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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 »

Ark. judges eye rainy day fund for financial help
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

Circuit Judge David Clark asked at the meeting. Weiss said courts have been aware of the potential crisis with the fund since 2009, but this year, revenues suddenly plummeted. Neither Weiss nor JD Gingerich, who directs the Administrative Office of the ...more »

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Administrative Law
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Sanity hearing in La. for beheaded boy's father
NBC 29 NewsOctober 18, 2011

More>> Illegal immigrants make plans for kids' care if they are arrested, deported under new Ala. law More>> THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Psychiatrists were scheduled to tell a Louisiana judge Tuesday whether they believe a man can help his lawyers defend him ...more »

Health Care Law
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Federal contraception law upsets Catholic colleges
Boston HeraldOctober 15, 2011

Dozens of schools and organizations have opposed the provision in the federal Affordable Care Act. The proposal, which would take effect Aug. 1, exempts some churches from including contraceptive coverage in the health care plans they offer, ...more »

Admiralty & Maritime Law
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Halifax Pop Explosion, Day 2: Rich Aucoin takes us to church, Pains of Being ...
Toronto.com (blog)October 20, 2011

Typically inclement Maritime weather and the last-minute relocation of Saturday's free outdoor show with Stars and Plants & Animals were causing a few headaches as Day 3 of the Halifax Pop Explosion commenced on Thursday, but the festival is already ...more »

Immigration Law
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Bloggings on Immigration Law and Policy
ILW.comOctober 17, 2011

The 11th Circuit has issued a ruling blocking additional parts of the Alabama immigration law including a provision making it a crime for immigrants to not have proper documentation of their status. Also, the provision requiring schoold to check the ...more »

Industrial Development Law
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PharmAthene Progresses Second Generation rPA Anthrax Vaccine
Sacramento BeeOctober 31, 2011

The use of recombinant vaccine technology employing modern, industrial biotechnology manufacturing processes provides the flexibility to produce a well-characterized product that can be rapidly scaled-up for production in the event of a national ...more »

Alternate Dispute Resolution
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Family Court demonstrates plodding British Columbia legal process
Vancouver SunOctober 5, 2011

If the resolution of a family property dispute is postponed for another six months - it is not like the nasty criminal accused goes free for delay of prosecution - it just means an ordinary life may be quietly ruined. That rarely makes headlines. ...more »

Insurance Litigation
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2011 Fifty Leading Business Women in Mississippi: Pamela E. Gunter ...
Insurance News Net (press release)October 29, 2011

"I represent companies and their insurance carriers in defending workers' compensation claims, handling a very large volume of claims for my clients," the Jackson native said. "I am responsible for litigation, negotration and management of the ...more »

Animal Law
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PETA lawsuit seeks to expand animal rights for orcas
Juneau EmpireOctober 28, 2011

An African-American constitutional expert, Nicholas Johnson of Fordham University School of Law, said he could understand why some blacks might be insulted by the lawsuit, but didn't share that reaction: “I'm more entertained by it in the legal context ...more »

Intellectual Property
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Canadians are an inventive lot, but have trouble making it pay
Globe and MailOctober 3, 2011

But almost without notice, Canada is losing something far more valuable than fertilizer or hockey talent: knowledge and intellectual property. These are the natural resources of Canada's future, and they're slipping from our grasp at an alarming rate, ...more »

Asbestos Litigation
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HOWARD v. A.W. CHESTERTON COMPANY
Leagle.comOctober 31, 2011

Appellants, Margaret Howard and Robert Howard, co-executors of the estate of John C. Ravert (Ravert), deceased, and plaintiffs in the underlying asbestos mass tort litigation, appeal from the judgment entered October 5, 2010, ...more »

Labor & Employment Law
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Commentary: The Dream of a Post-Racial America Is a Cop Out
BETOctober 5, 2011

Forget about the so-called under-qualified “affirmative action” hires and students, the real problem is America's desire to put a quick fix on racism. By Naeesa Aziz When murmurs about an impending post-racial America began percolating after President ...more »

CANTWELL: NEW SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS WILL SUPPORT SPOKANE AVIATION JOBS
Military & Aerospace ElectronicsOctober 17, 2011

The growing aviation industry in Eastern Washington supports more than 8000 jobs, including at more than 80 employers. Cantwell tour Associated Painters on Sunday to highlight the impact of a new grant Cantwell backed that is enabling to train more ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Law
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City mulls policy that would crack down on landlords
Lawrence Journal WorldOctober 2, 2011

If property owners disagree, the appeal process would go to the City Commission — although a landlord always has the ability to sue the city in a court of law. “We're not going to be too quick to pull the trigger on any case,” said Jimenez. ...more »

Bankruptcy Law
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Law Enforcement Deal Won't Change For Scottsville
WINA AM 1070October 12, 2011

Documents filed in US Bankruptcy Court show the National Slavery Museum led by former governor Doug Wilder owes creditors more than $7 million. VDOT held an information session Thursday for contractors who want to know more about the Western Bypass ...more »

Litigation
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Palomar Medical Reports Financial Results For Third Quarter 2011
MarketWatch (press release)October 27, 2011

Revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 were $46.1 million, which included $29.8 million in royalty revenues as a result of the patent litigation settlement with Candela and Syneron. Excluding the patent litigation settlement, revenues were ...more »

Business Law
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7×7: It Just Went Over 49 Minutes (Surprise)
mediabistro.comOctober 4, 2011

So, we went to Saatchi & Saatchi NY's “7×7″ Advertising Week event just a couple of hours ago to represent our old editor/partner-in-crime MVH, who of course returned the favor by pointing out yours truly ...more »

Military Law & Military Benefits
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Federal Retirement Plans Cost Almost as Much as Social Security
ABC NewsOctober 2, 2011

The government paid a record $268 billion in pension and health benefits last year to 10 million former civil servants, military personnel and their dependents, about $100 billion more than was paid a decade earlier after adjusting for inflation. ...more »

Computer & Internet Related Crimes
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Addressing internet insecurity
iT NewsOctober 28, 2011

In a key observation, he said that when a computer network is infected someone should be able to disconnect it. The current situation cannot be allowed to continue. Internet crime, intellectual property and identity theft is growing. ...more »

Personal Injury
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Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Establish Website to Serve Accident and Injury ...
PR Web (press release)October 27, 2011

New website from the Accident Attorneys of Monge & Associates provides comprehensive information to those needing legal assistance with personal injury and wrongful death claims. We hope this site will help people get the information they need and ...more »

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights
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Volunteer lawyers help 'Occupy' protesters through legal system
Kansas City StarOctober 30, 2011

However, attorneys with no guild affiliation or history of protest involvement are also helping in the estimated 200 US cities where "occupy" protests have sprung up to oppose economic inequality and corporate greed. Criminal defense attorney Daphne ...more »

Professional Malpractice
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Did You Know... State Supreme Courts Routinely Find Tort Reform Damage Caps ...
InjuryBoard.comOctober 3, 2011

A cap on noneconomic damages diminishes tort liability for health care providers and diminishes the deterrent effect of tort law." Id. at 464. The Wisconsin Court found the burden of the non-economic damages cap fell entirely on the most seriously ...more »

Consumer Protection
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Congressional Hearing Scheduled on TCPA Legislation
ACA InternationalOctober 31, 2011

HR 3035 will modernize the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to allow businesses to use assistive telecommunications technology, such as predictive dialers, to contact consumers on their wireless numbers for calls that do not constitute a solicitation. ...more »

Real Estate Law
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SJC puts foreclosure sales in doubt
Boston GlobeOctober 19, 2011

“It leaves us nowhere,'' said Edward M. Bloom, president of the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts. “The residential housing market is never going to stabilize and grow until all of these properties that are in foreclosure are organized and ...more »

Who's financing HISD trustee campaigns? Vendors who do business with district
Your Houston NewsOctober 31, 2011

School board members' ties to district vendors – and their level of involvement in who gets lucrative contracts – have been under intense public scrutiny in recent months. The campaign finance data additional questions about what vendors expect in ...more »

Sports Law
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ICC in talks with Interpol to fight corruption
ESPNcricinfo.comOctober 1, 2011

At a World Sports Law Report conference, Flanagan called for greater co-operation between sports associations to combat the problem of corruption. "I'm pretty certain that the bad guys within the sports and the malicious criminals - people outside ...more »

Criminal Defense
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Tulsa attorney pleads guilty to workers' comp fraud
NewsOK.comOctober 26, 2011

Tulsa attorney is accused of embezzling more than $1 million from clients, according to the Oklahoma attorney general's office. BY MICHAEL MCNUTT mmcnutt@opubco.com TULSA — A longtime Tulsa criminal defense attorney has pleaded guilty in Tulsa County ...more »

Two US Army Corps of Engineers Employees and Two Others Indicted in $20 ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)October 4, 2011

According to the indictment, Kerry Khan and Alexander helped funnel more than $45 million in payments to a favored company through a federal government contract they oversaw, with plans to steer hundreds of millions more to the business. ...more »

DANG v. SOLAR TURBINES INC.
Leagle.comOctober 10, 2011

The district court properly granted summary judgment on Dang's claims under Title VII, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA") because Dang failed to exhaust his administrative remedies. ...more »

Trusts & Estate Planning
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IT solution providers look for electronic waste management opportunities
SearchITChannel.comOctober 4, 2011

Colin Curtis, director of sustainability for Dimension Data, said it makes the most sense to have asset recovery conversations when clients are evaluating new infrastructure investments. The very local nature of e-waste disposal laws around the world ...more »

Environmental Law
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Open land tempting for solar projects
Boston GlobeOctober 2, 2011

(Producers of energy from renewable sources such as solar earn “renewable energy credits'' that can be sold to big energy companies, Lusardi said. A state law requires power companies to acquire a certain percentage of their total energy from green ...more »

Wills & Probate
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Revamp of funeral firm creates 100 new jobs
Herald ScotlandOctober 17, 2011

It sells end of life products relating to wills, pre-paid probate, powers of attorney, and asset protection, as well as some insurance plans. However, Golden Charter will not move into the “over-50s” insurance product market which has been attracting ...more »

Family Law
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Shatter denies Bill will not deal with family law cases
Irish TimesOctober 31, 2011

MINISTER FOR Justice Alan Shatter has denied that his proposed Legal Services Regulation Bill will prevent adjudications on costs in family law proceedings from being published. Mr Shatter told The Irish Times that measures to deal with disputed costs ...more »

Workers Compensation
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Verdicts & Settlements October 24, 2011: School bus driver wins workers' comp...
Insurance News Net (press release)October 31, 2011

A West Plains School District bus driver who fell while cleaning her bus won $309833 in her workers' compensation case. As part of Aleeta Eberle's job, she was responsible for keeping the bus clean, including removing trash and other debris. ...more »

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