construction of a $340 million court tower and the board's desire to maintain a civil litigation...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Fordham Holds A REAL Affirmative Action Bake Sale
Care2.com (blog)October 11, 2011

The controversial “Increase Diversity Bake Sale” was intended, said its organizers, to be a (sarcastic) comment on the University of California's plan to adopt affirmative action policies, thereby creating a “double standard”: Thus, “White/Caucasian” ...more »

Our Opinion: Sky's the limit for air show
Times Record NewsOctober 1, 2011

No, what you'll see in the skies this weekend won't be Superman, but a super display of aviation finesse. Also a super showcase of Sheppard Air Force Base's connection to aviation's past, present and future, as well as its invaluable mission to the US ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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How your attorney can save you money on lease negotiations
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

While conducting your search for an attorney, it is important to look for specific experience in commercial leasing as it is a unique area of law that has become much more sophisticated over the last few decades. Richard Mersman is a partner with The ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Jefferson Co. truck stop wins TDOT contract, buys equipment, shuts down
WBIR-TVOctober 1, 2011

The following year, in 2003, Lewis filed his first bankruptcy claim, emerging from it in 2005. Then, while still on probation from his earlier crimes, he found himself in trouble with the law again. In April 2010, he was charged with 10 felony counts ...more »

Litigation
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SEC Names Conley Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, Appeals
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- The US Securities and Exchange Commission named Michael Conley, an 11-year veteran of the agency, deputy general counsel for enforcement matters, appellate cases and adjudication. Conley, 48, is taking over the ...more »

Business Law
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AP Exclusive: US fugitive claims new identity
Sacramento BeeOctober 1, 2011

AP LISBON, Portugal -- The lawyer for George Wright says the captured American fugitive will claim a new identity to prevent the US from extraditing him. Lawyer Manuel Luis Ferreira had told The Associated Press that Wright became a Portuguese citizen, ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Republicans, Democrats Differ on How to Save Defense Budget
BusinessWeekOctober 14, 2011

The “combined effects will have a devastating impact on the fiscal and quality of life of military retirees.” Military benefits must be viewed with the dangers and the extended absences from family in mind, McKeon said. The benefits must also be ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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UN rights official urges lese majeste law reform
The NationOctober 10, 2011

He raised concern over use of the Computer Crimes Act by the Information and Communications Technology Ministry, in cooperation with the Royal Thai Army, to reportedly block hundreds of thousands of websites containing commentary on the Thai monarchy. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Judge blasts personal-injury lawyer for running P2P "shake down"
Ars TechnicaOctober 6, 2011

By Nate Anderson | Published October 6, 2011 5:22 PM Richmond, Virginia lawyer D. Wayne O'Bryan runs, as his website puts it, "a small law firm designed for personalized and professional legal services for dog attack injury and negligence claims. ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Issue 3 called symbolic
Cincinnati.comOctober 2, 2011

In short, it would allow Ohioans to opt out of the so-called "individual mandate" of President Barack Obama's health care law. The Affordable Health Care Act requires that all Americans have health insurance by 2014, either through keeping their ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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On the Move
Jackson Clarion LedgerOctober 23, 2011

They are: Edward A. Wilmesherr, administrative/regulatory, banking and finance, corporate, financial services regulation and mergers & acquisitions; John C. Henegan, appellate practice, bet-the-company, commercial litigation, litigation-antitrust and ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Massmart, SABS agree to help SMEs
CitizenOctober 11, 2011

"The Consumer Protection Act that came into effect in April 2011 fuelled the initiative," Massmart CEO Grant Pattison told media in Johannesburg. "We recognise the opportunity to develop our local supplier base while ensuring safer, higher quality ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Bryan Pelino Joins Offit Kurman
Citybizlist (press release)October 3, 2011

With offices serving Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Wilmington, Offit Kurman is a trusted legal advisor for commercial litigation, insurance recovery, business law, real estate, intellectual property, entertainment and media, ...more »

Experts say flood of suits vs. coaches unlikely in wake of Calipari, Rose case
Memphis Commercial AppealOctober 12, 2011

The settlement came to light Friday in a story in The Commercial Appeal, which obtained the agreement in a public records request from the U of M. Mark Conrad, who teaches sports law classes at Fordham University, doesn't think the case will spawn a ...more »

Sports Law
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Cavs' Michael ready to make right call
Fox Sports OhioOctober 7, 2011

So much, in fact, he gave up a career in construction law to pursue it. “Even when I was practicing law, broadcasting was always something I was interested in,” he told FOX Sports Ohio. “I don't hunt, I don't fish. I've just always watched sports and ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Haggerty Defense Grills Mayor Over Campaign Spending
NY1October 3, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the witness stand in Manhattan criminal court today in the trial against a former political aide accused of stealing $1.1 million intended for ballot security. Former political consultant John Haggerty is charged with grand ...more »

Strive to Excel files for tax deadline extension
Hilton Head Island PacketOctober 18, 2011

The IRS allows an automatic three-month extension, he wrote, noting Strive has used the extension each of the past few years. The letter included a copy of the extension application. Arundell declined a telephone interview Monday, but his letter ...more »

Browning asks court to scrap federal oversight of Florida election laws
Palm Beach PostOctober 11, 2011

Under changes to the Voting Rights Act approved by Congress in 1972, the preclearance is required for jurisdictions in which at the time less than 50 percent of the voting-age citizens were registered to vote or voted in the presidential election, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Law Enforcement Blotter 10/11
Brownwood News (blog)October 11, 2011

*10:10pm-Brownwood Police met with a complainant at the Law Enforcement Center who wished to report a possible case of Injury to the Elderly as well as exploitation in the 700 block of Coggin Avenue. The victim was the complainant's uncle, ...more »

Environmental Law
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Bachmann's New Jobs Plan
National Review Online (blog)October 11, 2011

This includes specific strategies like reviving the logging, timber, mining and metals industries, and bringing federal lands back into productive activity by repealing radical environmental laws that kill access to natural resources. 7. ...more »

Wills & Probate
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How to fast-track life claims
Citywire.co.ukOctober 14, 2011

Ministry of Justice statistics reveal record numbers of contested probate and disputed wills cases. This shows that the key characteristics that ought to be present for the ABI process to apply cannot be taken for granted. A client's circumstances may ...more »

Family Law
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New Georgia immigration law produces more fear than effect
Chattanooga Times Free PressOctober 4, 2011

A federal judge allowed most of Alabama's immigration law to go into effect, now considered the strictest in the country. Among other things, school officials are required to check the immigration status of students. The law now allows police officers ...more »

Workers Compensation
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OLD TAYLOR PARTNERS, LLC v. RUEDA
Leagle.comOctober 17, 2011

Old Taylor Partners, LLC appeals from an Opinion of the Workers' Compensation Board, which reversed and remanded an Opinion, Award and Order of the Administrative Law Judge. The Board determined that Old Taylor Partners was an "up the ladder" employer ...more »

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