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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 »

Listeria outbreak: Victims file lawsuits, but will they receive damages?
Christian Science MonitorOctober 1, 2011

It wasn't long after officials linked a listeria outbreak with cantaloupe from a Colorado farm that wrongful-death and personal-injury lawsuits began to be filed. The outbreak, which is the deadliest food crisis in more than a decade, has killed at ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Leagle.comOctober 3, 2011

Petitioner further contends that the Hearing Officer failed to complete the Tier III hearing in a timely manner. Although the hearing was completed more than 14 days after "the writing of the misbehavior report" (7 NYCRR 251-5.1 [b]), we nevertheless ...more »

Health Care Law
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Fate of New Entitlement Program Under Health Care Law in Doubt
Fox NewsOctober 1, 2011

The Obama administration's health care law not only revamped the nation's entire health care system, it also created a new entitlement -- one that some analysts say will never work. "This is the power of politics over common sense," Joe ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Democrats ought to like school choice
Columbus DispatchOctober 2, 2011

The Blue Jackets might also be more interested in the waiver wire than they were a week ago. The future has never been brighter in Columbus. I've covered every training camp since 2000-01, and there's never been this much competition for the final few ...more »

Immigration Law
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Alabama immigration law spurs exodus from schools
Detroit Free PressOctober 2, 2011

The Obama administration is appealing a judge's decision that upheld key parts of the law, saying immigration is a federal, not state, issue. / TAMIKA MOORE/Birmingham (Ala.) News via Associated BY JAY REEVES ASSOCIATED PRESS Students sit in the gym at ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Lack of math emphasis in schools doesn't add up
UPI.comOctober 2, 2011

US President Barack Obama discusses education at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Va., March 14, 2011. Obama called on Congress to reform the No Child Left Behind act. UPI/Leslie E. Kossoff/POOL Is ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Google Launches Trusted Stores Program
InformationWeekOctober 3, 2011

The purchase protection program allows customers to seek help from Google if a dispute arises. Google is offering up to $1000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases. The company describes its dispute resolution process on its website. ...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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Charles Short Insurance Says New Law Is Good News for Horse Lovers with Texas ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 2, 2011

The new law aims to protect barn operators and other industry professional from claims of equine-related injuries, and requires that business owners post signs around their property outlining the regulations. The markers will draw attention to the ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Hidden hooks in trademark bill 1, 2011

Kiwi businesses will need to get their trademark acts in order before New Zealand enters an international treaty next year that could prompt an intellectual property land-grab. A New Zealand intellectual property practice has issued the warning before ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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United Foreclosure Attorney Network (UFAN) Seeks Highly Qualified ...
PR Web (press release)October 3, 2011

Furthermore, the private attorney forum allows attorneys to communicate about current events in mortgage litigation. This communication will help attorneys know which legal theories are working and which are not. “The hope is that these communications ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Indians need affirmative action
Free Malaysia TodayOctober 3, 2011

To help them, Denison said the government should moot an affirmative action plan to assist the minority groups in the country. “And the plan should include all low income earners such as the aborigines and the indigenous people from East Malaysia. ...more »

People in Aviation: October 2011
Aviation International NewsOctober 2, 2011

John Reimers, CEO of Seattle-based Aviation Partners Boeing, has resigned. Mike Stowell, the company's chief technology officer and executive vp of engineering, will assume the role as acting CEO. Marc Viggiano, previously senior vp and director of ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Queens landlord seeks tenant for former JetBlue office space
The Real Deal New York (blog)October 3, 2011

Queens-based landlord Muss Development is searching for a new tenant to fill 200000 square feet of Class A space at 118-35 Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills, the current headquarters of JetBlue Airways, Crain's reported. The airline will be moving out ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Clifford Olson — Canada's national monster — dead at 71
Vancouver SunOctober 1, 2011

A monster. He was a personable, charming guy. When he walked into my office, it was the cops that looked bad." "Olson very fully appreciated the nature and quality of what he was doing," said his former lawyer Shantz. "That probably was the engine that ...more »

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PERSONNEL FILE: 19 Dinsmore attorneys named Lawyers of the Year
West Virginia RecordOctober 6, 2011

M. Gabrielle Hils, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants * Joseph L. Sallee Jr., Workers' Compensation Law - Employers * C. James Zeszutek, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants In total, 147 Dinsmore attorneys were selected by ...more »

Business Law
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Labour adverts slam Liberals' migrant boat stance
Herald SunOctober 2, 2011

LABOR has rolled out an advertising campaign attacking Tony Abbott for rejecting the Government's proposed migration law changes. The party-paid radio ads use a series of voices to ask questions such as, "Don't the Liberals support offshore processing? ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Wendy's and Veterans Advantage Honor Veteran and Military Families with ...
MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

Veterans Advantage, organized by US Military Veterans in 1999, has established the nation's leading card benefits program dedicated to "Giving Back to All Who Serve." The program's mission is to deliver new respect, recognition, and rewards for US ...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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Tennessee Personal Injury Lawyers at Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC ... (press release)October 7, 2011

The Tennessee personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Michael D. Ponce & Associates, PLLC hereby discuss the changes in Tennessee personal injury law that have been imposed now that the Tennessee Civil Justice Act of 2011 has taken effect as of ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Thomas Confirmation Hearings Had Ripple Effect
NPROctober 11, 2011

Thomas is not just a member of the conservative block of Supreme Court justices. He is, without doubt, the most conservative justice, willing to regularly strike down long-accepted case law that has been in place for decades, in some cases for as much ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Malpractice Carrier Need Not Cover Solo's Legal Work at Accounting Firm, Judge ...
The American LawyerOctober 2, 2011

In 1999 and 2000, Falk and his Moore Stephens colleagues were preparing a qualified personal residence trust for the Ventrice family, relating to property in Islamorada, Fla., in which Ann Ventrice held an interest. In October 2000, Falk left Moore ...more »

Consumer Protection
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ICICI asked to pay Rs 4000 compensation to credit card holder
IBNLive.comOctober 1, 2011

It was of the opinion that the act of the bank was unwarranted and without following any legal procedure. Hence the bank was responsible for deficiency in services as per the Consumer Protection Act and is required to compensate the complainant, ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Upcoming real estate events
Detroit Free PressOctober 2, 2011

Lori Chmura of Middleton Training will present an update on real estate law and practices for six hours of state-mandated real estate continuing education. Only one of the two classes is required. $80 registration fee for BIA members, ...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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Redesign the IRS Web Site
ForbesOctober 4, 2011

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns. ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Homewood attorney suspended for stealing from deceased client
Chicago TribuneOctober 10, 2011

A Homewood criminal defense attorney who forged his recently deceased client's name on legal papers and lied to a judge so he could pocket the dead man's jail bond has been ordered suspended for a year and until he ...more »

Asset Protection Specialists Share How to Minimize Taxes This Year, Best Ways ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 10, 2011

While average Americans pay more than 30 percent of their annual income in taxes, the website states that 80 percent of Americans are actually overpaying their taxes. Tax Solutions of America, which provides tax information and resources, ...more »

Q & A Session – Personal Liability for Age Discrimination
Federal Times (blog)October 4, 2011

Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience. If an employee feels that his supervisor is guilty of age discrimination, ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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It's important to be aware of asset transfer laws
The Prairie StarOctober 5, 2011

It is important for individuals to be aware of these changes in the law for asset transfers as it pertains to their personal situation. Financial planning is a complex process that should involve your financial advisor and an Elder Care attorney who ...more »

Environmental Law
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Kazakhstan intends to increase electricity production from renewable sources
Trend News AgencyOctober 5, 2011

He said despite the fact that Kazakhstan created all the conditions to attract investments in the energy sector, at present, the government conducts work to amend the law on renewable energy sources. "This will create a new additional impetus and ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Husband of crooked lawyer ordered to pay back money stolen from clients' estates
Grantham TodayOctober 3, 2011

32-year-old Laverick, who was the head of the wills and probate department at the Grantham office of the 200-year-old firm Chattertons, spent the money on a deposit for a second home, a Jaguar car and to pay off household bills. ...more »

Family Law
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Developer's Family Sues Over Retroactive Estate Tax
Hartford CourantOctober 3, 2011

"This only affects a very small number of people — people who died between January and May, when they passed the law, and people with estates over $2 million,'' said Stephen R. Bellis, a New Haven attorney representing the family. ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Warnings arise of sticker shock in '12 workers comp costs
North Bay Business JournalOctober 3, 2011

NORTH BAY — The Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau, the body that oversees and makes recommendations for the workers comp sector, has officially recommended a 1.8 percent decrease in pure premium ...more »


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