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East Fallowfield appeals decision by zoning hearing board
Daily Local NewsOctober 1, 2011

EAST FALLOWFIELD — Township supervisors did not properly vote to pursue an appeal of a zoning hearing board decision, according to a state Sunshine Law expert. Teri Henning, an attorney with the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, ...more »

Freeport ready to renegotiate contract with RI government
Jakarta PostOctober 1, 2011

Despite the 2008 law on institution income tax stating that mining companies have pay only 25 percent institution income tax on its total profits, the contract stipulates that the company must pay 35 percent. Minerals and Coal Director General Thamrin ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Mountaineer Idol's 'country night' benefits Children's Hospital
The Daily AthenaeumOctober 17, 2011

Judges for the evening included Administrative Assistant for the Associate Provost of Academic Affairs Shirley Robinson, former WVU first lady Susan Hardesty, President of the WVU Panhellenic Council Courtney Hooper, 2011 Miss West Virginia's ...more »

Health Care Law
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Time to take stock of health
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 17, 2011

Open enrollment will bring fewer changes this year than in 2010, when some early elements of the new health care law kicked in, such as expanded preventive care coverage and the ability to add adult children up to age 26 to family plans. ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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A dose of New Wave, jazz and more jazz
Inquirer.netOctober 17, 2011

Jones was particularly engaging—his pleasing vocals giving life to the enduring optimism of his songs. His synthesizer-based sound resonated throughout the Big Dome and energized the crowd, quite a feat considering that his act consisted of just a ...more »

Immigration Law
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Court ruling on Alabama immigration law could have implications for Georgia
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 18, 2011

A federal appeals court's decision Friday to not suspend part of Alabama's tough new immigration law is drawing mixed reactions from Georgians embroiled in a court fight over a similar measure here. Proponents of Georgia's law said the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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Tepco 'Deal With Devil' Signals End to Japan's Postwar Era
BusinessWeekOctober 21, 2011

“Now that we have a law in place, Japan will have to catch up.” The renewable energy lobby faces a massive task to overcome political support for the utilities even as public opinion turns against atomic power, according to Taro Kono, a politician with ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Business Briefs: Oct. 2, 2011
St. Augustine RecordOctober 1, 2011

Greenfield Law also offers litigation services. Located on Anastasia Island, across from the post office, Greenfield Law offers free 30 minute consultations. Call 501-4912 or go to for information. Submit business briefs to ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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PERSPECTIVES: Meeting the mission
Business InsuranceOctober 30, 2011

Each person who settled is having their case reviewed and evaluated individually by a neutral party experienced in this type of litigation. Almost all of the more than 10100 who accepted the settlement also have received a special insurance policy that ...more »

Animal Law
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Animal control officer arrested in drug case
Cullman Times OnlineOctober 2, 2011

He was pulled over and taken into custody by law enforcement following the alleged purchase. Cullman Police Department Assistant Chief Craig Green said Animal Control Director Tim McCoy was contacted before the controlled sell, which was monitored by ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Tech Weekly Live: Tech City Talk (Intellectual Property) reading list
The Guardian (blog)October 31, 2011

Feargal Sharkey, CEO of UK Music, will be debating intellectual property in the digital age with Minister Ed Vaizey and Prof Ian Hargreaves at tonight's Tech Weekly Tech City Talk. Photograph: Guardian If you have anything to say about intellectual ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Obtains Settlement for Mesothelioma Victim (press release)October 27, 2011

Mass torts law firm Weitz & Luxenberg PC recently obtained a substantial settlement for a client in an asbestos case. The man was exposed to the deadly substance from the 1950s to the 1980s while serving in the Navy aboard the USS California and later ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Conservative lawyer to discuss UW-Madison affirmative action
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)October 17, 2011

Clegg's address, "Affirmative Action at the University of Wisconsin and Elsewhere During the Obama Era," is scheduled for noon at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. Reservations via email are recommended or by mailing this form to Daniel Kelly, Suite 1700, ...more »

UAE aviation authority inks deal with Ukraine
gulfnews.comOctober 17, 2011

Dubai: The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) signed an Air Services Agreement (ASA) with the Government of Ukraine in Abu Dhabi earlier this week. The agreement was initialed by Omar Bin Ghaleb, Deputy Director General of the UAE General ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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Legal Events Calendar: October 12, 2011
Brooklyn Daily EagleOctober 12, 2011

Oct. 24, CLE: Brooklyn Bar Association - Landlord-Tenant, 6-8 pm Approved for 2 CLE credits (Professional Practice). "Introduction to L&T: The ABC's of Landlord-Tenant Law." Speakers include Kings County Housing Court Bar Association President Michael ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Ex-Suprema cheese CEO seeks to overturn jail sentence
NorthJersey.comOctober 11, 2011

In particular, Lustberg did not find out until after the trial that "organized crime-controlled companies" with ties to another defendant had bought, or tried to buy, Suprema's assets in the bankruptcy sale.more »

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Ashurst exits continue as three litigation partners quit
The LawyerOctober 12, 2011

Ashurst litigation trio Michael Madden, Arundel McDougall and Wilson Thorburn are set to leave the firm, with practice head Madden taking a career break, McDougall retiring from the partnership and Thorburn heading off to join JPMorgan. ...more »

Business Law
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MIP deals: Prime Suspect, The Firm among early sellers, Lionsgate inks Latin ...
Screen InternationalOctober 3, 2011

US TV updates on Lynda La Plante's crime series and John Grisham's novel are selling well at MIPCOM. Screen International provides a range of effective advertising opportunities both in print and online. Our commercial team will work with you to build ...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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Ore. AG: 15 arrests in two-week, multi-agency child pornography investigation
The RepublicOctober 29, 2011

The effort was coordinated by the state Justice Department's Internet Crimes against children task force to combat online child exploitation. The attorney general's office says that in addition to the Arrests, 30 search warrants were served and 87 ...more »

Personal Injury
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Guest commentary: In catastrophic auto accidents, victims need unlimited ...
Detroit Free PressOctober 6, 2011

Lobbyists for insurance companies say these bills would reduce the personal injury protection portion of an insurance bill by 15%. The bills ask lawmakers to allow drivers to cap their injury and rehabilitation benefits, which would be a sweeping ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Check Your Constitutional Rights at the Classroom Door? Not on Our Watch.
American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)October 26, 2011

This decision comes on the heels of another drug-testing related triumph – on Monday, a district court judge in Florida ruled against a new law mandating drug tests for all applicants to the state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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McGuireWoods | McGuireWoods Partners Named Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyers of the Year
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)October 14, 2011

Mark E. Anderson, Raleigh Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Ronald D. Aucutt, Washington, DC, Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Dennis I. Belcher, Richmond Litigation - Trusts & Estates Lawyer of the Year Craig D. Bell, ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Feds To Help Students Make Better Student Loan Decisions
Consumer AffairsOctober 26, 2011

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created by the Dodd Frank Financial Reform Act, has set its sights on student loans as one of its first major areas of consumer protection. The new agency is teaming with the Department of Education to ...more »

Real Estate Law
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Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. to Hold Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ...
Bradenton HeraldOctober 31, 2011

Xinyuan is the first real estate developer from China to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the ...more »

U.K. Arrests Figure in Alcoa-Bahrain Bribery Probe
Wall Street JournalOctober 24, 2011

A key figure in a bribery investigation of Alcoa Inc.'s activities in Bahrain has been arrested in Britain, three years after law-enforcement officials began looking at millions of dollars allegedly paid to gain aluminum contracts. ...more »

Sports Law
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Did You Think Only Investors and Sports Teams Made Big Trades?
Fox NewsOctober 31, 2011

Rick Horrow is the "Sports Professor," and is the Sports Business Analyst for Fox Sports. He has been the Visiting Expert on Sports Law at the Harvard Law School, and has authored "When the Game Is on the Line" and "Beyond the Scoreboard: An Insider's ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Courthouse regulars knew lawyer 'Big Mike'
Tampabay.comOctober 20, 2011

Mr. Barbetta was a criminal defense attorney, known to many people around the Pinellas Criminal Courts complex as "Big Mike." He died Oct. 11 from what friends said were complications related to lap band surgery. The surgery was his latest of several ...more »

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


ECJ rules on retirement age of German pilots
International Law OfficeOctober 5, 2011

The ECJ therefore concluded that a general work ban, as determined by the collective agreement, constituted undue age discrimination which was not justified by the provision's aim (ie, to ensure air safety). This ECJ decision should not be construed as ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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Debt, Consumer Protection and Middle Class Wealth Building
New America Foundation (blog)October 5, 2011

Those were the topics on tap at yesterday's Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection hearing. As I mentioned yesterday, our own Ray Boshara (well, he's not all ours anymore) was on a crowded but extremely ...more »

Environmental Law
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Special Investigation: Who's Behind the "Information Attacks" on Climate ...
ThinkProgressOctober 31, 2011

“While we need freedom of information laws to hold public officials accountable, the law has exemptions for good reason,” said Francesca Grifo, director of the Scientific Integrity Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, one of the letter's ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Monmouth County surrogate candidates discuss management of office
Asbury Park PressOctober 19, 2011

In 2011, so far, Peters has spoken to 50 groups about wills and probate, she said. “I'ma very hands-on manager,” said Peters. “I've worked really hard and have done a good job.” “I thought the efficiency can be improved,” Steinhorn said. ...more »

Family Law
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Health-care law to save average Florida family $1520 per year by 2019, group says
Orlando SentinelOctober 27, 2011

WASHINGTON – The nation's controversial new health-care law will save the average Florida family $1520 a year by 2019, mostly because of lower premiums for the insured and expanded support for the uninsured, ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Workers' immigration status outside scope of Arkansas comp commission
Business InsuranceOctober 28, 2011

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—The Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission would be overstepping its bounds by asking whether residents are illegal immigrants, according to state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. The commission had sought to prevent undocumented ...more »


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